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Establishment of Chairs in the Universities in the name of eminent women

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.

Facts:

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.
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