Letest News of Rajasthan University
Vice-Chancellor RK Kothari said “The University Grants Commission has extended the Universities with Potential for Excellence tag for Rajasthan University till March 2019”
The tag will help the University, facing financial crunch, in getting grants from the commission.
Rajasthan University, the state’s oldest and largest university, was selected by the UGC for the UPE scheme in the 12th plan period (2012-15). As of now, there are 15 universities in the country with the UPE tag. They include Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Jadavpur University, Kolkata; and University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
The UPE scheme was initiated by UGC during its ninth plan period to provide substantial support to selected universities to help bring them at par with the world-class universities. Promoting credit-based modular system, academic programmes relevant to socio-economic needs of nation, and examination reforms were some of the other objectives of the scheme.
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