Srinagar: Professor Javed Musarrat, Dean Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who is the Chancellor of the University, issued the orders to this effect today, an official spokesman said here today.
The appointment has been made on the basis of the recommendations of the Search Committee headed by Prof Amitabh Matoo, Advisor to the Chief Minister.
The appointment has been made for a period of five years from the date Musarrat assumes office.
Born in 1960, Musarrat is presently Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Chairman of Department of Agricultural Microbiology, AMU.
Author of several books and hundreds of international publications, Mussarat has served in the United States as Visiting Scientist, Michigan State University and Visiting Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, Columbus.
He was also the Chair Professor, DNA Research Chair, King Saud University, Riyadh.
He has also received several awards and is a member of various editorial boards of Scientific Journals. (PTI)