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SRINAGAR: Prof. R.D. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, called on Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University, here on Wednesday.
Prof. Sharma briefed the Governor about the challenges facing the functioning of the University and the initiatives taken in the past months, notwithstanding varied difficulties. Governor congratulated Prof. Sharma for his university securing a Rs. 100 crore grant under RUSA II and advised him to maintain sustained focus on quality teaching and research activities.
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu (SKUAST-J met the Governor and briefed him about the schedules of the upcoming examinations and admissions to the under-graduate and post-graduate courses; academic issues and difficulties being faced because of delays in the implementation of University Council decisions at the Government level.
Governor advised the Vice Chancellor to take sustained initiatives for boosting research and extension activities for securing visible improvement in Agriculture and all its allied sectors and increasing the existing productivity levels. Regarding delays in the implementation of the University Council decisions, Governor observed that he would discuss this matter with Chief Minister.
Meanwhile, IAS Probationers, Bilal Mohiud Din Bhat and Santosh Gunwantrao Sukhadeve, accompanied by their Course Co-ordinator Dr. S. Khurshid Ul Islam also met the Governor.
Interacting with the Probationers, Governor enquired about their training schedules and advised them to maintain unimpeachable integrity and work devotedly to deliver the goals of good governance, effective delivery of public services, and time-bound implementation of the various schemes for promoting welfare and development. Governor advised the young officers to recognize that they were among the privileged few in the whole country to have been selected for serving the people of J&K and enhancing the growth and advancement of the State. He advised Sukhadeve, who belongs to Maharashtra, to quickly learn the State language, which would enable him to first hand understand the problems faced by the ordinary people. Governor wished both the officers bright careers ahead.
Lokesh Dutt Jha, Vice Chairman and Director General J&K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development, was present on the occasion.
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