FAISALABAD - The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Syndicate has approved the appointment of Dr Muhammad Jalal Arif as Chairman of the Department of Agricultural Entomology for the next three years.

Dr Jalal is holding a dual office of principal officer of the Public Relations & Publications Department, and Information Technology Resource Centre and Data Bank for the last four years. He is also looking after the affairs of bi-annual scientific journal ‘Pakistan Entomologist’ as its Editor-in-Chief. He has produced two PhDs under his supervision so far and remains on the advisory board of numerous PhD students. Besides other pressing engagements, he is also a vibrant member of various organising committees of the University.

For the last four years, he has been playing his instrumental role in materialising the University Annual Report as Executive Editor. Recently, as convener of Editorial Board of Students’ Magazine ‘Kisht e Nau - Golden Jubilee Number’ he brought out an excellent number. The Syndicate meeting was held with Dr Iqrar Ahmad, the vice chancellor, in the chair and approved the appointment.