Tribune News Service
Shimla, May 3
Governor Bandaru Dattatreya today held a video-conference with the Vice-Chancellors of six government universities of the state to discuss the situation arising out of the second wave of Covid-19 and the arrangements being made at the institution level.
He directed the Vice-Chancellors to make efforts to achieve the academic schedule, besides discharging social responsibility. He said that the students of higher educational institutions should be encouraged to support the district administration voluntarily.
The youth could play an important role in disseminating information related to vaccination or use of mask, he said. Vaccination was important in the fight against Covid and it need to be intensified, he added. He urged students to work with the District Red Cross to help the needy.
Dattatreya said that the on-line education system should be strengthened and efforts should be made to ensure it was implemented without interruption. He called upon all universities to work with mutual cooperation and stressed on sharing research, innovation and technology.
He said that people were facing stress due to the pandemic and therefore the counselling process could also be increased at the university level. In particular, agricultural and horticultural universities should come forward to help farmers.
The Vice-chancellors briefed the Governor about the current status of teaching and non-teaching activities in the universities with respect to the UGC guidelines regarding Covid-19.
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