UGC-HRDC, University of Kashmir (KU), Friday organized a special session on the status of higher education in Jammu and Kashmir state.
On the occasion, Director Colleges, Department of Higher Education, Prof Yaseen Ahmad Shah, deliberated upon the initiatives being taken by the government to ensure vibrant academic atmosphere in all the colleges.
He urged the newly appointed college and university teachers attending 83rd general orientation course being to lend supremacy to professional ethics and to achieve excellence and contentment through high ethical standards and moral values.
While welcoming the speakers, Prof Shabir Ahmad Bhat, Director HRDC, stated that everyone has the right to education and it should be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
He emphasized on the need to strengthen the existing institutions. “For this, we need to take several steps such as creation of faculty, redesigning curriculum, developing teaching learning methodology, building industry academia interface and linkages, attracting faculty from other institutions and industry, integrate information technology into our system, develop incubation centres, focus on cutting edge research and placement and advance knowledge in a wide variety of fields,” he said.
On the occasion, Prof Irshad Ahmad Wani, former Director, North Campus KU, also interacted with the participants and said that that higher education has experienced significant growth over the last two decades.
Coordinator HRDC, and Course Coordinator, Dr Mohammad Ishaq Geer, conducted the proceedings and also presented the vote of thanks.