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IOS to set up a private university in Haryana

New Delhi: Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) has decided to set up a university at Palwal in Haryana state and the required land for this has been purchased. IOS chairman Dr. Manzoor Alam said in Delhi that the university will be named Objective University and its foundation stone will be laid in April 2012 when the Silver Jubilee celebrations of IOS will come to an end and academic session will start in 2013. He said that the job of preparing feasibility and viability reports has been given to Adshell firm. He said that this university will be residential and in the first stage departments of medicine, technology, management, law, social sciences, engineering etc. will be set up.

In reply to a question he said that under certain provisions of the law, 75% seats will automatically be reserved for minorities. However, legal experts are considering this aspect. He further said that the university will be private but a Trust will also play a role. Efforts are also being made to set up Regional Media Studies in Bangalore and at a place in West Bengal so that the problems of local Muslims in particular and other communities in general could be solved and also training and orientation could be provided to young journalists, he said.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 May 2011 on page no. 21

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