Sardar Masood Khan, President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, participated in the Chancellors’ Meeting of Public Sector Universities which was convened by Dr. Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan.
In the meeting, President AJK talked about the state of the five public sector universities in Azad Kashmir have made impressive progress in many fields and were now focusing on improving the quality of education. “The emphasis on quality was meant to make Azad Kashmir universities competitive nationally and regionally”, he said. The President also said that steps have been taken to minimize interference in the university matters and promoting a culture of merit in the appointment of academic and non-academic staff at various levels.
President AJK thanked President Arif Alvi for his timely initiative for the promotion of cutting-edge disciplines like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big-Data, nanotechnology
Sardar Masood said that the Azad Kashmir universities were also introducing new technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI),
The President of AJK said that because of growing tourism in AJK, special attention is being given to the disciplines of hospitality, hotel management
AJK universities, he said would also work towards introducing the most relevant disciplines in the region, such as industrial biotechnology, mineral technology, horticulture
The meeting was attended also by the Governors of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab