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 No||Name of the state||Name of the University||Territorial jurisdiction|
|1.||Andhra Pradesh||Central University of Andhra Pradesh||Whole of the State of Andhra Pradesh.|
|2.||Andhra Pradesh||Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh||Whole of the State of Andhra Pradesh.|
|3.||Bihar||Central University of South Bihar||Territory in the south of the River Ganges in the State of Bihar.|
|4.||Bihar||Mahatma Gandhi Central University||Territory in the north of the River Ganges in the State of Bihar.|
|5.||Gujarat||Central University of Gujarat||Whole of the State of Gujarat.|
|6.||Haryana||Central University of Haryana||Whole of the State of Haryana.|
|7.||Himachal Pardesh||Central University of Himachal Pardesh||Whole of the State of Himachal Pardesh|
|8.||Jammu and Kashmir||Central University of Kashmir||Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir|
|9.||Jammu and Kashmir||Central University of Jammu||Jammu Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.|
|10.||Jharkhand||Central University of Jharkhand||Whole of the State of Jharkhand.|
|11.||Karnataka||Central University of Karnataka||Whole of the State of Karnataka.|
|12.||Kerala||Central University of Kerala||Whole of the State of Kerala|
|13.||Odisha||Central University of Odisha||Whole of the State of Odisha.|
|14.||Punjab||Central University of Punjab||Whole of the State of Punjab.|
|15.||Rajasthan||Central University of Rajasthan||Whole of the State of Rajasthan.|
|16.||Tamil Nadu||Central University of Tamil Nadu||Whole of the State of Tamil Nadu.”.|
DR . G. NARAYANA RAJU,
Secretary to the Govt. of India.