Don’t Compromise On Quality Of Education: Lone to Academicians


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Stressing upon the need to raise education standards in the state, the
Minister for Higher Education J&K State Mohammad Akbar Lone has asked
the college Principals, administrators, academicians and other key
holders in education sector “not to compromise on quality education”
and adhere strictly to the UGC guidelines for the overall betterment
of higher education system in the state.

The Minister was addressing college principals and academic
administrators at  a seminar-cum-workshop on ‘Management Development
in Higher Education’ organized by Academic Staff College at Kashmir
University (KU) said.

In his maiden address at the University of Kashmir after taking over
as the Minister for Higher Education, in his inaugural address said
“Universities and colleges should strictly follow the UGC guidelines
to ensure quality education and whatever support they need from the
government it will be provided on priority.”

“Providing quality education should be our priority .We need to
identify the loopholes in the education sector as early as possible so
that these are plugged to move ahead,” added Lone.

The Minister said that all the stakeholders of education have to work
in an integrated manner for the betterment of education and
constitution of a strategic forum which will have representatives from
colleges, Universities and government can help to a great deal in
providing timely suggestions and inputs to authorities in higher
education for effective planning and framing of policies regarding
expansion and delivery of quality education at the grass root level.

“Every year we have to face a lot of challenge in terms of enrolment.
We receive nearly 40000 applications from various aspirants for
seeking admission at KU for PG courses but we have an intake capacity
for only around 3500 students in different PG departments,” said KU


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