The 12th Meeting of the Academic Council (AC) of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) was held in the varsity’s Green Campus with Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mehrajud Din Mir in chair.
According to a varsity statement, addressing the participants, both in offline and online mode, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mehrajud Din Mir informed the members about the achievements of the University despite lockdowns, during the last one year. He said, “the abrogation of Article 370 and subsequent COVID-19 lockdown didn’t have much impact on the academics as the university successfully conducted the End Semester Examinations in offline mode, by establishing centres at various places within and outside Kashmir. The results of the examinations conducted were also declared within the stipulated time, thus saving the precious time of the students,” Prof. Mir, said that some of the departments also started offline classes after the easing of Covid restrictions.
“We have not gone for any winter break during the current session but owing to harsh winter, the departments have shifted to online teaching mode.” He said the CUK has become a preferred choice of students because the degrees are completed without any delay and teacher taught relationship is excellent, adding the CUK has better student strength as compared to the other Central Universities established with it.
This year all the schools started students structured induction programmes for the freshers to orient them with the institution and the teaching learning process. Prof. Mir informed that the university has bagged a prestigious Design and Innovation Centre project from the Ministry of Education and recently anMoU was signed with Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He said that through the project, the university is trying to revive the dying art and crafts of the J&K. Prof. Mir said the university is starting programmes in Kashmiri from the upcoming academic session and is also establishing Hindi department very soon.
Prof. Mir said the university has started implementing the recently approved National Education Policy in a phased manner, for which a task force is being constituted. We have also adopted Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) of SWAYAM from the current academic session. Prof. Mehrajud Din Mir confessed that despite marching ahead on academics, the university has faced huge challenges on the infrastructural front as the executing agencies have failed to complete the structures at the designated campus in Tulmulla for reasons beyond our control.