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‘UGC funding not enough’

DNDEL8127 | 8/13/2017 | Author : Kritika Sharma | WC :588 | India

Universities received a one-time grant of `2L for equal opportunity cells

With the University Grants Commission (UGC) assigning only Rs. 2 lakh to the Equal Opportunities Cell of central universities, under which they expect students with disability and those from marginalised sections to be catered, the institutions are forced to make most of the expenditure on their own.
The EOC, was established by the government to provide equal opportunities to disadvantaged groups including SCs, STs, women, OBC (non-creamy layer), minorities and physically challenged persons. The UGC has gave a one time grant of Rs. Two lakh to all universities under the twelth plan to establish the cell and there is no clarity on funding after that.
Even as the function of EOC is very different in different universities, the
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