The University Grant Commission (UGC) has granted the budget for the newly established 15 Central Universities for the 2009-10 financial year, setting in motion the activities of the new institutions, which will offer various courses from the coming academic session. Vice-Chancellors of the central varsities met here recently to discuss their curricular activities, disciplines and budget. One to two crores has been granted each university to help them meet their requirements by the commission.
The UGC has also decided to establish standing committee to decide on the discipline and stream of programmes to be offered by these newly established varsities. The proposed committee will have vice chancellors of some of these universities. They will study the relevance and feasibility of the courses and disciplines to be started by them.