KARACHI - “International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Karachi University (KU) is known for its quality of research and international collaborations. ICCBS is the only institution in Pakistan where foreign students have been trained for their research projects. As many as 37 foreign students have got training to conduct research projects in the year 2012. The countries from where students came include Turkey, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Nepal, Myanmar, Malaysia, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Iran, Scotland, Egypt, Cameron and Burkina Faso.”

 Director ICCBS Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary expressed these views on the arrival of Bangladeshi Scholars and students’ delegation to ICCBS, Karachi University. The delegation paid the visit to the University in collaboration with Higher Education Commission Youth Exchange Programme. Registrar Rajshahi University Bangladesh Ikram Hossain, along with Deputy Registrar Academics Aslam Hossain was leading the delegation comprises on 39 students belonging to four Universities, including Rajshahi University, Chitagang University, Dhaka University, Jahangirangar University and South Asia Youth Forum for Peace and Prosperity. The delegation also paid the visit to the office of KU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser.  

Iqbal Choudhary said that Karachi University is recognized as a premier establishment of higher learning and research in the sub-continent and in the developing world, graded as 233 in world ranking of Universities in natural sciences, while the ICCBS is one of the best higher learning institutions of the varsity.

 Bangladeshi delegates praised the hospitality of Pakistanis. They appreciated research facilities and standard of the ICCBS, and said that it is very significant that the young scientists are playing pivotal role in the academic and research activities at the international centre. ICCBS has very sophisticated research instruments and quality faculty that made me realized that Pakistan has done remarkable in the field of higher education and research, they maintained.