Dr Eatzaz Ahmad assumes charge of Quaid-i-Azam University QAU VC
Islamabad: Dr Eatzaz Ahmad, Senior Dean, Quaid-i-Azam University, assumed the charge of Vice-Chancellor after President of Pakistan approved his name till the appointment of a regular VC.
The case to appoint a VC for the time being was pending before President Mamnoon Hussain but he went to Lahore and then to Karachi and the file remained on his table for a decision.
Consequently, QAU remained without a VC for ten days as the outgoing VC Dr Masoom Yasinzai did not ask senior Dean as per tradition to look after the VC till the time the President nominates someone after expiry of his term on Feb 8.
Dr Eatzaz was working as Dean Faculty of Social Sciences since April 2011. He became Senior Dean in February 2013.
He joined QAU as Lecturer in Economics Department in 1978 which he left for higher studies. He rejoined QAU in 1999 as Professor of Economics.
Born in 1955, he did his Masters in Economics from QAU in 1977 and MA from McMaster University, Canada, in 1983. He did his doctorate from the same university in 1988.
Dr Eatzaz has several awards to his credit for his research work as well as for extra-curricular activities including HEC’s best paper award in 2013 and awards from McMaster University. In addition to QAU, he also taught in University of Newcastle and University of New South Wales in Australia. He had been on visiting faculty as well as conducted training courses in many national and international institutions. He has 128 publications to his credit. He supervised 17 doctoral theses and was co-supervisor of four dissertations. He also supervised 94 MPhil dissertations.
Dr Eatzaz had been member or head of key university bodies including twice elected President of as Academic Staff Association. He has a nag for cooking and twice marinated the ASA bar-be-que dinner.