GNDU to financially assist handicapped students

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Amritsar, Mar 9 (UNI) Guru Nanak Dev University has decided to incur 50 per cent of its total budget of Rs 110.22 crore on teaching, research, improvement of education and 23.07 percent on miscellaneous departments and health services.

The University has made special provisions to financially assist the poor students, provide free education to physically handicapped students and wards of Sikh migrants. The poor students would also get Post Matric Scholarships, National Scholarships and Non-Hindi Speaking Scholarships as sanctioned by the Punjab Government.

The University has created a separate Research Development Fund to promote research in the University which would go a long way in providing financial assistance to the various Departments and teachers for undertaking quality research work. An amount of Rs 8 crore was earmarked for the Research Development Fund during the financial year 2007-08 and now an additional provision of Rs 5.00 crore has been made to promote research in the University.

These decisions were unanimously taken by the Syndicate and the Senate of the Guru Nanak Dev University which met here today.

Dr Jai Rup Singh, Vice-Chancellor chaired the meeting.

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