Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday highlighted the role of Islamia College in making higher education accessible to the students and achieving new highs in its pursuit to universalize science and commerce adding that there is urgent need to look for in-campus and off-campus expansion of this Institute.
“There is need of introducing subjects of modern market relevance and producing the product in higher educational institutions which gets easily absorbed in the open job market”, he said and added that production of army of graduates and post-graduates who do not fit in the present scheme of job requirement, face lot of difficulties in getting employment. He said he has already directed the universities and other higher educational institutions to revisit the system and produce educated boys and girls who are most relevant for the present and futuristic market needs.
The Chief Minister approved Rs. 1.50 crore financial support to the college besides Rs. 20 lakhs for upgradation of girls hostel and science instrumentation centre. He asked the college management to come forward with a comprehensive proposal for construction of additional class-rooms and also look forward for in-campus and out-campus expansion of the college.
Minister for Higher Education, Mohammad Akbar Lone, Chief Secretary, Mohammad Iqbal Khandey, Principal Secretaries of Planning, Development and Finance, Vice Chancellor Kashmir University, various Commissioner Secretaries and Administrative Secretaries were present in the meeting besides the Members of the Governing Board of the College.
In a PowerPoint presentation the Principal of the College, Prof. Mohammad Aslam Baba presented details of the academic, sports and infrastructure development activities being undertaken by the college. He mentioned the excellence and name earned by the college in the field of academics and sports during the last two years.
The meeting discussed matters pertaining to the decisions taken in last Governing Body meeting and other meetings of various committees, budget estimates for the year 2012-13, promotion of employees, rotation of headship, local fund paid employees, acquiring of structures, upgradation of girls hostel, proposed constructions, etc.