KUTA holds general body meeting: “KU academic institutions should be headed by academicians only”
Kashmir University Teachers' Association (KUTA) held its 53rd general body meeting on December 21, at Gandhi Bhawan here.
"Meeting was attended by majority of the faculty members of the main campus as well by the faculty members of its satellite campuses Anantnag, Baramulla, Kargil and Leh," a spokesman of the Association, in a statement today, said.
In his presidential address, Dr Muheet Ahmed Butt highlighted the role of KUTA in improvement of the academic and administrative milieu as well as uplift of the standards of teaching and research in the University.
He emphasized that the administration's objectives of institutional growth cannot be at conflict with the objectives of KUTA. "Both are complementary and supplementary to each other and that should be a strong reason for both of them to work together to achieve their respective as well as collective goals," he said. He applauded university teachers for doing commendable work in the spheres of teaching and research which, according to him, "unfortunately does not get projected well in the public domain as a result of which the public perception about teaching and research standards of the Kashmir University are not so encouraging."
KUTA vice-president Prof Altaf Hussain Pandith, general secretary Dr Muhammad Ishaq Geer also spoke on the occasion.
"All members of the general body unanimously resolved that all academic institutions of the Kashmir University should be headed only by the academicians, the University should adopt an all time policy of one-man- one-post on the rotational basis and all vacant administrative positions in the university should be filled up on regular basis through proper selection procedure," the KUTA spokesman, in a statement today, said.