JAMSHORO: Vice-Chancellor, Sindh University (SU) Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili has said the university will take some new initiatives to promote its educational worth and soft image.
He assured that the administration will address the `hardship cases’ of the employees, officers & faculty on priority basis, said a news release issued here on Friday.
He held out the assurance while giving away the promotion orders to three assistant professors as associate professor (BPS-20). Dr. Aftab Mangi of public administration, Zahid Hussain Kazi of business administration and Imdad Soomro of statistics got the promotion orders as associate promotion in BPS-20 on the basis of hardship cases.
He urged the scholars to play their due role in the development of a research culture at campus and design collaborative research projects with industries to benefit the mankind.
Dr. Ismaili said that the new challenges faced by the society can only be resolved with research support of the scholars.
He appreciated the research projects and research activities at national and international level carried out by the various departments and centres as well as educational achievements in the university.
“I always think for development of research culture at university”. Dr. Ismaili said.
He said in the past due to lack of facilities, funding and due to lower salary packages for the faculty members, university graduates were avoiding to serve in the universities but presently due to attractive salary packages scholars have changed their attitude.
He said that there was a dire need of interaction among scholars of the world and universities and industries.
Higher Education Commission has been paying attention on proper funding and facilities to the public sector universities, he said and hoped that the scholars would work for promotion of research activities.
VC said that the world was moving faster and added that recent developments in computer automation and information technologies have helped analytical industry to initiate number of new biological fields such as genomics.
He said: when we make a comparison of the state of science and technology in this global world we find that there are significant social and economic differences between the developed and under developing countries.
He said that many underlying causes of these differences are rooted in the long history of development of such nations and social, cultural and economic variables, historical and political elements, international relations and geographical factors.
Differences in the scientific and technological infrastructure and in the popularization of science and technology in the two groups of countries are the most important cases of differentials in social and economic levels, Dr. Ismaili said.