CUK’s 2nd Court meetings discusses varsity affairs threadbare
Srinagar, Dec 9: The second Court meeting of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) was held here Tuesday with varsity Chancellor, Dr. Srikumar Banerjee in chair.
Prof. Mehraj ud Din, officiating Vice-Chancellor CUK, Mr. Muhammad Shafi Pandit, Retd Chairman, J&K PSC, Prof. Rajat Gupta, Director, NIT Srinagar, Prof. A R Trag
Vice-Chancellor, IUST Awantipora, Mr. Syed Shakeel Qalandar, Industrialist, Mr. Muhammad Yousuf Taing, Renowned Scholar in Kashmiri Language, Mr. M M Bhat
Retd. Member J&K PSC, Prof. Faizan Ahmad, Professor and Director Centre for Inter-disciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, Prof. Maithili Sharan, Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Prof. Rais Akhter, Emeritus Professor, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, Registrar CUK, Controller of Examination/Finance Officer, Dr. N A Gilkar, were present on the occasion.
Prof. Khursheed I Andrabi, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Prof. R D Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu, Prof. S K Jain, Vice-Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Prof. I A Hamal, Vice-Chancellor, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Prof. Devanand, Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Jammu and Prof. M Aslam, Dean School of Languages were special invites for the meeting.
The meeting was initiated by a detailed comprehensive presentation made by CUK officiating VC, Prof. Mehraj ud Din. He detailed out the strength of the University and also highlighted weakness and deficiencies needing immediate attention. From operational difficulties faced on the ground to the excellence in academics amid difficult circumstances was the theme line of his presentation.
Honorable Chancellor, Dr. Srikumar Banerjee, while chairing the meeting thanked all the members and also responded to the queries and observations. He solicited a thorough support from all stakeholders in meeting the objectives of the University.
The meeting confirmed the Minutes of the Ist Court meeting held on 22.06.2013 and action taken in this regard were also noted. Annual Report 2013-14 and Annual Account 2013-14 were taken up and comments solicited from members.
The preliminary strategic planning framework document for the university for the next ten years was discussed threadbare and many suggestions were made to make it as a time bound, but dynamic exercise. The future plans of the University in terms of infrastructure, academics and students activity, placement avenues, vocational training among others were discussed in detail. The creation of University industry interface cell was hailed and the facilities of seed money to young teachers of the University for kick starting the research areas were also appreciated.
Registrar and members secretary of the Court, Prof. M Afzal Zargar also made a detailed power point presentation on the Master Plan and Pre-Engineering Buildings before the Court members. The University Tarana was also presented on the occasion.
Controller of Examination/Finance Officer, Dr. N A Gilkar, presented the vote of thanks.