Exclusive Interview with Prof. Dr. Saleem Shahzad Registrar University of Karachi

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From Left To Right Ramish Khan (Editor-In-Chief), Moiz Ahmed, Prof. Dr. Saleem Shahzad, Talat Mahmood (Senator KU), Bakhtawar Sheikh, Mehwish Khan, Aqsa Ashfaq

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: 1) Ph.D. in Botany (Plant Pathology) in 1995 from Karachi University “Studies on soilborne root infecting fungi with special reference to the control of root rot and root-knot disease complex” 2) P.G.D. in Statistics in 1988 with First Class (3rd Position) from Karachi University 3) M.Sc. in Botany (with specialization in Plant Pathology) in 1985 with First Class from University of Karachi 4) B.Sc. in 1982 with First Class from University of Karachi 5) H.S.C. in 1979 with Second Division from Karachi Board 6) Matric in 1975 with First Division from Karachi Board ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1) Registrar, University of Karachi (since 16-5-2019) 2) Director Admissions, University of Karachi (December, 2005 – June 2011) 3) Secretary Landscape & Gardening Council, University of Karachi (October 2004 – May 2009) 4) Member Board of Governors of the Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (June 2008 – June 2011) 5) Member Academic Council, University of Karachi (Since 2006) 6) Member Karachi University Senate (Since 2006) 7) Member Academic Committee of the Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi (2007-2018) 8) Member “students Central Advisory committee” University of Karachi (September 2004 – January 2012) 9) Member Board of Faculty of Science, University of Karachi (Since 1998) 10) Member Board of Studies, Department of Botany, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur (2007-2010) 11) Member Board of Studies, Department of Botany, University of Karachi (1998-2006) 12) Chairman Board of Studies, Department of Agriculture & Agribusiness Management, University of Karachi (2006-2017) 13) Member Board of Studies, Department of Agriculture & Agribusiness Management, University of Karachi (Since June 2017) 14) Member Board of Studies, Department of Botany, Jinnah University for women, Karachi (2012-2015 & Since 2018) TRAINING COURSES: 1) Diagnosis and control of soilborne plant pathogens (1-10 December, 1987). Department of Botany, University of Karachi 2) Computer Science course (1987). Organized by Scientific & Cultural Society of Pakistan and SUPPARCO. 3) Taxonomy of Oomycetous fungi (22-2-89 to 23-3-1990), University of Reading, UK, under ODA Linkage Programme. 4) Aquatic Hyphomycetes (1989). 7 days workshop at the University of Sheffield, UK. 5) Training Programme on Integrated Pest Management with special reference to Cotton in Sindh (2002). Organized by FAO and PARC. 6) Workshop on Information Handling in Biological Research (4-6 March, 2002). Organized by PASTIC and University of Karachi. 7) Workshop on Statistical Methods in Research with special reference to Applied Biology (27-29 Jan., 2003). Organized by PASTIC and University of Karachi. MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES 1) Pakistan Botanical Society (Life member) 2) Pakistan Society of Nematologists (Life member) 3) Pakistan Phytopathological Society (Life member) 4) British Mycological Society (1989 – 1992) SUPERVISION OF RESEARCH STUDENTS: M.Phil. Ph.D. AWARDED: 12 12 IN PROGRESS: 03 05 BS/ M.Sc. Theses / Projects: 60 students RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS: 132

INTERVIEW PANEL:

1) MOIZ AHMED

2) MEHWISH KHAN

3) AQSA ASHFAQ

4) BAKHTAWAR SHEIKH

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