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SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 11: Terming education as the guiding force behind human development, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Friday stressed that Universities must empower youth to make J&K the center of knowledge, enterprise, innovation, and skill development through New Education Policy-2020 so that they play their crucial part in nation-building.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Chancellor of the University of Jammu, made these remarks while chairing the 86th meeting of the University Council of the Jammu University here at Raj Bhavan.
A host of major decisions were taken in the meeting. The Lt Governor gave a go-ahead to the demand of increasing the stipend of research scholars from Rs 5000 to Rs 10000 per month. The council also accorded in-principle approval for setting up of Research Cluster in Jammu University. Directions were issued by the Lt Governor to work out the modalities and take steps for the promotion of Dogri language in Jammu University and Kashmiri language in Kashmir University.
He further stressed that literary works in the two languages be encouraged and translations of the existing works in other languages of the country also be initiated for the promotion of the culture, traditions, and heritage of Jammu & Kashmir.
The Lt Governor passed explicit directions for conducting a comprehensive assessment of university’s research activities for outlining their role in the overall welfare of society. He also called for the promotion of research aimed at solving local problems of UT and encouraging scholars for the same.
Underlining the importance of all overall development of students, the Lt Governor called for increased participation of students in co-curricular activities like NSS, NCC, sports, music, etc. The Lt Governor stressed that Students should be encouraged to participate in social activities.
Discussing the issue of reservation, the Lt Governor directed that modality for extending UT reservation policy in all universities across J&K be finalized in mission mode.