I am serving University of the Punjab since 1985 and currently performing the duties of Dean, Faculty of Sciences and Principal, College of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences. I was appointed as acting vice-chancellor of the Punjab University on the recommendation of higher authorities. I did my PhD from Exeter University, Exeter, UK and awarded research scholarship. I got first class throughout my whole academic career along with gold medal in M.Sc. Statistics.
I have tremendously contributed for the uplift of quality education with current era need. Keeping in view the nationally important disciplines having market requirements introduced four master level academic disciplines. The degree program of ‘Master of Information and Operational Management’ was the first academic discipline of its nature which was introduced first time in Pakistan. I am also the pioneer of degree program of ‘M.Sc. Actuarial Sciences’ in Pakistan. This degree is specifically deals with the most modern and market related needs i.e. Risk Management and Insurance. To support the medical field as well as other researchers in the discipline of ‘Biostatistics’ a complete two years degree program was launched. To cope with the needs of banking sector with respect to statistics and management, a 2-years master degree program ‘M.Sc. Business Statistics and Management’ was launched. To synchronize the existing academic disciplines and develop the research culture, M.Phil leading towards PhD degree in the subject of Statistics was introduced.
For the promotion of research activities, a quarterly research journal ‘Pakistan Journal of Statistics and Operation Research (PJSOR)’ was first time published in year 2005. Since then, quality research papers are being published after peer review. I have over fifty-seven (57) research publications. Two postgraduate level textbooks had been co-authored. I am successfully organized Three ‘International Conferences’ in year 2006, 2007 and 2010. Renowned scholars from all over the world along with Pakistani scholars participated and presented papers. I was visited Hong Kong for the collaboration purposes. I was participated and presented three research papers in USA in 2008 & 2009 and in Canada in 2010.
I have produced Four (4) PhD and one (1) is expected to complete her Ph.D in this year. Currently eight (8) PhD scholars are doing their research under my supervision. Nineteen (19) M.Phil scholars have completed their research and currently many other M.Phil scholars are doing their research under my supervision. I have supervised more than 100 master level researchers and being Head of the Institution, more than 400 students.
I have actively supervised two research projects as Co-Principal Investigator out of which one was sponsored by HEC of Rs.4.8 million.
I have actively taken part as a team member of University administration: as Dean, Faculty of Sciences, President PUEHS, Chairman PU Applet Committee, Chairman 4-years BS degree program Committee of Affiliated Colleges of Punjab, Director, P&D; Chairman, PU Executive Club; Chairman, PU Project Working Group; Chairman, PU Rationalization Committee; Member, PU Finance & Planning Committee along with other duties as and when assigned by the authorities.
Significant contributions are the increase in number of students from 200 to over 1500. Start of a quality Research Journal, start of M.Phil and Ph.D program in the college. New building for the college, overall change the culture of the College towards Research. I have served the nation especially in the field of education and promotion of research activities both at individual and collaborative level.