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Cabinet approves establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation at Bhopal

The Union Cabinet has approved establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. NIMHR, Bhopal. It will be first of its kind institute in country in area of mental health rehabilitation.

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NIMHR, Bhopal will be established as society under Societies Registration Act, 1860. It will function under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Its objectives are to provide rehabilitation services to persons with mental illness, capacity development in field of mental health rehabilitation, policy framing and advanced research in mental health rehabilitation.

It will serve as institution of excellence to develop capacity building in area of mental health rehabilitation and also help Government to develop models for effective rehabilitation of persons with mental illness. It will have nine departments and centres and will conduct 12 courses to offer diploma, certificate, graduate, post graduate, M.Phil degrees in the field of mental health rehabilitation.

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Cabinet approves setting up of Central University in Andhra Pradesh

The Union Cabinet has given its in-principle approval for establishing Central University by name of Central University of Andhra Pradesh in Janthaluru village of Ananthapur District of Andhra Pradesh. It also approved the proposal for operationalization of Central University in transit campus.

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Initially, the Central University will be formed as society under Societies Registration Act, 1860 in order to give legal status to it till amendment to Central Universities Act, 2009 is enacted and to enable commencement of academic activities from Academic Year 2018-19.

The Central University will be mentored by existing Central University till its governing structure is in place. It will increase access and quality of higher education and help in minimizing the regional imbalances in education facilities. It also gives effect to some provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014.

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