Budget for Jamia, AMU reduced, fund to BHU doubled


By Muslim Mirror Staff

The funds to Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University were reduced by almost 15 per cent in the last financial year, 2022-22, in comparison to the previous year, the Ministry of Education stated in response to a question asked by Congress MP T.N. Prathapan.

According to details provided by the ministry, Jamia Millia Islamia recorded a decline of nearly Rs 68.73 crore with respect to the fund allocation. The varsity’s fund was reduced from Rs 479.83 crore in 2020-21 to Rs 411.10 crore in 2021-22.

The allocation for AMU reduced from Rs 1,520.10 crore in 2020-21 to Rs 1,214.63 crore in 2021-22. It marked a decline of nearly Rs 306 crore.

In the case of Banaras Hindu University, the funding doubled between 2014 and 2022. The allocation for BHU increased from Rs 669.51 crore in 2014-15 to Rs 1,303.01 crore in 2021-22. Similarly, the funding for Rajiv Gandhi University increased 250% from Rs 39.93 crore in 2014-15 to Rs 102.79 crore in 2021-22.



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