Prof. Amitabh Mattoo joined as Vice Chancellor Central University Jammu “Will Reach Jammu in next few days” Jammu, December 31 : Prof. Amitabh Mattoo today formally joined as the first Vice Chancellor of the Central University Jammu.
Prof. Amitabh Mattoo , member PM,s National Knowledge Commission and former Vice Chancellor University of Jammu was recently appointed as the first Vice Chancellor of the Central University Jammu today submitted his joining to Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry in New Delhi.
Prof. Mattoo will reach Jammu with in few days after consulting Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh , Union HRD Minister Dr Kapil Sibhal and other officials of HRD ministry.
Amitabh Mattoo is currently professor of Disarmament studies at the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), School of International Studies. His teaching and research interests include issues of international security, India’s foreign policy, and arms control and disarmament. Mattoo has been visiting Professor at the Centre for International Security and Cooperation at
Stanford University, at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace Studies
, the University of Notre Dame, and at the Program on Arms Control,
Disarmament and International Security at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign and at the Maison des Sciences de’Lomme at Paris.
He has published ten books (on nuclear issues, foreign policy and
international relations), and more than fifty research articles
(including in leading journals like Survival and Asian Survey). He
writes regularly for Indian newspapers, including The Telegraph and
The Hindu and is a commentator on television.
Prof. Mattoo was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jammu from
November 2002 until December 2008. He was the youngest person to serve
on that position. He concurrently served as a Member of the National
Knowledge Commission, a high-level advisory group to the Prime
Minister of India. A member of the Governing council of the Pugwash
Conferences on Science and World Affairs, the Nobel Prize winning NGO
which campaigns for global disarmament, he is currently President of
the Indian Association of International Studies. Prof. Mattoo has been
a member of India’s National Security Council’s Advisory Board and was
also a member of the task force constituted by Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh on Global Strategic Developments. The Task Force examined
various aspects of global trends in strategic affairs and their
implications for India.
Prof. Mattoo is a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the
Indian Council for Cultural Relations and is an Honorary Professor at
the Islamic University of Science and Technology, Avantipura, Jammu
and Kashmir. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies serves on the research
Committee of the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses and is a
member of the Executive Council of the Central University of
Karnataka. He is also a Director of the India-Afghanistan Foundation
(established by the governments of India and Afghanistan). Prof.
Mattoo has served on the Governing Council of the Nuclear Science
Centre and has been a member of the Standing Committee of the
Association of Indian Universities.
Recognizing his contribution to education and public life, the
President of India honoured Professor Mattoo on the occasion of the
Republic Day (2008) with the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest
civilian awards. Professor Amitabh Mattoo was awarded the Qimpro
Platinum Standard Award (2008) and was recognized as a National
Statesman for his work in the field of education along with Mr. Anand
Mahindra who was awarded for his leadership in business.
Meanwhile Prof. Amitabh Mattoo has extended New Year greetings to the
people of Jammu and Kashmir and have expressed hope that Jammu and
Kashmir state will witness a phase of peace and prosperity in coming