SRINAGAR: Prof. Muhammad Ashraf Wani on Tuesday took over as new Dean Academic Affairs of University of Kashmir.
Prof Wani has served the varsity in various capacities before he was appointed Dean Academics Affairs. He has served as Head Department of History, Dean Social Sciences, Chief Warden, member of Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), president Medieval Indian Section, Indian History Congress, coordinator UGC, and SAP coordinator J&K SET.
Prof Wani is the author of well received work ‘Islam in Kashmir’. “Besides he has done pioneering research in situating Kashmir history in the context of neighboring world. He has also applied the concept of micro history and non-conventional sources for heritage studies of Kashmir,” a KU handout said.
He was also the president of Kashmir University Teachers Association (KUTA) and worked actively for promoting the academic excellence of the university.
While taking the charge as Dean Academic Affairs, Prof Wani said, “I will work to carry forward the rich legacy bequeathed to me by my illustrious predecessors and try to the best of my capacity to promote academic excellence of the university, besides making it student-friendly,” according to the handout.