Jammu, Apr 16 UNI | 3 months ago

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today urged the Vice Chancellors of Kashmir and Jammu Universities to take up research projects on subjects which are related to the problems being faced by the people of the state.

Mr Vohra, who is also the Chancellor of the Kashmir University, was chairing a meeting of the University Council at Raj Bhawan to review the ongoing research projects of the University.

The University informed that the major ongoing research projects included one for the establishment of an Apple Germplasm Repository and developing an Action Plan for Strengthening the Ecological Integrity of the Dal Lake.

The Governor suggested to the Vice Chancellor to consider involving SKUAST-K for implementing a project for the conservation of germplasm of all the indigenous fruit plants in the state.

Prof Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor of the Kashmir University, informed the Council that the University has signed MoU with the Geological Survey of India which would enable the students of Earth Sciences to receive training with the GSI 's institutions.

While reviewing the ongoing infrastructure development projects in the different Campuses of the KU, the Chancellor asked the VC to ensure that all these buildings provide for differently-abled persons.

He also urged the VCs of both the Kashmir and Jammu Universities to develop sports and other extra-curricular activities related infrastructure in the Universities.

The Council, however, also approved 5 per cent supernumerary admissions for foreign nationals to pursue Under Graduate and Post Graduate studies in the Kashmir University.

(Posted on 16-04-2014)