Improving Education Infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir News Kashmir Exclusive Education is cornerstone of the human civilization. Infrastructure is key to the development of education . Strong Education Infrastructure means vibrant education system. Buildings, classrooms, laboratories, and equipment- education infrastructure – are crucial elements of learning environments in schools and universities. There is strong evidence that high-quality infrastructure facilitates better instruction, improves student outcomes, and reduces dropout rates, among other benefits.The Jammu and Kashmir had been lagging in the education Infrastructure but now the situation is changing towards betterment.
With an aim to reform the educational ecosystem and infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, the largest single addition of education capacity in 70 years was done with the addition of new 25000 seats in 50 new colleges in one year only.The present administration under Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha is creating one of the best infrastructures for higher education in the country.“Two colleges of architecture and One engineering college was also established. IIT and IIM was established in record time,” official documents said.Speaking at a book launch of “Analysis of Accreditation Reports of Union Territories-Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh,” by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) during a function organised by NAAC in collaboration with the Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Lieutenant Governor (LG), Manoj Sinha recently said that the Universities and Colleges have immense power and a small shift in curriculum can have a decisive impact on the socio-economic environment.
The Lieutenant Governor observed that the world is heading towards an era that will be dominated by the knowledge economy, our biggest asset would be the human capital, a combination of talent, skill, and creativity.With the implementation of National Education Policy (NEP)-2020, more than 2500 kindergartens were established and another 2000 are being established under Capex Budget.
On the other hand of spectrum, 80,000 students are already enrolled in pre-pre-primary classes in 9000 Government primary schools. According to statistics of education department, 9643 Government schools from 6th to 8th classes were mapped with adjoining high and higher secondary schools for providing basic skills on vocational courses taught in 803 vocational labs. Every teacher will mentor 10 students of primary classes under the Student-Teacher Mentorship initiative launched in J&K with a focus on Foundation and Numerical Literacy.
The pulse on the ground in Jammu and Kashmir is hopeful that the education Infrastructure would continue to grow so that we make right strides in our education journey.