PROF. DR. IQRAR AHMAD KHAN
Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan is the Distinguished National Professor and Ela Bhatt Professor-Germany in the area of Horticulture, Dr. Khan is a foreign qualified teacher. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside where he was placed on the Honour Rolls.
Dr. Khan has supervised 84 MSc and PhD students from 6 countries. He established a Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology and secured numerous research and development projects. Dr. Khan has released a potato variety (PARS-70), pioneered the research on breeding seedless Kinnow and discovered two new botanical varieties of wheat. He was the author of STED-funded Citrus Nursery Project launched at UAF.
He was instrumental in developing an international/regional mango research program to combat the sudden death of mango. In a 2007 paper on the causal organism of mango death, his team illustrated new information which must count as a discovery. MINFAL has notified Khan as National Mango Coordinator.
Dr. Khan also contributed to International level publications on various aspects of agriculture. He elevated UAF as top professional alma-mater in HEC ranking. He also inked more than two dozen MOUs to co-operate with international universities and research organizations. He has vast experience in Agricultural research, teaching and administration. He was decorated with Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2011 because of his meritorious services in the field of agriculture.