Governor ESL Narasimhan pats varsities; concerned over girls safety

Governor ESL Narasimhan pats varsities; concerned over girls safety
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Appreciating the performance of universities in the State, Governor and Chancellor ESL Narasimhan on Wednesday exhorted the ViceChancellors, principals and officials of various colleges to focus on providing better security to women and girls in universities and colleges

Hyderabad: Appreciating the performance of universities in the State, Governor and Chancellor ESL Narasimhan on Wednesday exhorted the Vice-Chancellors, principals and officials of various colleges to focus on providing better security to women and girls in universities and colleges.

Chairing a review meeting of Vice-Chancellors of 14 universities and colleges at Dr BR Ambedkar Open University, along with Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari, Education Principal Secretary Ranjiv Acharya and TSCHE Chairman Papi Reddy, the Governor expressed satisfaction over the varsities’ performance and their introducing biometric system for improving quality of education.

He gave a pat to Srihari for focusing on quality education at higher level and also for common academic calendar being implemented. The Governor, while expressing concern over atrocities on women and girls at some educational institutions in the recent times, directed the VCs to implement common calendar and uniform process in Ph D admissions, introduce new courses helpful for students and scrap waste courses.

Later, Srihari told the media persons that the Governor was happy over the varsities adopting some positive changes for quality in education. Though some varsities had adopted biometric system, a few more should follow suit, he said.

The Governor gave them a deadline of setting up biometric systems in their campuses in three months. The meeting was to review the recommendations of the previous conference and give directions for a better academic plan, he said. Narasimhan was happy at the speed of digitalising the details in varsities.

Since last year, all the colleges in the State took up admissions, conducted examinations and announced results by implementing a common calendar, Srihari said. The Governor expressed concern at some incidents of attacks on girls.

He also asked the Vice Chancellors to take immediate measures to avoid repetition of such incident in future. Admitting that there was a sort of confusion in Ph D admissions, the Deputy Chief Minister directed the officials to take up the process as per merit prescribed by UGC guidelines. The Governor also sought the guides to be efficient to roll out limited number of scholars, he said.

There was no need of giving more Ph Ds and instead focus on quality, the Governor said and sought a report on six months of work and future plan. The Governor appreciated Agriculture University for clinching second position at national level and IIIT Basara for rolling out rural students as engineers and employees.

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