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J&K girls breaking barriers in STEM education: LG

03:39 AM Feb 24, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
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Srinagar, Feb 23: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Friday said that the girls of Jammu and Kashmir were breaking barriers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.

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Inaugurating the new girls’ hostel at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar, the LG said, “The facility is dedicated to our daughters who are breaking the barriers in the STEM education and are ready to shape the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.”

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Congratulating the NIT management, faculty members, and students on the occasion, he emphasised developing a specialised workforce to meet the industry demands who should also be capable of solving local challenges.

“The biggest responsibility of the institutions like NIT today is to create a new generation of innovators. We should focus on developing an innovation-driven economy in Amrit Kaal to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in the country,” LG Sinha said.

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He called upon the faculty members to create a conducive environment for future-oriented capacity building of students and strengthening the synergy between educational institutions and industries.

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“We should also ensure increased participation of women in STEM courses,” the LG said.

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He also shared the transformation in the educational landscape of the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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“Today, our educational institutions are emerging as centres of cutting-edge learning programmes. With the new opportunities being provided to our talented youth in diverse fields, we can truly dominate the global knowledge economy in the future,” LG Sinha said.

The state-of-the-art hostel inaugurated today was a major step towards providing residential facilities to the female students on the campus.

Director NIT Prof A Ravinder Nath; IGP Kashmir, Vidhi Kumar Birdi; Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat; and faculty members of NIT Srinagar were present on the occasion.

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