SRINAGAR Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday emphasised the need to enhance research capabilities of the universities and promote entrepreneurship.
Chairing a high-level meet with the all the state universities’ vice-chancellors at the Raj Bhawan here, Malik suggested regular update of the syllabus to keep pace with the rapidly-changing global developments.
The governor observed that there should be a state-level advanced research facility with the latest equipments for promoting research in the new and innovative areas.
Malik laid stress on enhancing the research capabilities and introduction of courses to promote entrepreneurship among the youth. He underlined to need to introduce vocational and entrepreneurial courses for the skill development of the students.
The governor advised the farm universities to undertake innovative research in improving seed varieties, particularly oilseeds and pulses.
The other suggestions by the governor are: compulsory biometric attendance, improved teacher-student ratio, issuing academic calendars well in advance, selection procedure for teaching positions in compliance with the UGC norms.
Malik emphasised that all higher education institutions must ensure NAAC accreditation and extracurricular activities be encouraged.
The Jammu and Kashmir accountant general (AG) is yet to make the CAG’s report for the year 2017-18 public, even as the year is nearing its end, a senior official said Thursday.
The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) was submitted to Governor Satya Pal Malik long ago and it was supposed to be tabled in the budget session of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly during January-March, the official said.
“The report has not been made public. We have submitted the report to Jammu and Kashmir governor,” In-charge AG of J&K, Shourjo Chatterjee told PTI.
Citing past precedents, the AG said unless the report was tabled in the state assembly, it could not be made public.
As the state is under President’s rule, the Governor has to table the report in Parliament before it can be made public, he added.
“It is up to the Governor to facilitate tabling of the report in Parliament and after that it can be made public or he can wait for the new legislature to get elected,” the AG said.
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