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Faculty of Agriculture
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Faculty of Agriculture

Leader Ship

The Faculty of Agriculture is headed by Professor Dr. Muhammad Qasim Khan, Ph. D. Glasgow. Dr. Qasim joined the faculty during 1974 and has worked for the university in several capacities. He has published 2 books and 112 research papers. Dr. Qasim  has supervised and produced 4 Ph.D. students and is currently supervising 3 additional Ph.D. .

students. In addition, he has also supervised and produced more that 43 M. Phil graduates
Professor Dr. Muhammad Qasim received best teacher award from HEC during 2002 and also 2006. He has also received the best teacher award on salam teacher day by the prime minister of Pakistan. Because of his outstanding contributions to his profession, Hamdard Farm Guide Council of Pakistan awarded him a medal, cash award, and commendation certificate.

On behalf of Faculty of Agriculture at Gomal University, I welcome you to our web page.  The Faculty of Agriculture is dedicated to provide quality education and state of the art research facility to our students.  The main goals of the Faculty are as follows:

1.      To provide an environment for students and staff conducive to learning, mental growth, character building and professionalism.

2.      To promote team work, work ethics, and patriotism.

3.      To establish a state of the art  teaching and research facility

4.      To invite foreign faculty of Pakistani origin from United Kingdom, USA, Canada and other developed countries to work with faculty and students in agriculture at Gomal University.

5.      To promote publication of books, research papers in refereed journals, extension brochures, and laboratory manuals.

6.      To organize national and international level of professional meetings, seminars, and discussion groups

7.      To encourage the faculty to present research papers and to attend the national and international meetings in their profession and also take leadership roles in these meetings.

8.      To encourage free flow of thoughts and ideas among faculty

9.      To promote excellence in teaching and research

10.  To reward faculty who are dedicated to students, share their knowledge with each other and help each other as valuable member of our academic community.


Dr. Muhammad Qasim Khan
Date of Establishment and Current Status

The faculty of Agriculture was established in December 1979. It is situated in the new campus on Multan road, about 16 kilometers from DIK city.  With its viable academic standing,  the Faculty is trying hard to be one of the best at Gomal University.  Recently the Faculty of Agriculture has

been granted 79 million rupees by the HEC under mega projects scheme to build a new facility near the main gate of the new campus. This project also includes the funding for the new state of the art equipment.  The faculty is pursing several research projects and several PhD students have also been enrolled.
Agriculture Research and Teaching Unit

The total area owned by Gomal University new campus is 11,000 kinals (550 hectare or 1359 acres). The total area occupied by the buildings is 3026 kinals and the area for agriculture production is 7074 kinals (353.7 hectares or 873.6 acres).  The acreage rented out, self cultivated, or used for research is given in the following GIS map of the campus

Administrative units:

The Faculty of Agriculture consists of following 8 departments, College of Veterinary Sciences, and agriculture research and teaching farm:

1.      Department of Soil Science

2.      Department of Agronomy

3.      Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics (PBG)

4.      Department of Horticulture

5.      Department of Food Technology

6.      Department of Basic Sciences

7.      Department of Agriculture Chemistry

8.      Department of Entomology

Telephone No: : (Fax:) 92-966-750255
                           (Office:)0966-750424-9(Exchange) Ext.
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