UGC approves Tk. 4643.50 crore for 40 public universities

UGC approves Tk. 4643.50 crore for 40 public universities

The 151th Full Commission meeting of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) was held on 27 June 2018. UGC Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan presided over the meeting. UGC Secretary Dr. Md. Khaled placed the budget before the meeting.

The Full Commission approved the revised budget (non-development) for 2017-2018 fiscal year and budget (non-development) for 2018-2019 fiscal year for 40 public universities of the country. The budget for 40 public universities for 2017-2018 fiscal year was Tk. 4152.01 crore which was increased to in the revised budged to Tk. 4324.61 crore.

Budget for UGC for 2017-2018 fiscal year was Tk. 37.30 crore which was increased to Tk. 37.80 crore in the revised budget. The meeting also approved the budget of Tk. 4643.50 crore for 40 public universities of the country for 2018-2019 fiscal year and budget Tk.38.05 crore for 2018-2019 fiscal year for UGC.

Mr. Md. Sohorab Hossain, Secretary, Secondary and Higher Education Division, Ministry of Education, Shamima Nargis, Member, Industry and Energy Division, Ministry of Planning, UGC Members- Professor Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah, Professor Dr. Dil Afroza Begum, Professor Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, Professor Dr. M. Shah Nowaz Ali; Professor Dr. Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury, Vice-Chancellor, University of Chittagong,  Professor Dr. Md. Giasuddin Mia, Vice-Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University,  Professor Dr. Md. Anwar Hossain, Vice-Chancellor, Jessore University of Science and Technology,  Professor Dr. Md. Farhad Hossain, Dept. of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Professor Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahamed, Dean, Faculty of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Sher--e-Bnagla Agricultural University, Khandker Hamidur Rahman, Director, IMCT Division, Dr. Ferdous Zaman, Director, Research Support and Publication Division,   Md. Rezaul Karim Hawlader, Director (Current Charge), Finance and Accounts Division, Dr. Shamsul Arefin, Additional Director, Public Relations and Right to Information Division, Md. Shahin Siraj, Deputy Secretary, UGC, among others, were present in the meeting.

The Full Commission also unanimously adopted a condolence motion expressing profound grief at the death of Chief Justice’s father, Education Secretary’s sister and Bangladesh University of Professionals Vice-Chancellor’s mother.