Ranchi : Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibte Razi has given his consent for the establishment of two new universities in the state.
One of the two universities is Kolhan University. The second will be named Neelambar and Pitambar University after two freedom fighters from the state.
Razi approved the establishment of the universities Monday while the state cabinet had already given its approval earlier.
Kolhan University will be based in Chaibasa district while the Neelambar and Pitambar University will be at Daltanganj.
The spokesperson of the governor's office said, "The governor has directed the state government to create posts for the new universities and prepare budgets in three months".
At present, Jharkhand has three universities. They are Ranchi University, Siddo and Kannhu University at Dumka and Vinobha Bhawe University at Hazaribagh.