Srinagar, May 3: Vice-Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Nilofer Khan Wednesday inaugurated a collaborative workshop on ‘Unlocking Opportunities for Youth: Decoding the New Education Policy-2020’.
The day-long workshop was organised by the Department of Management Studies (DMS) in collaboration with CT University, Ludhiana.
In her presidential remarks, Prof Nilofer said the National Education Policy-2020 has taken into consideration the holistic personality development of students right from the foundation stage. She said the sub-themes of today’s workshop, especially health and wellbeing of youth, have been adequately incorporated in the NEP-2020.
Saying that the University of Kashmir is among first universities in the country to implement the NEP-2020 at the UG level, Prof Nilofer complimented the DMS for holding the collaborative workshop, which was attended by students from various academic institutions in Kashmir, including children from Srinagar schools.
Chancellor, CT University, Mr S Charan Singh Channi, who was a guest of honour, said his University aims to create a strong bond with the University of Kashmir to collaborate in areas of teaching and research. He also highlighted the CT University’s association with the University of Kashmir right from 2008.
Dean Academic Affairs KU Prof Farooq A Masoodi highlighted the salient features of NEP-2020, including flexibility and entry-exit options. He urged young students to study the NEP document to understand its important aspects.
Registrar KU, Dr Nisar A Mir said the component of skill development has been embedded in the NEP-2020 in view of its importance for young students to become employment-givers rather than employment-seekers in future. He also said the NEP-2020 promotes access, equity and excellence, as also the personality development of youth.
Prof Iqbal Hakeem, Head DMS earlier welcomed the dignataries and guests. He also highlighted the main objective of organising the collaborative workshop.
Mr Mohammad Ayoub Shah, Research Associate (Placement Officer), DMS KU, conducted proceedings of the inaugural session, while Dr Manbir Singh, Pro-Chancellor CT University delivered the vote of thanks.
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