Vice-Chancellor KU chairs meeting of HoDs
Srinagar: Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad on Thursday chaired a meeting of heads of teaching departments to review the ongoing academic and research activities in the varsity.
Asserting that the university was very prompt in switching over to the online mode of teaching following the Covid-19 outbreak, Prof Talat said he was glad to observe that most of the examinations have already been conducted while the class-work in other semesters is going on unhindered in a blended mode.
Prof Talat reviewed the status of offline/online classes as well as examinations conducted by the teaching departments recently.
He directed heads of departments to submit to-date semester-wise status of examinations/classes to the Dean of Academic Affairs for a considerate decision on resumption of offline teaching for other semesters in accordance with the SOPs related to Covid-19.
Asserting that teachers have to become more active in the university’s march towards academic excellence, Prof Talat said the university has recently secured a grant of Rs 10 crore—for the first time ever—under the Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence (PURSE) programme of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
Underlining that the university is represented equally by science and non-science departments, Prof Talat reiterated that academics in social science, arts and humanities must show equal participation in terms of bagging the research projects from various funding agencies for their greater impact and outreach.
The VC also directed timely implementation of key provisions of the National Education Policy-2020, which lays a great emphasis on interdisciplinary and integrated approaches to education and research.