Centre releases Rs 92.34 crore to NEHU in Meghalaya

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New Delhi: The central government has earmarked Rs 92.34 crore for the infrastructure development of the North Eastern Himalayan University (NEHU) in Meghalaya. 

The funds will be utilized to build four hostels and an auditorium within the university premises, said a release. “These facilities will not just enhance the academic environment but also cater to the accommodation needs of students hailing from remote areas of the North-Eastern states.”

The university, in its statement, said that the approved facilities will enable it to accommodate more students from the far-flung areas of the Northeast. “The infrastructure will directly benefit more than 1200 students of the university majority of which belong to minority communities.”

The NEHU says it was established with a mission to disseminate knowledge through academic and research pursuits while addressing the socio-economic challenges prevalent in the hill areas of the Northeast. The university was established on July 19, 1973, by an Act of the Indian Parliament. The university has two campuses - in Shillong and Tura.

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