Government makes required changes in higher education system: LG
Jammu- Reiterating that his administration is committed to carrying forward the rich legacy of Naari Shakti of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Territory Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Tuesday that the government is making necessary changes in the system of higher education in accordance with the national education policy.
LG made the remarks during the inauguration of the academic block and a multi-disciplinary research center at the Government College for Women, Parade here on Tuesday, an official spokesperson said.
The Lieutenant Governor appreciated the Government College for Women, Parade for undertaking various innovation and research activities to empower female students through quality education and increase their ability to contribute to society.
In the age of startups and unicorns, educational institutions should encourage independent research and ideas and convert the campus into a dynamic place where dreams and aspirations are born and where modern tools, mentorship are provided for feed, added the lieutenant governor.
Reiterating UT administration’s commitment to carrying forward the rich legacy of Naari Shakti of Jammu Kashmir, the Lieutenant Governor said the government is making necessary changes in the higher education system in line with the policy national education.
Particular emphasis is placed on educating women to empower them and encourage them into independent research and leadership roles, he added.
Observing that a woman with her immense wisdom has the power to make any team smarter and smarter, the Lieutenant Governor emphasized the need to focus on future-oriented education for girls, grounded in values and ambitious.
With their knowledge, principles and self-confidence, the girls have proven themselves to be smarter than the boys, whether in the classroom or in the field of research. Nearly 43% of STEM graduates are women. The country is proud of successful women and their contribution to the development of different sectors, he added.
The Lieutenant Governor also made valuable suggestions for adopting a futuristic approach in the education sector to meet the demands of the modern age.
Students today are not bound by geographical boundaries; they are digital natives. The education system based on hybrid models will bridge the gap between the virtual world and physical areas with the integration of modern technology and traditional values, the Lieutenant Governor observed.
Each course should be based on the RDR model – Recognize Challenges, Dismantle Causes and Rebuild Possibilities based on societal needs. We need to focus on flexible and personalized learning which should be creative, engaging and collaborative, he added.
He also spoke about the interventions suggested by the J&K Council on Higher Education to improve the quality of learning and teaching in UT’s higher education sector.
Education will give wings to your dreams and aspirations. Start asking questions, develop curiosity, find practical solutions to problems and help make the country and UT Aatma-Nirbhar, the Lieutenant Governor asked the students.
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, urged the faculty and students of the college to strive for excellence and play their important role in the development journey of Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, congratulated the faculty and students on this occasion and asked the faculty members to develop the college as a center of excellence.
Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary to the Government, Department of Higher Education, spoke about various reforms introduced in the higher education sector and the measures taken for the implementation of the national education policy.
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