‘GU, college professors must complete 75 hours of community service’ | Goa News

Panaji: The Executive Council of Goa University has approved a proposal which will require every teacher in the university and affiliated institutes to undertake 75 hours of community service, to be performed until August 15, 2022. GU said the initiative was taken up as part of the celebrations to commemorate 75 years of Indian independence, under the effort of central government Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav.
All regular, contract teachers and lecturers in the state will be required to complete the 75 hours of community service, GU said.
“The idea behind this exercise is to instill in teachers a spirit of social responsibility beyond their regular professional commitments, to collaborate with local communities, to identify problems and find innovative solutions or even to share knowledge and ideas. We believe this is a symbolic contribution to the transformation of the country,” the Goa University circular states.
Each teacher will be required to submit an individual report on the community work done by them, the university said. The report should cover the description of the work carried out, the results of the work, documentary evidence and feedback.
“Every teacher has an ethical responsibility to contribute to the betterment of society and the environment, by meeting the specific needs of the community, in particular the less endowed, marginalized and exploited sections of society,” the circular states. from the University of Goa.
The university suggested that teachers could undertake work in the form of outreach programs, mentoring, training workshops, demonstrations, translation of science materials for popular audiences and into local languages, interventions community practices, etc.
“The projects undertaken will not be funded by the University of Goa and any paid work will not be considered community work. All institutes/colleges must maintain records of 75 hours of community work done by their teachers, to be produced as and when required,” the GU circular states.

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