Monday, April 9, 2012

Govt committed to strengthen higher, technical institutions

Minister for Higher Education, Abdul Gani Malik today said that Government is committed to strengthen higher education institutions including technical and professional colleges of the State by way of providing infrastructure, faculty and equipment.

Mr. Malik was addressing a function at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium here today, organized by Government College of Engineering and Technology (GCET) Jammu in connection with Annual Day and Prize Distribution Function.

He said that the professionalizing in education is the priority sector on global level and it is need of hour to inculcate scientific temperament among student community and develop research attitude among enthusiastic youth.

Referring to functioning of GCET Jammu, Malik expressed his satisfaction over the role being played by college management under the guidance of its Principal Prof. Bhupinder Singh for the betterment of the students enrolled in the college.

Responding to the demands of running PG courses in the college, Mr. Malik said that Government will leave no stone unturned in making this dream a reality by providing funds, guidance and above all supervision to start PG courses in the college.

Vice Chairman Jammu University Prof. Mohan Pal Singh Ishar, while addressing the function, called GCET a proud component of Jammu University. He said college is performing well and students are showing satisfactory results because of hard work put in by faculty members of the college.

For running PG courses, Vice Chancellor said that necessary infrastructure and other facilities should be available with the college, then Government will be pleased to open PG classes, adding that Government is keen to upgrade the standard of the college for the purpose.

Prof. Ishar announced opening up of a placement cell in Jammu University for providing a window to the youth of the State for outside world.

Earlier, Principal of the college Prof. Bupinder Singh appealed the Minister to fulfill long pending issues of GCET, teaching faculty regarding implementation of 6th Pay Commission and formation of recruitment rules for promotion to the next higher scale.

He said that the GCET is making all out efforts to provide job opportunities to engineering students through various reputed agencies of the country.

The Minister released KSHITIJ News Letter of GCET on the occasion. He awarded the students with trophies and certificates who had excelled in academic and other co-curricular activities.

The Minister also distributed 145 job letters among youth who have been offered job by various private agencies. Anjali Thussu, Head Training and Placement introduced the youth to the Minister.

The function was among others attended by Special Secretary Higher Education Hemant Sharma, Director Colleges, Prof. Muqbil Chisti, Principal GWC, Paloura, Prof. Hemla Aggarwal, faculty members of GCET, Jammu and various HoDs of Jammu University.

The vote of thanks was presented by Mrs Bhavna Sharma.

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