Chanakya University establishment bill approved by Karnataka Assembly
On Tuesday, 22nd of September, the Karnataka legislative assembly had approved the bill for the establishment of the Chanakya University, which was introduced by C.N. Ashwath Narayan, Minister of Higher Education.
The bill is yet to be approved by the Legislative council. After the bill was passed in the Lower House, C.N. Ashwath Narayan said during a press briefing that the Government has given a lot of significance to the quality of education. Anybody who comes forward for the betterment of education is always welcome and will be encouraged.
He additionally said that there are a few people who have mocked the government for giving land for building a new university. His remarks were a direct attack on the Congress party who were against the bill and opposed the bill at the Lower house for the allotment of land for the construction of an educational institution.
The education minister asserted that there are various examples from the past where there have been allotments of land for building structures for health, Industry, and education by the government, therefore there it seems to be an unnecessary fight for the opposition to complain about the allotment of land for the construction of this new university. He also said that there were few instances when the government allotted the land to some institutions without charging them with any fees.
C.N. Ashwath Narayan expressed that this land which is allotted for the building of the Chanakya University is only for the betterment of the society and not for anyone’s personal interest.
The Chanakya University is going to be constructed in an area measuring more than 116 acres near Devanahalli in the Aerospace Park, which lies in the outskirt of Bangalore.