Katra/Jammu, May 27 (Scoop News) –N. N. Vohra, Governor, today emphasized the need for speeding up the construction of hostels, residential accommodation for faculty and staff and all other required infrastructure development of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) to meet the emerging requirements of the varsity and develop it as a centre of excellence in teaching and research.
The Governor was chairing the 19th Meeting of the Executive Council of the SMVD University at Kakryal near here today.
The Governor, who is Chancellor of the University, asked Prof. Sudhir K. Jain, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, to urgently review the Master Plan, keeping in view the requirements for the next 20-30 years. The Vice Chancellor’s recommendations shall be discussed and finalized by the Executive Council at its next meeting to be held in September, 2013.
Referring to the introduction of new courses and programmes in the University, the Governor stressed that these must be in sync with the emerging job market requirements along with focusing on ethical and moral values for equipping the students with required knowledge and skills as well as ensuring their balanced personality development. He added that this was extremely important to enable them to compete successfully with their counterparts elsewhere.
Earlier, Prof. Sudhir K. Jain, Vice Chancellor of the University, in his power point presentation,gave details of the academic and extra-curricular achievements of the University. He also dwelt on the efforts being made to improve the existing infrastructure and the initiatives taken in the fields of teaching and research and the future Action Plan.
The meeting among others was attended by Prof. M. P. S. Ishar, Vice Chancellor, Jammu University; Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir; R. S. Pawar, Chairman, NIIT Ltd, Gurgaon; R. P. Agrawal, former Secretary, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development; Prof. Vinayshil Gautam, H. L. Maini, Technical Advisor, SMVDU; Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary to the Governor and CEO of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board; Dr. M. K. Bhandari, Additional CEO of the Shrine Board, other Members of the Executive Council and Mrs. Roop Avtar Kaur, Registrar of the University, participated in the meeting. The Members of the Executive Council put forth several suggestions for the growth of the University.
Earlier, on arrival at Kakryal, the Governor, among others, was received by Prof. Sudhir K. Jain, Vice Chancellor of the University, Garib Dass, DIG, Udhampur, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner, Reasi and Raghubir Singh, SSP Reasi.
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