Srinagar, Nov 18: The initiative of Higher Education Council Jammu and Kashmir for Gyanodaya Express or “College on Wheels” launched from Jammu University is being termed as historic step towards transformative and project based learning.
In this connection a contingent of 140 students and 19 Faculty Mentors was flagged-off from Amar Singh College by Director Colleges Prof Yasmeen Ashai in presence of Prof Sheikh Ajaz Bashir, Principal Amar Singh College and Nodal Principal Kashmir Division Colleges and Principals from Colleges of participating students.
An official statement said the special journey of more than 700 students and 100 teachers will be given a flag off by LG in presence of Prof. Dinesh Singh Vice Chairman State Higher Education council, Vice chancellors and senior officers of Higher Education Department. The special journey will be for 14 days and students will visit institutions of National and Historical Importance.
The student contingent of 140 has been selected through a transparent process from affiliating Colleges of Kashmir University. They are from all 10 districts and from the majority of Colleges. The projects that they will work on during the train journey are of multi/trans-discplinarynature.
This educational journey is inspired by the concept and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi who believed that Education is as much outside the classrooms as much as it is inside classrooms.