The 45th senate meeting was held at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF). The meeting was chaired by UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ashraf while Registrar Tariq Saeed presented the agenda. At the meeting, the syndicate election was also held in which Dr Mahmood A Randhawa and Dr Farzana Rizvi won the polls and were selected as syndicate members for three years. The Senate has approved time-scale promotion for employees.
The meeting also approved the renaming of the Institute of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development as an institute of Education, Extension and Rural Development. It also approved the renaming of the Institute of Animal and Dairy Sciences as the Institute of Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology. The meeting also approved the statutes for the appointment of subject specialists / advisers. Dr Muhammad Ashfaq was nominated as member of the Finance and Planning Committee in the meeting. They approved the reduced budget deficit of Rs 186 million from Rs 596 million due to better financial management. The meeting also gave a nod to Annual Report 2017-18. The drivers BPS has been upgraded to BPS 7 from BPS 4.
Dr Muhammad Ashraf said that all-out efforts were being made to address problems of campus community. He said that university was making headway to find its place in the top 500 universities in the world acclaimed rankings. He said that the UAF was committed to ensure food security in the country. He added that without tangible research work, we could not compete with the rest of the world. He said that university has produced 98,809 manpower so far.