Lt Governor reviews the preparedness of Universities against COVID-19

Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today held a video conference with the Vice-Chancellors of the Universities of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in order to review their preparedness to fight the COVID-19.

Vice-Chancellors of University of Jammu; University of Kashmir; Cluster University of Jammu / Kashmir ; Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology ( SKUAST) Jammu / Kashmir, Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Islamic University of Science & Technology attended the meeting through video conferencing. Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor was also present during the meeting.

The Lt Governor sought a detailed report from the VCs about the precautionary measures taken by the Universities and their post-lockdown preparations and asked them to get the campus premises sanitized regularly. “Comprehensive planning and continued efforts are imperative to break the transmission chain of coronavirus,” he added.

On being asked about the steps taken to compensate the learning in the Universities and Colleges, the Lt Governor was informed that the students are being provided with the online lessons through the e-learning mode and virtual class rooms to ensure their studies do not suffer due to COVID-19 lockdown. The VCs also informed about the availability of intranet in their campuses.