Kashmir University Teachers’ Association (KUTA) on Sunday expressed anguish against the authorities for ignoring varsity faculty members, who had applied for the post of Vice Chancellor, Cluster University of Srinagar (CUS), for Interaction, by the search committee.
A statement said applicants included “some very senior Professors who are nationally recognized academicians and have a huge administrative experience.”
“In fact, some hold very important administrative positions. Shockingly, a senior faculty of Kashmir University, who was shortlisted for a reputed Central University in Delhi, was not also called for interaction. It says more than what meets an eye,” said the statement.
The KUTA urged the Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha to take a note of this “unfortunate development that has far reaching implications on the academic health of University of Kashmir” and intervene in the matter in the call of justice.
“Needless to say that such a disregard of academic and administrative contribution of local faculty which has held to academic standards despite the challenging conditions is discouraging, to say the least,” said the statement. “At a certain point, it is humiliating.”