The fourth meeting of the Court, highest statutory body of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) was held at SK International Convention Centre (SKICC) here on Saturday with Chancellor, Lt. Gen (retd) Atta Hasnain in Chair.
CUK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir, University of Kashmir, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Talat Ahmad, Central University of Jammu, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ashok Aima, Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mushtaq Siddique, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Prof. Jalees Ahmad Khan Tareen, Registrar, Prof. Fayaz A Nikka, Controller of Examinations, Prof. Parveen Pandit, Deans, Directors, Heads and Coordinators of different departments and Librarian, senior functionaries of the varsity were also present during the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, Chancellor, Lt. Gen (Retd) Atta Hasnain, said, "Education plays an important role in restoring, self-esteem, dignity and confidence among people anywhere. I have always loved the land and people of Kashmir."
He said the poor quality of land coupled with other issues have created impediments in the establishment of the varsity at its designated place. He asked the faculty members to remain more interactive in order to cultivate the benefits of collective wisdom. He said the Central University of Kashmir and Jammu should jointly hold academic and sports activities and invite students and scholars of their varsities to participate in them, adding the faculty members of both the institutions should frequently interact with each other. "Both the universities should come up as model universities," he said.
The CUK Chancellor also advocated for promotion of mentorship in the institution and asked the students to conduct a research about the concept of mentorship and how can it make a difference in the functioning of the university. He opined that a competition should be organised to prompt the students to write papers on mentorship for which prizes should be awarded.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir, gave a detailed presentation about the university and said the varsity has nine Schools and 18 PG departments with near about 35 programmes including five year integrated courses and skill based programmes. He said the admission to the programmes including research degree programmes offered by the CUK and other sister universities is jointly conducted by the consortium of 10 Central Universities on the basis of Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET). He said the Examination and Evaluation Wing of the university is always conducting the End Semester Examinations (ESE) and other assessment tests on time and is declaring their results immediately.