Panel advises Semester System for Kashmir Colleges

Srinagar: The national academic workshop on identification of “areas of priority and branches of knowledge necessary for promoting school and college education in Jammu and Kashmir” recommends semester system for colleges and also the introduction of 1+2+1 subject system.
The workshop which concluded here at the KU sought full academic control of the colleges by university including periodical inspections and rationalisation of academic calendar.
The workshop recommendations compiled from the work from 15 groups on various themes pertaining to school and higher education have strongly recommended the introduction of 1+2+1 subject system at college levels which means General English, two co-related subjects and one purely job oriented subject.
The workshop has also recommended continuous and internal assessment of the colleges on the pattern of the PG courses at the university and it has also recommended the introduction of at least one honours course in each of the prominent colleges of the valley. The workshop also recommended the status of deemed university for two of the Srinagar colleges.
Minister for higher education Abdul Ghani Malik attended the valedictory event of the workshop and Prof. Talat Ahmad, vice chancellor, presided over the event.


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