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Compete to become world-class, asks Modi

Last Modified Saturday, 14 October 2017 (15:43 IST)
Patna, Oct 14 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra on Saturday called upon all universities to compete for becoming world-class universities by taking the advantage of the Centre's scheme under which top 20 universities would be developed as world class universities with the investments of Rs 10,000 crore in the next five years.
Addressing Patna University's centenary celebration here, Modi said his government had decided to make 20 universities -10 each from public sector and private sector world-class universities by investing Rs 10,000 crore during the next five years.
He said selected 20 universities would be ‘liberated’ from all government`s rules and regulations so that they could emerge as world class universities.
Earlier, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made a fervent appeal to Modi to make an announcement for according status of central university to (PU) during its centenary celebration.
Modi said the demand for the status of central university had become an old issue and instead Patna University should compete with other public and private universities across the country so that it was finally selected and developed as world-class university.
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