By - 1 June 2022
1 June 2022
Colleges and universities across India will now have to prioritise developing new facilities and upgrade existing ones to assist their students' mental and physical well-being. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has published recommendations for Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) to promote physical fitness and sports for all.
With a focus on students' health, welfare, and psychological and emotional well-being at institutions across the country, the higher education regulator has directed HEIs to establish Students Services Centres (SSC), which will be in charge of dealing with and managing problems related to stress and emotional adjustment. "Besides educating students, HEIs must focus on physical activity for all students so as to help them stay physically fit and mentally healthy," the UGC guidelines stated.