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Jul 2015 Source: MOTACHASHMA

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University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted "heritage" status to 19 institutions across the country in an effort to conserve college campuses which are more than 100 years old. The 19 colleges will be given financial assistance for their improvement and upgradation.

For the improvement of the respective campuses and other academic disciplines the Centre took the decision to grant heritage tags to these Universities/institutions and provide them financial aid of Rs 8-10 crore per annum from the government.

On invitation under the Heritage College Scheme 60 applications for the Heritage Tag were received by the comission, none of them from Delhi. UGC officials said’ Out of the total application that were received, 19 colleges were selected ho will be granted commission. Varied financial assistance will be provided to these colleges and they can use the grants for conservation work of the campus and for specialised courses related to heritage,"

The colleges who will be granted commission are:

College Name

Grants Received

XT. Xavier's College, Mumbai

Rs 1.53 crore

CMS College Kottayam


St Joseph College, Trichy


Khalsa College, Amritsar

Rs 10 lakh

St Bede's College, Shimla

Rs 1.15 crore

Christ Church College in Kanpur


Old Agra College, Agra

Rs 25 lakh

Meerut College, Meerut 

Rs 1.34 crore 

Langat Singh College, Muzaffarpur

Rs 15 lakh

Govt. Brennan College, Kerala 


University College in Mangalore


Cotton College in Guwahati

Rs 4.35 crore

Midnapore college in West Bengal


Govt Medical Science in Jabalpur


Deccan Education Society's Fergusson College in Pune


St Xavier's College in Kolkata 


Hislop college in Nagpur


Govt Gandhi Memorial Science College in Jammu


Kanya Mahavidyalya in Jalandhar 



"UGC will also examine 160 fresh proposals which have been sent by various colleges across the country," officials said. 


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