In a first of its kind, a selection panel consisting Vice-Chancellors would select the candidates for the post of Dean Academic Affairs and Dean Research for University of Kashmir (KU).
As the present Dean Academic Affairs, Prof M A Wani, would attain superannuation next month, the authorities at University of Kashmir have invited application from the senior professors "desirous" for being considered for the post of Dean Academic Affairs.
The varsity authorities have also invited applications from the teachers for their selection to the post of Dean Research Kashmir University.
Pertinently, the J&K government recently appointed Dean Research Kashmir University, Sheikh Javed Ahmad as Vice-Chancellor of the Cluster University Kashmir, set up in Kashmir under centrally sponsored scheme-RUSA.
"Interested teachers are requested to submit their application in a plan paper along with their updated CV, highlighting their academic and research contributions," reads the notice issued by Registrar Kashmir University.
This is for the first time that the selection for the post of Dean Academic Affairs and Dean Research would be done through a selection committee who will select the candidate on basis of their contribution in academic and research.
"The candidates who intend to apply for the post must present a power point presentation to highlight their credentials and perspective plans for the betterment of the University system," reads the notification issued by the Varsity.
The applications from the interested candidates would be accepted till March 20, it reads.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, Vice-Chancellor (VC) Kashmir University Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi said the system has been put in place to set a healthy trend in for the appointment of candidates for the crucial posts in the varsity. "Such a move will set a healthy trend. During the selection of VC, the candidates prove their credentials through proper presentation so we thought to introduce the same system for the selection of Dean Academic Affairs as well," he said.
Prof Andrabi said the proper selection process will erode all the chances of biased selection of candidates. "There will be no bias. Aspiring candidates will be selected through a panel of examiners and a good person will get an opportunity to take the charges," V-C said.