Dr. G. N. Qazi, joined Jamia Hamdard
(Hamdard University) as Vice Chancellor on October 13, 2008. He has
obtained his Masters and Ph D degrees respectively in Biochemistry
and a Microbiology from M. S. University (Baroda) and Post Doctoral
training from the University of Dortmund (Germany). He has in his
credit more than 40 years of research experience in the areas of
Biochemistry, Microbial Biotechnology, Bio-prospecting of Natural
Products and clinical validation studies for Indian classical drugs.
He has been for more than 30 years in a leadership position and
groomed scores of scientists and technocrats in the area of his
core-competence. He has more than 250 international publications and
about 70 international patents to his credit. He guided 35 scholars
leading to Ph D degrees of 12 Universities in India and Germany
where he did his Post Doctoral research. He led several
international collaborations during his career with CSIR and finally
steered one of the five Regional Research Laboratories as a senior
Director for over eight years since May 2000.
Dr. Qazi is presently the Chairman of
Drugs and Pharmaceutical Research programme of the Govt. of India,
the Chairman Unani Pharmacopeia committee and the member
Pharmacopeia commission for AYSH drugs.
As the Vice chancellor at the Jamia
Hamdard his immediate focus has been the total quality improvement.
As a result the University has been re-accredited by NAAC and placed
in category “A” and placed in Category “A deemed Universities by the
Prof. Tondon Committee constituted by MHRD. He is right now
establishing a medical school in Jamia Hamdard which will be the
first Public-Private modern medical college in Delhi. He also has
plans to establish one more campus of the Jamia in Mewat region in
Haryana, the focused activity of which would be polytechnical
education and skills development for the Muslims youth of that