SRM would soon be starting a Sikkim State University in the northeastern State. Initially, distance education in courses such as BBA, MBA and B.Com among others would be offered, before they start full-fledged engineering programmes. Mr. Pachamuthu, Chancellor of the University said an investment of around Rs. 120 crore would be made and the campus will come up in about 10 acres of land.
Similarly, a Haryana State University would be established by them at the Rajiv Gandhi Education City at Sonepat in the North Indian State at a cost of about Rs. 300 crore.Dr.M.Ponnavaikko, Vice Chancellor of the university, elaborated that many State governments, after passing an Act in the Assembly, had allowed private institutions to start State universities and SRM would be creating these institutions in Sikkim and Haryana to start with. They had received an invitation from Rajasthan to start a similar State University.
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