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Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kashmir Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi Friday called for strengthening accountability in teaching-learning process in colleges and bringing academic calendar back on track in the larger interest of student fraternity.
Chairing a high-level meeting of college principals, the Vice-Chancellor delineated reformative measures to strengthen teaching-learning process in colleges. Among these, he said, is immediate constitution of Course Review Committees (CRCs)—comprising principal of each college as its chairman, concerned Head of Department, concerned teacher and a student representative as members. The function of CRCs will be to ensure that syllabus in each subject is satisfactorily completed.
“The conduct of examinations would be subject to submission of Satisfactory Course Completion Certificate (SCCC) by the CRCs,” Prof Andrabi said. “This step is aimed at enhancing academic credibility in colleges.”
In another measure, the Vice-Chancellor called for constitution of Student Grievance Committees (SGCs) in colleges to address the problems of students in a time-bound manner. The SGCs will have principal of each college as its head and one senior professor and student representative as members.
The Vice-Chancellor also called for making collective efforts to ensure that academic calendar—affected in the wake of September 2014 floods—is brought back on track. He said it is important to take dedicated measures to make this happen so that it doesn’t impact the next academic session.
“Our endeavour is to have small but tangible measures in place such that they start bringing dividends at the end of next few years. It is imperative to employ innovative methodologies to compensate for the study time lost due to unavoidable delay in start of academic session consequent to floods,” he said. “Such methodologies can well include extending class-work beyond routine hours and academic session.”
Dean, Academic Affairs, Prof M A Wani said a prime objective of the meeting is to enhance teaching-learning process in colleges and also take measures to bring academic calendar back on track.
The meeting was, among others, attended by Dean College Development Council Prof GM Shah, Controller of Examinations Prof A S Bhat, and Dean Faculty of Law, Prof Mohammad Ayoub and Deputy Registrar Academics, Muzamil Matoo.