Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has asked Vice-Chancellors (VCs) of the UT Universities to prepare a roadmap to bring qualitative improvement in the functioning. Sinha also asked them to adopt J&K centric changes as per the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
The Lt. Governor was speaking at a meeting to review and recommend the functioning of universities and adoption of NEP 2020 in Srinagar.
The Governor stressed on the importance of preparing a strategy for the implementation of the grants under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). He also asked the Vice Chancellors to submit a detailed report on five unique initiatives and their impact implemented by the universities in the last three years, reported Kashmir Observer.
The VCs have been directed to submit a report on faculty recruitment and promotion against sanctioned strength, the number of admissions against approved seats, the status of statutory body meetings, besides any issues pending with Chancellor’s office like nominations, approvals etc.
Sinha also called for enhancing the quality of education, ensuring gender equality and educational welfare for underprivileged sections of the society. He also enquired about the extension of benefits of the Universities to locals and the UT.
The Lt. Governor also asked VCs to maintain transparency in transfers and recruitment process with strict adherence to the Reservation and Recruitment Rules. He called for focussing on job oriented courses and capacity building.
He also enquired about the implementation of student-centric schemes like ‘earn while you learn’, status report of research grants, project-based learning activities, infrastructure facilities by the university among several others.