Lahore: Retired Today on January 13, 2011
Prof. Dr. Mughees-ud-Din Sheikh
Dean, Professor, University of Punjab
Ph.D. Mass Communication (USA), M.A. Journalism (Iowa USA), M.A. Journalism (Pb), M.A. Pol. Sc. (Pb)
Professor, Institute of Communication Studies & Dean Faculty of Behavioural & Social Sciences Dr Mughees-uddin Sheikh will retire on Jan 13, 2011.
A press release here on Wednesday said Dr Mughees started his teaching career in 1976 from Department of Mass Communication Gomal University as lecturer. Later, he joined his parent institution i.e. Punjab University, Lahore in 1982 and served there for 28 years. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Department in 2003. With his progressive vision he enhanced the image of the Department and converted it into an Institute of high ranking in South Asia. He modernized the curriculum and improved the standard of Doctoral & M. Phil Programs. He is the pioneer of introducing course work for M. Phil and Ph. D. programs. In addition, he introduced BS 4-year programme and Master Programme of Film & TV Production.
He obtained two degrees (MA & PhD) from the University of USA and was awarded Journalism 4th Estate Award, USA for two successive years in recognition of his exceptional research work in 1991 & 1992. He was bestowed upon John F Murray Award (USA). He reviewed Encyclopaedia of International Media and Communication, USA. He was therein awarded Fellowship Salzburg Seminar (Austria). He is the recipient of Presidential Award “Izaz-i-Fazeelat” and University Best Teacher Award by HEC. He is the awardees’ of Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medal and Excellence Crown Award (International Public Relations Association). He is the first unanimously elected President of Pakistan Media Educators Council and a member of Board of Studies of all the major universities of Pakistan. He is the nominee of Chancellor as Education Expert and as member of academic council, university of Gujrat. He was acknowledged Mass Media Laureate/XVIth Star Award 2005, Leader of the New millennium Gold Medal/XVIIth Star Award 2006 and the Star Laureate Award/XVIIIth Star Award 2007 by South Asia Publications.
(Published in Daily TheNews on Thursday, January 13, 2011)