CUs of Jmu, Kmr, HP takes initiatives on devising common curriculum and credit transfer policy
Srinagar, Oct 31: The conveners of Boards of Studies of the Central University of Kashmir, Jammu and Himachal Pradesh held a meeting at Central University of Jammu (CUJ) under the Chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ashok Aima on October 27.
During the meeting which was held to discuss collaboration between three universities in areas of mutual interest and for facilitating transfer of credits, Prof. Ashok Aima impressed upon the members that there was a need to work for convergence among the institutions to provide maximum benefits to the students and to ensure their elevation on educational front. “The universities shall strive for uniqueness and think beyond the degree syndrome. The university shall work towards capacity and confidence building of students,” he said.
The Vice-Chancellor suggested several areas of mutual cooperation for implementing MoU in letter and spirit. The areas identified are: Designing of common curriculum for all the three universities; designing of common teaching pedagogy; collaboration in major research projects; flexibility in faculty exchange to meet the objectives of CBCS enunciated by UGC; sharing of e-content; cross institutional synergy; devising of purposeful action plan among the three universities to ensure cross visits of students and to arrange video conference once in a month between the three universities to share the lectures irrespective of the discipline.
The meeting later on passed resolution including: Establishment of join human resource development cell for both teaching and non- teaching members for capacity building and professional development; to ensure joint supervision of research scholars; to have consortium of three universities for joint entrance test for admission to UG/PG and RD programmes from academic session 2016-2017; adoption of CBCS as per the UGC norms in letter and spirit; to create a joint research fund for research, development and consultancy; to share lectures among the three universities via video conferencing and to strive for virtual university; sharing of common resources among the three universities including e-content and e-resources; to ensure regular exchange of faculty and research scholars; to launch common programmes under the MOOC’s Scheme and to co-operate in establishing joint centres for innovation and skill development.
The members also decided to constitute four teams, comprising faculty members of four subjects (English, Education, Management Studies and Tourism Studies) of three universities to submit separate recommendations regarding common course structure /curriculum requisite for credit transfer between the three universities.