"A bill to set up a university will be presented in the upcoming monsoon session of the Tripura assembly," an official of Tripura's education department said.

The week-long session of the assembly will begin Aug 29."The proposed university would further boost higher education in Tripura and would also attract students from Bangladesh and other Northeastern states of India," the official added.

The existing Tripura University was set up in 1987 and turned into a Central University in 2007. It has recently been ranked fourth in Eastern India and 43rd in India in a survey jointly conducted by private study groups.

The central varsity has 15 post-graduate courses in science and 19 courses in arts and commerce. Besides, the university has one-year post-graduate diploma courses in bamboo cultivation and resource utilization, tribal language and rubber technology.