KU VC assures improving facilities in south campus
Srinagar, Mar 6: Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Professor Talat Ahmad Friday visited the South Campus of the varsity at Anantnag during which he took stock of the various developmental activities and construction work going on at the campus and interacted with several students and faculty members on the occasion. The Vice Chancellor was accompanied by Registrar KU Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir, Special Secretary to Vice Chancellor Dr Tanveer Ahmad Shah and Executive Engineer KU Mufti Burhan Shah along with other staff from Construction Division. While inspecting the various academic and non-academic blocks of the campus, Prof Talat specifically assured upon the augmentation of hostel facility for Boys and Girls. He directed all the faculty members of the campus to work hard with respect to their teaching and research activities besides making the South Campus a hub of academic activities round the year. Prof Talat assured his complete support and assistance in terms of recruitment of staff, augmentation of hostel facilities for boys and girls, speeding up process for completion of library block as well as Nursing Institute. He extended his full cooperation in conducting placement drive for students of the campus, besides providing scholarship to research scholars of the campus. As a mark of goodwill gesture, the Vice Chancellor and other dignitaries planted Deodar saplings in the main lawn of the campus in front of the administration block. Registrar, KU Dr Nisar A Mir in his address stressed upon the development and proper work culture among the teaching and non-teaching faculty as well as making plans for utilization of funds within the financial year. Earlier newly appointed Director of the Campus Dr Aijaz Ahmad Wani welcomed the Vice Chancellor and other dignitaries and apprised them about the various academic programs and projects going around at the campus. This was followed by a detailed power point presentation by Dr Mohd Iqbal Bhat. Meanwhile Vice Chancellor KU Prof Talat inaugurated a plantation drive at the main campus of the varsity organised by the Landscape Development Division of the University in collaboration with the Department of Social Forestry Srinagar. As part of the Go-Green Initiative the Vice Chancellor, Regional Director Department of Social forestry Mr Mehraj-ud-din Malik (IFS), Registrar KU Dr Nisar A Mir, Director Landscape Development Division KU Prof Zahoor A. Kaloo, Director CCPC Prof Mohammad Shafi, Divisional Forest Officer, Social Forestry Srinagar Tanveer Ahmad and Assistant Landscape Officer KU Akhtar Malik planted a sapling each in the lawns of CCPC near research scholars hostel of the University. Speaking on the occasion Prof Talat underscored the importance of plantation and urged the people and students to come forward voluntarily to plant trees and help expand the “green cover” of the campus.