LAHORE - Appointed on January 3, 2008, four-year tenure of Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran as Punjab University Vice-Chancellor completed here on Monday. During his period as Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran took many steps for the progress of the varsity.

According to PU spokesman, under the leadership of Dr Mujahid, streamlining of PhD program has resulted in an almost 3 fold increase in PhD production from an average of 41 during 1990-2007 to an average of 113 during the period 2008-2011.

He also claimed enhancement in allocation for Faculty Development from 45m in 2007 to 75 m per annum currently. Presently about 80 faculty members are doing PhD abroad. Significant improvement in the PhD to non PhD teacher ratio for regular teachers from almost 29pc in Dec 2007 to almost 40 percent in Dec 2011. More than three-fold increase in Conference participation abroad from an average of 14.25 per annum during 2004-2007 to 47.25 during 2008-2011.