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J&K government with the implementation of new education policy is focusing on skill development among the youth in all the institutions.

In a recent higher education council meeting LG Manoj Sinha said that our aim is to create a global cadre of skilled youth and Colleges, Universities need to make them competitive and also bridge the employable skill gap. He also sought valuable suggestions from the members of the council for better utilization of the education budget.

He said the government will ensure effective implementation of the recommendations of the Council. He appreciated the efforts of Dr. Dinesh Singh, eminent educationist & former Vice Chancellor, Delhi University; Prof. G. Rangarajan, Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru; Dr. Kavi Arya, Professor of Computer Science, IIT Bombay; Prof. Najma Akhtar, VC, Jamia Millia Islamia, and other members of the Council for ongoing work to transform the Higher Education ecosystem of J&K.

Discussions were also held on the role of higher education in implementation of Gati Shakti, policy formation, vision 2047; conducting teacher-student exchange programmes; mapping & sharing of resources, collaborations and MoUs with International Institutions; adopting best practices; encouraging climate change study; identifying gaps and preparing actions plans accordingly.

The meeting further discussed encouraging students’ participation, especially girls in sports, cultural and other such activities.

Sh Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department presented a detailed overview of the Higher Education sector in the UT, roadmap for institutional accreditations and future readiness of the department.

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