VC calls for creating quality circles
Jammu :- Creating quality circles amongst faculty members to discuss the research, publications and other academic activities will help the young faculty to emulate those who are doing quality work and thus enrich their research area and thereafter this shall also boast their morale, said Vice-Chancellor Jammu University,Prof R D Sharma while holding interaction in two rounds with the Faculty members of various teaching departments of the University .Prof. R.D. Sharma said that the teachers especially younger faculty should emphasize on teaching, research,publication, extension and corporate life which will enhance not only their image but the image of the institution as well. There are certain Departments which are doing very well in their research areas and the time has come that other departments should feel inspired and follow holistically. The faculty should also at least try to go few times abroad on academic visits which will make them understand how to raise research to the international standards. Realizing their pivotal responsibility, the teachers have to strive hard for creating conducive academic atmosphere and become role models for students to emulate”, VC called upon the faculty to focus on getting research projects which will help in their growth and inspire students and scholars. Teachers should not borrow knowledge from the books it should be original based on the research of the teacher.
Vice-chancellor said that there is no dearth of resources and funds fromvarious agencies . The Vice Chancellor stressed that each department should apply to UGC SAP DBT, DST, MoEF, GBPIHED, CSIR, ,ICCR etc for grants under various programs. He advised that faculty members from all departments should send at least one research project for seeking funding.Teachers’ also have to be good managers.VC said the research and publications done must be shared with the different stake holders.Students is the true shadow the guide.It also need to be analysed why after short period of time students/Scholars starts protesting and even remaining away from classes manages to qualify examinations.This is the true reflection on the faculty that quality of syllabi/Course curriculum have not be revised/updated .The teachers should prepare model papers . Vice-chancellor answers the queries raised by the faculty members pertaining to their work, stagnations research handlings, digital library and UGC capping the API Score limits .
While reply to the query of capping by UGC,VC was of the view that faculty themselves is responsible for forcing UGC to come up with the method of capping as in the past there were lot many cases where faculty were bit casual about their teaching practice thus UGC deliberated and thought the process of Capping need to be installed in the Universitry system to regulate the teaching practice.VC called upon faculty members to raise the standard of the institution the way IIMs and IITs have done.Prof Sharma said that the faculty members are eventually part of every committee formulated by the University barring few committees so virtually they are the one who have to come forward to perform and give necessary suggestions to the university system.Regarding stagnation Prof Sharma said that the authorities understand the pain of stagnation and at various concerned quarters the issue has been raised in due course of time, the matter will be resolved in the best interest of everyone. In his concluding remark Vice-chancellor said that the teachers should also become good managers’ and said that teachers should become part of every solutions and further said University has every right to rejoice that in last six months
University has published more than 600 quality publications and received financial support available to various projects sponsored by various agencies amounting to Rs. 22. Crore and it has been further raised by another 9 crore in just a year.Among others Sh Jaikumar Sharma,Special Secretary to VC,Dr.Jatinder Khajuria, I/C Joint Registrar and Sh Vivek Slathia,I/C Deputy Registrar were also present on the occasion