Tamilisai Soundararajan, the Governor of Telangana, on the 3rd of October, conducted a review meeting with the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors of the State universities.
The meeting was aimed to encourage research and development activities and prepare a data bank of research papers undertaken by each university in Telangana.
Tamilisai Soundarajan chaired the meeting and reviewed the implementation of the academic calendar, academic programmes, plans of the universities to improve the standards of education and other issues.
During the meeting, the Chancellor directed the State universities to encourage digital studies and libraries. The Chancellor also asked the universities to focus on the health of the students and prepare a ‘health profile’ of every student, create a nutritional index of the students and include yoga in the curriculum.
The Telangana Governor reviewed the campuses and universities and asked the authorities to install CCTV cameras on campus and in women’s hostels.
Ms. Soundararajan also emphasised on including “Academic Social Responsibility (ASR.)”
She said ASR will help educated individuals ensure the effective implementa of the Central and State Government schemes launched for the citizens’ welfare.
She also asked the universities to have higher education for non resident Indian (NRI) students, which will help the economic growth of the State. T. Papi Reddy, the Chairman of the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE,) earlier gave an overview of the higher education in the State.
Later, Professor V. Venkata Ramana, the Vice Chairman of the TSCHE, also presented a detailed presentation regarding higher education, upgradation of curriculum, increasing internship opportunities and setting up of incubators at universities.
The meeting had the specific agenda of discussing the education standards in the State and the growth and development of education in the universities and colleges of Telangana.
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