The governor said universities, along with colleges, should hand over the degrees to the students soon after convocation in a timely manner. She had earlier suggested preparing a database of names, phone numbers and addresses of the students for sending degrees by post.
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The governor also directed the two VCs to state criterion and detailed instructions in the advertisement for hiring faculty. This, she said, will ensure transparency in the appointment process.
Stating that 33% of the newly elected gram pradhans are women, the governor suggested to the universities to hold webinars and training sessions to apprise them of the public welfare schemes. “Most of the women gram pradhans belong to self-help groups. Universities should make them aware of the malpractices in society like dowry, discrimination of male and female child, so that they can motivate women in their villages to not fall prey to such social evils,” Patel told the VCs.
The governor asked the universities to arrange a visit to Nari Niketan hospitals for girls for a learning experience. She further directed universities to adopt children who have been orphaned after losing their parents to Covid-19. Universities should give a homely environment to such children, Patel said.
On the financial arrangements, the governor instructed the VCs to list all financial transactions in the cashbook, and to reduce the number of accounts by merging two or more accounts of similar nature. More accounts lead to probability of financial irregularities, she said.
Patel reiterated that universities should take the vaccination of their staff, students and their parents seriously. She directed the VCs to not allow any outsider to stay on residential campuses. The governor told VCs to take steps to seek early disposal of cases pending in the high court.