Two State varsities get Rs 50 crore grant

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has accorded the status of ‘Universities with Potential for Excellence (UPE), which carries a grant of Rs 50 crore, to University of Mysore and Karnatak University in Dharwad in the State, along with five other universities.

Mysore varsity vice-chancellor V G Talawar said 39 universities had submitted the proposals for the UPE and 10 out of them were shortlisted. They were first evaluated in New Delhi on December 7, 8 and 9 during which the vice-chancellors of the universities made presentations. The shortlisted universities were requested to send a proposal to the UGC indicating the focused area for holistic development and the budget proposed.

Two of the projects proposed are advanced functional materials in research areas in science; and another on social science, with reference to media and social development, he said.

The six to seven years for holistic development included green campus, e-governance and upgrading printing press, he added.

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