Leh: The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd), met Vice-Chancellor, University of Ladakh, Prof SK Mehta, to discuss the enrolment of students and the overall academic progress of University of Ladakh, at Raj Niwas.
The LG inquired about the strength and weaknesses of University of Ladakh, the number of constituent colleges and the enrolment of students at its campus.
Prof Mehta informed the LG about the campuses of the University of Ladakh at Leh and Kargil and also informed that there are six constituent/Govt Degree Colleges at Nubra, Zanskar, Kargil, Sankoo, Khaltse and Leh.
He further informed that about 550 students are enrolled at both campuses of the University, whereas around 3500 students are enrolled in various constituent Government Degree colleges.
Prof Mehta informed that 20 different courses, including Science and Humanities, are taught at Leh and Kargil campuses and also informed the LG about the progress of various infrastructure development work at the University campuses and colleges.
He further apprised the LG of various issues faced by them, especially the low enrolment of students in post-Graduate courses.
The LG highlighted four criteria needed to reduce the number of students who opt to study outside Ladakh after passing their Class 12 exams, i.e. introducing courses of their choice, the need for Ladakh to figure among the top universities in University Rankings to enable top companies to conduct campus recruitments, developing infrastructure and qualified and dedicated faculty to teach students.
- February 25, 2024