Srinagar, Nov 8: University of Kashmir (KU) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Srinagar based Army’s 15 corps to offer distance education of various courses to the security personnel deployed in Kashmir.
In a statement issued by the PRO-Defence Srinagar, Colonel Emron Musavi said that a MoU was signed between University of Kashmir (UoK), Srinagar and 15 Corps (Chinar Corps) on November-08-2021 at Gandhi Hall, of University of Kashmir.
Musavi said, “Soldiers of Indian Army posted in Kashmir, will be able to seek admission to various courses being offered by the Directorate of Distance Education, University of Kashmir.”
According to the statement, the type of courses being made available to Army personnel range from six months Certificate Courses to one year Diploma Courses and two years Post Graduate Courses.
Musavi also said that a total of 18 courses are presently available for enrolment by the army personnel, which will be increased in due course of time.
“It was a historic day for the UoK, Srinagar and Chinar Corps having established a long term relationship for provision of distance education courses to soldiers presently serving in Kashmir,” he said.
The PRO also said that as envisaged in the MoU, the soldiers of Indian Army posted in Kashmir, will be able to seek admission to various courses being offered by the Directorate of Distance Education, University of Kashmir.
“The type of courses being made available to Army personnel range from six months Certificate Courses to one year Diploma Courses and two years Post Graduate Courses,” he said.
Musavi said that after the formal signing of the MoU, Professor Vice Chancellor of UoK, Talat Ahmad addressed the gathering and emphasized on core values of university and mentioned that the vital significance of long term MoU which will benefit the soldiers posted in Kashmir.
“In the meantime, Lieutenant General D P Pandey in his address, praised the milestone achieved in the field of education, which will empower the soldiers of the Chinar Corps in performing their duties in a challenging environment,” Musavi added.