Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Progress of Islamic University in jk

Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Wednesday emphasized on grooming students both academically and personality-wise to help them to face challenges of life with ability and capability.

He said higher educational institutions should provide subjects of high marketability to the students to enable them get placements in different fields freely and easily.

Reviewing the progress of Islamic University of Science and Technology at a high level meeting the Chief Minister said that universities should be seats of knowledge and academic excellence. "The students passing out from these educational institutions should be role models in all aspects of life besides academic brilliance", he said.

"Imparting best education to the students making them versatile and qualified human resource to lead from the front should be the goal of higher educational institutions", he said, adding that after passing out they have to come across different vicissitudes and face wide-ranging challenges in the world outside the campuses, as such, they should be moulded educationally and mentally in such a mould that would help them to conquer the difficulties with calibre and capacity.

Omar Abdullah said that his Government has flagged education as a priority sector and consolidation along with expansion in this sector is going on side by side. "While expansion of colleges and universities is a continuous process, the placement of faculty and other related facilities are imperative to make the educational institutions functional units in a real sense", he said maintaining that his Government is fully focusing on this aspect.

Minister for Higher Education, Abdul Gani Malik, Vice Chairman, Muslim Waqaf Board, M. Y. Qadri, Vice Chairman, Islamic University, A. R. Trag, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, B. B. Vyas, Commissioner Secretary Higher Education, Tanveer Jahan, Commissioner Secretary Technical Education, B. A. Runiyal, Director General Budgets and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

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