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Vice Chancellor's Message


Ours is a multi-campus and multidisciplinary University. With modern and vibrant inspirational learning, demand driven research and effective outreach activities by highly learned professional faculty and staff producing excellent human resource and innovative technologies and providing effective extension services for improving food and livelihood security in this mountainous region. There is no doubt that SKUAST-K has grown faster in recent years and is fully supporting agriculture and allied sectors in the state to develop its agricultural economy but under changing climate scenario, growing population,  shrinking land and water resources, fulfilling growing food demand is challenging for the agricultural scientists. The interdisciplinary research and interactive learning on the foundation of ethical, environmental and moral values with boosting research culture and innovative skills among students and researchers have opened up several options and University is putting immense efforts in developing innovative region specific technologies, breeds and varieties besides skilled human resource for meeting the challenges. The Krishi Vigyan Kendras in all the districts are working in close coordination with farming community giving practical demonstrations of newer technologies for their well being. Sincerely we believe that the collaborative work with structured training programmes with soft-skills will meet the aspirations of all the stakeholders.

As University is making admission to UG and PG programmes, my warm welcome to all the students joining this University and assure them of state-of-art learning and research environment for their overall development. As Vice-Chancellor, I thank Almighty Allah for bestowing me with the responsibility of leading this Institution and I hope with the support of all staff and students we will strive to make SKUAST-Kashmir a leading University in the country.