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The Ministry of Human Resources and Development (HRD) on Monday has approved the decision of opening a full-fledged Assamese department in Tezpur Central University.

While interacting during a Lok Sabha session on Monday, the HRD Ministry informed that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has accepted the demand of opening a full-fledged Assamese department in the university.

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The Ministry had been informed about this decision by the UGC through a letter on March 6.

Tezpur University will now become the third central university of India to get a full-fledged Assamese department.

Assam Sahitya Sabha had sent a memorandum to the UGC demanding the establishment of a full-fledged Assamese department in Tezpur University.

The memorandum was sent after discussions with the authorities of the university.

Assamese departments had earlier been opened in two central universities – Visva Bharati University and Assam University.

The Department of Assamese was established at the Diphu campus of Assam University in 2010.

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