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3. QUALITY EDUCATION
3.5 Expansion of Higher Education
Opportunity of higher education for the youth has rapidly been expanding in the last one decade. Eight public universities were set up in the country during 2009-16. At the same time, the government has given approval for establishing 42 universities at the private sector. At present, there are 39 public and 96 private universities in the country. Due to some pragmatic steps taken by the government,
Science and IT graduates are on the rise. There has been increased allocation for science studies, research and innovation in the recent years. Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) is providing grants to young researchers and scientist. As many as 200 persons received Bangabandhu Fellowship, 1500 students/researchers received National Science and Technology (NST) Fellowship and about 1400 projects were funded in 2016-17.
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Number of Public University increased since 2009
Approval for establishing
42
universities
at the private sector in 2009-17
Institutional Quality Assurance Cells (IQAC) in
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Universities and research institutions have access to UGC’s digital library containing over 30,000 research databases, e-journals and e-books
Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) has awarded 345 academic innovation grants to 27 public and 9 private universities
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public and private universities
High-speed internet
connectivity is fully functional in
35 Public and Private Universities
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