JAMMU, July 1: Prof. Umesh Rai, Vice Chancellor of the University of Jammu, today chaired a high-level meeting of University officials for a threadbare discussion on the New National Education Policy (NEP ) and its implementation.
The Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean of Research Studies, Deans of Faculty, Director of Collegiate Development, Registrar, Director of Distance Education Branch, Principals, Rectors/Heads of Department and Senior University officials attended the meeting.
Professor Rai highlighted the salient features of NEP-20 and called on all Heads of Departments to prepare curricula/curricula for Semester-1 to Semester-III of UG curricula so that these can be put implemented from July this year.
Stressing that he is committed to the development and strengthening of the university’s distance education department, the Vice-Chancellor announced that JU plans to establish an innovation and entrepreneurship center under the NEP.
During threadbare discussions, it was decided that the curriculum for PG programs would be revised for the academic year (2022-2023) to incorporate elements of skills education, entrepreneurship and industry- university. It was stressed that the research schedule must be strictly adhered to. It has also been decided that young faculty members will be given a start-up grant to carry out their research work from the research fund and the same will be notified soon.
Heads of departments were asked to develop a departmental level appeal mechanism for researchers’ grievances. The cooperation of all faculty members has been sought to further streamline and strengthen the examination process.
It has been announced that the University of Jammu will annually celebrate September 5 as its founding day, during which faculty members and staff will be facilitated for their distinguished achievements. The practice of awarding “best employee quarters” should also be institutionalized.
The meeting was informed that in addition to offering online courses, the Distance Education Branch is also planning to launch the Non-College Women’s Education Council on weekends, which is an important step. to educate women who are simultaneously seeking employment to supplement their family income. Also, it will provide centralized digital labs/ICT facilities for the benefit of faculty and students. The meeting was further informed that the Department of Student Welfare is launching an outreach program in which resource persons will be delegated to the nodal colleges to provide training to students in painting, fine arts, etc.