Industry representative to be incorporated in JU Board of Studies to update curriculum

JU Vice-Chancellor chairing the University Syndicate meeting on Thursday.
JU Vice-Chancellor chairing the University Syndicate meeting on Thursday.

University Syndicate meeting held

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 19: In order to bridge the gap between the University and the Industry, Jammu University has resolved that the industry representative be incorporated as member of the Board of Studies of all the faculties to update/fine tune/modify the curriculum as per the requirements of the Industry and for other relevant inputs.
Decision in this regard was taken in the 115th meeting of the Jammu University Syndicate, which was held today under the chairmanship of Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, JU.
The Syndicate also considered matters related to amendment in statutes and cases regarding placements/promotions of Assistant Professors to different academic levels/stages under career advancement scheme of UGC regulations.
Prof Dhar spoke in detail about several international collaborations undertaken by University of Jammu with University of California, Berkley, USA; University of South Florida, Tampa, USA; National Kaohsiung University Hospitality and Tourism, Taiwan; Lincoln University College, Malaysia and in India with High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) of the Indian Army at Army Training Command Headquarter (ARTRAC), Shimla; CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu and CSIR-IMTECH, Chandigarh respectively.
In order to achieve institutional excellence, Prof Dhar said that various administrative, research and innovative initiatives have been taken by the University. It was resolved that MOOC through UGC SWAYAM be made mandatory and the inclusion of number of credits to be earned through SWAYAM courses at the Post Graduate and the Undergraduate level shall be incorporated in the final mark sheet and the statutes/scheme/syllabi governing the Bachelor of Vocation Programme was also endorsed.
Earlier, Dr Meenakshi Kilam, Registrar JU, presented 71 items in the meeting. Giving nod to the various agenda items, Syndicate also confirmed the action taken on the items endorsed by the Academic Council. Deliberations were also held with respect to various fresh academic matters to confirm the action taken by the Vice Chancellor in having renewed temporary affiliation of various colleges and starting of new subjects/ courses.
The Syndicate meeting was attended by Prof Neelam Saraf, Prof Naresh Padha, Prof Pankaj Srivastava, Prof Vivek Gupta, Prof Satnam Kour, Shadi Lal Pandita ( Director, Codes, Finance Department, J&K Govt), Prof Assa Ram Sharma (Principal GDC, Kathua) , Prof Mohi-ud-Din ( Dean, CDC, University of Kashmir) and Manav Gupta ( FA/CAO, Department of Higher Education).