According to official sources on May 18, Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) would set up a Swami Vivekananda Research and Education Centre to propagate the teachings of the spiritual leader.
The Tamil Nadu Government had sanctioned Rs 25 lakh for establishing the centre, MKU vice-chancellor Kalyani Mathivanan said at a special academic council meeting on Friday.
She said the government had also sanctioned Rs.3.5 crore for creation of a Centre for Tourism and Hotel Management and Rs.2.9 crore for university’s green campus proposal, apart from increasing total outlay of its grant from Rs.12.40 crore to Rs.18.57 crore for 2013-14.
Mathivanan said an M.Phil course in nano technology would be started soon.
She also said Sheik Abdul Khader, a resident of Nagaiyakottai at Vedasandur in Dindigul district, had donated 9.5 acres in his native place for the construction of a permanent building for MKUs constituent college.Posted in States