JU Conducts first Paperless Academic Council meeting

JAMMU: University of Jammu today conducted first paperless Academic Council Meet under the Chairmanship of Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu. Exuding confidence that the University of Jammu will touch new milestones in academic excellence, Prof Manoj Dhar in his maiden academic Council meeting exhorted upon University fraternity to use all modes of technology, which enable University to go total paperless in all its functioning which is the need of the 21st Century.

Prof Dhar sought active participation of all the members as University Academic Council is the highest body in terms of academics.

Prof Dhar said that there are aspiring scholars who because of want of funds are not able to pursue research and in that direction University is envisaging to create Research Fund (UoJRF) and the guidelines for its utilization to promote research activities in the University, which was unanimously endorsed.

Inclusion of an Industry representative as a member in the Board of Studies of all the faculties in order to modify the curriculum as per the needs and requirements of the Industry and for other relevant inputs was endorsed. This initiative will go a long way to create industry ready youth.

Prof Dhar expressed satisfaction that Startups under Business Incubation & Innovation Centre, Skill development Courses and Industry- Academia interface are showing good progress.

Prof Keshav Sharma, Dean Academic Affairs also spoke on the occasion. During the meeting, around 58 agenda items were presented by Dr Meenakshi Kilam, Registrar, University of Jammu.

Threadbare discussions were held on each of the agenda items along with the Action Taken Report on the resolutions of the last Academic Council. The items with regard to the starting of two years Bachelors of Education (B.Ed), Master's Degree Programme in Economics (self supporting) and in Political Science (self supporting) through distance mode in the Directorate of Distance Education, University of Jammu, from the Academic Session 2018-19 onwards was also endorsed.

Various other important academic matters of the University related to admission, examination, research etc were also discussed in the Academic Council meeting, which was attended by Deans of various Faculties, Rectors/Directors of the Offsite campuses, Heads of the Departments, Conveners of Boards of Studies, College Principals and other officials of the University.

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