Prof Mushtaq Siddiqi gets 2-yrs extension to continue as Vice-Chancellor IUST

Prof Mushtaq Ahmad Siddiqi was on Friday granted an extension for two years to continue as Vice-Chancellor of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora.

Governor of J&K state, who is also Chancellor of the varsity, has granted the extension in favour of Prof Siddiqi whose three years term completed on May 17.

Earlier on May 13 of 2016, Mushtaq Siddiqi was appointed as VC IUST for a period of three year by the then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

“It was my last working day on May 17 but I have been granted two years extension to continue as Vice-Chancellor,” Prof. Mushtaq Siddiqi said.

The extension has been accorded by the Chancellor in exercise of powers conferred to him under the statute 2 clause –(4) of the statutes appended to the IUST Act 2005.

Born on June 15, 1955, Prof Siddiqi completed his schooling in MP Higher Secondary School Bagh-e-Dilawar Khan Srinagar and did his Ph.D from Jammu University in 1979. In 1983 he did his post-doctorate from School of Medicine, Chiba University Tokyo, Japan.

Previously, Dr Siddiqi remained as VC designate and project director Trans-World Muslim University project from 2012 to 2014.

He also discharged his duties as Professor at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) from 1998 to 2012 as Centre Coordinator Advanced Center for Genetic Diseases from 2004 to 2012, Chairman and head department of immunology and molecular medicine at SKIMS from 2003 to 2012, HoD central laboratory medicine and clinical biochemistry at SKIMS Srinagar from 1990 to 2003.