Vice Chancellor

 

PROF. DR. MUHAMMAD NAEEM KHAN

Vice Chancellor

University of Baltistan, Skardu

Gilgit-Baltistan

 

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(BSc Punjab; M.Sc. Punjab; LLB Punjab; PhD Guelph (Canada); Post-Doc British Columbia (Canada); Post-Doc Wales Swansea (UK); Post-Doc Zagreb (Croatia); Post-Doc Crete (Greece); Visiting Professor, South Bohemia Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic); Visiting Professor, HAKI, Szarvas (Hungary) Visiting Professor, Kastamonu (Turkey); Visiting Professor, YKSUG Grodno (Belarus).

Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences & Professor of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore

 

PROFILE:

Presently, working as Vice Chancellor, University of Baltistan, Skardu. Previously worked as Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences & Professor of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, from April 2015 to June 2018.

I started my career in 1986 as Assistant Director Fisheries, Government of Punjab after my Masters from the University of the Punjab, became Deputy Director Fisheries in 1989 and Director  Fisheries Department in 1996 after completion of my Ph.D. from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.  After serving the Government of Punjab for 16 years, in 2003, I joined the University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore as its founding Dean  & Professor, Faculty of Fisheries & Wildlife.  In my capacity as Chairman, I established two new, Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture and Department of Wildlife & Ecosystems at UVAS during 2003-2004.  Soon after my appointment as Professor of Zoology at the University of the Punjab, I served as the founding Director of External Linkages for one year and finally as Registrar (Principal Administrative Officer) of the university from March 2005 to September 2010.  Post-Doc from Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Canada), Post-Doc from University of Wales, Swansea (UK), Post-Doc from the University of Zagreb (Croatia), Post-Doc from University of Crete (Greece), Visiting Professor, University of South Bohemia Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic), Visiting Professor, HAKI, Szarvas (Hungary), Visiting Professor, Kastamonu University (Turkey), Visiting Professor, Liverpool (UK), Visiting Professor, YKSUG (Belarus),  I am recipient of twenty-seven (27) Distinctions, Honors & Academic Achievements, including five (5) Gold Medals/Awards, author of forty five (45) internationally published and forty six (46) nationally published research papers and have attended forty (40) international conferences, overseas.  I have supervised theses research of two (2) PhD and many graduate students.  I have been Member of various prestigious university bodies and statutory organs like university Senate, Syndicate, Selection Board, Academic Council, Finance & Planning Committee, Advanced Studies & Research Board, Affiliation Committee, Boards of Faculties, Board of Studies etc.  I have rare, unique and diversified international level thirty (31) years of academic, teaching, administrative, governmental, research and university level higher education administration and management experience to my credit. 

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-Doc 2016            University of Crete, Greece  
  • Post-Doc 2015            University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Post-Doc 2004            University of Wales, Swansea, UK
  • Post-Doc 1998            Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • PhD (Zoology)  1996   University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • MSc. (Zoology) 1984   Punjab University, Lahore (Gold Medalist)
  • L.L.B 1999                   Punjab University, Lahore
  • Qualified CSS  1987, 1988
  • Qualified PCS   1988

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Vice Chancellor, University of Baltistan, Skardu (June 07, 2018 to present)
  • Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (April 2015 to June 06, 2018)
  • Professor of Zoology (BS-21), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (2005 to Present)
  • Director, Department of External Linkages (International Relations), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (2005-2006)
  • Registrar / Principal Administrative Officer, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (2005- 2010)
  • Dean & Professor, Faculty of Fisheries & Wildlife, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan (2003-2004)
  • Chairman, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan (2003-2004)
  • Chairman, Department of Wildlife & Ecosystems, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan (2003-2004)
  • Director, Department of Fisheries, Government of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (1996-2003)
  • Deputy Director, Department of Fisheries, Government of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (1989-1996)
  • Assistant Director, Department of Fisheries, Government of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (1986- 1989)

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS / HONORS:

  1. Winner of American Fisheries Society (AFS) Western Division International Professional Travel Grant Award, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, May 21-25, 2018
  2. Recipient of Belarus Academic Fellowship under YKSUG Visiting Professor Program-2017, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus, Nov 27-Dec 2, 2017
  3. Recipient of British Council Transnational Education Program Mobility Award, Aerosol Society Sciences Conference, Birmingham, UK, November 8-9, 2017
  4. Recipient of Turkish Academic Fellowship under Mevlana Exchange Program, Kastamonu University, Turkey, October 1-14, 2017
  5. Recipient of American Fisheries Society (AFS) International Professional Travel Grant Award, Missoula, Montana, USA, May 22-26, 2017
  6. Recipient of European Commission Erasmus Mundus Actions-2 LEADER Academic Staff Exchange Mobility, University of Crete, Greece, from Aug 30, 2016 to Dec 16, 2016
  7. Visiting Professor, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, Nov 25-30, 2016
  8. Recipient of American Fisheries Society (AFS) International Professional Travel Grant Award, Reno, Nevada, USA, March 21-24, 2016
  9. Visiting Professor, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, February 8-11, 2016
  10. Visiting Professor, NARIC Research Institute of Fisheries & Aquaculture (HAKI), Szarvas, Hungary, January 25-30, 2016
  11. Recipient of European Commission Erasmus Mundus EXPERTS SUSTAIN Post-Doc Fellowship, University of Zagreb, Croatia, from Sep 15, 2015 to March 15, 2016
  12. Founding Member & Electoral Assembly European Association of University Professors (EuAUP), Zagreb, Croatia, October 28-29, 2015
  13. Invited Guest Speaker OMIC International Conference on Aquaculture & Fisheries, Brisbane, Australia, July 20-22, 2015
  14. Recipient of FAO / Michigan State University, USA, International Travel Grant Award, Global Cross-Sectoral Conference: Freshwater, Fish and the Future, FAO Head Quarters, Rome, Italy, January 26-30, 2015
  15. Invited Keynote / Session Chair IICBE International Conference on Advances in Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Sciences (AABEs-2014), Dubai, UAE, Oct 15-16, 2014
  16. First Recipient of Nor-Fishing Foundation, Norway Travel Grant Award for Developing Countries, Nor-Fishing Exhibition in Trondheim, Norway, August 19-22, 2014
  17. Invited Guest Speaker & Recipient of World Aquaculture Society Partial Travel Grant Award, World Aquaculture 2014, Adelaide, Australia, June 7-11, 2014
  18. Recipient of American Fisheries Society (AFS) International Professional Travel Grant Award, Mazatlán, Mexico, April 7-11, 2014
  19. Recipient of FAO/UN International Travel Award, Fourth International Fishing Industry Safety & Health Conference (IFISH-IV), Reykjavik, Iceland, May 10-14, 2009
  20. Represented Pakistan / University of the Punjab (Registrar) in the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) 4th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education: New Challenges and Emerging roles for Human & Social Development, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, March 31-April 2, 2008
  21. Recipient of PU Travel Grant to attend “Eco Summit 2007- Ecological Complexity and Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for 21st Century’s Ecology”, Beijing, China, May 22-27, 2007
  22. Recipient of PU Travel Grant to attend International Conference on Environment & Sustainability, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus, February 19-24, 2007
  23. Represented Pakistan / University of the Punjab (Registrar) in the “International Conference on Buddhist Manuscripts and Buddhist Studies”, Geumgang University, South Korea, October 20-21, 2006
  24. Represented Pakistan / University of the Punjab (Registrar) in the World University Presidents Summit / 3rd FISU Rectors’ Forum, Bangkok, Thailand, July 19-22, 2006
  25. Represented Pakistan / University of the Punjab in the International Conference on Healthy University, University of Science Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, November 20-22, 2005
  26. Recipient of FAO/UN International Travel Award, 4th World Recreational Fisheries Conference, Trondheim, Norway, June 12-16, 2005
  27. Country Representative & Link Coordinator, HEC-British Council Joint Higher Education Link Program, University of Wales, Swansea, UK, November 1-30, 2004
  28. Recipient of HEC-British Council International Mobility Grant to participate in Workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), University of Wales, Swansea, UK, November 3-5, 2004
  29. Recipient of American Fisheries Society (AFS) Mentorship Program Award for “Workshop on Introduction to Microcomputer Applications for Fisheries”, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, May 7, 2004
  30. Recipient of American Fisheries Society (AFS) 4th World Fisheries Congress Mentorship Program Award, Vancouver, Canada, May 2-6, 2004
  31. Invited Official Guest by the Government of UAE to sign MOU between UVAS, Pakistan and the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA), Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 7-9, 2004
  32. Recipient of the International Travel Grant for “Kathmandu Summit Meeting” on veterinary use of the drug, Diclofenac: A new environmental threat exposed by the collapse of vulture population in South Asia, The Peregrine Fund, USA, Kathmandu, Nepal, February, 5-6, 2004
  33. Recipient of FAO/UN International Travel Award, 2nd International Fishing Industry Safety & Health Conference (IFISH-II), Sitka, Alaska, USA, September 22-24, 2003
  34. Recipient of Government of Malaysia Scholarship for “International Marine Shrimp Hatchery Operation & Management” Training Course, Kota Kuala Muda, Kedah, Malaysia, July 12 to August 22, 2002
  35. Recipient of NSERC / OMAFRA / University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Travel Grant for 29th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, London, Ontario, Canada, July 27-30, 1996
  36. Recipient of NSERC / OMAFRA / University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Travel Grant for International Congress on the Biology of Fishes, San Francisco, California, USA, July 14-18, 1996
  37. Recipient of NSERC / OMAFRA / University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Travel Grant for 13th Annual Meeting of the Aquaculture Association of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, June 2-5, 1996
  38. Recipient of NSERC / OMAFRA / University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Travel Grant for 18th Annual Larval Fish Conference, AFS, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, June 26-28, 1994
  39. Recipient of NSERC / OMAFRA / University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Travel Grant for 3rd Annual Fish Physiology and Biochemistry Workshop, Keene, Ontario, Canada, February 25-27, 1994
  40. Recipient of NSERC / OMAFRA / University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Travel Grant for 32nd Annual Conference of Canadian Society of Zoologists, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, May 5-8, 1993
  41. Recipient of NSERC / OMAFRA / University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Travel Grant for International Congress on Comparative Endocrinology, Toronto, Canada, May 16-21, 1993
  42. Recipient of Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Scholarship for PhD Studies (4-years), University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, September, 1992 to October, 1996

 

VISITING PROFESSOR:

 

  • Visiting Professor Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (YKSUG), Belarus (December, 2017)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Liverpool, England, UK (November, 2017)
  • Visiting Professor, Kastamonu University, Turkey (October, 2017)
  • University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece (September-December, 2016)
  • University of Cyprus, Nicosia (November, 2016)
  • University of Zagreb, Croatia (September 2015 to March 2016)
  • University of South Bohemia Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic (February, 2016)
  • NARIC-Research Institute for Fisheries & Aquaculture (HAKI), Szarvas, Hungary (January, 2016)
  • University of Wales, Swansea, UK (November 2004)

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Higher Education Management
  • University Governance
  • Capacity building, HRD & resource mobilization
  • Teaching, Research & Development
  • Quality Control & Certification
  • Biological Sciences, Fisheries, Environment

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES & TRAINING OVERSEAS:

  1. Western Division, American Fisheries Society, WDAFS Annual Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, USA (May 21-25, 2018)
  2. The Aerosol Society’s Annual Aerosol Science Conference 2017, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK (November 8-9, 2017).
  3. Western Division, American Fisheries Society, WDAFS Annual Conference, Missoula, Montana, USA (May 22-26, 2017).
  4. Erasmus Mundus LEADER Academic Staff Visiting Professor, University of Crete, Crete, Greece (September-December, 2016).
  5. Invited Guest Speaker, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus (November 25-30, 2016).
  6. Recipient, American Fisheries Society, Western Division Annual Meeting, International Travel Grant, Reno, Nevada, USA (March 21-24, 2016).
  7. Erasmus Mundus EXPERTS SUSTAIN, Post Doc Fellowship, University of Zagreb, Croatia (September 2015-March 2016).
  8. Invited Guest Speaker, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic (February, 2016).
  9. Visiting Professor, NARIC Research Institute of Fisheries & Aquaculture (HAKI), Szarvas, Hungary (January, 2016).
  10. European Association of University Professors (EuAUP) Annual Conference & Electoral Assembly, Zagreb, Croatia (October 29-30, 2015).
  11. Invited Speaker, OMICS International Conference on Aquaculture & Fisheries, Brisbane, Australia (July 20-22, 2015).
  12. Recipient, FAO International Travel Grant, Global Inland Fisheries Conference, Rome, Italy (January 26-30, 2015).
  13. International Conference on Advances in Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Sciences (AABES-2014), October 15-16, 2014, Key-Note Speaker & Session Chair, Dubai, UAE.
  14. International Fisheries & International Aquaculture Fair “Nor Fishing & Aqua Nor Exhibitions-2014, Trondheim, Norway, August 19-22, 2014, Invited Official Guest of Nor Fishing Foundation, Trondheim, Norway.
  15. World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014, World Aquaculture Society, Adelaide, Australia, Invited Speaker, Paper accepted for presentation, June 7-11, 2014.
  16. 2nd International Mangroves as Fish Habitat Symposium, 2014, Western Division Annual Meeting, “Rethinking Fisheries Sustainability: The Future of Fisheries Science”, American Fisheries Society, Mazatlan, Mexico, April, 7-11, 2014.
  17. International workshop “Building a global model of mangrove fisheries values”, by Cambridge University, UK, Post Western Division Annual Meeting Workshop, American Fisheries Society, Mazatlan, Mexico, April, 12, 2014.
  18. Fourth International Fisheries Industry Safety and Health Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 10-14, 2009.
  19. Educational and cultural delegation (Team leader) to Istanbul, Turkey, July 1-8, 2008.
  20. Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) 4th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education- New Challenges and Emerging roles for human and social development, 31st March-02 April, 2008, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain.
  21. Eco Summit 2007: Ecological complexity and Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for 21st Century’s Ecology, May 22-27, 2007. Beijing Jiuhua Resort & Convention Center, Beijing, PR China.
  22. International Conference on Environment: Survival and Sustainability, 19-24 February 2007, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus.
  23. International Conference on the Buddhist Manuscripts and Buddhist Studies, 20-21 October 2006, Geumgang University, South Korea.
  24. World University Presidents Summit:- Reflections on Diversity and Harmonization, 19-22 July, 2006, Bangkok, Thailand.
  25. International Conference on healthy university, 20-22 November 2005, University Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
  26. Visiting Professor, University of Wales Swansea, U.K. (2005)
  27. 4th World Recreational Fisheries Conference! Fishing is Life: Building partnerships across boundaries.  12-16 June, 2005 - Trondheim, Norway
  28. Workshop on “Environmental Legislation and Policy - Environmental Impact Assessment”, November 3-5, 2004, University of Wales Swansea, UK.
  29. Fourth World Fisheries Congress: “Reconciling Fisheries with Conservation: The Challenge of Managing Aquatic Ecosystems”, American Fisheries Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 2-6, 2004.
  30. Workshop on “Introduction to Microcomputer Applications for Fisheries”, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 7, 2004.
  31. Signing MOU between Pakistan and Abu Dhabi: The International programme to save three endangered species of Vulture, Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA), Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 7-9, 2004.
  32. Katmandu Summit Meeting on “Veterinary use of the drug Diclofenac: A new environmental threat exposed by the collapse of vulture populations in South Asia”, The Peregrine Fund, USA, Katmandu, Nepal, 5-6 February, 2004.
  33. Recipient of FAO Competitive Travel Grant for Developing Countries to 2nd International Fishing Industry Safety & Health Conference (IFISH II), Sitka, Alaska, USA, September 22-24, 2003.
  34. International Marine Shrimp Hatchery Operation & Management Course (July 12th – August 22nd 2002), National Prawn Fry Production & Research Centre, Kota Kuala Muda, Kedah, Malaysia (2002).
  35. International Congress on the Biology of Fishes, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA (1996).
  36. 13th Annual meeting of the Aquaculture Association of Canada, Aquaculture Canada, 96, Ottawa, Canada (1996).
  37. 29th Annual Meeting of the Society for Study of Reproduction, London, Ontario, Canada (1996).
  38. 18th Annual Larval Fish Conference: American Fisheries Society, Huntsman Marine Science Center, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada (1994).
  39. 32nd Annual Conference of Canadian Society of Zoologists, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada (1993).
  40. International Congress on Comparative Endocrinology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1993).
  41. The Animal Activist Movement, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada (1993).

 

NATIONAL AWARDS & HONORS:

  1. Winner of 5 Gold Medals (Star Laureate 2008, Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medal 2006, Sir William Roberts Gold Medal (PU), 2001; Dr. A.R. Shakoori Gold Medal (ZSP), 2000 and University of the Punjab Gold Medal, 1984).
  2. President, Pakistan Aquaculture and Fisheries Society (PAFS), 2013-15
  3. Appointed Professor & Dean at the young age of 42 years.
  4. Youngest Registrar / Principal Administrative Officer appointed in Punjab University at the young age of 44 years.
  5. Youngest officer promoted as Director Fisheries by PSB, Punjab at the young age of 35 years.
  6. Youngest officer selected by PPSC as Deputy Director Fisheries at the young age of 28 years.
  7. Winner of ADB Scholarship for PhD studies in Canada (1992-96).
  8. Author of 43 international and 48 national research papers.
  9. Attended 39 international conferences in UK, USA, Canada, Malaysia, Norway, South Korea, China, Thailand, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus, Greece, Nepal, UAE, Turkey, Spain, Iceland, Mexico, Australia, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic.
  10. Attended 53 national conferences and seminars in Pakistan.
  11. Remained Member of university Senate, Syndicate, Selection Board, Academic Council, Finance & Planning Committee, Advanced Studies & Research Board, Affiliation Committee, Boards of Faculties, Board of Studies & many committees.
  12. Having 27 Distinctions/Honors and Academic Achievements
  13. Membership / Fellowship of many international science bodies.
  14. HEC Approved PhD Supervisor
  15. Link Coordinator, HEC-British Council Link Program (2004).
  16. 31 years of unique, diversified and rare experience of government, R&D, university teaching & research, higher education management & university administration, and international linkages & academic collaboration.
  17. Nominated for the Presidential Civil Award, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, by the University of the Punjab on Independence Day, 14th August 2008.
  18. Selected & Shortlisted in the final panel of six (6) candidates for the position of Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab, Lahore (2008); PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi (2008); University of Gujrat (2014), Government College University, Faisalabad 92014) and Islamia University, Bahawalpur (2014) by the Standing Search Committee for Vice Chancellors constituted by the Higher Education Department, Government of Punjab, Lahore & Board of Governance for Rector, Virtual University of Pakistan (2017).
  19. President, Pakistan Aquaculture & Fisheries Society (PAFS), 2013-15.
  20. Star Laureate 2008 (Science & Technology, South Asian Publications, Karachi), XIXTH STAR AWARDS CEREMONY, Lahore , November 8, 2009
  21. Nominated by Punjab University for Presidential Civil Awards IZAZ-I-KAMAL 2009 & IZAZ-IFAZEELAT 2009.
  22. Nominated by Punjab University for Presidential Civil Award, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, on Independence Day 14th August 2008.
  23. Nominated by Punjab University for Presidential Civil Awards, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, on Independence Day 14th August 2007.
  24. Quaid-i-Azam Gold Medal, (Tehreek Istehqam-e-Pakistan Council), Pakistan, December 25, 2006.
  25. First Director (External Linkages), University of the Punjab, Lahore
  26. Link Coordinator, HEC-British Council Higher Education Link Program (2004-05)
  27. Recipient, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Short Term Faculty Exchange Programme Fellowship, 2004.
  28. Selection as Professor (Selection Board, 2003). Youngest Professor
  29. Appointment as Dean (Chancellor/Governor Punjab, 2003). Youngest Dean
  30. International Marine Shrimp Course, Malaysia (2002). Team Leader
  31. Recipient, Sir Roberts William Gold-Medal Punjab University, 2001. Best Zoologist.
  32. Recipient, Dr. A.R. Shakoori Gold-Medal, 2000. Young Scientist
  33. Youngest officer promoted in Punjab as Director Fisheries in BS-19 (37 years), 1997
  34. Recipient of ADB Post-Graduate scholarship for Canada, 1992-96
  35. Selection as Deputy Director Fisheries (PPSC, 1989). First Position
  36. Selection as Assistant Director Fisheries (PPSC, 1986). First Position
  37. Qualified Civil Services CSS examinations in 1987, 1988.
  38. Gold-Medalist in M.Sc. from Punjab University, 1980-82. First Position
  39. Fisheries Department In-Service Exam for Officers (1986). First Position