My Vision and Mission for the University of Kashmir is  to achieve excellence in the interrelated areas of undergraduate education, post-graduate education, research themes and plans and in public services. The university will be uplifted to  provide superior and comprehensive educational opportunities at the baccalaureate through doctoral and special professional educational levels.

The University will be uplifted to contribute towards the advancement of society through research, creative activity, scholarly inquiry and the development and dissemination of new knowledge, including the commercialization of University discoveries. The university will be uplifted to preserve and promote the arts, to create benefits for regional economy, to serve the citizens through public programs and through other public service.

University of Kashmir comprises of a remarkable range of UG, PG, Professional programmes built on strong foundations of liberal arts and sciences. With support and oversight of leading academicians, I will continually emphasise the faculty to innovate education and research to ensure that we meet the needs of our students and an ever-changing world.

To implement the University upliftment plans the strategies that will be followed are as under:

  • To create a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and personal health and well-being.
  • To cultivate a transformative university community committed to (a) attracting and retaining diverse, world-class talent; (b) creating a collaborative environment open to the free exchange of ideas, where research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can flourish; and (c) ensuring individuals can achieve their full potential.
  • To impact society in a transformative way — regionally, nationally, and globally — by engaging with partners outside the traditional borders of the university campus.


The Core Purpose of my plan will be to transform lives of students and scholars for the benefit of society.

Core Values focused will be:

v Learning — Cresting a caring academic community for all of us  i.e students Scholars and teachers  helping one another to grow. 

v Discovery — Expanding knowledge and human understanding. 

v Freedom — To seek the truth and express it. 

v Leadership — The will to excel with integrity and the spirit that nothing is impossible. 

v Individual Opportunity — Many options, diverse people and ideas, one university. 

v Responsibility — To serve as a catalyst for positive change in University and beyond.

Student Honour Code will be:

As a student of the University of Kashmir, all will be guided to abide by the core values of the University and uphold academic integrity.

University Code of Conduct:

I will emphasise that Each member of the University of Kashmir should  uphold the core values through dedication, integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community.

My priorities are:

ü  To meet the changing patterns of research and teaching activities  that result from changes in the size and shape of University that has been achieved during the decade of upliftment

ü  To improve the utilization of space through new buildings designed for flexibility and shared use, and the effective sharing of existing teaching and research facilities

ü  To improve the condition and functional suitability of the estate by re-purposing existing buildings which are vacated when new ones are built

ü  To reduce the running costs and carbon emissions across estate

ü  To enhance interstate, inter-institution, inter-continental collaboration in major and focused theme of research and academics which will uplift the University in general and younger generation in particular under present era of “Ever increasing demand”

ü  In addition to managing our existing infrastructure, there is an ever increasing demand for space because of our growing research activities. We can develop new buildings based on new theme of self-dependence by utilization of research funding.

ü  I will also prioritize to preserve our historical heritage buildings  by undertaking full renovations as well as refurbishments


  • Acting as Head, PG Department of Botany, Dean School of Biological Sciences, Director Centre of Biodiversity and Taxonomy, Controller of Examinations, Dean Research, Coordinator JK SET, UGC CSIR NET has given enough administrative and functional experience to handle important portfolios which are backbone of University functioning.
  • As the founder Director of Directorate of Admissions and Competitive Examinations have strengthened the streamlining of admission of UG/PG and Research programmes in Kashmir University and allied and affiliated colleges and institutions.
  • As Controller of Examinations have played a Key role in organizing two Convocations within a span of one months for distribution of degree and merit certificates to candidates of 9years. During these convocations President of India, Lt. Governor of  J & K, and Advisor to Lt. Governor namely Sh R. R. Bhatnagar along many dignitaries were invited and participated in the same
  • As member of the committee which created open access linkages with many institutions have been instrumental in  giving strength to the University of Kashmir to facilitate conduct of not only its own entrance exams but also to conduct, UGC NET, UGC-CSIR NET, JK SET, KAS, NEET, and entrance for many Universities of north and south India.
  • Getting @6 Collaborative Research project sanctioned under my Principal Investigatorship and run in co-operation with many universities like JNU, Delhi University, Jammu University, Jamia Hamdard, Jamia Millia Islamia, IHBT, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong has given a strength to establish a linkage with reputed labs and scientists which has strengthen my department in general and University of Kashmir in particular for upliftment of research theme and design.
  • The funds that have been generated through these research projects have also facilitated establishmentof  Kashmir University Botanical (KUBG) and High-altitude Botanical Garden at Gulmarg with all facilities like Green house, pothouse, hothouse  poly house etc.. These have in turn facilitated development of Conservation Protocol for RET (Rare, Endangered and threatened) plants. This conservatory establishment has strengthened exchange of resources and sharing of information with both national and international centres like BSI (Botanical Survey of India), NBPGR (National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources), IBPGR (International Board of Plant Genetic Resources), CIMAP (Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants) and CDRI (Central Drug Research Institute). This collaboration has been fruitful for drafting future plans for student and scholar’s upliftment.
  • Acting as Convener of many Science Congresss, many seminars and workshops as well as delivering key note address have been a key step in uplifting the career of many scholars and young budding scientists under the present era of job scarcity and competitive stress
  • Acting as member of project assessment and approval committee of UGC, DST, CSIR has given a strength of acting as mentor of many young teachers of the University and affiliated colleges for sanctioning projects in their favour which in turn has uplifted infrastructure and other technical requirements in such institutions. This plan will in future uplift the whole educational system of J & K.
  • As Pioneering Director of University Landscape Development Division (ULDD) initiated the concept of “Green Campus is Dream Campus” which has resulted in converting many portions in small Cedrus (Deodar) forests. Every year in months of spring season plantation has now become an annual activity of universal importance

Faculty Details

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  • HIndex 27
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Research Papers Published

  • "Inflorescence architecture and staminal movement as contrivance measures in reproductive assurance and survival of Valeriana jatamansi Jones (= Valeriana wallichi)." Current Science, 107(4): 568 -570 {ISSN: 0011-3891} Impact Factor= 0.833
  • "Saffron cultivation in Kashmir valley-Myth and Realities" Science and Culture (Indian Science News Association-ISNA): News, 80(3): 68 -71 {ISSN: 0036-8156} Impact Factor= 0.3
  • "Rheum speciforme Royle (Polygonaceae): A new record to the flora of Kashmir valley, India." National Academy Science Letters, 37(6): 561 -565 {ISSN: 0250-541x} Impact Factor= 0.24
  • "Assessment of threat Status of selected endemic medicinal plants using IUCN regional guidelines: a Case study from Kashmir Himalaya" Journal for Nature Conservation, 10(6): 201 -211 {ISSN: 1617- 1381} Impact Factor= 1.83
  • "Phenological attributes of Ajuga Bracteosa: an Unusual case from Kashmir Himalaya." Tropical Ecology, 57(2): 113 -120 {ISSN: 0564-3295} Impact Factor= 0.70
  • "Phytochemical Screening of the rhizomatous extracts of Ferula jaeshkeana Vatke." Journal of essential oil bearing plants, 14(3): 136 -145 {ISSN: 0972-060X} Impact Factor= 0.18
  • "Ethno-pharmacological review of genus Primula" International Journal of Advanced Research, 2(4): 29 -34 {ISSN: 2320-5407} Impact Factor= 0.15
  • "A mechanism of self-pollination in Ajuga bracteosa Wallich ex Benth." Current Science, 108(10): 1793 -1795 {ISSN: 0011-3891}
  • "A taxonomic note on the misidentification of Anemone tschernjaewii Regel in Kashmir Himalaya" Taiwania, 61(1): 54 -58 {ISSN: 0372 333X}
  • "Relative contribution of Breeding systems and Species rarity to Genetic differentiation in Inula racemosa Hook. F. (Asteraceae)." Russian Journal of Ecology, 46(6): 537 -546 {ISSN: 1067 4136}
  • "Conservation and Cultivation of Ferula jaeschkeana Vatke: A Species with Deep Complex Morpho-physiological Dormancy." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 4(18): 1 -11 {ISSN: 0369-8211}
  • "Impact of habitat variability and altitude on growth dynamics and reproductive allocation in Ferula jaeschkeana Vatke." Journal of King Saud University – Science, 27(2): 1 -9 {ISSN: 1018-3647}
  • "Phytochemical screening of the root tuber extracts of Ferula jaeschkeana Vatke" J. Essent. Oil Bear. Plants, 17(3): 12 -20 {ISSN: 0972-060X}
  • "Pollen limitation and effect of local patch densityon reproductive success in the alpine herb Inula royleana (Asteraceae)." Plant Ecology, 216(7): 1073 -1081 {ISSN: 1385-0237}
  • "Fungal endophytes as prolific source of phytochemicals and other bioactive natural products: A review." Microbial Pathogenesis, 82(1): 1 -10 {ISSN: 0882-4010}
  • "Altitudinal variation in some phytochemical constituents and stomatal traits of Primula denticulata." International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research, 1(2): 93 -101 {ISSN: 2395-3616}
  • "In vitro antioxidant and antibacterial activity and Phytochemical studies on Primula denticulata- an important medicinal plant of Kashmir Himalaya." International Journal of Pharmacological Research., 5(3): 49 -56 {ISSN: 2277-3312}
  • "A comparative study on phenological events in two populations of Peganum harmala" Archives of Applied Science Research, 7(2): 25 -29 {ISSN: 0975-508X}
  • "Reproductive Ecology of an endangered monocarpic herbacious perennial, Ferula jaeschkeana Vatke." Tropical Ecology, 57(4): 143 -151 {ISSN: 0266-4674}
  • "Tissue culture of Rice: Problems, Progress and Prospects" IJISET, 3(6): 581 -613 {ISSN: 2348-7968}
  • "A comparative study on Phenological events in two populations of Peganum harmala." Archives of Applied Science Research, 7(2): 25 -29 {ISSN: 0975-508X}
  • "Conservation Strategies of Ajuga bracteosa Wall ex. Benth: An important medicinal Plant species of Kashmir Himalaya." International Journal of Ecology and Ecosystems, 3(1): 1 -6 {ISSN: 0987-5614}
  • "Ex Situ conservation strategies for Frittilaria cirrhoesa D Don (Liliaceae: A critically endangered herb of Kashmir Himalaya" Proc. Nat. Acad of Scie., 10(107): 1 -9 {ISSN: 369-8211}
  • "Phytochemical Screening of the Root Tuber Extracts of Ferula jaeschkeana Vatke" Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, 19(1): 208 -2011 {ISSN: 0972-660x}
  • "Impact of Altitude and Habitat variability on morphological attributes and Resource allocation patterns in Skimmia anquetilia in Kashmir Himalaya" Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR), 2(12): 1443 -1448 {ISSN: 2454-1362}
  • "Impact of Habitat variability and Altittude on growth dynamics and Resource allocation in Lavatera cashmeriana Camb.- An endemic Medicinal plant of Kashmir Himalaya" Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR), 2(12): 1490 -1496 {ISSN: 2454-1362}
  • "In-silico Characterization, Structural Modelling, Docking Studies and Phylogenetic Analysis of 5-Enolpyruvylshikimate-3-Phosphate Synthase Gene of Oryza sativa L." Med Aromat Plants (Los Angel), 5(6): 1 -9 {ISSN: 2167-0412}
  • "In-Silico Analysis, Structural Modelling and Phylogenetic Analysis of Acetohydroxyacid Synthase Gene of Oryza sativa" Med Aromat Plants (Los Angel), 5(6): 10 -17 {ISSN: 2167-0412}
  • "Phytochemical Evaluation of various solvent extracts of leaves, fruits and shoots ofFerula jaeschkeana Vatke" Herbal Medicine, 2(13): 1 -5 {ISSN: 2472-0151}
  • "Cytological Studies on Paeonia emodi Wall. ex Royle: An Important Medicinal and Ornamental Plant of Kashmir Himalaya" Research and Reviews: Journal of Herbal Science, 6(1): 1 -4 {ISSN: ISSN: 2348}
  • "Effect of Altitude and Habitat Characteristics on Growth and Reproductive Allocation in Paeonia emodi Wall. ex Royle" Research & Reviews: Journal of Botany, 6(1): 5 -11 {ISSN: ISSN: 2278}
  • "Besides regular chromosome segregation and allied reproductive traits in Valeriana jatamansi Jones (Valerianoideae, Caprifoliaceae) – the gynodioecious species develops multiple evolutionary pathways as subsistence links" Caryologia International Journal of Cytology, Cytosystematics and Cytogenetics, 205(2): 1 -11 {ISSN: ISSN: 0008}
  • "Distribution, ethno-botanical appraisal and floral trait variability of Euphorbia wallichii Hook. f-An important medicinal plant of Kashmir Himalaya" Adv. Biomed. Pharma., 4(1): 13 -18 {ISSN: ISSN: 2313}
  • "A Performance Appraisal of Size Dependent Reproduction and Reproductive Allocation: a Case Study of Two Inula Species from Kashmir Himalaya" Russian Journal of Ecology, 48(4): 440 -448 {ISSN: ISSN 1067-}
  • "Distribution, Species Morphology, Phenotypic Variability and Phenology of Epilobium hirsutum L.: A Comparative Study" Research & Reviews: Journal of Ecology, 6(2): 10 -19 {ISSN: ISSN: 2278}
  • "Distribution and Taxonomy of Epilobium L.: A Review" Research & Reviews: Journal of Botany, 6(2): 37 -42 {ISSN: ISSN: 2278}
  • "A Study on Variation of Phytochemical Constituents with Altitude and In vitro antimicrobial potential of two species of Ajuga L." Adv. Biomed. Pharma., 4(1): 19 -30 {ISSN: ISSN: 2313}
  • "Variation in Growth Dynamics and Reproductive Allocation in Ajuga Species across Different Altitudes" Herbal Medicine: Open Access, 3(1): 1 -7 {ISSN: ISSN 2472-}
  • "Phenological Behaviour of Paeonia emodi Wall. ex Royle in Response to Habitat Variability and Altitude" Research & Reviews: Journal of Ecology, 6(1): 1 -5 {ISSN: ISSN: 2278}
  • "Paeonia emodi: An Ethnopharmacological and Phytochemical Review" Research & Reviews: Journal of Herbal Science, 6(2): 11 -20 {ISSN: ISSN: 2278}
  • "Stigmatic Movement Promotes Cross Pollination in Rheum webbianum Royle: An Important Endemic Medicinal Plant of Kashmir Himalaya" National Academy Science Letters, 3(3): 1 -6 {ISSN: ISSN 0250-}
  • "Reproductive Allocation in Euphorbia wallichii Hook. f. in Natural Populations of Kashmir Himalaya" Research & Reviews: Journal of Ecology, 6(2): 23 -27 {ISSN: ISSN: 2278}
  • "Anticoccidial activity of Artemisia vestita (Anthemideae, Asteraceae) - a traditional herb growing in the Western Himalayas, Kashmir, India" Microbial Pathogenesis, 104(1): 289 -295 {ISSN: ISSN: 0882}
  • "Anticoccidial activity of fruit peel of Punica granatum L" Microbial Pathogenesis, 116(4): 78 -83 {ISSN: 0882-4010}
  • "Isolation and Identification of Endophytic Fungi from Artemisia scoparia (Asteraceae)" International Journal of Theoretical & Applied Sciences, 10(1): 83 -88 {ISSN: 0975-1718} Impact Factor= 1.79
  • "Antioxidant Profiling of Fungal Endophytes Isolated from a Critically Endangered Endemic Medicinal Plant, Artemisia amygdalina Decne. of Kashmir Himalayas" Biological Forum – An International Journal, 10(1): 11 -22 {ISSN: 0975-1130} Impact Factor= 1.37
  • "A Review on Morphology, Phytoconstituents and Related Medicinal Properties of Lavatera cashmeriana Camb. an endemic medicinal plant of Kashmir Himalaya" International Journal of Advance Research in Science and Engineering, 7(4): 1622 -1628 {ISSN: 2319-8354}
  • "Cytological studies and pollen viability of Euphorbia wallichii important medicinal plant of Kashmir Himalaya" International Journal of Advance Research in Science and Engineering, 7(4): 1111 -1115 {ISSN: 2319-8354}
  • "Plant secondary metabolites and their role- a review" International Journal of Advance Research in Science and Engineering, 7(4): 1610 -1621 {ISSN: 2319-8354}
  • "A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE PHYTOCHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS OF TWO SPECIES OF AJUGA L" International Journal of Advance Research in Science and Engineering, 7(4): 1116 -1123 {ISSN: 2319-8354}
  • "A detailed review of morpho-taxonomy and chemoprofiling of Skimmia anquetilia N. P. Taylor andAiry Shaw" Acta Scientific Microbiology, 1(6): 56 -60 {ISSN: 2581-3226}
  • "Direct shoot regeneration from hypocotyl explants of Heracleum candicans Wall: A vulnerable high value medicinal herb of Kashmir Himalaya" African Journal of Agricultural Research, 13(28): 1419 -1424 {ISSN: 1991-637X}
  • "Occurrence of the Two Cytotypes of Ferula jaeschkeana Vatke in Kashmir Himalaya" Natl. Acad. Sci. Lett., 41(4): 1311 -1315 {ISSN: 0250-541X}
  • "Prioritizing Conservation of Medicinal Flora in the Himalayan Biodiversity Hotspot: An Integrated Ecological and Socioeconomic Approach" Environmental Conservation, 10.1017/S(1): 1 -8 Impact Factor= 2.04
  • "Meiosis and distribution pattern of cytotypes (2X, 4x) of Maidenhair Spleenwort: Asplenium trichomonaes L. from Kashmir India" Cytologia, 83(4): 369 -374 {ISSN: 0011-4545}
  • "Ethno-survey of traditional use of plants as aphrodisiacs in Kashmir Himalaya, India" Journal of Herbal Medicine, 15(1): 1 -5 {ISSN: 2210-8033}
  • "Meiosis and distribution pattern of cytotypes (2X, 4x) of Maidenhair spleenwort: Asplenium trichomanes L. From Kashmir, India" Cytologia, 83(4): 369 -374 {ISSN: 0011-4545}
  • "Prioritizing Conservation of Medicinal Flora in the Himalayan Biodiversity Hotspot : A Integrated Ecological and Socio Economic Approach" Environmental Conservation, 46(2): 147 -154 {ISSN: 0016-4656}
  • "Threat status of Ajuga bracteosa Wall ex Benth. an important medicinal plant of Kashmir Himalaya" Life Science Journal, 16(1): 79 -84 {ISSN: 2372-613X}
  • "Impact Assessment of anthroprogenic threats to high valued medicinal plants of Kashmir Himalaya" Journal of Nature Conservation, 50(1): 1 -12 {ISSN: 1617-1381} Impact Factor= 2.49
  • "Diversity, distribution and traditional uses of medicinal Plants in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) state of Indian Himalayas" Journal of Herbal Medicine, 11(1): 1 -8 {ISSN: 2210-8033} Impact Factor= 1.901
  • "Conservation Strategies of Euphorbia wallichii Hook.f.-A species with Cryptocotylar Seeds." Proc. Natl. Acad.Sci.,India, Sect.B. Biol.Sci. )., 1(2): 1 -8 {ISSN: ISSN 2250-}
  • "Natural Resource Assessment of Dal lake and Documentation of wild fodders with commercial potential for Kashmir Valley" International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Science Archive., 8(1): 19 -22 {ISSN: ISSN: 2349} Impact Factor= www.ijpba
  • "Nymphaea alba var. rubra Lönnr. (Nymphaeaceae): a new record for the aquatic flora of Kashmir Himalaya, India" Check List, 16(4): 841 -845 {ISSN: ISSN 1809-} Impact Factor= 1https://
  • "Qualitative and Quantitive estimation of Phytochemicals in Skimmia anquetilia: A comparative study of different parts" Journal of Advanced Scientific Research, 11(4): 331 -336 {ISSN: 0976-9595}
  • "Pharmacognostic standardization of Aralia cachemirica: a comparative study" Future Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 7(33): 1 -8 Impact Factor= https://d
  • "Impact of Habitat variability on Attributes of Hypericum perforatum L. along an elevational gradient in Kashmir Himalaya" Journal of Advanced Scientific Research, 3(1): 1 -6 {ISSN: 2454-3225}
  • "In vitr0 plant regeneration of some recalcitrant indica rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties" Vegetos, 33(1): 1 -5 {ISSN: 3543-4532}

Books Published

  • "...Banding Techniques in Chromosome Analysis". Springer, New Delhi. {ISBN: 978-81-322-3671-9} pp 14
  • "In G. H.Dar, and Anzar A. Khuroo (eds.) Biodiversity of the Himalaya: Jammu and Kashmir State.". Springer Nature, Singapur, Pvt. Ltd.. {ISBN: 1875-1288.} pp 19
  • "Impact of Invasive Plants in Aquatic Ecosystems". Springer Nature, Switzerland. {ISBN: ISBN 978-3-030-35690-3} pp 19
  • "A Review of Nutrient Stress Modifications in Plants, Alleviation Strategies, and Monitoring through Remote Sensing". Springer. {ISBN: Cham.} pp 13

Research Projects Details:

Title of the ProjectFunding AgencyDatedAmount (in Rs.)
Development of Agro-technology for cormlets of smaller size in Crocus sativus Linn.Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India14-07-20162,800,000.00
“Convergence of Traditional Knowledge Systems for Integration to Sustainable Development in the Indian Himalayan Region”Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India06-06-20156,742,000.00
Convergence of Traditional Knowledge for integration to Sustainable Development In Indian Himalayan RegionDepartment of Science and Technology, Govt of India11-02-20167,400,000.00
“Convergence of Traditional Knowledge Systems for Integration to Sustainable Development in the Indian Himalayan Region”.DST15-04-20206,535,000.00

Research Scholars:

Miss Neelofar MajidM.Phil Awarded Whole Time
Miss Sadaf NissarM.Phil Awarded Whole Time
Miss Afroza HassanM.Phil Awarded Whole Time
Miss Asma AshrafM.Phil Awarded Whole Time
Miss Sumeera NazirM.Phil Awarded Whole Time
Ubaid YaqoobM.Phil Awarded Whole Time
Hadiya ShafiM.Phil Awarded Whole Time
Asma bandeyM.Phil Awarded Whole Time
Ali Abbas RatherM.Phil Awarded Whole Time
Shajrath -DinM.Phil Awarded Whole Time
Nazia HilalM.Phil Awarded Whole Time
Ms. Nazia HilalM.Phil Awarded Whole Time
ShaziaPh.D Awarded Whole Time
Mudassir YousufPh.D Awarded Whole Time
Ubaid YaqoobPh.D Awarded Whole Time
Ms. Shabana GulzarPh.D Awarded Whole Time
Miss Mahroofa JanPh.D Awarded Whole Time
Humeera NisaPh.D Awarded Whole Time
Mr. Bilal A. TaliPh.D Awarded Whole Time
Miss Nazia HilalPh.D Awarded Whole Time
Miss Sadaf NisarPh.D Awarded Whole Time
Miss Neelofar MajidPh.D Awarded Whole Time
Miss Afroza HassanPh.D Awarded Whole Time
Miss Arifa NabiPh.D Awarded Whole Time
Miss Arifa NabiPh.D Awarded Whole Time
1.Mr. Peerzada Arshid ShabirPh.D Awarded Whole Time
2.Mr. Aabid Mohi-ud-Din RatherPh.D Awarded Whole Time


DepartmentSubjectCourse TaughtSemester
BotanyMScMedicinal Plants and Herbal Resource management1
BotanyMScBiodiversity and Conservation Biology2
BotanyMScPlant Resource Utilization4