COIMBATORE: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has received proposals from 372 colleges and universities, including 29 from Tamil Nadu, under the community colleges scheme and an expert committee will be assessing the proposals in the coming week.
Institutes recognised by the UGC under 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act and receiving general development assistance are eligible to implement the scheme.
The community college would be a separate entity within the institution, an official said.
The UGC has received 372 proposals, out of which, a maximum of 105 proposals were received from educational institutions in Maharashtra, followed by 36 from Punjab, 29 each from Tamil Nadu and Assam, 26 from Uttar Pradesh and 24 from Kerala. Among the institutions from Tamil Nadu, Annamalai University, Gandhigram Rural Institute and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University are the three university level institutions.
In Coimbatore, Akshaya Charitable Trust, PSG College of Arts and Science, Rathinam College of Arts and Science, Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science for Women and Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science have applied for the scheme.