Kashmir University Chancellor today said the higher education opportunities in the Valley and Ladakh region were limited, but the institution was building facilities to increase the avenues as well as start various job-oriented courses.
"If you look at Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region, the higher education opportunities are very limited. The total number of seats even in basic sciences is very limited," Srikumar Banerjee told reporters here.
The Chancellor said the university is building facility for education in advanced level and the higher education sector cannot be neglected.
"There is a proposal that we should start working on nanosciences. But when we research and we find that if you want to start working on nanosciences and nanotechnology, you must have a basic background of physics and chemistry.
"So unless you start the departments of physics and chemistry, you cannot embark upon nanosciences. We are building facilities for advanced education and other vocational courses, but we cannot neglect the higher education component," he said.
Banerjee said the university will start various job-oriented courses to help tap the growing unemployment in the state.
"We will be starting vocational courses like diplomas in automobile repairing and mobile repairing in partnership with local units at Ganderbal and that would help fight the unemployment," he said.