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Governor stresses on research to be carried out on issues JK faces
Srinagar, July 04: In his presidential address on the 1st Convocation of Central University of Kashmir, Governor N N Vohra Wednesday said that state was facing number of issues on which research has to be carried out.
According to Kashmir News Service (KNS) correspondent, Vohra said, “There are host of problems like, climatic change, preservation of water bodies, Wular and Dal Lake, biodiversity, master plans and other issues.”
On the occasion, the students were also presented degrees and medals.
The function was held at Shar-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre, here.
Professor Dr K Vijay Raghavan scientific advisor to government was the chief guest, while Professor Srikumar Banerjee, former chairman Atomic Energy Commission Government of India and founding vice-chancellor of CUK was guest of honour. Former chief minister Omar Abdullah, former ministers, Mian Altaf, Naeem Akhtar, former vice-chancellors of universities, besides incumbent vice chancellors of several universities, and senior officials were present on the occasion.
Vohra stressed the academicians to carry out the research on host of problems for their solving.
“I have been suggesting to vice chancellors of universities that relevance and importance of universities is over. The research has to be carried out related to problems that the state is facing,” he said.
Vohra said that he suggested to vice chancellors to get larger number of senior students involved in capacity building.
After the establishment of CUK, he said that the varsity faced a lot of challenges. “There was shortage of faculties, paucity of resources. The state would not help much and UGC found it difficult to provide any help because we did not qualify because we not had requisite facilities.”
However, he the vice chancellors had been holding interactions to help to each other.
Vice Chancellor CUK, Professor Mehraj ud Din Mir said, “We have been organizing conferences and libraries are running in rented buildings. Students also avail facilities at Kashmir University and NIT.” (KNS)