Measures underway to strengthen upper training situation: Talat Parvez

Srinagar, Feb 27:
Secretary, Higher Education Department (HED), Talat Parvez, today said that
government is taking various steps to comprehensively improve higher education
scenario across Jammu and Kashmir.

The Secretary
made these remarks during a meeting he chaired to finalize modalities for
procuring equipment for digital transformation of college classrooms.

Planning, Higher Education Department, Director IT&SS University of Kashmir,
College Principals of Kashmir Division and representative of K-Yan were present
in the meeting.

The Secretary
that the objective to establish digital classrooms is to shift traditional
learning more to self-learning mode, besides imparting education through
audio-visual, print material, intranet, internet and different electronic

Seeking details
regarding the installation of digital classroom equipment in the colleges
across Kashmir Division, the Secretary was informed that requisite infrastructure
is being installed in various colleges including smart interactive boards with
intranet and internet connectivity.

It was given out
that the process of installing equipment to develop digital classrooms is in
full swing and by 15th March work will be completed in 15 colleges of the

The Secretary
directed the college principals to come up with a report regarding existing
IT-enabled classrooms and scope for developing more digital classrooms and lab
in the colleges.

He directed the
college authorities for procuring four K-Yan equipment to establish digital
classrooms in the colleges lacking IT-enabled classroom facilities, besides
training faculty for digital content delivery who will be teaching first
semester students in the coming session. He also directed conducting training
workshops for the Core Committee members about digital classroom content
generation and delivery. 

representatives of K-Yan informed the meeting about valuable solutions to
transfer classrooms form traditional to self-learning mode, besides suggesting
installation of modern e-learning devices. 

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