Chaibasa, April 18: Governor Draupadi Murmu, who is also the Chancellor of Universities, Jharkhand said that she has directed all the vice-chancellors of the state universities to soon introduce smart classes with an audio visual system making it more student friendly. She expressed an urgent need to promote infrastructure standards in the colleges.
She was addressing the inaugural session of the Chancellor’s Trophy hosted by Kolhan University at Chaibasa on Tuesday. She said that infrastructure will never pose hurdle for students who want to excel. “ We are focusing on digitisation of education in colleges,” said Murmu while addressing the inaugural function at Tata College in Chaibasa.
She went on to add that education is the very basis of human development and they are trying to establish world class higher education standards in Jharkhand.
Murmu inaugurated the basket ball and archery events hosted by the Kolhan University as a part of the inter university sports meet this month. The inauguration was also attended by R.P.P. Singh, vice-chancellor, Kolhan University; Ranjit Kumar Singh, pro vice-chancellor, Kolhan University; Sunil Bhaskaran, vice-president (corporate services), Tata Steel and Nandlal Rungta, managing director, S.R. Rungta Group and other dignitaries.
Draupadi Murmu said that students should also take interest in sports and exercise to keep themselves mentally and physically fit. She said that after taking office as the Governor of the state, she wanted to know the problems of the state. First she talked with them and came to know their problems and later, directed them to make an academic calendar and work accordingly.
The governor also lauded corporates like Tata Steel and S.R. Rungta Group for their active roles education and sports together amongst youths. She noted that constituent colleges of Kolhan University in remote areas will be a priority in the digitisation process.
She inspected Kasturba Gandhi residential school, Khuntpani and enquired about their academic and other pursuits. She also inspected Civil Hospital, Chaibasa.
The governor reached the venue of the programme at around10:10 am and left by noon.
On the first day of the Chancellor’s Trophy at Kolhan University, archery teams from Ranchi University, Kolhan University, Sidhu Kanhu Murmu University and Vinobha Bhave University participated in the first round of both men’s and women’s category.
All the four universities participated in recurve, Indian and compound categories in archery. The finals of archery will take place tomorrow. All the rounds in basketball will take place tomorrow.
The Chancellor’s Trophy will conclude with the prize distribution ceremony on April 19. Other universities like the Sidhu-Kanhu Murmu University, Dumka; Vinobha Bhave University, Hazaribagh; Ranchi University and Birsa Agricultural University is also organising other sports like kho-kho, football, cricket, badminton, volleyball and hockey.