CUK holds interactive workshop on revisiting vision, mission
Srinagar, May 10: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) officiating Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din today said that the main aim and objective of involving the civil society and other stake holders in revisiting the vision and mission of the University was to sync it to the needs of people.
Addressing the members in an interactive workshop on “Revisiting of Vision and Mission of the University,” Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din said, “Our endeavor has been to seek opinions from the different segments of the civil society, academicians, bureaucrats, administrators, and other stake holders. An appeal has also been made through the media regarding the same which has got a good response.”
He further said that the University has also started to have a direct introduction with the educational institutions including schools and colleges in the neighboring areas of Ganderbal. “We have engaged ourselves in an interaction with the graduate and undergraduate boys and girls and also with the people who are illiterate, but well educated.
He said the University shall be launching its future programmes in the light of the vision document and perspective plan approved through the process.
Earlier, Dean School of Languages, Prof. Muhammad Aslam, who was also the programme coordinator, said the genesis of this workshop was to invite ideas from the cross section of the society for the overall development of the University. Prof M Aslam spelt out the deficiencies in the present mission hindering the University to achieve its vision.
He said that at the instance of the Vice-Chancellor, a Committee was formulated to involve the stakeholders including civil society. “Adopting a two pronged approach, an appeal was made to the masses to help find out the ways and means to make the University an institution par excellence and also to invite noted personalities who could share their experiences and help us chalk out a roadmap for the same,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Musadiq A Sahaf of the Department of the Management Studies, University of Kashmir, underscored the need to incorporate and subsequently implement the views and thoughts shared by the participants in the workshop. Prof. A R Khan, former Professor Department of Zoology University of Kashmir, Prof A M Matoo, Prof. Mushtaq A Kaw, former Professor Centre for Asian Studies, Dr Farooq A Shah, Dr Fayaz A Nikka and Dr. Sheikh Showkat Hussain were among other present in the workshop.
Later, three groups were formed to deliberate on the subject. The groups later submitted their ideas and concepts to Prof. M Aslam to consolidate and submit it to the concerned quarters.