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QAU acknowledges the services of high achievers

Quaid-i-Azam University celebrated the outstanding achievements of the faculty who have received external awards and HEC research grants under National Research Programme for Universities (NRPU). Certificates of recognition were distributed in a ceremony among 54 faculty members for acknowledging their services and exceptional contribution for the university.

While addressing the ceremony Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director, Higher Education Commission (HEC) said that research in the Higher Education Institutions must be relevant to the indigenous needs, contributing in the socio economic uplift of the country. He congratulated the faculty for the achievements and urged the Higher Education Institutions that dedicated faculty members and scientists should be acknowledged. Dr. Arshad Ali briefed the audience regarding funding options available at Higher Education Commission and initiatives of HEC for research collaboration with the developed countries.

Dr. Javed Ashraf, Vice Chancellor, QAU also congratulated the faculty members who have achieved the awards and research grants from HEC and different international funding agencies. He said that a number of steps have been taken to promote the research culture on the campus including to reduce the teaching load from the faculty. “There is a considerable increase in the research output of the university in comparison with previous years. The research articles produced by the QAU faculty touched the number 1163 in 2016 which was 106 in the year 2000” said the Vice Chancellor. He also lauded the efforts of HEC for providing the guidelines and sufficient funds for the promotion of research.

The faculty members received the certificates of recognition includes the recipients of civil awards, PCST Awards, research grants under the National Research Programme for Universities (NRPU) and research grants from different national and international funding organizations.

Recipients of the certificates of recognition include Prof. Dr. Gul Majeed Khan, Dr. Gul Shahnaz, Assistant Professor, Dr. Naveed Ahmed, Assistant Professor and Dr. Asim Ur Rahman, Assistant Professor of Department of Pharmacy.

Prof. Dr. Bushra Mirza , Dr. Irum Murtaza, Assistant Professor, Dr Muhammad Ansar and Prof. Dr Wasim Ahmad (Retd) from Department of Biochemistry. Prof. Dr. Riffat Naseem Malik, Dr. Muzhar Iqbal, Assistant Professor and Dr. Abida Farooqi from Department of Environmental Sciences.

Prof. Dr. Safia Ahmed , Dr. M. Imran, Assistant Professor, Dr. Naeem Ali, Associate Professor, Dr. Malik Badshah, Assistant Professor, Dr. Rani Faryal, Dr. Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Assistant Professor and Dr. Rabaab Zahra, Associate Professor from Department of Microbiology.

Prof. Dr. Amin Badshah , Prof. Dr. M. Siddiq , Prof. Dr. Saqib Ali , Dr. Afzal Shah , Dr. Amir Waseem, Associate Professor, Prof. Dr. Humaira Siddiqui, Dr. Syed Munir Hussain Shah, Assistant Professor., Prof. Dr. Imtiaz Uddin, Dr. M. Naveed Zaffar, Assistant Professor, Dr. Syed Mujtaba Shah, Assistant Prof., Dr. Mrs. Naveed Kausar Janjua, Associate Professor. , Prof. Dr. Aamer Saeed Bhatti from Department of Chemistry, Prof. Dr. Tasawar Hayat, Prof. Dr. Sohail Nadeem, Prof. Dr. Tariq Shah, Dr. Masood Khan, Associate Professor and Dr. Khalid Saifullah from Department of Mathematics.

Dr. Zahid Ashgar, Associate Professor, Dr. M. Yousaf Shad, Assistant Professor, Prof. Dr. Javed Shabbir and Dr. Ijaz Hussain, Assistant Professor from Department of Statistics. Prof. Dr. Raheel Ali, Dr. Gul Rehman, Assistant Professor, Dr. Javed Iqbal Saggu, Assistant Professor, from Department of Physics, Dr. Hassan Javed Ch., Assistant Professor from Department of Plant Sciences.

Prof. Dr. Irfan Zia, Prof. Dr. Sarwat Jahan and Dr. M. Ali Nawaz from Department of Animal Sciences. Prof. Dr. Mona Lisa, Dr. Aamir Ali, Assistant Professor and Dr. Mumtaz Muhammad Shah from Department of Earth Sciences. Dr. Ilhan Niaz from Department of History. Dr. Ghani ur Rahman, Associate Professor, TIAC. Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal, NIP, Dr. Muhammad Zaman, Assistant Professor from Department of Sociology, Dr. Farhan Hanif Siddiqui, Associate Professor from School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR).