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As all of you are aware, The Government of India has accorded a high priority to the higher education sector and a ten fold increase has been provided in the budgetary outlays for the higher education during the XIth Plan as compared to Xth Plan. As a part of new institution building, a Central University is all set to commence its functioning in the vibrant state of Rajasthan from the academic year 2009-10.

H. E. Hon’ble President of India in her capacity as the Visitor of the Central University of Rajasthan has appointed me as the first Vice Chancellor of Rajasthan Central University. It is my pride and endeavors to initiate the functioning of the new Central University of Rajasthan towards building the world class platform for the knowledge dissemination.

As all of you are aware, in the 21st Century synonymously known as the knowledge era and with the globalization, the higher education has become more internationalized and therefore engrosses intensive networking and collaborations amongst the stake holders comprising of the peer institutions, scholars, students, industries and Government.

As a person of eminence in academics, I request you to participate in the building of the Rajasthan Central University. At the first place, I would like to solicit your esteemed views regarding the following:

  1. New Academic Programmes you would envisage in the Rajasthan Central University from academic year 2009-10 (With minimal infrastructure requirements, easy relocation etc.).
  2. The Roadmap of the University for the Next Ten years.

With the prevalence of the world wide web, it would be appropriate for all of us to brainstorm on this important issue by using my present blog. I therefore request you to participate in this brainstorming by posting your views on this blog.

Your contribution will be valuable in formulating the strategy of this budding Central University and it will be placed as a landmark for nurturing the young talent pool in the history of this new Central University.

I would also invite your attention towards the reference material placed on the following web URLs, in order to get the insight regarding the higher education scenario in the state of Rajasthan:

I may be reached by email at mmsalunkhe@hotmail.com. You may as well talk to me on my mobile number 09822069521 besides posting your comments on this blog.

Please feel free to circulate the Weblink of this blog amongst your peers as well as other sake holders  and also let me know the other renowned academicians who would be of vital importance in assisting me in this endeavor.

With warm regards.

Prof. (Dr.) Manikrao M. Salunkhe
Vice Chancellor
Central University of Rajasthan


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