PM Modi to lay stone for Mahendra Pratap varsity in Aligarh

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Adityanath reviews preparations for the September 14 event
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University in Aligarh on September 14. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited Aligarh on Wednesday to take stock of preparations.

Named after the freedom fighter and social reformist, famous for forming the Indian government-in-exile in 1915 in Afghanistan, the construction of the university was notified in November 2019. To be completed by January 2023, the university will grant affiliation to around 395 colleges in Aligarh, Hathras, Etah, and Kasganj districts. Right now, these colleges are affiliated with Agra's Bhimrao Ambedkar University.

According to official sources, the university will be spread over 92.27 acres of land in the Lodha block of Aligarh district. To be built at the cost of ₹101 crore, the first instalment of ₹10 crore has already been allotted.

Describing it as the fulfilment of a long-standing demand of the region, Mr. Adityanath said the state university would become a "catalyst for development" in the Aligarh…
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