Wednesday, January 11, 2012

UGC awards 6 Utys 'potential for excellence'

 Banaras Hindu University and Osmania University, Hyderabad are among the six universities that have been awarded the status of 'universities with potential for excellence' by the UGC. The other universities which have been granted the status are: Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar, Mysore University, Rajasthan University in Jaipur, and Karnatak University in Dharwad.
The status will help these universities strengthen academic and physical infrastructure for achieving excellence in teaching, research and outreach programmes through additional UGC grant. According to sources in UGC, the number of universities being conferred the status will be increased to at least 10 in the 12th Plan period (2012-17).
Close to 40 varsities across the country had applied for the status, following which they were asked to make proposals. Subsequently, 10 varsities were shortlisted. Later, the proposals were vigorously scanned and evaluated by the UGC and these six were finally selected.