The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here this evening under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik approved the establishment of first ever University in Ladakh, an official spokesman said.
Advisors to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and Kewal Kumar Sharma, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and Principal Secretary to the Governor Umang Narula were present at the meeting.
It will be a Cluster University covering five colleges of Leh and Kargil districts. The University will be established with an initial grant of Rs 65 crore to be provided next fiscal.
Establishment of the University will fulfil a long-standing demand of the people of the districts.