SRINAGAR: Professor M Y Ganai from Kashmir University’s Department of History is the varsity’s new Dean of Social Sciences from March 1, 2021. An order to his effect was issued by the Deputy Registrar Administration (Teaching Wing) on February 27, 2021.
A renowned historian, Prof. Ganai has around 30 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience. Since 2018, he has held the chair of Director at the Institute of Kashmir Studies (IKS), University of Kashmir, where he launched the MA Anthropology Program. He has also served as the Head of the Department of History (2015-18). Prof. Ganai has served as the President, Vice President and General Secretary of the Kashmir University Teachers Association (KUTA) at various periods in the past.
With a specialization in Kashmir’s regional history, Prof. Ganai has published more than 50 papers in reputed national and international journals. He has authored a book titled Kashmir’s Struggle for Independence (1931-1938). He has also edited two volumes, Perspectives on Kashmir in 2019, and Kashmir: Past and Present in 2020. He is on the board of various journals and is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Kashmir Studies published by IKS.
Besides his academic interests, Prof Ganai is also keenly involved in development works and social service, particularly in his native area of Tailwani at Achabal, Anantnag.