The Calicut University will get a Central aid of Rs.40 crore to set up a green sports complex.

The assurance came after a discussion Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb had with Union Minister for Human Resource Development Pallam Raju and Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor in Kasaragod on Saturday.

The State government had sought Rs.600 crore from the Centre in a project, which included Rs.40 crore for the green sports complex.

University Vice Chancellor M. Abdul Salam had submitted a project proposal worth Rs.150 crore, which included five new teaching departments, new research projects, library development, a women’s hostel, and infrastructure additions.

Mr. Raju reportedly told the university that he would examine the proposal and sanction funds on the basis of merit and priority.

A new building for the Academic Staff College had also been included in the proposal.

Minister for Industries P.K. Kunhalikutty, Minister for Urban Development Manjalamkuzhi Ali, Union Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed, and Dr. Salam were present at the meeting.