LEH, July 18: To ensure earliest functioning of University of Ladakh in Leh, the CEC LAHDC, Leh, Gyal P Wanggyal convened a meeting of Vice Chancellor, Ladakh University, C Phuntsog, DC Leh Avny Lavasa, Joint Director Education Ladakh, Tashi Dolma; Registrar, Ladakh University, Imteeaz Kacho; Controller of Examination, Prof Deskyong Namgyal; SE PWD Leh, P K Sharma, concerned engineers and officers at Council Secretariat, here this afternoon.
Vice Chancellor C Phuntsog said that there is no problem in making the Ladakh University functional if Kashmir University hands over both the satellite campuses at Leh and Kargil districts to Cluster Universities of Leh and Kargil at the earliest but there was still uncertainty in this regard.
C Phuntsog tabled an agenda before the Hill Council Leh in case of non-availability of Satellite Campus Taru, which includes identification of land for construction of Cluster University Leh, Post-Graduate and Integrated Courses to be introduced during 2020, the deputation of employees for university from District Administration, introduction of relevant and employability courses for Leh University, procurement of vehicles for University through district administration, requirement of a bore-well water supply source for the campus of the university and renovation of the temporary office building (FFOI building) for the University’s offices.
The VC said that 500 kanals have been demanded by the Higher Education Department and they need atleast 400 kanals for a good University Campus to be laid. The PWD has prepared the site plan for the Administrative Block/Central Blocks (constituting about 190 kanals) on the back side of EJM College Leh, he added. He assured that Cluster University Leh will be made functional in 2020 with atleast one PG Course and one Integrated course and requested Hill Council Leh to suggest relevant and employability courses for Leh.
Maintaining that C Phuntsog being a Ladakhi and senior experienced retired IAS officer, will certainly help a lot in making Ladakh University functional at the earliest, CEC Gyal P Wangyal urged upon all the concerned officers to give their best and directed SE PWD to start the renovation of FFOI building for office use of Leh University and installation of bore-well at the site. Regarding handing over of Satellite Campus Taru to Cluster University Leh, CEC assured to take up the case with Governor J&K soon. A discussion was also held about the potential of Engineering College in Leh and construction of girls hostels at Degree College Leh and Diskit Nubra.