CUK to set up Centre for Research in Heritage Management in collaboration with Sydney Univ: Prof. Mehraj ud Din
Srinagar, June 16: Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir on Wednesday said the varsity in collaboration with the University of Sydney will soon establish a Centre for Research in Heritage Management.
“In this Centre, we will be able to address and attend to the issues related to the Heritage and History of the State,” Prof. Mehraj ud Din said while addressing the Kehwa Talk on “Rediscovering Kashmir’s Past” organized by Centre for Research and Development Policy (CRDP) in collaboration with the Central University of Kashmir at its Nowgam-I academic block.
Professor of Silk Route Studies, Sydney University, Prof. Allison Betts, INTACH Head J&K Chapter, Mr. Saleem Beigh, former Professor Central Asian Studies, University of Kashmir, Prof. Gulshan Majeed, researcher with CRDP, Dr. Mushtaq Yatoo, CRDP director Dr. Suhail, Deans of various Schools, Heads and Coordinators of different departments, Registrar Prof. Muhammad Afzal Zargar, former Public Service Commission chairman, Mr. Mohammad Shafi Pandit, Editor, Rising Kashmir, Dr. Shuja’at Bukhari, faculty members and students were also present on the occasion.
Prof. Mehraj ud Din said the University would in near future explore the possibilities of starting the departments of geology, archaeology, geography and disaster management.
Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir said that it (“Rediscovering Kashmir’s Past”) was a very important issue which has been deliberated by the experts and stalwarts who have done commendable contribution in their respective careers. He thanked CRDP for organizing the lecture and panel discussion on “Rediscovering Kashmir’s Past”. Prof. Mehraj ud Din said the CUK faculty and students are also doing commendable contribution and can add more color to Kehwa talks after entering into collaboration with it.
Prof. Mehraj said he is impressed with the work of Centre for Research and Development Policy, especially its program KehwaTalk. CUK would like to have close cooperation and collaboration with CRDP's KehwaTalk program, he added.
Appreciating CRDP director Dr. Suhail work, Vice-chancellor congratulated him for conducting knowledge production initiatives and requested him to hold more such sessions in CUK.
Dr. Peer GN Suhail, who moderated the session, said CRDP was established to produce knowledge and provide spaces for knowledge exchange. “While we conduct cross disciplinary research, we also provide platform for budding scholars, as well exposure to young students through our programs, including KehwaTalk,” he said.
Professor of Silk Route Studies, Sydney University, Prof. Allison Betts, and researcher with CRDP, Dr. Mushtaq Yatoo made detailed presentations which were followed by question answer session.