The Raj Bhavan had set an example by ensuring that the seats of higher learning were occupied by persons who practised transparency, efficiency and honesty, Governor Banwarilal Purohit said.
At the inauguration of a day-long conference on ‘Startup policy and skill development for employment, an initiative by State universities’ on Tuesday, Mr. Purohit, the chancellor of State universities, said it was disturbing that the homes of sitting and former Vice-Chancellors’ were raided for graft and impropriety.
He advised university officials to be “totally honest and transparent in the selection of university faculty.”
Mr. Purohit urged the Vice-Chancellors to set aside an hour daily for students, listen to their problems patiently and bond better.
“AICTE launched its own policy in 2016 and we started deliberating how to move forward. We wanted all States and universities to participate and wrote to the Ministers, secretaries and governors.
“Tamil Nadu is the second State to hold such a conference after Jammu and Kashmir. With over 20 universities and a larger number of students, the State could be a game changer in the development of a policy,” he said.
Principals from 600 colleges and students from 300 institutions participated the conference, which was attended by Higher Education Minister K.P. Anbalagan and Anna University VC M.K. Surappa.
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