BR Ambedkar University Delhi writes to Kejriwal govt regarding opening campus in South West Delhi village
The Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) has expressed interest in establishing a campus in Ghumanhera village in South West Delhi, pending the provision of necessary physical infrastructure and manpower sanction from the Kejriwal government. The university had identified a plot of Gram Sabha land in Ghumanhera in 2018, but the project has since stalled. In a letter dated April 27, the university conveyed that a committee constituted by it had recommended the opening of a campus offering courses approved by the university's statutory body at the proposed site.
AUD, a public university, had set up the committee to assess the feasibility of the location. The letter stated, "The Committee recommends that Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Delhi may consider opening the University Campus offering courses as may be approved by the Statutory body of the University at the proposed land if the University is provided with necessary physical infrastructures along with the requisite manpower sanction by the Government of NCT of Delhi for the same."
In 2022, the Delhi government sanctioned Rs 2,306.58 crore for the establishment of campuses in Rohini and Dheerpur. These new campuses are intended to provide an environment conducive to collective engagement, self-growth, knowledge production and dissemination, community living, and inclusive culture, as stated by the former Delhi deputy and education minister Manish Sisodia.