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SRINAGAR, JULY 02:  Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor University of Kashmir met Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor of the University, at Raj Bhavan today and briefed him about various issues of academic and administrative importance relating to the University.

Governor congratulated the Vice Chancellor on the University obtaining A+ accreditation Grade from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Besides, the Governor advised Prof. Ahmad to bring examination reforms on priority basis, restore the academic schedule and ensure more productive academic and research activities. VC informed Governor that in order to streamline the academic calendar and to ensure timely admission of students to various Post Graduate programmes, the admission test will be held twice in a year till the academic schedule is restored. He further informed that various innovative measures are also underway to make examination services more efficient. Governor urged VC to ensure that examination sub offices for Ladakh region are made to work efficiently.

VC briefed Governor on major international collaborative research projects earned by the University with countries viz US, Canada, Finland and Germany in areas such as biodiversity, plate tectonics, geology and climate change.

Meanwhile, Prof. Mushtaq A. Siddiqi, Vice Chancellor, Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) met Governor Satya Pal Malik.

Prof. Siddiqi briefed Governor about various issues relating to the academic and administrative importance and the initiatives undertaken by the University to develop it as a centre of quality teaching and research activities.

Governor emphasized that the educational interest of the entire student community should be promoted and safeguarded by adoption of various innovative and reformative measures.

Governor congratulated the IUST for being included by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland in its global project on Reassessment of World Swallowtail Butterflies.

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