Ganderbal: The consultative meeting of three Central Universities including Kashmir, Jammu and Himachal Pradesh (signatories of MoU) was convened by Central University of Kashmir (CUK) under the chairmanship of CUK Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir here.
The meeting was attended by Central University of Jammu Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ashok Aima, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar and Finance Officer, Prof. Fayaz A Nikka, Deans of Schools of CUK, CUJ and CUHP and faculty members.
In his address, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir gave a detailed background of the consultative meeting and apprised the gathering that there are ways to go for joint research activities and collaborations sharing and transferring of credits by making the curriculum compatible with each other. He appreciated the initiative taken by the three universities as the same has been envisaged by NEP-2020. He suggested holding seminars/webinars for the faculty, research scholars and students. He further stressed creation of Academic Credit Banks.
Prof. Ashok Aima, in his address stated that no institution can work in isolation and as the times are changing, our attitude must also change and now we should transcend the boundaries and come to one platform. “Such MoUs are the best possible way to put heads together.” He suggested that research can be taken in the first phase and collaboration in other areas can be also made so that challenges faced by the society can effectively be responded to.
Registrar, Prof M A Zargar, underscored the need to make an effective strategy to transfer the credits or degrees as envisaged by the NEP-2020. He stressed that it is high time to collaborate with each other to utilise the services for joint research projects and some consultancy services can also be explored and offered to various institutions and agencies.
Dean SoE, Dr. Syed Z A Geelani apprised the participants that the collaboration was made in 2015 in which transfer of credits and degrees were explored. Dean SoE, CUJ Dr. J N Baliya highlighted the importance of knowledge sharing and suggested exchange of faculty and students. Dean SoE, Himachal Pradesh, Prof. Vishal Sood appreciated that a common platform has been created for the faculties of three central universities which will help in academic sharing.
Earlier, senior professor SoE, Prof. Night Basu, highlighted the MoU importance suggesting that the current pandemic has made us realize to adopt the blended approach wherein the services of all the three central universities can be utilized. Former Controller of Examinations, CUK, Prof. Parveen Pandit, proposed the vote of thanks.