CUK to hold first convocation on July 4

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Srinagar: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) is organising its maiden Convocation on July 4, 2018 at SK International Convention Centre (SKICC) here.

According to a statement issued here, principal scientific advisor to government of India Prof K VijayRaghavan will be the chief guest on the occasion and will deliver the convocation address while as former chancellor of the varsity Prof S K Banerjee would be the guest of honour. Governor N N Vohra would preside over the function, which will begin at 10:30 am.

In addition to those receiving degrees in absentia, as many as 1057 students, including 56 gold medallists are going to receive the degrees and gold medals in person. In addition to this, 24 research scholars are also going to be awarded research degrees during the convocation.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mehraj ud Din has constituted several committees headed by senior faculty members to oversee the arrangements for holding the convocation and to ensure that the event is successful.

“Many of the students who have graduated from the university have brought laurels to the varsity. Their academic achievements and other pass out students shall be felicitated during the convocation. The students who have passed out till date shall be admitted to their degrees in this maiden convocation of the university. Every stakeholder including students, teachers and staff of the CUK is upbeat about the conduct of the event. Several dignitaries, luminaries, bureaucrats, academic and professional experts, vice-chancellors, state functionaries, members of various statutory bodies of the CUK, are also expected to attend the first convocation of this premier institute of higher learning,” the statement said.

At present, CUK is offering 16 post-graduate, five integrated, two undergraduate, eight research and one B Voc and two certificate programmes.

The University started its academic journey in the year 2010 with the launch of three post-graduate programmes in English, management studies and information technology. “The university later added more post-graduate, under-graduate, integrated and diploma programmes over the years.

The admission to all the programmes including research degree programmes offered by the CUK and other sister universities is jointly conducted by the consortium of 10 central universities on the basis of central universities common entrance test (CUCET).

The statement said that the varsity has introduced a detailed plan showing Curriculum Transaction Strategy (CTS) with the objective to keep the students aware well in advance about the content, method of delivery and ready references at micro level (unit base) for the entire semester.

“The university has also adopted a comprehensive scheme of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with a big basket of courses falling under Skill Enhancement Courses, Ability Enhancement Courses and Open Generic Electives,” it said.

The statement said the curriculum of all the programmes is upgraded to address the needs of different stakeholders including public and private sector.

“The university since recent past has been focussing more on skill based technical courses and integrated programmes to ensure employability of the graduates and to also make them skilled,” it added.