Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education Department, Asgar Samoon today visited University of Jammu (JU) and reviewed the infrastructure created worth Rs 1.50 crore under RUSA scheme.
During his visits, Samoon said within one month JU will get functional infrastructure which includes Auditorium, sports, gym, libraries, computers, renovation of existing canteens, constructing new hostels for students and etc.
“Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) is a centrally sponsored scheme and government provides funds for infrastructures,” he added.
Samoon said, “JU lacks space, for this government had already taken this issue with army to vacate the its Transist Camp so that University will get the enough space for its infrastructure and in this regard army agreed to vacate the land.”
“Existing play grounds in JU is not good, there should be proper grounds for students.
In our state, there is free education system but in private institutions there is hefty fee structure government should take fees from students not as much as the private institutions take University should take one third or one fourth fee from them”, Samoon said.
Samoon said that he had requested the government to start evening classes in both Jammu University and Kashmir University.
Cluster University would be develop in both Jammu and Kashmir regions and government soon appoints its Vice Chancellors (VC), Samoon said and added that these cluster universities would be ready by 2017.
Statue and reports have already made bill passed in assembly recently now government is making rules and regulations for these cluster universities, he added.
In these cluster universities the five old colleges of Jammu and Kashmir joined with these cluster university. Samoon said, “Under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme government provides funds for infrastructures.”
Government is making Degree Colleges plus Hostel facitliy for girls worth of Rupees 12.5 crore and in Kashmir, Bemina side government is constructing hostels worth of Rs 12.5 crore.
Government will provide wifi systems in universities with other facilities, government to start technical courses, evening classes, professional courses and libraries accesses for students.
Space is the problem, in city areas, the land is the major problem for this government should construct multi-storey buildings with lift facilities, Samoon added.