Profile of Vice Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam
Dr. Abdul Quadir Mughal, Vice Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University, Born on 7th January 1944, is a Meritorious Professor® of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam.
He was previously also Vice Chancellor, Acting Vice Chancellor and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Same University. Before his appointment as Vice Chancellor, he was serving as Advisor, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Islamabad since 2004.
He has also served as Advisor (P&D), Adviser (Academics), Member (WT) and Chairman of the erstwhile University Grants Commission of Pakistan, and as Member (Academics/R&D) and Executive Director of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Dr. Mughal has received a high quality education form the most prestigious international institutions.
On his meritorious work in the field of education & research Dr. Mughal has been awarded ‘Azaz-e-Fazeelat’ by the President, Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Dr. A. Q. Mughal graduated from University of Sindh in 1966 and received M.Sc. Honors in 1970. He also received M.S. degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon in 1973.
In 1979, Dr. Mughal was awarded World Bank Fellowship. Under this program he earned Ph.D. From the Cranfield Institute of Technology, Uk in 1983. Dr. Mughal also won the Fulbright Research Award in 1989 for post-doctoral research at the lowa State University, Ames, lowa, USA.
Dr. Mughal possesses rich experience of 44 years (BPS 17 to 22) in the administration and teaching of higher education, basic and adaptive research, and planning and appraisal of research & development projects. His experience, as a Visiting Scientist at the National Soil Tilth Laboratory USA, working on the development of a Soil Tilth Index and its use in examining the energy efficiency of tillage systems, is getting significance all over the world. On this research, he has been honored with US-1993 ‘Exceptional Merit Paper Award’. He has produced Two Ph.Ds. in the field of Power & Machinery (Agricultural Engineering), one in 2003 and another in 2005.
Dr. Mughal has also worked as Dean of Agricultural Engineering Faculty for over four years (March’86-August’89 and June’94 to Nov.’95). His management experience also includes working as Chief (Agriculture) for two years of agricultural projects in Sindh province. He is a Member on the Editorial Board of International Agricultural Engineering Journal published from Japan. Dr. Mughal is Founder Member of the Asian Association of Agricultural Engineering (Thailand), a Life Member of the Pakistan Engineering Council and Agricultural Foundation of Pakistan. He is also Member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Sigma Xi, a Scientific Research Society of USA, and International Soil Tillage Research Organization of the Netherlands. .
Courtesy: Zarai Media Team