Malik for short term winter, summer courses

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 7: Government is contemplating to start short term winter courses and summer courses both in Srinagar and Jammu provinces during winter and summer vacations for ensuring better utilization of time and energy of budding students of the State.
This was stated by the Minister for Higher Education, Labour and Employment Abdul Gani Malik while addressing an impressive function at Islamic University of Science and Technology, (IUST) Awantipora today.
The students of IUST, Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, SSM College of Engineering, Parihaspora, University of Kashmir, Central University and NIIT in collaboration with J&K Bank jointly organized the function.
Referring to the function held on the occasion, the Minister lauded the role of IUST for organizing the first ever function with difference. Mr. Malik impressed upon management to maintain cordial atmosphere in the University and speed up growth of various faculties to extend all possible teaching and research facilities to the students.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor, IUST, Prof A.R. Trag said that Rs 4.32 crore are being spent on Electronic Department block, Rs 5.44 crore for Girls Hostel and work on Computer Science block has already been taken up by the University. He said that solar street lights are being set up through battery Bank to make the University Green campus and provide students best possible lighting facility during curtailment of electricity.
The Vice Chancellor said that the University has signed a tripartite MoU with University of Delhi and University of Kashmir in order to facilitate Inter-University faculty and student ex-change for academic development and excellence. He said another MoU is likely to be signed with Tokyo University of Foreign Studies later this month.
The Minister awarded best talented personalities and students with trophies on the occasion. They include popular satirist of the Valley, Zarief Ahmad Zarief and Organizer of the event, Prof. Saher Iqbal. She said that the band of young men and women possess great amount of talent and it needs to be channelized properly.
Taha Mugal, Umar Hafiz and several other groups of students of the State were also awarded with trophies for their best performance during 2-day youth festival of Islamic University of Science and Technology.