Governor Punjab Malik Rafique Rajwana on behalf of the President of Pakistan decorated University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha with “Sitara-i-Imtiaz” Presidential Civil Award at an investiture ceremony at the Governor House on Pakistan Day, Wednesday.
Prof Pasha has been awarded this presidential award for his outstanding performance and excellence in the field of veterinary science. He has the honour to be appointed as UVAS Vice-Chancellor for the second consecutive term. Under his leadership as Vice-Chancellor, the UVAS attained its position among the top 10 universities of Pakistan in the Higher Education Commission’s ranking for two consecutive years (2014 and 2015).
Prof Pasha was earlier awarded with Best University Teacher Award by the Higher Education Commission in 2009. He is a PhD in Animal Nutrition from the West Virginia University, USA, and has about 36 years experience in education, research and livestock sector to his credit. He published 81 research papers in refereed scientific journals, supervised 118 MPhil and 11 PhD students. He drafted the PC-1 of the UVAS, Lahore and is focal person for establishment of Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawapur.