SRINAGAR, OCT 20: Minister of Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, today released the first journal of JK Knowledge Initiative – a group constituted to chalk out modalities for operationalization of Knowledge Initiative in Jammu and Kashmir.
On the occasion, third issue of Higher Education’s newsletter Edu Plus was also released in presence of Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Director Colleges, Zahoor Ahmad Chatt and other concerned officials of Higher Education Department.
Altaf Bukhari said that JK Knowledge Initiative’s journal is a great initiative to highlight research activities of the department and provides an opportunity to faculty of Higher Education Department to publish their research papers.
He hoped that the journal will go a long way to promote quality research in the field of Higher Education. In the first issue, the focus of JK Knowledge Initiative has been on publication of mostly research papers and articles by faculty members recently recruited over last one year in various disciplines.
Dr Samoon said the group is determined to set benchmarks in achieving a qualitative shift towards “Education, Engagement and Employability and Empowering J&K’s youth in a Global Knowledge Society.”
In the third issue of Higher Education’s newsletter ‘Edu Plus’, the emphasis has been laid to highlight the various activities of the department and an opportunity has been provided to faculty to express their views and concerns on various issues of academics and extracurricular activities and update on development of infrastructure and allied matters.