The Jammu and Kashmir Government is trying its best to come out from the routine in the higher education and has embarked on the path to move out and bring the higher education to such a level that J&K State becomes a hub for the higher education. In this direction, recently Governor’s administration discussed introduction of new concepts in Higher Education sector for improving quality of education so as to make students competitive at the cutting edge level.
The new concepts include introduction of Student Exchange Policy, setting up of career counseling centres and innovation cells in various Government degree colleges in the State.
Advocating greater collaboration between degree colleges within and outside the State, Governor’s Adivisor in-charge of higher education advised the Higher Education Department to improve the draft Student Exchange Policy. He asked the Department to identify the colleges and universities from outside which are interested in partnering the State Colleges in student exchange programmes. The Department should get down to the nitty gritty before finalizing the MoUs with sister institutions.
Laying emphasis on linking academics with market-oriented jobs, the Advisor urged the Department to gain from the rich experience of senior Principals and faculty members in proper career counseling of students. He advised the Secretary to revisit the career counseling proposal so that it meets the modern day requirements.
Asking the Principals to encourage students in their tryst with new ideas, the Advisor asked the Higher Education Department to expedite the proposal for setting up of innovative cells in leading degree colleges in the State.