In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha yesterday asked the Vice-Chancellors of the Universities to prepare a roadmap for bringing qualitative improvement in the overall functioning of the Universities and adopt J&K centric changes as per the New Education Policy, besides imparting training to the teachers within the Universities and outside the UT for the transformation of learning system.

The Lt Governor was chairing a meeting to review the functioning of the Universities at Raj Bhavan in Srinagar yesterday. He sought suggestions and recommendations from the VCs on how J&K could benefit from New Education Policy and what are the challenges in its implementation.

The Lt Governor observed that J&K has a rich Culture and ancient history and sought suggestions for its promotion. He called for enhancing the quality of education while ensuring Gender equality and educational welfare of downtrodden and underprivileged sections of the society.
On technology-based learning, the Lt Governor stressed on optimum utilization of all available technology-based learning platforms, besides updation of e-learning tools and other ICT technology-based teaching programmes to connect the students and faculty with the enhanced educational resource platforms.
On being informed about the NAAC status and NIRF rankings of the Universities, the Lt Governor called for making sustained efforts to improve the quality of University education ecosystem so as to improve the current rankings, besides promoting excellence in teaching, research and extension activities, strengthening technical education and optimum utilization of resources. He further advised them to evolve best practices for maintaining transparency in the working of the Universities.

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