PhD Program launched in Department of Bio-Chemistry & Molecular Biology
Research in the universities must contribute towards national development. PhD programs are effective when they are focused on community development. Observing the momentum gained in the medical profession of University of Gujrat (UOG) and its allied departments I am pretty sure that soon we will be in a position to launch our school of public health. At present about 5000 PhD scholarships are being funded by the government. 65% of these scholarships are based on sciences. Today our universities have been geared to churn outPhDs on a large scale. But in my observation research and PhD programs are generally based on theoretical foundations. We here in the UOG are interested to create innovation and research in PhD programs which is linked up to the industrial cum technological base of the country; is productive and boosts commerce and businesses. It comes to integrating theory with practice so as to produce an academic infrastructure which works in tandem with the Agro-Industrial base of the country and is market oriented. It is a moment of great pride, thrill and excitement for me to see the first ever PhD program in medical sciences especially the Department of Bio-chemistry and Molecular Biology at UOG. I congratulate all the stake holders involved in this program. But let me suggest to you to have a research based round of the concerned industries to see for yourself as to the job prospects of our would be PhDs in these subjects. Most of the universities are producing good teacher scholars but there is an absolute dearth of competent scientists who are well integrated with our industrial production and its technological base. We have already developed a health profile of 100,000 people from 26 villages surrounding the UOG. This tabulated demographic data based on documented Research by the Population Science /Social Sciences Dept of UOG can easily be made use of in launching public health research.
I am of the considered opinion that in order to proliferate research in sciences, the structuring of a Technology University is a sine-qua-non. One such university has already been established in Sindh. A Technology university is a knowledge- based industry. Soon we intend to launch FCPS program in Nawaz Shareef Medical College with the approval of HEC. Similarly we must go for a collaborative research with other interested quarters for the elimination of Dengue. I appeal to the Engineering faculty to increase and improve the quality of our solar panels.
A large and more ambitious project should be envisioned, say worth 10 million rupees for harnessing solar energy for our day to day needs. These views were expressed by Professor Doctor Mohammad Nizamuddin Vice Chancellor UOG, While addressing PhD program inauguration ceremony hosted by the department of Bio-Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the Institute of Chemical and Biological Sciences at the UOG.
Earlier Dr Sajid Mahmood Head of the Department in his address briefed on the dynamic growth of the department, where at present 6 PhDs and 7 MPhils are engaged in Pedagogy & Research. This department to its credit has published 60 Research papers of international standard. 6 projects are running with the financial support of HEC. 3 more projects are in the pipeline. Dr Sajid Mahmood thanked the Vice Chancellor Dr Nizam for his continued support and guidance, in striking a healthy balance between Pedagogy and Research.
Mr Mohammad Akram Bhatti Registrar UOG, Dr Sajjad Principal NSMC, Dr Mohammad Faheem Malik Director Sciences, Dr Farishullah Director Social Sciences, Dr TahirAqeel Director QEC, Sheikh Abdul Rasheed Director Media & Publications, Mr Mohammad Musthaq Bhatti Director Executive Program, Dr Mohammad Jameel Director Engineering faculty, Dr Mohammad Danish Head of Chemistry Dept, Dr Iftikhar Ahmed Head of Mathematics Dept, Dr Abdul Majid Head Physics Dept also graced the momentous occasion.