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LG asks VCs to adopt J&K centric changes as per the New Education Policy
‘Prepare roadmap to bring qualitative improvement of Universities’
8/15/2020 12:36:32 AM


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SRINAGAR, Aug 14: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today asked the Vice-Chancellors of the Universities to prepare a roadmap for bringing qualitative improvement in the overall functioning of the Universities and adopt J&K centric changes as per the New Education Policy, besides imparting training to the teachers within the Universities and outside the UT for the transformation of learning system.
The Lt Governor was chairing a meeting to review the functioning of the Universities here at the Raj Bhavan.
Kewal Kumar Sharma, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor; Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor; Prof Manoj Kumar Dhar; Prof Talat Ahmad; Dr Nazeer Ahmed; Prof (Dr.) Ravindra Kumar Sinha; Prof Javed Musarrat and Prof Mushtaq A Siddiqi - Vice-Chancellors of University of Jammu; University of Kashmir; Cluster University, Srinagar; Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Islamic University of Science & Technology (IUST), respectively, besides Talat Parvez Rohella, Secretary, Higher Education and other senior officers attended the meeting.
The Lt Governor sought suggestions and recommendations from the VCs on how J&K could benefit from New Education Policy and what are the challenges in its implementation.
He stressed on the high importance of preparing an effective strategy for implementation of grants under RUSA and asked the VCs to submit a detailed report on five unique initiatives taken by the Universities in last One, Two and Three years and the impact of these initiatives on teaching-learning programmes.
He directed the VCs to submit a report on faculty recruitment and promotion against sanctioned strength, number of admissions against approved seats, the status of statutory body meetings, besides any issues pending with Chancellor’s office like nominations, approval etc.
The Lt Governor observed that J&K has a rich culture and ancient history and sought suggestions for its promotion.
He called for enhancing the quality of education while ensuring gender equality and educational welfare of downtrodden and underprivileged sections of the society. He enquired about the extension of benefits of the Universities to locals and the UT.
He asked the VCs to maintain transparency in transfers and recruitment process with strict adherence to the reservation and recruitment Rules.
The Lt Governor sought a status report on Research grant and difficulties in obtaining the grants from agencies such as ICSSR, ICAR, ICHR, CSIR, DST and DBT; student interactive programmes in and outside J&K, funding for incubation & innovative ideas, available intellectual infrastructure like libraries and laboratories; administrative, academic, financial and examination related reforms and research breakthroughs made by the Universities.
While taking a detailed assessment of the functioning of the Universities and several related aspeacts, the Lt Governor directed the VCs for submission of reports on the future course of action of the Universities, preparation of new academic session, online examination, last curriculum revision with a learning outcome, Academic, curricular and Administrative activities and milestones achieved, budgetary allocations, research activities, Convocation status, admissions and enrolments of students under various programmes and courses offered by the Universities etc.
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