Centre spent over 9K cr on central varsities, IITs in 2015- 16

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Centre spent Rs 5621.37 crore on 40 central universities and Rs 4135.85 crore on 22 IITs during the 2015-16 academic year, the government said today.

The HRD Ministry also spent Rs 2577.65 crore on 31 NITs and the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, as per the data provided by Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

Rs 120 crore was spent on the Indian Institute Science, Bangalore, while Rs 463 crore was spent on 19 IIMs and Rs 550 crore on 6 Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research.

Besides, Rs 609 crore was spent by the Centre on 159 state universities, Rs 107.33 crore on IGNOU and Rs 86 crore on three Schools of Planning and Architecture.

In another question related to the Central University of Himachal Pradesh, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said there are 108 sanctioned posts of lecturers and assistant professors in varsity, of which 57 are vacant.

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