Vows to turn CUK into a centre of academic excellence
Srinagar: The newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Central University of Kashmir, Prof Mehraj ud din Mir was felicitated by the university officials and faculty on Tuesday after assuming the charge of the coveted post. Prof Mir was appointed Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir after the decision taken by the Visitor of the University, President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.
Deans of faculties and Heads/Coordinators of various departments met Prof Mir to congratulate and convey their good wishes to him.
Registrar, Prof M Afzal Zargar referred to Prof Mir’s pro-active efforts as officiating vice chancellor of CUK on various fronts including administration and academics. He expressed hope that Prof Mir’s appointment will serve as a major boost for the university’s efforts to achieve excellence in higher education.
Expressing his gratitude, Prof Mir said he will continue to strive for the improvement of the university profile in all respects.
Prof Mir pledged to transform the university into an institute of international repute.
Before joining Central University of Kashmir, Prof. Mir served in the University of Kashmir for more than 35 years. He worked in the varsity in different capacities and has a vast experience in teaching and research. He taught at LL.B and LL.M level and has produced many scholars. His main focus has been ‘Criminal Justice System’ and has completed a number of Major Research Projects sponsored by ICSSR and University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
Prof. Mir has a number of publications on Crime, Police, Judiciary and other related issues and has visited a number of universities and jails in India and abroad. He has attended more than 200 seminars, conferences, workshops throughout the world and contributed research papers.
Prof Mir has been associated with the study of ‘Science of Crime’ (Criminology) and played a pivotal role in the rehabilitation of ex-convicts. He has also contributed in the drafting of the ‘Jail Manual of the Jammu and Kashmir’.
Prof. Mir is a recipient of several national and international awards including the fellowship of Max Plank Institute of International Criminal Law (Germany).