Mumbai University gets Rs 5 crore grant to set up e-learning facility | Mumbai News – Times of India

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MUMBAI: Mumbai University received a grant of Rs 5 crore from Rashtriya Uchchatar Shikshan Abhiyan in the current financial year, which will be used to set up an e-learning facility and for developing existing infrastructure on the campus. This is in addition to the Rs 1.2 crore received as research grants and Rs 5 crore donated by an alumnus to Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy.
The university’s vice-chancellor, Suhas Pednekar, made this announcement during the online annual convocation ceremony on Monday.
Over 1.9 lakh students graduated from the university this year. While 140 Ph Ds and M Phils were awarded, 16 medals were given to students with exceptional performances in their respective subjects. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari who presided over the convocation urged students to become innovators, job creators and creators of wealth and even appealed to them to get acquainted with emerging technologies like artificial intelligence.
The university has shortlisted 10 start-ups that will work from the incubation centre on Hcampus, said Pednekar, while reading the annual report. He said the number of autonomous colleges under the university has risen from 34 last year to 40 now. Pednekar proposed to implement the ‘school concept’ (setting up schools of engineering, management etc) to enhance interdisciplinary research, academic exchange and collaborations.

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