KL NEWS NETWORK
Kashmir University teaching faculty Saturday elected its new body for a period of two years. The term of last body had ended on August 26 this year.
Prof Muhammad Hussain was elected as president of Kashmir University Teachers Association (KUTA) while Linguist Dr Musavir Salam was elected as Secretary General. Prof Hussain teaches in the department of law. A total of 283 members cast their vote.
Returning Officer of the election, Prof Muhammad Ayoub said that the election started at 10 in the morning on Saturday and teachers from all campuses viz Hazratbal, North, South, Leh and Kargil.
According to Prof Ayoub, KUTA was formed in 1976. It has around 350 members.
“Most of the teachers from Ladakh were staying in Kashmir this time as their orientation courses were going on,” Prof Ayoub, who is Dean Law, said, however; he added, “we had put in place e-mailing facility for them.” “Teachers who are performing holy pilgrimage of Hajj this time also voted through e-mail.”
Dr Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, who teaches in the department of Islamic Studies is new Vice president while EMMRC’s Tariq Abdullah shall be performing duties of Joint Secretary/Treasurer. More ten members were elected to executive body of KUTA.
Spelling out the responsibility of KUTA, Prof Ayoub said, “KUTA works for the development of academic atmosphere of state.” “Issues of teaching faculty are raised through this forum.”