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The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday complimented the Islamia College management, staff and students for its good work including attaining excellent ranking in the NAAC accreditation. She also appreciated the role of the college in the educational spread in its catchment areas over the decades.

Mehbooba made these observations while chairing the governing board meeting of the Islamia college of Science and Commerce here. The Chief Minister is the chairperson of the Board. Minister for Education & Finance, Syed Altaf Bukhari was present in the meeting.

Mehbooba directed construction of more accommodation for classrooms, labs and staff rooms in view of the increasing need. She directed the college authorities to undertake the constructions in phased manner to avoid cost overruns and ensure early completions. She underscored the need for establishment of a multipurpose sports hall for the students with all facilities and equipment.

The Chief Minister also directed introduction of new courses in the college which are in demand in the job industry and up gradation of equipment at the college and fulfilling of other requirements under NAAC accreditation.

As a special case, the Chief Minister announced extension of Chief Minister’s Scooty scheme to the college for which she asked the administration to make all arrangements.

Earlier, principal of the College, Prof Muzaffar Khan briefed the meeting about the activities in the college. Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Rohit Kansal; principal secretary finance Navin Choudhary; principal secretary higher education Asgar Samoon; commissioner/secretary industries & commerce Shailendra Kumar; secretary information Abdul Rashid and other members of the governing board were present in the meeting.