APQN benchmark for quality education in colleges
STATE LEVEL GDC PRINCIPALS MEET HELD
Srinagar, July 27: The first ever meeting of all the Principals of Government Degree Colleges including Nodal officers of newly established colleges of both the divisions of the State was held here today under the chairmanship of Higher Education Minister, Abdul Gani Malik.
Commissioner/ secretary Higher Education, Tanveer Jehan, Director Colleges, Sham Lal Gupta and senior officers attended the meeting.
The meeting discussed Master Plan, Annual Plan, utilization of grants provided by UGC, status of on-going works including Special Project Assistance( SPA) academic calendar, proposal regarding women hostel, status of broadband connectivity, requirement of rent, power tariff, complaints and grievance cell and their redressal and status of self study reports for the college due for accreditation and re-accreditation.
Malik said that every college has its own identity and accordingly the authorities should have a vision, road map and line of action to bring improvement therein.
He said that traditional subjects need to be replaced with job oriented ones and in this connection several steps have been taken and more needs to be done. On this occasion, he announced that the State will host North Zone Principals’ Meet.
Commissioner/ Secretary Higher Education, Tanveer Jehan on this occasion said that this unique meeting has been called especially for interaction among the Principals of the State.
Tanveer said that the colleges doing good job need encouragement so that other colleges would take a lesson and bring a change in their functioning. Mentioning Government college of Education, Srinagar, Ms Tanveer said that this college has been able to get membership of Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) by dint of hard work of its principal, Prof Parveen and her colleagues. She said other colleges should also strive for better education system in their institutions.
APQN is an International Quality Network of various Asia Pacific countries to implement and asses the quality in Higher Education. It is aimed at promoting good practice in the maintenance and improvement of quality in higher education in the Asia pacific region, she added.
Principals who attended the meeting include Prof. Mushtaq Ahmed Wani, Prof Hemla Aggarwal, Prof. Ajeet Angral, Prof. G.M. Baqal and Prof. Kawoosa.
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