The government of Tripura has approved the establishment of a Buddhist university.
Officials said on Saturday that the Tripura government had given its approval for the establishment of a Buddhist university in Manu Bankul, Sabroom.
According to them, the state government has given Bahujana Hitaya Education Trust a Letter of Intent to establish the university.
In the proposed varsity, students from 31 countries will have the opportunity to study and research Buddhist literature, culture, and tradition. They also mentioned that there is a plan to build medical, technical, and general degree colleges on the campus.
Director of Higher Education Nripendra Chandra Sharma said, “The state government has already given Letter of Intent for the establishment of the Buddhist university at Manu Bankul of Sabroom subdivision in South Tripura district.”
According to him, the organisation must now prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the construction of necessary infrastructures at the proposed site as soon as possible.
He stated that once the necessary facilities are built, the government will introduce a bill in the assembly to establish the university.
According to Sabroom MLA Sankar Roy, the Buddhist organisation has been given a 25-acre plot on which to build the varsity.
“If everything goes according to plan, the project’s foundation stone will be laid in a month or two,” he said.
Tripura currently has three universities: Tripura University, which is a central university, MBB University, which is run by the state, and ICFAI University, which is privately owned. SOM SOM PTI CORR