Press Release UGC approves Tk. 4151.51 crore for 37 public universities

UGC approves Tk. 4151.51 crore for 37 public universities

The University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC), in its 147th Full Commission meeting held on 08 June 2017 with UGC Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan in the Chair, approved the original budget and revised budget of Tk. 3788.97 crore and Tk. 3843.54 crore respectively for 2016-2017 fiscal year for the country’s public universities. The meeting also approved the original budget and revised budget of Tk. 35.05 crore and Tk.36.23 crore respectively for 2016-2017 fiscal year for UGC.

The UGC also approved the original budget of Tk. 4151.51 crore for 37 public universities and Tk. 37.30 crore for UGC for 2017-2018 fiscal year. The Commission has increased budgetary allocation for public universities and UGC by 9.54 percentage compared to previous year. UGC Secretary Dr. Md. Khaled placed the budget in the meeting.

It may be mentioned here that the allocation for research at university level for 2016-2017 fiscal year in original budget was Tk. 28.97 crore while the allocation for research for 2017-2018 fiscal year was Tk. 61.55 crore, which is 112.46 percentage increase compared to previous year.

The meeting adopted a condolence proposal over death of Md.  Moniruzzaman, retired Join-Secretary, UGC.

Mr. Md. Sohrab Hossain, Secretary, Ministry of Education, Professor Dr. Dil Afroza Begum, Member, UGC, Professor Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, Member, UGC, Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique, Vice-Chancellor, Dhaka University, Professor Dr. Md. Ali Akbar, Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Professor Dr. Mohammad Alauddin, Vice-Chancellor, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Professor Dr. M Wahiduzzaman, Dean, Social Science and Business Studies Faculty, Noakhali Sciece and Technology University, Mr. Md. Shahidullah, President, BMDC, and Professor, Neonetology, BSMMU, Mr. Md. Mizanoor Rahman, FCMA, Director, Finance and Accounts Division, UGC and Khandker Hamidur Rahman, Director, IMCT Division, UGC were present in the meeting.