VISAKHAPATNAM: Fund allocation to States’ universities has been increased, said a Member of UGC K. Ramamurthy Naidu while speaking at a workshop on UGC’s XI Plan funds at Andhra University here on Thursday.
The States’ universities which were receiving about 20 per cent of the UGC funds in the past were allocated 35 per cent and the Central Universities would receive 65 per cent of funds from the UGC, he said.
Thanks to the increased presence of representatives from the South India universities in the UGC, fund allotment to these universities had gone up, he observed.
Explaining the UGC’s method of fund allotment, the Member said the allotment would be based on NAAC accreditation. Women Studies Centres would get preference and there were also incentives for those having a single girl child. But applications under this category were not received from AP universities while Kerala universities were utilising the benefit.
He also informed that not just universities but now colleges could also establish Centres of Excellence.
AU Vice-Chancellor L. Venugopal Reddy said proposals for a grant of Rs.189 crores had been sent to the UGC and hoped the university would receive a substantial aid.
Coordinator of UGC Centre U. Viplava Prasad presided.