Kerala University, which has its main campus located in Thiruvananthapuram, is the institution that came to this conclusion. It is also in accordance with the recent announcement made by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, that menstrual and maternity leaves would be granted to female students enrolled in all institutions that fall under the jurisdiction of the State of Kerala. Specifically, this is the case because of the recent announcement.
Following in the footsteps of the Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, a second university in the state of Kerala has made the decision to provide its female students aged 18 and older with maternity leave of up to six months.
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Kerala University, which has its main campus located in Thiruvananthapuram, is the institution that came to this conclusion. This decision made in accordance with the recent announcement made by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, who stated that women students would be eligible for menstrual and maternity leaves at all educational institutions that fall under the purview of the State government’s Higher Education Department. This decision made in accordance with the recent announcement made by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan.
In its order, Kerala University stated that the State government had issued orders granting special menstrual leave for girl students in all universities of the State and setting the limit of attendance for female students to 73% including the menstrual leave. Additionally, the order stated that the limit of attendance for male students was 75%. In addition, the state government had issued orders allowing students who were older than 18 years old to take maternity leave. These orders incorporated into the order that placed by the University of Kerala.
On January 19, the university syndicate made the decision that if a student takes maternity leave for up to six months, she can return to college without having to reapply for readmission. This decision made possible by the university’s new policy that allows students to return from maternity leave without having to reapply.
The syndicate came to another decision, which was to entrust the responsibility of confirming the students’ medical records to the respective college principals. This decision was part of the syndicate’s overall plan.
In accordance with an order that disseminated on March 2nd, it stated that “… if the student avails maternity leave up to six months, the student shall rejoin the college without taking readmission and to entrust the principal to verify the medical records of the candidate and permit to rejoin the college, without taking approval from the university…”
The MG university had only just recently arrived at the conclusion that it would make it possible for its students to take maternity leave for a period of up to two months.
After the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) made the decision to provide menstrual leave to its students, Higher Education Minister R Bindu stated that the government has decided to implement the same policy in all State universities that fall under the purview of the department. This decision made after the CUSAT made the decision to provide the leave. The department has jurisdiction over a number of universities, including CUSAT, which is one of those universities.
The university’s students’ union, which is run by SFI and is represented in front of CUSAT, had previously made a presentation, which ultimately resulted in the latter organization making the decision.