Union Minister for Minority Affairs K. Rahman Khan on Monday asserted that his Ministry’s Central University named after Tipu Sultan would be established at Srirangapatna and there was no change in the proposal.

Speaking to The Hindu over telephone from Lucknow, the Minister said his ministry and the Ministry of Human Resources Development were working out the modalities of setting up the five universities across the country for the uplift of minorities.

Mr. Khan said that after the modalities were worked out, the subject would go before the Union Cabinet in a month for its approval followed by issuing the government order for establishing the universities.

According to the Sukhdev Thorat Committee, the universities would provide courses in natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technology and medicine as the university, from time to time, determines, to make provisions for research, and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge. It said these universities shall promote cohesion, national integration, social harmony and secular character through curriculum, teaching, research and the culture of the university and shall open to all irrespective of gender, caste, religion or creed.

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