Akhtar for redesigning academic courses to enhance employability

Jammu and Kashmir News

JAMMU, AUGUST 04- The Education Department has initiated the process of modifying and redesigning the curriculum to make it job-intensive and enabling students to be market ready.

Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar today held extensive deliberations with the stakeholders in this regard at a meeting convened here today.

Minister of State for Education, Culture and Information, Mrs. Priya Sethi was also present on the occasion.

During the meeting detail discussions were held on bringing about modifications, redesigning and introducing courses like applied mathematics, astro-physics and clinical biochemistry among others. The Minister said the redesigned courses shall be introduced from the next academic session. He said with regard to changes in the curriculum a series of workshops shall also be started so that the faculty is reoriented accordingly in response to such changes.

The course and the teaching methods should be such that they promote creativity, inquisitiveness and thought process among the students, the Minister said and asked the teachers to rejuvenate entrepreneurial skills among the students so that they are able to set up income generating units of their own rather than hankering after government jobs.

Director School Education Yasha Mudgal, Principals of various colleges, Resource persons and faculty from various colleges were present in the meeting.

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