KU faculty members invited by prestigious universities in Europe & Australia

SRINAGAR: Two faculty members of the Centre of Central Asian Studies (CCAS), University of Kashmir, have been invited as Visiting Academics by two prestigious universities in Europe and Australia.

Dr Mumtaz Ahmad Yatoo, Assistant Professor at CCAS has been invited by the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI), within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia from May 19 to June 18, 2019, KU said in a statement issued here.

During the affiliation, Dr Yatoo will present lectures, engage with students and discuss current research, develop new research proposals and publications with Professor Alison Betts, current research collaborator in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Another faculty member Dr Mohammad Ajmal Shah, Assistant Professor-cum-Curator, at CCAS has been invited by EPHE, PSL Research University, Paris, France as visiting Professor.

Dr Ajmal Shah will deliver lectures on Himalayan Culture and Archaeology with special reference to Kashmir and Silk Route studies. He will also discuss the current status of archaeological research in Himalayan region and its implications on Central Asian Cultural research and archaeology.

Meanwhile, Vice Chancellor KU Prof Talat Ahmad while congratulating the young faculty members said the duo has brought laurels to this institution and this will keep on inspiring the other faculty members, scholars and students.

Director CCAS Prof G N Khaki while commenting on this said, “This is a proud moment for the Centre. It is through these young dynamic faculty members that Centre is gaining representation at prestigious universities of the world.”