Chandigarh, July 29
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved grant of Rs. 15 crore 12 lac 50 thousand for Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU)Rohtak for the eleventh plan period.
MDU Vice-Chancellor Dr. R.P. Hooda said that UGC has allocated Rs. 10 crore 72 lac 50 thousand as General Development Grant, Rs. 4 crore 35 lac as Merged Schemes Grant and Rs. 5 lac for Internal Quality Assurance Cell. This grant has been approved on the recommendations of the UGC Visiting committee which visited MDU during Aug. 14-14, 2008. Notably, the Visiting Committee has appreciated the significant achievements made by MDU in several fields such as introduction of new courses, increase in number of teaching faculty, research publication/project(s) great number of academic activities including organization of workshops/seminars/conferences by the university etc.
Vice-Chancellor Dr. R.P. Hooda, while appreciating the UGC allocation grants, said that the grant amount will be utilized for development works, including campus development, library needs (books/journals), purchase of latest equipments, developing central facilities, etc. Dr. Hooda stated categorically that he was committed to build excellent physical infrastructure on the campus and develop a stimulating academic environ so that MDU emerges as a Centre of Academic Excellence in times to come.