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Govt committed to reform, revamp higher education: LG Sinha

Inaugurates capacity building programme in Jammu
12:00 AM Mar 13, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
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Jammu, Mar 12: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Tuesday said that the Jammu and Kashmir government was committed to reforming and revamping higher education to give the students the best curriculum and provide them with knowledge and skills to compete with the best in the world.

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Addressing a three-day capacity-building programme on ‘Leadership Development of Academic Administrators and Principals of Colleges of J&K’, the LG in his keynote address lauded the collective effort of the University of Jammu (JU) and National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) for organising the workshop which focuses on the implementation of National Education Policy 2020 and internationalisation of higher education.

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“Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, J&K is leading the reforms in the nation’s educational ecosystem,” he said.

LG Sinha called upon educational institutions to transform their campuses into the hub of skill development and innovation and make their important contribution to realising the limitless potential of the youth of J&K.

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“Ideas are new wealth and universities should focus on creating intellectual property. Educational institutions should focus on developing students’ capacities to be creative, and innovative and focus on programmes to bring positive social change,” the LG said.

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Addressing the eminent educationists and heads of institutions, he highlighted five aims and vision to create a strong foundation for future-oriented education.

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“Classrooms should be enablers of imagination. Mentoring and not teaching should be the main focus of educational institutions to thrive in the 21st century,” LG Sinha said. “Education should be driven by creativity rather than by curriculum. It should be about developing the capacities of young people to be creative. It should be the main lever for a more competitive economy and educational institutions as well as other social institutions must follow this model.”

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He called upon the teaching community, students, and all the stakeholders to work with the resolve to establish J&K as a knowledge economy and contribute to the vision of Viksit Bharat@2047.

The LG also emphasised creating a conducive environment for foreign students in the educational institutions of J&K.

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