Prof Talat takes over as VC KU

Srinagar, June 1: Prof Talat Ahmad Wednesday formally took over as the new Vice-Chancellor (VC) of University of Kashmir replacing Prof Riyaz Punjabi, a KU spokesman said.
Prof Talat, the spokesman said, in an interaction with the top functionaries of the varsity and academia expressed happiness the way KU had grown over the years in terms of infrastructure and academic facilities. “Accountability on all fronts is something which will help us grow faster,” the spokesman quoted Prof Talat as having said.
The VC urged all the KU employees to work towards making the varsity a hub of educational activity. “We have to mobilize all resources to ensure that our youth get utmost benefits. Empowering them for entrepreneurship will be one of the steps in the direction,” he said.
The Vice-Chancellor stressed on the need to create facilities for extra curricular activities for the students.
“One of my priority areas will be to seek national and foreign collaborations and soon we will have a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with Delhi University which for sure would benefit our students and teachers,” the VC said. “JK has lot of mineral resources and I look forward to interaction between industry, media and academia for the creation of more industries in the area to see that our youth get jobs.”
Prof Talat, who has the distinction of being a Fellow of various Science Academies of the country, stressed the need for paying more attention to research at KU.
To a question about his first impressions about KU, the VC said, “It is one of the most beautiful campuses. The way Information Technology and e-governance has gained momentum is marvellous.”
He said that he was keen to see the proposed satellite campuses at Kargil, Leh and the Kupwara districts of the state functional and the already functional campuses being further developed.
VC later interacted with a group of parliamentarians headed by Moinul Islam who visited KU to have first-hand information about the youth sports hostel being constructed at a cost of Rs 5.18 crore. The team accompanied by DC Srinagar Meraj Ahmad Kakroo interacted with senior functionaries of the university as well.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 1 Jun 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 1 Jun 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 2 Jun 2011 00:00:00 IST

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