ISLAMABAD -- Professor Dr Muhammad Mukhtar on Monday was appointed as the first vice chancellor (VC) of the National Skills University (NSU), Islamabad for a period of four years.
His appointment was approved by President Dr Arif Alvi on October 18, a press release said.
A high-powered selection committee headed by Federal Minister of Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood had recommended Dr Mukhtar's name as NSU vice chancellor. Ten candidates were shortlisted out of 61 candidates by the committee after interviewing them.
It may be mentioned that the NSU is a unique and first of its kind university in the country that will promote skills-based education, mainly focusing on applied, engineering, natural, and healthcare sciences.
Professor Mukhtar brings a vast experience of academic management and scholarly contributions. Previously, he served as vice chancellor of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, and founding vice chancellors of the Government Sadiq College Women University Bahawalpur and Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan.
Currently, he is serving as Rector of Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education in Karachi.
Professor Mukhtar also served the United States government on an outstanding...