AMU fraternity welcomes Prof Shahab as new Pro Vice Chancellor


Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) fraternity across the world comprising senior academicians, alumni and students has welcomed the appointment of the Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Tabassum Shahab through social media posts, emails and newspapers.

Many senior and retired faculty members have lauded the decision of AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor of appointing Prof Shahab as the Pro Vice Chancellor.

Earlier, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Mansoor appointed Professor Shahab as the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University.

Prof Shahab has over 22 years of clinical experience and vast administrative experience to his credit. He has served as the Provost, Hadi Hasan Hall and has proved his mettle in administrative capacities as Nodal Officer, Minority Students’ Affairs; Nodal Officer of WHO and UNICEF’s Global Polio Eradication Programme; President, Gymkhana Club in University Games Committee and Chairperson of Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC).

Prof Shahab, a senior faculty member in the Department of Paediatrics, JNMC passed MD (Pediatrics) in 1981 from Madhya Pradesh and joined the Department of Pediatrics in March 1984. He has been working as a professor since 2001 and has worked as an associate professor from 1993 to 2001.

Prof Shahab has also served as a Specialist (Pediatrics) with Ibri Regional Referral Hospital, IBRI Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman; Maternity and Children’s Hospital Biljurashi, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Al-Hanakiya Private Hospital, Al-Hanakiya, Madina-Munawwara, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He has a number of research papers in journals of international and national repute such as Indian Pediatrics, Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, etc to his credit. Some of his widely read and cited papers are ‘Frequency of HIV infection amongst children with disseminated tuberculosis and tuberculosis meningitis in Aligarh (North India) – A low HIV prevalence area,’ ‘Prevalence of HIV Seropositivity in children with Chronic Diarrhea’, ‘HIV Seroprevalence in severely malnourished children in Aligarh (North India),’ ‘Effect of rice bran oil on the lipid profile of steroid sensitive nephritic syndrome,’ ‘Age-specific prevalence of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen in pediatric population of Aligarh (North India),’ ‘Prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection in children with tuberculosis,’ ‘Comparative clinical profile of typhoid fever caused by susceptible and multidrugresistant strains of Salmonella Typhi in children,’ ‘A comparative clinical trial of arthmether and quinine In children with severe malaria,’ ‘Cardiovascular complications of typhoid fever in children. Indian Journal of Bio Research,’ ‘HIV seropositivity in hospitalized children with high clinical likelihood of AIDS,’ ‘Agenesis of right lung- A case report,’ ‘ Spontaneous pneumothorax in children- A review of 95 cases. Annals of Tropical Pediatrics,’ ‘Management of empyema thoracic in children: A study of 65 cases of Tropical Pediatrics,’ ‘ Whistling sign- A diagnostic feature of inhaled whistle,’ ‘Clinical profile of malaria in children- A prospective study from Aligarh (North India) and ‘Effect of nutritional starus on total parasite count in malaria.’

He has also supervised 16 theses for MD Pediatrics and delivered lectures on important developments in the field of paediatric research at national and international conferences and seminars.