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KU must strive to achieve status of ‘University with Potential for Excellence’: Prof Talat

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Srinagar : University of Kashmir must strive hard and take appropriate steps to secure the status of ‘University with Potential for Excellence’ as it would ultimately pave way for more collaborative research, better funding and better opportunity for students and researchers.

This was stated by Vice- Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad while chairing a high level meeting to review the performance of University Post NAAC accreditation and Post NIRF Rankings 2020.

The meeting was aimed at focusing on sustaining the strengths of the varsity and finding ways to work upon and improve its weaknesses.

Prof Talat said that KU has the Potential of translating some of the existing interdisciplinary Centers into Centers of Excellence depending on locational advantages and scientific expertise.

He stressed upon further augmentation of facilities in some cutting-edge areas of research and said that there is an opportunity for increasing the number of MoUs with national and international institutions of excellence to promote research and extension which can improve research exposure to faculty, scholars and students.

Pertinently University of Kashmir was awarded A+ grade in the recent reaccreditation cycle by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and it also improved five positions in the National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF)-2020 and stood at 48th rank amongst the Universities at the country level.

Prof Talat said that there is a scope of improvement in showcasing the strengths and achievements of the University to improve its public perception which can make the University an attractive destination for faculty and scholars.

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