The Punjab government has appointed Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) as Vice Chancellor of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur. The Higher Education Department issued a notification on Tuesday. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob is currently serving as Vice Chancellor of Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology Rahim Yar Khan. He is an academic leader for excellence having 25 years of experience in teaching, research and industrial projects in various prestigious institutions in Pakistan and abroad.
He got his PhD in Electrical Engineering from National University of Science and Technology and obtained BS and MS degrees from Florida State University USA. Dr. Athar Mahboob founded Ibn Khaldun Systems in 2005 and has undertaken more than 100 industrial projects in the financial, manufacturing, services and defense sectors. —INP