Ganderbal: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) on Tuesday for the construction of varsity’s model township at Watlar here.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Farooq Ahmad Shah, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, Controller of Examinations, Prof. Farooq Ahmad Mir, Finance Officer, Dr. Mehraj ud Din Shah, Deans of Schools, senior administrative officers and other functionaries of the university, besides Superintendent Engineer, CPWD, Er. Mohan Lal, Executive Engineer, Er. Ashok Kumar, and other office bearers of the Department were also present. Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Farooq Ahmad Shah, described the MoU as a significant step towards the establishment of the residential campus of the university. “The university is constructing accommodation for the Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Finance Officer, Controller of Examinations, Professors, faculty members, administrative staff, hostels block for girls and boys and research scholars, coming from remote corners of the Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the country,” he said adding the residential campus would mitigate the issues pertaining to the accommodation for research scholars and students.
Addressing the gathering, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, said, the university’s engineering wing would provide all necessary support and assistance to the engineering staff of the CPWD for completing the project. He said the signing of MoU ushered a new era in the CUK-CPWD relationship.
“Both the institutions have built reputations in their respective field and work,” he said and underscored the need of strictly adhering to the timeline for completion of the project.
Superintendent Engineer, CPWD, Mohan Lal who was accompanied by Executive Engineer, Ashok Kumar, in his speech, assured the university authorities of using the best manpower and modern techniques during the construction of various structures in the residential campus.
He said the CPWD staff would continuously monitor the project work in order to complete it within the stipulated time frame.