4-day work to cover the 310 acres earmarked

: With the State government agreeing to set up the proposed Central University of Kerala (CUK) in the district, the administration will on Friday begin a detailed survey of the land under the control of the Plantation Corporation of Kerala at Periye.

The four-day survey of the earmarked 310 acres land would be carried out under the supervision of the district administration, CUK Vice-Chancellor Jancy James told The Hindu stating that she had received intimation to this effect from the District Collector.

Expressing happiness over the decision to choose Periye, which is situated along the National Highway 17, the Vice-Chancellor said the

the University proposed to be built at estimated cost of Rs.222 crore, would transform the relatively backward district into a major centre of learning. Several faculty members from India and abroad had expressed keen interest in being part of the institution, she added.

The CUK has submitted a proposal to the University Grants Commission (UGC) to set up a School of Medicine along with a public

health wing attached to the institution to facilitate research work in various medicinal branches such as epidemiology, study on

diseases and bio-statistics. However, the UGC or the Union Human Resource Ministry had not given any word on the setting up of a medical college as part of the CUK, she said.

The State government has identified a 50-acre land in Pathanamthitta district for the medical college, she added saying a final decision has to be taken by the UGC and the Union government.

  • District administration to supervise survey
  • VC lauds decision to choose Periye site