Faculty of Social Sciences - The Dean

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Zafar Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, had earned his Master degrees from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and University of London, UK. He has completed his doctorate in three years from the University of Exeter, UK. Dr. Zafar is a commonwealth research fellow and attained post-doctoral training from the University of Nottingham, UK and University of New England, Armidale, Australia. Professor Zafar is a pioneer in producing the Ph.D. Scholar in the discipline of Rural Sociology in 2003. During the year 2005-09, eight Ph.D scholars as major supervisor and nine as member earned their degrees under the guidance of Professor Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Zafar who have worked in the areas population and health, HIV/AIDS, cultural values, ageing, impact assessment of development programs, adolescent and youth personality problems. Three Ph.D scholars have submitted their dissertation for foreign evaluation. Keeping in view teaching and research achievements, the Higher Education commission included has name in the list-approved supervisors.

Professor Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Zafar supervised more than 200 students in the discipline of M.Sc. Rural Sociology and M.Sc. (Population Sciences). He has 124 research articles published in journals of national and international repute and twelve review articles appeared in different National Newspapers about social problems prevailing in the society. A book on Cultural Dynamics, Social Change and Modernization is also in his credit.

Professor Zafar is presently executing a research project on gender development funded by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council. Professor Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Zafar with his Ph.D scholars developed Theories and Models. These innovations helped in understanding the demographic transition, health status and social change and development in Pakistan, which is prime objective of Government of Pakistan for attaining sustainable socioeconomic development and poverty reduction. Dr. Zafar is also pioneer in supervising doctoral level research on HIV/AIDS in Pakistan.

Under the deanship of Professor Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Zafar recently four years B.Sc. program in Agribusiness Management and M.S. (Hons) in Rural Development are proposed approval to address socio-economic problems of rural society. Professor Dr. Zafar as a member of Academic Council, Senate, Technical Advisory Committee, Standing Investment Committee for Endowment fund, Bio-safety Committee and many learned societies actively engaged for promotion of teaching, research, administrative and social welfare activities.

Contac:t Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Zafar
Department: Rural Sociology
Office Address: Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Office Phone: +92-41-9200196 Ext 2800, 2801
Email: drmizafar@hotmail.com