19 colleges in country get “heritage” status

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ugcThe University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted “heritage” status to 19 institutions in the country and has approved financial assistance for their upgradation.

Proposals were invited by the UGC from colleges for the heritage tag under the Heritage College Scheme.

The Commission had received 60 proposals. Its aim is to conserve college campuses which are more than 100 years old.

Of the 60 proposals, a Selection Committee has approved granting of the heritage status to 19 colleges, said the Commission official.

The colleges which have been granted the status include St.Xavier’s College, Mumbai; CMS College Kottayam; St Joseph College, Trichy; Khalsa College, Amritsar; St Bede’s College, Shimla, Christ Church College in Kanpur, Old Agra College, Agra; Meerut College, Meerut and Langat Singh College in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.

Others in the list are Govt.Brennan College, Kerala; University College in Mangalore, Cotton College in Guwahati,Midnapore college in West Bengal,Govt Medical Science in Jabalpur, Deccan Education Society’s Fergusson College in Pune, Hislop college in Nagpur, Govt.

Gandhi Memorial Science College in Jammu, Kanya Mahavidyalya in Jalandhar and St Xavier’s College in Kolkata.

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