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Student Welfare

The Department of Students Welfare functions for the overall benefit and welfare of the student community of the University. The Department fully address the social and Academic concerns of students via interaction in different forms.

Various Units and Activities

Annual Students Magazine
The Department publishes an annual magazine “Gulala”, which contains various literary and research articles written by students, teachers and research scholars. The magazine promotes the art and habit of writing among the students of the University.

Red Cross Unit
The Red Cross Unit stands for the humanitarian assistance programme, executed through University Volunteers. The Unit keeps close liaison with IRCS, J&K Chapter and jointly organizes various programmes, workshops and blood donation camps and other related programmes at the campus

Student’s Grievance Cell
Student’s Grievance Cell looks after the grievances of the students and act as a bridge between the University authorities and the students.

Special Cell for Specially Challenged Students
The cell provides facilities for specially challenged students within and outside the university system, which help them to ensure a dignified and respectable status and carrier after the completion of their studies .One of the prime concerns of the cell is also to sensitize the civil society about the variegated problems and the challenges faced by the special category of our society.

Cultural Club
Cultural Club, has been constituted with its components as Literary Club, Drama Club and Art Club. The Club organizes various activities including Seminars, Debates, Elocutions, Creative Writing Competitions, Fine Arts, Theatre Events, Youth Festivals, Cultural/Literary Tours, Youth Exchange Programmes at Local, Zonal, National & International level.

KU Red Ribbon Club
The main aim of the Club is sensitization and awareness of masses about HIV/AIDS through various interaction programmes.The Club also organises blood donation camps.

Educational Tour
The Department also arranges the educational tours for the students to visit various centres of excellence outside the valley. The students have great learning experience by interacting with the students and thie faculty members of other institutions.s

Other Services
Transport facility for students coming from District Headquarters, Student’s identity cards and character certificate.

Achievements 2008-09:
All India Sir Syed Memorial English Debate Competition held at Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh in Jan. 2009 Position-Winner
North Zone Inter University youth festival held at Kurukshetra University , Kurukshetra, Haryana.
Positions in:
Debate Competition, Poster Competition, Painting Competition and Group Song.
State Level Youth Festival “RESURGENCE”, organized by Shree Mata Vaishno Devi University , Katra, in April, 2009
Positions in :
Monochromatic Painting competition, Blending two arts competition , Tattoo Designing contest and Debating Competitions.
Jhankaar-2009, the National Youth Festival held at Punjab University Chandigarh from March 4 to 9, 2009
Positions in:
Group Discussion, Debate Competition, Extempore presentation, Poetry Recitation, Elocution competition, Mimicry Competition, Cartoon and Painting Competition, collage competition and Folk Dance.
Inter University National Youth Festival held at Vidyasagar University , Mednapore, West Bengal in Jan, 2009
Position in :
Debating Competition
Inter-University North Zone Youth Festival held in Panjab University , Chandigarh in Dec. 2008
Debating Competition, Poetry Competitions
Other Achievements
Four students of KU Cultural Club visited China, under the youth exchange programme, organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India in 2008.

Two students of Cultural Club participated in Global Students Leaders Programme organized by US Department of States , Govt. of USA. The students Visited Green River Community College, Seattle and University of Alabama, Huntsville.

Future Plan of the Department:
As the prime objective of the Department it stands for the Welfare of the Students and to offer them a conducive environment to express their innate creative talent by way of organizing wide variety of programmes. The Department intends to widen its role by way of initiating different collaborative programmes with organizations like Indian Red Cross Society, State Women’s Commission, Department of Social Welfare, State Rehabilitation Centre, Health Department, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Doordarshan Kendra, Radio Kashmir, Directorate of Information, Indian Institute of Public Administration, etc. the department is also exploring the possibilities of networking at National and Inter-national level.

Year of Establishment:1960
Administrative set-up:
1.Prof. (Mrs.) Nilofer Khan
Dean Student’s Welfare
3.Mr. Farooq Ahmad khan
Section Officer
4.Mr. Shahid Ali Khan
Cultural Officer and Co-coordinator Red Ribbon Club
5.Mrs. Shaheen Kanth
Literary Officer
6.Mr. Shaheel Mohammad
Coordinator, Specially Challenged Cell