KU to set up equipment facility centre
Srinagar, Sep 4: With an aim to give flip to the research already conducted in Kashmir University, the varsity is establishing a major Equipment Facility Centre at par with higher institutions at national level with the help of a special package from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The facility will be made available to all the universities and the research organizations in J&K.
The announcement was made on Saturday during a high-level meeting chaired by varsity vice-chancellor, Prof Talat Ahmad at the Kashmir University campus.
Stating that there was need to strengthen science education in colleges and universities in Jammu and Kashmir, Prof Talat Ahmad highlighted the need to have more infrastructural facilities for the varsity. “For furthering science education, it is essential to have well equipped laboratories in colleges and universities” said VC.
Modern science demands modern infrastructure, said Prof Talat Ahmad adding without this the findings of researchers could be questioned anywhere in the world”. “Having modern infrastructure in place can help upgrading scientific and research capabilities of our researchers,” he said.
In his power point presentation Professor Emeritus & Coordinator DST, Centre of Research for Development (CORD), KU, Prof M Z Chesti, said the department of S&T would provide Rs 5 crore each to Jammu and Kashmir universities initially for establishing equipment facility centre. He added in order to develop infrastructure and to attract students to impart science a special package, DST would provide Rs 50 lakh each for raising laboratory and other infrastructural facilities in 35 colleges in the state. “The colleges should be recognized by the universities of Kashmir and Jammu,” he added.
The meeting also called for coordination between different universities to avoid redundancy in science courses offered by them. “
The meeting was also attended by Registrar KU, Prof S Fayaz, Prof A M Shah Dean Academic Affairs, Prof Nisar A Shah Dean Applied Sciences, Professor Javed Ahmad, Dean Physical Sciences, Professor A R Yousuf,( CORD ), Deputy Registrars Development, Accounts, and Er Mufti Burhan executive engineer KU.
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