Parliamentary standing committee to visit Kashmir

A high level delegation of Parliamentary Standing Committee, comprising members of the Rajya Sabha and senior officials of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) interacted with the staff and faculty of Central University of Kashmir and other state universities on Wednesday.

An official spokesperson said the delegation has arrived on a three-day visit to Kashmir Valley. On the first day, the delegation examined the status of faculty position, status of infrastructure and funding pattern of the Central University of Kashmir, state universities of J&K, NIT Srinagar and polytechnics and also held a threadbare discussion with the representatives of state government and UGC.

The members of delegation include Ramachandra Khuntia, (Chairman) Mahadeo Singh Khandela, Tarun Vijay, Avinash Rai Khanna, Daishnab Parida, Charkes Dias and P K Biju.

Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Kashmir Abdul Wahid apprised the committee about the steps taken by the varsity to focus on the holistic personality development of students and prioritise all the academic programmes having core, elective, skill based and social orientation courses selected for the new generation.

He said these programmes are aimed to assess values, skills and knowledge imbibed by students through continuous internal assessment process.

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