Aligarh Muslim University News : The Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University, Professor Tariq Mansoor has appointed Professor Akhtar Haseeb, former Vice Chancellor, Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad as the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University, till further orders and in addition to his own duties.
Prof Haseeb, a senior faculty member in the Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, is a renowned academician and has a vast administrative experience. He served as the Vice Chancellor of Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology (Faizabad, UP) and held key positions in various capacities including Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences; Controller of Examination; Chairman, Department of Plant Protection; Officiating Registrar during different periods; Member-in-charge, Dawakhana, Tibbiya College; Officer-in-charge, AIRCRP-Nematodes, ICAR, New Delhi (AMU Centre); OSD (Development); Incharge, PG Diploma in Pest Management; Incharge PG Diploma in Horticulture and Head, Section of Nematology, Division of Plant Pathology, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow.
Prof Haseeb passed MSc (1976), MPhil (1977), PhD (1983) from AMU and did PG Nematology from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. His area of specialisation covers a broad area in Botany and Plant Protection including Agricultural Plant Pathology and Nematology. His thrusts area is diseases of complex etiology of crops, integrated pest management and biological control.
Prof Haseeb was also a part of the team of scientists of Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow that earned a patent for yielding clone of Mentha arvensis. He has supervised three PhDs and one MPhil besides 16 research and development projects supported by different extra mural funding agencies. He has published a book as chief editor and contributed 20 book chapters while publishing about 150 research papers in national and international journals of repute, attending more than a hundred seminars and conferences and delivering more than a hundred invited lectures at different seminars and symposia.
Prof Haseeb has about 30 honours and awards to his credit including Vigyan Gaurav Award (2007-8) of UP Council of Science and Technology, Technology Award (2009), CSIR, Outstanding Scientist Award (1999), Late Shri PP Singhal Memorial Award (2009-10), Prof V P Bhide Memorial Award Lecture (2000), Life time Achievement Award (SSDAT, 2009), Recognition Award Gold Medal (2008), Life time Achievement Award (AMU, 2010), Bioved-Ratna Award (2015), 3rd National UP Education Award (2015), Sangam Ratna Award (2016), NIER’s National Excellence Award (2017), Azra Honorary Fellowship Award (2018) and a number of fellowships from different educational societies.
In AMU, Prof Haseeb has served as Member, AMU Court, Member, Executive Council, Member, Examination Committee, Member, Finance Committee, Member, Central Library Committee, Member, Grievance Committee and Member Draft Committee of Admission Policy besides being a member to various boards of studies and course coordinator in the University.
He has also served as chairman, director and member at various academic and research bodies including former Vice President, UP Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Former Director, Board of Directors, Uttar Pradesh Beej Vikas Nigam, former Nominated Member, Spices Board (Union Govt / UP Govt), Member, UP Council of Science and Technology, Chairman, Research Advisory Committee, Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture and Technology, Allahabad, Chairman, Aligarh branch of International Society for Conservation of Natural Resources (ISCON), Chairman/Co-Chairman of Technical Sessions of various National and International Symposiums/Seminars/Conferences/Workshops held at various universities and institutions, Member, Board of Management, Uttar Pradesh Council of Agricultural Research, ex-officio Member, Governing Body, State Agriculture Management Institute, Rehmankhera, Lucknow, ex-officio Member, Uttar Pradesh Bhoomi Sudhar Nigam, ex-officio Member, India Literacy Board, ex-officio Member, State Level Executive Committee, National Livestock Mission, Lucknow, Chairman, Consortium Advisory Committee (CAC) for National Agriculture Innovative Project (NAIP) of ICAR, New Delhi under the Component-4 of the NAIP related to Basic and Strategic Research, Member, Board of Management, Forest Research Institute, Deemed, University, Dehradoon, Chairman for two terms, Regional Advisory Committee, Regional Directorate, Central Board for Workers Education, Government of India, Ghaziabad, Expert Member, Assessors Interaction Meeting, General Higher Education Institutions conducted by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) held at Bangalore representing AMU Vice Chancellor, Member, NAAC Peer Team, Member, Committee for Restructuring of Curricula of Post-Graduate Course in Plant Protection in ICAR Universities, Member, Advisory Committee for Publication of three Hindi magazines ‘Kheti’, ‘Phal-Phool’ and ‘Krishi Chayanika’ of ICAR, New Delhi, Member, Bio-ethical Committee, AMU, Member, Advisory Committee, ‘Vigyan Jagat’ All India Radio, Lucknow, former Member, National Advisory Board, Integral University, Lucknow, Member, Research Advisory Committee, Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture and Technology, Allahabad, former Member, RDC, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Scientific Advisor, Scientific Advisory Committee of the Institute of Bioengineering and Biological Sciences, Varanasi, Member, Staff Research Council (SRC) of School of Plant Protection, lAR], New Delhi, Member, Board of Faculty of Science, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, Member, Selection Committee for the post of Professor, Reader and Lecturer in Botany/ Plant Pathology/Nematology/ Plant Protection & Member, selection/ assessment committee for the post of JRF/SRF/ RA/ STA in various institutions/ State/ Central/ Agriculture Universities, Member, Assessment Committee for the post of Senior Assistant Director, CSIR, New Delhi, and for different posts in ICAR institutions and Member, Screening Committee for Research Projects/Schemes of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Research (ICAR), New Delhi, and Council of Science and Technology (UP and WB Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research).
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