Vice Chancellor

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser (CV)

Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi


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Name: Muhammad Qaiser
Education: M.Sc., Ph.D. (Karachi), Post Doctorate (Germany)
Present status: Vice-Chancellor, University of Karachi.
Publications: 199
Teaching & Research Experience: 46 years

Leadership Training Received: Two weeks leadership training for the Selected Vice Chancellors of Public Sector Universities in Manchester, U.K. sponsored by Higher Education Commission, 2009.

Editor, Chief Editor of Scientific Journals:

  • Chief Editor, Pakistan Journal of Botany since 2012 - todate
  • Co-editor, Flora of Pakistan – an internationally recognized publication. 1995-todate.

Papers presented in International Conferences:

Presented papers in international conferences held in UK, Germany, Austria, Turkey, India, Bangla Desh and China.

Fellowship of Academic Societies:

  • Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS)
  • The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
  • Pakistan Botanical Society
  • Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung (AvH)
  • International Organization of Plant Biosystematists (IOPB)

Administrative Experience:

  • Vice-Chancellor, University of Karachi (Feb. 2012 – todate)
  • Vice Chancellor, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology (Jan, 2008 to Jan. 2013) (having a dual charge of both the universities till Jan. 2013)
  • Registrar, University of Karachi (Aug. 1999 to Aug. 2001& Jan. 2004 to July 2004).
  • Students Advisor, University of Karachi (Nov. 1996 to Aug. 1999).
  • Students Advisor, Department of Botany (1990 to 1996)
  • Provost, Karachi University Boys Hostel (Aug. 1990 to Sep. 1994).
  • Member Syndicate University of Karachi ( Aug. 2002 to Aug 2006).
  • Project Director: Creation of Central Laboratory for Faculty of Science. HEC-PSDP project (completed and inaugurated on 4th August 2006).
  • Project Director: Establishment of Herbarium at Karachi University HEC-PSDP project (completed and inaugurated on 1th August 2006)
  • Project Director: Establishment of Botanical Garden at Karachi University HEC-PSDP project (completed and inaugurated on 12th September 2007).
  • HEC Eminent Professor (Department Botany), University of Karachi
  •  Advisor to Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi  (Academic affairs) (2006 – Jan. 2008)    

Major Achievements:

  • Supervised 10 Ph.D. students, 35 M.Sc. students
  • Have received Productivity Award regularly since its inception
  • Best Teacher Award 2005.
  • Gold Medal in Botany by Pakistan Academy of Sciences, 2004.
  • Life time achievement award by Pakistan Botanical Society 2012.