Lahore:29 August: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed has vowed that with the efforts of PU administration and faculty members the university would hit new marks of excellence in the upcoming QS University Ranking. He was addressing an interactive session on QS University Ranking organised by PU Ranking Committee at Al Raazi Hall here Wednesday. QS University Ranking Services Director Mr Ashwin Jerome Fernandes was the resource person while PU Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, PU Ranking Committee Chairman Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood and a large number of faculty members participated in the session. In his address, Dr Niaz Ahmed said that due to the efforts of PU administration and faculty members, PU had improved 39 times in QS Ranking and its various departments had been ranked for the first time from 200 to 500 top institutions worldwide. Moreover, he said, PU had also been declared number one in Pakistan in natural science research. He said that the administration had encouraged and promoted research culture and he would extend full support to faculty members which would contribute to improve international ranking of the varsity. He appreciated Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood for making efforts to improve university’s ranking.The news.