CUK-Sydney University to Set Up Research Centre in Heritage Management

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Professor of Silk Route Studies, Sydney University, Prof Allison Betts speaking during the program.
Professor of Silk Route Studies, Sydney University, Prof Allison Betts speaking during the program.

Central University of Kashmir Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mehraj ud Din Mir Wednesday said the varsity is going to have collaboration with the University of Sydney and will soon establish a Centre for Research in Heritage Management with it.

“In this Centre, we will be able to address and attend to the issues related to the Heritage and History of the State,” Prof Mehraj ud Din said while addressing the Kehwa Talk on “Rediscovering Kashmir’s Past” organized by Centre for Research and Development Policy (CRDP) in collaboration with the Central University of Kashmir at its Nowgam-I academic block.

Prof Mehraj ud Din said the University would in near future explore the possibilities of starting the departments of Geology, archaeology, geography and disaster management, a statement issued here said.

Prof Mehraj ud Din Mir said that it was a very important issue which has been deliberated by the experts and stalwarts who have done commendable contribution in their respective careers.  He thanked Kehwa talk for organizing the lecture and panel discussion on “Rediscovering Kashmir’s Past”.

Prof Mehraj ud Din said the CUK faculty and students are also doing commendable contribution and can add more colour to Kehwa talks after entering into collaboration with it.

Prof Mehraj said he is impressed with the work of Centre for Research and Development Policy, especially its program Kehwa Talk. CUK would like to have close cooperation and collaboration with CRDP’s Kehwa Talk program, he added.

Appreciating CRDP director Dr Suhail work, Vice-chancellor congratulated him for conducting knowledge production initiatives and requested him to hold more such sessions in CUK.

Dr Peer GN Suhail, who moderated the session, said CRDP was established to produce knowledge and provide spaces for knowledge exchange. “While we conduct cross disciplinary research, we also provide platform for budding scholars, as well exposure to young students through our programs, including Kehwa Talk,” he said.

Professor of Silk Route Studies, Sydney University, Prof Allison Betts, and researcher with CRDP, Dr Mushtaq Yatoo made detailed presentations which were followed by question answer session.

Professor of Silk Route Studies, Sydney University, Prof Allison Betts, INTACH Head J&K Chapter, Saleem Beigh, former Professor in Central Asian Studies, University of Kashmir, Prof Gulshan Majeed,  researcher with CRDP, Dr Mushtaq Yatoo and CRDP director Dr Suhail, Deans of various Schools, Heads and Coordinators of different departments, Registrar Prof Muhammad Afzal Zargar, former Public Service Commission chairman, Mohammad Shafi Pandit, Editor Rising Kashmir Dr Shuja’at Bukhari, faculty members and students were also present on the occasion.

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