SRINAGAR: The first of its kind census workstation in north India was Thursday inaugurated at the Department of Economics of Kashmir University (KU).
The varsity, in a press statement issued here, said the workstation, which will house census data in digital format, is the result of MOU between the Department of Economics and the Department of Census Operations, New Delhi.
“The opening of the workstation shows sensitivity and responsibility of KU towards its students, scholars, faculty, and the society. I hope we will be able to spread awareness about the application of census data for effective policy planning, academic pursuits, research, and better governance,” the statement quoted the KU’s Vice Chancellor Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi as saying at the inaugural function.
“The census workstation will boost the research activities in the varsity,” he said, assuring support to the Department of Economics in running and upgrading the workstation.
Appreciating KU for its efforts in establishing the workstation, Joint Director of the Census Operations Department, C S Sapru, said the research activities carried out in the Valley would now be of national and international standards.
Head of the Economics Department Dr Effat Yasmin said, “The workstation is part of the 12th five year plan under which 18 such centers will be established across India”.