Government of India (GoI) Friday e-inaugurated 45 developmental projects of various departments of education sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
The completed developmental projects of School Education, Higher Education, Universities and other educational institutions like IIM and NIT were e-inaugurated by Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank here on SKICC Srinagar.
On the occasion, Nishank said that GoI will focus on upgradation of School Education, Women Education and development in student hostels and Universities.”
Nishank said, “I arrive to Kashmir to e-inaugurate 45 developmental works completed in education sector of J&K that will help the students here to upgrade their skills.”
Pokhriyal said, in previous years, the GoI have upgraded some of the government degree colleges in J&K into model colleges. We want the students of J&K to get quality education so that they can compete with the other students at international level.”
Besides inauguration of development works, GoI launched National Initiative for Schools Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) with an motive to equip teachers to encourage and foster critical thinking in students in handling diverse situations and act as first line counselors.
During the inauguration, Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), Mohammad Younis Malik said the department is proving free coaching to students and winter tutorials were also started. “Besides academics, school mentoring programmes were initiated by DSEK.”
“1188 free winter tutorials have been established in all 10 districts of the Valley to provide free and quality to NEET and JEE civil service aspirants,” he said.
Director NCERT, HK Senapati on the occasion said that it will work besides DSEK to improve the quality education in the department.
He said, “NCERT will provide certification teacher’s trainings to 37,000 teachers.”
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said the district administration have recently started 25 smart schools that will change the perception of people with regard to the government schools.
He said, “No doubt, private schools are contributing a lot in nation building but the 25 smart schools have the best infrastructure.”
Vice Chancellor of University of Kashmir, Talat Ahmad on the occasion said, “KU is one of the oldest universities in northern India that was established in the year 1969. This university has a lot of contribution towards in the fields of Science Arts and Commerce.”
Commissioner Secretary Higher Education Department, Talat Rohella said, “We are trying to work as the agents to address the issues in our colleges so that quality education won’t suffer. MHRD has granted a good amount to the higher education department through centrally sponsored scheme RUSA.”
On the occasion, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Khan, Advisor to Lt Governor KK Sharma, Director NIT Srinagar, Director Colleges Yaseen Ahmad Shah and Joint Secretary MHRD were also present there.