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UGC approves Rs 4.75 cr for University of Hyd

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Close on the heels of Department of Science and Technology (DST's) massive grant of Rs.32.8 crore, the University of Hyderabad has been granted yet...

Close on the heels of Department of Science and Technology (DST's) massive grant of Rs.32.8 crore, the University of Hyderabad has been granted yet another huge grant of Rs 4.75 crore from one more central body, viz the University Grants Commission. The UGC has approved Special Assistance Programme grants worth Rs 4.75 cr to the most popular university of south India. The status of the departments was reviewed by the UGC and the grants have been recommended for the more than five departments which includes:
  • School of Management Studies: Rs 37 lakh
  • School of Economics: Rs: 80 lakh
  • SN School of Arts & Communication: Rs: 58.75 lakh. Under the School of Humanities the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies: Rs: 50 lakhs and the Department of Philosophy: Rs: 49 lakh
  • Under the School of Social Sciences the Department of Political Science: Rs:100 lakhs and the Department of Sociology: Rs: 75 lakh .
The UoH has been performing well in the area of research activities with more than 250 projects on hand and 15 approved patents. The research activities at the various departments in the university show a growing competitive and healthy academic environment fostering interdisciplinary research. The DST's grant of Rs:32.8 crore was for the Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence (PURSE) scheme for UoH. Rs:30 crore were sanctioned in the first award in 2009 under the same scheme.
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