Kurukshetra : Under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development the Government of India has approved a special grant of Rs 100 crore to the Kurukshetra University (KU) of Haryana of which the first installment of Rs 42 crore has been received by the varsity, told the KU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr Kailash Chandra Sharma.
On Tuesday, while talking to TOI at his office, Dr Kailash told, “The central government has approved the grant of Rs 100 crore to develop research centres focused on Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. We have received the first installment of Rs 42 crore a few days ago and as per the allotted time period five research centres and six training centres are to be developed within a period of two years at the varsity campus in a single building.”
The research centres to be developed at KU campus include:
• Center for Advanced Material Research (CAMR)
• Center for Information Technology and Automation (CITA)
• Center for Applied Biology in Environment Sciences (CABES)
• Center for Advanced Research in Earthquake Studies (CARES)
• Center of Excellence for Research on the Saraswati River (CERSR)
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Dr Kailash told, “These research centres will offer opportunities to researchers across the vertical disciplines to work on holistic research solutions. Moreover, the centre will also house six training centres.”
He also told that the main focus of these centres will remain to benefit the students of the campus as well as of the region by developing their skills and preparing them for entrepreneurship and the university will also give 45 scholarships to the students being trained under these centres.
Six training centres to be developed at KU campus
• Incubation Centre
• Centre for Skill Development
• Centre for Entrepreneurship
• Corporate Resource Centre
• Centre for Continuing Education
• Centre for Sports
Each centre will have a different focus and domain and will fill the gaps in skills and aptitude of students and prepare them for maximum employability. The outreach of these centres is expected to be high by engaging young people of nearby areas for capacity building in market-based skills.
Elaborating the development, the KU officials informed, the centre will have fully furnished space for envisioned five research centres and six training centres. It is proposed to be a 7-storey building providing 10300 square meters of furnished state of art space. The centre will have labs, training rooms, meeting rooms, lecture rooms, library, office space, and other support services. A dedicated floor will be made available to new entrepreneurs for incubation ideas. The building of centre will be developed as a green building with the solar power system, water harvesting, and energy efficient mechanism.
The site identified for the centre is near the boundary between KU and Brahmsarovar and will provide an idyllic setting for learners and researchers.
The university officials told the foundation stone of the development of this project at KU was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Jammu during his visit at the University of Jammu on February 3.
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