Dr Balkhi Appointed as SKUAST’s Dean Fisheries

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SRINAGAR – Dr.Syed Masood-ul-Hassan Balkhi (Chief Scientist) has been appointed as Dean, Faculty of Fisheries for another term of 5 years in the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir.

Dr.Balkhi was made (Founder) Dean of the Faculty of Fisheries in December 2005 by His Excellency-the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir State.

The post being substantive now ,it was advertised at National level in May, 2012 and the interviews were conducted in September, 2012 by the selection committee comprising 5 members including Vice-Chancellor SKUAST, three other Vice-Chancellors from outside the state and Commissioner/Secretary Agriculture Production from Govt of Jammu & Kashmir. Dr.Balkhi carries with him more than 20 years of administrative and other relevant experience for the post .Some of his

milestone achievements are the establishment of Faculty of Fisheries in J&K (Ist & the only Faculty in India with Hill/Coldwater Fisheries), starting of Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral degree programmes in Fisheries Sciences, winning of various externally funded projects for research & development (infra-structure/human resource).

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