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UGC approved budget for 37 public universities

UGC approved budget for 37 public universities

Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC) approved the budget of Taka 4151.51 crore for 37 public universities in the country and Taka 37.30 crore for UGC for 2017-2018 fiscal year. 

The approval was given at the UGC's 147th Full Commission meeting held on 8 June 2017 with UGC Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan in the Chair, said a press release.

The meeting also approved the original budget and revised budget of Taka 3788.97 crore and Taka 3843.54 crore respectively for 2016-2017 fiscal year for the country's public universities. 

The UGC also approved the original budget and revised budget of Taka 35.05 crore and Taka 36.23 crore respectively for 2016-2017 fiscal year for UGC.

The Commission has increased budgetary allocation for public universities and UGC by 9.54 percent compared to the previous year. 

UGC Secretary Dr. Md. Khaled placed the budget in the meeting.

Among others, Education Secretary M Sohrab Hossain, Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique and UGC Members Professor Dr Dil Afroza Begum and Professor Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, among others, were present in the meeting.