January 5, 2012 admin

University Grants Commission awarded Guru Nanak Dev University with status of University with Potential for Excellence

GNDU becomes the first University to receive this status
Amritsar, January 5 – The Guru Nanak Dev University is the only University of the State which received this rare honour  to be awarded with  the status of University with Potential for Excellence (UPE) by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
This was official announced yesterday through an official communication addressed to Prof. A.S. Brar, Vice-Chancellor of the University in which the UGC states, "Your University could achieve the UPE status due to the hard work done by you, your predecessors, teaching staff, students and non-teaching staff in the past and at present."
A total number of 31 universities including 3 universities from Punjab sent their proposals and the Standing Committee on UPE shortlisted 10 universities based on the eligibility criteria as prescribed in the XI Plan Guidelines. The Commission approved the recommendations of the Standing Committee for the award of UPE status to the Guru Nanak Dev University. From Punjab State, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Punjabi University, Patiala was amongst the competitors.
    It further added "with the award of UPE status to your University, which will entail grants upto Rs 50 crores under the scheme, the University shall be in a position to achieve greater heights on the areas chosen by you in the focused area and for holistic development".

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