A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) and the National Center of Physics (NCP) Islamabad was held at the Director General NCP Conference Hall.

The Islamia University delegation was headed by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Athar Mahboob. Focal person of the event was Prof Dr Saeed Ahmad Buzdar, Dean Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Director Institute of physics (IOP) along with faculty members of Institute of physics Dr Faisal Iqbal and Dr Muhammad Shoaib Baloch. The NCP delegation was headed by DG NCP Dr Mansoor Hameed Inayat along with Dr Ishaq Ahmad CEO Physics, Dr Ashfaq Ahmad Director High Energy Physics Division, Dr Muhammad Aslam Baig (S.I) and GM CAAD Ms Rabia Rasheed.

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur is one the leading general discipline universities of Pakistan with more than 130 departments, around 1500 faculty members (more than 650 PhD’s) and around 70 thousand enrollments. The National Centre for Physics has been established to promote research in emerging fields of Physics and allied disciplines as per international norms of productivity and originality. NCP provides excellent research facilities in the field of experimental high energy physics, nanoscience, ion-beam applications, theoretical physics, atomic and laser physics, vacuum sciences, earthquake studies, and computing resources for the entire physicists’ community of Pakistan.

NCP has very unique facilities installed, like first ever X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS) of Pakistan, 5 MV Ion Beam Tandem Accelerator, Probe Station, Wire bonding machine, Pulsed Laser Deposition System, Thermal Evaporation System with Glove Box, Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy and Laser Ablation Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer (LA-TOF-MS). Institute of Physics under the leadership of Dr Saeed Ahmad Buzdar is the emerging institute in the region with 11 disciplines of physics and enriched with young faculty members and high rate of enrollment in all programs, BS, MPhil and PhD.

This MoU will provide an opportunity to our students, researchers, and faculty members to participate in state of art research facilities. This MoU will help IUB researchers to present their scientific work at national and international conferences happening at NCP very frequently. This will be very beneficial to IUB in promoting its science culture and recognition.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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