Prof Nilofar Khan appointed as first woman VC of Kashmir University

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday appointed Prof Neelofer Khan, professor department of Home Science, as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kashmir.

“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 Lieutenant Governor’s Secretariat said this afternoon. It said that the terms and conditions will be notified separately.

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Significantly, Prof Nilofer Khan is the first woman to be appointed at the premiere institution.

She will replace earth-scientist Prof Talat Ahmad whose three-year term ended in August 2021.