SRINAGAR — Dr Aijaz Ahmad Wani has been appointed as the new Director of South Campus of Kashmir University.
An order to this effect was issued under No. F(I/C Director-SC/Admn/TW/20; Dated: March 03, 2020, by the University.
According to a press release issued by the University, Dr Aijaz, an Associate Professor in the Post Graduate Department of Botany, University of Kashmir has earlier served as the Deputy Chief Proctor University of Kashmir, besides being a member of several committees.
He has done his M.Sc. and PhD in Botany from Aligarh Muslim University and was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Botany at the University of Kashmir in 2003.
Dr Wani has teaching and research experience of 16 years at the PG level. With a specialization in Genetics and the Breeding of crop plants, Dr Wani has more than 70 publications in National and International Journals.
He has also published a book on Chromosome Structure and Aberrations published by Springer in 2016 besides several book chapters.
His significant contributions in the field of research are the Development of the Germplasm Repository and the first Mapping Population of Apple in Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr Wani is the recipient of a distinguished scientist award for his contribution and achievements in the field of Cytogenetics & Breeding from the Centre for Advanced Research and Design, Venus Internal Foundation in 2016.