Educational administrators should revise the curricula periodically so as to keep pace with the changing times, said Prof Ashok Aima, vice chancellor, Jammu Central University on Monday.
He was addressing the valedictory function of a two-day short-term course on ‘Academic Administration’ that concluded at the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) here on Monday.
As many as 39 principals from various GNDU-affiliated colleges and heads of several teaching departments of the university participated in the course.
In his valedictory address, Prof Aima impressed upon the academic administrators to bring about the necessary changes in accordance with the changing global environment in their institutes. He asked them to leave an indelible imprint on an institute rather than perpetuating the legacy, they had inherited.
“It is imperative to introspect ourselves rather than to indulge in unnecessary blame game,” he further said.
Recognising various constraints within which the academic administrators have to work, he exhorted them to aspire for betterment of the education.
The V-C noted that their task was confined not only to administrative works, but also to bring the quality of the education on par with international standards.
Talking about the fast changing role of teachers in the present era of information technology, he was of the view that the teacher must not confined only to imparting information to the students, but should also try persistently to bring about a qualitative change in a student in terms of confidence, personality development, competence etc.
Besides Prof Aima, Prof SS Dhillon, GNDU registrar, graced the occasion.