3577 laptops distributed among SU students

JAMSHORO: A total of 3577 laptops were distributed among the students of University of Sindh, Jamshoro, in three days from Wednesday to Friday under the ‘Prime Minister’s Youth Programme’ scheme.

A ceremony to distribute laptops to deserving students was held at the university’s Institute of Business Administration auditorium. The laptops were distributed among 3577 students under the supervision of focal Person of the scheme at University Dr. Imamuddin Khoso and the representative of HEC. This was the 3rd phase of the laptop distribution scheme being undertaken by the university. Addressing the ceremony, the SU’s focal person for laptop distribution Dr. Imamuddin Khoso congratulated the students and urged them to work hard.

According to the Dr. Khoso, all the students completed a form to determine whether they are eligible to receive a laptop under this scheme.  He said the students filled out a form on the Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) website after which the HEC emailed the university names of the students who met the criteria.

He said the university had distributed laptops among students of every faculty. “We have distributed laptops on a merit basis to the students,” he said. He explained that the students who achieved high GPAs in their semester examinations were eligible to receive laptops under this scheme.

Khalil Mugheri, a student of IBA at SU who received a laptop under this scheme, said he was very happy to receive the laptop with evo (an internet device). “This scheme is really good, but it must reach underprivileged students as well,” he said.

Third indigenous on campus training workshops end

IMG_8088JAMSHORO: The third five-day workshop as part of a series of a five-week-long different indigenous on campus training (IOT) workshops for Management Cadre (BPS-16 and above) ended at University of Sindh, Jamshoro, here on Friday amidst rounds of applauses and accolades by the participants.

The IOT workshops, comprising five different sessions each week from May 25 to May 29, were planned by the SU Planning & Development Cell and Quality Enhancement Cell in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) under capacity building of non-teaching staff. The topic of training this week was ‘Leadership in Management’ and Dr. Imam Din Khoso was the focal person of this third training.

As many as 35 officers of the University participated in the training workshop during all five days.

Expressing his views a participant, Ajwed Ahmed Bhatti said, “I feel honoured after having had target oriented lectures and interaction with learned doctors. Being a professional, I have to deal with technology by considering the needs and demands of my stakeholders, however, this workshop on leadership in management has added into my managerial as well as leadership skills to get my objectives effectively and efficiently. I learnt to understand and not only to reply,” he added.IMG_8089

Another participant of IOT, Abdul Aziz Rustmani said that such training were a good opportunity to interact with your counterparts and share your problems, achievements and tips of growth in certain professions. The learned resource persons were of great help to break the monotony of what we have learnt in our studies.

Another participant, Zaheer Qureshi said “the interactive and real life-like activity based sessions helped me a lot to learn how to deal with difficult situations at my job by mere application of management and organizing skills.” “The elements of conflict resolution and effective communication in difficult times have critical role in every organisations and especially in academic set up and I am going to enjoy my professional responsibilities with this new learning,” he added.

Speaking on the concluding ceremony of the second IOT Advisor Planning & Development Cell Sajid Qayoom Memon said, “Whether one is student or a professional, the need of learning new trends and approaches never lose its importance. This IOT is a unique opportunity under the auspices of HEC for universities non-teaching staff and employees to refresh their knowledge and enhance their capacity and productivity as a result of this training and this all will not only improve the capacity and efficiency of the universities’ employees but also help to promote good governance on campus.”

IMG_8118He said that this was first time that SU was organizing a series of training workshops for management cadre. It was a very positive sign as management cadre never had a chance to attend such training workshops either by SU or any other university and for this credit goes to HEC and its leadership that envisaged it.

Course coordinator & SU Director QEC Dr. Shahzad said, “This IOT is designed to impart some important leadership skills that are essential for those who are working in different capacities and at different managerial levels in universities. In other words this course is intended to develop core leadership competencies in participants, their personal transformation in particular and enhancement of organization leadership capacity in general,” he added.

Lastly, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Dr. Parvaiz Ahmed Pathan distributed certificates among the participants and resource persons of training and appreciated their interest and keenness in IOT.

Call for including Joyo’s literary work in Universities’ syllabus

IMG_7938JAMSHORO: Intellectuals, writers and poets have declared noted scholar and translator, Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo a great critic and a man of letters of the 20th and 21st century and demanded his writings be made part of textbooks to enable the youth to benefit from them.

They were speaking at a conference on ‘Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo- a literary critic’ at the Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium in the University of Sindh, Jamshoro, on Wednesday.

SU vice chancellor Dr Abida Taherani said a corner was set up in recognition of Mr Joyo’s services. Sindh University was a big platform where his literary services would reach many generations to come, she said.

She said that the conferences of other living legends will also be organized in order to pay tribute to them in their lifetime. “We are proud that Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo started his practical life from teaching and we are also teachers”. She maintained.

IMG_7960 “Rarely does it happen in our society that a great man deserving appreciation is paid tribute in his or her life. No sooner does one leave this world than the praise is heaped on his grave as of it takes death of a man to make everybody realise how great a person had been,” said former vice chancellor of Sindh University Mazharul Haq Siddiqui.

“But luckily, now it’s changing. A good tradition is taking root and we have begun to appreciate in their life those who have devoted their lives to a great cause. Mr Joyo is one of them,” he said.

He said that Joyo was the identity of Sindh and its future. The circumstances in which he had written a book titled “Save Sindh, Save the Continent” in 1928 persisted, unfortunately, till this day even after passage of almost a century.

MPA Mehtab Akbar Rashdi said that Joyo was the voice of an entire century. His books and writings showed that Sindh was his first and last love, she said.IMG_7922

She said that Joyo compared in a book two great poets of Sindhi and Urdu and wrote that Shaikh Ayaz was a poet of people while Faiz Ahmed Faiz was a poet of the elite literary class since the common man could relate to and understand Shaikh Ayaz but not to Faiz.

Dr. Saleem Memon termed Joyo as the man of principles and said that he even lost his marital status but did not surrender his principles adding that the books of Joyo Sahab published by Sindh University ought to be given to the students so that they may be aware of his ideology and develop their mental approaches.

IMG_7850Two booIMG_7874kIMG_7964IMG_7902s penned by Joyo were launched on the occasion. One was brought out by the Sindhology department named French Inqilab and another book Galhiyon Kitaban Joon was published by Pakistan Study Centre.

Intellectual Jami Chandio, writer Dr. Arfana Mallah, columnist Amar Sindhu, chairman Department of Sindhi Dr Anwar Figar Hakro, Sindhi Lang­uage Authority’s former chairperson Dr Fehmida Huss­ain, inte­ll­ectual Zulfiqar Hale­poto, poet Adal Soomro, director SU Mirza Qaleech Chair Ishaque Samejo, incharge director Institute of Sindhology Saeed Mangi and others also spoke at the conference.

A video documentary prepared by Institute of Sindhology was screened in the conference which highlighted Joyo’s personality, literary work and efforts made for the betterment of the soil.

IMG_7830Earlier, Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo chair established at Institutute of Sindhology museum was inaugurated by the living legend Joyo Sahab himself in the presence of Dr. Abida Taherani, Mazharul Haq Siddiqui and others. He on the occasion expressed happiness over the recognition of his over half century services which he rendered for the betterment of Sindh, Sindhi people and Sindhi literature.

Later, the unique

photo gallery of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo IMG_7841was displayed at Arts Faculty Building. The visitors took interest on the unique photographs and appreciated the efforts of university administration.

SU students walk the ramp in fashion show held on the campus

JAMSHORO:  The students of Institute of Art & Design (IAD), University of Sindh Jamshoro walked the ramp in a fashion show held at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of Arts Faculty Building here on Sunday night.

There was a large crowd of boys and girls that had gathered at the auditorium to see the show. The show began at about 8.30 pm which continued till 11.00 pm. There were ovations, roar of clapping, reverberation of musical tunes, acting & performances of the students of IAD in the form of dance as well as singing.

The ramp and stairs were stylishly decorated in different beautiful colors while the stage was decorated in a unique way that everybody liked it. The IAD had organized an orchestra for the show and the musicians played some quality music on the guitar, violin and flute but behind the scene. The show followed a summer theme and all outfits worn by the sudent models were of the colors white, yellow, pink, black and green. Both the male & female models held themselves very well on the catwalk. The dresses included jeans, kurtas, firaq and shalwar qameez. The dresses were inspired from both eastern and western fashion, but the eastern dresses looked more attractive and elegant.

A number of boys and girls performed dances, which were received well by the crowd. A dance to a Punjabi tune, left many hooting for more.

The catwalk and dance performances were encouraged with claps, whistles and loud roars. The clothes were designed by the faculty members of the institute and students together. The jewelry was designed by a group of students under the supervision of faculty members. Make up was done by a group of final-year students. Lights were done under the supervision of incharge Director of the Institute Prof. Naimatullah Khilji and Prof. Saeed Mangi.

Using his ensembles as a canvas, a first year student played with the country’s rich textiles and detailed embroideries to create stunning and contemporary images, which are truly reflective of a modern, progressive Pakistan.
Apart from costumes, the festival also showcased classical folk dances and music. The evening started with thrilling dance performances by students’ group, followed by music including the infectious, beats of folk singer with unique tone.

Fashion show, first of its kind, attracted student designers to showcase, educate and create cultural awareness. Some of the leading designers displayed their innovation at the show.

Addressing on the occasion, incharge director of the institute Prof. Naimatullah Khilji said that the performances of the students were superb and mind-blowing.

“To complete and present this sort of work in final year is a daunting task. But I am pleased that our students have made it possible”, he said.

He was of the view that fashion show has provided entertainment for people from all walks of life who participated in it. “We would continue to promote Sindh’s culture through such shows,” said Prof. Khilji.

“The world gets their embellishment done from India but when you see the clothes that are hand embellished in Pakistan it’s arguably some of the best in the world,” he said.

Young students highlight importance of education at school function

JAMSHORO: Students dan­c­ed on Sindhi folk songs, presented tableaux and dramas on the importance of education and gave other solo and duet performances at a programme held in the Dr N.A. Baloch Model School, Elsa Kazi Campus, on Tuesday evening to mark Parents Day.

Sindh University vice chancellor Prof Dr Abida Taherani, who was the chief guest, Hyderabad Commissioner Asif Hyder Shah, SU faculty and officers and students and their parents attended the programme in a large number.

Principal of the model school Syed Ahsan Shah Rashdi in his introductory remarks highlighted importance of education and achievements by his institution.

Students of primary and secondary classes presented Sindhi songs to enthral the audience.

Students of the school’s kindergarten section dressed in red and blue attire danced on folk Sindhi song Aandhi mein joat jalain wara Sindhi.

Their performance received a big applause from the audience. A similar performance was given by the students who sang Jaag Sindhi Jaag nahay wail sumhan ji.

A variety of games were organised for students and their parents.

The vice chancellor and other luminaries gave away awards and prizes for speech and dance competitions.

Earlier, speaking to the audience, VC Dr Taherani said that the SU was rendering great services in the education sector and promoting academic activities. Every person of society must play his role in this regard, she said. She said there was no dearth of talent, and observed that the SU faculty and officers were doing their best for the progress and development of the institution.

She also highlighted the role of parents in encouraging their children to focus on their education and career.

She reminded the audience that it was Dewan Pirbhu Das who got the historical Elsa Kazi building constructed to help Muslims, a minority in the area at that time, get their children educated.

Dr Taherani said it was PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto’s vision to ensure education to all at their door-steps, adding that the SU was trying to accomplish the mission and had established its seven campuses in the province.

Commissioner Asif Hyder Shah, Brig Mohammad Abu Zar and others also spoke.

2nd indigenous on campus training workshop at SU for officers concludes

JAMSHORO: The 2nd indigenous on campus training (IOT) workshop for the management cadre (BPS-16 and above) officers concluded here on Friday. Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi presided over the concluding ceremony.

The workshop comprising 15 sessions, starting from May 18 and concluding on May 22, 2015, was planned and organised by the SU Quality Enhancement Cell and Planning & Development in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission under its modern university governance programme and capacity building of non-teaching staff.

As many as 30 officers of Sindh University and directors as well as principals of various SU affiliated colleges of Jamshoro, Kotri and Hyderabad participated in the workshops titled ‘leadership in management’.

“Whether one is a student or a professional, one’s need for learning new trends and approaches never ends. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to non-teaching staff to enhance their capacity and productivity”, said Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Abdul Rasool Abbasi.

“This will not only improve efficiency of the university’s officers but also help promote good governance on the campus,” he said.

He said that the officers were the facilitators of the university and there was a need to equip the staff with skills that would enrich their knowledge through the usage of modern trends and technologies. Dr. Abbasi said the objective was to build the capacity of the staff.

The focal person for the training & SU advisor planning & development cell Sajid Qayoom Memon said that IOT was a unique opportunity under the auspices of HEC for universities’ non-teaching staff and employees to enhance their capacity and productivity.

He said that this would increase effectiveness and lessen the communication gap among different stakeholders within and outside the universities. He said that the training was aimed at improving the efficiency of non-academic staff.

Mr. Memon further said “the interactive and real life-like activity based sessions helped the participants a lot to learn how to deal with difficult situations at their job by mere application of management and organizing skills.” “The elements of conflict resolution and effective communication in difficult times have critical role in every organisations and especially in academic set up and the trained officers will enjoy their professional responsibilities with this new learning,” he added.

Course coordinator Dr. Shahzad Memon said, “This IOT is designed to impart some important leadership skills that are essential for those who are working in different capacities and at different managerial levels in universities. In other words this course is intended to develop core leadership competencies in participants, their personal transformation in particular and enhancement of organization leadership capacity in general,” he added.

He said, “This training will not only improve the capacity and efficiency of the universities’ employees but also help to promote good governance on campus.”

Dr. Shahzad said that this was second time that SU organised training workshop for management cadre. It was a very positive sign as management cadre never had a chance to attend such training workshops either by SU or any other university and for this credit goes to HEC and its leadership that envisaged it.

Expressing his views a participant, Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Director SU campus security, said, “I feel honoured after having had target oriented lectures and interaction with learned doctors. Being an officer I have to deal with technology by considering the needs and demands of my stakeholders, however, this workshop on leadership in management has added into my managerial as well as leadership skills to get my objectives effectively and efficiently. I learnt to understand and not only to reply,” he added.

Another participant of IOT, Abdul Majeed Kaka, Director Admissions SU, said that such training were a good opportunity to interact with your counterparts and share your problems, achievements and tips of growth in certain professions.

Another participant Huzoor Bux Buledi said that the learned resource persons were of great help to break the monotony of what we have learnt in our studies.

In the last, the certificates along with three thousand Rs. each were given to the participants in the closing ceremony.