Founder and Sponsor: Dr. Sultana N. Nahar
    Establishment, December 2013



    1) Award Winners (with yellow envelopes) 2014: 2) Sultana Nahar, 3 ) VC Talat Ahmad

  • Under a STEM scheme, there are 2 annual awards for the Teachers of the Year in Physics and 6 best students awards have been established at University of Kashmir

  • Teachers awards in Physics:
    i) The award is Distinction in Physics teaching
    ii) The Distinguished Research Advisor

  • Physics Student awards:
    i) Two annual awards for the best Ph.D. thesis of Muslim students
    ii) Two annual award for the best Muslim male and female students in M.Sc.
    ii) Two annual award for the best Muslim male and female students in B.Sc.

  • The proposal for the awards was approved by the university in December 2013


  • The objective is to enhance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathmatics) education and research program in Physics at the University


    L: Meeting with VC Prof Talat Ahmad, 2014, M: Fund increment: OSU Prof Wani representing Sultana Nahar Jan 2015, R: Kashmir monogram trophy from VC Prof. Kurshid Andrabi, 2016


    1. Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir
    2. Dean of the Faculty of Science, Kashmir University
    3. Chair of the Physics Department
    4. Registrar, University of Kashmir
    5. Dr. Sultana N. Nahar


  • University Approval , December 25, 2013
  • Proposal 2013
  • Letter of Connection and Invitation from the Vice Chancellor, November 23, 2013
  • Minutes on awards-physics-kashmiru13, Nov 9, 2013
  • Trust fund
  • prize fund in 2014
  • Criteria adopted by the Physics Department, September 2015, Head of Dean, Oct 3, 2015
  • Letter for Modification in guidelines, March 26, 2016


  • The Annual Report 2014 of University of Kashmir contains the 3rd item of instituting of the prizes under "STUDENTS/RESEARCHERS ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The Prospectus 2014-2015 of Provost Girls Hostels, reports in the Highlights of 2013-2014, point 8. "Guest Lecture by Dr. Sultana N. Nahar The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA on "International Society of Muslim Women in Science (ISMWS) March 2014" and the event pictures of Sultana's visit at the Girls College

  • APS News: Event and award honorees were published in article "India Connection 2" in Fall 2014 Newsletter, p18-22, of International Forum of Physics (FIP) of APS

  • Kashmir Times news: On teachers and students prizes in physics: "Prize distribution function at KU", March 14, 2014

  • Daily Kashmir Images news: On teachers and students awards in physics 2014 in "Dr. Sultana Nahar prize distribution function held at KU", Narch 14, 2014

  • Greater Kashmir news: On physics awards, March 14, 2014: "KU to renew MOU with Ohio state University"

  • Greater Kashmir news: Notice of seminar and prizes "SULTANA NAHAR ANNUAL PRIZES IN PHYSICS", March 11, 2014


  • 2013-2014 (awarded on March 13, 2014)
    - Notice in Greater Kashmir newspaper: ANNUAL PRIZES IN PHYSICS
    - Quran recitation for inauguration
    - Speeches by VC Talat Ahmad, - Professor Zaffar Reshi, - Physics Chair Manzoor Malik, - Professor K.I. Andrabi, - Sultana N.Nahar,
    - Group picture with winners

  • Prize winning Teachers:

    i) Distinguished Teacher : Professor Javid Ahmad Shaikh (Accepted by Professor Malik on behalf of Professor Shaikh Javid
    ii) Distinction in Teaching: Professor Basharat Want

  • Prize winning Students:

    i) Best Ph.D. Thesis (male): Dr. Gowhar Hossain ((receiving behind)
    ii) Best M.Sc. (male): Zahoor Ahmad
    iii) Best M.Sc. (female): Nuzhat Nazirr
    iv) Best B.Sc. Student (male): Tahir Rashid
    v) Best B.Sc. Student (female): Iqra Jan


  • Visit: VC letter, March 15 - 19, 2017

  • Visit: Kashmir University (with Chair Manzoor Malik and faculty Ghulam Nabi), during March 23-27, 2016

  • Delivered computational workshop on atomic process: Lecture on the theory: Introduction by Physics Chair Manzoor Malik, - Lecture, - Discussions
  • Computer lab: with students, - faculty members
    - Participants: Certificate of completion", signing of certificates, March, 2016

  • Visit to Gulmarg Observatory on Gulbarg mountains (9000 ft above see level), March 26, 2016: It was closed for 20 years from 1990 - 2010 due to unrest in Kahsmir. facility with a library inside,
    Picture of Nobel laureate Arther Compton on the library wall who inaugurated the observatory for cosmic ray detection, -
    Prof Manzoor, Chair of Physics and in-charge of Gulmarg observatory, is holding pictures of the history book of Kashmir, -
    With an observaotory staff,
    - Under construction telescope facility
    - nearby snow resort Gulmarg Gondola

  • Arranged by Physics Chair Professor Manzoor Malik, Sultana visited : "Courageous women of Kashmir", Government Degree College for Women on Maulan Azad Road, Srinagar, Kashmir, India March 24, 2016
    (Program: - Public lecture "Courageous women of Kashmir", Introducing Sultana, - Buquet from the Principal, - presenting lecture based on ISMWS, - audience, - with members of the college, - student from Ladakh which was very much inspired and recited the Quran to express herself)

  • Sultana Nahar visited University of Kashmir: Meeting with VC Professor Talat Ahmad,
  • In front of Physics & Mathematics Department, - With female students, - campus Dal lake is behind the campus & in front of the mountatins, - in front of thousand year old trees, March 2014

  • Seminar and Award event, - Seminar presentation, - Seminar question, - Seminar question1, March 2014

  • Symbolic Samovar presentation by the VC for scientific contributions, - Tea with VC and physics faculty, March 2014

  • Visit to Women's College and Presentation for promotion of women in science and American Physical Society, - Audience, - with members of the women college, March 2014