Graduate Resource Center

Graduate Resource Center- MNS University of Agriculture Multan

MNS- University of Agriculture Multan is privileged to introduce the Graduate Resource Center (GRC). It is an interdisciplinary program to break the barriers between the graduate students of different subjects of agricultural and allied sciences for their scientific and professional skills developments. The GRC emphasizes on four major sections:

  1. Postgraduate research skills development
  2. Scientific/community seminars
  3. Leadership and interpersonal skills development
  4. Annual graduate research day with a slogan to "make your research visible"

Aims

The program aims to enhance the quality of graduate training to make young researchers effective intellectuals and growing leaders to cope with challenges of the agriculture market in the country and around the world.

Coordinator


Dr. Ghulam Haider
Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy, MNS-UAM
Alumni, Justus-Liebig University Giessen; Giessen Graduate Center for the Life Sciences (GGL) and DAAD Germany
Contact: +92-3006344474
Email: ghulam.haider@mnsuam.edu.pk  

 




Deputy Coordinator

Dr. Muhammad Ishtiaq
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, MNS-UAM
Contact: +92-301-7498953
Email: m.ishtiaq@mnsuam.edu.pk  

 




Volunteer Graduate Assistants

  • Graduate Assistant (GRC Calendar management and announcement’s)
  • Graduate Assistant (Public Relations)
  • Graduate Assistant (Event management)
  • Graduate Assistant (Applications and IT-Support)
There are some activities which will be repeated for upcoming students every semester.
Activity Title and Resource Person Date
Seminar Role of weeds in pest management Dr. M. Ishtiaq, Assistant Prof. Entomology Importance and management of weeds of cotton Mr. Muhammad Iqbal, Assistant Agronomist, CRI Multan 01.08.2018
Seminar The Earth: An Introduction Dr. Unsar Naeem Ullah, Assistant Prof. Department of Entomology MNSUAM 18.07.2018
Seminar Role of Maritime Technology Dr Salman Nazir, Associate Professor, University College of Southeast Norway (HSN) 12.07.2018
Seminar Phenotypic plasticity of Pink bollworm Mr. Umar Iqbal, Lecturer, PBG, MNSUAM 11.07.2018
Seminar  CRISPR/Cas9 Dr. Zulqarnain Khan, Assistant Prof. PBG MNSUAM 04.07.2018
Seminar Tissue Culture: As an Asexual way of Propagation Ms Palwasha Khanam, Lecturer, PBG 27.06.2018
Seminar Spate Irrigation in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities Dr. Khurram Mobeen, Assistant Professor, Agronomy 20.06.2018
Seminar Train students to be Thinkers, not just Specialists Dr. Unsar Naeem Ullah, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology MNSUAM 11.06.2018
Seminar Presentation Skills Dr. Ummara Waheed, Assistant Professor, PBG MNSUAM 07.06.2018
Seminar The scientific method-A way to solve a problem R.P: Dr. Fahim Nawaz AP MNSUAM 05.06.2018
Seminar Writing for Scientific Journals R.P: Dr. Amar Matloob AP MNSUAM 30.05.2018
Lecture/Seminar Biosafety Controls, Risk Mitigation and Practical Demonstration of Beaking Method R.P: Dr. Sarmad Frogh Arshad AP MNSUAM 16.05.2018
Lecture/Seminar Evolution of Cell Organelles R.P: Prof. Dr. Hammad Nadeem 09.05.2018
Lecture/Seminar Use of GenEd tools for suppression of begomoviruses R.P: Dr. Zulqurnain Khan, PhD Biotechnology UAF 02.05.2018
Graduate Research Day Graduate Research Day Organizer: Dr. Ghulam Haider GRC Coordinator MNSUAM 25.04.2018
Seminar Communication and Leadership Skills R.P: Ms. Rubina Ahmad Assis. Lirarian MNSUAM 18.04.2018
Seminar Good Governance Strategies for Organizational Excellence R.P: Mr. Muhammad Arif Lecturer MNSUAM 18.04.2018
Training How to develop a poster & to deliver a poster presentation R.P: Dr. Ghulam Haider and Dr. Umara Waheed AP MNSUAM 11.04.2018
Seminar Sources, effects and strategies to minimize heavy metal uptake in edible crops R.P: Mr. Ghulam Fareed PhD Scholar MNSUAM 04.04.2018
Seminar An Update on Pakistan-Germany Project 'Carbon Fertilizers for Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emission and Improved Food Security R.P: Dr. Ghulam Haider AP MNSUAM 21.03.2018
Lecture/Seminar Increased Plant Growth Means Reduced Resistance to Pathogens R.P: Dr. Muhammad Faisal, Massey University New Zealand 14.03.2018
Lecture/Seminar Managing Agricultural Systems to Mitigate Climate Change in Midwest USA R.P: Dr. Javed Iqbal, Research Fellow USA 07.03.2018
Seminar Studying abroad, experience in China: A life changing Journey R.P: Mr. Bilal Hussain Shah, Lecturer MNSUAM (Ex Pak. Leave) 28.02.2018
Lecture/Seminar The Secret Law of Attraction R.P: Ms. Shafia Saba PhD Scholar MNSUAM 21.02.2018
Lecture/Seminar Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production R.P: Prof. Dr. Shafqat Ali DEAN MNSUAM 14.02.2018
Lecture/Seminar Elemental and Genetic Analysis of Cotton Crop R.P: Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar Ali, Director ORIC MNSUAM 07.02.2018
Lecture/Seminar Evolving Concept of Gene R.P: Prof. Dr. Asif Ali VC MNSUAM 31.01.2018
Lecture/Seminar Molecular Biology Techniques R.P: Dr. Hasan Riaz AP MNSUAM  
Training BLAST (Online Software by NCBI) R.P: Dr. Hasan Riaz AP MNSUAM 13.12.2017
Lecture/Seminar Interactive session on “Science is the way to get closer to Allah” R.P: Dr. Unser Naeem Ullah AP MNSUAM  
Seminar How to prepare and apply for Fulbright Scholarship R.P: Ms. Asma Bajwa  
Lecture/Seminar Interactive Session on Productivity Enhancement R.P: Mr. Irfan Mahmood 22.11.2017
Training/Seminar Time Management for Professionals R.P: Dr. Muqarrab Ali 08.11.2017
Seminar/Lecture Using HEC Digital Library and MNSUAM Library R.P: Ms. Rubina and team 01.11.2017
Training Using Mendely for Reference Management R.P: Dr. Ghulam Haider AP MNSUAM 25.10.2017
Training Using Mendely for Reference Management R.P: Dr. Ghulam Haider AP MNSUAM and Dr. Muhammad Habib Ur Rahman Lecturer MNSUAM 18.10.2017
Name:  Ghulam Farid
Department: Soil and Environmental Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. Soil Science
Session:  2017-2021
Supervisor: Dr. Tanveer Ul Haq
PhD/M.Sc Project: Effectiveness of P & Zn Nutrition to Minimize Cd Accumulation in Maize (Zea mays)
Phone no.:  0321-7403409
Email: faridghouri@gmail.com
Expertise/Interests: Instrumentation: Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Flamephotometer,Remediation of Heavy Metals, Mineral Nutrition, Use of nano-particles in remediation of heavy metals
Name: Muhammad Irfan Khan
Department: Soil and Environmental Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. Soil Science
Session:  2017-2021
Supervisor: Dr. Tanveer Ul Haq
PhD/M.Sc Project: Reclaimation of Salt Affected Soils through Halphyte(Salicornia) and its Value Addition
Phone no.: 03078283877
Email: mirfankhankhosa123@gmail.com
Expertise/Interests: Saline agriculture, Motivational speaker
Name:Muhammad Naeem Akhtar
Department: Soil and Environmental Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. Soil Science
Session:  2017-2021
Supervisor: Dr. Tanveer Ul Haq
PhD/M.Sc Project: Potassium homeostasis and draught tolerance in cotton (Gossipium hersutum)
Phone no.:03336606248
Email: muhammaduam01@gmail.com
Expertise/Interests: Instrumentation especially HPLC and GC/ Cotton Nutrition Manangement


		
Name: Shahzad Ahmad Junaid
Department: Agronomy
Degree: Ph.D. Agronomy
Session:  2017-2021
Supervisor: Dr. Muqarrab Ali
PhD/M.Sc Project: Improving cotton (Gossipium hersutum) Boll Retention and Yield by Salicylic Acid and Boron
Phone no.: 03336363835
Email: shehzadjunaid@gmailcom
Expertise/Interests: Cotton Nutrition Manangement


		
Name: Tania Safdar
Department: Plant Breeding & Genetics
Degree: Ph.D. 
Session: 2018, 1st semester
Supervisor: Dr. Hammad Nadeem Tahir
PhD/M.Sc Project: (MIP gene family in sunflower crop) exact topic not decided yet
Phone no.: 0308-5078957
Email: taniatanveer007@gmail.com
Expertise/Interests: 7 years experience as a cotton inspector & Agriclture Officer
Major interest in transformation (biotechnological lab work)


		
Name: Muhammad Ashfaq
Department: Soil and Environmental Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. 
Session: 2018-2021, 1st semester
Supervisor:Not yet decided
PhD/M.Sc Project: not decided yet
Phone no.: 03441721325
Email: ashfaq1044@gmail.com
Expertise/Interests: Extension services/ interested in salinity management of crops and improved nutrition management of crops
Name: Shafia Saba
Department: Entomology
Degree: Ph.D. 
Session: 2017-2020, 1st semester
Supervisor: Dr. Unsar Naeem Ullah
PhD/M.Sc Project: Diversity and Distribution of Mosquitoes in Natural and Artificial Containers
Phone no.:0313 8432230
Email: Sabashafia@yahoo.com
Expertise/Interests: Disease vector management, mosquito control, Motivational Speaker

 

Name: Muhammad Saleem
Department: Agronomy
Degree: Ph.D. 
Session: 2018-2021
Supervisor: Not Yet Decided
PhD/M.Sc Project: Effect of different nitrogen levels on growth and yield of three maize varieties
Phone no.: 03336695913
Email: hafizsaleemkhan13@gmail.com


		
Name: Rashid Mukhtar
Department: Soil & Environmental Sciences
Degree: Ph.D. Soil Sciences
Session: 2018-2021
Supervisor: not yet decided
PhD/M.Sc Project: not yet decided
Phone no.: 0333-7646118
Email: rashidmukhtar9@gmail.com



		
Name: SOBIA KIRAN
Department: Entomology
Degree: Ph.D. Entomology
Session: 2018-2021
Supervisor: not yet decided
PhD/M.Sc Project: not yet decided
Phone no.: 0301-7447208
Email: sobiakiran86@gmail.com
Expertise/Interests: 6 Years experience as Agricultural Officer Plant Protection, Pest Warning Wing



Name: Javed Iqbal
Department: Horticulture
Degree: Ph.D. Horticulture
Session: 2017-2022
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad Rajwana
PhD/M.Sc Project: Management of pre and post-harvest mango fruit defects
Phone no.: +92 333 8237 761
Email: javedsaqi@gmail.com
Expertise/Interests: Pomology, Software, Book Reading, Gardening



Name: MUHAMMAD ASIF
Department: Agronomy
Degree: Ph.D.
Session: 2018-2020
Supervisor: 
PhD/M.Sc Project: Evaluation the role of boron on growth and yield of wheat
Phone no.: 03327715235
Email: asifraan200@gmail.com



Name: UZMAN KHALIL
Department: Horticulture
Degree: Ph.D.
Session: 2017-2021
Supervisor: Dr. Ishtiaq A. Rajwana
PhD/M.Sc Project: Various intervention for improving fruit quality and profitability of grapes
Phone no.: +923007323349
Email: exclusiveuk@gmail.com
Expertise/Interests: Viticulture, Orchard Management, Turf management and Landscape Designing
Name: RAO MUHAMMAD SHAMRAIZ
Department: ENTOMOLOGY
Degree: Ph.D. (1st Semester)
Session: 2018-2021
Supervisor: Not Yet Decided
PhD/M.Sc Project: Not Yet Decided
Phone no.: 03326027665
Email: Shamraizrao@gmail.com
Expertise/Interests: Integrated Pest Management




		
Name: MUHAMMAD JAVAID
Department: ENTOMOLOGY
Degree: Ph.D. (1st Semester)
Session: 2018-2021
Supervisor: Dr. UNSAR NAEEM-ULLAH
PhD/M.Sc Project: Not Yet Decided
Phone no.: 03006863638
Email: malikjavaid2006@gmail.com
Expertise/Interests: Integrated Pest Management




		
Name: MUHAMMAD SADIQUE
Department: ENTOMOLOGY
Degree: Ph.D. (1st Semester)
Session: 2018-2021
Supervisor: Dr. MUHAMMAD ISHTIAQ
PhD/M.Sc Project: Not Yet Decided
Phone no.: 03338307714
Email: saddique.rana@gmail.com
Expertise/Interests: Integrated Pest Management




		
Name: Muhammad Shahid
Department: ENTOMOLOGY
Degree: Ph.D. (2nd Semester)
Session: 2017-2020
Supervisor: Dr. UNSAR NAEEM-ULLAH
PhD/M.Sc Project: Not Yet Decided
Phone no.:03042957814
Email: shahid.css3322@gmail.com
Expertise/Interests: Stored products pests and their management, Integrated Pest Management (IPM)