SRINAGAR – Kashmir University Teachers Association (KUTA), Tuesday on its annual day organized one -day seminar on Contemporary Issues in Higher Education in which teaching fraternity of the Varsity and various educationists of the valley participated and presented their views on various issues confronted by the teaching fraternity in particular and education in general.
During the seminar, KUTA apprised the university authorities about the various issues that students and teachers are facing in the varsity.
KUTA brought into notice of the Vice Chancellor, various impediments that halt the smooth functioning of varsity and presented their recommendations to the authorities.
Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat who was chairing the seminar assured KUTA that he will do his best to accommodate the genuine demands of teachers and students. I have until now tried to fulfill every promise I had made and I will try my level best to accomplish those genuine demands that are yet to be fulfilled, said Prof Talat Ahmad.
Stressing on the need to expand and provide quality education Prof Talat said University is getting importance nationally and we have to take a collective approach; we have to build new campuses and at the same time provide quality education.
Registrar University of Kashmir, Prof Zaffar Ahmad Reshi assured KUTA that University will try its level best to fulfill the demands of both teachers and students and we remain committed to provide quality education.
We will try our level best to provide everything you need and we will touch new heights. Our society is a knowledge based society and we are committed to provide and disseminate knowledge, said Prof. Zaffar Reshi.
In his keynote address eminent educationist of the Valley Prof AG Madhosh said We can improve in all the three major sectors of higher education which include education, research and extension provided we upgrade our academic colleges. We have to strengthen our teachers and provide them with all the logistics which they need to make the overall process of teaching and learning more interesting.
President KUTA, Ghulam Mohi ud- din Sangmi while informing the University authorities about the various issues and concerns that the teaching fraternity of University is confronted with said We request the authorities to entertain our enuine demands like increase of retirement age, one man- one post and streamlining of University transportation services. KUTA is working hard to solve the problems of teaching fraternity and we hope that the authorities will this time also meet to our expectations.
Deans and heads of various faculties and departments of University, senior academicians and educationists and teachers were present during the seminar.
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