Profs. Rajni, Meena, Jasbir selected under LEAP to tour Singapore & USA

JU Among Top Universities in the Country To Attain This Milestone

JAMMU: JAMMU: Prof Rajni Dhingra, Dept of Home Science, Prof. Meena Sharma, Department of Chemistry, and Prof Jasbir Singh, Dept of Economics, University of Jammu are participating in the three weeks “Leadership of Academicians Program (LEAP)” from February 24, 2019. 

Prof Rajni Dhingra and Prof Meena Sharma under this programme are visiting IIT Bombay and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, whereas Prof Jasbir Singh is attending this programme at IIT, BHU, Varanasi and Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA respectively.

Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu said that it is a proud moment for the University of Jammu in particular and the J&K State in general that the University of Jammu stands among top-ranked Indian Institutions which has been selected for such prestigious programme. The foreign universities identified for the training are also within the top 100 in the world global rankings. 

Prof Dhar congratulated the faculty members and hoped that the programme would provide senior faculty, with high academic credentials, the required leadership and managerial skills including skills of problem-solving, handling stress, team building work, conflict management, developing communication skills, understanding and coping with the complexity and challenges of governance in higher education institutions, financial and general administration. 

Prof Dhar said that the LEAP (Leadership for Academicians Programme) launched by Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Union Human Resource Development Minister, Govt. of India is a three-week flagship leadership development training programme (two-week domestic and one-week foreign training) for academic heads, who are potentially likely to assume leadership roles in the future. 

Prof Dhar further said that such programmes are surely a game changer and the faculty members selected under this programme will surely benefit and the advantages of it will definitely percolate to the young faculty Scholars and students of the University.

It is pertinent to mention here that the University of Jammu has already been awarded the Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT) by Ministry of Human Resource Department, New Delhi.  Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT) will cater to all the in-service teachers, irrespective of their subject, management and seniority every year. This training will be imparted as MOOCs using SWAYAM platform and would focus on latest developments in the subject, pedagogical improvements, and methodologies for transacting revised curriculum

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