New Delhi: The first central university in Ladakh, which will also have a centre on Buddhist Studies, has been given a nod by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The university will offer degrees in all courses ranging from liberal arts and sciences. The move comes before the first anniversay of the parliamentary enactment that led to the creation of Ladakh as a union territory, a report by Hindustan Times stated.Also Read - Is COVID-19 Curve Flattening in Delhi? Positivity Rate Drops to 22.47%, 5.52% Less Than Yesterday | Key Points

However, medical and engineering education won’t be offered at this university, the report added. Also Read - Recovered From Omicron? 5 Long Covid-19 Symptoms You Should Watch Out For

The prime minister gave his approval during a meeting which took place on Monday, to review decisions taken over the past one year in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Also Read - No Lockdown in Karnataka, Decision on Weekend/Night Curfew On Friday: Minister Amid Rising Cases | Read Details

In 2019, PM Modi had launched the University of Ladakh, the first-ever varsity in the Ladakh region. “Ladakh now has first cluster university comprising degree colleges of Leh, Kargil, Nubra, Zanskar, Drass and Khaltsi,” Modi had said after the inauguration of the varsity.