Vice Chancellor


Prof. Dr. M. H. Qazi
Vice Chancellor

 I have watched with deep interest the progress of the University of Lahore, since its inception in the year 1999. From a recent review of various departments of the University, I am encouraged to see that the quality of education has been sustained by our young and experienced faculty. In the changing scenario of instructional technology, the constructivist theory of learning has become the mainstay of the teaching-learning process. Contrary to this, for a large number of years the students have been treated as passive learners. The integration of tools of technology with education has created a different circumstance in which the learner is an active participant and is thus able to use his creative abilities for problem solving. I am pleased to know that on a fully networked campus, the teachers are making best use of this learning methodology. I believe that if this practice is sustained, then, the University will be able to add substatial value to the training of students in accordance with market needs.

The University, after facing initial teething problems, has stabilized to a more progressive educational culture. After strengthening the teaching learner process the university is now craving its path in economically important areas of research, especially in the field of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. The initiation of Post-Doc programme in this subject is likely to play an important role in the development of specialized human resource in a prospective economic field.
Whereas our teachers are fully involved in the training of students, yet I find a lot of room for further improvement in student-teacher interaction inside and outside the classroom. In a University where cultural advancement is of utmost importance, it is imperative that sufficient space should be provided for extra curricular activities. This aspect should be strengthened by  encouraging the students for establishing academic societies. I already see a lot of talent among the students which can be harnessed for such activities.

Furthermore, I hope that as we grow, a more intense relationship can be developed between the University and the industry. This is necessary for translation of knowledge into technology.

I see a bright future for the University, and wish the University a great success in the times to come.