UGC Directs Universities to Ban Junk Food on Campus | Know All Details

UGC 2019: University Grants Commission has directed the affiliated Universities to ban junk food in the campus from 2019 onwards. Following the path of CBSE, UGC has also directed the Universities to ban the sale of Junk food inside the campus. From 2019 onwards, Students will not get any Junk food to munch on in the canteens from session 2019 onwards.

Earlier Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has also banned the sale of junk food in the School campus. Now its time for the Universities and Higher Education Institutions under UGC to say goodbye to Junk food in the canteens from 2019.

UGC to Ban Junk Food in the Universities Campus from 2019 onwards

Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has issued a circular asking the University Grants Commission to ban the sale of Junk food in the Universities canteen. Following the same circular, UGC has asked the affiliated Universities and higher education institutions to say no to the sale of Junk food. As per the circular, it has been mentioned ‘you are requested to ensure the strict adherence to the advisory. Create awareness among the young generation who are vulnerable.’

As per the UGC official, the circular passed by the HRD Ministry was not a compulsory one but it has been expected from the Universities to comply the same in order to make sure the ill effect of eating junk food.

Here’s the reason to Ban Junk Food in Universities by UGC

Although the reason to ban the sale of junk food in the University campus is to prevent the younger generation from lifestyle diseases. University Grants Commission in its notice has said that the banning of junk food in Universities and college campus will set the new standards of healthy food that will make students live better and healthy life. Also, it has mentioned that the same will also reduce the obesity problem in the younger generation.

So all college going students, get ready to say no to junk food inside the campus as directed by the UGC from 2019 onwards. Let’s see what impact it leads to the life of the younger generation, will it be helpful or not?


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