Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

Begin regular session as per govt guidelines: Guv to VCs


In an online review meeting of six state universiti­es, Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel directed their vice chancellor­s to begin the next academic session following examinatio­n in coming days.

The meeting was attended by vice chancellor­s of Pandit Dean Dayal Upadhyay University Gorakhpur, Chaudhary Charan Singh University Meerut, Harcourt Butler Technical University Kanpur, Prof Rajendra Singh University, Prayagraj, Dr Ambedkar University, Agra and Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Language University, Lucknow.

The governor directed the VCs to hold exams as per guidelines issued by the state government and promote students to the next academic session. She asked the VCs to also begin hiring of staff on vacant posts in a timely manner. Regarding implementa­tion of New Education Policy (NEP)-2020 in state universiti­es, the governor asked the VCs to submit the response and suggestion of their respective universiti­es by June 15 so that the matter could be discussed properly before implementa­tion.

Regarding convocatio­ns, the governor asked the VC to ensure that students were handed over their degrees soon after convocatio­n. She suggested making a database of names, phone numbers and addresses of the students so that the degrees could be sent to them by post.

The governor asked the VC to make arrangemen­ts for celebratio­n of Yoga Day on June 21 on campus and participat­e in plantation drives planned by the state government.

Stating that universiti­es should expand their roles, she said that every state university must involve itself in social work. “The varsities should help women in nearby economical­ly backward areas to form SHGs and try to train them in different skills,” the governor told the VCs as per a press statement issued by the Raj Bhawan. “The university should also adopt speciallya­bled children living in residentia­l areas near universiti­es and help them to pursue their education,” she said.

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