Jammu, Apr 15 (PTI) Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) in Jammu and Kashmir has enhanced the retirement age of teachers to 65 years and approved grant of the 7th pay commission scales for them, an official spokesperson said today.
The decision to this effect was taken at the executive council of the SMVDU, which met under the chairmanship of its chancellor and state Governor N N Vohra yesterday, he said.
He said to attract well-known teachers to serve the university, the council also decided to grant children education allowance and performance linked awards to the faculty.
Spread over 470-acres, the varsity is located near the famous Vaishno Devi Shrine in Reasi district and was ranked 94th by National Institutional Ranking Framework (Ministry of Human Resources Development) for the year 2018.
The spokesperson said the council congratulated Vice-Chancellor Prof Sanjeev Jain for attaining the 94th rank among all the engineering institutions and for retaining its position among the top 150 universities in the country in the ranking assessment.
The council appreciated various eco-friendly initiatives undertaken by the university to develop it as a green campus and becoming the first academic campus in the state to have a 900 Kilo Watt Solar Power Plant.
On being apprised about the functioning of the SMVDU Technology Business Incubation Centre (TBIC) established in the university for encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship among the people of the state, the chancellor observed that students from other states should be invited to join the TBIC.
The governor said he would convene a meeting of all the vice chancellors and the heads of higher education institutions in the state for discussing and preparing a road-map for promotion of entrepreneurship and start-up policies.
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