Thane, Dec. 7 -- Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) said it will give Rs20 crore for University of Mumbai sub-centre at Balkum. The decision was taken during a meeting between MU vice-chancellor Suhas Pednekar and TMC civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal on Thursday. The money will be used for constructing a hostel and other infrastructure requirements at the sub-centre.

"A few problems at the subcentre need immediate attention. We approached the students and teachers to understand their concerns. They want a comfortable commute and a proper approach road to the centre. So we contacted the TMC. The civic body agreed to help and offered Rs20 crore," said Pednekar.

At present, 350 students pursue two integrated courses at the sub-centre.

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