Mumbai, Jan 22, 2020:- Mumbai University heritage building at Fort area campus would receive Rs. 200 crores in phased manner in next four years for preserving its heritage aesthetic landscape. The decision was announced by deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar after a meeting in this regard which was attended by higher and technical education minister Uday Samant and Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule.
Mumbai University has a glorious history of 160 years and the University building has importance of global heritage structure. The decision of providing funding was taken for providing conducive atmosphere for the students at the University and visitors at the University which would regain its original beauty. After this decision, the University would receive Rs. 50 crores this year and Mumbai University along with MMRDA would prepare a detailed plan for implementation in this regard.
The meeting also discussed the measures to be taken for overall improvement at Kalina campus of the University which included building improvement, removing the encroachments, tree plantation, development of educational facilities. The meeting also took decisions regarding educational facilities as well as making available man power at Kalina campus as well as various sub-centers in the state.
Minister for higher and technical education Uday Samant said that he had a review meeting regarding Mumbai University last week and has planned for providing digital educational facilities which would match international standards to the students. The meeting was also attended by additional chief secretary of the finance department Manoj Saunik, secretary to the higher and technical education Saurabh Vijay, vice-chancellor of the Mumbai University Suhas Pednekar, pro-VC Ravindra Kulkarni and others.