The Higher Education Department has decided to provide infrastructural assistance to the tune of Rs 47.12 crore to seven Government-run universities in 2013-14 academic year.
The financial assistance would be provided to Sambalpur University, Utkal University, Ravenshaw University, Berhampur University, North Odisha University and Fakir Mohan University to complete the ongoing infrastructure projects. This was decided at a meeting held by the department with the vice-chancellors and registrars of the universities recently.
Sambalpur University will be provided Rs four crore, Utkal Rs 4.12 crore, Ravenshaw Rs eight crore, Berhampur Rs five crore and Fakir Mohan University Rs one crore.
While Sambalpur and Utkal universities will take up work on two hostels, Ravenshaw will utilise the funds for completion of ongoing works on a convention hall and ladies hostel.
Berhampur University has been provided the funds for setting up a students’ activity centre and repair and renovation of hostels, while North Odisha University would use the money to finish works on an examination hall, computer centre and girls’ hostel.
This apart, Rs 20 crore has been sanctioned for the National Law University, Cuttack, for setting up infrastructure on its new campus. Of the amount, Rs 10 crore will be released in the first phase during the current academic year and the second phase money would be released only after submission of utilisation certificates of first phase work.