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Advisor Ganai stresses on improving quality of higher education.

Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai Tuesday called for further improving the quality of education in colleges to bring it at par with the international standards.

The Advisor was speaking during an interaction with principals of degrees colleges of Kashmir and Ladakh province. The Advisor was accompanied by commissioner secretary Higher Education, Sarita Chauhan, special secretary higher education, RA Inqalabi, director colleges Zahoor Chatt, director planning, financial advisor and principals of all the degree colleges of Kashmir and Ladakh province.

While stressing on the need for raising the quality of education in colleges, the advisor said the college heads must focus on quality rather than quantity.

He stressed upon the development of scientific temperament, communicative, critical and cognitive abilities among students besides improving the learning environment in the colleges by holding regular conferences, seminars, debates and discussions, giving opportunities to students to interact with different resources persons and gain more knowledge.

Ganai directed the college principals to complete all the formalities for NAAC accreditation and apply for the same as soon as possible so that more funds can be utilized for infrastructure development as the funding pattern and financial assistance depends on the ranking in NAAC.The meeting also discussed various issues with regard to holding examinations on time, declaring results on time, examination schedule in Ladakh division and other issues.

He also asked the director colleges to formulate a plan for infrastructure development in various colleges to fill the gaps so that they also become eligible for NAAC accreditation besides improving the ranking of other already accredited colleges.

He asked the officials to identify the critical gaps that hamper the functioning of the colleges so that government can take initiatives to plug the gaps to improve the education system.

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