The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore’s sub-campus Khan Bahadur Chaudhary Mushtaq Ahmad College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (KBCMA CVAS) Narowal, Principal Professor Dr Muhammad Younus Rana has been conferred Tamga-i-Imtiaz civil award by President Dr Arif Alvi on the occasion of the Independence Day for his outstanding performance and showing excellence in the field of veterinary science. The investiture ceremony for the award will take place on Pakistan Day, March 23, 2023.
Professor Dr Muhammad Younus Rana was earlier conferred with the Distinguished Leadership award international by USA in 2016. His picture also is a part of the Hall of Fame in University of Minnesota (UMN), USA. He was awarded the Best University Teacher Award by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2014. He won 3 times research productivity award by Pakistan Council for Science & Technology (PCST) Islamabad and 5 times excellence award by Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC) Islamabad.
He is a PhD in Pathology & Public Health, Post Doc from USA. He has 26 years administrative, developmental, academic and research vast experience as well as Principal, Professor, Project Director, Chairman in the University Setup and as Deputy Director Planning and Development, Executive District Officer, District Livestock Officer & Coordinator in Livestock Department and International funded organizations etc.
He is successfully running 17 Projects (Developmental and Research) from National and International Funding Agencies worth Rs: 7,000 million. He published 250 Research Publications including Abstracts published in Impact Factor & in HEC Recognized Journals. He also supervised/co-supervised 57 MPhil and 17 PhD students. He is the author of 12 Books & 12 Book Chapters.
During UVAS service he established 02 Livestock Complexes at Narowal District, established and developed University College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Jhang and developed University College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Narowal. Vice-Chancellor UVAS Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad lauded Professor Muhammad Younus Rana Services for the uplift of veterinary education and congratulated him on this achievement.