LAHORE - Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has impressed upon the students to set ambitious targets for their studies for achieving top positions. He expressed these views while addressing a farewell party hosted at the Institute of Chemistry here on Wednesday to honour Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry on his retirement as professor. The Vice-Chancellor said Prof Jamil Anwar had rendered appreciable services in connection with infrastructure expansion, posting of highly experienced and qualified faculty and provision of latest academic and research facilities for chemistry graduates. He said he was also twice selected as Vice-Chancellor purely on merit basis for different varsities but owing to opposition from certain quarters, was deprived of the same. He said Dr Jamil had fully benefited from policies of Higher Education Commission with the result that chemistry department today had the highest percentage of PhDs production in varsity. Paying his rich tributes on his longstanding teaching and scholarly research career spanning over 35 years, Dr Kamran said that Dr Anwar is not only a renowned teacher and researcher but also a fine human being as well as author of different books. Speaking on the occasion Dr Jamil Anwar said during his tenure of service he had arranged development funds amounting to Rs 130 million for construction of undergraduate bloc and first floor of the Institute besides provision of state of the art laboratories, computer labs, libraries and seminar rooms at the institute. Earlier, former Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khairat Muhammad Ibn-e-Rasa, Dr Misbah-ul-Ain, Dr Zafar Iqbal, Dr Riaz-ur-Rehman, Dr Farah Kanwal, Dr Riffat Parveen, Dr Ali Muhammad and Director Institute Prof Dr Saeed Ahmad Nagra also spoke at the farewell function. In their speeches, they shared with the audience their personal experiences and pleasant memories of long academic association with Prof Jamil Anwar. They observed that Dr Jamil had always carried out his teaching and academic responsibilities in a dutiful manner.