UGC grant for Mysore, Karnataka Universities

BANGALORE: University of Mysore, one of the oldest varsities in the country, has been recognised for the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) ‘Universities with Potential for Excellence’ (UPE)

Published: 07th January 2012 02:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:10 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: University of Mysore, one of the oldest varsities in the country, has been recognised for the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) ‘Universities with Potential for Excellence’ (UPE) status, which comes with a  grant of Rs 50 crore towards academic and infrastructural improvements.

It is among the six universities in the country which have been accorded the recognition. Karnataka University, Dharwad, has also bagged the UPE tag.

Prof V G Talwar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore, has high plans for holistic improvement of the varsity, which include WiFi connectivity throughout campus, high-performance computing and introduction of e-Governance. “The grant is extendable. But we are now looking at setting up a Centre for Excellence in Advanced Functional Materials and a Media and Social Development programme,” he said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp