Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir will have two cluster universities which will help academic diversification through the introduction of job-intensive courses at the graduate and the post-graduate levels.
This was stated by the State minister for Education Naeem Akhtar today at a meeting to review the preparedness and progress for establishment of the Cluster Universities in Jammu.
He said that setting up of Cluster Universities in Srinagar and Jammu will not only augment the existing higher education facilities in the State, but help diversification of the academics with introduction of latest job-intensive courses at the graduate and post-graduate levels.
The two Cluster Universities are being established in the State under centrally-sponsored 'Rashtriya Ucchtar Shiksha Abhiyan' (RUSA) to run series of additional and novel courses in the existing city colleges, with one of the Colleges each in Srinagar and Jammu acting as the lead college, he said.
A grant of Rs 55 crore each has been provided under RUSA for development of additional infrastructure for these Cluster Universities.
"The Cluster University in Jammu will comprise GGM Science College, Government MAM College, SPMR College of Commerce, Government College for Women Gandhi Nagar and Government College of Education, Canal Road", he said.