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15 varsities have University with Potential for Excellence tag

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New Delhi:  The University Grants Commission (UGC), with an objective of improving quality of teaching and research in the Institutions of higher education, has been providing substantial support to selected universities and colleges through various Schemes like University with Potential for Excellence (UPE), Colleges with Potential for Excellence (CPE) and Centre with Potential for Excellence in Particular Area (CPEPA).  These schemes aim at enabling varsities to reach the world class level and serve as benchmark for other institutions in the country.

The UGC has introduced these Schemes during the IX plan period which are still continued during the XII Plan period also. Under the Scheme UPE so far 15 universities have been selected. The UGC introduced this Scheme during the IX Plan period (2007-12) to identify few universities which had potential to achieve excellence in teaching and research activities.

Initially in the IX five year plan, five varsities were selected for the University with Potential for Excellence: Jawaharlal Nehru University, Hyderabad University, Jadavpur University, Pune University, and Madras University.  Now the UPE tag universities expanded to 15.  The scheme provides financial support to these universities improve their academic and physical infrastructure and introduce modern pedagogy and evaluation methodology.

Here find the list of Universities having tag University with Potential for Excellence (With Focus Area):

1.Jadavpur University, Salt Lake Campus, Kolkata (Mobile Computing and Communication and Nano-Science)

2.Pune University, Ganeshkhind Road , Pune   (Bio-Chemistry & Bio-Technology)

3.University of Hyderabad, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Interface Studies and Research)

4.Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi (Genetics, Genomics and Bio-Technology)

5.University of Madras, Chennai, Tamilnadu  (Herbal Science)

6.Madurai Kamraj University, Nagamalai Puthukottai, Tamil Nadu (Nano science in Biology)

7.North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Meghalaya (Bio-Sciences and Area Studies)

8.University of Calcutta, Senate House, Calcutta (Modern Biology)

9.University of Mumbai, Mumbai (Green Technology)

10.Osmania University, Hyderabad (Material Research – Social Relevence)

11.Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (Advance Functional Materials Genomics and Proteomics)

12.University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (Materials and Converging Sciences : Nano Praticles, nano-composites and multilayers)

13.University of Mysore, Karnataka, (Processing Characterization and Application of Advanced Functional Materials, and Media and Social Development-A Case Study of Karnataka)

14.Karnatak University, Dharwad (Anti Tumor Activity : An Integrated Approach)

15.Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Material Science)

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