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BDU receives research grants exceeding Rs. 2.3 cr. during 2018-19

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In addition to the sanction of substantial funds by the Government of Tamil Nadu, UGC, and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Bharathidasan University (BDU) has been provided with research grants to the tune of Rs. 2,30,95,180 from various funding agencies during 2018-19.

The research projects being undertaken by Animal Science, Marine Science, Microbiology, and Physics departments have received major grants from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Department of Science and Technology (DST), UGC, and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), according to the reported presented by the Vice-Chancellor P. Manisankar during the Convocation ceremony.

The State Government has released first instalment of Rs. 2,31,66,724 out of the sanctioned amount of Rs. 19,64,75,000 towards Block Grant.

The Department of Social Work has received Rs. 11,90,116 under the Special Assistance Program (UGC-SAP), the report states.

The Human Resource Development Centre of the University has already received Rs. 40,00,000 from UGC for conduct of refresher courses and orientation programmes.

Short term courses during 2018-19 is poised to be provided with Rs. 3.5 crore for conduct of Faculty Improvement Programmes under Rastriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA).

Under RUSA, the Ministry of Human Resource Development will be providing Bharathidasan University with Rs. 50 crore for ‘Research, Innovation, and Quality Improvement’ component in the second phase.

The Department of Environmental Biotechnology has received Rs. 6,45,414 under UGC Special Assistance Programme and Rs. 51,00000 from the DST under the Fund for Improvement of S & T Infrastructure (DST-FIST) Programme.

Earlier this year, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami had inaugurated through video-conferencing the Academic Block - 1 built at a cost of Rs. 3.5 crore funded under UGC XII Plan Grant.

The Chief Minister had also inaugurated a ‘Fitness Centre with Sports Sciences Back-up’ built at a cost of Rs. 2.7 crore funded under UGC Special Grant.


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