61 research scholars get PhD degrees at UAF
FAISALABAD, April 27(Dawn): The 16th convocation of the University of
Agriculture Faisalabad was held here on Thursday wherein 61 research scholars
were given the PhD degrees in different fields of agriculture for the year
The convocation presided over by Governor Khalid Maqbool was
attended by a large number of students, parents and faculty members.
many as 32 students were awarded the M.Phil degree, 16 MSc (Hons), 1,057 MSc,
359 BSc (Hons), 96 DVM, 42 BSc engineering and 42 BSc (home economics) degrees.
About 1,738 students had passed their examination of different programmes in
At least 38 students were crowned with gold, silver and bronze
medals for achievements in their respective fields of education and research.
Prizes were also distributed among students who performed well in co-curricular
Addressing the participants, the governor said the work on
Kalabagh dam would soon be taken in hand to revolutionize changes in all spheres
of life, particularly in agriculture and energy sectors.
Indian subsidized agriculture system, he said Pakistan had to distance itself
from subsidy because the system prevailing in the neighbouring country would
face a failure in future.
He stressed the need for water conservation on
account of rapid depletion of country's water resources.
Mr Maqbool urged
the UAF administration to establish a school of life sciences and an institute
of chemical sciences in faculty of sciences and state-of-the-art laboratories,
lecture rooms, a sports complex, a museum, seminar rooms and a
A swimming pool should also be constructed at the Postgraduate
Agricultural Research Station (PARS) to provide all facilities to students of
He also underlined the need for introducing new
academic disciplines like biotech, meat technology, food-processing and value
Spelling out the initiative taken by the government in the
education sector, he said the HEC had been funding for development of new
disciplines and other research projects. He said that a Rs1.4 billion grant had
been released to the UAF in the development sector during the last seven
The governor said that five multi-storey hostels and sports
complex would be constructed in the UAF to meet the growing enrollment of
Expressing his satisfaction over the performance of the UAF, he
said the institution had produced a record number of 61 PhD scholars in
Highlighting the achievements, vice-chancellor Dr Bashir Ahmed said
that UAF scientists had won commendable research projects of various natures
from different national and international institutions.