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KU Round Table Conference: J&K taking active part in enrolling foreign students in Higher Education Institutes: LG Manoj Sinha

KU Round Table Conference: J&K taking active part in enrolling foreign students in Higher Education Institutes: LG Manoj Sinha

‘In UT, HED, HEC, Universities taking proactive approach under NEP-2020 to bring transformation in HE System’

Riyaz Bhat

Srinagar, Oct 17 (KNO): Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha Tuesday said that Jammu and Kashmir was equally taking part in enrolling foreign students in our Higher Education Institutes—which is giving a “positive impression of the quality of our teaching.”

Speaking during the Round Table Conference at KU, with newly appointed Vice Chancellors of various universities of India, Sinha said, “In Jammu and Kashmir, Higher Education Department, Higher Education Council and Universities have taken a proactive approach under NEP-2020 to bring transformation in the Higher Education System. Jammu and Kashmir is equally taking part in enrolling foreign students.”

As per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Sinha on the occasion said, “By enrolling foreign students in Higher Educational Institutes of Jammu and Kashmir, a good impression is already in the international market in terms of quality of education.”

He said that some new interventions are being worked on that include ‘Design Your Degree and College on Wheels’.

The Round Table Conference with newly appointed Vice Chancellors from various universities of India is being organised by the Association of Indian Universities. In the conference, the 3-day discussion will focus on University Governance, Collaboration and promoting innovation in the academic world.

Meanwhile, taking to the micro blogging site X (Twitter), Sinha said, “Higher education institutions across the world are undergoing radical transformations. The Universities and colleges will have to formulate strategic plan, organizational readiness for adjustments aligned with NEP 2020 to stay relevant in a constantly evolving world.”

He further said, “We are witnessing a massive growth in demand for higher education. In 10-15 years, India has contributed 74 percent of all new higher education institutions in the world. We need to ensure quality of studies to provide new tools to students to face the changes & challenges.”

“Many countries of the Global South are now focused on enrolling International students. But we are lagging behind. On the contrary, we top the list of Countries for sending the highest number of students abroad. This trend needs to be reversed with a transformational approach,” the LG said.

He further said that, “Educate in India should be our aim & we need to increase our share in the multi- trillion dollar global education sector. Institutions with aspirational & shared vision should focus to improve ranking. It should be our top priority & we must take bold action to achieve this goal.”

“Since Sept 2020, J&K is witnessing encouraging reforms in higher education sector. Universities & colleges have been enabled to focus on demand for education outputs, industry requirements, innovation, new-age skills and to be flexible and resilient to meet the needs of tomorrow,” Sinha added—(KNO)

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