The Kerala government would soon provide land to set up the proposed 'off-campus' of Aligarh Muslim University in Malappuram district, Revenue Minister K P Rajendran said on Wednesday.
The university had sought 400 acres, of which the survey for acquisition of 297 acres had been completed. The process would be expedited and the land would be handed over soon, the minister told the assembly in reply to a submission by M Ummer (IUML).
The government had identified the land at Anamangad and Elamkulam panchayats in Malappuram, he said and lauded the Centre for allocating Rs 25 crore in the budget for the campus.
The land acquisition would be completed in a time bound manner. The state government had in the last three years provided land to important educational institutions including Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, he said.
A meeting has been convened on July 14 to discuss issues connected with land and other matters in which a representative of AMU would take part, he said.