Distributes certificates among participants
Srinagar, July 8: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) officiating Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj udDin today said that the students and people cutting across their professions have to remain updated with the latest technological advancements in order to achieve success in their endeavors.
“The technology is changing very rapidly and no one can afford to lag behind,” Prof. Mehraj udDin said during the valedictory function of Digital India Week, organised by the Directorate of Students Welfare (DSW) in association with the Department of Information Technology.
He said the world has become a global village due to the advent of internet. “Earlier, we used to respond to letters and other communications according to our own will, but now the response has to be immediate as dispatching communiqués in the form of e-mails can be done by a single click,” he added.
He congratulated the IT Department and DSW for organizing various activities, particularly the quiz competition at Ganderbal and poster competition for the students of the varsity.
Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, asked the students to carry forward the mission of Digital India. He said the CUK had already taken several measures with regard to the introduction of e-governance, making university wi-fi enabled and e-learning processes and is marching ahead in this case. He said the Digital India initiative would provide enormous job opportunities to scores of people in IT sector and will also give an opportunity to the enthusiastic youth to start their own entrepreneurship unit in the arena of information technology. Prof. Zargar complimented the students who participated in the poster competition.
IT Department Coordinator, Prof. A M Wani highlighted the activities undertaken by his department in association with the DSW including holding of quiz and poster competitions and organizing of guest and extension lectures by the experts. He said the students, despite being busy with the exam preparation, showed tremendous response and participated enthusiastically in all the activities.
DSW Director, Dr. Fayaz A Nikka, said the students during the week got awareness about the scope of IT sector and the ways and means through which the governments can be made transparent and accountable. He praised the students for their participation in the poster competition and said the posters reflected their thought process.
In the poster competition, Nazir Ahmad Ganaie of Urdu Department and Saima Me’raj of IT Department bagged the first and second position respectively, while as Arusha Farooq and Nusrat Siddique of the Department of Convergent Journalism jointly bagged the third prize.
The VC, Registrar, and Coordinator IT department, later distributed certificates among the participants.
Dean School of Medial Studies, Prof. S Fayyaz, Controller of Examinations, Dr. Nazir Ahmad Gilkar and Department of Convergent Journalism, Coordinator, Mr. Asif Khan, faculty members from IT department and students were among other present on the occasion.
IT Deptt Asst Prof. Zahoor Ahmad Najar conducted the programme proceedings while as Asst Prof. Afaq Alam presented the vote of thanks.