Appointment of new VCs in J&K Universities as Per Academic, Research Credentials

Appointment of new VCs in J&K Universities as Per Academic, Research Credentials


Appointment of new VCs in J&K Universities as Per Academic, Research Credentials


The LG has put speculations to rest that any Vice-Chancellor in J&K University would be considered for appointment without having the necessary academic and research credentials.


Srinagar : Amid the ongoing process for appointment of new Vice-Chancellor for the University of Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has said that the appointment of Vice-Chancellors of J&K Universities has been done purely on the basis of academic and research achievements.

Addressing a symposium at SKICC here, the LG remarked: "The appointment of Vice-Chancellors of J&K Universities has been done purely on the basis of academic and research achievements, the result of which would be visible in the coming days."

The LG has put speculations to rest that any Vice-Chancellor in J&K University would be considered for appointment without having the necessary academic and research credentials.

The LG's statement comes days after Raj Bhawan cleared the appointment of Prof Umesh Rai from the Department of Zoology, the University of Delhi as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jammu for a period of three years and before him the appointment of Prof Nazir Ahmad, Prof Shakil Romshoo and Prof Akbar Masood as the VCs of SKUAST K, IUST and BGSB University respectively.

It is noteworthy that the appointment process for the new VC of Kashmir University is presently underway by the Search Committee headed by Dr Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General Association of Indian Universities. The members on the Search Committee are Prof Muhammad Miyan, former VC MANU Hyderabad, and Prof Najma Akhtar, VC Jamia Millia Islamia University New Delhi.

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