CUK to start 6 new programmes from current academic session
Srinagar, Aug 2: The Central University of Kashmir (CUK) is launching six new programmes, including science courses from the current academic session.
This was stated by Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din, Officiating Vice-Chancellor, at the fifth meeting of the Academic Council of the CUK held at Sonwar Transit Campus here on Saturday.
Addressing the Council members, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din said, that the University has started the process for construction of Pre-Engineering buildings at its designated campus at Ganderbal, adding that the proposed buildings are expected to be completed within six months. The construction on the permanent structures is being taken up simultaneously.
He said the University has also established a mini-browsing centre and library for the local student community of Ganderbal. “The browsing centre will provide a platform to the local student community to get connected to the outside world through World Wide Web. By availing the facilities, the students can fill application forms for the programmes offered by various educational institutions outside Valley and can also participate in the online examinations conducted by these institutions,” Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din added.
He said that for generating mass awareness about the benefits of establishing the Central University in Ganderbal, the varsity has been holding continuous interactions and deliberations with the local people.
He informed the members about the preparations initiated by the University for NAAC accreditation. To facilitate the research activities in the University, the varsity has constituted a Central Research Cell (CRC) with provisions for funding the research projects, he added.
The meeting also discussed several important issues concerning the academics including the launching of B.Ed and M.Ed programmes under the Department of Teacher Education, School of Education and took several decisions accordingly. The Council members were informed that the University is holding its first convocation later this year. For this purpose, the Regulations drafted by the University were endorsed by the Academic Council.
The Council members hailed the initiative taken by the University in regularly updating the curriculum through conduct of the meetings of the respective Board of Studies and School Boards.
The proceedings of the meeting were conducted by Prof M Afzal Zargar, Registrar.
The meeting was also attended by Prof. Syed Ehtesham Hasnain from IIT New Delhi, Prof. Pulin B Nayak from Delhi School of Economics, Prof. M Aslam, Dean School of Languages, Prof. Abdul Gani, Dean School of Business Studies, Prof. N A Nadeem, Dean School of Education, Prof. G M Bhat, Dean School of Social Sciences, Prof. S Fayyaz Ahmad, Head department of Tourism Studies, Mr. Reyaz Ahmad Rufaie, Librarian, Prof. Sheikh Showkat Hussain, Head Department of Law, Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Nikka, Officer Students Welfare , Mr. Zahoor Ahmad Najar, Assistant Prof. Deptt of IT, and Dr. Irshad Ahmad Jan.