It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to University of Sargodha, which has emerged as a leading place of advanced studies and research in a relatively short span of time. With its efﬁcient staff and qualiﬁed faculty, it offers modern teaching and research facilities to students enrolled in various disciplines at all levels. The university has also achieved a national niche in synergising academia with agrarian economy and offering unique community services.
Since joining this university in December 2016 after over two decades of academic exposure at home and abroad, including Oxford University, I have initiated several academic and administrative reforms to improve its institutional profile and outlook. These reforms aim to equip our graduating students with modern knowledge and professional skills suitable for a highly competitive job market. Our mode of teaching here is not merely conﬁned to imparting knowledge but we also try to equip students with our rich cultural traditions and ethical values. We also try to harness their positive energy and creative potential through a variety of social avenues.
University of Sargodha has already made a huge difference in the socio-economic development of Pakistan by generating skilful workforce, innovating agrarian products, providing community services and contributing to knowledge economy. I plan to build upon these successes by promoting a culture of academic enquiry among students and faculty, introducing new modes of quality teaching and research, and fostering academic-industrial linkages as well as national and international collaborations.
During my tenure as Vice Chancellor, I envisage this university to reach the next level of academic excellence. And I welcome you all to join us in this amazing journey.
Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad