Prof. Dr. M. Subhan Qureshi selected for best university teacher of the year 2011

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Agriculture University Peshawar (AUP) has announced that The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan selected Prof Dr Muhammad Subhan Qureshi, Dean Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, The University of Agriculture Peshawar for Best Teacher Award 2011, among the panel submitted by the Vice Chancellor, Prof Khan Bahadar Marwat.

After graduating from the UVAS Lahore during 1982, Prof Qureshi joined the provincial Livestock Department and was involved in semen processing and veterinary research. In the meantime he joined the University again and completed PhD degree. During 2005 he joined the University of Agriculture, Peshawar as professor and was raised to the status of Dean. He has been involved in teaching, research, development and industrial linkages. He facilitated the establishment of the Livestock Trainers and Consultants and completed 5 R&D projects.

Prof Qureshi has supervised 34 PhD/M Phil students and 18 are ongoing. He has published research papers comprising; 39 in impact factor journals, 18 HEC recognized, 9 books and 2 book chapters, 50 conference papers, in addition to about 100 popular articles. He has been working as executive member Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council and 27 professional bodies. He is also assisting 14 journals as member editorial boards or reviewer. He increased the number of faculty members several folds. Livestock Management Department, headed by him, got recognized by the NAEC and two postgraduate programs were launched in Theriogenology and Pathology. He introduced the business incubation concept in the thesis research. He is working at CSU, Australia as Adjunct Professor.

Prof Qureshi has advised two successive Chief Ministers on judicial utilization of livestock resources in light of his findings under his doctoral thesis research reporting losses of Rs.1043 billion per annum. The farmers were organized and linked with various R&D organizations. Livestock Investment Conference was organized in collaboration with SCCI in 2005 inaugurated by the Chief Minister. He organized the International Workshop on Dairy Science Park -2011 as Chief Organizer, inaugurated by Minister for Agriculture and concluded by the Minister for Livestock. It was attended by 450+ delegates, with 103 technical papers and exhibition by 10 business companies. The Second workshop scheduled for 2013 will focus on developing enterprising capacity of livestock and poultry farmers of Pak-Afghan Region.

Presently Prof Qureshi is organizing a working team for converting the livestock and poultry meat production setup in the province into an export base for Halal Food Market under the Dairy Science Park. The provincial government, TIKA-Turkey, Pak-US S&T project, Agribusiness Support Fund, Relief International and KPCCI are assisting in implementation of the plan. The plan is supposed to enable the outgoing graduates in establishing their own entrepreneurs, sharing the public sectors responsibility of employment generation and food security. This will supplement the medium sized livestock farmers in the region through business support initiatives.

Courtesy : AUP Official