UGC announced that there are no plans or proposals to stop the funding of the women study centers.
In an earlier notice, issued by the UGC, the plans to provide funds to the women study centers in colleges were looking uncertain after September 30, but now, the UGC has made the situation clear that there are no such plans or proposals.
Seeing the notice, Indian Association for Women's Studies (IAWS) also raised their concern regarding the future of 167 women study center.
Statement from the UGC secretary
"There is no such proposal to cut or stop support to women study centers being funded by the UGC," the commission's secretary, P K Thakur, said in a recent PTI report.
According to the reports from TOI, the support for the women study center was in the sixth plan onwards and these centers are maintained by separate special grants issued by the UGC.
Statement from the IAWS
"It's taken decades of efforts by scholars and students, often in the teeth of opposition from local vested interests, to establish the fledgling field of women's studies in the education system."
At the national convention held on Wednesday, students appealed to the UGC to continue giving grants to these institutions.