P. K. Abdul Aziz (also spelled P. K. Abdul Azis) (born 18 January 1947) is a scientist in Ecology and Biodiversity and an academic from India who has published 77 research papers, and has been Vice Chancellor of Cochin University of Science and Technology and Aligarh Muslim University.
He received a D.Sc in Ecology (2002) and a Ph.D (1978) from the Department of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, University of Kerala.
He led the Department of Ecology and Marine Biology at the Saline Water Conversion Corporation Research and Development Centre, Saudi Arabia as Chairman during 1993-2002.
He was a professor at Kerala University and Kerala Agricultural University before becoming Vice-chancellor of the Cochin University of Science and Technology.
He was the Vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University from June 11, 2007 to January 17, 2012. During his term he initiated a "crackdown" against squatters and put into place ID cards for all students. The university also signed MoUs with Wisconsin University, Cleveland University, Atlanta University, Johns Hopkins University and New York University and began clearing a backlog of PhD submissions. India Today cited his efforts as leading to a "remarkable turnaround" for the university.. He "stepped down" from the VC office on January 17, 2012during investigation by the CBI. The CBI's interim report released on January 11 had found him guilty of financial impropriety "related to travel concession for family, income tax payment from University funds and purchase of luxury cars" with its determinations about all allegations to be released later in a final report. An earlier two person panel investigating had deadlocked, with one of the members of the panel suggesting the other was "responsible for undue prolonging of the matter" to allow Abdul Aziz to reach a full term as VC. Abdul Aziz's "unceremonious" departure was cited by India Today as evidence of the "waning influence" of the "Malayali lobby" in Delhi.
He is an ex-officio member of the Maulana Azad Education Foundation.
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