Traditional sacrament values need to promoted in educational curriculum: LG

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha awarding degree to a student at SKICC, Srinagar on Monday.
Lt Governor Manoj Sinha awarding degree to a student at SKICC, Srinagar on Monday.

* Stresses on strengthening College-Industry connect
Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Mar 1: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today emphasized on imparting outcome-based education in educational institutions to bridge the gap between available Human Capital and Industry requirements.
The Lt Governor was speaking during the 1st Convocation of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora, held here at SKICC.
During the convocation, as many as 7000 meritorious students, including 163 Gold medalists were awarded degrees. In addition to this, 14 scholars were also awarded Doctorate and M.Phil Degrees.
Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor, who is also the Chancellor of the University, congratulated the graduating students and gold medalists for their academic performance, and faculty members for shaping the young minds. He also extended his best wishes to the proud parents and family members.
The Lt Governor said that the Government is according high priority to the education sector. He observed that the students of Jammu and Kashmir have high potential which is evident from the large number of students entering higher education institutions. He called upon the student community to dedicate themselves towards building AatmaNirbhar Jammu & Kashmir.
In his address, the Lt Governor stressed on the need to encourage innovation at the University level through outcome-based education, so that the network of science and management firms, research institutes, technology firms, technical services would also be added to it in future.
Emphasizing on strengthening of College-Industry connect, covering the Skill Gap, enhancing Industry Exposure and project-based experience while studying, the Lt Governor underlined the importance of developing the capabilities and skills of the youth to prepare them for the modern global market trends.
Speaking on the importance of imparting moral values, the Lt Governor observed that along with science and technology, our traditional sacrament values also needed to be promoted in educational curriculum.
New Education Policy stresses on making Education process holistic. Education is not about a race to come first but it is about achieving the highest peak of values in life, added the Lt Governor.
He also laid emphasis on developing a Student Centered Instruction Model to measure the performance of students and improving the quality and efficiency of graduating students as per the modern day industry requirements.
He said that the goal behind imparting science, technology and management studies in the higher education, is to make the country do better than other countries in the field of sustainable technology and to ensure socio-economic needs are met through innovative ideas at the grassroots level, besides building scientific and technological capacity for nation building, which can meet the challenges of present and future.
The Lt Governor underscored the significance of creating value addition in the field of education as per new Education Policy, wherein promising students of science, technology and management can contribute as per the needs of changing times.
While addressing the young students and scholars, the Lt Governor advised them to come out of the theory-based mentality that we call ‘college bubble’ and adopt themselves with changing times.
Speaking on the revolution in the industrial sector, the Lt Governor observed that the scale and scope of technological change in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), will be unprecedented and many new technologies like Artificial intelligence, Robotics, Internet of Things, Autonomous Vehicles, 3-D printing, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Materials Science, Energy Storage, Quantum Computing, will give rise to many jobs and possibilities of self-employment.
Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC), Prof. D.P Singh also delivered the Convocation address on the occasion and congratulated the students of IUST who received their degrees today.
Earlier, Vice Chancellor, IUST Prof. Mushtaq A Siddiqi, presented a report, highlighting past achievements and future action plans of the University.
Member Parliament, Dr Farooq Abdullah; Mayor, SMC, Junaid Mattu; Vice Chancellors of various Universities; Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole; Former Vice Chancellors of IUST; Members of Executive and Academic Councils of the IUST; senior functionaries of the University, Deans of Schools, Heads and Coordinators of Departments, faculty members, and other Universities staff, students of the University and their parents attended the Convocation ceremony.