Eminent social scientist Punjabi appointed Kashmir varsity VC

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New Delhi, Dec 29 (UNI) Noted social scientist Riaz Punjabi was today appointed the Vice Chancellor of the Kashmir University.

His name was approved by a panel of experts, headed by former Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Mehmoodur Rehman. Later, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen (Retd) S K Sinha put his approval on Prof Punjabi's name in his capacity as the Chancellor of the University.

Prof Punjabi is currently serving as a professor in the Social Science faculty of the Jawaharlal Nehru University. He was also associated with the Jamia Millia University.

Prof Punjabi, who did his doctorate in law from the AMU, was Dean in the Kashmir university before migrating to Delhi in early 1990s. He is also associated with several Non-governmental Organisations(NGOs), which espoused socio-cultural problems of the people of the Jammu and Kashmir. He had been regularly attending meetings of the UN Human Right Commission in Geneva for the past fifteen years.

Prof Punjabi will join the office in January.


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