VC underlines need for engagement of subject experts

Vice Chancellor, Prof MPS Ishar chairing NAC meeting at Jammu University on Saturday.
Vice Chancellor, Prof MPS Ishar chairing NAC meeting at Jammu University on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 9: National Advisory Committee (NAC) of Academic Staff College, University of Jammu, met here under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor, Prof Mohan Paul Singh Ishar.
Prof Neelam Saraf, Director, ASC, in her annual report highlighted various new initiatives and programmes conducted by the department. She also shared with the Committee the encouraging and satisfactory remarks of the NAAC peer team, which visited the ASC recently.
The committee during the course of the meeting resolved to widen its pool of outstation experts who would function as resource persons in the various courses. The committee also approved a tentative list of resource persons from academia and civil society.
The advisory body also deliberated in detail about the need to widen the scope of ASC courses to the Private BEd and allied college teachers so that trained teachers can further raise the standard of teaching in the private sector colleges.
The committee also gave sanction to the proposal of building new class-rooms and up gradation of ASC website. The issue for adopting a standard procedure for income tax deduction of resource persons and appointing of the Auditor for ASC were also given green signal.
Vice Chancellor in his address underlined the need for further engagement of renowned subject experts in order to provide the best academic training to the teachers attending GOC and refresher courses at ASC.
Among others present were Prof IA Hamal, Vice Chancellor, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU), Prof Satish Verma, Director, ASC, GNDU Amritsar, Prof BK Punia, Director ASC, Hissar, Prof Nalani Kohli, Director Colleges, Prof Lokesh Verma, Prof Meena Sharma, Dr Madhu Singh, Neeraj Sharma, Ranjeet Kalra and Jai Kumar Sharma, OSD to Vice Chancellor.
Meanwhile, Prof Ishar, constituted an enquiry committee under the convenership of Prof Deshbandhu Gupta, to look into the fire incident, which broke down last night in the Examination wing of the Jammu University.
VC constituted the enquiry committee to look into the details and suggest possible precautionary measures so as to avoid such incidents in future. In the mean time, arrangements are being made to resume the evaluation at the earliest.

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