Tuesday, 12 May 2020
UGC asks universities to set up grievance cell
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all varsities in the country to set up a cell for handling grievances of students related to examinations and other academic activities arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The commission has also constituted a task force to monitor the redressal of grievances and concerns raised by students and teachers.
“In accordance with the earlier guidelines, all universities have been advised to plan their academic activities keeping in view safety and interest of all stakeholders, giving highest priority to the health of all concerned while adopting and implementing the new guidelines,” UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said.
“Universities have also been asked to establish a cell for handling grievances of students related to examinations and other academic activities arising due to the pandemic and notify the same to students,” he added.
Jain said students can also lodge their grievances on the existing grievance redressal portal of the UGC.