Students will be allowed to use the computers, library and laboratories
: Kalasalingam University at Krishnankoil has come up with a programme to link schools, colleges and polytechnics with the university with an offer of making use of its infrastructure and manpower resources for the benefit of students and teachers.
A memorandum of understanding was signed with 70 schools, 20 polytechnics and 10 colleges in the presence the Additional Chief Secretary and Commissioner of Revenue Administration, T.S. Sridhar, on Saturday. The Vice-Chancellor, P. Kanniappan, said that the students of schools, polytechnics and colleges would be allowed to use the computers, library and laboratories of the university. Teachers would deliver expert lectures to students of higher secondary classes, polytechnic and colleges on various topics. Teachers of these institutions would also be given orientation in the latest technologies.
“Quality of education at the university level depends on the quality of education in schools. We want to provide a helping hand to the students of our area,” he added. The students would be given training in basic computer and communication skill and career guidance.
The university signed another memorandum of understanding with the Union Bank of India for providing educational loans to the needy students seeking admission to the university. “Students coming to the university from any part of the country can avail themselves of educational loans from the bank,” he added. Mr. Sridhar said the State Government had planned to provide access, equity and excellence in higher education through its Vision 2023 policy statement.
The Chancellor, K. Sridharan, said the Kalasalingam University wanted to share its hi-tech resources with the rural institutions. Virudhunagar Collector, T.N. Hariharan, District Revenue Officer R. Raju, and university Registrar V. Vasudevan were among those present.