Mumbai University’s minor research project funding sees sharp hike in 3 yrs
Such projects are taken up by teachers from various colleges affiliated to Mumbai University and the proposals are evaluated by a selection committee before approval.
“We intend to hike the funding for minor research projects to Rs 1.25 crore in the 2013-14 academic year. It is under discussion. The university is keen on promoting research and lack of funds should never be an impediment,” said a university official.
For major research projects, funding at the university is largely dependent on funds or grants from the central and state governments. Contribution from the industrial sector has been low. Data obtained from Mumbai University shows that for 2007-2008 and 2010-2011, it received zero funds from Indian industries/corporate sector.
In 2010-11, the university received a total grant of over Rs 51 crore from the central and state governments and the University Grants Commission. The last two years, however, has seen a change, with the university receiving Rs 49.58 crore from industry, alumni and sources other than the state/Central governments till September 21,2012.
“In addition to funds received from various sources
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