Central University of Haryana
Central University of Haryana is in Jat-Pali village, Mahendragarh district of Haryana, India, which is set up in 500 acres (2.0 km2), has been established through an Act of Parliament: "The Central Universities Act, 2009" by the Government of India. The territorial jurisdiction of Central University of Haryana is for the whole of the Haryana. The first Convocation of the University was held on March 1, 2014.
|Motto||Vidhyadhanam Sarvadhanapradhanam (Sanskrit)|
Motto in English
|Education is the unrivalled treasure of all|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. R.C. Kuhad|
The university operates from campus in Jant Pali, Mahendergarh 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the Mahendergarh on the Mahendergarh-Bhiwani road. R. C. Kuhad is the current vice-chancellor of the university.
A Union University or Central University in India is established by the Department of Higher Education, normally by Act of Parliament, unlike most universities which are established by state governments. This university was established under 12 more proposed Central Universities in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu in the year 2009 through an Act of Parliament: "The Central Universities Act, 2009" by the Government of India. The Central Universities Bill 2009 aims at creating one new central university each in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. It also seeks to convert Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya in Chhattisgarh, Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya in Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) and Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand into Central universities.
There are 11 Schools (30 Departments) in the University under which Graduation, Post Graduate,M.Phil and Ph.D courses are offered. The admission are entirely through Central University Common Entrance Test commonly known as CUCET. The available Schools are:
- School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Chemical Sciences
- School of Computer Science and Informatics
- School of Earth, Environment and Space Studies
- School of Journalism and Mass Communication
- School of Language, Linguistics, Culture and Heritage
- School of Law, Governance, Public Policy and Management
- School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
- School of Interdisciplinary and Applied Life Sciences
- School of Engineering and Technology
- School of Education
When the land for the University was leased out by the villagers for a nominal rent, local and state leaders promised that the local villagers will be given priority for admission and jobs. Since then, M.M.Pallam Raju, Union Minister for Human Resource Development, has told the villagers that the Central Universities Act, 2009, does not allow reservations for jobs based on domicile. The people felt cheated and no relief was given to them.
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- "Central University of Haryana holds its first Convocation". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- "Parliament passes bill to set 12 central news". The Times of India. February 25, 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
- Dhawan, Sunit (January 16, 2013). "Denied quota at varsity, villagers feel cheated". The Tribune. Retrieved June 22, 2014.