Friday, March 4, 2011

Finance Minister Rains Hefty Grants To Leading Academic Institutions In India

Finance Minister, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee has granted special grants to following universities and institutions for academic year 2011-12:
    Rs 10 crore each for setting up Kolkata and Allahabad Centres of Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha;

    Rs 10 crore for Centre for Development Economics and Ratan Tata Library, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi;

    Rs 10 crore for Madras School of Economics;

    Rs 100 crore as one-time grant to the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University at Pookode, Kerala;

    Rs 20 crore for IIM, Kolkata, to set up its Financial Research and Trading Laboratory;

    Rs 20 crore for Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu;

    Rs 200 crore as one time grant to IIT, Kharagpur;

    Rs 200 crore for Maulana Azad Education Foundation; and

    Rs 50 crore each for Aligarh Muslim University’s upcoming centres at Murshidabad in West Bengal and Malappuram in Kerala.


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