UGC allocates about Rs. 90 Crore for Aligarh Muslim University

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Aligarh: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved an allocation of nearly Rs. 90 Crores for the Aligarh Muslim University for the next three years. The allocation has been made under the “Capital Assets” on the recommendation of an expert committee constituted by the UGC “to assess the financial requirement of various central universities”.

Consistent efforts of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Tariq Mansoor have borne fruits. He had submitted a proposal, in pursuance of which the UGC has informed him through a letter regarding the above allocation.

The itemized allocation of Rs. 90 Crore funding includes Rs. 30 Crores for 500-bedded hostel for PhD students, Rs. 20 Crores for establishment of College of Nursing and Para Medical Sciences, Rs. 10 Crores for renovation of Halls of residence, Rs. 4 Crores for renovation of 100 existing classrooms, Rs. 5 Crores for conversion of 100 classrooms into Smart Classes, Rs. 2 Crores for the establishment of an Examination Centre at JN Medical College, Rs. 5 Crores for campus development, Rs. 2 Crores for books and journals, Rs. 10 Crores for Equipment and ICT and Rs. 2 Crores for other infrastructural development.

However, the UGC has made an allocation of Rs. 45 Crores for the year 2017-18 out of the above allocation, which would facilitate Rs. 10 Crores for 500-bedded hostel for PhD students, Rs. five crores for establishment of College of Nursing, Rs. five crores for renovation of Halls of residence, Rs. two Crores for renovation of 100 existing classrooms and Rs. two crores for conversion of 100 classrooms into Smart Classes.

Expressing happiness on the development, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Tariq Mansoor said that the funding will greatly support the ongoing projects and will help enhance various kinds of facilities in the University. He said that the allocation under equipment and Information and Communication Technology, will further augment the University’s efforts to spread the Wi-Fi cover to all the departments, offices and halls of residence.

Prof. Mansoor said that the Hall of residence for PhD students will help solve the residential problems to some extent while establishment of College of Nursing and Para Medical Sciences will help the University to start employment oriented courses.