SRINAGAR: The Vice-Chancellors of Central University of Kashmir and Jammu today decided to strengthen both the institutions of higher learning through mutual cooperation in academics and administrative affairs.
Jointly chairing the meeting of Deans of Schools, Heads and Coordinators of the Departments of the Central University of Kashmir, CUK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din and CUJ Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ashok Aima underscored the need of standardisation of the curriculum in both the institutions. “There is a dire need of standardising the curriculum in both the institutions before starting the transfer of credits system (implementation of Choice Based Credit System) in both the institutions,” both Vice-Chancellors said, adding that the faculty members of both the varsities should come to common terms with respect to the curriculum to be taught in both the institutions. “They should thoroughly examine and scrutinise the curriculum of common disciplines taught in both the Central Universities and frame the best curriculum, which ultimately would benefit the students’ community at large” the VCs said.
The Vice-Chancellors also agreed to hold video-conference between the students and faculty of both the institutions every month on a particular topic. “This will be beneficial to the faculty and students of both the institutions as it will generate a debate and discussion on the topic and will give the participants a chance to give their point of view,” they said.
They said both the universities would jointly conduct seminars, workshops and other events in near future.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Mehraj ud Din said the university would constitute a Best Teacher Award to be awarded to one of the faculty member every year for excelling in the teaching and learning process. He asked the faculty members to come up with proposals for faculty and students exchange programme between the CUK and CUJ.
Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar while proposing the vote of thanks said the mutual cooperation between both the institutions on academic front will go a long way in serving the community and will also be a role model for other Central Universities. Dr. Ashraf Ganaie delivers lecture at CUK
Srinagar, Mar 26: The Department of Students Welfare (DSW) Central University of Kashmir today organized a special lecture on “Healthcare Issues Concerning Youth,” by Prof. (Dr.) Muhammad Ashraf Ganaie, Professor Endocrinology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi.
The programme was inaugurated by CUK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir. Welcoming the guests, Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Nika, Dean Students Welfare highlighted the relevance of the programme in view of transition of society from simple life to modern one.
In his inaugural address, the Vice-chancellor stressed upon the need for better healthcare management by the individuals and the State keeping in view the changing lifestyle and food habits of the youth. He appreciated the Department of Students Welfare for the concern shown to ensure better physique of the students of the university in particular and the youth in general.
In his technical address Prof. Muhammad Ashraf Ganaie divulged that diabetes is more prevalent in Kashmir as much as it is in India and other Asian countries. “India is called Diabetic Capital of the world.”
He revealed that Diabetes bill of India is likely to be three times the national budget. Dr. Ganaie stressed the need to sensitize the masses in view of the fact that we are making immature social interventions to build our brand image in the society. He warned that there are no food safety measures, appropriate healthcare system though Kashmiri people are used to high salt intake that lead to high produce of hypertension which in turn causes strokes (paralysis) and heart attacks.