J&K students’ contingent visits Goa Shipyard, INS Hansa
Jammu Links News11/27/2023

GOA: The contingent of girl students of various universities and colleges from across Jammu and Kashmir, currently on two-week College on Wheels journey, visited the renowned Naval Air Base INS Hansa and the prestigious Goa Shipyard Ltd, as part of enriching educational journey.

At INS Hansa, the students received in-depth insights into the Naval Air Base's operations, exploring cutting-edge equipment and getting an up-close look at fighter planes stationed at the Air Base, including the Dornier 228. The engaging session enabled the students to interact with officials who answered their queries in detail.

"The visit to INS Hansa was a transformative experience for our students. Witnessing the advanced technology and interacting with naval top brass served as a source of inspiration, opening new avenues for their aspirations," said Prof Umesh Rai, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, who also visited the Naval Air Base along with other officials from the University of Kashmir.

The first-hand experience extended to the functioning of the Dornier 228 and other warplanes enriched the students with valuable insights into the intricacies of aviation technology.

Later, the contingent received a warm reception at Goa Shipyard Ltd, where they were provided with detailed insights into the shipyard's operations. Authorities at the Shipyard showcased the advanced technologies employed in shipbuilding and highlighted its contributions to the maritime sector.

The visit was coordinated by Dr Guneet Sudan, Nodal officer -III.

The contingent comprises of 780 students alongwith mentors and the administrative staff from the University of Jammu, University of Kashmir, Cluster University of Jammu, Cluster University of Kashmir, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri, Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora, affiliated colleges of JU and KU, Delhi University and Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC), New Delhi.

The "Gyanodaya Express- College on Wheels", aligned with the visionary National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 seeking to propel a shift from job seekers to job creators, fostering a culture of idea incubation, innovation, and skill development, was flagged off by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Railway Station, Katra on November 19.



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