Prof Nilofer Khan becomes first woman to head Kashmir University

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Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today  appointed Prof Nilofer Khan, professor department of Home Science, as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kashmir.

Khan is the first woman to be appointed at KU.

“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 reads.

It further reads that the terms and conditions will be notified separately.

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

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