News: The Ministry of Women and Child Development with assistance from University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched Establishment of Chairs in the Universities in the name of eminent women initiative.
About Establishment of Chairs in the Universities in the name of eminent women
- It envisages setting up of 10 Chairs across different universities after eminent women administrators, artists, scientists and literatures.
- Aim: To encourage women to pursue higher education and excel in their chosen fields.
- Tenure: Each Chair per year will be for ₹50 lakh and established for a period of 5 years.
- Functions: engaging in research, strengthening the role of the university in public policymaking and designing and executing short-term capacity-building programs for teachers in higher education.