The Central University of Jammu (CUJ) was established in Jammu in the year 2011. It has successfully completed its 7 years of academic journey. Taking to JK media, Vice Chancellor, CUJ, Ashok Aima said that the university is making difference in the lives of their students; apart from the basic conventional courses, CUJ provides unconventional courses to the students.
He reiterated that these unique courses attract students from all over the country. He added that basic concept of the learning institution is to represent the country not only in terms of academics but in terms of culture, language, profession too and that is what our university strives to achieve.
The CUJ offers variety of academic courses which is provided exclusively by the university in the state of J&K and for that matter in Northern India.
The different unconventional courses include Department of National Securities Studies, Department of Mass Communication & New Media, Department of Public Policy & Public Administration and Department of Social Work are such different courses that generate interest among students and attract them from different parts of the country.
Talking to Press, Prof. Aima informed about the B.Voc (Bachelor in Vocational Courses) Programme in 6 different areas provided by UGC, the Community College Programme Beauty & wellness with the concept of ‘Learn while you Earn’ with VLCC, their international collaboration with Ball State University (USA) for leadership through sports fund, initiative like Business incubation centre for entrepreneurship, etc provided by CUJ.
He further added that the national agenda of our university is “academics must lead to employability”. He also informed about the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which will set up a centre at the Central University Jammu (CUJ) to expand its presence to the northernmost state of India, expressing it as a moment of great pride for the university.
Students from 15 different parts of India are currently studying in CUJ, thus making it a hub of cultural and intellectual intervention.