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Three JU Professors selected under MHRD LEAP

JAMMU: Prof Rajnikant, Dept of Physics, Prof. Kamal K Kapoor, Department of Chemistry, and Prof Hardeep Chahal, Dept of Commerce, University of Jammu have been selected in the three weeks' flagship 'Leadership of Academicians Program (LEAP)' envisaged by the MHRD, Government of India.

Prof Rajni Kant presently having additional charge of Directorate of Distance Education as its Director, University of Jammu is attending the programme at IIT Kharagpur and University of Cambridge, U.K whereas Prof Kamal K Kapoor and Prof Hardeep Chahal are attending this programme at Aligarh Muslim University and at Monash University, Australia respectively.

This is a unique leadership program custom designed for Indian academicians who have marked their presence in research at the international level.

As per a communication of MHRD, the LEAP programme provides a unique opportunity to the academicians and is likely to be a game changer in the academic world of the country.

LEAP is fully sponsored programme by MHRD and selection has been made on the basis of a critical review of applications.

A total number of twenty eight academicians from various institutes of national importance of the country have been selected for this prestigious academic leadership programme.

Prof. Manoj Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu congratulated them for their selection and hoped that the University of Jammu will be benefited with the kind of experience they gain through this participation in the LEAP programme.

He further said that it a matter of great pride that three out of 28 Professors from all over India belong to University of Jammu.

Prof Dhar further said that the LEAP includes two-week domestic and one-week foreign training for academic heads, who are potentially likely to assume leadership roles in the future.

It is pertinent to mention here that University of Jammu has already been awarded 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.

It is noteworthy to mention here that during the last one year, six professors of University of Jammu have been selected for LEAP.

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