JAMMU: Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department, Dr Asgar Hussain Samoon released the first issue of quarterly research journal “JK Journal of Architecture and Engineering Sciences” at GCET, Jammu on Saturday.
He was accompanied by Principal GCET, Dr Sameru Sharma, Principal Govt. MAM College, Dr Ramesh Chander, and Chief Architect, Architect Organisation (J&K), V K Pant.
Highlighting the importance of research in technical institutions, Samoon said that the Journal is envisioned to be instrumental in promoting collaborative research between academia and field professionals, and also to facilitate the setting up of joint R&D institutions which would ultimately lead to the efficient and effective implementation of different schemes in J&K state, a handout read.
He also interacted with faculty and students of architecture and engineering colleges providing them useful insights in the field of technology.
Principal GCET said that JK Journal of Architecture and Engineering is a quarterly research journal “which shall provide an intellectual platform to the teachers, scholars and students of architecture and engineering to explore the universe of technological advancements through intensive research, discussions and debate”.
The papers published in the current issue have been peer reviewed and will be made accessible online globally to all on the higher education website. “Subsequently, the platform will be made open on a wider scale to technocrats, researchers and academicians and also to the eminent alumni of the technical institutions of the state”, the handout read.