Two-day meet on climate change begins today

60 Vice-Chancellors from various universities will take part

SIVAGANGA: The two-day conference on “Climate change, energy, environment and global impact and the role of higher education institutions” organised by the Alagappa University, Karaikudi, in association with the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi, will begin at Karaikudi on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters here, P. Ramasamy, Vice-Chancellor, said 60 Vice-Chancellors from various universities of the country, particularly South Zone Universities, would participate in the conference.

They would discuss and disseminate the causes and effects of climatic change and remedies.

Effects to be driven home.

The Alagappa University was taking strenuous efforts to guide the public to take suitable steps themselves for managing the effects of the climate change.

The Vice-Chancellors’ Conference would pave the way to express the relationship between energy use, climate change and global warming.

He said that the Minister for Higher Education, K. Ponmudi, would inaugurate the conference and declare open science block constructed at a cost of Rs.30 crore.

The Controller of Examinations building, Department of English and Foreign Languages block and first floor of the guest house would also be inaugurated.

K.R. Periakaruppan, Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment, K. Ganesan, Higher Education Secretary, and others would participate.

The second leg of the mini-marathon torch run of Alagappa University on the eve of World Classical Tamil Conference, which started from Ramanathapuram, would also be flagged off by Mr. Ponmudy and Mr. Periakaruppan.

Beena Shah, Secretary-General, Association of Indian Universities, and others took part in the press conference.


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