Chairs to be set up in varsities in name of 10 eminent women personalities

NEW DELHI: Ten eminent women administrators, artists, scientists and social reformers, including Hansa Mehta and Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar, will have Chairs in universities in their names, the Government said on Friday.

The announcement was made by the Women and Child Development Ministry on National Girl Child Day.

The 10 Chairs will be set up with the University Grants Commission’s assistance and with an aim to carry out research in different fields, according to a statement.

The initiative is called “establishment of chairs in universities in the name of eminent women administrators, artists, scientists and social reformers”, it said.

These will be established for a period of five years initially, as per guidelines, according to the statement. (AGENCIES)