Ministry of Human Resource Development

As advised by Union HRD Minister, University Grants Commission issues advisory on Mental Health & Well-Being of Students in wake of COVID-19

Posted On: 06 APR 2020 3:21PM by PIB Delhi

In view of the present scenario amidst threat of COVID-19, Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' directed the heads of autonomous institutions coming under the Ministry to take necessary steps for Mental Health & Well-Being of Students  in wake of COVID-19 outbreak.

Accordingly, in order to address any kind of mental health and psycho-social concerns of the student community during and after COVID-19, UGC has requested all Universities and Colleges to take the following measures for the mental health, psychosocial aspects and well-being of the students:

1.         Set up help lines 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.

2.         Regular mentoring of students through interactions, and appeals/letters by the Universities/Colleges to remain calm and stress free. This can be achieved through telephones, e-mails, digital and social media platforms.

3.         Form COVID-19 help groups of students, headed by hostel wardens / senior faculty who             can identify friends/classmates in need of help and provide immediate necessary help.

4.   Share the following video links  of  Ministry of Health & Family Welfare https://www.mohfw.gov.in/ on  your       University/College website, and with students and faculty via e-mail, through social media like Facebook, WhatsApp and twitter etc.:

            https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/MindingourmindsduringCoronaeditedat.pdf

The implementation of the above measures is to be regularly monitored and actions taken in this regard may be submitted on the University Activity Monitoring Portal of UGC at ugc.ac.in/uamp.

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