Varsities may declare holidays from Jan 3

Varsities may declare holidays from Jan 3

Hyderabad, Dec 24 : The government has called the Vice-Chancellors of all the universities across the state will meet on Monday to discuss measures to prevent any possible unrest in the wake of the Srikrishna report’s submission by December 31.

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Vice-Chancellor Prof D Narasimha Reddy on Friday revealed to media persons that Higher Education Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha has called the Vice-chancellors meeting on Monday to discuss the situation in universities in view of Justice B N Srikrishna Commission submitting its report on the future of Andhra Pradesh by December 31.

The meeting will discuss on how best to control the situation if unrest breaks out over the recommendations of the Report.

According to highly placed and reliable government sources, the meeting will decide if the Higher Education Ministry would prefer declaring holidays to the universities across the state from January 3 to ward off potential trouble.

Prof Narasimha Reddy also stated that despite disturbances in the state, he said that JNTU was strictly maintaining its academic year calendar and semester examinations are conducted as per schedule in the affiliated colleges.

He called upon parents to control their wards not to participate in the agitation and cooperate with educational institutions and government for the smooth passage of academic year.

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