MARDAN - The 9th meeting of the Syndicate of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan was held with Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Ihsan Ali in the chair.

Besides others, the meeting was attended by Vice Chancellor University of Haripur Prof. Dr Nasser Ali Khan, DG Technical Education Shakeel Ahmad, MD Pakhtunkhwa Highway Authority Engineer Ijaz Yousafzai, Additional Secretary HEC Khalid Khan, Additional Secretary Finance ImtiazAyub, Deputy Secretary Establishment KhudaBaksh, ex-member Federal Public Service Commission Muhammad Aziz Khan, Principal Post Graduate College Mardan (females) Haleema Begum, Dean Faculty of Science Prof. Dr Saeed Anwar, Dean Faculty of Arts Prof. Dr Zahoor-ul-Haq, Registrar Saeed-ul-Islam, Chairperson Department of Zoology Prof. Dr Yasmeen Nawaz, Controller Examination Dr Riasat Ali, Assistant Professor Department of Law Muhammad Zubair, Lecturer Health and Physical Education Farooq Hussain and several other members.

In the meeting of syndicate, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Selection Board as well as recommendations of the 8th Affiliation Committee was unanimously approved while Principal Post Graduate College Mardan Fayaz Ali Shah's name has been approved as member of the Affiliation Committee.

On the occasion, Prof. Dr Ihsan Ali reiterated that AWKUM produced its first ever Ph.D in four years and eight months. In the history of Pakistan, there would be very few universities who would have produced their first Ph.D in such short time.

He said that currently there are 113 Ph.Ds in AWKUM and 51 scholars have been sent abroad for pursuing their Ph.Ds while 38 scholars are pursuing their Ph.Ds in Pakistan. In 2015, the number of Ph.D faculty in AWKUM would be 224 which would be more than any university of the country would have at that time.