President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, in his capacity as Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) visitor, has appointed Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) Principal, Professor Tariq Mansoor its next Vice Chancellor.
An official letter received from the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India; Mr Surat Singh, Deputy Secretary to the Government has stated: “I am directed to refer that in exercise of powers conferred under Clause 2 (1) of the Statutes of Aligarh Muslim University Act, 1920, the President of India, has been pleased to appoint Professor Tariq Mansoor as the Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University, for a period of five years from 17.05.2017 or the date on which he enters upon his office, whichever is later.”
The letter further stated that the terms and conditions of the services of Professor Mansoor as the Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University will be those as set forth in the ACT, Statues and Ordinances of the University.
Appointed as Principal and Chief Medical Superintendent, JNMC since September 2013 and also working as Professor in the Department of Surgery since 2002; Prof Mansoor has served as Chairman, Department of Surgery from 2005 to 2008 and as Member of the Executive Council, A M U from 1991 to 1994 and 2002 to 2008 as representative of the Teaching Staff.
Prof Mansoor has also served as the Honorary Secretary, AMU Teaching Staff Association from 1997 to 1999. He was also elected as President of the Association of Surgeons of India (UPASI) 2010-2011 and became first teacher of AMU to serve in this prestigious assignment.
He has publications of over 80 papers in journals of national and international repute to his credit. Prof Mansoor has attended 83 national and international conferences.