The University Grants Commission (UGC) has initiated a training programme for participation of women in higher education institutions under the scheme of “Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education”. Training of Trainers workshops and Sensitization/Awareness/Motivation workshops under this scheme have been organized by the various universities & colleges during XIth Plan to ensure gender equality and to enhance the participation of women in higher educational institutions, Dr. D. Purandeswari , Minister of State for Human Resource Development said in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. Women Education is one of the important components of UGC policy of Equity and access. The UGC has launched the schemes of financial assistance to Universities and Colleges for construction of women’s hostels, financial assistance for establishment of Day Care Centres to help women to continue their academic career, Indira Gandhi Scholarship to Single Girl Child; assistance for capacity building for women managers in higher education; Post Doctoral Fellowships for women; establishment of Women’s Studies Centres and additional assistance to Universities & Colleges with more women enrolment to encourage the enrolment and participation of women in higher educational institutions.

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