MIRPUR (AJK)-The tenure of Mirpur University of Science & Technology Vice Chancellor Habibur Rehman was extended with the issuance of a notification in this respect.

His previous term as MUST VC expired on 28th of October, 2017. He has been serving the University to the satisfaction of all stakeholders and the University witnessed unprecedented development during his tenure. The University Senate’s 9th Meeting was held on 11th of October, 2017.

The members of the Senate unanimously supported him and acknowledged his contribution. Referring his achievements and contributions in the development of Higher Education in the AJK, the Senate termed his achievements and contributions as unequivocal. He received the National Civil Award, Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2008 for his academic and research achievements. He also received Pakistan Academy of Sciences Award in 1999 for his academic and research achievements in the field of Chemistry. He was declared as the Best Teacher twice in 2000 and 2005 by the Government of Pakistan. He was awarded Fellowship of the Chemical Society of Pakistan in 2006.

Dr Habibur Rehman also remained vice chancellor of the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and that University too witnessed unprecedented development during his term as vice chancellor. He played fundamental role in the development of the public sector universities in the AJK which include Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), University of the Poonch, Rawalakot, University of Kotli and the AJK Women University, Bagh. His contribution to the development of higher education sector in AJK have been recognised by the successive governments.