Govt intends to establish 15 new colleges: Altaf

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Oct 16: A week-long national workshop on ‘Skill Development and Entrepreneurship’ commenced today at Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE), MA Road here.
Around 40 participants from various universities of Jammu and Kashmir will participate in the workshop which is being sponsored by the Cluster University.
The Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, who was the chief guest on the occasion praised the University authorities for organizing such workshop and choosing a theme which, he said, was important in the present times.
While speaking about the bringing improvement in education sector, the Minister said the Government intends to establish 15 new colleges in the various uncovered areas of J&K that will cater to needs of students in those areas.
Praising the long service of Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, the Minister said that institute has been contributing to the education since last seven decades. He said, the institution caters not only to the academic needs of school education but co-curricular and vocational aspects as well.
The organizers informed that the workshop will deliberate upon the various topics including learning about skills for entrepreneurship, imparting knowledge about local skills and entrepreneurship forming a part of State industry, learning about opportunities and challenges in natural dyeing, highlighting importance and composition of Pashmina wool, developing skill of Pashmina processing and weaving and other concerned topics.
On the occasion, Bukhari also felicitated students with certificates and mementos for securing positions in the photo competition, on the theme “Right Click” which was held in September.
The students who were adjudged as best debaters in inter-college debate were also felicitated by the Minister.
Later, Minister inaugurated photo exhibition in the college which was supervised by Contemporary Artist, Arshid Sualeh.
Annual Research Journal of Institute of Advanced Studies in Education “Research Compendium” was also released on the occasion.
On the occasion, Vice Chancellor Cluster University Srinagar (CUS), Prof. Sheikh Javid Ahmed, Registrar CUS, Prof. Mohammad Yaseen, Controller CUS, Mumtaz Ali, Workshop Coordinator, Prof. Seema Naz, Principals from various colleges and other concerned officials of education department were present.


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