Greater Noida to have country’s first Central Police University
Greater Noida 16/9/2019: The country’s first central police university will be set up by the Union home ministry off the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida. A ministry brochure said the Centre had given in-principle approval for the varsity and a 100-acre plot has been identified in Sector Techzone for it.
The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) confirmed that the land had been allotted to the Centre at a cost of Rs 372 crore. “The allotment letter for the national police university was issued on September 13 after all formalities were completed. We have already received about Rs 37 crore, 10% of the payment for the land, and another 20% is expected within a week. Once we get 30% of the cost of land, we will hand over its possession,” said Narendra Bhooshan, CEO of GNIDA.The official said GNIDA would provide all necessary support for the university.
According to sources, the proposed university is being billed as one of the top 100 achievements of the ministry in the 100 days of the second Modi government. The land earmarked had earlier been allotted to an IT company. However, the IT firm surrendered it last year, after which it was allotted for the university.
The university will offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses on policing, internal security, cybercrime and forensic sciences. Sources said colleges from various states could be affiliated to this university. The country does not have a central university for police yet, though states like Rajasthan, Gujarat and Jharkhand have dedicated police varsities.