Published On: Mon, Mar 24th, 2014
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Dr. Muhammad Nizamuddin felicitated on award of Sitara-e-Imtiaz

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ISLAMABAD: The parliamentarians, academicians, vice chancellors and heads of various federal organizations have congratulated Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nizamuddin, Vice Chancellor University of Gujrat and Chairman National Committee on Development of Social Sciences Pakistan, on receipt of Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his untiring efforts in the field of education.

They were of the view that decoration of one of the prestigious award of Pakistan is recognition of dedicated contribution of Prof. Dr. Nizamuddin for improving state of education in the country

The leading personalities who felicitated Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nizamuddin include Mr. Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman State Minister for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education and Interior and Narcotics Control, Pir Muhammad Amin Ul Hasnat Shah State Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony, Prof. Dr Atta ur Rehman Founder Chairperson HEC & President Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Prof. Dr. Mudassir Asrar Chairperson, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Islamabad, Ch. Jaffar Iqbal Parliamentary Secretary for Defense, Nawabzada Mazhar Ali Khan MNA, Prof. Dr. Inam ul Haq Javaid Managing Director National Book Foundation, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar Vice Chancellor the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Dr. Saeeda Asadullah President Council of Social Sciences, Naeem Sarfraz Chairman Fazaldad Human Rights Institute, Zafarullah Khan Executive Director Centre for Civic Education Pakistan, Syed Zia ul Noor Country Head Muslim Hands International Pakistan and renowned writer Asghar Nadeem Syed.

Prof. Dr. Nizamuddin is presently serving as Chairperson of National Committee on Development of Social Sciences- a main advisory body comprised of renowned social scientists. He is also founder and Chairman of Pakistan s? first ever 16-member inter-university alliance, ?Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences Pakistan? which is working actively working to promote social sciences Pakistan. Recently, he has also been nominated as member of Task Force on Balochistan to improve state of higher education in Balochistan on the suggestion of chief minister Balochistan.

In addition he has also been given several important assignments by the Government of Punjab and Federal Government: Project Director of University of Technology Sambrial, Sialkot; Chairman, HEC Committee for Development of Social Sciences and Humanities in Pakistan (CDSSHP); Chairman Board of Directors Willows Foundation-A Warren Buffett supported charity; Member Board of Governors, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Government of Pakistan; Member Board of Directors and Chair HR Committee GEPCO Gujranwala and Member, Core Group Punjab Population Welfare Program, Government of Punjab.

Since assuming charge as Vice-Chancellor of University of Gujrat on September 19, 2006, Dr Nizam has made strenuous efforts to promote and encourage research and teaching skills by the use modern techniques; develop strong linkages and student internships with government, industry and the civil society to groom future managers, leaders and policymakers.

He has been teaching PhD and masters level courses; supervising PhD Dissertations; coordinating department’s PhD program and serving as a member of the Doctoral Program Coordinating Committee (DPCC).

Apart from teaching, he served as a member of HEC Curriculum Committees for reviewing and revising syllabi of Rural Sociology and Geography. He did his PhD from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Masters from the University of Chicago and BA Honours and Masters in Social Work from the University of Karachi.

Prof. Nizam have put in over 40 years of national and international experience in the field of public policy, teaching, research and educational development/administration. His experience also included working at leading and reputed international academic and research institutions throughout the world. He has also had experience of working national and international research organizations which included five years in SIDA (Swedish International Development Authority), served with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught at the Columbia University, New York as well .