Jammu- The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Saturday sought active participation of Universities and reputed educational institutions in the successful conduct of the ensuing G20 event in Jammu Kashmir.
The LG also asked the universities to conduct seminars and discussions on the G20 conference, an official spokesperson said.
Sinha, he said, made these remarks while chairing the 87th meeting of the University Council of the University of Jammu at Raj Bhavan here on Saturday.
During the meeting, deliberations were held on various agenda items to bring a paradigm shift in overall functioning of the university
Prof. Umesh Rai, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu presented the vision document of the University highlighting the new initiatives for building a Culture of Start-ups & Innovation, dissolving boundaries evolving education, promoting Trans-disciplinary & Holistic Education, establishing Skill Incubation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre, promoting quality research and education for societal relevance & engagement, introducing new academic programmes, transferring knowledge into action, promoting National Integration and sports, Alumni/Student Recognitions, Good Practices and enhancing Global visibility of the University.
“The vision document presented by the Vice Chancellor Jammu University outlines the values and aspiration and it will take the Jammu University to greater heights and realize the ultimate goal of academic excellence,” the LG said.
Emphasizing on outcome assessment and increasing graduate employability, the LG also called for a study based on the vision document’s objective to assess the impact on economic growth and social progress.
“We are moving ahead with new resolve in the education sector. We have high expectations from the Higher Education Council in developing a roadmap to restore the ancient glory of Jammu Kashmir in the education sector and using knowledge to enhance its growth and development,” he added.
The LG, who is the Chancellor of the University, also reviewed the measures taken for effective implementation of National Education Policy-2020. He directed the University administration to ensure that the reservation policy of the UT Government is fully implemented.
Sinha also invited valuable suggestions from the members of the council for effective and result-oriented execution of the vision document.
A threadbare discussion was held on Digital & Green Initiatives; reforms in examinations; promotion of Regional Languages, Culture, Art & Heritage; Capacity Building of Faculty; strengthening Industry Academia Society Interface; promoting Experiential Learning; Curriculum Development as per requirement of the market; hand-holding in Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and future requirements of the University, the spokesperson said.
He said that empowering women by way of establishing the ‘Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board’ to promote capacity building, literacy and employment among the young girls/women and developing University of Jammu as a vibrant & thriving hub of cultural & co-curricular activities were also discussed.
“The Council further held discussion on a common admission portal for all the universities of the J&K UT; sharing of human resources between universities; 360 degree feedback system; identifying gaps in implementation of NEP-2020; creation of digital database of universities; sharing of resources; adherence to the biometric attendance; Nasha Mukti Abhiyaan etc,” the spokesperson added.
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