Jammu, June 8, 2015: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today asked universities in the state to start market driven courses to meet the demands of the global job market.
Reviewing the functioning of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU), in Rajouri district today, Mufti stressed that the education sector will have to reinvent academic courses to enhance placement of graduates, an official spokesperson said.
J&K Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Zulfqar Ali, Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar, Minister for Transport, A G Kohli, MLA Rajouri Qamar Hussain, MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina, MLC, Surinder Chaudhary, former Vice Chancellor of Jammu University, Prof Amitabh Matoo, besides several senior functionaries of BGSBU were present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister, who is also the Chancellor of the University, directed authorities to start evening classes for popular courses, that carry good chances of on-campus recruitment.
He emphasised that modalities should be worked out for time-bound completion of infrastructural projects so that intake capacity of the students is increased.
To achieve this, Mufti stressed upon the need to identify a government executing agency, which will complete the projects within the stipulated time. Interacting with the students at the Centre for Biodiversity Studies, the CM asked the Vice-Chancellor to establish an on-campus Biotech Park, so that the students become bio-entrepreneurs in one of the most sought-after courses in job market.
Mufti also emphasised upon extending all basic amenities to the students and teaching faculty who stay within the university campus.