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March 6, 2020

India's Human Resource Development Minister felicitates Vice-Chancellors of Women Universities and Women Principals of Delhi Colleges as part of International Women's Day Celebrations organized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

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Photo: The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, with the Vice Chancellors of Women Universities and Women Principals of Delhi Colleges, at an event to mark the International Women’s Day, in New Delhi on March 06, 2020.

New Delhi, March 6, 2020 — To mark the International Women’s Day 2020, Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, felicitated the Vice Chancellors of Women Universities and Women Principals of Delhi Colleges in New Delhi today. The University Grants Commission (UGC) had organized the celebrations.

The Minister also launched the SAKSHAM portal, developed by UGC, that aims to empower women on campuses through creating awareness on the current opportunities and initiatives, support, and redressal mechanism. The web resources (Government and United Nations policy documents) are made available to women students and employees of Higher Education Institutions through the portal.

• The Minister explained that the UGC’s SAKSHAM portal brings together information on all women-oriented initiatives and provides a platform for registering complaints related to violence and harassment against women in Higher Education Institutions. He further informed that an ‘Upload your Complaint’ option under Grievance Redressal is available on the portal.

Mr. Pokhriyal said that a healthy academic environment is a necessary prerequisite for ensuring the empowerment of women. The Minister informed that the New Education Policy is in the final stage, and it would have special provisions, funding, and scholarships for girl students.

• The University Grants Commission of India (UGC) is a statutory body set up by the Indian Union government per the UGC Act 1956 under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. UGC is responsible for the coordination, determination, and maintenance of standards of higher education in India. It provides recognition to universities and disburses funds to such recognized universities. UGC has its headquarters in New Delhi.

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