Srinagar, Dec 23: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir today said the varsity is launching two more additional programmes including integrated B.Sc-M.Sc Chemistry and Bachelors of Medical Lab Technology from the upcoming academic session 2018.
“These programme are being launched after thorough consultations and deliberations with all the concerned stakeholders,” Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir said while chairing the Second meeting of the ‘Planning and Monitoring Board’ of the CUK held at Nowgam-II administrative cum academic block here.
Prof. Mir said that in order to boost and promote quality research, the varsity has constituted the Central Research Council and has revised the Minor Research Project guidelines enhancing the seed money from Rs 50,000 to Rs. 1,25000.
He said the university is marching ahead on the academics front and as many as 2000 students are at present enrolled in the integrated, post-graduate, and other programmes offered by the university. He said the number of research scholars have also increased manifold.
CUK Vice-Chancellor said the work on the Pre Engineered Buildings at the designated campus in Ganderbal is going on and the executing agency has assured to hand over the buildings by March 2018. “The university will shift the academic activities to Ganderbal after the building are handed over,” he said.
Earlier, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, while welcoming the members, gave a detailed resume about the academic and other activities conducted by the university from time to time.
He informed the participants about the visit of NAAC Peer time to the university and their appreciation regarding the conduct of academics and following of all the UGC guidelines and directives in letter and spirit. Prof. Zargar also informed the gathering about the decentralization of the Examination and Evaluation system in the university. He also presented the agenda of the meeting.
During the meeting, the members also discussed issues including construction of mini-academic blocks at Ganderbal, e-governance system, future plans in library resources and establishment of centre for induction and capacity development for the administrative staff.
Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU), Rajouri, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Javid Massarat, former Director, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, Prof. A.R. Dar, Ex Professor, NIT, Srinagar, Prof. G.A. Wani, Registrar, University of Kashmir, Prof. Khursheed Ahmad Bhat, former Joint Secretary, UGC, Shri. K.P Singh, former Chief Engineer (R&B) Er. Muhammad Shafi Mir, S.E Ganderbal, Er. Mushtaq Ahmad, Professor University of Kashmir, Prof. G M Bhat, and internal members of the panel from the varsity were also present during the meeting.
Director Research and Development, Prof. Abdul Gani proposed the vote of thanks. (KNS)