New Delhi: With the 11th Five Year plan being only five months away from its end, the University Grant Commission (UGC) has become active in disbursing grant to institutions offering human rights courses.

In order to lay thrust on human rights education, the UGC had started a scheme of granting financial assistance to the higher education institutions during the 11th Plan (2007-2012).

However, the institutions have still not received their share of grant for the current financial year still. The UGC has now invited proposals in this regard by November 15 from the interested higher education institutions provided they are eligible for getting such benefits.

Significantly, the UGC grants financial assistance to only those institutions conducting Foundation Course (2-3 months), Certificate Course (3-6 months), Graduate and Post Graduate Courses in human rights.
This financial assistance is available only by the end of 11th FY plan.

JPN/Bureau