Two Day Workshop organised by Raj Bhavan Concluded to combat Challenges and Opportunities for Growth of Education in Jharkhand

Ranchi: On the Closing Ceremony of a two-day workshop on ‘Vision and Strategic Development of Universities’ organized by Raj Bhavan and jointly supported by Ranchi University, Ranchi and Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University, Ranchi.

Expert speakers underlined that the National Assessment It is necessary for institutions to maintain records systematically in order to achieve higher grades.

There is an important need to ensure the authenticity of these records. Pro. Sangeeta Sahni, Dr. Tuhina Mukherjee and Prof. Sunita Rai addressed the representatives from universities across the state in the workshop.

This is the first workshop of its kind in Jharkhand in which more than sixty representatives of 12 government universities of the state are participating in the workshop to ensure qualitative change in higher education.

On this occasion, distinguished speakers said that to achieve favorable results, a sense of accountability and transparency will have to be developed.

She said that only proper planning and their single-minded implementation will be helpful in achieving the goal.

While determining the vision and mission, it is necessary to keep in mind that we present our views in concise sentences and do not expand them unnecessarily.

In fact, we need to fill the lake with an ocean.

She said that there is a need to make educational institutions centers of excellence.

For this, there is a need to work with vision and strong faith.

Students are important stakeholders of educational institutions, hence there is a need to understand their needs and aspirations while formulating policy.

It can be said without any doubt that efforts have to be made to develop skills among the students.

To enhance their capacity, the need of time and market will have to be kept in mind.

For the development of professional capacity, there is a need to make optimal use of available resources as much as possible.

She also said that there is a need to develop the spirit of innovation among the students.

He said that it is the responsibility of the university to make the students aware of the changes taking place at the local, national and international level and the university administration and teachers have to make efforts in this regard.

She said that there is a need to run awareness programs on various social issues at various levels in universities.

The curriculum should be upgraded at regular intervals.

On this occasion, Prof. of Patna University Sunita Rai said in her special lecture that we should pursue our goals with full commitment.

She said that by following high standards of ethics, we should try to make the university world class.

But this cannot happen suddenly.

For this we will have to move forward with determination and continuity.

Time management is very important.

Keeping this in mind, efforts should be made to accomplish the work on the basis of reality.

She called upon the administrators to never demoralize their subordinates.

With encouragement, even the most difficult tasks can be accomplished easily.

She said that by developing the feeling of intimacy the institute will prosper.

She said that the service of previous students should be taken advantage of for the development of the institute.

Establishing collaboration with reputed institutions will also help in the development of one’s own institution and will be in the larger interest of the students.

On this occasion, a draft related to ‘Vision and Strategic Development’ was presented by all the universities.

Now, keeping in mind the topics discussed in the workshop, all the universities have to submit their policy document on vision and strategic development to Raj Bhavan by 25th November.

The vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Sanjeev Rai, Officer on Special Duty (University) to the Governor.

Points which universities have to consider-

1.     How can universities leverage their strengths and resources to contribute to the socio-economic development of Jharkhand?

2.     What measures can be implemented to increase access and inclusivity in education for marginalized communities in the state?

3.     3 How can the University foster a research-oriented culture that addresses the unique challenges and opportunities specific to Jharkhand’s environment and industries?

4.     How can the University establish strong partnerships with local industries, businesses and government bodies?

5.     What role can the university play in facilitating meaningful internships, research collaborations and employment opportunities for students?

      6. What initiatives can be taken to integrate technology-driven learning approaches and      infrastructure to meet the diverse educational needs of the students of Jharkhand?

7.     How can the University develop comprehensive support systems for students, including mental health services, career counseling, and skill development programs, to ensure overall student well-being and success?

8. What steps can universities take to promote sustainable practices and environmental awareness in their operations and academic programs in contributing to the ecological well-being of the state?

9. How can universities prioritize the preservation and celebration of Jharkhand’s cultural heritage and indigenous knowledge in their curricular and extra-curricular activities?

10. Given the economic scenario and challenges of the State, what strategies can the University adopt to ensure financial sustainability, effective resource management and long-term growth?

11. How can the University actively engage with local communities and stakeholders to promote knowledge exchange, community development and overall well-being of the residents of Jharkhand?

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