The Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019 introduced

On March 2, 2020, the HRD Minister introduced the Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha. It was introduced in Lok Sabha in December 2019 and was passed.

Key Features of the Bill

The bill aims to convert deemed Sanskrit universities to central Sanskrit universities. They are Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati and Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi.

The Universities will work towards promoting the knowledge of Sanskrit, train manpower in preservation of Sanskrit and other allied subjects and also make provisions for integrated courses in social sciences, humanities and sciences.

Powers and Functions

The Powers and Functions of the universities are as follows

  • To prescribe courses of study and conduct training programmes
  • To provide facilities through distant education programmes
  • To confer autonomous status on college and institutions.

Authorities of the Universities

The Universities will also have a court to review policies, an executive council that will create academic posts and appoint teaching faculties. It will also hold a board of studies that will approve research subjects.

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