Sanskrit University to come up in Magadi

The State Cabinet, which is meeting on Thursday, is likely to approve 100-acres of land in Thippasandra village in Magadi taluk for setting up the university.

There are 14 Sanskrit colleges in the State, which are affiliated to the university. At present, the university is functioning on the campus of the Sri Chamarajendra Sanskrit College in Bangalore.

Ramanagara district will have two universities with the government having taken a decision to shift the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) from Bangalore to Ramanagara.

An official said there was no significance in Magadi being chosen to house the Sanskrit university campus.

The revenue department had agreed to provide land for the campus, he added.
Other decisions that are likely to be taken by the Cabinet include reimbursement of fee of Rs 10,000 to unaided engineering, architecture colleges where poor meritorious students were admitted for undergraduate courses as per consensual agreement 2010-11.

The Cabinet is likely to approve revised AICTE pay scale to teaching staff of government ayurveda, unani and homeopathy medical colleges

The Cabinet is also likely to give administrative approval for providing water supply to Byagadi town and enroute villages from Tungabhadra river at a cost of Rs 28.05 crore and also give approval for providing water supply to Sagar town and enroute villages from backwaters of Sharavathi river at a cost of Rs 54 crore.

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