Bhaderwah, February 5 : Despite the chill of winter, Bhaderwah Campus had a day of rejoicing at the visit of His Excellency, Governor Jammu and Kashmir State and Chancellor of Jammu University, Shri N.N. Vohra here today.
The dignitaries present on this occasion were Mr. R.K. Goyal, Principal Secretary to the Governor, Prof. B.P. Singh Sehgal, Rector, Bhaderwah Campus, Prof. R.D. Sharma, Dean Academic Affairs, Prof. P.S. Pathania, Registrar University of Jammu, Dr. Daud Iqbal Baba Director Kishtwar Campus and senior police officers.
The memorable visit of His Excellency commenced with the planting of a chinar sapling in the lawns of the Campus. The Governor, in his formal interaction with the students of the campus, discussed various developmental issues. The students expressed their difficulties related to heating facility in the class rooms and the hostels, library facilities and placement opportunities.
In his formal speech, His Excellency assured the students that their problems are genuine and the government will take care of them. He promised that the placement activities of this campus will be better coordinated with the main campus. The visits of the corporate bodies will also be arranged at the campus to facilitate interaction between students and corporate bodies that will enhance placement opportunities for the students. To ensure better heating, he said, an arrangement will be worked out to make the gas available for the campus at a special price. He launched the placement brochures of the Departments of Management Studies and Computers and IT. He also visited various laboratories and library to have a view of the infrastructure facilities of the campus. As a token of remembrance, a memento was presented to His Excellency by Prof. B.P. Singh Sehgal.
At the onset of the programme Prof. B.P. Singh Sehgal formally welcomed His Excellency and the other dignitaries and gave a presentation on the Campus’ academic and extra-academic activities and achievements. He said that more teaching and non-teaching positions need to be sanctioned to fulfill the academic demands of the campus. He also said that for the smooth-functioning of the campus certain infrastructure like girls’ and boys’ hostels, residential quarters for faculty, auditorium, stadium and sports complex, guest house and separate buildings for the MCA and Languages Department need to be built. Keeping the inadequate electricity supply in the region, he said, the campus should be connected with a hotline electricity connection to facilitate the students of technical courses.