Infrastructure development, faculty strengthening focused areas: Omar
SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Saturday said that the Government is keen to upgrade infrastructure and strengthen the faculties in higher educational institutions in the State. He said while various faculty blocks have been completed and commissioned in degree colleges and universities in the State during the last over five years, many more are under various stages of the execution. He said attention is also being paid to construct lecture halls and auditoria in these institutions.
Laying foundation stone of a modern Auditorium at Amar Singh College, Srinagar today, the Chief Minister said that up to the mark infrastructure and well qualified faculties are imperative in imparting qality education to the students in a palatable and conducive atmosphere.
The Auditorium is likely to cost Rs.12.28 crore and its completion is scheduled for August, 2015. The Auditorium will have the capacity of 500 seats besides an Academic section in the ground floor and backstage facilities at level 2nd and control room at level 3rd. The ground floor area will be on 2608 Sft, 1st floor on an area of 10709 Sft and 2nd floor on an area of 6655 Sft.
The Minister for Higher Education, Mohammad Akbar Lone, Legislator, Nasir Aslam Wani, Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education, Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad were present on the occasion among others.