PU adds transgender category in scholarships granted to affiliated colleges
In a first, Panjab University (PU) has added transgender and youth welfare categories in the applications’ formats for availing scholarships in its affiliated colleges.
The decision was taken by the College Development Council (CDC) during a meeting held under the chairmanship of vice- chancellor (V-C) Raj Kumar on Friday.
During the meeting, the CDC approved ₹60 lakh to the categories which include physically disabled, merit-cum-means, sports, single girl child, AIDS/cancer patients, youth welfare and transgender students in affiliated colleges of the PU.
The meeting was held a day after the standing committee forwarded the recommendations to the CDC. Meanwhile, no application have been received in the transgender and youth welfare categories for the scholarships, so far. Out of a total of 1,869 applications, 1,330 have been approved by the varsity.
Besides this, the council also approved ₹15 lakh for affiliated colleges to organise seminars, conferences and symposia. Under these events, ₹30,000 each will be given to the colleges.
For teachers of the affiliated colleges who present their research papers in different institutions across the country, ₹15,000 have been approved, while ₹50,000 will be awarded for presenting the paper outside the country. Talking about the move, V-C Raj Kumar said, “The financial subsidy given for presenting the paper within India and abroad should be increased and rigorous efforts on research and development are needed in the colleges and for improving the National Assessment and Accreditation Council rankings.
During the meeting, the members also suggested to enhance the grant in future for presenting paper within India from ₹15,000 to ₹20,000 and for outside India, from ₹50,000 to ₹70,000.
Enter your email to get our daily newsletter in your inbox
- Even farmers, who were earlier excited about the tractor rally and spent the day glued to their phones and television sets, said the violence on the streets of Delhi and outside the Red Fort weakened the movement.
- In pre-Covid times, I worked with 240 workers. 140 of these left and didn't return. I am managing with only 100 workers, says Kular
- In the Haryana districts of Rohtak, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad, Bhiwani and Dadri, villages emptied out as farmers drove to Delhi in tractors-trailers, cars, SUVs and motorbikes.
- Rajaona was convicted over the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in August 1995.