University Grants Commissions (UGC) allots INR 90Cr to Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for the next tree 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 the various central universities.
Consistent efforts of the Vice chancellor, Prof. Tarif 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, AMU statement said.
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. 5 crores for establishment of College of Nursing, Rs. 5 crores for renovation of Halls of residence, Rs. 2 Crores for renovation of 100 existing classrooms and Rs. 2 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.
Professor 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.