SRINAGAR: Professor M Y Ganai from Kashmir University’s Department of History is the varsity’s new Dean of Social Sciences. An order to his effect was issued by the Assistant Registrar Administration (Teaching Wing) on the Directions of the Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir.
A renowned historian, Prof. Ganai has around 35 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 70 papers in reputed national and international journals. He has authored a book titled Kashmir’s Struggle for Independence (1931-1938
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.
“A researcher of international standing, Prof Ganie has an excellent track record in securing external research funding and has worked as an academician and administrator
“Ganie is an enthusiastic advocate for lifting the profile of our teaching and research activities and has a clear vision for shaping a forward-looking faculty. I look forward to seeing Ganie continue to contribute to the future success of academia and the broader University,” added a professor close.
In acknowledging his appointment, Prof M Y Ganie said, “I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to lead this diverse and successful faculty in a situation when massive challenges are around”