Digital Launch of Cluster Universities Jammu and Srinagar by the Hon'ble Minister of HRD Sh.Prakash Javadekar
Colleges with Potential for Excellence (CPE)
UGC has selected five government degree colleges of the State as Colleges with Potential for Excellence:
  1. Govt. Degree Colleges (Boys), Anantnag
  2. Govt. College for Women, Parade, Jammu
  3. Islamia College, Srinagar
  4. Govt. Degree College, Baramulla
  5. Govt. Degree College, Rajouri
S.P.College Srinagar (1905) and G.G.M.Science College Jammu (1907) were accorded heritage status by UGC. The responsibility of the formulation of conservation plan of these two colleges is assigned to the Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage (INTACH)
Higher Education Department has also established two Architecture Schools at MAM College, Jammu and Degree College, Bemina, Srinagar to bridge the gap in the field of architecture and increase employability of college graduates.
Higher education department endeavours to develop a quality –conscious system for quality enhancement and sustenance. For this, adoption of process of accreditation by NAAC is encouraged as a mandatory quality assurance framework. Jammu and Kashmir has 24 degree colleges accreditated by NAAC and 20 colleges have submitted LOI.
Implementation of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). MHRD has introduced RUSA scheme which has been approved for J&K State on 9:1 funding pattern between central and state governments. An amount of Rs. 123.59 crore as central share against the total allocation of Rs 242.15 crore has already been released by the MHRD. State share of Rs. 11.71 crore against total allocation of Rs. 26.91 crore also stands released.
A memorandum of understanding has been signed between MHRD, GoI and Department of Higher Education, Jammu and Kashmir. The Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar and Dr.Asgar Hassan Samoon (IAS), Commissioner/ Secretary, HED signed MoU for Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (Phase- III).
Infrastructure upgradation in State Universities under RUSA. Rs 40 Crore each was approved for up-gradation of infrastructure of University of Jammu and University of Kashmir, out of which Rs. 15 crore was released to each of these universities for infrastructure such as Construction of Girls hostel, Purchase of books, Sports equipments, upgradation of Laboratories, Libraries, academic building, administrative blocks, canteens, toilets and computer centers etc.
Two Cluster Universities were approved under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan, one in Jammu and one in Kashmir against total allocation of Rs. 110 crore(@ 55 crore per cluster university). Rs 35.19 crore has already been utilized for creation of infrastructure for these universities. The idea behind the concept of Cluster University is decentralization and making smaller units so that working becomes more flexible and quality is enhanced.
University of Jammu has been recently awarded A+ Grade, thereby making the University a part of elite group of A+ Institutions.
University of Kashmir has been granted the status of Centre with Potential for Excellence in Himalayan Biodiversity by UGC.
SMVDU has established Technology Business Incubator at Kakryal, Katra to identify potential entrepreneurs in northern India, to nurture and support innovations, and develop technology based ideas into independent self-sustaining business as well as to facilitate small-scale business with potential to grow into big industry.
The existing Academic Staff College at University of Kashmir has been upgraded to Human Resource Centre as the quality of higher education rests on the quality of all stake holders- faculty, staff and students.
MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Department of Higher Education, J&K and Department of Higher Education, MHRD was signed to set-up Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Jagti, Nagrota, Jammu. It is presently functioning at transit campus located at Paloura and is being shifted to transit campus at Jagti, Nagrota during current year.
Rs 1000 crore has been approved under Prime Minister's Development Package (PMDP) for creation of infrastructure for this institution, against which an amount of Rs. 18.85 crore has been released.
Permanent Campus with 122 Kanals of land at Bantalab, Jammu has been proposed for IIMC. At present, transit campus at Vikas Bhawan Jammu offers one year P.G. Diploma Programme in Journalism, wherein students are exposed to Print Journalism, TV and Radio News and Production.
MHRD has approved two Engineering colleges at Kathua and Safapora and construction work is in full swing. Rs 52 crore was approved for establishment of these colleges and the first installment of central share of Rs. 11.70 crore stands released for execution of work. Both these colleges are likely to be functional very soon.
Degree Colleges at Ganderbal, Shopian and Samba are being upgraded as Model Degree colleges under RUSA. Rs.12 crore has been approved for upgradation of these colleges and Rs.1.48 crore gas already been utilized.
As per recommendation of 8th Teacher Education Approval Board (TEAB), MHRD has approved up- gradation of College of Education, Srinagar to the level of Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE). The College has been institutional member of Asia Specific Quality Network since 2011.
The Department has introduced Orientation Programmes for newly selected Assistant Professors, both at Government College of Education, Jammu and Institute of Advanced Studies in Education at Srinagar, in order to orient them towards the latest curriculum needs in the subject and general acquaintance to the recent teaching-learning methodologies.
Rs.100 Crore has been approved under PMDP for modernization of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar.
Under PMDP, Rs.50 Crore has been allocated for construction of girls hostels in 07 degree colleges of the state, keeping in view, safety and security of girl students which is the prime focus for the present government.
Rs.50 Crore has been provided under Prime Minister's Development Package (PMDP) for restoration of Degree Colleges at Bijbehara, Amar Singh College, Srinagar, S.P. College, Srinagar, GDC Bemina, College of Education, Srinagar, GDC Anantnag and GCW Anantnag.
2 day UDAAN Merge Recruitment Drive on 28th -29th November 2016 held at GGM Science College.
Awareness campaign on Going digital and cashless economy to sensitise the faculty and students thereby ensuring cashless transactions. Workshops and seminars were conducted by SBI, J&K Bank and others to educate the stakeholders for the promotion of cashless economy
Awareness Seminar at GDC Surankot-Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
1st prize in postermaking on Digital India to NSS unit, GDC Kathua organized by Jammu University.
Shivani Bhagat attended in YEP in Srilanka w.e.f 20th Nov. – 2nd 2017.
Yasmeena chib of GCW Parade selected for YEP at Nepal in Feb. 2017.
Angom Manoj of Amar Singh College Srinagar selected for Mt. everest expedition.
5 NCC cadets of Amar Singh college, Srinagar selected as officers in army and 2 cadets as Asst.Commanders in CRPF
Gold Medal to Rajat Choudhary ,NCC Cadet of GGM Science college in Declamation contest at ALC Delhi.
11 cadets each of GGM Science College and Govt. M.A.M College, Jammu selected for Republic Day Parade at New Delhi.
GCW Parade bagged the best NCC Institution award, 2016, Suman Lata bagged best NCC ANO award, 2016
Adil Farooq,BA FinalYear student of GDC Pampore becomes a trendsetter by winning 3 inter-collegiate competitions;2 Seminars on –Impact of Climate change on Agriculture production and Ozone or No Ozone and debate on-Impact of social networking sites on youth
Government MAM College Jammu lifted the 2nd annual Maulana Abul Kalam Azad rolling trophy to commemorate national education day.
GCW Gandhi Nagar lifted 7th northern zone Decalamation contest rolling trophy instituted by the hon`ble Governor, also winners of the B.D Sharma Memorial Trophy.
GCW Parade lifted the rolling trophy in 15th Veerana Aivalli inter-debate college debating competition.
3 days workshop on Swachta and Swachch Ramnagar at GDC Ramnagar in September 2016.
Sushil khajuria Inter-college Symposia to pay homage to the martyr, Sushil khajuria, an alumunus of Govt. MAM College on 27th Sept. 2016.