The first meetings of the Interdisciplinary Board of Studies (IDBS) and 1st Steering Committee of the Design and Innovation Centre (DIC) of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) were held at green campus here on Tuesday.
A CUK spokesman said that meetings were chaired by the varsity Vice-Chancellor Prof Mehraj ud Din Mir. The Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Jammu, Prof Ashok Aima, the Vice-Chancellor, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU), Prof. Professor Javed Musarrat, Registrar and Director DIC, Prof Fayaz A Nikka, Controller of Examinations, Prof Parveen Pandit, Project Advisor, Prof N A Nadeem, senior faculty members, experts, heads and representatives of different fields also attended these meetings.
Addressing participants, Prof Mehraj ud Din Mir said, “CUK has the distinction of bagging the DIC project and has started diploma programmes in Kashmir craft designing, herbal medicine and aroma technology, food production and processing, design and dressmaking. The objectives of DIC are to promote idea of innovation and preserve the cultural heritage of the state. The project also aims to facilitate interdisciplinary education, research and entrepreneurial activities in order to create commercial opportunities and building partnership between academia and industry.”
Project Advisor, Prof. N A Nadeem Prof. N A Nadeem, gave a detailed presentation on the occasion highlighting the functioning of DIC and its future programmes.
The dignitaries from other universities, who attended the meetings complimented CUK for getting the DIC project and said that full emphasis should be made on field training of the students.
Former Director General Tourism, and Chairman INTACH, Saleem Begh, also hailed the varsity for receiving the project. He asked the varsity to identify and revive the traditional system of medicines in Kashmir.