Mufti directs 2 varsities to court students from other states

JAMMU: Chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed directed vice-chancellors of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) and Islamic University of Science & Technology to encourage students from other states to pursue higher education in the state, an official spokesman said.
Mufti stressed on the need to give scholars from other states a level-playing field in getting admissions in the state, the spokesman said in a statement.
“Our students are studying all over the country for higher and advanced education. We should also take effective steps to facilitate students from the other states who are willing pursue higher education in our universities,” he said.
Mufti said the expertise of academics from other states and abroad, who have expressed the desire to contribute in the field of higher education in the state, can be utilised by inviting them as visiting professors, the statement said.
For such visiting professors, the CM said, the “concept of summer schools” shall be promoted.
Mufti directed the VC of BGSBU to start work on the construction of an ultra-modern guest house for state guests and visiting faculty.
Keeping in view that the number of students seeking admission at the IUST was increasing every year, Mufti said the varsity shall acquire more land for expanding the campus. Currently, the University is spread over only 289 kanals of land.