Jammu: University of Jammu Vice Chancellor, Prof Umesh Rai Monday flagged off a four-week immersion program of a Master’s in Rural Development Management (MRDM) being run by the Department of Lifelong Learning of the varsity.
At the onset, the Vice Chancellor interacted with the students and apprised them of the importance of field learning while referring to the life experiences of Vinoba Bhave, a prominent activist in the freedom movement.
In his brief interaction with the students, Prof Rai highlighted the field and its significance for knowledge creation for the future endeavours of the nation.
Further, he motivated the students to culminate their findings in the form of reports that can be helpful for the policymakers and other staked holders of rural society.
The faculty members also accompanied the students for the field visit at Block Development Office, Miran Sahib wherein they interacted with the respected PRIs members and Block officials for the purpose of field immersion programme being conducted for the students of Masters in Rural Development Management.
The others who were present at the flag-off ceremony were Prof. Jasbir Singh (Dean, Social Sciences), Dr. Jeevan Jyoti, Director DLL, Dr. Vivek Sharma, Dr. Pallavi Sachdeva, Dr. Sandeep Singh and other staff members of DLL.