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Hasmukh Adhia Appointed as the Chancellor of Gujarat Central University

President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the appointment of former finance secretary Hasmukh Adhia as the Chancellor of Gujarat Central University.
Hasmukh Adhia Appointed as the Chancellor of Gujarat Central University

Details:

  • Hasmukh Adhia will hold the post for a period of five years.
  • Hasmukh Adhia was a Gujarat cadre IAS officer and was appointed as the secretary in the Department of Financial Services by PM Modi in 2014.

Central Universities in India:

  • The Central Universities were established by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development to address regional imbalances in higher educational facilities in states and 16 states were identified for the establishment of central universities.
  • Central Universities were established in India under the Central Universities Act 2009.
  • The Act provided for the establishment of one new central university each in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.
  • The act also sought to convert Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyala in Chhattisgarh, Harisingh Gour Vishwavidhalaya in Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) and Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand into Central Universities.
  • Further, through the Central Universities Amendment Act 2014, another central university was established in Bihar and a central university was also established in Andhra Pradesh in 2018.

Question:

Q. President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the appointment of whom as the Chancellor of Gujarat Central University?
a. Mansukh Adhia
b. Rajeev Adhia
c. Hasmukh Adhia
d. Suresh Adhia
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