CUK shifts, settles at CMO office G’bl

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GANDERBAL: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) on Saturday started shifting to Ganderbal by taking the possession of the newly constructed building of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO).
Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mehraj ud Din Mir, MLA Ganderbal, Ishfaq Jabbar, Registrar, Prof M Afzal Zargar, Finance Officer, Bashir Ahmad Haji, Additional District Commissioner, Ganderbal, Shahnawaz Bukhari, deans of schools and other key functionaries of the varsity were also present on the occasion.
The university had earlier established its fifth campus at the erstwhile Physical Education College wherein M.Ped programme and some skill development programmes are already being offered.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mehraj ud Din Mir said, “The shifting of the university has started from this humble beginning and all the units of administration and the departments shall be shifted as and when the buildings are handed over by the district administration to the Central University.”
Mir further said that the university was also trying to hire buildings at district Ganderbal in this endeavour, for which applications have already been sought, through advertisements. He impressed upon the university administration to explore providing basic facilities including transport to the students, faculty members and other staff.
MLA Ganderbal, Ishfaq Jabbar welcomed the university officials to Ganderbal and assured all the support. He further assured the university that all the proposals regarding the development of Old Physical Education College, for the better utilisation of CUK would be taken up at all the quarters of the state government.
Registrar, Prof M Afzal Zargar, said that the university was awaiting the visit of the Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) constituted by the Ministry for Human Resource Development (MHRD) to assess the construction work of the university at designated campus of the university.