Srinagar: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) today organised its maiden Convocation at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) here.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on while presiding over the Convocation urged teachers to maintain close relations with all their students, understand their problems and give them advice and support.
Vohra said that the relevance of a University was determined by the extent to which its faculty and scholars were engaged in undertaking researches to find solutions to the problems faced by the people.
Governor emphasised the need for universities to get engaged in researches in issues like the cleaning of Dal and Wular Lakes, scientific designing of urban areas, traffic management, urban and rural waste management etc.
Vohra, in his presidential address, wished a very bright future to all alumni who received degrees, medals and awards at today’s Convocation.
He observed that the passing out students now have the responsibility to work for the growth and development of the society and they should discharge this obligation by setting examples in their professional work and personal lives.
Governor complimented the Vice Chancellor and all his colleagues, staff and the students for the good work which is being done in the Campus and recalled that the University since its establishment in 2010, had faced varied challenges, both logistical and human resource related.
Governor recalled that, in the earlier year, similar difficulties were faced by the three non-State universities and some of the common problems were tackled by all the VCs getting together, under the Vice-Chancellor’s Forum which he had helped to get established.
He expressed satisfaction that the VC’s Forum has sure emerged as an important consultative mechanism for examining complex academic issues.
Despite the fact that J&K has certain historical and geographical disadvantages which have constrained its growth as a Knowledge Society, Governor noted that ‘we have attracted many eminent academicians from outside the State who have taught at our universities.’
He hoped that a very large number of students from different parts of the country would study in J&K universities in the coming years.
Governor noted with satisfaction that a considerably large number of girl students were performing excellently and gaining gold medals and certificates of merit in almost all universities.
He hoped that, in the coming years, girls would totally take over the boys.
Governor urged the teachers to maintain close relations with all their pupils, understand their problems and give them advice and support.
He said that it is the responsibility of elders to guide youngsters and get them over all their problems.
Earlier, Prof Mehraj ud Din Mir, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Kashmir, presented the Vice Chancellor’s Report and highlighted the achievements of the University and its future plans.