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CUK starting Diploma in Urdu Journalism: VC

BA LLB Honours, PG Diploma in Cyber Security and
Cyber Forensics varsity’s new courses

Srinagar, Feb 8: Central Uni￾versity of Kashmir (CUK) Vice
Chancellor Prof Mehrajuddin
Mir Monday said the varsity
was starting new programmes
including B.A LLB Honours,
PG Diploma in Cyber Security
and Cyber Forensics, Diploma
in Urdu Journalism and also
establishing the Department
of Hindi and Centre for PIL and
Legal Aid.
A statement of CUK issued
here said that the admission to
other newly-started postgradu￾ate programmes in Botany and
Chemistry had been done and
Kashmiri was in progress.
“These programmes have
already been approved by the
Academic Council and will be
started from current academic
session,” the statement quoted
Prof Mir as saying while chair￾ing the joint meeting of the
7th Planning and Monitoring
Board (PMB) and 28th Univer￾sity Building Committee (UBC)
at varsity’s green campus in
Ganderbal.
He said the J&K government
had provided an additional 94.6
kanals of land to the university
at Watlar Ganderbal.
“The university has taken
the possession of the land and
the geo-technical investigation
and topographical survey of the
newly allotted chunk of land
will be taken up immediately,”
he said in the statement. “The
land will be utilised for con￾struction of townships includ￾ing hostels for boys and girls,
residential quarters for the staff,
both teaching and administra￾tive and the VC lodge.”
The statement said Prof Mir
thanked LG Manoj Sinha, his
advisors, Divisional Commis￾sioner Kashmir, Deputy Com￾missioner Ganderbal, and the
district administration for their
support and cooperation.
He said the varsity was con￾tinuously pursuing to get the
additional land as assured by
the former chief minister Mufti
Muhammad Sayeed.‌

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