CUK’s deptt of Tourism Studies holds induction prog for freshers

Ganderbal: Department of Tourism Studies, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) organised an induction cum orientation programme for the newly admitted students of MTTM & B.Voc (T&HM) at varsity’s Green Campus here Thursday.

Addressing the students, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Farooq Ahmad Shah highlighted the prospects and potentials of NEP 2020 to prepare an efficient manpower with high skills in order to tackle the challenges in nation building. He impressed upon the department faculty to explore the latent talent and capabilities of the students.

In his speech, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, welcomed the students to the CUK family. He reiterated that MTTM is the flagship programme of the university and assured the newly admitted students that quality education shall be provided to them for their holistic development in the university.

Dean School of Business Studies, Prof. Fayaz Ahmad Nika, impressed upon the faculty to ignite the spark within the students and to develop humanity among them. He impressed upon the faculty to hone and chisel the hidden capabilities of the students.

The inaugural was followed by addresses by Prof. Sheeba Hamid (Coordinator, MTTM Program, AMU) and Basharat Rasheed (Director Sales-Vivanta by Taj). Both the speakers shared their views with the students and were of the opinion that there are huge job opportunities/avenues in the tourism sector.

They impressed upon the students to develop digital skills, communication & interpersonal skills, and geographical knowledge about the destinations respectively in order to make them fit for the tourism industry.

Deptt Coordinator, Dr. Faizan Ashraf Mir highlighted the importance of organizing induction cum orientation programmes at universities, in order to acclimatize the students with the culture, values, code of conduct, academic and examination pedagogy respectively. Asst Prof. Dr. Shahnaz Akhter conducted the programme proceedings while as Sr. Asst Prof. Dr. Ramjit proposed the vote of thanks.

The induction programme was followed by the second session, wherein presentations were made by the DTS faculty members and officials of the university on varied themes including Training and Placement, Academic and Examination Pedagogy for the curriculum of MTTM and B.Voc (T&HM), Anti-Ragging, Harassment against Women, Library Resources, Extra Curricular Activities/Tours respectively.

Asst Profs Dr. Abid Suhail Nika conducted the proceedings of the second session, while Dr. Adil Amin Nazki proposed the formal vote of thanks.

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