Peshawar: 19 Dec: Peshawar University (Upesh) has declared that The yearlong celebrations to commemorate the one hundred years of Nobel Prize to legendry chemical scientist Madame Curie concluded at University of Peshawar with the resolve to make best use of chemistry in serving the humanity and mankind. In connection with the United Nations organization ``UNESCO`` announcement of declaring year 2011 as year of chemistry a series of events took place at UoP under the umbrella of Institute of Chemical Sciences.
Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar Prof. Dr. Azmat Hayat Khan was the chief guest of the closing ceremony while VC, Malakand University Prof. Dr. Rasul Jan and Ex-VC, Kohat University Prof. Dr. Lutfullah was also present on the occasion.
Giving a detail brief of the activities Director Institute of Chemical Sciences Prof. Dr. Imdadullah said that sixteen different events including various workshops, symposiums, seminars and research thesis model exhibition were held this year by ICS in order to create awareness among the society and students in knowing the importance of chemistry and its significance in making life easier.
Prof. Azmat Hayat said on the occasion that our soil is endowed with enormous resources which we have not been able to utilize because of inefficiency, corruption and politicking among various segments in the society. He said that Institute of Chemical Sciences have the highest number of P. hDs to their credit among departments at University of Peshawar which speaks for their excellent performance. We should build more academia and Industry linkages to build on the good work that we do in our departments, he added.
The Vice Chancellor disclosed that University of Peshawar is in constant contact with the government for handing over of the PCSIR to UoP. This he said if materialized would be of benefit to both the institutions, as University of Peshawar plans to build a state of the art Chemical Institute in it which would not only help research within PCSIR but would also be of great help for the scholars in the newly established Universities in pursuing their research, he concluded.The Function was attended by faculty members and students of University of Peshawar. More information on www.upesh.edu.pk