Central University of Haryana

Summary

Central University of Haryana
Central University of Haryana logo.png
MottoVidhyadhanam Sarvadhanapradhanam (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
Education is the unrivalled treasure of all
TypeCentral University
Established2009
ChancellorVacant
Vice-ChancellorProf. (Dr. ) Tankeshwar Kumar[1]
Location, ,
28°21′4″N 76°8′51″E / 28.35111°N 76.14750°E / 28.35111; 76.14750Coordinates: 28°21′4″N 76°8′51″E / 28.35111°N 76.14750°E / 28.35111; 76.14750
CampusRural area
AffiliationsUGC
Websitewww.cuh.ac.in
Gate of Central University of Haryana

Central University of Haryana, in Jant-Pali villages,[2] Mahendragarh district of Haryana, India,[3] has been established by an Act of Parliament: "The Central Universities Act, 2009" by the Government of India. The territorial jurisdiction of Central University of Haryana is for the whole of the Haryana.[4] The first Convocation of the University was held on 1 March 2014.[5] It is one of the 15 Central Universities established by MHRD, GoI.

The university operates from campus in Jant-Pali villages, Mahendergarh 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the Mahendergarh on the Mahendergarh-Bhiwani road.[citation needed] Prof. (Dr.) Tankeshwar Kumar is the current vice-chancellor of the university.[citation needed]

History

A Union University or Central University in India is established by the Department of Higher Education, normally by the Act of Parliament, unlike most universities which are established by state governments. This university was established under 12 more proposed Central Universities in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu in the year 2009 through an Act of Parliament: "The Central Universities Act, 2009" by the Government of India. The Central Universities Bill 2009 aims at creating one new central university each in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. It also seeks to convert Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya in Chhattisgarh, Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya in Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) and Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand into Central universities.[6]

Organisation and administration

Governance

The President of India is the Visitor of the university.[citation needed]

Departments

There are 11 Schools (30 Departments) in the University under which Graduation, Post Graduate,M.Phil and Ph.D courses are offered. The admission are entirely through Central University Common Entrance Test commonly known as CUCET. The available Schools are:

  • School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Chemical Sciences
  • School of Computer Science and Informatics
  • School of Earth, Environment and Space Studies
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • School of Language, Linguistics, Culture and Heritage
  • School of Law, Governance, Public Policy and Management
  • School of Basic sciences
  • School of Interdisciplinary and Applied Life Sciences
  • School of Engineering and Technology
  • School of Education

Controversy

Land fraud

When the land for the University was leased out by the villagers for a nominal rent, local and state leaders promised that the local villagers will be given priority for admission and jobs. Since then, M.M.Pallam Raju, Union Minister for Human Resource Development, has told the villagers that the Central Universities Act, 2009, does not allow reservations for jobs based on domicile. The people felt cheated and no relief was given to them.[7]

RSS leader speech

The University came under controversy and criticism when a senior leader of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Sunil Ambekar, presented a conference on "research methodology" without a research degree and as a chief guest organized by Central University of Haryana. Several scholars have questioned the option and asked if it comes under pressure from the government.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "President Ram Nath Kovind approves appointments of vice chancellors of 12 central universities: Ministry of education". The Times of India 13:29 IST. 23 July 2021. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Central varsity to come up at Mahendergarh". Indian Express. 24 February 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
  3. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India – Haryana". Tribuneindia.com. 25 February 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.prsindia.org/uploads/media/vikas_doc/docs/1241592408~~1235040259_central_University_Bill_2009.pdf
  5. ^ "Central University of Haryana holds its first Convocation". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Parliament passes bill to set 12 central news". The Times of India. 25 February 2009. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
  7. ^ Dhawan, Sunit (16 January 2013). "Denied quota at varsity, villagers feel cheated". The Tribune. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  8. ^ Mohanty, Basant Kumar (5 July 2020). "No research is no bar for speech". Telegraph India. Retrieved 8 July 2020.

External links

  • Official website