Vice Chancellor's Profile
Prof. Dr. Syed Dilnawaz Ahmad Gardezi
University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir
Dr. Syed Dilnawaz Ahmad Gardezi, Professor/ Vice Chancellor, University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir did his M.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture from the University of Faisalabad in 1984. He joined the University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir as Lecturer and served in this capacity for nine years. Thereafter, he served as Associate Professor and Professor for about nine years. He did his Ph.D. from the University of Wales Aberystwyth, UK in 1990. His Ph.D. studies were focused on “Organization and Evaluation of Ribosomal RNA (rRNA) Genes in Lathyrus Species”. His main field of specialization is Plant Molecular Genetics/ Genetic Engineering. He did his first Post Doctoral Research in “Genetic Engineering Techniques and their Applications” from the University of Wales, UK in 1990 whereas he carried out his second Post Doctoral Studies on “Use of SSR Markers and SD-PAGE Protein Markers in Cereals” from UPM, Malaysia in 2004-05. He served as Professor at Faculty of Agriculture, Rawalakot for three years from May 2003 to 2006. Then he was selected as Professor on Tenure Track and served the Faculty of Agriculture in this capacity for six years from February 2006 to August 02, 2012. He acted as Chairman, Department of Plant Breeding and Molecular Genetic from February 2008 to December 2010. He acted as Coordinator/ Head, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetic from 1997 to 2004. He worked as Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir from September 23, 2010 to August 02, 2012. He was appointed as Vice Chancellor, University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on August 03, 2012.
Dr. Gardezi has to his credit about 92 research publications published in journals of national and international repute. Besides, he has presented his research work in about 77 national and international conferences. He has executed 07 research projects. About 04 research projects have been submitted for funding. He is the organizer of seven national and international conferences. He has the honour to participate in 49 national and international conferences. He has supervised 03 Ph.D., 10 M.Sc. (Hons.)/ M.Phil. and 46 B.Sc. (Hons.)/ M.Sc. students from 1991 to 2009. Prof. Gardezi has the unique honour of having supervised first Ph.D. student of this University – Syed Asad Hussain Shah. Prof. Dr. Dilnawaz Gardezi is presently supervising 05 M.Phil./ M.Sc. (Hons.) students in their research projects. In addition, 07 Ph.D. students are carrying on their research studies under his supervision. He is the author of many valuable books.
Prof. Gardezi has served the University as a member and Chairman of its various important bodies and contributed a lot towards the academics and research activities of the faculty and University.
In recognition of his meritorious and invaluable services for the cause of quality education, Dr. Gardezi has been honoured with several awards. He has received Best Teacher Award from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2007. On account of his marvelous contributions in the field of education, he has been adorned with Star Laureate XVIIITH Star Award by South Asia Publications, for the year 2007. He was decorated with Best Teacher and Best Researcher Award by the University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir for the year 2002. Since August 03, 2012, he has been serving as Vice Chancellor of the University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. He is striving hard to bring about a visible change for the betterment of University affairs.