Valley News Desk

Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University organized a get together to Honor the outgoing Vice Chancellor Prof. Javed Musarrat who has completed his 5 years of tenure on 28-10-2020. Speaking on the occasion Prof. Musarrat said that he joined BGSBU on October 28, 2015, with the mission to enhance the visibility of BGSB University as one of the leading teaching and research universities in pursuit of excellence.

He mentioned that one of the most challenging tasks for him was to establish three nursing colleges of BGSBU at BGSBU campus Rajouri, Jammu and Kishtawar .

He said that all the three Nursing Colleges have been established in a stipulated time frame and will be producing the first batch of highly qualified and well trained nurses this year.

He said that he is grateful to almighty Allah for providing him the opportunity to serve the wonderful people of this sacred land, blessed with sanctification of the great saint Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah (R.A). Prof. Musarrat thanked the commitment and selfless participatory role of faculty, staff and students in raising the academic bar of the university. He said that he believes in mutual respect and universal brotherhood and worked to build a vibrant ecosystem where ideas flourish to empower future generations.

It is pertinent to mention that during the tenure of Prof. Javed Musarrat the University has introduced twenty new courses, besides starting M.Phil. And P.hD. in all departments.

Six new departments have been established, gross enrollment ratio has been increased and a research grant of more than 3.5 crores has been received by the faculty members from various national and international research agencies. Further, the University received a grant of 12.1 crore from National Projects Implementation Unit, MHRD under its Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP-III) funded jointly by World Bank and MHRD for academic and infrastructure development of School of Engineering & Technology (SoET). Moreover, nine developmental projects notably State of Art central Library, Bio Sciences Block, Centre for Hospitality and Tourism building, Mathematics Block , Girls hostel and Scholars hostel have been completed and many new facilities have been developed to cater the growing needs of academics and research.

NAAC Accreditation of BGSBU for the first time has been the most significant achievement. Further The Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) Rajouri has been placed in band ‘A’ in the category of Government and Government aided Universities in Atal ranking ARIIA 2020.

Earlier Prof. Iqbal Parwez , Dean Academic Affairs , delivered the welcome address.In his address Prof. Iqbal said in the tenure of Prof. Mussarat the University has achieved many milestones in academics, research and Infrastructure. Prof. Iqbal mentioned that under the magnanimous leadership of Prof. Javed Musarrat the University has been transformed from a teaching to a teaching and research University and has gained a significant visibility in national and international forums. Those who spoke on the occasion included Prof. G. Malik, Dean of Students, Prof. Naseem Ahmed, Dean Management Studies, Prof,. Asif Hussain, Dean, School of Engineering and Technology, Mohd Ishaq, Registrar of the University, Dr. Zaheer Abss, Head Department of Mathematics and Dr. Manzar Alam, Assistant Professor, Department of Arabic. Speakers complemented the Vice chancellor for upholding highest ethical standards, integrity, and professionalism, and remain committed to transparency and accountability. All the Speakers thanked the Vice Chancellor for his commitment towards academic freedom, equality, cultural diversity, integrity, respect for others and sustainable development of the University.

Those who were present on the occasion included Directors of various Centres , Heads of various Departments, Deputy Registrar Establishment, Deputy Controller of Examination, Deputy Registrar Finance, Deputy Director sports and Physical Education , Executive Engineer , Arboriculturist , faculty members of various departments and members of Non teaching and ministerial staff.

Misleading News is being circulated in the media related to absence of teaching and non teaching staff during the event which is totally false and baseless. The event marked the representation of all members of the BGSBU fraternity across all ranks and files.