New Delhi: In a significant development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a green signal for the first central university in Ladakh with a Centre on Buddhist Studies.
The central university will offer degrees in all courses such as liberal arts and basic sciences except engineering and medical education.
PM Modi gave his nod to set up a central university at the July 20 meeting since more than 10,000 Ladakhi students were forced to travel hundreds of kilometres away from home for higher education.
The University of Ladakh was recently established after the state assembly enacted a legislation in December 2018.
The Ladakh Central University will also help students from Lahaul and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh once the Rohtang La tunnel opens this year.