Malik for excellence in Higher Education
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Mar 25: Minister for Higher Education, Abdul Gani Malik, today emphasized the need for evolving an effective mechanism to bring about excellence in every parameter of higher education.
The Minister was addressing the valedictory function of a one-day regional conference on ‘Higher Education and Social Change the J&K context, issues- Intervention-Intent’, sponsored by ICSSR Chandigarh, organized by Government College for Women, M.A. Road, Srinagar today.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister highlighted the efforts of the Government including opening of new colleges and schools besides upgrading the existing, recruitment of teachers and other steps taken to increase the Gross Enrolment Ration (GER).
The Minister also inaugurated the State-of-the-Art Food Science and technology Lab of the College. On the occasion, the Commissioner, Secretary, Higher Education, N.K.Verma, emphasized the need for the dissemination of conference recommendation to all stake holders so that the sharing of ideas and strategies becomes a fruitful activity.
Prof Zeenat Ara highlighted the efforts which the college has been making towards the improvement of quality in the higher education sector. Earlier, the conference was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Prof. Riyaz Punjabi, who outlined the limitations of higher education in the present social environment and the steps which needed to be initiated to make it more relevant and accessible.
Chairman and Chief Executive, J&K Bank, Dr Haseeb Drabu in his keynote address identified the loopholes in the present system of education, stating that system of education should aim at the preparation of students to face life outside the walls of the classroom.
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