Engineering college orientation: In a meeting convened by the Telangana State Council of Higher Education with vice-chancellors of the State universities. All, the colleges in Hyderabad have been instructed to set up anti-drugs committee in order to keep a check on the usage of drugs in the institutions.
This move was taken in the backdrop of the allegations that students from several schools and colleges had fallen victim to a racket. That was supplying them narcotics like LSD and MDMA, recently busted by the special investigation team of prohibition and excise department.
In addition to this colleges were also told to establish counseling centers in order to counsel the students.
“The college managements should co-ordination with managements of private hostels as most students stay there. Whenever a student behaves abnormal, he/she should be immediately counseled. The onus is on them to make aware the students about the consequences of taking drugs. Parents should also frequently check their child’s college bag,” said Prof. T Papi Reddy, Chairman, TSCHE.
The colleges were asked to educate students about ill effects of taking drugs, through series of lectures.
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This year’s Engineering college Orientation shall focus on creating awareness on the implications of consuming drugs to the newly joined engineering students and their parents. “We will focus on creating awareness on social issues like drugs issue during the Engineering college Orientation besides constituting anti-drug committees,” said N Goutham Rao, President, Telangana Private Engineering and Professional Colleges Management Association. Four days have been catered for the orientation program starting from July 20 and the actual classes would begin on July 24. Like us on Facebook
According to the University Grants Commission regulations, all the higher education institutions should have a mentoring system. “If students are mentored and counseled by teachers on regular basis, the drug menace can be easily dealt,”