‘Entomology dept will be elevated to institute status’

VC says dept is playing a role in uplift of agriculture sector

APP October 16, 2017
Agricultural land. PHOTO: REUTERS

FAISALABAD: Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) will be elevated to the status of Institute of Entomology by keeping in view of  its performance and importance.

This was said by UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Muhammad Iqbal Zafar while addressing a seminar arranged by Department of Entomology in connection with the Higher Education Commission the other day. The vice-chancellor said that degree awarding institutes were mandated to create knowledge and sharing to build economies and leadership at all levels.

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He added the HEC had played a pivotal role in bringing reforms in the higher education sector. He said the HEC started its services in 2002 and with a committed and dedicated mission, accomplished a huge series of success within 15 years.

He maintained the department of entomology was playing a role in the uplift of the agriculture sector by overcoming the attacks of insects on the field.

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He praised the entomology department for conducting a survey on the directives of the Punjab government in the cotton belt regarding record decline in cotton production in 2015. He said that it was a matter of pride for the university that entomology department had won two projects on pink bollworm and whitefly from the Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB).

Entomology Department Chairperson Dr Jalal Arif said that HEC had awarded 26 projects worth Rs67 million and of them, 12 had been completed whereas 14 projects were under way.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 16th, 2017.


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