Ahmed Mohiuddin

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Ahmed Mohiuddin
Born8 January 1923
Hydrabad, India
Died4 January 1998(1998-01-04) (aged 74)
Atlanta, United States
NationalityPakistani
Alma materOsmania University, India
AwardsPride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan (1962)
Scientific career
FieldsBiology and zoology
InstitutionsOsmania University, India
Karachi University, Pakistan
Sindh University, Pakistan
Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan
Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan
East-West University, United States

Ahmed Mohiuddin (Urdu: احمد محی الدین) (8 January 1923 – 4 January 1998) was a noted scientist, scholar and researcher of Pakistan.

Early life and education[edit]

Ahmed Mohiuddin was born in Hyderabad, India, where he received his early education from Hyderabad. He obtained his MSc (Biology) from Osmania University in 1945 with distinction. In 1945 he was awarded a PhD scholarship from government. He did a PhD in Zoology in 1948 from the University of London. He returned to Hyderabad in 1948 and joined Osmania University as an associate professor.

Career[edit]

Mohiuddin migrated to Pakistan in November 1948 and joined the Malaria Institute of Pakistan until 1952. From 1953 to 1960, he served for Karachi University. Later he was transferred to Sindh University, Jamshoro as chairman of the Zoology Department.[1] In 1978, Mohiuddin joined Quaid-e-Azam University as Vice Chancellor and later became Vice Chancellor of Allama Iqbal Open University in Islamabad, Pakistan. From 1986 to 1988, he served East-West University, Chicago.

Mohiuddin was the founder of the Pakistan Zoological Society. He was awarded a fellowship from Pakistan Academy of Sciences and Royal Society of Tropical Medicine.[2]

Mohiuddin was a highly cited biologist and zoologist in Pakistan.

Nationally and internationally, 37 of his books have been published on science and research.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Death and legacy[edit]

Ahmed Mohiuddin died in Atlanta, US on 4 January 1998 at age 74.

In recognition of his services to the field of zoology, Zoological Society of Pakistan created the Ahmed Mohiuddin Memorial Gold Medal for talented students awarded nationally in Pakistan.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pakistan Journal of Zoology. Zoological Society of Pakistan. 2007. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  2. ^ Professor Dr. Ahmed Mohiuddin elected as a Fellow of Pakistan Academy Of Sciences in 1974 Pakistan Academy of Sciences (paspk.org) website] Retrieved 17 July 2019
  3. ^ Call to allocate more funds for education Dawn (newspaper), Published 25 February 2009, Retrieved 17 July 2019
  4. ^ 33rd Pakistan Congress of Zoology kicks off today The Nation (newspaper), Published 2 April 2013, Retrieved 17 July 2019