New Delhi: Newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of Jammu University Umesh Rai met Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Jitendra Singh and sought integration of science curriculum by engaging and enrolling students of the University in various new student and youth related StartUp and other projects, scholarships and fellowships.
These were started by the Union Ministry of Science & Technology at the initiative of Jitendra Singh, official press release said.
In his first-ever meeting with the Minister after taking over as Vice Chancellor, Prof. Rai, who was Professor in the Delhi University before taking up his present assignment, said that he had been very closely following the proactive and out -of -box approach of Jitendra Singh wherein he had taken quite a few unconventional decisions like, for example, integrating all the Ministries and Departments under one umbrella.
He said, he was particularly impressed by Jitendra Singh’s decision to convene joint meetings of seven different Departments and Ministries related to Science, namely, Science & Technology, Biotechnology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR), Earth Sciences, India Meteorological Department(IMD), Atomic Energy and Space.
This integration has led to better outcomes in the Research Projects with minimum overlapping or wastage of resources.
Vice Chancellor requested Jitendra Singh to engage the students from the University of Jammu in some of the futuristic science projects launched under his guidance in the ministry.
This, he said, would enable better exposure for students in this peripheral region.