Periyar University will organise passport and driving licence camps on its campus for the benefit of its students, P. Kolandaivel, Vice-Chancellor, has said.
The University authorities will hold discussion with the Coimbatore Passport Office and the Transport Department officials shortly for holding the camps for the provision of passports and driving licences to eligible students, Mr. Kolandaivel said while speaking at the inaugural of the two-day workshop on soft skills by the Department of Microbiology of the University recently.
These special camps will form part of the many soft skill development activities planned by the University departments.
Free education policy
The Vice-Chancellor said that the University would implement the free education policy for the benefit of the bright students belonging to the economically weaker sections. One top student from each department would be identified by an expert committee and recommended for fee waiver throughout their period of study.
He said that nurturing soft skills in students was the foremost task of the teachers and the University had proposed to do the same systematically in every university department.
Acquiring English language skill was paramount to every student and scholar in the university especially in higher learning institutions.
The Vice-Chancellor called upon the student community to take full advantage of the available resources in the campus to enhance their skills.
R. Balagurunathan, Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, and R. Dhandapani, faculty member, also spoke.