Centre grants Rs 50 Cr: KU to install high definition weather data monitoring system
30: University of Kashmir is all set to
induct high definition weather data monitoring system, photosynthesis measuring
device, and high definition zoological and botanical equipment to boost
This comes after
Centre sanctioned Rs 50 crore grant for Kashmir University under Research and
Innovation component of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA).
Kashmir University, Dr Manzoor Shah, said of the total grant, Rs 35 crore will
be spent on research and quality improvement while Rs 15 crore will be invested
to create entrepreneurship and employability hub in the varsity.
“It is first of
its kind research funding for the varsity. We will upgrade and introduce latest
high definition instruments including weather data monitoring system,
photosynthesis measuring facilities, and high definition zoological and
botanical equipment, which would boost research activity,” he said.
Shah added that
Innovation component would include introduction of short term skill based
courses including mobile reappearing, software development, computer servicing,
and mechanical workshops. This, he said, would help in employment generation.
“Introduction of latest instruments in the
research will bring more precise results and would act as a guideline to help
implementing agencies to formulate a policy and combat certain environment
problems,” said a Kashmir University Professor.
He said the funding
will boost overall research activity and their findings would help in
mitigating the burning issues of society. “With latest technology, Kashmir
University research will be on par with international institutions and papers
can be published in reputed journals”, he said.
University has been awarded A+ ranking by National Assessment and Accreditation
Committee (NAAC) in 2019. “Last NAAC accreditation was valid to 2016 but it was
extended to March 2017. University again applied for NAAC in 2018 and in
following year the committee after taking tour granted us with A+,” said an
official of Kashmir University.