I thank Allah the Almighty for blessing me with another tenure to serve as Vice Chancellor, Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) Mirpur again. I am grateful to the President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir H. E. Sardar Masood Khan and Prime Minister, Azad Govt. of the State of Jammu and Kashmir, H. E. Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan for reposing confidence in me. I assure the Government that I will spare no effort to come up to the expectations of all the stakeholders. I am fully determined to make certain efficient and transparent administration. Businesses and procedures of the University will be institutionalized and functions carried out in accordance with the University Act through the prescribed statutes, rules and regulations.
I will make the University a ‘student focused’ and ensure provision of necessary facilities to students during their studies. The environment of the University will be made conducive to learning, equipping the youth with the practical knowledge so that our graduates may carry their degrees on their shoulders. Co-curricular activities will be promoted by involving students in healthy pursuits and competitions. Efforts will be made to develop human resources of the University so as to furnish all the disciplines with well trained and qualified human resource.
Research activities will be promoted in the University. M.Phil. and Ph.D. enrollment will be enhanced. Collaboration with national, international universities and research organizations will be developed to promote and internationalize the University.
I request the community at Mirpur and UK to please own the University and come up for its development, so that dream of a reputed seat of higher learning at Mirpur may come true. The community may contribute in the development of the University through its products. I am confident that we will be able to develop this University on a fast track in consonance with the needs and aspirations of the people of the State.
I welcome students to the MUST and wish them a pleasant, safe and productive stay at the University and in the beautiful city of Mirpur. Dear students – knowledge is the function of being. Be focused in your studies; Invest your sheer hard work to attain success – do not predict invent your future. May Allah bless you with the virtue of knowledge and the hobby of serving the humanity, the society, the nation and of course your family.
(Prof. Dr. Maqsood Ahmed)