Jammu Tawi, December 5
Calling upon the academicians to work hard for taking University of Jammu to the pinnacles of excellence, The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that faculty and research are the two crucial components of achieving excellence.
“Challenges have increased manifold, especially in the wake of the outreach of the campuses across the Jammu region”, the Union Minister said while addressing the high level meeting of the Deans, Directors, Heads of various departments and Campuses and Officers of the University of Jammu here this morning. Prof. R. D. Sharma, Vice- Chancellor University of Jammu was also present on the occasion.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that the academicians had a challenging role in maintaining pace with fast changing academic advancements and also to satiate the needs of the student community. “We must not overlook or undermine the fact that the growth of the present generation of students is faster than what used to be earlier and therefore the challenges for the academicians are many more”, he added.
Appreciating the academic odyssey of the University of Jammu, the Minister stressed the need for making it more vibrant and student friendly so that the scholars are placed in good stead to face the competitive world with much more confidence. In this context he cited the examples of various varasities of the country especially JNU and said that these have become educational hub because of the environment and the academic standards. Dr. Singh asked the University to focus on bringing out the latest and quality research in all fields, and develop an educational system that is more compatible with the requirements of a knowledge-based society and also asked for strengthening the existing programmes of study.