Srinagar, April 30: Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof. Talat Ahmad today chaired the 1st meeting of newly constituted University Research Council of KU which was held at administration block of the Varsity.
While chairing the meeting Prof Talat impressed upon all the stakeholders to join hands to make the University a premier institution of teaching, learning, research innovation and extension.
He emphasised on meaningful academic linkages and collaborations across various disciplines to take research to next level.
Besides Deans of various schools of KU, Heads of the Departments and other faculty members the meeting was also attended by, Prof. Ved Prakash, (Former Chairman, UGC), Prof. Mohammad Zahid Ashraf, Deptt. of Biotechnology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Mr. Aijaz Altaf Andrabi, Director, Agriculture, Kashmir Division and Dr. Samia Rashid, Principal, GMC, Srinagar.
During the meeting Prof. Zafar A. Reshi, Dean Research University of Kashmir gave a power point presentation detailing research programmes offered by the University, research projects currently in operation and future research plans etc.
Among other recommendations, the University Research Council endorsed various proposals for consideration by the statutory bodies which include Establishment of Centre for Advance Instrumentation, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovations, Adoption of UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) Regulations-2018 , Guidelines for Consultancy Projects and Research Policy.