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No plan to open satellite campuses of JNU, IIT, IIM’s

Satya Pal Singh

In response to the written question, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satyapal Singh informed the Lok Sabha on Monday that it had no plan to open a satellite campus of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) or the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs).

“There is no plan for the opening of a satellite campus or branches by JNU, IITs or IIMs. As a policy, the government does not encourage the establishment of satellite campuses of such educational institutions,” Singh said.

JNU Vice-Chancellor, Jagadesh Kumar announced in October that the university was planning to open a satellite campus outside the National Capital Region.

A study was also conducted to make the education feasible to the students in this particular discipline.

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