CUK programmes to meet aspirations of youth: Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din
Ganderbal, Apr 7: The Central University of Kashmir (CUK) I/c Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din Mir today said the varsity is in the process of launching programmes, which would meet the aspirations of the youth intending to pursue higher education.
He disclosed it while interacting with the students, faculty and staff of Government Degree College Ganderbal. College Principal, Prof. Nasreen Malik, Head of the Department, Tourism Studies (CUK), Prof. S Fayyaz, Management Department, Associate Professor, Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Nikka, Coordinator Convergent Journalism Department, Mr. Shahnaz Bashir and other functionaries of the varsity were also present during the interactive meet.
Addressing the students, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din said the University wants to know from the students, about some other programmes which can be started at the CUK for their lifelong benefit and overall development. “We will hold continuous interactions and deliberations with the student community and will inquire about their yearnings in the field of higher education,” CUK VC said. The University was currently offering 11 programmes and research in four different subjects.
Prof. S Fayyaz Ahmad highlighted that the University was reaching out to the student community through these interactive session with the objective to understand their priorities towards academic career advancement. He said the CUK has unique features as regards pedagogy adopted for curriculum transaction and Continuous Internal Assessments of students for their performance befitting the semester system.
Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Nikka reflected the University was focusing more on providing quality education to the students by offering cafeteria model of curriculum based on Choice Based Credit System.
Mr. Shahnaz Bashir while interacting with the students and staff revealed that the University was admitting students from across the country. “These students are selected through Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) and undergo rigorous and regular assessments in the concerned departments,” he added.
Prof. Nasreen Malik thanked the Vice-Chancellor, faculty and other allied staff for visiting the college and interacting with the students. She hoped that such programmes would continue in future under University-Colleges interaction programme.
During interaction, the students urged the CUK authorities to start job oriented courses and programmes which would help them compete at national and international level. They also demanded starting of research in humanities and other subjects.