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Vice Chancellor IUST, Prof Shakil Ahmad Romshoo conferred with Mahatma Gandhi Seva Puraskar
IUST hosts Himalayan Meet of Astronomers 2023

Awantipora, September 25 (Scoop News)-Gandhi Global Family today conferred Mahatma Gandhi Seva Puraskar Award, on Prof Shakil Ahmad Romshoo for his outstanding contribution towards nation in the sphere of academics.

Padma Shri, Dr S P Varma, President, Gandhi Global Family said that IUST under the leadership of Prof Shakil Ahmad Romshoo has emerged conspicuous on the educational landscape of the Country. He commended the University’s efforts and initiatives in the sphere of promotion of Innovation, entrepreneurship, skilling, peace and culture studies, and outreach activities. He said that the idea of empowering the youth through skilling and capacity building is aligned with the Gandhian Philosophy and said that a system of education rooted in our culture as is manifest in the NEP 2020 has answers for many of our problems. He congratulated Prof Romshoo in taking the lead in NEP implementation.

Prof Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, expressed gratitude to the Gandhi Global Family for the award and said that IUST is conscious of its responsibility towards the Community at large. He said that under the outreach initiatives, IUST engages with the local community especially the disadvantaged sections of the society so as to contribute to their upliftment. He said that for the progress and transformation of the Country during the Amritkal, educational Institutions have an important role to play in the manner of focused research on providing actionable solutions to the problems facing society. The function was attended among others by Dr Mohammad Matoo, Representative of Gandhi King Foundation, Mr Noor Mohammad Wani, Advisor Gandhi Global Family, Hamid Ullah Hamid Founder Chairman, Kashmir Welfare Centre, Registrar IUST, Dean Students IUST, Finance Officer, Director CIED, Head Centre for International Relations and other faculty members.

IUST hosts Himalayan Meet of Astronomers 2023

Prof Shakil Ahmad Romshoo , Vice chancellor Islamic University of Science and Technology inaugurated Himalayan Meet of Astronomers, at IUST. The two-day programme being jointly organized by IUST and Kashmir University in collaboration with Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, IUCAA, Pune and Central University of Himachal Pradesh aims to bring researchers from Northern India together to discuss the recent developments, opportunities and challenges in the field of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Shakil Ahmad Romshoo complimented the organizers and said that collaboration among scientists paves the way for cutting edge research. He said Chandriyan 2 and Aditya Programmes are a testament of India’s accomplishments in Space sciences and engineering.

Dean Academic Affairs, Prof Manzoor Ahmad Malik, said that science is committed to unravelling the mysteries of space. He said exploring space is a daunting but exciting task. Prof Naseer Iqbal said that the workshop would provide an opportunity to the Scientists and Scholars to share their research outcomes and explore potential for collaborations.

Head Department of Physics IUST, Dr. Niyaz Ahmad Rather briefed the participants about the research being undertaken at Physics Department IUST. Prof Ranjeev Mishra, Coordinator HMA, IUCAA discussed IUCAA’s role in promoting Astronomy and Astrophysics in India.

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