The Vice Chancellor Kashmir University, Prof Talat Ahmad, on Wednesday chaired 2nd special meeting of the Advisory cum Monitoring Committee, to take review of the academic and research activities of the University during the current pandemic.
The meeting was attended by the Dean Academic Affairs, Dean College Development Council, Dean Research, Deans of select Schools, Registrar, Controller of Examinations, President KUTA, Media Advisor, Director IT & SS and officers of the academic section.
Speaking on the occasion the Vice Chancellor re-emphasised that we are passing through the emergent times and the situation demands emergent measures to help students and scholars overcome the challenges and at the same time ensure credibility of the evaluation process.
The VC expressed satisfaction on the online classes being conducted by the University teachers and asked the Dean Academics to ensure all the teachers take classes on regular basis and inform the authorities periodically about the number of classes engaged by them. Teachers may have to take extra classes to ensure the courses are completed during the stipulated period.
The Vice Chancellor also asked Director ITSS to conduct more training programmes for the teachers, wherever required.
Prof Talat Ahmad impressed that proper practical classes and exams shall be conducted for all the critical courses like Medical, Nursing and Unani to ensure we produce technically sound human resource concerning health sector.
The Dean Research informed the meeting that they have categorised the research sectors and drawn detailed modalities for conduct of practical. Some practical sessions can be done online and for some others the students and scholars shall have to attend the labs in batches.
The heads of various departments will accordingly inform the students and scholars. The Dean Research also informed the committee about delivery of online practical e-content using various innovative mechanisms, wherever feasible.
The committee, in view of a smaller number of scholars, decided that proper exams of course work of the research scholars registered with various University departments shall also be conducted at the departmental level.
The Vice Chancellor also asked the Deans to ensure the Research Scholars are facilitated for conduct of lab research work wherever required. A Sub-Committee under the chairmanship of Controller Exams has been conducted to oversee the assessment of the students being done by the University departments and Colleges.
Pertinent to mention that, earlier the University had Constituted an Advisory – cum – Monitoring Committee, under the chairmanship of Dean Academic Affairs, to assess & monitor the conduct of online classes, devise a strategy / road map for conduct of examinations, devise the academic calendar under the prevalent conditions and formulate a plan for admission to various courses for the academic session 2020.