Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the accessibility of students to subjects of advanced science and technology with highest market-prospects can be achieved by building the educational faculties in universities as per modern requirements.
“The accessibility of students to subjects of advanced science and technology with highest market-prospects can be achieved by building the educational faculties in the state universities as per modern requirements and at par with the reputed higher educational institutions of the country,” Omar said.
Reviewing the progress of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University at a high-level meeting here, the Chief Minister, who is also Chancellor of the University received power point presentation on the progress and achievements of the varsity and its futuristic programmes for growth and development.
Omar said the focus of his government during the last over five years has been on the expansion and consolidation of educational sector in the state which resulted in the establishment of new varsities and strengthening the existing ones.
“While attention was paid to improve the infrastructure, introduction of modern subjects in the universities was also pursued greatly,” he said.
Omar said most of the universities in the state are now offering subjects of modern relevance to the students. In the presentation, it was stated that new post graduation academic programmes for science, Mathematics and Computer Sciences-Integrated, Arts, English and Economics and Education are being introduced in the University during this academic year.
The meeting was informed that Community College has been established in the University to impart different job-oriented Certificate Courses in Travel and Tourism to undergraduate students during which a stipend of Rs 1,000 per month is being paid to them during the studies.
The University has produced first Doctoral scholar in Bio-sciences this year while 59 students are pursuing PhD and 12 M Phil in various subjects.