Keen to shift academic activities of CUK to Ganderbal campus: VC

Srinagar: Central University of Kashmir’s officiating vice-chancellor, Prof Mehraj-ud-din has said that he was keen to shift the academic activities of the varsity to the Ganderbal campus after assurance by chief minister of providing additional land for its construction.
A spokesman of the university said that the 16th University Building Committee (UBC) meeting was Sunday held at Sonwar administrative campus here which was chaired by the VC.
Prof. Mehraj-ud-din, while welcoming the participants, divulged about the progress made by the university on the academic and administrative front. He said the University has introduced new courses and is marching ahead on the academic front.
He informed the participants about the visit of the chief minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and the education minister, Naeem Akhter to the designated campus at Ganderbal and the subsequent assurance of the state government about providing additional land to the University for some construction.
He said the university was keen to shift the academic activities to the already designated campus.
Registrar, Prof Muhammad Afzal Zargar said the university was in constant touch with the government vis-à-vis acquiring of the additional land. The land would be utilized for immediate construction once the university gets its possession, he added.
Various other important decisions with regard to the campus development were taken during the meeting.
The members also recommended to immediately convene meetings of the monitoring committee, a sub-committee to oversee the progress of the ongoing work and suggest measures to overcome the difficulties if any confronting the mega project.