Existing Central Universities in India: speculations on where the next ones will be and should be

July 9th, 2007

As per the UGC site following are the existing central universities:

 
  • University of Hyderabad, Central Univesity P.O. Hyderabad – 500 046 Andhra Pradesh
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • Maulana Azad National Urdu Univesity, Gochibowli Hyderabad – 500 032 Andhra Pradesh
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • Assam University, Silchar – 788 011 Assam
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur – 784 028 Distt. Sonitpur Assam
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • University of Delhi, Delhi – 110 007 Delhi
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi New Delhi – 110 068 Delhi
    Type: Central University (Not Funded By UGC)
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar New Delhi – 110 025 Delhi
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi – 110 067 Delhi
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Post Box No.16, Panchtila, Umri Village, Arvi Road Wardha-442 001 Maharashtra
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • Central Agricultural University, Iroisemba Imphal – 795 001 Manipur
    Type: Central University (Not Funded By UGC)
  • Manipur University, Canchipur Imphal – 795 003 Manipur
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • North Eastern Hill University, P.O. NEHU Campus Mawkynroh Umshing, Shillong – 793 022 Meghalaya
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • Mizoram University, Aizwal – 796 012 Post Box No.910 Mizoram
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • Nagaland University, P.B. 341, H.Q. Lumami Kohima – 797 001 Nagaland
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • Pondicherry University, R Venkataraman Nagar, Kalapet Pondicherry – 605 014 Pondicherry
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh – 202 002 Uttar Pradesh
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • University of Allahabad, Senate Hall Allahabad – 211002 Uttar Pradesh
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Vidya Vihar Rae Bareli Road Lucknow – 226 025 Uttar Pradesh
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221 005 Uttar Pradesh
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)
  • Visva Bharti, Santiniketan – 731 235 West Bengal
    Type: Central University (Funded By UGC)

So the states that already have one or more central universities are:

  • Andhra Pradesh (2)
  • Assam (2)
  • Delhi (4)
  • Maharastra (1)
  • Manipur (2)
  • Meghalaya (1)
  • Mizoram (1)
  • Nagaland (1)
  • Pondicherry (1)
  • Uttar Pradesh (4)
  • West Bengal (1)

The states that do not have any central universities are:

  1. Arunachal Pradesh *
  2. Bihar
  3. Chhatisgarh
  4. Goa
  5. Gujarat
  6. Haryana
  7. Himachal Pradesh
  8. J & K
  9. Jharkhand
  10. Karnataka
  11. Kerala
  12. Madhya Pradesh **
  13. Orissa
  14. Punjab
  15. Rajasthan
  16. Sikkim *
  17. Tamil Nadu
  18. Tripura *
  19. Uttarakhand

Among the above central universities for the north eastern states (*) have been announced and a tribal central university (**) with head quarters in Madhya Pradesh has also been announced.

Regardless, of the thirty proposed new central universities, each of the above 19 will have one. The politics will come with respect to the remaining 11. If I was doing it based on equitable distribution I will do the following analysis.

  • Andhra Pradesh (2), new IIT, new IIM, new SPA, but big state (may be a new central university)
  • Assam (2), existing IIT, lots of central university in the area (so no new central university)
  • Delhi (4), existing IIT (no new central university)
  • Maharastra (1), existing IIT, new IISER, big state (may be a new central university)
  • Manipur (2) (no new central university)
  • Meghalaya (1), new IIM (no new central university)
  • Mizoram (1) lots of central university in the area (so no new central university)
  • Nagaland (1) lots of central university in the area (so no new central university)
  • Pondicherry (1) , too small (no new central university)
  • Uttar Pradesh (4), existing IIT, IIM, huge state (may be a new central university)
  • West Bengal (1), existing IIT, IIM, new IISER, big state (may be a new central university)
  1. Arunachal Pradesh *, lots of central university in the area (no second central university)
  2. Bihar, new IIT, IIM, big state (may be a second central university)
  3. Chhatisgarh (second central university)
  4. Goa, small state (no second central university)
  5. Gujarat, existing IIM (second central university)
  6. Haryana, small state, see Chandigarh (may be a second central university)
  7. Himachal Pradesh, small state (may be a second central university)
  8. J & K, small state (may be a second central university)
  9. Jharkhand, existing ISM, big part of IGNTU (may be second central university)
  10. Karnataka, existing IISc, big state (second central university)
  11. Kerala, new IISER, existing IIM (may be a second central university)
  12. Madhya Pradesh **, new IISER, SPA, ** has multiple campuses, big state (second central university)
  13. Orissa (second central university)
  14. Punjab, new IISER, see Chandigarh (may be a second central university)
  15. Rajasthan, new IIT, big state (may be a second central university)
  16. Sikkim * lots of central university in the area, small state (no second central university)
  17. Tamil Nadu, existing IIT, big state (second central university)
  18. Tripura * lots of central university in the area, small state (no second central university)
  19. Uttarakhand, existing IIT, small state (may be a second central university)
  • Chandigarh (instead of second central universities in Punjab and Harayana, a common one in Chandigarh)

Based on the above analysis I would pick the ten that are in bold and one of the other "may-bes" for the remaining 11 central universities. But i of course do not have the authority to pick. So lets wait, watch and hope that the people who pick will be fair.

Entry Filed under: Central University of Orissa, Koraput,Odisha, others and the center

4 Writeup

  • 1. » Blog Archive &raq&hellip  |  July 15th, 2007 at 8:10 am

    […] Existing Central Universities in India: speculations on where the next ones will be and should be (0) […]

  • 2. » Draft bill 16 new&hellip  |  July 26th, 2007 at 6:07 am

    […] Comparing the above list with our list of 19 states which do not yet have central universities:  (i) Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Tripura are not in the above list as universities for them was earlier announced, (ii) Goa is replaced by Maharastra and (iii) Madhya Pradesh is in the list, although it is not clear if this is in addition to the tribal university that is to be head quartered in Madhya Pradesh. Five thousand crores for 16 universities means 312.5 crores for each university. […]

  • 3. Shivani  |  April 6th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    It is strange that a state like Karnataka which boasts of prestigious research institutes does not have a single central university.

  • 4. Amit  |  May 12th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Please update the list of central University.

    H.N.B. Garhwal University(Uttarakhand) is now a CENTRAL UNIVERSITY


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