SKUAST-TAJ launches signature campaign for rechristening varsity

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 19:  SKUAST –Jammu Teachers Association has launched a signature campaign for rechristening the SKUAST as Jammu Agricultural University.
The progress in this regard was reviewed during an executive body meeting of the Association, held here today under the chairmanship of SKUAST-TAJ president, Dr Vikas Sharma.
Office bearers of the Association have been assigned the duty to carry out this signature campaign at Faculty of Agriculture / Faculty of Basic Sciences at Main Campus Chatha and Faculty of Veterinary Sciences at R S Pura Campus whereas under the supervision of Dr Vinod Gupta, Chairman JAU Committee, executive members of SKUAST-TAJ are on the job of signature campaign at Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) and Research Stations, located in far flung areas of Jammu division.
Dr Vikas further informed that very soon members of civil society, farming community and politicians / intellectuals of Jammu region will be involved in this process of assigning separate identity to agricultural varsity as people of Jammu still don’t find them emotionally attached with the present nomenclature assigned to this University.
“The detailed document regarding the subject supported by more than one thousand signatories will be submitted to Deputy Chief Minister very soon for further necessary action.” said Dr. Vikas
Dr Vivek M Arya, general secretary of the Association, stressed that the common name of two varsities in J&K (SKUAST-J & SKUAST-K) is creating a lot of controversy and confusions among the masses and rechristening of SKUAST-J as Jammu Agricultural University will be a good confidence measure for the people of Jammu, who have struggled a lot for this Agricultural University.


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