Jammu, Dec 05: Calling upon the academicians to work hard for taking University of Jammu to the pinnacles of excellence, The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that faculty and research are the two crucial components of achieving excellence.
“Challenges have increased manifold, especially in the wake of the outreach of the campuses across the Jammu region”, the Union Minister said while addressing the high level meeting of the Deans, Directors, Heads of various departments and Campuses and Officers of the University of Jammu here this morning.
He also hoped that every effort would be made to further improve the working with an avowed objective of benefiting the students and scholars.
Dr. Singh urged the heads of the various departments to focus on promoting research, job creation and preparing the young generation of the country to efficiently meet the requirements of the market, besides being able to compete at the global level in various fields.
Earlier the heads put forth their views and also apprised the Minister about academic activities, research, development and other achievements, ongoing and future projects and plans and different issues of their respective departments including the shortage of space being faced by the University and the various other project which need immediate attention of the Government agencies.
Earlier speaking on the occasion, Prof. R. D. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu gave a brief overview of the major developmental activities going on in the main campus and the offsite campuses of the University of Jammu.
Prof. Archana Kesar, Dean Research Studies and Prof. Keshav Sharma, Registrar, University of Jammu also spoke on the occasion.