Jammu: To speed up the work for setting
up of Central University Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir government
has granted 188 acres of land to the varsity in Ganderbal
district of the Kashmir Valley.
The state cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief
Minister Omar Abdullah yesterday approved transfer of state
land measuring 1501 kanals and 05 marlas (188 acres) of land
situated in villages Kurhama, Tulmulla and Zarigund of
district Ganderbal in favour of Jammu and Kashmir Higher
Education Department for construction and establishment of
Central University Kashmir.
Ganderbal is the Assembly constituency of the Chief
Minister Omar Abdullah.
"Now that the state government has granted us the
land, the work for construction would start and structural
designs and drawings will be prepared," officials of the
Two Central universities were granted to Kashmir
and Jammu regions by the Central government. While Central
University Kashmir started its operation last year, Central
University Jammu is yet to start its work as President of
India has recently approved the name of Prof Amitabh Mattoo as
its new Vice Chancellor.
Prof Mattoo, who is Head of Department at Strategic
Studies and School of Asian Studies, has also worked as
Vice Chancellor of Jammu University.