Kupwara: The Vice-Chancellor (VC) University of Kashmir Prof Nilofer Khan on Thursday visited the varsity’s satellite campus in Kupwara and directed the early start of class-work for the first batch of students.
During her exhaustive tour, the VC inspected various facilities available for the new entrants to the integrated courses in Energy Studies and Physics.
The University has already conducted the entrance test and the selected candidates are set to join after completing the admission formalities.
The Vice-Chancellor directed that the selected candidates be familiarised with the new campus ahead of winter, even as she impressed that the full-fledged class work shall commence from March 2023 without fail.
The VC was accompanied by Dean of Academic Affairs Prof Farooq Ahmad Masoodi, Registrar KU Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir and Special Secretary to VC Dr Tanvir Ahmad Shah, besides officials of the University’s construction division.
The VC urged the students to work hard and assured that slight hiccups that they may face at the new campus will be gradually addressed.
“The class work at Kupwara campus may run a little behind other regular courses elsewhere, but in due course of time the academic calendar will be streamlined to have it run in sync with our calendar in other campuses,” the VC said, adding that the University may also consider putting up a fresh time-bound advertisement to draw more admissions to the two integrated programmes with a view to enable full strength in the courses.
She stressed that all necessary facilities should be provided to the students to facilitate their comfortable stay noting that the University envisages developing Kupwara Campus into a state-of-the-art academic facility in the country in future.
“The integrated courses in Energy Studies and Physics have been started with a futuristic view and we hope to start more courses here in due course of time after assessing their viability,” the Vice-Chancellor said.
The VC also inspected infrastructure and other facilities at the academic and hostel blocks, besides reviewing the work progress on the under-construction administrative block.
She said the issues concerning the approach road will be taken up with appropriate quarters for redressal.
Dean Academics and Registrar also gave their suggestions on further development of the campus in tune with the future requirements.
Earlier, Director Kupwara Campus Prof Pervez Ahmad gave a presentation on the facilities available vis-a-vis infrastructure and human resources. He also highlighted the programmes in the pipeline for the Kupwara campus, both in terms of infrastructure development as well as its gradual academic progression.