VCI to attend JU’s special convocation on June 22

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JAMMU, June 21:  The Vice President of India (VCI), Jagdeep Dhankhar will attend a special convocation of University of Jammu, which is scheduled to be held on Thursday.

Addressing media persons today, the Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu (JU), Prof. Umesh Rai said that the Vice President of India, Jagdeep Dhankhar will be chief guest of convocation, while Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, who is Chancellor of the University will be presiding over the convocation.

“The University of Jammu is holding a special Convocation on 22 June 2023 wherein 211 Gold medals for the years 2016-2019 and 265 Ph.D degrees for the years will be awarded to the students”, Prof Rai said.

“The University of Jammu, in its efforts to give a fillip to the local language & culture, has taken an initiative to promote Dogri Language which finds a place in the banners, the invitation cards and program schedule of the Convocation alongside English”, he added.

The University of Jammu, in its efforts to give a boost to the local language and culture, the University of Jammu has taken the initiative to promote Dogri, which finds a place in the banners, invitation cards, and programme schedule of the Convocation alongside English.

The promotion of Dogri began with a project undertaken by the University to translate the Constitution of India into Dogri, and thereafter the University organised a ten-day multi-arts festival, “Duggar Darpan,” in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Regional Centre, Jammu and Kashmir.

To promote national and regional languages, the University is in the process of setting-up a full-fledged Directorate of Hindi and a Centre of Excellence in Dogri, said Prof. Rai, who further added that this has been possible with the liberal support from the Govt. of J&K.

Prof. Umesh Rai said that the University has also taken numerous new initiatives in sync with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s call for a “Land to Lab” and “Lab to Land” approach. Further in his address to the media, he shared that in Sync with the Vision of the Hon’ble Chancellor, “My Youth, My Pride” & “Har Din Khel Sab ke Liye Khel”, the University has made great strides in the sphere of games and sports.

The Vice-Chancellor threw light on various achievements and special programmes initiated by the university, like ‘College on Wheels’ wherein for the first time the students of the University of Jammu shall be a part of the special train journey, an initiative by the J&K Higher Education Council where students will get an opportunity for real-time experience and project based learning.

Another initiative shared by the Vice-Chancellor is a four-year Undergraduate programme ‘Design Your Degree’ which is path-breaking and unique and is soon being rolled out. Perhaps, the University of Jammu is a pioneer in the country to offer such a programme that will allow students to design their own curriculum, giving emphasis on skill development, interdisciplinarity and hands-on-training.

The University has recently entered into a very prestigious Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the High Altitude Warfare School of Army at Gulmarg in the discipline of Disaster Management and in this context, the University shall offer programmes to the trainees and officers of HAWS while giving due weightage to their experiential learning, said Prof Umesh Rai. The Vice-Chancellor exuded that recent collaborations with the country’s most prestigious institutions like ISRO; IISC, Bangalore; IIT, Mumbai, among others, are a great milestone in the arena of academics, research and innovation.

The Vice-Chancellor was flanked by Prof. Naresh Padha, Dean Academic Affairs, Prof Arvind Jasrotia, Registrar, Prof Rajeev Rattan, Director, CDC, Prof Pankaj Srivastava, Member Secretary, JKSET, Prof Monika Sethi and Dr Vinay Thusoo, Incharge Media.

Prof. Monika Sethi delivered the formal welcome address, while Dr. Vinay Thusoo delivered the formal vote of thanks. Among others present on the occasion were Dr Suvidha Khanna, Dr Sumita Sharma, Deputy Registrar and Dr Imran Farooq, Nodal Officer.

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