GANDERBAL, June 10: The consultative meeting of three Central Universities including Kashmir, Jammu and Himachal Pradesh, which are signatories of a MoU, was convened by Central University of Kashmir under the chairmanship of CUK Vice Chancellor, Prof Mehraj ud Din Mir, here today.
The meeting was attended by Central University of Jammu Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ashok Aima; Registrar CUK, Prof M Afzal Zargar and Finance Officer, Prof Fayaz A Nikka, Deans of Schools of CUK, CUJ and CUHP and faculty members.
In his address, Vice Chancellor, Prof Mehraj ud Din Mir gave a detailed background of the consultative meeting and apprised the gathering that there are ways to go for joint research activities and collaborations sharing and transferring of credits by making the curriculum compatible with each other.
He appreciated the initiative taken by the three universities as the same has been envisaged by NEP-2020. He suggested holding seminars/webinars for the faculty, research scholars and students. He further stressed creation of Academic Credit Banks.
Prof Ashok Aima, in his address, stated that no institution can work in isolation and as the times are changing, our attitude must also change and now we should transcend the boundaries and come to one platform. “Such MoUs are the best possible way to put heads together,” he said and suggested that research can be taken in the first phase and collaboration in other areas can be also made so that challenges faced by the society can effectively be responded to.
Registrar, Prof M A Zargar, underscored the need to make an effective strategy to transfer the credits or degrees as envisaged by the NEP-2020.
Dean SoE, Dr Syed Z A Geelani apprised the participants that the collaboration was made in 2015 in which transfer of credits and degrees were explored. Dean SoE, CUJ Dr J N Baliya highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing and suggested exchange of faculty and students. Dean SoE, Himachal Pradesh, Prof Vishal Sood appreciated that a common platform has been created for the faculties of three Central Universities which will help in academic sharing.
Earlier, senior professor SoE, Prof Night Basu, highlighted the MoU importance. Former Controller of Examinations, CUK, Prof Parveen Pandit, proposed the vote of thanks.