JAMMU: ‘A good college strives to give employability to youth and its strength lies in its academic excellence. The quality and quantum of improvement it brings in lives is the true test of its impact on society.’ The remarks were made by Principal Secretary of Higher Education Department, Rohit Kansal during the e-inauguration of an additional block in Government Degree College Marh.
The Principal Secretary assured that construction of the college campus would be started in this financial year and it would be ready to move by early next year. The college runs from a pre-fabricated structure at present.
It was assured by the Principal Secretary that the UT administration would provide more pre-fabricated structures for the college in the present financial year. It was also suggested that the college submit a detailed project report, to the Director of Planning, for the additional infrastructural requirements of the college.
During his address, the Principal Secretary lauded the college for attracting a sizeable number of student admission, particularly girl students. He called the feat ‘signs of a good college’ and said that the college has been successful in fulfilling the local aspirations and requirements of young students. He also appreciated the college for the successful commencement of skill development and skill enhancement courses.
Among other things, the Principal Secretary directed colleges to prepare a framework of courses to be provided under the National Education Policy and provide holistic development to young students. He also urged them to improve in rankings and get accredited under NAAC norms. With regards to the policy, the Principal Secretary announced that all government colleges would start giving skill development courses.
He called for giving students the facility to provide feedback on the quality of instruction through a feedback system. In return, it would provide teachers with a chance to improve and build on their strengths, said the Principal Secretary and added that set guidelines in this regard would also be introduced.
The Principal Secretary suggested starting pre-admission and career counselling facilities in colleges and advised them on the improvement of surroundings, cleanliness of common areas and toilets.
The online event was attended by Director Colleges, Dr Yasmeen Ashai, Principal GDC March, Dr Aekta Gupta and HoD Mathematics, Prof Dr Ram Dayal among others.