Kashmir University mulls partnership with J&K Bank to facilitate student training under NEP-2020
Srinagar, Mar 17: A group of experienced professors from the University of Kashmir met with the top-level management of J&K Bank on Friday to discuss creating a close relationship with the corporate sector. The aim is to provide practical training to students at the university.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kashmir, Prof Nilofer Khan, explained that the National Education Policy-2020 aims to prepare students for real-world challenges and expose them to working environments beyond the university system. The policy emphasizes that students must work in the field as part of their degree requirements. Establishing links with corporate institutions like J&K Bank is therefore crucial for achieving these objectives. This statement was released to the news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
A team from the University of Kashmir recently conducted extensive discussions at the J&K Bank’s Corporate Headquarters in Srinagar. The team, led by the Dean of Academic Affairs, Prof Farooq A Masoodi, comprised of Prof S Mufeed Ahmad from the Department of Management Studies, Prof Aneesa Shafi, the Dean of Students’ Welfare, and Prof Bikram Singh Bali from the Department of Earth Sciences.
During the interactive session, Prof Masoodi shared that a joint committee would be formed to identify areas of collaboration between the two institutions. The University of Kashmir proposed to offer management development programs (MDPs) for bank officers and provide assistance in project evaluation, monitoring, and field surveys. Additionally, the University expects the bank to provide internship opportunities to its students in relevant fields of study.
The bank’s management was represented by Syed Rais Maqbool, Syed Shafat Rufai, Imtiyaz Ahmad Bhat, Shabir A Bhat, and Syed Arshid Qadri. The bank officers expressed their desire for regular meetings with the University to strengthen their collaboration further.