KU’s 79th council meet: Guv for utilisation of ICT based teaching tools

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JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Governor and Chancellor Kashmir University N N Vohra on Wednesday advised the university vice chancellor to fully utilise all available ICT (Information and Communications Technology) based teaching tools and to make optimum utilisation of programmes which would connect the university students and faculty to the best available online educational resource platforms, such as Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN).
“In order to make qualitative improvement in the assessment of the teachers, the online student feedback system already in place should be more effectively used for evaluating the performances of individual teachers,” Vohra said while speaking at the 79th Kashmir University Council Meet here at Raj Bhawan which was also attended by Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari.
The council congratulated Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi, Vice-Chancellor, faculty and students, for the university securing 47th position among the top 100 universities in India under the National Institutional Ranking Framework assessment, an official handout read.
Governor urged the VC to “improve Student Diversity, Intellectual Property Rights, Perception Index and enhancing the total available Budgetary Provisions.
The university council, inter-alia, approved: creation of two supernumerary self financed seats in LLB and B.A.LLB programmes; establishment of Translation Centre in Department of Kashmiri; grant of relaxation in last and final chance examination fee in favour of candidates belonging to AAY/BPL/Orphan and Physically Challenged Categories; adoption of draft statutes as per CBCS for LLM, LLB (Honours) and 5 years integrated B.A.LLB Honours; introduction of Kashmiri language at PG levels in the north and south campuses of the university; enhancement of scholarship at PG level; introduction of Masters Programme in Nano Technology; and introduction of Gender Studies, it further read.
Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi, Vice-Chancellor, made a detailed presentation and highlighted the technological and research breakthroughs made by the university, it added.