Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Monday during a meeting to review the working of the Cluster University (CUS) and Cluster University Jammu (CUJ) announced a 50 percent free cut for students in Nursing and Architecture courses in constituent colleges of Cluster University in Jammu and Srinagar.
While addressing the meeting, Education Minister further discuss the action plan for the speedy growth and development of these varsities.
He further directed the officers concerned to cut down the existing annual fee of nursing course from Rs. 65,000 to Rs. 32,500 for general category students and make it Rs. 15,000 for those from Below Poverty Line (BPL) category. He also announced the 50 per cent cut on the existing annual fee for architecture course from Rs. 1,00,000 to Rs. 50,000 for general category students and Rs. 25,000 for BPL students, an official spokesman said.
Bukhari also discussed the appointment of deans for both universities and asked vice chancellors to prepare the list of candidates each for CUS and CUJ so that the positions are filled up at the earliest.
The meeting was informed that the logos for both the universities will be developed by National Institute of Designing at the cost of Rs. Six lakh each and will be ready by August 15.