Valley Colleges Need Semester System: Experts
Srinagar – The national academic Workshop on identification of Areas of priority and branches of knowledge necessary for promoting school and college education in the State organized by the faculty of education university of Kashmir recommends semester system for colleges like university of Kashmir and also the introduction of 1+2+1 subject system.
The workshop which concluded here at Kashmir university this week end has sought full academic control of the colleges by university including periodical inspections and rationalisation of academic calendar.
The workshop recommendations compiled form of work from 15 groups on various themes pertaining to school and higher education have strongly recommended the introduction of 1+2+1 subject system at college levels which means general English , two co- related subjects and one purely job oriented subject.
The workshop has also recommended continuous and internal assessment of the colleges on the pattern of the PG courses at the university and it has also recommended the introduction of at least one honours course in each of the prominent colleges of the valley. The workshop also recommended the status of deemed university for two of the Srinagar colleges.
The working groups deliberated during two days on on the .assessment and Evaluation, Information& communication Technology (ICT)/Special Needs,Quality of Teacher Training and Professional Development, Innovations in Teaching-Learning, Life Long Learning/Extension/Outreach activities/ODL. In the school groups the themes discussed were Curriculum and Instruction, Assessment and Evaluation, vocationalisation of Courses, Early Childhood Care & Education, Universalisation of Elementary Education ,Secondary Education, ICT /Special Needs, Quality of Teacher Training and Professional Development and innovations in Teaching Learning.
The prominent among them heading various gropus are , Prof Anwar Jehan Zubairi , Dean social sciences AMU, Prof Nisar A Shan KU, Prof Akhtar sidiqi , JMI New Delhi,Prof A G Madhosh, Prof Manjeet Pantal Director community education centre chandigarah,Prof Nighat Basu KU, Dr Ranjana Arora , NCERT new Delhi , Prof Sangeeta basu Kurikshetra Univrristy , prof ZNandita HOd Education department Punjab University chandigarah , Prof V K Kakaria Principal RIE Ajmeer , Prof Shuhaib Abdullah ASE jamia Milia Islamia, Prof Jyoti Prakash Bagchi, Prof Kiran Deep Kour , Prof Nabi Ahmad AMU , Prof Zahoor Ahmad chat.
Minister for higher Education Abdul Ghani Malik attended the valedictory event of the workshop and Prof Talat Ahmad Vice chancellor Kashmir University presided over the event , registrar KU Prof Syed Fayaz also spoke at the concluding event.
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