Considering the idea of the government regarding internal resource generation to support and sustain the growth of the varsity, Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has appealed the alumni and well-wishers of the varsity for their financial contribution towards developing the infrastructure, creating new infrastructure and establishing specific key students’ facilities. The varsity has planned to give more emphasis to skill development and launch job-oriented disciplines. The funds donated by the alumni will help the varsity to address all these issues. The varsity has been relying on funds given by the government, and for the first time, the varsity has taken steps for internal resource generation.
VC of AMU, Mr. Tariq Mansoor further pointed that the alumni of the varsity had played a crucial role in helping the University financially besides giving constructive suggestions. The idea of the generation of internal resources is not a new concept and was proposed by various HRD Ministers earlier. The move will minimise the burden of government as the varsity gets funds from alumni. In 2006, former HRD Minister, Mr. Kapil Sibal pointed that the educational goals of the 21st century could not be achieved unless the varsities come up with alternative forms of resource mobilisation.
In October 2016, present HRD Minister, Mr. Prakash Javadekar also focused on internal resource generation at the VCs meeting that took place at Banaras Hindu University. During the meeting, the major focus areas were improving the quality of education, internal resource generation, improving and creating infrastructure, e-governance and student centric initiatives.