Jammu, Feb 14 (PTI) Jammu and  Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has stressed on developing a knowledge industry in the state and working out necessary infrastructure to create quality human resource at the national level.

She said this at the presentation of recommendations of knowledge initiative set up by the government. “With the coming up of many institutions of higher learning in the state there is a consequent opportunity to create a knowledge hub which will lead to a knowledge industry and the state can produce quality human resource at the national and international level,” she said.

Agreeing with the recommendations, Mehbooba asked for converting it into an action plan and thereby, executing the same for creating a knowledge industry in the state.

She said that there is a need to re-work the relationship between academia, industry and the job market for which the recommendations would be of great value.

The chief minister said there is a need for making education knowledge based with all the inputs of a local system.

  In this regard, she stressed on working out apprenticeships, incubation centres and other interactions between colleges and the industry.

The meeting was informed that the report of the knowledge initiative was more of a stakeholder analysis based on the interactions with students, teachers and industry representatives across all the three regions of the state, an official spokesman said.

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