UGC sanctions ` 85 cr for KU campuses
Prof Punjabi Hailed For Ensuring Release Of Development Grant
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 29: In a significant development, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has sanctioned Rs 85 crores for development of the main campus of the University of Kashmir and also its satellite campuses at Anantnag (Islamabad) and Baramulla.
According to the varsity officials, it was due to the persistent efforts of the outgoing vice-chancellor Prof Riyaz Punjabi that the grant has been made available for the expansion and development of the campuses.
“The vice-chancellor is persuading the UGC to enhance this grant and it is expected that the amount may be enhanced shortly,” said a KU official.
Pertinently, Prof Punjabi has been successful in acquiring over 350 kanals of land at Zakura for expansion of the KU campus. And, according to the officials, it would now be possible for the varsity to raise the infrastructure on the land, with UGC grant in hand.
“It was due to the personal efforts of the Vice-Chancellor that DST released grants worth crores of rupees to build the Information Technology capacity and e-governance in the University,” the varsity official said. “The Vice-Chancellor personally presented a project report before DST officials and got it approved. Today, the University projects its e-governance model proudly at the national level.”
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