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Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora, Jammu and Kashmir
Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora, Jammu and Kashmir
Address:Campus: One University Avenue, Pulwama
Jammu and Kashmir, IndiaPin Code : 192122
Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora Jammu and Kashmir is a University recognised by UGC. Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora Jammu and Kashmir was established on / in 2005.
Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora Jammu and Kashmir is situated in Awantipora of Jammu and Kashmir state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Website of Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora Jammu and Kashmir is http://www.islamicuniversity.edu.in/.
Vice Chancellor : earlier Professor Siddiq Wahid, now Prof. A. R. TRAG, PhD.
Contact Details of Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora Jammu and Kashmir are : Phone: + 91 - 1933 - 247954 / 247955
P.O.Box-1418, General Post Office
Srinagar - 190001, Jammu & Kashmir
Profile of Islamic University of Science and TechnologyHistory and Governance
The Islamic University of Science and Technology was established by an Act of the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislative Assembly in November 2005. The Chancellor of the University is the Chief Minister, ex officio of the State, and its Board is the Board of Directors, ex officio, of the J&K Muslim Wakf Board. The apex executive authority of the University is its Executive Council, chaired by the Vice Chancellor. Its flat administrative structure comprises of four key executive departments consisting of the Office of the Vice Chancellor, the Office of the Finance Officer, the Office of the Registrar, the Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs and the Department of Estates. These units report directly to the Vice Chancellor.
The Islamic University of Science and Technology is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and its specified courses are approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). It is a member of the Association of Indian Universities. During the academic year 2009â€“10, the University anticipates an enrollment of around 1,400 students. Currently, most students are from the Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Ladakh, but we expect to have a more varied student demographic in the coming years.
Social responsibility is an integral part of the culture and ethos of our University. We interact closely with the local Rotary Club and other organisations that have a social agenda. We regularly host events such as farmersâ€™ awareness camps, health awareness programmes and community workshops to inculcate a sense of civic consciousness and duty amongst students.
The Islamic University of Science & Technology is located in the medieval town of Awantipora in South Kashmir, a 35-minute drive from Dalgate in Srinagar. Spread across 25 acres, just south of the famed saffron fields of Pampore, the picturesque campus has the Himalayan mountain range on one side and the Jhelum river on the other. The spectacular geography of the area is also the cultural crucible that has cradled three major religions â€“ Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. The University recognizes its responsibility to further this legacy by nurturing a spirit of dialogue and understanding within its community of learners.
Future Architectural Plan
The Governing Board of the University was given an initial presentation of the architectural plans in April 2007. It is estimated that the implementation of this plan will take three to five years to complete at a total project cost of Rs. 150 -200 crores. The University is currently in the process of sourcing funds to begin construction and has appointed a core fund-raising committee to initiate this effort. The plan will be implemented in a phased manner, so that construction activity does not interfere with the normal day-to-day functioning of the University. The completed project will include a state-of-the-art library, a multi-functional auditorium for 600 students, a mosque, hostels, housing units for faculty and administrative staff, a printing press, canteen, gymnasium and an amphitheatre, apart from all the usual facilities such as classrooms, lecture halls and a sports complex. The University will also have a medical centre and a health club. The architectural plan conforms to the Universityâ€™s vision to create a garden of dialogue on campus. Students and teachers from different disciplines are given spaces to interact, constantly exchange ideas and make the University a dynamic place for inquiry and learning.
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India needs change in approach in dealing PoK: ExpertsThe experts on Pakistan blame India of handling the issue related to the territory which is under Pakistan occupation with apologetic approach and lack of understanding of the strategic importance of the areas like Gilgit and Baltistan.
Captain Alok Bansal, Security analyst and expert on the PoK and Gilgit and Baltistan says, The strategic importance of Jammu and Kashmir emanates from the Gilgit and Baltistan, not the Valley and Jammu either.
Professor Siddiq Wahid, historian and former Vice-Chancellor, Kashmir Islamic University, Srinagar says, It took us 60 years to know that there is Gilgit-Baltistan too. It not only highlights the lack of priority given to the issue of the Indian territory under Pakistan occupation. Most of the experts believe that the discussions primarily talk of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and this has never been on the status of the Gilgit and Baltistan which is around six times the area of Azad Kashmir which is 13, 297 sq. km.
Mumtaz Khan, Executive director of International Center for Peace and Democracy, Canada points to a different kind of game plan. He says, Democracy in Azad Jammu and Kashmir is only for the parties which favour the Pakistani ideology of exploiting these areas of JandK. India has adopted an apologetic attitude. Mumtaz belongs to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and is currently based in Canada.
Another issue which has come to the fore in the recent times is the conspicuous presence of Chinese troops in these areas and according to Mumtaz Khan it is all being done under a long term plan. He says, Pakistan is getting unstable and if this leads to disintegration India will be the inheritor of these areas and to keep any such possibility at bay Pakistanis are negotiating and trying to increase the Chinese presence in these areas.
Senge Sering, President, Institute for Gilgit and Baltistan Studies, Washington DC says, Pakistan has adopted policies to change the demography and for this it has passed an ordinance that anybody from other parts of Pakistan who agrees to take up job in Gilgit and Baltistan will be paid double the normal salary. Senge Sering added, Political representatives from Gilgit Baltistan should be given the chance to represent themselves in the Kashmir Assembly where more than 22 seats lie vacant and reserved for the representatives of the people of Gilgit Baltistan.
The area of JandK under the control of Pakistan sizes up to approximately 85,793 sq km and was further divided in 1970 into two separate administrative divisions, namely, Mirpur-Muzaffarabad (commonly referred to as Azad Jammu and Kashmir, AJK, by Pakistan) and the Federally Administered Gilgit-Baltistan. It was way back in 1963 that Pakistan had illegally ceded a huge portion of territory of the Shaksgam Valley of PoK, which is 5,180 sq km to China in a border agreement of 1963. Gilgit and Baltistan covers an area of 72,971 Sq. km. Gilgit Baltistan is rich in Uranium, Gold and Copper.
Pakistan is indulging in demographic engineering says, Captain Alok Bansal and as a result large scale influx of people belonging to FATA, North West Frontier Province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is taking place and the business is being occupied by them.
According to these experts, there is a need of increasing the people-to-people contact. Professor Siddiq Wahid says, Borders should be opened and trade be promoted. This will let the people from that side come and see the kind of life people have on this side, in India.
Also, these experts believe that India needs to put its case emphatically on Gilgit and Baltistan before the world community and diplomats. Gilgit and Baltistan has borders with Afghanistan in its northwest, Xinjiang Province of China to its east and northeast, Azad Jammu and Kashmir under control of Pakistan to the southwest, and a 480 km-long Line of Control (LoC) running alongside India in the southeast. Thus one can easily realize the strategic importance of the Gilgit and Baltistan with it connecting parts of West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia and China.
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