UGC issues measure for mental health, psychosocial aspects and well-being of students

Apr 10, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Industry Specific Compliance

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on April 05, 2020, issues measure for mental health, psychosocial aspects and well-being of students in order to reassure the student community to avoid stress or panic in the situation of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Universities and Colleges are requested to take the following measures:-

• Set up help line for mental health, psychosocial concerns and well-being of students in Universities/Colleges to be regularly monitored and managed by Counsellors and other identified faculty members.

• Regular mentoring of students through interactions, and appeals or letters by the universities or colleges to remain calm and stress free.

• Form COVID-19 help group of students, headed by hostel wardens or senior faculty who can identify classmates in need .

• Video links to be shared on the University or College website, and with students and faculty via e-mail through social media.

The implementation of the above measures may be regularly monitored and actions taken in this regard may be submitted on the University Activity Monitoring Portal of UGC.

[Notice No. 1-1/2020(Secy)]


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