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New VCs appointed in two varsities

Dr. Shahid Kamal appointed as VC GCUF and Dr. Athar Mahboob as VC IUB

M Sharif Rana

Lahore (Tuesday- July 23, 2019) The Higher Education Department has issued notifications regarding appointments of VCs in two different universities of the province. Dr. Shahid Kamal has been appointed as VC Government College University Faisalabad while Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob has been appointed as VC Islamia University Bahawalpur.

Prof. Dr. Shahid Kamal VC GCUF

Newly appointed VC GCUF Dr. Shahid Kamal is a senior professor and former dean Eaculty of Sciences and Principal College of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences at University of the Punjab, Lahore.

He has also been a part time lecturer in St. David College Exeter, U.K. During his job at PU, he established an Operation Research Centre and “Statistical Data Bank” at University of the Punjab. He also introduced a new degree program named “M.Sc. Biostatistics” at PU. His 19 research papers have been published in different national and international journals. He did his PhD in Biostatistics in 1991 at University of Exeter , Exeter , Devon , U.K.

Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob VC IUB

Dr. Athar Mahboob who has been appointed as Vice Chancellor Islamia University Bahawalpur is former Vice Chancellor of Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology.  He obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering from National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan in 2005. Both of his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering are from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA (1992, 1995). He has over 25 years of teaching, research and industrial experience in various universities and organizations in Pakistan and abroad.

Dr. Athar Mahboob has also performed IT Consultancy assignments for many reputable organizations in the public and private sectors. His consultancy assignments have included PTCL, Pakistan Security Printing Corporation, Peoples’ Steel Mills, Institute of Bankers, Pakistan, EFU General Insurance, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and many others.

He has also founded Ibn Khaldun Systems in 2005 and has undertaken more than 100 industrial projects in the financial, manufacturing, services and defence sectors. He was also awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (TI) in recognition of his services by the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 14 August 2012.

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