Cluster University to excel in academics, extracurricular activities: VC

Srinagar, June 24: Vice-chancellor, Cluster University Srinagar, Prof. Qayyum Husain Thursday said the varsity shall see a systematic progress and excel in not just only academics but in extracurricular activities as well.

The VC made these remarks during his visit to Amar Singh College, a constituent institute of the university, where he interacted with heads of various departments and teaching faculty of the college.

The day-long visit was second of its kind to the constituent colleges of the Cluster University Srinagar, the first being the visit to S. P. College Srinagar on June 14. The main purpose behind these official visits is to chalk out a roadmap for the growth and development of Cluster University Srinagar by active involvement and support of all stakeholders including the teaching faculty from the constituent colleges.

During his visit to Amar Singh College, Prof. Qayyum spoke about the vision and mission of taking the Cluster University Srinagar to its zenith by integrating the five constituent colleges, and turning the university into a high-ranking institution.

He said, “Cluster University Srinagar shall see an overall and systematic progress and development not just in terms of academics, but also research, sports activities, placements, and co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.”

For this he sought the support, cooperation and committed efforts from the principal, faculty and students.

During the interactive session, Prof. Qayyum reviewed the various programmes being offered by Amar Singh College and also discussed the prospects of introducing PG centres, skill development and employment generation courses in various constituent colleges as per the National Education Policy-2020.

During the interactive programme, the vice-chancellor also released three books published by one faculty and two students of Amar Singh College, as a gesture of encouragement of scholarship.

Prof. Qayyum took the reins of the university as its vice-chancellor on March 12, 2021.

Pertinently, Cluster University Srinagar was established as State University and has been established under “The Srinagar and Jammu Cluster Universities Act, 2016” by pooling the resources of five existing colleges of Amar Singh College, Sri Pratap College, Government College for Women, M. A. Road, Abdul Ahad Azad Memorial Degree College, Bemina and Institute of Advanced Studies in Education.

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