Dr Athar completes two successful years as VC IUB

Our Correspondent

Prof Dr Athar Mahboob completed two years of assuming the responsibilities of Vice-Chancellor of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB).

During the period, the University has made remarkable progress in every field, an example of which is hard to find in the past.

When he took over charge two years ago, the situation at the University was dire. The number of students was only 13,000 and running the University financially had become a major challenge.

Due to the administrative skills and decision-making power of Prof. Dr Athar Mahboob, the University has overcome all difficulties in just two years and embarked on a new journey of development and prosperity as a global university.

And to make it active, it has been divided into 14 faculties and the number of departments has increased from 48 to 129.

The number of undergraduates, master’s, M.Phil and PhD level admissions for thousands of first-class qualified students in South Punjab and across the country has been increased to 42,000.

Due to a well-organized and transparent admission policy, Islamia University of Bahawalpur has become an excellent educational destination for local and non-local youth.

The number of faculty also increased and the number of professors increased from 18 to 43. Similarly, instead of more than one thousand part-time faculty, associate lecturers will be appointed. Overall, the number of faculty increased from 550 to over 1000.

In the field of administration also new, posts were created according to the increasing volume of the university on which appointments were made under the selection board.

When Prof. Dr Athar Mahboob took over the responsibilities, the budget of the University was Rs. 3.8 billion which has increased to Rs. 7.2 billion today. Similarly, the development budget has increased from Rs 0.9 billion to Rs 3.5 billion.

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