Prof. Dr. Shahid Kamal, the Vice Chancellor of Government College University (GCU) Faisalabad, passed away on Monday in a car accident while traveling from Lahore to Faisalabad. This was reported by various media outlets.
Prof. Dr. Shahid Kamal was an internationally renowned figure in the field of statistics and had obtained his PhD in Applied Biostatistics from Exeter University in Devon, UK. He had over three decades of experience in teaching, research, and management, and had previously worked as a professor, director, and dean at the University of Punjab in Lahore.
During his tenure at the University of Punjab, Prof. Dr. Shahid Kamal had established several centers and institutes, including the Operation Research Centre and the Statistical Databank. He had also initiated several master’s degree programs and had published two books and several research articles in reputable national and international journals.
Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Shahid Kamal had supervised a large number of PhD and MPhil research students. On July 24, 2019, he assumed the position of VC at GCU Faisalabad.
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