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.