STATE TIMES NEWS RAJOURI: Under the leadership of Prof. Javed Musarrat, Vice Chancellor , Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri ,The School of Engineering and Technology has undergone profound changes interms of acdemics and infrastructure. Lot of infrastructural changes have been made and various laboratories have been upgraded with state-of-the-art equipment to keep SOET abreast with industry demands. This has been made possible with a grant of Rs.12 crore grant sanctioned to Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University by World Bank and MHRD under TEQIP- III programme. It is pertinent to mention that the Department of Civil Engineering has recently acquired Universal Testing Machine which is the first of its kind in the entire Jammu] and Kashmir. In order to boost consultancy and to further enhance academic excellence, the Vice Chancellor of BGSBU Prof. Javed Musarrat has appointed Prof. Asif Husain as Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean and Principal of SOET.Prof. Asif has Graduated in Civil Engineering from Jamia Milia Islamia and Obtained M.Tech. in Structural Engineering from AMU. He has done his Doctorate from IIT – Delhi. Prof. Asif has more than two decades of experience at his back and has significant contribution in Research and Academics. He has guided around 12 M.Tech and Ph.D students, has more then 50 Publications in Journals of National and International Repute. Prof. Asif has extensive Administrative & consultancy experiences and has worked as structural consultant with JMI, DDA, PWD, CPWD, MCD, Irrigation & Flood Control, Kendrya Vidhalya and UPSIDA etc and other private & Government construction agencies. Prof. Asif carries on his back huge international exposure in academics, research and consultancy.Prof. Asif has an impeccable reputation as an academician and Industrial Consultant. It is hoped that his new stint in BGSBU will turn a new leaf in the annals of the school of Engineering and Technology and will take it to the next level of academic excellence. Prof. M. Asghar who was holding additional charge of Principal and Dean of SOET will continue as Dean, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Dean, School of Material sciences and Nanotechnology.
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