Karachi University teachers to publish more research papers

Karachi:February 13:Karachi University (KU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan has said the varsity has made efforts to promote science in the country for sustainable development, and the faculties should increase their research publications because research projects a measure of excellence of universities.

This he said while addressing the fifth ‘International Workshop for Capacity Building in Nematology’ at the KU on Monday. The conference was jointly organised by the National Nematological Research Centre (NNRC), Karachi University, the ECO Science Foundation and the Pakistan Society of Nematologist at the Professor Saleemuzzaman Siddiqui Auditorium, HEJ.

Dr Khan said the university played an imperative role in the promotion of higher education, and every associated person was required to play its role for the betterment of the university. On the occasion, Dr Raza Bhatti, member of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for Operations and Planning, said the HEC’s journey started 15 years ago to promote quality higher education in the country, and the success of the commission was the result of an uphill struggle.

He said the HEC was focusing on human development and provided funding for collaborative research, research projects and joint research programmes. Pakistan Science Foundation Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Ashraf said the NNRC had conducted a highly commendable campaign against the menace of nematode infection of agricultural crops, made a significant contribution to research pertaining to nematological problems and had also produced trained manpower in nematology.

ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) President Prof Dr Manzoor Hussain Soomro said that the promotion of improved methods in the teaching of science was one of the prime initiatives of the ECO foundation. He said the ECO focused on the evaluation of training facilities in the region and the formulation of training programmes for building up highly skilled scientific and technical manpower.The news.