KU gets first woman VC in Prof Nilofer Khan
Srinagar: Professor Nilofar Khan, has been appointed as the first woman Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kashmir, officials said on Thursday.
The order of appointment was issued by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha in his capacity of being the Chancellor of the university.
“In exercise of the powers vested in me under Section 12 of the Kashmir and Jammu Universities Act, 1969, I Manoj Sinha,Chancellor, University of Kashmir, hereby appoint Professor Nilofer Khan, Professor, Department of Home Sciences, University of Kashmir, as Vice Chancellor of the University of Kashmir for a period of three (03) years with effect from the date she takes over the charge,” a communication issued by the LG’s Secretariat said this afternoon. It said that the terms and conditions will be notified separately.
Khan, who is currently working as Professor in the Department of Home Science, is likely to take over as the Vice-Chancellor of the university on Saturday. She will be replacing Professor Talat Ahmad, who completed his second tenure as VC of the university which began in August 2018.
Professor Khan, who had the distinction of being the first woman to be appointed as Dean Student Welfare at the university few years ago, has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor for a three year term.
Besides having been Registrar, Professor Khan has also held the post of Dean College Development Council.