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Dr. Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir, called on governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University, at the Raj Bhavan in Jammu.
According to the spokesman, besides briefing the governor about the examination schedules of the under-graduate courses the, Dr Khurshid informed that, based on the performance in the first phase of Special Assistance Programme (UGC), the Department of Biotechnology had earned the second phase support valuing Rs. 1.30 crore and, besides, the VC had earned a personal research grant of Rs. 1 crore under the SERB programme.
Spokesman further said that Dr Khurshid also informed that Dr. Aejaz A. Wani, a Ramanujan Fellow of the Dept. of Bio-Technology has earned a prestigious -DBT international grant valuing Rs. 3 crore and Dr. Manzoor A Shah, Department of Botany, has won an Indo-US project worth Rs. 1.25 crore.
It is pertinent to mention that, earlier this year, the University had earned extramural support valuing Rs. 5 crore under the “Centre with Potential of Excellence in a Particular Area (CPEPA)”.
While complimenting the VC and his colleagues for securing valuable research grants and proceeding apace in the arena of research the governor reiterated the vital importance of ensuring sustained focus on the conduct of regular studies, timely completion of courses and examinations and every possible step being taken to enable the students to make up for the enormous learning time they have lost since July this year.
Regarding the pace of infrastructural development, Dr Khurshid informed that works worth over Rs. 31 crore had already been contracted out for the renovation of 12 labs, Main Admin Block, Gym cum Hostel, Lab Building and Law faculty.
Governor advised the VC to keep a special watch on the quality of materials used and timely completion o f construction.