Vice Chancellor Agriculture University Peshawar Prof Dr Khan Bahadur Marwat, was recently awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz on Pakistan Day. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah coffered the award to Prof Dr Khan Bahadur Marwat on behalf of President Asif Ali Zardari.
Prof Marwat is a Weed Scientist of international fame working as Senior most Meritorious Professors. During his career he has not only excelled in the academics, research and outreach activities but has also played a vital role in administration.
He is the only professor in Pakistan having two PhD degrees, one from the University of Illinois (USA) and another from University of Peshawar.
He started his career as Plant Taxonomist in PCSIR during 1976, switched to teaching in 1977 as Lecturer and was elevated as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor and ultimately Meritorious Professor in 2004. He has supervised 30 M.Phil, 3 MS and 11 PhD students. He has 200 citable publications, with 64 in Impact Factor/Foreign Journals, having more than 250 citations (SG). He has run 6 Research Projects and now working with Pak-Australian Linkage Project on Parthenium as Advisor.
He has vast experience of academic administration having worked as Dean, Chairman, Coordinator, Students’ Advisor, Chief Proctor, Warden and also Acting Vice-Chancellor. Dr. Marwat remained Member of Academic Council; Syndicate, F&PC and Convener, UFM Control Committee. He has worked as Convener Affiliation Committee and Purchase Committee as Senior Dean. Presently working as Vice Chancellor since May 07, 2010.
Member Academic Council, Syndicate, F&PC, UFM Control Committee of this University; Chancellor’s nominee on SB and Syndicate of Malakand University; Member Senate, University S&T Bannu, Benazir Bhutto University, Sharingal; Member SB, Syndicate and Academic Council, KUST (Kohat), BOS Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Hazara and Peshawar University; Member Senate, Abasyn University, Peshawar; Member SB, City University, Peshawar; Member Board of Governors, Qurtaba University, Peshawar; Member Selection Board, Pakistan Institution of Fashion & Design Johar Town Lahore, Member Board of Trustees Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad and Convener PhD Review Committee Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Dr. Marwat has received Outstanding Weed Scientist Award in 1993 from PARC, HEC Best University Teacher Award for 2005, President’s Medal for Technology (2008), Qauid-e-Azam Gold Medal (2011), Research Productivity Award PCST (2011-12) and Sitara-e-Imtiaz (2012). He remained Vice-President and President Asia-Pacific Weed Science Society and Chief Organizer of 22nd Asia-Pacific Weed Science Conference (Mar 2010). He is Member of fourteen professional societies at the international and five national levels. Presently, he is President of Asia-Pacific Weed Science Society; President Pakistan Ethno-botanical Society (PES) & Weed Science Society of Pakistan. Now he has been appointed as Member (BOT), Pakistan Science Foundation (PCST) by President of Pakistan.