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NO. 15 OF 2019

[23rd July, 2019.]

An Act further to amend the Central Universities Act, 2009.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Seventieth Year of the Republic of India as follows:—

1. Short title and commencement.
(1) This Act may be called the Central Universities (Amendment) Act, 2019.
(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

2. Insertion of new sections 3C and 3D.
After section 3B of the Central Universities Act, 2009 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), the following sections shall be inserted, namely:—

“3C. Establishment of Central University of Andhra Pradesh.
There shall be established a University, which shall be a body corporate, to be known as the Central University of Andhra Pradesh, having its territorial jurisdiction extending to the whole of the State of Andhra Pradesh, as specified in the First Schedule to this Act.

3D. Establishment of Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh.
There shall be established a Tribal University, which shall be a body corporate, to be known as the Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh, having its territorial jurisdiction extending to the whole of the State of Andhra Pradesh, as specified in the First Schedule to this Act, to provide avenues of higher education and research facilities primarily for the tribal population of India.”.

3. Amendment of section 5.
In section 5 of the principal Act, the following proviso shall be inserted at the end, namely:—
“Provided that the Tribal University established under section 3D shall take additional measures for paying special attention to the tribal centric higher education and research, including art, culture and customs.”.

4. Substitution of new Schedule for First Schedule.
For the First Schedule to the principal Act, the following Schedule shall be substituted, namely:—

“THE FIRST SCHEDULE
[See section 3(4)]

Serial NoName of the stateName of the UniversityTerritorial jurisdiction
1.Andhra PradeshCentral University of Andhra PradeshWhole of the State of Andhra Pradesh.
2.Andhra PradeshCentral Tribal University of Andhra PradeshWhole of the State of Andhra Pradesh.
3.BiharCentral University of South BiharTerritory in the south of the River Ganges in the State of Bihar.
4.BiharMahatma Gandhi Central UniversityTerritory in the north of the River Ganges in the State of Bihar.
5.GujaratCentral University of GujaratWhole of the State of Gujarat.
6.HaryanaCentral University of HaryanaWhole of the State of Haryana.
7.Himachal PardeshCentral University of Himachal PardeshWhole of the State of Himachal Pardesh
8.Jammu and KashmirCentral University of KashmirKashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir
9.Jammu and KashmirCentral University of JammuJammu Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
10.JharkhandCentral University of JharkhandWhole of the State of Jharkhand.
11.KarnatakaCentral University of KarnatakaWhole of the State of Karnataka.
12.KeralaCentral University of KeralaWhole of the State of Kerala
13.OdishaCentral University of OdishaWhole of the State of Odisha.
14.PunjabCentral University of PunjabWhole of the State of Punjab.
15.RajasthanCentral University of RajasthanWhole of the State of Rajasthan.
16.Tamil NaduCentral University of Tamil NaduWhole of the State of Tamil Nadu.”.

DR . G. NARAYANA RAJU,
Secretary to the Govt. of India.

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