In its 13 years of existence, KIU witnessed yet another milestone in its educational services as the first PhD scholar defended his doctoral thesis in the presence of a large number of people at the Musharraf hall, KIU.
Mr. Muhammad Zafar Khan one of the eight scholars from the first batch of PhD at the Integrated Mountain Area Research Centre (IMARC) made an impressive presentation in the presence of eminent scholars, researchers, faculty and student. His research was about the distribution and dynamics of large mammals in Hushey valley of the Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP). The Vice Chancellor KIU, Dr. Asif Khan, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences, and other senior faculty members also witnessed the event.
It is important to mention that Mr. Zafar Khan is one of the 19 PhD scholars who have been pursuing their doctoral studies in four different cohorts or batches over the last four years. This PhD program was initiated in 2011 under the SEED project, a joint venture of KIU and EVK2CNR, Italy. Since then the scholars are engaged in course work and field research. In the near future, the remaining scholars will be going through the same process in order to earn their doctoral degrees from KIU.