Prof Dhar chairs Academic Council Meet of JU, urges for early implementation of NEP 2020

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AC gives nod to Apprenticeship/ Internship embedded Degree programme in affiliated Colleges as per UGC guidelines

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JAMMU: While chairing a day-long Academic Council meeting of University of Jammu, Prof Manoj Dhar sought support of all stakeholders in march towards excellence in teaching-learning, research and entrepreneurship and skill development. The Academic Council took various path-breaking decisions which will go in a long way to bring in excellence in the academic and research ecosystem of the University and help the University to propel into an era of further excellence. Prof Naresh Padha, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Jammu spoke in detail about various academic and innovative initiatives taken by the University under the leadership of the present Vice Chancellor. Around 60 agenda items were presented by Prof Arvind Jasrotia, Registrar, University of Jammu. All the items were discussed in great detail along with action taken report on the resolutions of the last Academic Council.
The Academic Council agreed in principle to adopt the UGC guidelines for introducing an Apprenticeship/ lnternship embedded Degree Programme in the affiliated Colleges of the University of Jammu. This course will go a long way in exposing students to work environment and increase the prospects of their employability. The Academic Council also gave go ahead to initiation of two Skill development courses namely Solar and LED technology, and in Bakery and Confectionary at Udhampur campus. While discussing several issues related to implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the Council endorsed the proposal of Higher Education Department J&K to introduce Certificate courses in Skill Development, wherever, University of Jammu has been identified as Mentor. In order to streamline admission to Ph.D programme and to address grievances of the Research Scholars, the Council endorsed the action taken by the Vice-Chancellor regarding constitution of Centralised Research Admission Committee (CRAC), Research Appellate Committee (RAC) and Research Grievance Committee (RGC) for the first time in University.
The meeting was attended by Prof Rajni Kant, Director, CDC, Prof Jasbir Singh, Controller of Examinations, Prof R K Ganjoo, Dean Planning and Development, 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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