To reform the educational ecosystem and infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, the largest single addition of education capacity in 70 years was done with new 25000 seats in 50 new colleges in one year only.
Under Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, the present administration is creating one of the country’s best infrastructures for higher education.
“Two colleges of architecture and One engineering college were also established. In addition, IIT and IIM were established in record time,” official documents said.
The Government is bringing reforms to transform the education ecosystem by bridging the gaps and opening up opportunities for the younger generation.
The focus of the Government has been value-based education, creating an environment for individual growth apart from scientific and technological knowledge.
“We are working to create a perfect balance between students and teachers for shaping the young minds through a value-based knowledge system,” the school education department official said.
Speaking at a book launch of “Analysis of Accreditation Reports of Union Territories-Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh” by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) during a function organised by NAAC in collaboration with the Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Lieutenant Governor (LG), Manoj Sinha said that the Universities and Colleges have immense power and a small shift in the curriculum can have a decisive impact on the socio-economic environment.
The Lieutenant Governor observed that the world is heading towards an era in which the knowledge economy will dominate, our biggest asset would be the human capital, a combination of talent, skill, and creativity.
“Our biggest and strongest asset has to be the human capital, a combination of talent, skill, and creativity,” Manoj Sinha said. “The UT government is consistently reforming the educational system with new tools to produce required skill sets.”
The education sector in UT is being reformed to meet the requirements of the rapidly transforming education system and the changing market dynamics. The shift in the curriculum at universities and Colleges can have a decisive impact on the socio-economic environment of J&K.
An official said that efforts are continuing to improve universities and colleges’ courses to create a conducive environment for learning and innovation to empower every student with technical and social skills to develop entrepreneurial thinking. Highlighting the need to introduce new reforms to meet the requirements of the rapidly transforming education system and the changing market dynamics, the Lieutenant Governor said, “The University and Colleges have immense power, and a small shift in the curriculum can have a decisive impact on the socio-economic environment”.
With the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020, more than 2500 kindergartens were established, and another 2000 were established under Capex Budget. Eighty thousand students are already enrolled in pre-pre-primary classes in 9000 Government primary schools. According to education department statistics, 9643 Government schools from 6th to 8th classes were mapped with adjoining high and higher secondary schools for providing basic skills on vocational courses taught in 803 vocational labs. In addition, every teacher will mentor ten students in primary classes under the Student-Teacher Mentorship initiative launched in J&K, focusing on Foundation and Numerical Literacy.