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No university set up Mahatma Gandhi chair despite UGC nod: HRD

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

No university in the country has established despite the nod from the (UGC), according to officials.

In order to enrich the academic resources of the university system, the UGC has formulated a scheme for establishment of chairs in universities in the name of nobel laureates, illustrious persons and persons of eminence in areas of their outstanding contributions.

"is one of the chairs approved by the UGC in the subjects or areas of peace and non-violence, freedom movement and national integration. However, has not been established in any university and no proposal was received by UGC from any varsity in this regard," a senior said.

However, students have been interested in Gandhian studies and have enrolled in undergraduate, postgraduate, M.Phil and Ph.D programmes in the subject in recent years.

According to statistic, 419 students enrolled themselves in UG programme in Gandhian studies for 2017-18 while the number of students enrolled in PG, M.Phil and PhD was 796, 51 and 78 respectively. 17 PhD degrees were awarded during the session.

The number of students who enrolled in the said programmes during 2016-17 was UG (321), PG (746), M.Phil (67) and PhD (113). The number of PhD degrees awarded during the session was 38.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 11:45 IST
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