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Sikh university to set up campus in Kenya

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Fatehgarh Sahib, June 14, 2014
First Published: 10:12 IST(14/6/2014) | Last Updated: 10:16 IST(14/6/2014)

The Punjab government has given a green signal to Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University for setting up its first off-shore campus at Mikandu in Kenya. The development has come up after getting an approval from the Commission of Education in Kenya.

While holding a press conference here on Friday evening at the university, Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, SGPC general secretary and Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia, vice-chancellor said the initial cost of the project, spread over 75 acres, would be Rs. 20 crore.

Dr Walia said that by setting up off-shore campus, the exchange programmes would be held, besides sending the academic staff to Kenya on deputation.

Dr Walia said it was learnt that there was an acute shortage of academic staff in Kenya.

He said initially four coursesscience, commerce, management and Sikh religion- would be started.

Sports activities will also be held. The decision was taken after consultation with the Indian community and the Kenyan authorities.

He said the off-shore campus would be run by a trust.

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