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NIT Srinagar secures 69th position in NIRF rankings



National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar has secured 69th position in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings 2021 among all engineering institutions in India.
The results of which were released by the Ministry of Education on Thursday, Public Relations Officer(PRO) NIT said.

He said the NIRF rankings were released by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on September 9, under various categories, including, Engineering, Pharmacy, Management, Overall, Research, etc.

As per the data, NIT Srinagar has secured 69th position in NIRF rankings among all engineering institutions in India. It has also got 16th position among all NIT’s and ranked 1st among all educational institutions in UT of Jammu and Kashmir.

Apart from that Institution has also secured 101-150 position in overall NIRF rankings among 6000 educational institutions in all disciplines in India.

Director NIT Srinagar, Prof Rakesh Sehgal congratulated the institute’s faculty, students, and non-teaching staff for making the institute’s administration proud by achieving a good rank in NIRF rankings. He said there is a lot more to do and such results are encouraging.

“Despite various challenges on the ground, NIT Srinagar has secured a good rank as compared to the previous year. It is a proud movement for all of us,” he said.

Prof Sehgal said in future, they will try to get space among the top ten engineering colleges across India and they are working to improve all lacking parameters,” he said.

Director NIT said they have performed well in all parameters and will continue to provide quality education. We have jumped from 250th position to 69th rank, which is a great achievement, he said.
Director NIT attributed the contribution of all faculty colleagues especially role of Dr Obbu Chandra Sekhar, Associate Professor at Electrical Engineering Department who was Nodal Officer for NIRF ranking 2021 and his entire team for their exemplary work.

Despite various challenges, Dr Sekhar played a vital role in the overall rankings, he said.
Register NIT Srinagar, Prof Kaiser Bukhari also congratulated all faculty members, non teaching staff and students for making them proud by achieving good ranks among the best government engineering colleges across India.

“NIT Srinagar is committed to quality and skillful education. We will not compromise on it. In the future, Institute will further work hard so that it will be ranked among the top NITs in the entire country, he said.

Prof Bukhari also appreciated the work of Nodal Officer NIRF, 2021, Dr Obbu, and his entire team for achieving the good ranks. It is a proud moment for all of us, he said.

Dr Obbu, Nodal Officer, NIRF 2021 appreciated the efforts and active participation is done by the NIRF team, faculty staff, and students which led to this great achievement.

About parameter wise scores, he said in all the parameters NIT Srinagar has scored well including 65.87 out of 100 marks in Teaching, Learning & Resources, 14.29 in Research and Professional Practice, 57.85 in Graduation Outcomes, 63.89 marks in Outreach and Inclusivity, 6.19 in perception level.

“This year under engineering discipline more than 3000 institutions had participated and among them, NIT Srinagar secured 69th rank,” he said.

While NIT Srinagar has scored a total of 42.63 and has been positioned 69th rank across engineering discipline colleges in India, Dr Sekhar added.


Terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian




A terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kashwa village in Zainapora area of the district following information about the presence of militants there.
They said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards the security forces drawing retaliation. One terrorist has been killed so far, officials told news agency PTI, adding that the operation was in progress.

The identity and group affiliation of the killed terrorist was not immediately known.

Earlier, terrorists on Wednesday fired upon a civilian at the Chitragam Kalan area of Shopian. Police identified the civilian as Zameer Ahmad Bhat, who is a shopkeeper by profession and a resident of Dangerpora Chitragam Kalan. According to the police, Bhat received gunshot injuries in his leg and was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment where his condition is said to be stable.

“Police received information about a terror crime incident in the Chitragam Kalan area of Shopian where terrorists had fired upon a civilian. Senior Police officers reached the terror crime spot,” the statement issued by the J&K police read.


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Div Com reviews arrangements for Navratra festival




Navratra festival

Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer, today reviewed the arrangements for smooth conduct of the annual Navratra festival at a meeting of concerned officers.

The meeting informed that the nine-day festival would commence on October 7, 2021, culminating on October 15, 2021.
The inaugural function of the festival would be held at Asia Chowk Katra, followed by Shobha Yatra and a grand event showcasing the culture and heritage of Jammu and Kashmir and India as a whole.

The Assistant Director Tourism presented a detailed report on the scheduled programmes, the activities to be held during the festival, and the preparations being put in place for the same. Threadbare discussions were held on each activity/ event while seeking suggestions from the stakeholders. The Div Com stressed adhering to the covid protocols while holding the festival events. He also suggested excluding activities involving large gatherings.

Representatives of the Hoteliers Association assured to extend full cooperation towards facilitating tourists and guests during the festival. They also confirmed to maintain cleanliness besides following covid related guidelines while serving the guests.

The Divisional Commissioner also had a detailed review of beautification of the town, provision for sanitation, essential services, traffic management and emergency services.
While reviewing arrangements for congregational programmes like ‘Prabhat Pheris’, ‘Mata ki Kahani’ recitation, Devotional Song Competition, Dangal and other cultural items, the Div Com instructed that the committee headed by DC Reasi shall inspect the venues for taking the final decision.

The Div Com directed the concerned officers to put in place all necessary arrangements and work well-coordinated to make preparations well in advance. He stressed proper regulation of traffic, foolproof security, maintenance of roads and streets, beautification of shops/ market, sanitation of Katra town etc.

Chief Executive Officer SMVD Shrine Board, DC Reasi, Director Tourism, SSP Reasi, Assistant Director Tourism Katra, Director Urban Local Bodies, Chief Engineer, PWD, Joint Director Information besides elected members of Katra Municipal Committee, Presidents of Market associations and other eminent citizens among others were also present at the meeting.

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J&K Youths Taking To Drugs Due To Unemployment, Frustration: Farooq Abdullah




National Conference president Farooq Abdullah accused the Jammu and Kashmir administration of being indifferent to the plight of the youths of the Union Territory, who, he claimed, were turning to drugs out of joblessness and ensuing frustration.
The NC president, who is also the Srinagar MP, made the allegation while interacting with party workers who had called on him at his residence here.

The visiting delegation apprised the party president of various issues concerning the people, particularly youths.

“The J&K youths are sinking under the weight of the incumbent administration’s indifference,” said Mr Abdullah.

He also told the visiting delegation that the August 5, 2019 decision of revoking J&K’s special status has adversely affected the local educated and skilled youths.

“The mounting evidence is in the form of widespread and scathing unemployment and job losses resulting in their continuing alienation and frustration,” he said.

The NC president said the incumbent administration’s “lack of interest” in the needs of youths has also incurred a cost in terms of their physical and mental health.

“Youths are a major part of our demographics but regrettably this promising chunk of the J&K population is living in frustration, unemployment, and insecurity. Despite having the best of capabilities, our youths from Kashmir, Chenab, and Pirpanjal and Jammu regions are uniformly caught in a vortex.

“Mired by hopelessness and anxiety, our youths are taking to drug addiction and substance abuse. The situation is very grim and our youths are living the grimmest nightmare, one which brings new government diktats seeking to deprive them of their land rights, natural resources, livelihood and freedom. There has been no respite,” he said.

Mr Abdullah said there is a great need to come up with a “youth project that seeks to relocate and rejuvenate the disenfranchised energies of our youths”.

Terming unemployment as the most alarming issue faced by youths, he said, “The much-touted promises of local and central governments on extravaganza, investment and fast-tracking of recruitment has fallen flat.”

“On the contrary, unemployment in all J&K regions has seen a manifold increase which also had a cascading effect on other social and health issues particularly of our youths,” he said.

He said the NC remains committed to the revision and revival of the youth policy that will create a situation wherein the J&K youths will get education and employment and remain free from drug abuse, sectarianism and communalism.

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