'HED newsletter to showcase achievements, highlight NEP-2020'

Vice-Chancellor (VC) University of Kashmir (KU), Prof Talat Ahmad and Commissioner/Secretary, Higher Education department, Talat Pervez Rohella Tuesday said it was important to educate all stakeholders about the new initiatives being taken in higher education sector, especially the New Education Policy (NEP)-2020.

Interacting with members of the department’s editorial board and other officers of the University of Jammu and KU, Rohella called for publication of a “highly-informative” newsletter which would highlight, among other achievements, the best practices in vogue in all higher education institutions in J&K as well as initiatives being taken vis-à-vis implementation of the NEP.

“Higher Education department is into a lot of academic and research activities across its institutions. We are into environment, into skill development, into vocational training and other areas. We also have lots of infrastructure, research and academic schemes in vogue. Let all this be highlighted among the stakeholders to let them know what all initiatives are being taken for the welfare of the students, researchers and teachers,” said Rohella.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Talat Ahmad said the newsletter was a “very good initiative.” “It is important that people know what the Universities and Colleges in Jammu and Kashmir are doing vis-à-vis academics, research, infrastructure building and future plans. We publish research papers but not everyone knows about it. So this (newsletter) can be a base for this activity and showcase all the developments happening in different institutions, including the support that Colleges get from Universities or vice-versa,” he said.