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CM, Kapil Sibal to take part in Central University inauguration

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All set: Ministers K. Ponmudy and U. Mathivanan inspecting arrangements for the inaugural function of the Central University at Tiruvarur on Thursday.
All set: Ministers K. Ponmudy and U. Mathivanan inspecting arrangements for the inaugural function of the Central University at Tiruvarur on Thursday.

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K. Ponmudy inspects class rooms and laboratory

TIRUVARUR: Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and Deputy Chief Minister M. K. Stalin will take part in the inauguration of Central University at Tiruvarur on September 19, according to K. Ponmudy, Minister for Higher Education.

The Minister, along with U. Mathivanan, Dairy Development Minister, and M. Chandrasekaran, Collector, inspected the arrangements being made for the opening ceremony at Tiruvarur on Thursday. He also visited the additional building at the Collectorate in which the University will initially function. He saw the class rooms and laboratory set for the university.

Mr. Ponmudy also visited the site where the Central University complex will come up. Later, Mr. Ponmudy told reporters that three higher educational institutions of excellence were coming up in the State, including an Indian Institute of Management at Tiruchi. An initial allotment of Rs.20 crore has been allotted for establishing the Central University at Tiruvarur. Vice-Chancellor P. P. Sanjay and 24 teachers have been appointed.

In the nearby Thyagarajapuram, Perumpugalur and Neelathur villages 516 acres of land has been acquired for establishing the Central University complex. It will be an environment friendly campus. K. Ganesan, Secretary, Higher Education, accompanied the minister during the visit.

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