The University Grants Commission strives to promote teaching and research in emerging areas in
Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages, Literature, Pure sciences, Engineering & Technology,
Pharmacy, Medical, Agricultural Sciences etc. The emphasis would be supporting such areas that cut
across disciplines and subjects such as health, gerontology, environment, biotechnology,
nanotechnology, stress management, WTO and its impact on economy, history of science, Asian
philosophy and many other areas as would be identified by subject experts. There are disciplines such as
defence and strategic studies which include national security affairs, insurance and banking, economics
and world trade which in a true sense are multidisciplinary in nature, cutting across disciplines of
sciences, humanities and social sciences, and are of importance in a rapidly changing global scenario.
These and allied disciplines need to be studied and researched in a more organized manner.
Institutionalization of such activities is a need of the present times.