The President of Pakistan, Chancellor of COMSATS University Islamabad, has appointed Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tabassam Afzal, (Director, Bioenergy, and Bioresearch Lab, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Engineering, Frederiction, Canada) as Rector COMSATS University Islamabad on 30th April 2020 for five years with immediate effect.
The Ex-Rector COMSATS University Islamabad, honourable Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar (Tamgha-i-Imtiaz) on 100th Convocation in Islamabad held in March, the year 2017 assumed the responsibility as Rector COMSATS University, Islamabad. He was a Tenured Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the Department of Biosciences and the Dean of Research Innovation & Commercialization, CIIT before. He served this prestigious institute for almost three years as a Rector. He has made a very good repute in the education sector through his continuous hard work and dedication.
After facing a lot of difficulties and obstacles, Dr. Raheel Qamar succeeded in transforming the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology to a full-fledged University named “COMSATS University Islamabad” in the year 2018 by an Act of Parliament. This up-gradation from “Institute” to “University” received a lot of appreciation from the whole COMSATS family, accompanied by many Educational institutes and professionals.
At Aiwan-e-Saddar in the year 2018 Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar got the proposal of two new campuses of COMSATS University in Balochistan and Sindh from the President Dr. Arif Alvi. Because of the hard work of the administrators like Prof. Dr. Syed Muhammad Junaid Zaidi and Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar, COMSATS University Islamabad ranks among the top 500-800 universities in the world and ranks among top 10 universities of Pakistan.
He aspired to see Pakistani students aiming higher for international distinction like the Fields Medal and Nobel Prize by focusing on quality research with an impact. For this purpose, he worked hard to bring betterment in the research field to secure reputable national and international research grants and awards. The contributions of the Ex- Rector for COMSATS University, Islamabad are magnificent and appreciable.
Academic Staff Association of COMSATS University Islamabad congratulates Prof. Muhammad Tabassum Afzal on appointment as Rector CUI. The Faculty staff and employees of CUI cordially welcome him and are promptly looking forward to his joining.