Mumbai, Aug. 20 -- The foundation stone-laying ceremony for the new study centre at University of Mumbai's (MU) Kalina campus was held on Monday.

The centre, which is named after Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) idealogue Balvant 'Bal' Apte, will offer short-term inter-disciplinary courses and PhD degrees in comparative study of student and youth movements across the world. "The centre will focus on the study of ideology, methodology, socio-political thoughts and contributions of pre- and post-independence student and youth movements," an MU spokesperson said.

The ceremony was performed by RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosbale and was attended by state higher education minister Vinod Tawde.

The state has allotted Rs.25 crore f...