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Jammu KashmirImplement innovative programs of ‘Design Your Degree’: LG

Implement innovative programs of ‘Design Your Degree’: LG


Srinagar, May 21: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday impressed upon the higher institutions to implement innovative programs of ‘Design Your Degree' in a time bound manner.

The Lt Governor said this while chairing a meeting of J&K Higher Education Council at Raj Bhawan here and stressed upon to make higher education institutions of and capable of nurturing future entrepreneurs.

“Curriculum and classroom learning should be innovative and it must encourage problem-solving skills among the students”, he said.

Sinha emphasised the need for assessing the values of each course of higher education to ensure they meet the expectation of students and employers.

The Council headed by the Lt Governor discussed the comprehensive and holistic transformation of the education sector in the UT of J&K.

He called upon all stakeholders to focus on actualizing human potential in service of the society.

“One of the objectives of higher education is to prepare future leaders. Under the Higher Education Council, we will do an honest assessment of the effectiveness of subjects and whether return on investment by Universities is satisfactory,” the Lt Governor said.

The meeting discussed the important matters pertaining to status of NEP 2020 implementation across J&K Universities, updates, sustainability, and expansion roadmap for the Design Your Degree (DYD) Program, initiatives to promote entrepreneurship, start-ups, and tangible skill Programs and proposals for new joint programs and initiatives for 2024-25.

Sinha reiterated the commitment of the administration for effective policies and reforms in the education sector.

He lauded the contribution of all the members of the council and stakeholders in driving the transformation in the higher education landscape of .

The Council also discussed various facets of the DYD program including ideas on greater inter-institutional cooperation for sharing of credit and resources.

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