Higher education sector is undergoing radical transformation and the impact is visible in all the universities. R
Recently LG Manoj Sinha addressed the inaugural session of the Round Table Conference with newly appointed Vice Chancellors from various universities of the country at the University of Kashmir.
He said, more than 13 lakh Indian students are studying in 79 countries. As per an estimate of 2020, students studying abroad are spending approximately $30 billion annually. Despite having the largest number of higher educational institutions in the world and best facilities, not a single institution of ours is included in the top 10 educational hubs of the world, because of lack of promotion.
Many countries of the Global South are now focused on enrolling International students. But we are lagging behind. On the contrary, we top the list of Countries for sending the highest number of students abroad. This trend needs to be reversed with a transformational approach.
He shared the efforts of the UT Administration, under the guidance of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, to overhaul the education system in Jammu Kashmir.
Since September 2020, J&K is witnessing encouraging reforms in the higher education sector. Universities and Colleges have been enabled to focus on demand for education outputs, industry requirements, innovation, new-age skills and to be flexible and resilient to meet the needs of tomorrow.