UP to establish state university in Allahabad

Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will be setting up a state university and modern library in Allahabad, an official said on Wednesday.

Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan has asked the Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) to present a proposal this week for setting up the university on a 100-acre stretch of land and 20 acres for the library.

The university will be named after the late Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Janeshwar Mishra.

“Till the new building is constructed, Allahabad divisional commissioner should arrange an appropriate building for commencement of State university classes from next academic session,” Ranjan said.

The chief secretary has also asked concerned officials to ensure timely payment at proper rate of the 120 acre land identified by UPSIDC under Saraswati Hitech City at Naini, Allahabad.

He directed the Higher Education department to put up a proposal for allocation of Rs.50 crore to the finance department for the infrastructure development at the state university to be set up at Allahabad.

In order to operationalise the university soon, the top bureaucrat has also directed for arrangement of personnel, furniture and computers under the jurisdiction of Allahabad State University.

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