MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
(Legislative Department)

New Delhi, the 13th August, 2021/ Sravana 22, 1943 (Saka)

The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 12th August, 2021, and is hereby published for general information:—

THE CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2021

NO. 27 OF 2021

[12th August, 2021.]

An Act further to amend the Central Universities Act, 2009.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Seventy-second Year of the Republic of India as follows:—

1. Short title and commencement.

(1) This Act may be called the Central Universities (Amendment) Act, 2021.

(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

The Central Universities (Amendment) Act, 2021

2. Amendment of section 3A.

In the Central Universities Act, 2009 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), in section 3A, for the words “State of Jammu and Kashmir”, wherever they occur, the words Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir” shall be substituted.

3. Insertion of new section 3E.

In the principal Act, after section 3D, the following section shall be inserted, namely:—

Establishment of Sindhu Central University.

“3E. There shall be established a University, which shall be a body corporate, to be known as the Sindhu Central University, having its territorial jurisdiction extending to the whole of the Union territory of Ladakh, as specified in the First Schedule to this Act.”.

4. Amendment of First Schedule.

In the First Schedule to the principal Act,—

(i) for serial numbers 8 and 9 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial numbers and entries shall be substituted, namely:—

“8. Jammu and Kashmir Central University of Kashmir Kashmir Division of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
9. Jammu and Kashmir Central University of Jammu Jammu Division of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.”;

(ii) after serial number 12 and the entries relating thereto, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely:—

“12A. Ladakh Sindhu Central University Whole of the Union territory of Ladakh.”.

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ANOOP KUMAR MENDIRATTA,
Secretary to the Govt. of India.

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