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July 23, 2009

UGC sanctions grant to Kannur University

Kannur (Kerala): The University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted Rs.14.28 crore to the Kannur University for the 11th Plan period.

The varsity has received this grant on the basis of a report submitted by a team appointed by the UGC to evaluate the utilization of the grant sanctioned to the varsity during the 10th Plan and the university's functioning.

Out of total sanctioned amount Rs.1.7 crore has been given for the library of the university while Rs.2 crore was sanctioned for starting a health centre, Rs.3 crore for campus development, Rs.2 crore for sports facilities, and Rs.30 lakh for basic facilities. The university was also allotted Rs.2.5 crore for construction of a new guest house.

The release said the UGC's approval of all courses started during 2003-09, sanctioning of teaching posts and allocation of funds for infrastructure development were an achievement for the fledgling university.

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