Dr. Talat named new VC of Kashmir University

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Srinagar: Dr. Talat Ahmad, a professor at the department of Geology in Delhi University, has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor (VC) of University of Kashmir.
A communiqué from the state Governor’s office Tuesday said the new VC is expected to take charge of the post early next week. He will be replacing Riyaz Punjabi, who had completed his tenure on January 6, and was, since then, awaiting the appointment of his successor, the communiqué said.
 “Governor N N Vohra, who is also the Chancellor of the University, has in consultation with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is Pro-Chancellor of the University, appointed Dr Talat Ahmad, originally hailing from Bihar, from among a panel of three persons recommended in early April 2011 by a Search Committee,” it said.
 The search committee was chaired by former Ambassador to USA, Dr. Abid Hussain and comprised South Asian University CEO Prof G K Chadha and eminent scientist Prof S Sayed E Hasnain.

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