STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: A special meeting of the Syndicate of University of Jammu was held here on Thursday under the chairmanship of Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu. Prof Dhar, in his introductory remarks, elaborated on various recent initiatives of the University, particularly in creating an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship. He informed about establishment of start-ups under business incubation and innovation centre, skill development courses and industry- academia interface. The Vice Chancellor said that the University of Jammu would do hand holding of various affiliated colleges and will sign MOUs with various International Universities identified by the MHRD. Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary to Government, Finance Department, Financial Advisor (Universities), J&K Government in his maiden meeting emphasised that University should lay greater emphasis on business incubation and skill development courses. He suggested that efforts should be made to introduce applied courses in the University. Further, the research problems should be chosen after rigorous exercise. Dr Meenakshi Kilam, Registrar, University of Jammu presented various academic items in the meeting. Threadbare discussions were held on items of academic importance. Shadi Lal Pandita, Director Codes, J&K Government was also present in the meeting. The Syndicate meeting was attended by Principal Secretary to Government, Finance Department, Financial Advisor (Universities), Prof Naresh Padha, Dean, Faculty of Sciences, University of Jammu; Prof Neelam Saraf, University of Jammu; Prof Vivek Gupta, University of Jammu; Prof Satnam Kour Raina, University of Jammu, Prof Mufeed Ahmed, Dean, The Business School, University of Kashmir, Prof Nilofer Hassan Khan, University of Kashmir, Dr Sameru Sharma, Principal, GCET/ Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Prof (Dr) Samia Rashid, Principal/ Dean, GMC Srinagar and Dr Kartar Chand Badgal, Principal, GDC Boys Kathua.
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