UGC grants 14 cr to North East Centre of Jamia Millia Islamia
OT, August 30, 2012 16:26 IST
Okhla Times Campus Reporter/JMI
The Centre for North East Studies at Jamia Millia Islamia, the only such centre of its kind in a Central University, has received a grant of Rs. 14 crore from the University Grant Commission for building a permanent building to house the Centre, funding for staff appointments and recurring expenses.
Acknowledging the hard work that has gone into making the project a reality, JMI’s Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung said: “This is recognition of our commitment to one of the least studied regions of the country, to help build bridges and better, nuanced understanding. In the process, the deeper problems which are hidden by the headlines, would be addressed.”
“We look forward to collaborating with institutions and scholars from the region and abroad, for critical examination of problems with sharper focus. Policy makers would benefit from such rigorous research, which would be informed by field work and realities,” he said in a press release issued by the university.
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