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Keen Institutes can initiate setting up a cooperative university, says Amit Shah

05:51 PM Dec 07, 2021 |

Given the need to establish a cooperative university, the government has decided to consider any institution keen to initiate a cooperative university, Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah informed Parliament on Tuesday.

Shah, in his written reply to a query in the Lok Sabha, said setting up of a cooperative university is required to firmly deepen the foundations of the cooperative movement in the country.

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"If any institution interested in the cooperative sector comes forward to take lead for the creation of such a university, the same may be considered," Shah said.

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The minister further said the government has received requests to establish cooperative universities, including converting Pune-based Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management (VAMNICOM) into a cooperative university. He also said the government has not taken any view in this regard.

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