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CUK faculty, senior functionaries meet Ansari

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SRINAGAR, JUNE 06: Senior functionaries and faculty of Central University of Kashmir (CUK) today called on Minister for Higher Education, Technical Education, and Information Technology, Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari and discussed various issues regarding the varsity.

Dean School of Education and Director Skill Development Prof. N.A. Nadeem, Registrar Prof. M. Afzal Zargar, Financial Officer Haji Bashir Ahmad, and Coordinator, Teacher Education and Chairperson Women Empowerment Committee Prof Nighat Basu were among the visiting delegation.

Prof. Nadeem gave a detailed presentation about the Design Innovation Centre, its mode of operation and the coordination needed between Higher Education Department of the State and CUK so that all the programmes are implemented and executed smoothly within the stipulated time.

The Minister was informed that Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has recently sanctioned Design Innovation Centre (DIC) through an open competition along with GTU and IIT Roorkhee with an initial grant of Rs 10 crore to be spent within 2-3 years, which is first of its kind in the State.

The Minister was also briefed about the Skill-based courses already going on in CUK and the process of shifting of CUK to Ganderbal.

On the occasion, Ansari appreciated the efforts of the CUK in addressing the needs of the student community and youth in particular.

He assured cooperation and support for establishing spoke centres of DIC in six-degree colleges including Government Degree College Kargil, Islamia College of Science and Commerce, Srinagar, Degree College Budgam, Degree College Magam, Degree College for Women Anantnag and Baramulla.

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