The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday issued a statement urging the authorities of the public universities to strengthen security measures at the higher educational institutions.
In the statement, UGC said they are observing with anxiety that students are becoming victim of harassment in different ways in some public universities of the country, even if, untoward incidents like killing are also taking place in these higher educational institutions.Such problematic occurrences are pushing the students’ lives to uncertainty and making the country unstable side by side with destroying the overall environment of the university campus.
Under this situation, UGC urged the university administration to take immediate and effective steps for resolving the prevailing crisis.
The UGC requested the public universities to strengthen security measures for teachers-students and officers-employees concerned with education through all-time monitoring from every class room to hall and campus.
It also urged the university administration to make the concerned provosts, assistant provosts/ house tutors alert for maintaining security of the students at every hall and university.
Proctorial body/DSW will ensure security through continuous monitoring. In this regard, university’s highest administration will extend cooperation, if needed.
The Commission called upon the university authorities to continue campaign against raging and drug alongside ensuring security. The UGC also urged the university administration to take help from UGC or its local administration, as and when necessary.Apart from these, the Commission asked universities to follow properly the directives issued by the UGC earlier.
Prior to this, UGC had issued letter, containing a number of directives to the public university administration January 8 for ensuring security measures for the students, education-friendly environment at campus premises and its dormitories, undertaking and implementing anti-ragging and drug program and stopping all kinds of harassment by the senior students on junior ones.