Srinagar, Nov 08: Head of the Department Sociology at Amar Singh college Srinagar, Dr Shabnam Ara on Monday assumed the charge of Dean Students Welfare (DSW) Cluster University Srinagar.
Dr Ara has been appointed to the post by the vice-chancellor of the University, Prof Qayyum Husain after superannuation of Prof. Abdul Hai who held the position till October 31, reported news agency KNS.
A PhD in Sociology, Dr Ara has a vast experience in academics as well as administrative assignments. In 2014, Dr. Ara was conferred with prestigious Indra Gandhi National Service Scheme (IGNSS) Award for 2013-2014 by the then President of India Pranab Mukherjee.
A keen researcher, she has worked extensively in the field of women and gender studies and drug addiction and has nearly a dozen published papers and two books to her credit.