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Punjab Governor Ch. Muhammad Sarwar addresses the 21st Convocation of the UAF

Punjab Governor Ch. Muhammad Sarwar on Monday stressed upon the youth to become hardworking and capitalize the available time to hone their skills, resulting in their bright future and progress of the country. He addressed the 21st Convocation of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad at the Iqbal Auditorium. Terming the youth, an engine for bright future, he advised them getting education with dedication and come up with the innovative ideas for the uplift of the country.   He said that the country was facing difficult time in term of energy crisis, water scarcity, low agricultural productivity issue, and poverty.  He said that the Nature had gifted us with the tremendous resources. Now it is our duty to explore and get benefit from them. It is really heart burning that half of the population was living below the poverty line. The agriculture sector plays a pivotal role in the poverty alleviation, he said adding, that the UAF scientists should expedite its efforts to cope with the challenges of food security.

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He congratulated the UAF for becoming the first-ever Pakistani University ranked among the top 100 universities of the globe. He also praised the UAF for its internationalization, and introducing 32 new degree programme. He said that the government was taking revolutionary steps for the uplift of the agricultural sector. He said that white revolution is being focused to improve the quality and quantity of milk. At the current scenario, bio energy is gaining the immense importance. He said that services of Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, former Chairman Wapda Shamas ul Mulk and Indian Dr MS Swaminathan are marvelous.  At the event, honourary degrees were conferred on Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz; former Chairman Wapda Engineer Shams-ul-Mulk, and Father of Indian Green Revolution Dr MS Swaminathan.

At the event, 2997 students of 2013 were conferred the degrees and medals. As many as 1297 students of graduations, 1390 of post graduations, 209 MPhil, 19 MS computer sciences, and 82 PhDs were awarded the degrees.  39 students were given medals. Dr Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan has lot of potential in the agricultural sector. He called for doubling the agricultural production in the next fifteen years in order to feed ever increasing population. He congratulated the UAF for rendering the marvelous contributions to the academia and research. He said that research can move the country to the new heights of progress and prosperity. He said that food security and global warning are the areas of the concerns for the country.

Dr Shamas-ul-Mulk lauded the efforts of the UAF for the field of agriculture. He said that if you educate a man, you educate a person. But if you educate a woman, you educate a family. Dr MS Swaminathan said that being the first agricultural institutions in subcontinent, the UAF has played pivotal role in the hunger alleviation. He said  that UAF Vision 2030 will prove hallmark in the ever-green revolution of the region.

UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that in the last four years, the UAF has initiated the 32 new demand-driven programmes. A Confucius centre was being set up at the campus with the help of China in which Chinese Cultural and Language Programmes will be offered. He was of the view that UAF has kicked off first of its kind joint degree BBA (Agri Business) Programme in collaboration with IBA Sukker.  He said it has established the Centre for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security worth 30 million US dollar sponsored by USAID.    The university houses a satellite unit of a German funded International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) to fight against global hunger and poverty through research and education.   The Australia-Pakistan Agriculture Sector Linkages Program (ASLP) is also one of the most successful models in cooperation and partnership. ASLP is working for the uplift of dairy, mango, and citrus industries. The Governor also laid the foundation of UAF Main Gate which is being redesigned and reconstructed keeping the historical importance in view.

At the event, the Governor’s birthday was also celebrated. The Governor also distributed cheques among the Laboratory Girls High School toppers. Rabia Farid , a student of UAF nominated for a speech in the coming UN General Assembly Session, delivered a speech on women empowerment.

Registrar Ch Muhammad Hussain led the academic procession and Controller of Examinations Shafqat Iqbal conducted the proceeding of the Convocation. Australian Deputy High Commissioner Paul Molloy,   Ali Tahir Secretary Agriculture Punjab, Arid Agriculture University VC Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad and other  dignitaries from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan participated.

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Seminar on Balance Use of Fertilizer

Speakers at a seminar on Wednesday urged the farming community to ensure balanced usage of fertilizer in their fields as per recommendation of agricultural experts in order to increase agricultural productivity. The seminar titled Balance Use of fertilizer for Quality Produce was arranged by Institute of Soil and Environment Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad and International Potash Institute (IPI). The session was chaired by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan.


Addressing on the occasion, Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that imbalance usage of fertilizer is costing the country millions of rupees. The fertilizer utilization is increasing in the country but the proper ratio of fertilizer is being ignored, resulting in low income of farmers. He said that it is a serious matter that agricultural production had been stagnant in the major crops for the last 10 years.  On the other hand, the population is increasing with a large pace. He stressed the need to take measures as in the next decade, the demands for food will increase manifold. Director General Extension Punjab Dr Anjum Ali Bhuttar said that the Provincial government was making all-out efforts to educate the farming community about the latest methods. He said that extensions department was giving the information about the latest technology transfer through cell phone.

Prof Dr Zaheer Ahmad Zaheer said that said that the balanced usage of fertilizer will not only save the money of farmers but also increase the production.   IPI coordinator Dr Abdul Wakeel said that potash usage in the agricultural land was very low. The balance use of potash would increase the productivity. Dr Muhammad Rasheed, former DG Agricultural Research Punjab,  said that UAF in collaboration with the Punjab Agri Extension  Department had developed fertilizer model , giving the guidelines to the farming community about proper fertilizer usage.  Dr Nisar Ahmad, former Chief (NFDC) Planning  Commission  urged the scientists to produce tangible researches to address the issue of farming community.

UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan addressees seminar on Balance Use of fertilizer arranged by Institute of Soil and Environment Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad and International Potash Institute (IPI)

    UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan addressees seminar on Balance Use of fertilizer arranged by Institute of Soil and Environment Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad and International Potash Institute (IPI)

Institute of Linguistics and Culture will be set up at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Institute of Linguistics and Culture will be set up at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad in order to hone linguistics skills of students in the light of folk culture, enabling them play their effective role in agricultural sector compatible to the rural culture and traditions.



UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan addresses UAF Academic Council, meeting. Registrar Muhammad Hussain also seen on the stage.

UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan addresses UAF Academic Council, meeting. Registrar Muhammad Hussain also seen on the stage.

It was decided at the meeting of Academic Council, UAF that was chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan on Thursday. Registrar Muhammad Hussain presented the agenda of meeting as the secretary of the council.

The meeting also gave a nod to set up the Institute of Animal Sciences and Institute of Dairy Sciences at the Faculty of Animal Husbandry by merging three department including Livestock Management Department; Animal Breeding and Genetics Department ; and Poultry Sciences Department and Institute of Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology. It is meant to meet the international standards and to flourish dairy sector, getting immense importance.   The meeting while giving relaxation for admission criteria of BSc Agriculture approved that the students of  FSc ( pre-engineering) can also apply for the BSc (Agriculture) admission.

Addressing on the occasion, the  Vice Chancellor said that farming community must be persuaded about the modern trends and practices in agriculture. Keeping in view, the UAF has expedited its outreach programme.  He said that polished linguistics skills of the students would also help achieve the desired goal. He urged the teaching community to turn all stones for the polishing the God-given abilities of the students. The teachers play an important role in this regard. He said that UAF was making all out efforts to train the manpower and address the issues of farming community.  The agriculture is directly linked to the rural development and poverty alleviation.

Independence Day Celebrations at UAF 2014

Like other parts of the country, Independence Day on Thursday was marked at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad with traditional zeal and enthusiasm. Special programmes were arranged to pay homage to the sacrifices of freedom fighters and perk up the spirit of devotion and dedication towards progress. The day began with the special prayers for the progress of the country at Jamia Masjid, UAF at 8:00 am. The flag hoisting ceremony was administrated by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan at Iqbal Auditorium.


Addressing on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor said the day reminds us great sacrifices under unprecedented freedom movement led by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah that culminated in emergence of an independent Muslim state on the map of the world. It is, now, our duty to work dedicatedly for the progress of our homeland. He was of the view that message of Allama Iqbal and Quaid-Azam must be spread among the people in order to make prosperity in every field of life. He called for becoming good citizen and good workers. The education is the imperative for the uplift of the country, he said, adding that we have to promote the education in every corner of Pakistan.
He said that the UAF recommendations in preparation of Government Vision 2025 of Planning Commission were praised. He said that in the last year, 116 faculty members had been inducted whereas 179 supporting staff were regularized or promoted. He said that for the first time in its history, the UAF has developed a comprehensive action plan for the next fifteen years to achieve a sustainable agriculture UAF Vision 2030 through its three cornerstones: learning, discovery and outreach. As many as 18,000 students will be studying this year whereas the enrollments will touch to 30,000 students by 2030. He said that 12 students of UAF run schools were sent to Turkey under the student exchange programmes whereas 14 students of Engineering Faculty will fly for Malaysia soon.
He said that the more than 50 new degree programmes has been added in the recent years. It is offering 160 degree programmes in line with the international trends and needs. He said that country was lagging behind in the modern agricultural practices. Thus it is important to increase productivity to ensure the food security for the increasing population. He said that country was importing edible oil, cereals, milk powder, tea, wheat etc that are areas of concern.
Principal Officer, Public Relations and Publications, Prof Dr Jalal Arif urged the students and staff to turn all stones to cope with the challenges of our homeland. He said food security is the major challenge in the field of agriculture. He said that the UAF has been opening up new chapters of glory to ensure food especially for the last six years.
The students of UAF run Laboratory School System and Day Care Centre presented the mili nagmas and skits before the audience, depicting the color of love for the country and giving the message of peace with the promotion of tolerance among the society.

Result of 1st Entry Test Agri Engineering 2014

1st Entry Test for admission to B.Sc. Agri. Engg./Food Engg./Textile Tech./Energy System Engg./Environmental Engg. Session 2014-15 conducted on 20-08-2014 is notified as under

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International Conference on “Emerging Issues in Food Safety”

The National Institute of Food Science & Technology is pleased to announce an International Conference on “Emerging Issues in Food Safety” from November 14-16, 2011 at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan. The objective of the conference is to create awareness in various stackholders about current advancements in the field of food safety. If you are interested to present your work in the Conference, you will be profoundly welcomed.

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Endowment Fund Secretariat (EFS) invites applications/concept papers for proposals

Endowment Fund Secretariat (EFS) invites applications/concept papers for proposals from UAF and other Private and public sector organizations having good national/international repute with an established administrative and financial system, under its following components:

  1. Faculty Development (for UAF only)
    (short term trainings abroad (4 months), travel grants to participate in conferences/symposia/workshops/trainings abroad, organizing trainings/workshops/ conferences/seminars aimed at development of faculty, and supporting administrative and technical staff)
  2. Technology Transfer
    1. Outreach projects
    2. Demonstration projects (for UAF only)
  3. Product Commercialization

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