University of Kashmir the premier Institution of the state becomes eligible for Scheme for promotion of Academic and Collaborative Research (SPARC) an initiative launched by Ministry of Human Resource Development.
The initiative aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s higher educational institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian institutions and the best institutions in the world from 28 selected nations to jointly solve problems of national and international relevance.
Indian institutions ranked in the top 100 by NIRF ranking are eligible for the SPARC scheme.
The University of Kashmir which figures among the top 100universities as per NIRF ranking comes under the SPARC programme.
A high-level meeting was held today under the Chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor KU Prof. Talat Ahmad to deliberation various aspects of the SPARCScheme.
Vice-Chancellor emphasised on wider participation of faculty members in the scheme to strengthen collaboration between the University of Kashmir with top research groups in the world, so that University scientists and students can interact with the finest minds in the world.
Prof Talat further said that participation in SPARC would give a boost to academics and research at the University. Coordinator SPARC, Dr Altaf Bhat, gave a detailed presentation regarding the scheme. The meeting was also attended by Registrar, Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir, Dean, College Development Council, Prof. Mohi-Ud-Din Sangmi, Dean Research, Prof Zafar Reshi and Deans of all Faculties.