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Workshop on ‘Digital Transformation of Edu in JK’ begins at SKICC 

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Srinagar: The two-day workshop on ‘Digital Transformation of Education in J&K’ began on Monday at SKICC in Srinagar. The event is being jointly organized by Move Beyond, UNICEF India, and innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IIEDC), National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar.

The event was presided over by Commissioner Secretary to Govt. Science & Technology Department, Saurabh Bhagat, IAS, who was Chief Guest on the occasion, while Prof MF Wani, In-charge Director NIT Srinagar, and Bilal Ahmad, Joint Director JKSTIC were the Guests of Honour on the occasion. 

Addressing the gathering, Saurabh Bhagat, IAS said NIT Srinagar is playing a vital role in bridging the technological gap in society and stated that the institution is working on the latest technologies that will benefit the common people.

“Providing quality education to every student is the priority of the UT Government. We will continue to support NIT Srinagar for their technological initiatives in the future,” he said.

On the occasion, Incharge Director Prof. MF Wani said they are already working closely with many educational initiatives under the Unnat Bharat Mission and have adopted many villages to reach the ground level.

“I am sure that we will address the career concerns of students in the region. We will help them and find the right direction leading to educational ambition,” Prof. Wani said.

In his message, Prof. Rakesh Sehgal said that NIT Srinagar has done every bit towards the nation’s technological manpower capability building.

“Both Move Beyond and IIEDC are doing appreciable work. I hope they will continue serving society and this workshop will act as a platform for high-end ideas to overcome challenges in the digital transformation of education,” Prof. Sehgal said. 

Guest of Honor, Bilal Ahmad, Joint Director JKSTIC said the two-day workshop is aimed to improve awareness of the rising potential of digital tools in education.

Institute’s Registrar Prof. Syed Kaisar Bukhari was also expected to attend the conference as a Guest of Honor but due to his engagements with the Ministry of Education could not attend the workshop.

In his message, Prof. Bukhari said holding such workshops on vital Digital transformation of Education in JK is the need of the hour.

“The mega event will bring synergy in finding novel and innovative solutions to the problems faced by the students in the region,” he said.

Prof. Bukhari said there is no dearth of talent among the youth of Kashmir but there is a need for proper guidance, counselling to enhance and encourage their capabilities.

CEO Move Beyond, Dr Saad Parvez, Head IIEDC, NIT Srinagar said the workshop is aimed to identify synergies between J&K’s ongoing digital learning initiatives. “Showcase best practices in digital learning from across the country and internationally and devise a roadmap for the digital transformation of education in J&K,” he said.

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