Jammu, 24 Nov : The former Vice Chancellor of Jammu University and advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Amitabh Mattoo on Wednesday tendered his resignation due to personal reasons.
As he want to spend some time with his family so he resigned from the post. Mattoo was appointed as an advisor in April this year with the status of a cabinet minister.
According to the sources, he will be flying for Australia in a few days to pursue a career in academics.
53-year-old Mattoo had also served as then Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed ‘s advisor in August last year but had to relinquish the post after the Sayeed’s death in January this year.
He had earlier served as Chief Executive Officer and inaugural Director of the Australia India Institute and Professor of International Relations at the University of Melbourne in Australia.
Former member of the National Knowledge Commission, a high-level advisory group to the Prime Minister of India, Mattoo is on leave from prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University where he serves as a Professor of Disarmament Studies at the School of International Studies.
He was the youngest Vice Chancellor when he was appointed to hold the post at Jammu University from November 2002 to December 2008.