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Call for making aggressive immunization plan to control hepatitis

JAMSHORO: The speakers at a seminar said that hepatitis B and C were affecting around 1.2 million people every year in Pakistan and there was a need of waging war against this deadly disease which has become more dangerous than cancer.

They attributed high hepatitis prevalence rates in Pakistan to the lack of proper preventive measures, saying that an aggressive national immunisation programme was the most effective way of controlling the spread of hepatitis.

The speakers said the reason for the spread of the disease was lack of awareness, self-medication, illegal practice of non-qualified medical practitioners who use single syringe for many patients, unhygienic instruments of barbers and dentists, contaminated water and food.

This they said while speaking at a seminar which held in Department of Physiology, University of Sindh Jamshoro in an attempt to create awareness amongst the masses. The seminar was followed by a 3-day free hepatitis screening camp that organized on the campus to test blood of students and general public for hepatitis B and C.

Speaking at the concluding ceremony of the camp, Prof. Dr. Hidayatullah Mahesar announced to organize another 2-day free hepatitis screening camp for women at under graduate girls’ hostel of the University of Sindh to diagnose the female students and the ladies of the local areas of Jamshoro and Kotri from October 25 to 26, 2014.

He said that that preventive measures included screening of all blood donors and testing of all donated blood for hepatitis B and C; testing of all organ donors for hepatitis; proper sterilization of equipment and safe waste disposal practices at all public and private hospitals, clinics (both medical and dental) and laboratories; safe and hygienic practices at renal dialysis and haemo-dialysis units, beauty parlors/ barber shops, and acupuncture, ear piercing, tattooing and cosmetic surgery establishments; precautions by healthcare workers to avoid occupational exposure to hepatitis infection; and the banning of all quacks whose medical practices are instrumental in transmitting diseases like hepatitis.

He was of the view that it was necessary for the patients to get the tests done as they enabled the physicians to know whether the virus count was increasing or decreasing in the patients’ bodies.

“If the facility of free screening of hepatitis and its cure may be available at the public hospitals, it would help the patients allowing them to spend the saved money on their nutrition,” he said and added that the test results of the private laboratories were not very reliable despite spending a heavy amount.

Prof. Dr. Ali Muhammad Soomro, the chairman of the department said: Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is often recommended to monitor effectiveness of a patient’s treatment. This test is also useful for patients who test positive for HCV Abs.

He said results for this test were quantitative, meaning they would provide a numerical result for the level of the virus in a person’s body.

He further said Hepatitis C virus had affected about 10 million people in Pakistan, making it one of the most critical health issues in the country. “The response to treatment clearly depends on the fact that the infection is diagnosed and treated at an early stage,” he said. He said Hepatitis B and C too have emerged as major public health problems in the country.

“Doctors usually recommend investigations four times during the course Hepatitis C treatment,” says Dr Soomro. The investigations are advised before, during and shortly after completion of the treatment. Same tests are recommended again six months after completion of the course.

Prof. Jiando Shaikh said interferon injections were now available at a reasonable price in the market. Now, the government is providing interferon injection to patients who need it once a week, he said. Earlier, patients had been getting the injection three times a week.

He said interferon beta-1a 30 microg was administered once a week and interferon beta-1a 22 microg or 44 microg thrice a week. “Now interferon beta-1a 30 microg is available in the market for Rs3,000 to Rs6,000.” Earlier, the injection was being sold for Rs16,000.

Prof. Shaikh said that hepatitis had been spreading fast in the country and advised swift spread of information at every possible level among the masses regarding its symptoms, avoidance and proper treatment.

He said that around 17 million people were suffering from different types of hepatitis virus in the country and treatment of this deadly disease was very expensive and complicated.

He informed that though hepatitis spreads like HIV and AIDS, it was curable and urged need to create awareness among the masses about its prevention.

Earlier, during the 3-day camp, blood samples of 1000 male students & the people who came from Jamshoro city and its suburbs were collected.

According to Nasrullah Dahri, the coordinator of medical camp, the blood samples were examined through chip testing and confirmed by Enzyme Linked Immuno sorbent Assay method in the department’s cell and tissue culture /molecular biology laboratory.

The findings of tests under random screening showed 37 persons were suffering from hepatitis C virus positive and 7 people from hepatitis B virus positive.

The groups of final year students who collected the blood samples of people and conducted test under the supervision of Prof. Jiando Shaikh include Jawaid Ali Naich, Shoaib Mallah, Zohaib Khaskheli, Mehwish Samoo, Lubna Shaikh, Sahiba Rajput and Yusra Shaikh.

 

BA, BSc, B. Com, MA exams to start from Nov 11

JAMSHORO: Controller of Annual Examinations University of Sindh Jamshoro Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has issued the schedule for conducting the annual examinations of BA, BSc, BCom BSc Home Economics Part-I & Part-II and MA (Previous) as well as MA (Final). The examinations will start from November 11, 2014.

According to the schedule issued here Thursday, BA, BSc, BSc Home Economics Part-I and MA (Previous) papers will be held from November 11 to 21. Similarly, BA, BSC, BCom, BSc Home economics Part-II and MA (Final) papers will be held from November 22 to December 13, 2014 in all the affiliated colleges of the university.

The time table can be seen on University’s blog usindh.wordpress.com.

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Late date for submission of admission forms extended at SU

JAMSHORO: The in charge Director Admissions has extended the last date for submission of admission forms for seeking admissions to bachelor’s degree programs at Sindh University Jamshoro and its campuses up to October 24, 2014.

According to a press statement issued here on Wednesday, admission forms for bachelor’s degree programs can be obtained from HBL, Jamshoro and Old Campus, Hyderabad Branches.

The interested candidates can also download admission forms from Sindh University’s website www.usindh.edu.pk and submit the same on Allama I.I Kazi campus which will be received only at the counters established in AC-II Building.

It is further informed that the candidates, who want to seek admissions at the campuses of the varsity, have been advised to submit their admission forms at the concerned campuses.

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Seminar on career counseling to be held on Oct 25 instead of Oct 23

A one day seminar titled “career counseling/ guidance for pharmacist” will now be organized on October 25, 2014 instead of October 23 at University of Sindh Jamshoro. The date has been revised following the call of strike given on Thursday in Hyderabad.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili will be the chief guest and Deputy Director (E&M) DRAP; Karachi will participate as guest of honor.

According to Dean Faculty of Pharmacy Prof. Dr. Abdullah Dayo, the seminar will now be organized in main auditorium hall of faculty of pharmacy at 10 am on Oct 25.

The participants have been advised to note the new date which has been announced by the Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy.

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Workshop to mark World Statistics Day held at SU

Department of Statistics, University of Sindh Jamshoro has celebrated “World Statistics Day” by organizing a one-day workshop wherein the faculty members and a large number of students participated and presented 30 papers on various topics of Statistics.

Addressing the workshop, Prof. Raja Muhammad Elyas said: the successful collection of official statistics is often described as a ‘circular process’, in which government, those who supply data to government (respondents), those who use or benefit from the statistics (enterprises and citizens), and the media are all interlinked and interdependent.

He said: the official statistics depend on the goodwill of respondents for an adequate and efficient supply of data. One way in which such goodwill can be fostered is by making available in a user-friendly way to respondents, as well as the public in general.

“It is often argued that statistics are a ‘public good’, because they are collected on behalf of the public and at its expense. But the argument goes beyond that. Official statistics are such a vital indicator of the state of the nation that he who ‘owns’ them has a ‘power’. Ease of access to official statistics is a hallmark of the democratic process; conversely, tight government control of such data is characteristic of the authoritarian states.” He said.

Prof. Elyas further says that to complete the circle, it follows that the news media play a critical role in the process. They are a key channel through which government informs the public on important matters and they act as a ‘watchdog’ in case of any attempt is made to manipulate statistics. The best national statistical offices put a high priority on their relationship with the media.

He says the official statisticians should be as independent from government as judges are in most constitutional systems. Some European countries are even discussing a change in their constitution to recognize statistical independence.

“Statistical integrity and public confidence in integrity are both vital”, said Professor Elyas.

Among others chairperson of the department of statistics was also present.

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Resources being utilized to promote research culture on the campus: VC Dr. Ismaili

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili has said that all the resources are being utilized to promote research culture on the campus.

He said the university could pave way to progress & development only through research.

This he said while speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the website of Dr. Riffat Sultana, Assistant Professor of Department of Zoology here on Tuesday.

Among others, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Dr. Nasreen Memon, Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Gachal, Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo and Dr. Muhammad Saeed waggan.

Vice-Chancellor said that the scholars will be able to get the information regarding entomology and bio control research laboratory through website and the information about the insects will be available on the website to help scholars conduct their research.

“With the help of website “www.drriffatumer.com”, department of zoology will be able to introduce its research material before the scholars in the world.   

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M.Sc (Prev) PG College Side results declared  

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examinations Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has announced the result of M.Sc (Previous) Post Graduate College Side, Annual Examination 2013.

According to details, as many as 272 candidates filled-in their examination forms out of which seven remained absent during the exams while 162 candidates have been declared pass. Similarly, 98 students have been declared fail and the result of five candidates has been with-held owing to various reasons.

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Seminar on career counseling to be held on Oct 23

JAMSHORO: A one day seminar titled “career counseling/ guidance for pharmacist” will be organized on October 23, 2014 at University of Sindh Jamshoro.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili will be the chief guest and Deputy Director (E&M) DRAP; Karachi will participate as guest of honor.

According to Dean Faculty of Pharmacy Prof. Dr. Abdullah Dayo, the seminar will be organized in main auditorium hall of faculty of pharmacy at 10 am on Oct 23.

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Inaugural ceremony of website to be held on tomorrow

JAMSHORO: The inaugural ceremony of the website of Dr. Riffat Sultana will be held tomorrow (October 21) at the auditorium hall, department of zoology University of Sindh Jamshoro.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili would inaugurate the website in the ceremony at about 1:00 pm.

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4901 candidates appear in SU entry test

JAMSHORO: As many as 4,901 candidates including 2310 female students appeared in the pre-admission entry test for the Masters and M.S/ M. Phil programmes announced by University of Sindh (SU) for the academic year 2015 held at the Arts Faculty Building of Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro here on Sunday.

 The entrance test, which started at 11 am, was held peacefully under tight security. Out of 4,901 candidates, 768 girls for Master’s degree programs & a record number of 1542 female students applied for the admissions to M.S/ M. Phil.

 According to details, as many as 2508 candidates for admissions to master’s degree programs appeared at SU Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro while 266 candidates took part in masters’ entry test at additional campuses in Dadu, Larkana, Badin, Thatta and Bhitshah.

For the admissions to M.S/ M. Phil, a record number of 1542 female and 585 male candidates (2127 in total) appeared for the test at Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro.  The entrance test was taken by Sindh University Testing Centre (SUTC) simultaneously on all the campuses for master’s degree program and it was only taken on Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro for M.S/ M. Phil.

 The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili visited the venue where the pre-entry test was being conducted. He expressed his pleasure over the presence of a huge number of candidates willing to get admission in the alma mater.

 Visiting the different seating areas of the centre to monitor the process and ensure transparency, SU Vice-Chancellor told journalists that “out of the total registration of 5,000 candidates, 4901 aspirants appeared in the test for admissions in over 50 disciplines of social sciences, natural sciences, pharmacy, Islamic culture, commerce & business administration and humanities.

 He said that the candidates were advised to reach the examination halls latest by 8am along with their admit cards together with other necessary articles to use during the test. Entry into the campus was subject to the security check at the main gate. Parents or guardians were directed to the enclosure reserved for them, he informed the media.

He said that SU will attract the students from all sections of the society as it was situated in a prime location of the province. “The University has a large number of experienced and qualified faculty members who are working with dedication & utmost devotion to produce manpower for capacity building to serve at national & international level”, he said.

Among others, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Deans of all the faculties including Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Prof. Dr. Parvaiz Pathan, Dr. Anwar Khan Pathan, Dr. Javed Iqbal, Dr. Abdullah Dayo, Dr. Noor Ahmed Jamali, Dr. Parveen Munshi, Directors of Institutes Dr. Imamuddin Khoso, Dr. Saleem Chandio, Dr. Mehmood Mughal, Controllers of Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo, Hostel Provost Dr. Imdad Ali Brohi and Murtaza Khoso.

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Pre Entry test for Masters, M. Phil due today at SU

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro is going to conduct Pre-Entry Test today (Oct 19) for admissions to Masters and M.S/ M. Phil degree programs for the session 2015 at Arts Faculty Building, Allama I.I Kazi Campus and it’s all campuses simultaneously wherein over 4903 candidates for both programs will appear.

The candidates have been asked to reach the concerned campuses one an hour before the fixed time so that they may be able to find their seats through their roll numbers easily.

On the other hand, the University Administration has made foolproof security arrangements. It also finalized the suitable seating arrangement, waiting area for parents as well as relatives and parking for the vehicles to be brought by the candidates and their parents.

Similarly, the point buses will be plied from Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad, Market, City Gate, Latifabad No. 5 & 7, Agriculture Complex, Qasimabad, Nasim Nagar, Kotri & Jamshoro Phattak at about 7.30 am sharply for bringing the candidates to the campus.

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Pre Entry test for Masters, M. Phil at SU to be held on Oct 19

JAMSHORO: The Pre-Entry Test for admissions to Master’s degree programs & M. Phil at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro will be conducted on October 19, 2014.

According to details, the pre-entry test for admissions to various Master’s degree programs will be held at Arts Faculty Building of the University of Sindh and its campuses simultaneously wherein over 6000 candidates will appear to try their luck.

Similarly the candidates, who are interested to be enrolled as research scholar to do their M. Phil in different 50 disciplines, will be able to appear in the test on the same date which is October 19 (Sunday).

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SU approves 14 PhD, 15 MPhil degrees in different disciplines

JAMSHORO: The Advanced Studies and Research Board (ASRB) of the University of Sindh has approved to award degrees of M. Phil and PhD to 29 scholars who have successfully completed their research in different disciplines of science, social sciences, Islamic culture and humanities.

The approval was given at the 119th meeting of the advanced studies and research board (ASRB) presided over by Vice-chancellor Prof Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili here on Wednesday.

The meeting was attended by pro-vice chancellors & deans of different faculties, nominees of syndicate as well as academic council Dr. Abdullah Dayo, Dr. Parveen Munshi, Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Dr. Parvez Ahmed Pathan, Dr. Syed Javed Iqbal, Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Lakho, Dr. Faryal Almani, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dean Research & Graduate Studies Dr. Saleha Parveen, Muhammad Nawaz Narejo, Dr. Hakim Ali Kanasero, Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Aslam Parvaiz Memon & controller of annual examinations Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo.

On the occasion, Dean, Research & Graduate Studies Prof. Dr. Saleha Parveen presented the agenda item wise.

It approved to award 14 PhD degrees to Khalid Noor Panhwar in public administration, Ayaz Hussain Qadri in zoology, Tahira Jabeen Umrani in zoology, Qadeer Khan Panhwar in analytical chemistry, Yasmeen Junejo in analytical chemistry, Syed Akhtar Adil Shah in physical education, Santosh Kumar Chand in sociology, Afshan Naz Memon in Islamic culture, Allah Wasayo Dakhan in Sindhi, Abdul Jabbar Kandhro in chemistry, Ghulam Dastaghir Achakzai in fresh water biology & fisheries, Soniha Aslam Ghori in physical education, Muhammad Ishaque Mirbahar in Sindhi and Laila Abidi in Urdu.

Similarly, 15 MPhil degrees were approved for Shamim Akhtar Odhano in zoology, Qamar-Un-Nisa Lark in Islamic culture, Nazir Bano Dero in education, Shahnawaz Lakho in education, Adnan Rasheed Memon in botany, Asiya Haleema in botany, Neelam Bhatti in botany, Iqbal Ahmed Qureshi in mathematics, Zaib-Ul Nisa in mathematics, Nadeem Ahmed Kanasro in computer science, Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman Jamali in computer science, Fariq Gul Pathan in physical education, Muhammad Naeem Khan in physical education, Mehmoud Al Jawarneh in information technology and Hameedullah Bhutto in Islamic culture.

Talking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that it was success of the candidates & wisdom of Sindh University to get doctorate degrees adding that a number of scholars were being enrolled in MPhil & PhD at Sindh University every year.

“Over 4000 candidates apply to seek admissions to MPhil & PhD on the campus every year; this shows the confidence of the youths over this great Alma Mater”. He maintained.

He said the academic and administrative affairs of institutes & departments of higher learning at SU were run in befitting manner in order to impart quality education that could cope with the circumstances of advanced studies being provided in developed countries of the world.

Felicitating the scholars on completing their studies & research of MPhil & PhD, Dr. Ismaili said that there was tough competition across the country especially in job markets. Therefore, they, he said will have to prepare themselves for the race to sweep better livelihoods.

He added that globalization had affected every aspect of human life, and education was no exception to it.

“It is difficult to precisely define globalization and describe its various dimensions, one important aspect of it is related to higher education but Sindh University has addressed the challenges being posed by the phenomenon by providing all possible opportunities required for capacity building, development of academic, research standards and quality assurance programmes & procedures’. The vice chancellor said.

“Our additional campuses are also a means of spreading higher education to all those who could not enroll themselves at Allama I.I Kazi Campus. Now the students of rural areas have the opportunity to acquire higher qualification at our additional campuses established in different cities of Sindh.” He maintained.

Referring to the financial constraints of the SU, he said though the university would overcome the difficulties through resource generation activities, but the government should also extend its helping hand and help it in this regard.

“The academic activities of this great institution will continue its endeavors for the promotion of higher education for the prosperity of the country,” Dr. Ismaili added.

Wishing success to the scholars in their future, he also congratulated their parents on the occasion.

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Dr. Nasreen gets ‘National Best Female Teacher’ award at varsity level

JAMSHORO: The Chairperson of Department of Zoology, University of Sindh (SU) & Meritorious Professor Dr. Nasreen Memon has been awarded with “National Best Female Teacher – 2014” award at University level across the country.

She was nominated for the award on World Teacher’s Day, which was celebrated on October 2, 2014 in Islamabad by the Federal Ministry of Education & Professional Training.

In this regard, the award distribution ceremony was held in a local hotel in Islamabad on Tuesday, where Dr. Nasreen Memon, Meritorious Professor of Sindh University was given the award of ‘National Best Female Teacher’ for the year 2014 at University level from the entire country.

Talking on the occasion, she highlighted the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all the levels, which she termed important for socio-economic development of the country.

On the other hand, SU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul rasool Abbasi, Director Quality Enhancement Cell Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Director IBA Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khoso and other faculty members congratulated Dr. Nasreen Memon for getting the national award.

Besides, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad has nominated Dr. Nasreen Memon as Focal Person to National Research Program for Universities (NRPU).

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SU chalks out five-year strategic plan 2014-19

Prioritizes developing & evaluating new thoughtful initiatives to serve varsity’s missions and advance its vision.

JAMSHORO: The University of Sindh Jamshoro has released a new strategic plan 2014-19 that will guide the University forward over the next five years.

The five-year strategic plan 2014-19 has been developed as per instructions of the Higher Education Commission under its Medium Term Development Framework (MTDF-II) which is being funded by the World Bank through its Tertiary Education Support Program (TESP).

The core objective of the plan is to strengthen the internal governance and management system by improving the strategic management, planning and accountability on the campus. 

Besides, the new strategic plan contains measures that will be used in determining the success of the plan through its implementation.

Outlined within the plan are strategic directions, which include Excelling as a Comprehensive University; Inspiring and Supporting Student Potential; Promoting Access to Quality; Affordable Post-Secondary Education; Building Internal Community and Enhancing Relationships with External Communities; and Enhancing the Sustainability of the University of Sindh.

According to HEC guidelines, the University of Sindh had constituted a five member core committee consisting of the heads of Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), Planning & Development Cell, Finance Wing, Registrar Office and Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Sep 2013. The core committee was trained by HEC representatives. Similarly, under the said training the final draft of the strategic plan was prepared & submitted to HEC on Jan 27, 2014 with the approval of the Sindh University Vice-Chancellor.  

In this regard, an opening ceremony for the release & implementation of the strategic plan was organized here on Monday at Vice-Chancellors Office, which was attended by the top management personnel including the Pro Vice-Chancellors, Deans and senior officials of the varsity. On the occasion, the Vision, Mission and Goals of the strategic plan were inaugurated and displayed as an implementation of the first chapter of the plan.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Vice Chancellor Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that the main priorities of the University of Sindh in the next five years included developing, growing, sustaining, and evaluating new and ongoing strategic initiatives that serve university missions and advance its vision.

He said the other priorities of the plan were teaching, creating, conducting research, and serving the university in spaces that support and enhance exemplary work and multidisciplinary community.

“This new strategic plan makes absolutely clear where our priorities lie and what the commitments are that we make to our students and to society in general,” says Dr. Ismaili. “The progress of the University over the past 60 years is an exceptional story, as already our institution is recognized a national leader. However, now it is not the time to be complacent and this new strategic plan will ensure we remain relevant to our important stakeholders well into the future.” He said.

He added that the strategic plan included a new vision, mission & goal of the university so that it might touch the sky by sweeping successes in the field of higher education and research.

“We will be country’s destination for all who seek a comprehensive, liberal education-based university that promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and inspires research-informed teaching and learning, creative discovery, scholarship, professional endeavor, experiential opportunities and community engagement.” Dr. Ismaili maintained.

He says the SU strategic plan 2014-19 clearly defines “Who We Are, Why We Exist, Our Fundamental Principals, Strategic Directions and Connecting To Action.

Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, the Director of Quality Enhancement Cell, Sindh University says the strength of the new Strategic Plan 2014-19 is due to the broad participation of the University community in the process.

“We had a robust discussion across Allama I.I Kazi campus, our additional campuses and broader community in creating this very important plan,” says Dr. Shah. “Through open forums, the feedback gathered using social media, the faculty members, sessions with students, consultations with academic as well as administrative units, alumni and other community members, we have a plan that encapsulates our aspirations as a university and provides a guide for how to achieve them.” He maintained.

 Dr. Shah says going forward there may be interim amendments made to the plan as opportunities arise and landscapes change.

The SU strategic plan 2014-19 consists of 13 chapters including introduction, governance & ownership, environmental scan, academic programs, students, research and consultancy, international academic network, human resource, finance, networking, linkages with national as well as international donors, marketing and promotion of academic excellence. All of these chapters are focused around six strategic goals to develop high-quality student population, improve student learning, assure high-quality faculty and staff, enhance institutional integrity and effectiveness, promote the entrepreneurial environment, and generate new avenues for income.    

In the meeting, the first chapter of the strategic plan which defines the vision, mission & goals of the University of Sindh inaugurated by Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili. “Though this inaugural ceremony we are initiating an awareness campaign and we will install the boards suggesting the vision, mission & goals in all administrative as well as academic offices of the University of Sindh” vice Chancellor Dr Imdad Ali Ismaili said.

He said that the idea of this awareness campaign was to help all the administrative as well as academic units to set their respective vision, mission & goals in configuration with the University’s vision, mission & goals in a bid to improve the education in a holistic manner.

“Our objectives are to provide the best preparation, the greatest intellectual challenge, the most intellectually satisfying opportunities, and the highest quality experience, to an increasing number of undergraduate students.” Dr. Ismaili said.

He said he will prioritize the re-envision our research enterprise and the future of graduate education so as to provide infrastructure, support, and resources that advance our vision. Through this plan the University is committed to discovery, dissemination and preservation of knowledge based on creativity, innovation, and excellence in teaching and research.  The University aims at inculcating an academic environment which values integrity, quality and teamwork and serves as an engine for socio-economic development of the country. This commitment envisions to enhance the position of the University as a premier seat of higher learning in the country and to achieve international distinction for creativity, innovation and excellence.

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SU extends last date for obtaining admission forms

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Jamshoro has extended the last date for obtaining admission forms for seeking admissions to various Bachelor & Master Degree Programs.

According to the press statement of Director Admissions, the forms for admissions to Master’s degree programs could be obtained by today (October 14, 2014) and the forms could be submitted on the same date.

Similarly, the forms for seeking admissions in Bachelor degree programs could be obtained up to October 14, 2014.

Admission forms from the candidates will be received only at the counters setup at AC-II Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro.

It may be noted that those candidates who are interested to get admission in the campuses including Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto campus Dadu, Laar Campus Badin, International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit Shah, SU campus Mirpurkhas, Larkana & Thatta, have been advised to submit their admission forms at the concerned campuses.

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Call to include Ustad Bukhari’s poetry in syllabus at varsity level

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a programme held here on Saturday evening to mark the 22nd death anniversary of Sindhi poet Syed Ahmed Shah Bukhari, popularly known as Ustad Bukhari, called for including his poetry in the college and university syllabi.The programme was held at the Teachers’ Club, University of Sindh, Jamshoro and attended by professors, poets, writers, students and a large number of Ustad Bukhari’s admirers.

The speakers said that Ustad Bukhari guided people through his poetry on various issues concerning Sindh including its culture and life style, and hardships and struggle of local people.

An assistant professor of the International Relations Department and writer, Inamullah Shaikh, said the poetry of Ustad Bukhari encouraged farmers, peasants and the working class of Sindh.

He said the poetry and prose of Ustad Bukhari had a unique diction. Therefore, he suggested, his poetry should be made part of the syllabi of colleges and universities of the province.

He said Ustad Bukhari loved Sindh University very much, especially its environment. He used to tell teachers that they should not demand a salary for teaching at this great institution. Mr Sheikh maintained that the late poet had created a new diction of Sindhi language; his poetry depicted Sindh’s pastoral life very well.

He said Ustad Bukhari also promoted Shah Latif’s school of thought as best as possible. He remarked that poet’s commitment with the masses was remarkable.

Known artist and director of Sindhology Prof Saeed Mangi said Ustad Bukhari had been a teacher and led a busy life in teaching and writing poetry. He used to love his people, Sindhi language and Sindh more than his life, said Mr Mangi, adding that the late poet did not stop composing couplets even during the dictatorship of Gen Ziaul Haq.

Associate Professor Dr Azhar Ali Shah of the SU Institute of Information Technology said Ustad Bukhari taught people how to live when faced with troubles.

He urged the government to publish all of his poetry and incorporate it in the Sindhi syllabus. He paid tributes to Ustad Bukhari for his poetry that was inspiration for many.

SU officer Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah said his poetry enriched Sindhi language and literature. “Such a poet is born in centuries,” he said, and noted that the late poet’s works were only for the people, language, literature and soil of Sindh.

He said Ustad Bukhari focused on the past, present and future of Sindh. People respected him because he was a non-controversial figure, he said.

Writer Mohammad Ali Ghanghro said the poetry of Ustad Bukhari was continuity of the poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and Shaikh Ayaz. Ustad Bukhari was not only a poet but also a scholar who guided the poor and destitute through his poetry.

A musical show was also organised in connection with the anniversary.

Khadim Sakhirani, Fahmida Sahar, Sarmad Ayaz, Mashooq Khokhar, Balak Sindhi, Waqar Mallah, Nasreen Naz and Sikander Burdi sang Ustad Bhukhari’s poetry to enthrall his admirers.

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VC SU Dr Ismaili visits transport workshop, reviews vehicles

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili visited transport workshop and reviewed the condition of vehicles of the varsity here on Friday.

Accompanied by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto & other officials, the vice chancellor was received by transport incharge Muhammad Bux Burdi and senior transport officer Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah at the workshop.

On the occasion, Dr. Ismaili asked the authorities concerned to repair the out of order vehicles and bring them on the roads so as to facilitate the students in more befitting manner.

He said that the drivers and mechanics should work honestly so that the university could be run more smoothly and effectively.

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Communication skills stressed for officers

JAMSHORO: Better communication between the officers and public creates a relationship of trust and it helps officers to give good results for the improvement of the concerned organization and the people.

This was stated by Professor Agha Rafique, a well-known drama writer while speaking at the ceremony of a one-day workshop on communication skills for cadre officers of Sindh University here on Friday.

Sindh University Jamshoro in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) conducted the workshop which was attended by 20 officers of the varsity.

Prof Agha Rafique said that the basic aim of the workshop was to improve the skills of young officers and every aspect, he said, had been covered as the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) had actively engaged the officers to enhance their communication skills through a series of workshops.

He further said that it was essential for the young officers to learn the art of communication with the public to ensure clear communication in order to create better environment on the campus.

The workshop covered the essential aspects of communicating with public in various settings.

It comprised model communication, covering key areas such as disseminating information, career counseling of students as well as their parents, presentation skills & coping with every stressful situation tactfully etc.

It also covered academic aspects such as examination tips and tricks, stress management and handling the rush of students at the time of pre-entry test & submission of fees.

The all 20 participants were asked to act out different situations and give rationale of their management of the situation.

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1st indigenous on campus training workshop concludes at SU amid accolades, ovations

JAMSHORO: The first five-day training 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 the University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro, here amidst rounds of applauses and accolades by the participants.

 The IOT workshop, comprised 15 different sessions in five-day from September 29 to October 3, was planned by the SU Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) & Planning & Development (P&D) in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) under modern university governance program & capacity building of non-teaching staff. The topic of training was ‘Leadership in Management’. Sajid Qayoom Memon, Director P&D, SU was the focal person of this training.

 As many as 27 cadre officers of Sindh University and 10 directors as well as principals of different SU affiliated colleges of Jamshoro, Kotri & Hyderabad participated in this training.

 Speaking on the concluding ceremony of the 1st IOT, the former vice-chancellor of Mehran University Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Abdul Rehman 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 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 university’s officers but also help to promote good governance on campus.”

 He said that this was first time that SU was organizing training 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.

 Dr. Memon on the occasion spoke about his endeavors as well as initiatives that he had taken during the tenure of VC ship in Mehran University. He said that he never compromised on any move for the betterment of his varsity once he was convinced.

Quoting a meeting of all the vice chancellors with the then Governor & Chancellor of Universities in Sindh Moeen Din Hyder, he said that he was the only person among all the vice chancellors of the province to accept the proposal of Governor for conducting a pre entry test in Mehran University for admissions because he was fully convinced that it will help university earn good reputation and compete in the field of education.

 “Every faculty member, employee & officer including Registrar in the university resisted the move of taking entry test. Even my office & directorate of admissions were set ablaze by the students’ leaders; I was pressurized and browbeaten for withdrawing the test but I did not bow down before the threats and conducted the entry test successfully”. Dr. Memon said.

 “Registrar and Deans also left me and ran away on the day of entry test but only a deputy registrar stood by me determinedly during the process; you can even move the mountains when you have conviction and want to do the things accordingly”. He said.   

 Course coordinator Dr. Azhar Ali Shah 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 university of Sindh. 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 that the more training workshops will be organized on the campus for officers, faculty and deans of faculties too with the collaboration of HEC so that they might work efficiently and smoothly for the betterment of the university.  

Expressing her views a participant Umme Kalsoom Abbasi said, “I feel honoured after having had target oriented lectures and interaction with learned resource persons. Being a principal at Govt. Girls College Kotri, 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,” she added.

Another participant of IOT, Nadir Ali Mugheri, said that such trainings 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.

He proposed that such training workshops must be held after every three months so that the working capacity of the cadre officers may be enhanced.

 Another participant Iftikhar Pathan 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 organizations and especially in academic set up. I am going to enjoy my professional responsibilities with this new learning,” he added.

 Lastly, the chief guest Prof. Dr. Abdul Rehman Memon distributed certificates among the participants and resource persons of training and appreciated their interest and keenness in IOT.

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Eid-ul-Azha: SU to remain closed on Oct 6 to 8

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro and its all campuses will remain closed from October 6 to October 8, 2014 on account of Eid-ul-Azha holiday. The Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto has issued a circular in this regard.

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SU declares M.Com (Previous) results

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examinations Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has declared the results of M.Com (Previous) Post-Graduate (College Side) Annual Examination-2013.

According to details, as many as 892 candidates filled-in examination forms out which33 remained absent while 673 students have been declared successful and 115 termed as fail.

Similarly, the result of 26 candidates has been with-held, 40 candidates have been made copy case and the five forms were cancelled.

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Call for adopting a healthy lifestyle to cope with stress

JAMSHORO: The psychiatrists and experts at a workshop have said that the quest for material gains, yawning social disparities and a prolonged status quo-like situation is creating unwanted stress in every individual’s life that could be overcome with a healthy lifestyle.

This was the theme discussed at the workshop entitled ‘Mental Stress diminishes the working capacity of individuals at workplaces.’ Organized by Sindh University’s Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) and Planning & Development (P&D), the training workshop has been sponsored by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) here on Wednesday.

Most of the speakers talked about socio-economic challenges and how the officers at their workplaces could cope with them and pursue a given set of targets.

The speakers called for adopting a healthy lifestyle and explained how it could help in pursuing objectives of the organizations, institutes and industries.

On the occasion, psychiatrist Meroona Gopang told the gathering, which included both the officers of Sindh University and the principals & directors of SU affiliated colleges that the officers must avoid social pressures so as to become active in their organizations which could help improve their personal life and provide a better chance to contribute for the betterment of society.

She clarified that under certain daily situations, development of stress was natural, and it should not be taken too seriously and should be tackled in a tactful manner.

Most people do not notice mental illness, which ends up affecting both their personal and professional lives. Those that do realise something’s amiss, hesitate in seeking help, given the stigma that is associated with mental illnesses in Pakistanaccording to psychiatrist Meroona Gopang.

She added that incidents of domestic violence, honor killing and physical abuse contributed to mental illnesses. “The victims feel helpless and hopeless, which increases frustration and anxiety in them, leading to mental illness,” she said.

Factors such as the deteriorating law and order situation, sky rocketing inflation, unemployment, prolonged power/gas load shedding among others do not help the matters either. Women and children in particular are being deeply affected by it. Dr. Meroona said.

Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa said that time-management had become a yardstick that was difficult to maintain as professionals and other stake holders were finding it hard to complete a particular assignment within a certain period of time. He believed that all individuals, within the framework of personal limits, should set a timetable do their best to follow it through.

He also highlighted the role of physical exercise, and agreed that it was vital for physical fitness and helpful in addressing mental stress by strengthening nerves. Dr. Khosa said it was an effective way to battle stress generated by day-to-day challenges.

He also believes that being a patriarchal society; it is rare that men in Pakistan admit their depression because it will indirectly mean that they failed to cope up with their responsibilities.

Dr. Khosa revealed that the ‘talking cure’ – a part of the psychological consultation – is often misunderstood because the doctors are mostly trained in English.

Hence, he thinks, that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – used to help people overcome Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – needs to be adjusted according to Pakistan’s culture and language.

Prof. Rafique Ahmed on the occasion highlighted the stress associated with different challenges and guided how to cope with mental stresses.

After 40 years of age, challenges at professional and domestic levels created a certain amount of stress, but one should not worry, he said.

He further said that people in Pakistan preferred seeking help from Pirs (faith healers) instead of seeking that of professional help.

“There are very few hospitals where there is a vacancy for a clinical psychologist,” Agha Rafique said. Stress, he said, may manifest itself in the form of aches, asthma and fainting among others; if otherwise unexplained they might actually be indicative of an underlying psychological condition. Left untreated, many people get worse.

Between 46-66 per cent of women and 15-25 per cent of men suffer from some form of anxiety or depression in the country. In rural areas, over 60 per cent women are affected compared to 25-30 per cent women in urban areas. He maintained.

Use of drugs in unfavorable situations was also debated in the workshop. Among others Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Manzoor Ali Panhwar, Nanak Ram Bhatiya, Ghulam Hyder Lashari, Rashid Ali Silawat, Ali Akbar Jalbani and Ali Gohar Noohani also participated.

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Last date for obtaining admission forms extended up to Oct 10

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Jamshoro has extended the last date of obtaining admission forms of Bachelor & Masters’ degree programs up to October 10, 2014.

According to incharge Director Admissions, the aspirants who want to seek admissions to Bachelor & Masters’ degree programs can obtain admission forms from the designated branches of HBL by October 10 and submit them by the same date.

Admission forms will be received on the counters setup at Dr. N.A Baloch Model School Hyderabad and AC-II Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro while the candidates who are interested to seek admissions in Larkana. Dadu, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas & Bhitshah campuses of SU, are advised to submit their forms at the concerned campuses.

It may be noted that the forms of bachelor & masters’ degree programs could also be obtained by September 30, 2014.

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1st Indigenous On-Campus Training underway at SU

JAMSHORO: The 1st five days indigenous on-campus training for management cadre staff is underway at Sindh University Jamshoro which is organized by varsity’s quality enhancement cell (QEC) and planning and development (P&D) in collaboration with higher education commission (HEC).

On second day, three informative sessions were taken place on various administrative based topics.

In first session, Dr. Kamran Brohi of Institute of Mathematics & Computer Science gave his presentation on information technology & management. He spoke about how to manage the official things and communicate through emails, social media e.g. Facebook and LinkedIn.   

Thus in second session, the former director finance and the present advisor finance of SU Mushtaq Ahmed Memon gave presentation to the participants about the matters relating to audit & accounting. He briefly spoke about the budgetary issues, maintaining the accounts and the ways of conducting audit.

In the last session, Prof. Agha Rafique Amed delivered his lecture on communication skills. He put light on the ways of official communication for dealing with the people.

He termed the communication as 2-way process and apprized the participants regarding modern communication skills.

It may be noted that 26 officers from SU and 10 officers from SU affiliated colleges are participating in the 5-day indigenous on-campus training workshop. This will continue up to October 3, 2014.

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‘Need, right & responsibility’ terms needed to be implemented for good governance: Training workshop told

JAMSHORO: The speakers at a training workshop has called for implementing three vital terms including ‘need, right & responsibility’ in the institutes for good governance and termed the corruption as a root cause of collapsing as well as damaging the national institutes in the country.  

They said this while delivering their lecturers in a 5­-Day HEC Indigenous On-Campus Training (IOT) Workshop on “Management, Governance and Communication Skills” that was held at University of Sindh Jamshoro under the auspicious of Quality Enhancement Cell & Planning & Development Cell, University of Sindh Jamshoro. The event was sponsored by Higher Education Commission (HEC).

The workshop was inaugurated by the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili while Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Hyderabad Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi participated as guest of honor.

The 26 Officers of SU and 10 officials from different affiliated colleges were given the training on Basic Concepts in Governance, Governance & Accountability, Job Description & Reporting Line, Improving Writing Skills, Management Information System, Improving Workplace Communication and Effective Communication Skills.

The Resource Persons trained the participants for the capacity building, service delivery and managerial skills. The participants of the workshop were engaged in group discussions and other activities.

During the 5-day workshop, the admin officers will be trained on various aspects of improving administrative techniques, professional and ethical values.

Addressing on the occasion SU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that three terms ‘need, right & responsibility’ were needed to be implemented in the institutes for good governance adding that good governance was inevitable for the development and progress of the both public as well as private sector organizations.

He said that bio matric system had brought punctuality at work places in the world but it was pity that the system at many places in Pakistan was being opposed and resisted.

The Vice-Chancellor expressed hope that such type of workshops will bring competency in their administrative work adding that the HEC was playing a key role in training of human resource in higher educational institutions

“Bio matric system helps make the staff punctual and regular,” he said.

Dr. Ismaili further said: the trends which have been introduced by foreign universities, we have to adopt those trends in the varsities in a bid to expedite their development and progress.

DIG Hyderabad Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi termed the short courses as essential for officers’ skills development and proposed that such trainings should be conducted after every three months in the University of Sindh even though the Higher Education Commission refuses to issue funds for the purpose.

He said that the training workshops were very important in the enhancement of learning and innovation. “Training simply refers to the process of acquiring the essential skills required for a certain job. It targets specific goals”. Dr. Abbasi said.

He said: since the universities are knowledge-driven organizations, it is therefore logical that they would be greatly affected by rapid advances in information and communication technology.

“The most profound impact could be on education as technology removes the constraints of space, time and reality”, he said.

Dr. Abbasi said that corruption was rampant in last seven years in the country and no work at offices was being done without taking bribes adding that democracy, human rights, justice, accountability, freedom, rule of law & combating corruption were the basic ingredients of governance in any country.

He told that the audit of public sector organizations should be carried by third party audit especially in Sindh instead of that of government audit departments for fair and transparent check.

Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Director, QEC, Sindh University said that the training workshop was the best practice for acquiring knowledge and expertise. “It provides capacity building to the staff.” He said,

“This is first ever training held at this University for cadre staff under modern university governance program. Dr. Shah maintained.

He said that it was a great opportunity for cadre staff of the university to improve their administrative & managerial deficiencies if there were any within them.

After the inauguration, three sessions were organized to provide training to the participants, while resource person Abul Waheed Umrani and Dr. Abdul Fatah Soomro gave presentations on the techniques and ways of management and writing skills.   

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Last date to get admission forms of M. Phil, PhD extended up to Sep 30

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Jamshoro has extended the last date of getting admission forms of M. Phil & PhD up to September 30, 2014.

According to university spokesman, the aspirants who want to seek admissions in MPhil & PhD programs can get admission forms from the designated branches of HBL and submit them by the same date. It may be noted that the forms of bachelor & masters’ degree programs could also be obtained by September 30, 2014.

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Postponed papers to be held on Oct 4

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has announced that the postponed papers of BBA, MBA, BCIT and BCS which could not be held at affiliated public & private colleges of SU on September 26 due to strike, will be taken on October 4, 2014.

The students are advised to appear in the papers on October 4 in their related examination centres.

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Computer & Network System inaugurated at SU Directorate of Admissions to ensure transparency

JAMSHORO: In order to ensure transparency in the admissions process of the University of Sindh Jamshoro, Computer & Network system (CNS) has been inaugurated at the Directorate of Admissions here on Thursday.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili inaugurated the system. He on the occasion congratulated the staff concerned who prepared this software in an attempt to ascertain fair & clearness distribution of general, reserved and other concerned seats under merit for the academic year 2015.

By this newly introduced and implemented system, the paper work will be brought to an end while information regarding admissions will be disseminated online and the printed fees challans will be provided to the candidates after they are selected in various 58 disciplines.

Due to implementation of CNS, the work load will be diminished at the directorate of admissions and the staff will only be bound to feed the data in the system in order to give admissions purely on merit.

Similarly, for data repository, latest server is under process; by the time the data will be available on the computer data base system which is called MYSQL software.

The newly inaugurated admission system has been developed with the provision to integrate with current attendance management system. This will lead the university to the implementation of ISO certification.   

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that it was a thing of happiness that he was completing the pending projects on the campus so as to make the directorate of admissions transparent.

He said that everybody could succeed by expediting his work efficiency and touch the sky by working honestly adding that the university had computerized the admission forms which could be shifted to local area network easily.

Dr. Ismaili further announced that the admission process will be made online from the upcoming academic year so that everything might be in the access of parents, stakeholders and the masses.

Vice Chancellor said that a number of staff will be deployed temporarily from the other sections of administration at the directorate of admissions for feeding the candidates’ information that were willing to seek admissions for the academic year 2015.  

He expressed hope that the process of computerizing the data of the candidates and admissions will be completed in due course of time according to the catalogue.

“The software development team is also deployed at the directorate to scale the available system if need be”. He said.

Dr. Ismaili directed the officials concerned to link the Computer & Network System with already introduced ‘students’ online attendance and management system’ in the days to come.

He said that the manual work was nowhere in the world as computer replaced it adding that the same practice was being done here at the university.

“The manual work will not be allowed from the academic session 2014; with this the university will be completing very essential modules of the software for academic work management which is also the requirement of ISO certification; this is also under implementation”. Dr. Ismaili maintained.

Among other Registrar SU Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, PVC Naushehro feroze campus Muhammad Nawaz Narejo, Controllers of Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo, Director Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Incharge Director Admissions Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Director Campus Security Ghulam Nabi Kaka and Executive Secretary to VC Murtaza Khoso were also present on the occasion.  

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Call for producing more literature to help eradicate extremism

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a seminar held here on Wednesday stressed the need for producing more literature to bring about a positive change in society and help eradicate extremism.

They said Sindh needed a society based on scientific ideas rather than mere Sufism and called for making Sindhi a compulsory subject and a medium of instruction in schools across the province.

They were speaking at the seminar on “Can extremism be brought to an end with [the help of] literature?” organised by the Mirza Kaleech Baig chair of the University of Sindh at the Jamshoro campus.

Prof Dr Mohammad Khan Sangi, director of the Institute of English Language and Literature of Sindh University, said that imposing ones’ opinions on others was an act of extremism which could be discouraged only with the help of producing more literature including prose, poetry, tales and short stories.

He said that if the Sindhi language was not given the status of the national language it would die sooner than later. Sindhi intellectuals and poets had to do more work on literature, he added.

Former vice chancellor of SU Mazharul Haq Siddiqui said that the importance of English could not be overemphasised because it was a language of economics, business, commerce and trade across the world. Even though much literature was available, especially that of magazines, still there was the need to produce more, he said.

Acting SU vice-chancellor Prof Dr Imdad Ali Ismaili said that every member of society was bound to work for the development of their mother tongue. “It is the responsibility of students and teachers to work on Sindhi as I did in 2003 by preparing Sindhi Computing Software,” he said.

“Those nations progressed in the world who did not forget their languages. Those people or groups who are against personal freedom in society and want to impose their ideology forcibly are called extremists,” said Abbas Korejo, a final-year student of the Sindhi department.

He said that it was against social norms and traditions that a handful of people tried to impose their ideology on a majority as the Taliban had been doing in Pakistan and extremist Hindus in India.

He suggested that more work on Sindhi literature be done so that extremism could be rooted out. Sindh needed now a society based on scientific ideas instead of mere Sufism because it could make progress only with modern education and literature, he said.

Marvi Shaikh, a final-year student of the Institute of English Language and Literature, said that the English language had been imposed by colonial rulers on the subcontinent in a bid to control people’s minds and continue to hold them in slavery, which was also a kind of extremism.

She said the language policy was introduced in 1835 by the British that needed to be changed. “We must receive our basic education in Sindhi and we demand that the government give Sindhi the status of the national language,” she said.

Mumtaz Ali Rind, a third-year student of the department of anthropology and archaeology, said that neo-natal marriages (newborns given in marriage by jirgas or tribal courts as a penalty for some perceived wrongdoing), bride money, still marriages (babies given in marriage even before their birth), child marriages and other such black customs were curses of Sindhi culture, which were also a kind of extremism.

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Anthropologist can help root out social ills, seminar told

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a seminar held here on Monday called for involving anthropologists in framing social policies in an attempt to rightly identify and root out social ills and empower people to solve their problems themselves.

They called for creating and spreading awareness about the importance of anthropology among students, development workers, masses and journalists at both the governmental and non-governmental level so that society could be purged of all social evils.

They were speaking at a seminar on “The role of anthropology: its importance and implications for policy and practice” organised by the department of anthropology and archaeology in collaboration with the UK-based Anthropology in Action Journal and two Sindh-based civil society organisations, AMRDO and DevCon, at the Arts Faculty in the Sindh University.

Suneel Kumar of Anthropology in Action said that anthropologists were always busy conducting research and using anthropological knowledge to solve human problems.

He shed light on the history of the idea of action anthropology and how it had now turned into a valuable scientific enterprise in empowering communities to solve their problems.

Another practising anthropologist of the Anthropology in Action, M. Sajjad Abro, spoke about child marriages and the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2013 which had been passed by the Sindh Assembly.

He praised the law as a whole but also pointed out some loopholes and said the law ignored causes and context of child marriages and how the enforcement of the law could bring unintentional negative consequences for the poor families and young girls in the country.

He said that all social institutions were interconnected with one another. Therefore, everyone must see the practice of child marriage in a larger perspective to better understand it and make apt strategies to address the issue, he added.

Ikramullah Maznani, development professional and practising anthropologist, shared his findings about the response to disaster after the 2010 super floods that affected 20 million people in the country and disclosed how the response by national and international humanitarian organisations badly damaged indigenous social fabric, family relationships and cultural values.

Anthropologist Lutuf Ali Mangrio said that ‘Sukh initiative: a community based intervention on family planning’ which was a project launched by his organisation, Aman Foundation, was the first intervention in the country that engaged communities in family planning and introduced use of contraceptives to avoid unwanted pregnancies.

Mukhtar Qazi, chairman of the department of anthropology and archaeology of the University of Sindh, highlighted the need to explore critical use of knowledge by anthropologists in the identification and analysis of emerging challenges in society.

He criticised the development paradigm currently used by NGOs and laid emphasis on using a holistic approach in solving social issues. Myopic approach would not help them design social interventions, he said.

Razaq Umrani, district manager of the Health and Nutrition Society, praised the work of anthropologists and acknowledged the importance of the anthropology. He advised fellow development professionals to use anthropological approach to better address and resolve problems of local communities.

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Orientation Program for new admissions held at Sufi University Bhitshah

JAMSHORO: An orientation program for the guidance of students and parents regarding new admissions to bachelor & masters’ degree programs in Sindh University’s Campus International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Science Bhitshah was held at Mono Technical Institute Hala on Thursday.

Focal Person Prof. Dr. Aslam Parvaiz Memon of Sufi University Bhitshah gave a detailed presentation on the power point regarding the value of departments wherein the admissions have been offered.

He spoke about the importance of Masters in Sufism & Peace, BS/ MS in English and other departments. Similarly he put the light over the future value of BBA (Hons) and BS in Political Science and provided proper guidance to the parents, students, notables and the representatives of civil society.

Dr. Memon said that Sufi University was the institution of the people belonging to Bhitshah, Hala, Matiyari and suburbs therefore he said its ownership must be claimed in latter and spirit.

He appealed to the provincial government to provide the funds and ask the district management to expedite work on handing over the land for the construction of the campus.

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Inter-Departmental Debate Competition-2014 concludes at SU with male students’ dominance

JAMSHORO: With the vivid dominance of male students in English section, the Inter-Departmental Debate Competition-2014 has concluded here on Thursday.

In the final round of English debate on the topic of “The fall of education is fall of the nation” was held at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of Arts Faculty University of Sindh Jamshoro wherein all the two top positions were swept by the male students.

Azharuddin of Institute of Law got 1st and Amjad Gul Abro of Institute of English Literature & Language stood 2nd in the contest. Similarly, Faiza Ahmed Khalil secured 3rd position. The winning competitors were awarded cash prizes.

The judges like Urdu & Sindhi debate competitions gave the consolation prize to Faiza Makhdoom of Institute of Biotechnology.

Thus the 3-day inter-departmental debate competition-2013 in three languages e.g. Urdu, Sindhi & English was brought to an end.

It may be noted that the Bureau of STAGS, SU has been striving to organize debate competitions from time to time in an attempt to provide the students with the opportunities to express their abilities and develop their confidence.

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SU scholars recommended for award of PhD degrees

JAMSHORO: Two faculty members and scholars of PhD in Zoology Ayaz Hussain Qadri and Tahira Jabeen have been recommended for the award of PhD degrees after they successfully qualified the vice voce.

According to details, the examiners belonging to the University of Punjab Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naeem and Dr. Zafar Iqbal took the oral examination from the scholars of Sindh University Assistant Prof. Ayaz Hussain Qadri and Assistant Professor Tahira Jabeen in the office of controller of examination Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo. They declared both the scholars successful in voce vice and recommended the Board of Advanced Studies & Research to award PhD Degrees to them in Zoology.

Ayaz Hussain Qadri conducted research on “Kinds of rats in Sindh”. He found out the 13 kinds of rats in the province with the help of his research while Tahira Jabeen completed her thesis on “the taxonomic studies of spider”.

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HEC upgrades SU Research Journal from “Y” to “X” category

JAMSHORO: The higher education commission (HEC) has upgraded Sindh University Research Journal “Science Series” from “Y” category to “X” category owing to the best performance and research publications.

According to details, The HEC in its meeting held on June 18, 2014 at HEC Regional Office Lahore upgraded the Sindh University Research Journal (Science Series) because of its excellent performances & contributions in the field of research which is now included in “X” category from “Y” category.

The executive editor of Science Series Dr. M. Y. Khuhawar congratulated the faculty members & research scholars for their valuable contribution to the journal.

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Monitoring Cell established at SU VC Secretariat to keep eye on academic activities, attendance of faculty, students  

JAMSHORO: A monitoring cell has been setup at Sindh University Vice-Chancellor Secretariat in a bid to keep an active eye on academic activities on the campus and online attendance of students and presence of faculty members in the class rooms. The monitoring cell will work whole the day long and present the report to the vice chancellor on daily basis.

This was unearthed by the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili while talking to the students in various class rooms.

Vice Chancellor visited chemistry, environmental sciences, fresh water biology, zoology and physiology departments on the campus to review the ongoing educational activities. He asked related questions from the students in their class rooms and taught them integration and various formulas of mathematics and IT.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili advised the students to get access to digital library so as to study those 40 thousand books and 25 research journals which are available online.

He said these books could also be read through smart mobile phones by using 3G internet but the nexus with the library must not be finished.

Defining quality education, Dr. Ismaili said that quality education was that which should be acceptable to both nationally and globally adding that SU was providing the students with such schooling.

He further said: SU is being shifted to ISO certification for which the significant decisions have been made including introducing online students’ attendance system.

He added that 75 % of attendance had been made compulsory for appearing in the semester examinations. Therefore he advised the students to remind their teachers about posting their attendance online so that they may not feel any problem in terms of attendance.

Vice Chancellor visited the seminar libraries of the above mentioned departments and ordered the librarians to attach tags showing classification & catalogue on the books kept in the libraries.    

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SU VC Dr. Ismaili offers condolences to Adv. Jhamat

 JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imadad Ali Ismaili has expressed sorrow & grief over the demise of the brother & sister of Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Sindh Advocate Jhamat Jethanand.

In his message, the vice chancellor said that he was shocked to know the death news of the brother & sister of Advocate Jhamat Jethanand.

“I express my condolences to Advocate Jhamat. It’s really news of grief for me”. Dr. Ismaili said.

On the other hand, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto also expressed sorrow over the demise of Advocate’s brother & sister.

Inter-Departmental Sindhi Debate Competition-2014 held at SU

JAMSHORO: An Inter-Departmental Sindhi Debate Competition 2014 was held in the Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of Arts Faculty Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro here on Wednesday.
As many as 18 contestants took part in the competition and made their speeches. The successful students were given cash prizes.

Advisor STAGS Muhammad Yousif Pardesi presided over the contest whereas among others many faculty members and students attended the event.

The judges on the occasion gave 1st position to Murk of Institute of Business Administration while Sheeraz of Institute of English Language & Literature secured 2nd position and Sajjad Massan of Department of Public Administration succeeded to sweep 3rd position in the competitions.

On the basis of suitable performance, Mumtaz Arisar of Department of Economics was given consolation prize.

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Call for collective efforts to eliminate use of gutka, pan, chhaliya

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a seminar on Thursday claimed that frequent consumption of chhalia (betel nuts), gutka, pan and tobacco was behind the increasing cases of oral cancer, they suggested that a civil society and district administration coalition be initiated to eliminate their use in Jamshoro, Hyderabad and other cities of the province.

Speakers said that even babies were indirectly exposed to hazards due to their mothers’ consumption of gutka and mainpuri — concoctions of betel nuts, tobacco, lime, flavoring colorants, catechu and some other ingredients.

The seminar was organized by SU Bureau of Stags in Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of Arts Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro in a bid to highlight the hazards of gutka, pan, chhalia and mainpuri on human health.

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Parvaiz Pathan, Dr. Parveen Munshi, Muhammad Yousif Pardesi and large number of students and faculty members participated in the seminar.

Dr. Muhammad Tahir Shaikh told that Pakistan was one of the 15 countries of the world which housed two-thirds of the world tobacco users. Up to 75 per cent of oral cancer patients present in hospitals admitted that they had used chhalia, pan, gutka or mainpuri. About 7pc children in Hyderabad city used gutka.

Dr. Amar Khuwaja said that surveys had revealed that chhalia, gutka, pan and mainpuri imported or manufactured and marketed in various cities of Sindh largely contained artificial (textile) colour, artificial sugar, addictive substances, chemicals and animal blood. Beside the different preparations sold in colourful packing, chhalia even in its simple form could act as a carcinogen, he said while showing slides of patients who either died from or were under treatment for oral cancers.

He said it had also been established that betel nuts used in these items were mostly of low quality and were often found with fungal infections. Apart from the carcinoma of the oral cavity, the betel nuts, gutka, pan and mainpuri caused sub-mucous fibrosis in teenagers using them, and led to build-up of constricting bands of collagen in the cheeks and adjacent structures of the mouth.

Dr. Maqbool Khuwaja said mothers in certain coastal populations used gutka before breastfeeding their babies. The mothers admitted that their chewing habit caused sleepiness in the babies, adding that only a special awareness session could make them realize the hazards they were transferring to their babies.

He called for a complete ban on smoking at public places, educational institutions and all government and non-governmental organizations, and sale of tobacco within and around educational institutions. Ban on import, manufacture, advertisement and sale of chhalia and gutka also be imposed without any discrimination in all parts of the cities including Jamshoro, Hyderabad.

He said the Sindh government had already imposed a ban on manufacture and sale of gutka and mainpuri across the province, but the violation of the ban could not be stopped so far.

However, he said that many cases of seizing chhalia, pan & gutka were taking place but mere seizure of the products and sealing of manufacturing premises would not help control the sale and consumption of the prohibited or medically unfit products. The government’s efforts could not bear fruit unless supported by the people and civil society at large through creating awareness, change in behaviour of individuals, including workers and students.

He said civil society, parents and families could play a vital role in making children and relatives aware of the diseases pan, gutka, supari, chhalia etc could cause.

Dr. Parvaiz Pathan on the occasion told the participants, mostly students & members of civil society, that a strong campaign against gutka, pan, chhalia and mainpuri was needed to be launched regularly so that the awareness against these products among the masses might be created.

“We need to do more as cancer treatment is expensive, and developing countries like Pakistan cannot bear the burden of such a disease,” he said.

Dr. Pathan further said he wanted to see a good combination of the district administration and civil society members in every city of the province so that they could effectively address problems of the health sector.

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Online students’ attendance system launched at SU

JAMSHORO: The authorities of Sindh University Jamshoro have launched online students’ attendance system on the campus here on Wednesday.

With the implementation of the newly introduced online attendance system, the minimum attendance of students for appearing in all the semester examinations has been fixed 75%.

By this computerized attendance system, the performance of faculty members, their presence in the class rooms, the attendance percentage of the students and the details of lectures could be monitored on daily basis.

In this regard, the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of the University organized the launching ceremony for the newly developed online student attendance management system in Video Conference Hall situated at the office of Dean, Natural Sciences. The event was chaired by SU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili and attended by Pro Vice-Chancellors, Focal Persons, Campus Coordinators, Deans of various Faculties and Heads of Departments.

On the occasion, Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Director of QEC, briefed on the main features and functions of the computerized attendance system. This was followed by hands-on demonstration regarding the system given by Deputy Director of QEC Kamran Dahri.

In his presidential remarks, Vice Chancellor Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili highlighted the impact of student attendance on teaching and learning quality.

He said: locally as well as globally researchers have observed that attendance is one of the important components of the academic production in addition to the class size, peers and teachers.

He said that most of the Universities prescribed attendance as compulsory owing to the impact adding that the students were required to maintain 75% minimum attendance in each and every course of the program under SU semester rules, failing which they shall not be allowed to appear in the semester examinations.

Dr. Ismaili said that if a student failed to attend any lecture during the first four weeks of the commencement of semester as per announced schedule, his/ her admission shall stand cancelled automatically without any notice. 

He said that the emerging semester rules were required to be implemented in letter and spirit adding that the development of computerized attendance management system was an effort towards better implementation of the semester regulations so as to improve the quality of education.

Lauding the efforts of the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) under the leadership of Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Dr. Ismaili said that the newly developed online student attendance management system was user friendly and some of the departments like IICT and SU Mirpurhas Campus had already been using the computerized system.

“The rest of the departments have already been provided with the required training in order that they may properly use the software”. Dr. Ismaili maintained.

He added that the university was paying significant amount as an additional allowance to Quality Coordinators in each department who will take efforts and extend their coordination with the Heads of their Departments and Quality Enhancement Cell, in order to ensure whether all the attendance was uploaded timely.

Vice Chancellor assured of providing with the complete logistics in terms of provision of computers and internet facilities to every department so that the new system may work smoothly.  

Dr. Ismaili accentuated that PVCs/Focal Persons/Campus Coordinators, Deans, Head of Departments and the Quality Enhancement Cell through their respective accounts must monitor whether every faculty member and department uploads the attendance information regularly through the online software.

He directed the authorities concerned to discuss monthly progress report consists of student attendance as well as percentage of course completion in the Management Review Meeting (MRC) and take decisions accordingly.

Dr. Ismaili said: the next task for QEC is to seek registration of ISO Quality Management System.

He directed that the monthly student attendance and course completion progress reports must be displayed on University’s website so the students may check and ensure their feedback.

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SU forms research grants committee to encourage research, allocates Rs. 12 Million

JAMSHORO: A Research Grants Committee has been constituted at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro in a bid to encourage research activities in the momentous disciplines of certain faculties including that of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Education and Law.

According to University Spokesperson, the research grants committee has been formed in the light of the decision made in the 95th meeting of the Finance & Planning Committee that had held on June 6, 2014.

The committee will start its work forthwith so as to motivate the research work in various disciplines of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Education and Law. 

 The university allocated Rs. 12 million for the said research project while the fresh & senior faculty members who are PhDs have been included in the research grants committee.

The Research Grants Committee will work under the office of Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, University of Sindh Jamshoro.

Talking with the officials, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that the especial attention was being paid on the research activities. Because according to him the quality education cannot be imparted without conducting research in the varsity.

He said those universities in the world achieved the goal of higher education which concentrated upon research along with edification.   

Dr. Ismaili pledged that he will bring the university on top in ranking by motivating research activities in the faculties of natural sciences, social sciences, management sciences, education and law.

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SU VC visits campus, stresses students to use their smart phone as e-book

JAMSHORO: The Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili visited campus and reviewed academic activities in the class rooms of various institutions and departments.

He stressed the students to utilize their smart cell phones as electronic book and get informative materials and data from the various libraries in the world through internet.

Dr. Ismaili paid a surprise visit to Institute of Commerce, Institute of Business Administration, Institute of Physics and Institute of Information Technology along with Registrar and other officials of the varsity.

He asked the students about the academic activities and advised them to ensure self-study on regular basis.

Talking to Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa, Dr. Muniruddin Soomro, Dr. Akhtar Mughal and other senior faculty he said that especial attention was being paid on the academic and research activities on the campus in order to produce well educated manpower for both public and private organizations.

Vice Chancellor said: the faculty members are dedicated and committed in the university and they are fully concentrating on imparting quality education.

Later a delegation of Sindh University Officers’ Welfare Association (SUOWA) led by President Ghulam Murtaza Siyal met vice chancellor at his office and congratulated him on resuming the charger of SU VC.

The delegation included Sajid Qayoom Memon, Syed Sajad Hussain Shah, Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Ali Akbar Jalbani, Rafiq Solangi and Ghulam Hyder Lashari.

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SU VC vows to enhance research culture

JAMSHORO: A four-member delegation of Hyderabad Press Club led by President Altaf Koti met the Vice Chancellor, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili at his office on Friday.

SU Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, University spokesperson Nadir Ali Mugheri and Abdul Hafeez Abro were also present on the occasion. 
The Vice Chancellor briefed the delegation on the varsity’s administration, academic and research developments, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

He told the delegation that SU had improved in all parameters in the previous four to five years adding that SU students were winning positions in competitions being held at national & international level.

Dr. Ismaili further said that the law and order situation on the campus had been ameliorated & the environment was made peaceful as well as friendly.

He told the delegation that the HEC ranking of the university will be improved by focusing on research as according to him SU stood on No. 8 in Higher Education Commission’s ranking last year owing to less work done on research.

“We will have to enhance research culture to a great extent by which the raking of the varsity can be improved”, Dr. Ismaili maintained.

He said that Punjab was progressing rapidly in the field of education in comparison to that of Sindh adding that he worked along with the owner of Punjab Group of Colleges Aamir Mehmood for a period of 3 years and he found him dedicated and committed towards education.

“His dedication towards education put the Punjab province on the path of development in education sector but in Sindh, the visionary people like Aamir Mehmood are not ready to come up and invest in the field of education in the province”. Dr. Ismaili said.

He said that the mid-term exams on the campus will start from September 22, 2014 and the semester exams to be held in time.

Linking the prosperity of Sindh with the development of SU, he said the law and order had been maintained in a bid to provide peaceful atmosphere to the students adding that the role of Police & Rangers in this regard could not be ignored.

He said that the series of negative propaganda against the university had been brought to an end by introducing positive activities and implementing reforms.

Dr. Ismaili told that as many as 30 thousand students were studying on the Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro and on seven additional campuses whereas over 80 thousand students were doing BSc, BA, MA from various affiliated colleges.

The HPC delegation including President Altaf Koti, Secretary Mansoor Marri, Ali Hassan & Khalid Khokhar on the occasion thanked SU Vice Chancellor for a warm reception. The delegation invited Vice Chancellor to meet the press at HPC which he accepted.

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Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili assigned the charge of VC SU in the absence of Vice Chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani  

JAMSHORO: Governor Sindh & Chancellor of the Universities in the province Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan has assigned the charge of Vice-Chancellor University of Sindh Jamshoro to Pro-Vice Chancellor of SU Mirpurkhas campus Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili. A notification in this regard has been issued by Governor’s House on Thursday. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili has resumed the charge.

According to the notification issued here, Governor Sindh/Chancellor has been pleased to allow Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismali, Pro-Vice Chancellor, SU Mirpurkhas Campus to look after the affairs of the Vice Chancellor, University of Sindh, Jamshoro in addition to his own duties during the absence of Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani.

It further said that the Governor has been pleased to grant extension in Ex-Pakistan leave in favour of Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sindh Jamshoro for a period of one month, with effect from September 4 to October 3, 2014. The notification said.

On the other hand, the officers, faculty members and employees met Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili at Vice Chancellor’s office and congratulated him on resuming the charge of vice Chancellor.

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Last date for admissions to B.Ed., M.Ed. extended

JAMSHORO: Sindh University has extended the last date for seeking admissions to B.Ed. & M.Ed. Distance Education Program for the session 2014 up to September 9, 2014.

According to Director Admissions, the last date which was previously fixed as August 31, 2014 has now been extended up to September 10.

Interested candidates are advised to obtain admission from concerned branch of HBL Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad.

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Adv Jhamat appointed as Dean, Faculty of Law at SU

JAMSHORO: Advocate Jhamat Jethanant has been appointed as Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Sindh, Jamshoro for a period of 3 years. The appointment has been made by the Governor & Chancellor of Universities in Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan.

Registrar University of Sindh has issued the notification in this regard.

It may be noted that Advocate Jhamat Jethanand has also worked on the same position previously. 

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Tribute paid to Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig

JAMSHORO: Many scholars and intellectuals who read papers at a moot on Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig’s contribution to Sindhi language and society on Tuesday paid homage to the great scholar and said that literature was essential to bring change in society and promote human values.

The moot was organized by the Mirza Qaleech Baig Chair of the University of Sindh wherein Dean Faculty of Arts, SU Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal chaired it.

Reading papers in an academic session of the conference, the scholars said that Qaleech visualized needs of the future and focused on promoting Sindhi language and literature.

They underlined the need for reprinting Qaleech’s books and publication and translation of his unpublished manuscripts.

Jami Chandio, a renowned intellectual, said in his paper that Sindh had always been a centre of attraction for people from across the world, especially the scholars from Iran, Iraq and Turkey. Firdousi had also mentioned Sindh in his Shahnama, he said.

He said that Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig who was bestowed title of Qaiser-e-Hind, was one of the greatest writers, poets, historians and a true lover of literature.

He is author of 457 books and translated rare books of other languages that are Persian and English into Sindhi. He is also known as the Shakespeare of Sindh. Of 457 books, 22 are on Persian prose and poetry.

He said Mirza Qaleech translated Chachnama and enabled future generations to read history of their land adding that Mirza Qaleech was a serious scholar as well as a great social reformer.

“It is essential that we encourage our youth to be part of national and international seminars and conferences and provide them opportunity to express their views and share ideas,” Mr. Jami said.

Jami Chandio further said that for many years “comparative literature” had been centre of attention among scholars and literary critics of the world and the first scholar who introduced comparative literature in Sindh and started method of criticism of previous works, was Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig.

He introduced this method in 1906 and for more than two decades wrote or edited more than 457 books, he said and added that he also wrote many poems and adopted style of Saadi of Shiraz.

Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal, Dean Faculty of Arts, SU, said that Persian was official language of Sindh in the days of Talpur rulers and saw its status gradually declining during the British rule in Sindh. But poets, mystics, historians and scholars of Persian language could still be found in Sindh, he said.

Native Sindhi poets and writers also used to write in Persian language, he said, reciting Persian poetry of Sachal Sarmast, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Mir Karam Ali Khan, Mir Murad Ali Khan, Mir Sobdar Khan, Nawab Wali Mohammad Leghari, Mirza Khusro Baig Gurji and Mirza Qaleech Baig.

He further said that Qaleech produced quality literature and contributed immensely to the promotion of Sindhi literature.

Dr. Iqbal said that Mirza Qaleech is one of the pioneering figures of Sindhi language and literature, who served the language and literature as one serves one’s family.

“Qaleech not only sowed seeds of new ideas and concepts in Sindhi language and literature but also endeavored to transplant in it thought-provoking ideas from different languages to enhance its beauty”. He said.

He said that Qaleech’s library overflowed with books, his writing table, medal and robe were all reminders of his great genius and scholarly work and service to Sindhi literature and to people of Sindh.

He said that Mirza Qaleech Baig was awarded Qaiser-e-Hind medal for his meritorious work in 1906. In 1924, the British government conferred on him the title of Shamsul Ulema, he told.

Ishaq Samejo, Incharge Director of Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig chair, SU, said that the history of Sindh written by Mirza Qaleech Baig was based on old history books viz. Chachnama, Tareekh Maasumi, Tuhfatulkiram.

He said that Mirza Qaleech Baig was lover of Sindh and Sindhi language and did justice with his both lives.

He vowed to organize more lecturers on the topic in order to make the youths studying on the campus familiar with the teaching of Mirza Qaleech Baig.

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Admission forms for Bachelors, Masters’ Program, M. Phil, PhD issued

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Director Admissions has issued the admission forms for the aspirants who want to seek admissions to Bachelors, Master’s Degree programs & MS/ M. Phil and PhD for the academic batch 2015 at Sindh University Jamshoro.

The University is offering admissions to 58 disciplines of Bachelors & Masters’ degree programs and 50 departments of MS/ M. Phil Phil & PhD. The admission forms have been issued which can be obtained by September 19, 2014.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to Bachelor & Master’s degree program for the batch 2015 got underway and the forms can be obtained from the designated branches of Habib Bank Limited from all over Sindh on payment of Rs. 1500/=.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program on November 2, 2014.

The pre-entry test for Bachelors & Masters’ degree programs will be held at Allama I.I Kazi campus Jamshoro and at all the campuses of university including Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad, Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Campus Dadu, SU Campus Larkana, SU Campus Badin, SU Campus Thatta, International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit Shah and SU Campus Mirpurkhas.

The open house for the guidance of students and parents will be organized at September 8 to 10, 2014 at Allama I.I Kazi Campus.

On the other hand, SU Dean Graduate Studies announced the admission forms for MS/ MPhil & PhD for the academic session 2015 in different 50 departments have been issued.

According to details, admission forms are available at designated branches of HBL situated at Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad & Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro while Pre-Entry Test for admissions to MS/ MPhil & PhD will be conducted on October 19 (Sunday). The list of successful candidates will be displayed on December 23, 2014 whereas the classes for the new session will commence from January 5, 2015, the statement said.

It may be noted that Sindh University is offering admissions to different 50 departments/ disciplines which include- Faculty of Arts: Department of Arabic, English Literature, Applied Linguistics, Sindhi & Urdu.

Faculty of Social Sciences- Development Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, Media & Communication Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Pakistan Studies, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology and Social work. Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration: Commerce & Business administration.

Faculty of Natural Sciences: Analytical Chemistry, Bio-chemistry, Bio-informatics, Botany, Bio-technology, Chemical Sciences, Computer Science, Electronics, Environmental Sciences, Fresh Water Biology & Fisheries, Genetics, Geology, Information Technology, In-organic Chemistry, Mathematics, Micro-Biology, Nutrition & Food Technology, Organic Chemistry, Petroleum & Geo Sciences, Physiology, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Software Engineering, Statistics, Telecommunication and Zoology.

Faculty of Pharmacy: Pharmaceutics & Pharmacology.

Faculty of Education: Department of Education.

Faculty of Islamic Studies: Islamic Culture and Muslim Studies. 

Furthermore, the statement added that the admission forms along with “Graduate Catalogue 2015” can be obtained from the designated branches of HBL Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad and Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro 0n the payment of Rs. 1500. The form can also be downloaded from the Website of Sindh University http://www.usindh.edu.pk which can later be submitted after depositing the challan of Rs. 1500 in the above-mentioned branches of the bank.

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Awareness workshop held at SU Model School

Call to avoid unhygienic eatery food

JAMSHORO: Speakers at an awareness workshop on ‘Recycling and waste material management’ warned consumers against the serious health hazards related to bottled soft drinks and meals at hotels, restaurants, eateries, etc.

Calling for ensuring a neat and clean environment, they stressed that consuming hygienic food was the best way to avoid diseases in society.

The workshop was organised by Sindh University’s Syed Panah Ali Shah Model School in Jamshoro with the collaboration of Pak-US Alumni Network (PUAN) on Friday.

Prof Ali Murtaza Dharejo told the audience that tea and bottled soft drinks were as harmful as poison if they were not hygienically packed in clean bottles or cans. He said that paper, plastic or some other safe material could be used for packing such things but plastic shopping bags must be avoided. He also advised people to drink boiled water if they did not have easy access to a filter plant.

Strongly recommending home-cooked food to stay healthy, Prof Dharejo said meals outdoors should be avoided as there was a risk of contracting diseases or infections as one never know the food made at hotels, restaurants or other eateries was cooked properly and hygienically or not.

He observed that cooks at most such places were often found sweating and infecting the food they were handling. How could this food be hygienic or safe? he argued. Jamshoro PUAN president Prof Akbar Mahesar said disposal of filth in streets and lanes was responsible for outbreak of diseases. He stressed the need for keeping the environment clean to avoid them.

He also advised people not to have pakoras, samosas and other snacks prepared at roadside outlets mostly in extremely unhygienic ways and conditions.

PAUN’s Fahim Noonari, principal of the host school Farida Shaikh, Nadir Ali Mugheri, Nasir Ali Panhwar, Abdul Khaliq Magsi and others also spoke.

In the end, the dust bins were distributed in the school as a symbol to make the students habitual of throwing garbage in them.

Earlier, an assembly was held in the school wherein one thousand students & teachers participated.

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Admissions to Bachelors, Masters’ Program announced at SU Larkana, Thatta & Mirpurkhas campuses

JAMSHORO: Sindh University campuses Larkana, Thatta & Mirpurkhas have announced the admissions to different Bachelors & Master’s Degree programs for the academic session 2015. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to 19, 2014.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to BS in Computer Science, BS in English, BBA (Hons), MBA (Evening), MSc in Coastal Zone Management at Thatta campus whereas BS in English, BS Computer Science, BBA (Hons), MBA (Evening) at Larkana campus and BS Computer Science, BS information Technology, BS Geology, BS Commerce & BBA (Hons) at Mirpurkhas campus are underway for the academic session 2015.

The admission forms could be obtained from the designated branches of Habib Bank in Larkana, Thatta & Mirpurkhas from September 2 to 19, 2014 on the payment of Rs. 1500.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program the entry test would be conducted on November 2, 2014. The pre-entry test will be held on the related campuses.

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On-roll students of SU asked to deposit their remaining admission fees

 JAMSHORO: The Director Admissions of Sindh University has asked the students studying on different departments/ disciplines of Bachelors & Masters’ Degree Program 2014 to pay their remaining admission fees by September 5, 2014.

According to a press release issued here Thursday, the director admissions directed all the on-roll students of 2014 batch studying in different bachelors & masters’ disciplines under merit, self-finance (Morning & Evening) quota and reserved seats to deposit their remaining fees latest by September 5 at HBL Jamshoro branch failing which, he said, their exams results will not be issued.  

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Admissions to MS/ MPhil, PhD open at SU

JAMSHORO: The University of Sindh has announced the admissions to MS/ MPhil & PhD for the academic session 2015 in different 50 departments. The admission forms can be obtained from September 1, 2014 which could be submitted by September 26.

According to a statement issued here Wednesday, the list of eligible candidates will be posted on the website of the SU and notice boards of the related departments On October 10. Pre-Entry Test for admissions to MS/ MPhil & PhD will be conducted on October 19 (Sunday). The list of successful candidates will be displayed on December 23, 2014 whereas the classes for the new session will commence from January 5, 2015, the statement said.

It may be noted that Sindh University is offering admissions to different 50 departments/ disciplines which include- Faculty of Arts: Department of Arabic, English Literature, Applied Linguistics, Sindhi & Urdu.

Faculty of Social Sciences- Development Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, Media & Communication Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Pakistan Studies, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology and Social work.

Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration: Commerce & Business administration.

Faculty of Natural Sciences: Analytical Chemistry, Bio-chemistry, Bio-informatics, Botany, Bio-technology, Chemical Sciences, Computer Science, Electronics, Environmental Sciences, Fresh Water Biology & Fisheries, Genetics, Geology, Information Technology, In-organic Chemistry, Mathematics, Micro-Biology, Nutrition & Food Technology, Organic Chemistry, Petroleum & Geo Sciences, Physiology, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Software Engineering, Statistics, Telecommunication and Zoology.

Faculty of Pharmacy: Pharmaceutics & Pharmacology.

Faculty of Education: Department of Education.

Faculty of Islamic Studies: Islamic Culture and Muslim Studies.  

Furthermore, the statement added that the admission forms along with “Graduate Catalogue 2015” can be obtained from the designated branches of HBL Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad and Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro 0n the payment of Rs. 1500. The form can also be downloaded from the Website of Sindh University http://www.usindh.edu.pk which can later be submitted after depositing the challan of Rs. 1500 in the above-mentioned branches of the bank.

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SU campuses Dadu & Badin offer admissions to Bachelors & Masters’ Programs

JAMSHORO: Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Sindh University campus Dadu and SU Laar campus Badin have announced the admissions to different Bachelors & Master’s Degree programs for the academic session 2015. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to 19, 2014.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to Bachelor degree program including BS in Information Technology, BS in English, BBA (Hons), MBA 4-years program and Masters’ degree program which include M.A in English, MBA (Morning & Evening) 2 years program for the academic session 2015 are open at Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Sindh University campus Dadu.

Similarly, the admissions to BS Computer Science, BS Commerce, BBA (Hons) and MBA are also underway at Sindh University Laar campus Badin.  

The admission forms could be obtained from the designated branches of Habib Bank in Dadu & Badin from September 2 to 19, 2014 on the payment of Rs. 1500.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program the entry test would be conducted on November 2, 2014. The pre-entry test will be held on the both campuses.

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Sufi University announces admissions to Bachelors & Masters Programs

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) campus International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit Shah has announced the admissions to Bachelors & Master’s Degree programs for the academic year 2015 in all five departments. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to 19, 2014.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to Bachelor degree program i.e. BS in Political Science, BS in English, BBA (Hons) 4-years, M.A in English & M.A in Sufism & Peace (2-years) for the academic year 2015 are open at Sufi University whereas the admission forms could be obtained from the Habib Bank Hala Branch and Campus Building which will be available from September 2 to 19, 2014 on the payment of Rs. 1500.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program on November 2, 2014. The pre-entry test will be held on the campus.

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SU student to attend 8th Asian Science Camp with Nobel Laureates to be held from Aug 24 in Singapore

 

JAMSHORO: A final year student of B.S Physics University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro Sarah Ahmed Soomro among eight other Pakistani students has been selected to represent the country in the 8th Asian Science Camp (ASC) with Nobel Laureates and eminent Scientists, Singapore which will be held from August 24 to 29, 2014.

The Pakistani delegation comprises of eight students will represent the country in the Science Camp. This Camp will provide the delegation with opportunities to meet students from all over Asia and share ideas with one another.

The Nobel Prize holders in physics, chemistry and medicine will be the key speakers in the 8th Asian Science Camp.

In this regard, a ceremony was held at Vice-Chancellor’s office Thursday wherein the university hi-ups congratulated Sarah Ahmed Soomro for her selection.

Talking on the occasion, Sarah Ahmed Soomro expressed pleasure and said she was the only student participating from the Sindh province adding that ASC had held an essay competition among selected students and she won it and became able to get the travel fellowship as well.

It may be noted that the ASC is an annual forum which aims to enlighten those science-talented youths through discussion and dialogue with top scholars in the world and to promote the international friendship and cooperation among the best young students of the next generation in Asia. The participating students are those selected from various Universities who show keen interest and promise in science.

According to the Director of Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD) National Centre for Physics, QAU Campus, Islamabad Dr. Riffat Mahmood Qureshi, the idea of ASC was first mooted in 2005 after the Lindau Science Meeting by Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee, the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba, the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics modeled after the Lindau Science Meeting which has been held in Germany for more than half a century.

He told that the ASC provided a platform for dialogue and discussion between promising young talents and invited Nobel Laureates and Eminent Scientists. It also helped to develop international friendships and cooperation among Asian young scientists of the next generation.

The ASC-2014 will be organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Nanyang Technological University with strong support from the Lee Foundation, the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation, Singapore. This year the program will be held at The Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 24th to 29th August, 2014 wherein SU female student among eight other Pakistani students will participate in the camp.

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SU announces admissions to Bachelors & Masters Programs

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Director Admissions has announced the admissions to Bachelors & Master’s Degree programs for the academic batch 2015 in all the 58 departments. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to September 19, 2014 for admissions at Allama I. I Kazi campus Jamshoro and at additional campuses.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to Bachelor & Master’s degree program for the batch 2015 have been announced whereas the forms could be obtained from the designated branches of habib Bank Limited from all over Sindh which are available on the payment of Rs. 1500/= from Sep 2 to 19.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program on November 2, 2014. The pre-entry test will be held at Allama I.I Kazi campus Jamshoro and at all the campuses.

The open house for the guidance of students and parents will be organized at September 8 to 10, 2014.

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SU student to attend 8th Asian Science Camp with Nobel Laureates to be held from Aug 24 at Singapore

JAMSHORO: A final year student of B.S Physics University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro Sarah Ahmed Soomro among eight other Pakistani students has been selected to represent the country in the 8th Asian Science Camp (ASC) with Nobel Laureates and eminent Scientists, Singapore which will be held from August 24 to 29, 2014.

The Pakistani delegation comprises of eight students will represent the country in the Science Camp. This Camp will provide the delegation with opportunities to meet students from all over Asia and share ideas with one another.

The Nobel Prize holders in physics, chemistry and medicine will be the key speakers in the 8th Asian Science Camp.

In this regard, a ceremony was held at Vice-Chancellor’s office Thursday wherein the university hi-ups congratulated Sarah Ahmed Soomro for her selection.

Talking on the occasion, Sarah Ahmed Soomro expressed pleasure and said she was the only student participating from the Sindh province adding that ASC had held an essay competition among selected students and she won it and became able to get the travel fellowship as well.

It may be noted that the ASC is an annual forum which aims to enlighten those science-talented youths through discussion and dialogue with top scholars in the world and to promote the international friendship and cooperation among the best young students of the next generation in Asia. The participating students are those selected from various Universities who show keen interest and promise in science.

According to the Director of Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD) National Centre for Physics, QAU Campus, Islamabad Dr. Riffat Mahmood Qureshi, the idea of ASC was first mooted in 2005 after the Lindau Science Meeting by Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee, the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba, the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics modeled after the Lindau Science Meeting which has been held in Germany for more than half a century.

He told that the ASC provided a platform for dialogue and discussion between promising young talents and invited Nobel Laureates and Eminent Scientists. It also helped to develop international friendships and cooperation among Asian young scientists of the next generation.

The ASC-2014 will be organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Nanyang Technological University with strong support from the Lee Foundation, the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation, Singapore. This year the program will be held at The Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 24th to 29th August, 2014 wherein SU female student among eight other Pakistani students will participate in the camp.

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SU announces admissions to Bachelors & Masters Programs

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Director Admissions has announced the admissions to Bachelors & Master’s Degree programs for the academic batch 2015 in all the 58 departments. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to September 19, 2014 for admissions at Allama I. I Kazi campus Jamshoro and at additional campuses.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to Bachelor & Master’s degree program for the batch 2015 have been announced whereas the forms could be obtained from the designated branches of habib Bank Limited from all over Sindh which are available on the payment of Rs. 1500/= from Sep 2 to 19.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program on November 2, 2014. The pre-entry test will be held at Allama I.I Kazi campus Jamshoro and at all the campuses.

The open house for the guidance of students and parents will be organized at September 8 to 10, 2014.

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Flag-hoisting ceremonies held at SU, its campuses to mark I. Day

JAMSHORO:  A flag-hoisting ceremony was held at Sindh University (SU) Allama I.I Kazi Campus on Thursday morning to commemorate the country’s Independence Day. The vice-chancellor of Sindh University, Prof Dr. Abida Taherani, the registrar, Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, the deans of all faculties, administrative officers, employees and a large number of students attended the ceremony.

The day dawned with special prayers in the Jamia masjid of the varsity for the progress, prosperity and security of the country. The students of Syed Panah Ali Shah Model School Sindh University Colony sang national songs and presented the tableaus that forced the participants to encourage the performers with the roar of clapping.

The tug of war competitions were also organized in a bid to enhance the happinesses of jubilant on the campus.

Addressing the gathering after the hoisting of the national flag followed by national anthem, the vice-chancellor stated that freedom was a great blessing which had been achieved with the sacrifices of the elders. She said that the value of independence could be gauged from the miserable plight of Muslims living in India, Kashmir and Palestine.

The vice-chancellor said it was incumbent upon every Pakistani citizen to carry out his or her individual and collective responsibilities justly and honestly in his or her respective field so as to steer the country out of all the crises and gear up its development and progress.

She expressed hope that the Pakistani nation, with its countless abilities, would rise to the occasion and touch the sky working hard.

The vice chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani appreciated the philanthropic spirit of the SU employees who have voluntarily decided to donate one day’s worth of their salaries for the operation victims of North Waziristan and recognized the services of Pakistan armed forces who have been fighting against the terrorists to curb terrorism.

She paid glowing tributes to the martyrs, workers and leaders of the Pakistan movement whose sacrifices paved the way for our independence.

Dr. Taherani exhorted the youth to spread the message of father of the Nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal to make the country truly Islamic welfare state. She enumerated sacrifices of millions of Muslims of Indo-Pakistan for achieving the motherland which is unique example in the world.

SU Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad: Dean, Faculty of Education Dr. Parveen Munshi hoisted national flag at the function held on the campus wherein Principal of Dr. N.A. Baloch Model School Hyderabad Ahsan Shah Rashdi, a large number of students, parents, teachers and community of the city participated to mark the day. Speakers at the flag-hoisting ceremony at SU Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) pledged to work for the national cohesion, progress and prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country and to safeguard the ideological frontiers of Pakistan.

SU Bhit Shah Campus (Sufi University): Focal Person of the campus Prof. Dr. Aslam Parvaiz Memon unfurled the national flag here in the presence of a number of students and community members. The participants of the ceremony sung national anthem as they stood up in reverence. School children presented national songs and delivered speeches in connection with Independence Day.
Addressing the ceremony Dr Aslam Parvaiz Memon said that Pakistan was facing the challenges of terrorism and extremism but if God willing, the nation will defeat them with courage and determination.

“We are a nuclear nation and our future is bright”, he added. He urged the people to join hands to play their due role in progress and prosperity of the country.

SU Dadu Campus: Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated in a befitting manner. The special prayers were made on the campus for the integrity, solidarity, progress and prosperity of the country.
The independence function was held at campus’s Lawn where the Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Anwer Ali Shah G. Syed hoisted the national flag along with his faculty members, students and guests. National anthem was recited at 9:00 am.

SU Campus Naushahro Feroze: Like other campuses, Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and a strong pledge to strengthen democracy, root out corruption and eliminate the menace of terrorism. The special prayers for the progress, prosperity and solidarity of the country were made while the flag hoisting ceremony was inaugurated by Pro- Vice Chancellor of the campus Muhammad Nawaz Narejo. A large number of students, faculty members and notables participated in the ceremony.

SU Campus MirpurkhasPakistan’s Independence Day was celebrated here with solidarity and traditional zeal here on Thursday.
The flag hoisting ceremony was held on the campus where Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili hoisted national flag while a group of school children sung national anthem and presented national songs and speeches to mark the day.

SU Laar Campus Badin: A very splendid ceremony of Independence Day was held at the lush green open area of the campus which was decorated with colourful Independence greetings, banners and balloons.

Campus coordinator Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro hoisted the national flag followed by nationa anthem. A large number of students participated in the function.

 SU Campus Thatta: Like other campuses of Sindh University, Independence Day was celebrated here with a great enthusiasm. The Pro- Vice Chancellor of the campus Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi inaugurated the ceremony by hoisting the national flag. Students, parents and faculty members attended the function that lasted almost whole the day long.

 SU Campus Larkana: Independence Day was celebrated with national zeal and fervour here at Larkana campus like other campuses of Sindh University. The function of Independence Day celebrations was held at the lawn where focal person Dr. Hakim Ali Kanasero unfurled the national flag. 

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MBA Pioneer Batch of SU Dadu Campus passes out

CM Sindh insists upon organizing professional seminars, related activities

JAMSHORO: The 1st & pioneer batch of Master in Business Administration (MBA) Morning & Evening of Mohatarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed (MBBS) Sindh University Campus Dadu has passed out and entered practical field with professional skills & abilities.

The campus has issued the students directory-2014 wherein the profiles of all 84 passed out students have been given with their snaps so as to appreciate them for their success. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani congratulated the departing students.

According to details, Sindh University Dadu campus has produced 84 MBA students both male & female who have passed out Wednesday and rushed to the job market with MBA degree.

On the occasion, students’ directory-2014 was issued so as to introduce the students of pioneer batch of MBA in Business Administration Department of the campus which carries the full profiles of all the students with their pictures, exams result and introduction.

In her message the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani felicitated the students of Dadu campus and advised them to go in national job market and serve the country by getting jobs so that the name of the Alma Mater might be shined up.

She said that Dadu campus was imparting quality education under the supervision of PVC Dr. Anwar Ali Shah G. Syed and learned faculty members.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah in his message congratulated the passed out students and admired the students’ directory-2014 which according to him carrying full information regarding the students of the campus.

He said the passed out students were entering into a new world, where they will face obstacles and handicaps in meeting your goals.

Praying for the success of departing students, CM insisted upon the PVC of the campus to attend all professional seminars and related activities at SU Dadu campus.

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Independence Day to be celebrated today with national enthusiasm at SU

JAMSHORO: The Independence Day will be celebrated with national zeal and enthusiasm in Sindh University Jamshoro and its campuses today. The preparations in this regards have been finalized.

According to university spokesperson Nadir Ali Mugheri, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani would be the chief guest at the flag hoisting ceremony which is scheduled to be held at Hyder Bus Pavilion of the varsity.

This ceremony will also be attended by all Deans of faculties, faculty members, officers, employees and students of the university.

The national anthem will be played exactly at the time when the same will be played in Islamabad by the federal government followed by flag hoisting. Afterwards, the other events will take place.

After flag hoisting ceremony, the tug of war and other games as well as activities will also be the parts of the independence celebrations.

According to spokesman, the point buses will be plied on various routes to bring the students, faculty members to the campus at about 7.30 while the celebrations will initiate from 8 pm after the national flag is hoisted.

Similarly, the Independence Day will be celebrated with national fervor in SU campuses including International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Science Bhit Shah, Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Sindh University Campus Dadu, Laar Campus Badin, Larkana, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Naushehroferoze Campuses.

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1st M. Phil Islamic Studies to be held from August 25

JAMSHORO: The remaining papers of 1st semester M. Phil (Islamic Studies) will be held from August 25 to August 24, 2014 in the related department of the University of Sindh Jamshoro.

In a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, Dean, Faculty of Islamic Studies Prof. Dr. Muhammad Anwar Khan Pathan informed that the remaining papers of 1st semester M. Phil course work program session 2014 would be held from August 25, 26 & 27 at the faculty of Islamic studies University of Sindh Jamshoro.

He advised all the concerned scholars to take part in the said examinations.

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SU extends last date for submission of exams forms by August 25

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Semester Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has extended the last date for submission of semester examination forms in both public & private colleges/institutes till August 25, 2014 without late fees.

According to a circular issued here Tuesday that the candidates could submit their exam forms from August 16 to 25 without affording any late fees while the same could be submitted with late fees of Rs. 5000 from August 26 to 29, 2014.

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Announcement regarding viva voce/practical exams of post graduate candidates

JAMSHORO: The viva voce & practical examinations of M.A/ M.Com & M.Sc (Final) Post Graduate Annual Examinations 2013 will be held from August 19, 2014.

According to press statement, the controller told that the venue for the exams and detailed program will be issued separately.

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SU VC condole death of educationist Anita Ghulam Ali

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has offered her condolences on the sad demise of eminent educationist Anita Ghulam Ali.

The vice-Chancellor paid rich tribute to the services rendered by the former Education Minister of Sindh & Chief Executive of Sindh Education Foundation Anita Ghulam Ali who passed away in a private hospital in Karachi on Friday.

In her condolence message to the bereaved family, Dr. Abida Taherani prayed to the Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul in eternal peace.

“May God grant courage to the deceased family members to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude”! Dr. Taherani said.

Appreciating the services of late Anita Ghulam Ali in the field of education, Dr. Taherani said that her efforts for the uplift of educational institution in the province will always be remembered.

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Independence Day to be celebrated with national enthusiasm at SU

JAMSHORO: The Independence Day will be celebrated with national zeal and enthusiasm in Sindh University Jamshoro and its campuses on August 14, 2014. The preparations in this regards have been finalized.

According to university spokesperson Nadir Ali Mugheri, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani would be the chief guest at the flag hoisting ceremony. This ceremony will also be attended by all Deans of faculties, faculty members, officers, employees and students of the varsity.

The national anthem will be played exactly at the time when the same will be played in Islamabad by the federal government. Afterwards, the other events will take place.

After flag hoisting ceremony at Hyder Bux Pavilion Ground of the university, the tug of war and other games as well as activities will also be the parts of the independence celebrations.

According to spokesman, the point buses will be plied on various routes to bring the students, faculty members to the campus at about 7.30 while the celebrations will initiate from 8 pm after the national flag is hoisted.

Similarly, the Independence Day will be celebrated with national fervor in SU campuses including International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Science Bhit Shah, Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Sindh University Campus Dadu, Laar Campus Badin, Larkana, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Naushehroferoze Campuses.

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SU VC grieved over Begum Abbasi’s death

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has offered her condolences on the sad demise of the former deputy speaker of national assembly of Pakistan Begum Ashraf Abbasi.

The vice-Chancellor also paid tribute to the services rendered by the late Begum Ashraf Abbasi.

In her condolence message to the bereaved family, Dr. Abida Taherani prayed to the Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the deceased family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

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SU Registrar advises the students to attend their classes

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto has advised the students to attend their classes which have been commenced from August 4, 2014.

In a press statement issued here on Tuesday, he said that the classes in all the departments were in full swing after summer vacations.

“Those students who did not reach at the campus are hereby advised to come and attend their classes”. Mr. Bhutto maintained.

He said that 75 percent of attendance was necessary for appearing in the next semester examinations adding that those students who will lack the required attendance will not be allowed to appear in the exams.

“I therefore advise the students of all the departments to attend their classes which have been started since August 4, 2014”. He said.

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SU, GU sign MoU to promote academic & research activities

JAMSHORO:  University of Sindh Jamshoro (SU) and Greenwich University (GU) Karachi signed an education-related memorandum of understanding (MoU) in a ceremony held here Monday at Vice-Chancellor’s office of the varsity. 

Sindh University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani and her Greenwich University counterpart VC Seema Mughal signed the MoU in a bid to promote the academic activities on the campuses together.

The Area Study Centre of SU will be the direct beneficiary of the development proposed in the agreement with the private sector Greenwich University. According to the agreement signed, the Area Study Centre of Sindh University will jointly hold seminars, organize academic workshop and ensure exchange of faculty members and students to each other so as to learn and share the academic & research experiences and enhance mutual understanding. 

As part of the MoU, the two universities will develop a collaborative partnership in academic and research areas, including organizing various trainings, advanced research activities, modernization of curricula etc. 

On the occasion Dr. Parvaiz Ahmed Pathan on behalf of SU and Dr. Arshad Karim from GU were nominated as focal persons who will frame the strategy to collaborate in future.

Speaking with the delegation, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani said that SU had been focusing on research and it produced 387 PhDs in last couple of years.

She said that a number of major decisions including leave encashment, health assurance policy and distribution of plots to the employees had been taken in the best interest of the workers, faculty members & officers of the varsity.

In the meeting the guests including VC Greenwich University were decorated with Sindhi Ajrak and Topi.

Among others Registrar SU Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Dr. Parvaiz Ahmed Pathan, Director Area Study Centre Dr. Hamadullah Kakepoto and the delegation of Greenwich University.

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SU to reopen on Aug 4 after summer vacations

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro & its all campuses will reopen on August 4 after the summer vacations with the commencement of the academic as well as research activities. This was announced by the Registrar of SU, Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto here on Saturday. He asked the students to ensure their attendance in the classes.

Meanwhile, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani along with Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto and other officials of the varsity paid a visit to the both boys & girls’ hostels where she reviewed the arrangement made therein upon her directives so as to facilitate the hostler students on their return from their homes after the summer vacations are over.

She on the occasion visited all the blocks of boys as well as girls’ hostels and assessed color, sanitation, knitting of chairs as well as cots & repair work. She expressed satisfaction over the arrangements.

Speaking with the officials during her visit, she advised the students to reach the campus in time so that they may attend their classes which are being commenced from Monday, August 4, 2014.

Dr, Taherani said that all the arrangements had been made for initiating academic as well as research activities on the campus adding that the environment in the university was education friendly with the emergence of complete law and order situation.

It may be noted that Sindh University Jamshoro along with its all the campuses Laar campus Badin, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed SU campus Dadu, International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit shah, SU campuses Mirpurkhas, Larkana, Thatta and Naushehroferoze is reopening on August 4 with the start of the academic and research activities as usual.

According to Registrar, Dr. N.A Baloch Model School Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad and Syed Panah Ali Shah Model School Sindh University Colony will also reopen on the same date i.e. August 4, 2014.

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Eid-ul-Fitre: SU & its campuses to remain closed from July 29 to August 1

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Jamshoro and its all campuses will remain closed from July 29 to August 1 in connection with Eid ul Fitre.

According to a circular issued here by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Sindh University Jamshoro and its all seven campuses including SU Laar Campus Badin, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto SU campus Dadu, International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit shah, Sindh Varsity campuses Mirpurkhas, Larkana, Thatta & Nausheroferoze will remain closed for four days with effect from July 29 to August 1, 2014 on account of Eid ul Fitre.

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SU VC Dr. Taherani lays foundation stone for construction of mosque at administrative block

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani patronized the ceremony of laying the foundation stone of mosque in front of Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah Administration Building popularly known as AC-II, here on Friday.

Upon arrival at the venue of the ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor was received by ProڏVice Chancellors, Deans & Officers  of the varsity.

On the occasion Dr. Abida Taherani laid the foundation stone of the project of the mosque which is named as “Subhan Allah Mosque”.

Speaking with the officials & senior faculty members, Vice-Chancellor said it was great moment for her to lay the foundation stone of the most sacred place adding that she deemed it as great privilege for her.

She said that the construction work of the mosque will soon be completed so that the employees might offer the prayers with no trouble.

Among others, the ceremony was attended by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro, Dr. Arfana Mallah, Prof. Dr. Anwar Ali Shah G. Syed, Dr. Saleha Parveen, Dr. Siraj ul Haq Kandhro, Dr. Parvez Pathan, Dr. Hakim Ali Kanasiro and Dr. Marhab Qasmi.

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Appointment & promotion orders distributed among 39 faculty members

JAMSHORO: A ceremony was held Thursday in Video Conference Room of the University of Sindh Jamshoro under the chair of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani wherein appointment letters of lecturers in Grade 18 were distributed among 22 candidates and 17 faculty members were given the promotion orders. The appointment as well as promotion orders were issued after the recommendations of Selection Board and approval of University Syndicate.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Abida Taheran on the occasion gave away appointment and promotion letters to the newly appointed 22 lecturers and 17 faculty members.

Those who received appointment orders as lecturers in Grade 18 at Allama I.I Kazi Campus, University of Sindh include Waheed Akbar Khaskheli (Social Work Department), Bashir Ahmed Jatoi (General History), Meroona Gopang, Parvasha Memon (Both Psychology), Muhbat Ali Shah (Anthropology), Komal Siddiqui, Syed Faraz Hussain, Rashida Rahmat Zohra, Zahida Rehman  (Biotechnology), Sajid Ali Rajput (Genetic), Syeda Hira Fatima Naqvi, Asia Khatoon Soomro, Kalsoom Saima Unar, Asadullah Burdi (Computer Science) and Sara Mahesar (Mathematics).

In addition to it, seven candidates received the appointment orders as lecturers in various departments at SU Mirpurkhas Campus including Mehjabeen Leghari (I.T), Nabeel Hussain Kazi (Electronics), Faisal-ur-Rehman Pathan (Pakistan Studies), Parus Khowaja, Zulfiqar Memon (Both Business Administration), Tauqeer Hussain Hakro (Commerce) and Javed Ali Kalhoro (Geology).

On the other hand, Dr. Naheed kaka of zoology dept. got promotion order of Professor Grade 21 from Associate Professor Grade 20. Thus four Assistant Professors of Grade 19 including Dr. Zain-ul-Abdin Khuhro (Computer Science), Dr. Yasmeen yousif, Dr. Kiran Sami (Political Science) and Dr. Bashir Ahmed Rind (Comparative Religion & Islamic Culture) received the promotion orders of Associate Professor in Grade 20.

Similarly, twelve lecturers working in Grade 18 in different departments have also been promoted to Grade 19 on the post of Assistant Professor. Those who received their promotion orders as Assistant Professors include Dr. Sanjota Bai, Dr. Mansoor Ali Shah, Dr. Barkat Ali Bughio, Nadir Ali Birmani (Dept. of Zoology), Dr. Asghar Ali Hakro, Humaira Naz Pathan, Ali Ghulam Sahito (Centre for Pure & Applied Geology), Raheel Maroof Bughio (Sindh Development Study Centre), Dr. Muhammad Sharif Abbasi (Public Administration), Maria Shaikh, Ahsan-ul-Haq Shaikh (Business Administration) and Dr. Waqas Jamil Shaikh (Institute of Advanced Research Studies in Chemical Sciences).

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani congratulated the newly appointed lecturers and promoted faculty members and said the young lecturers were the role model for students because they recently had graduated from the Alma Mater and become the part of teachers’ community.

“It is infact a matter of pride that you took part in competition and succeeded to get the post of lecturer in the University”, she maintained addressing the audience.

Dr. Taherani said expressed hope that the newly appointed faculty will do justice to their duties and leave no stone unturned to shine the name of the varsity by working hard.

“My doors are always open for all, if you have academic problem, go to your chairperson but if there is some administrative matter, feel free to come to me”, Dr. Taherani told the faculty.

She further said that the presence of the Pro-Vice Chancellors and Deans in the ceremony proved that they will always be there to provide guidance to the young faculty.

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USAID merit-based scholarship cheques distributed among nine SU students

JAMSHORO: A Cheque Distribution Ceremony of USAID Merit-Based Scholarship Program was held under the chair of vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani at University of Sindh Jamshoro wherein as many as nine students of B. Ed (Hons) Elementary of 2014 batch received scholarship cheques of Rs. 20,000 each under Pakistan reading Project.

Dean Faculty of Education Prof Dr. Parveen Munshi, representatives of a USAID-funded project Pakistan Anjum Parvaiz and Aamir Latif were present on the occasion.

Vice-Chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani distributed the merit-based scholarship cheques of Rs. 20,000 each among nine students including Dua Khalid, Zahra Talib, Urooj Aslam, Pirah Nasrullah, Muhammad Nabeel, Syed Ufaq Irshad, Sahinzadi Muhammad Bux, Munazza Unzi and Afroz Faiz Muhammad under Pakistan Reading Project (PRP).

The scholarship cheques were given on the basis of merit while the criteria of merit are the percentage of matric and intermediate marks as well as Sindh Varsity’s Pre-Entry Test score.

The students who received the cheques are studying in 1st semester of 1st year B. Ed. (Hons) Elementary at dept. of education while they will be able to get the cheques of Rs. 20,000 each in every semester. But those who failed in some paper will be withdrawn from the program automatically.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani lauded the efforts of Prof Dr. Parveen Munshi and the role of US Aid for encouraging the students by awarding merit-based scholarships & promoting teacher education in the province. 

She said that she was happy to know that that US Aid had been providing merit-based scholarships since 2011 adding that the step will help students get higher schooling in the field of education.

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Eight Professors of SU promoted to Grade-22

JAMSHORO: A ceremony was held under the chair of Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani on Tuesday wherein the promotion orders of grade-22 were distributed among the eight Professors of grade 21 following the approval accorded by the varsity Syndicate and the final endorsement given by the Chancellor of Universities in Sindh & Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan.

According to details, Vice-Chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani distributed the promotion orders of grade 22 among eight Professors of the University who were working in grade 21 as Professor previously.

Those who got promotion orders after the approval of University Syndicate in its meeting held on July 19, 2014 & final consent of the Chancellor of Universities & Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan include Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro Pro-Vice Chancellor SU Laar campus Badin, Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi Pro-Vice Chancellor Thatta campus, Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili Pro-Vice Chancellor Mirpurkhas campus, Prof. Dr. Abdullah Dayo Dean Faculty of Pharmacy, Prof. Dr. Parvaiz pathan Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Nasreen Memon Chairperson Department of Zoology and Prof. Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Gachal Department of Zoology University of Sindh Jamshoro.

On the occasion, all the seven Professors jointly handed over the promotion order to Vice-Chancellor also whose name was also sanctioned by the Syndicate for the promotion as meritorious Professor in BPS-22. Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto was also present.

It may be noted that the selection board had recommended the names of 8 Professors after its meeting which held almost six months ago and the Syndicate in its meeting approved the recommendations of selection board and later the orders were distributed.

Before it, the meeting of selection board had taken place for awarding grade 22 to the Professors working in grade 21 in 2004.

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SU Syndicate approves budget 2014-15, appointments of 12 directors, chairpersons

The Sindh University Syndicate meeting, presided over by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Abida Taherani, Saturday approved the budget for the year 2014-15. It also sanctioned the appointments of 12 Professors as Directors/ Chairpersons of Centers/ Departments for the next 3 years and approved the 10 percent rise in admission fee which will be charged from the students of the university and its affiliated campuses in the new academic session.

In order to overcome the massive expenses on papers, the Syndicate also approved 10 per cent increase in migration, degree, equivalence & other certificates’ fee.

The 188th meeting of Syndicate was held at Vice-Chancellor’s office wherein pre-mature increment for the employees of grade 1 to grade 4 has been approved.

The meeting also approved to extend the duration of foreign scholarship from 3 years to 4 years for the faculty members. It restored the independence status of centre for rural development communication (CRDC).

The meeting sanctioned 10 percent Ad-hoc Relief in the salaries of all the employees, pension, conveyance allowance and provision of leave encashment.

The University Syndicate also approved the appointment of Prof. Dr. Rizwana Chang as Director Institute of Media Studies & Communication, Dr. Lachhman Das as Director Institute of Information & Communication Technology, Dr. Muhammad Khan Sangi as Director of Institute of English Language & Literature, Dr. Akhtar Mughal as Director Institute of Physics, Dr. Muhammad Bux Burdi as Chairman Dept. of Public Administration, Dr. Saima Shaikh as Chairperson Dept. of Sociology, Dr. Shamim Akhtar as Chairperson Dept. of Social Work, Dr. Hafiz Munir Ahmed as Chairman Dept. of Comparative Religion & Culture, Dr. Yasmeen Iqbal as Director Institute of Physical Education, Dr. Ghulam Asghar Maka as Chairman Dept. of Microbiology, Dr. Nasreen Memon as Chairperson Dept. of Zoology and Ghulam Ali Jareko as Director Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC), University of Sindh Jamshoro. 

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SU announces to contribute one day salary of all employees for IDPs

JAMSHORO: The authorities of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro have announced to donate one day basic salary of all the employees for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan.

According to a statement issued here Friday from Public Relations Section, The registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto said in his circular that the authorities of university had decided to contribute one day basic pay of all the employees from grade 2 to 22 for IDPs relief fund in order to help and support the people of North Waziristan on humanitarian grounds. The amount will soon be transferred to the IDPs relief fund.

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Students of 2014 batch asked to deposit their remaining admission fees

 JAMSHORO: The on roll students of Bachelor & Master degree programs for the academic session 2014 have been directed to deposit their remaining admission fees by August 11, 2014. In case of failure their examination results will be withheld.

According to a press release issued here on Thursday, Director Admission said that all those students enrolled in various Bachelor & Master Degree programs-2014 should deposit their remaining admission fees by August 11 so that their results could be announced.

The concerned students have been advised to obtain the bank challan of difference of fees from the Directorate of Admissions & deposit the same at Habib Bank Limited Jamshoro Branch within due date, failing which their examination results will be withheld. 

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SU announces admissions to 1st year at Dr. N.A. Baloch Model School Hyderabad

JAMSHORO: The Registrar of Sindh University (SU) Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto has announced the schedule of admissions to 1st year (Pre Engineering & Pre Medical) for the academic session 2014-15 at Dr. N.A. Baloch Model School, Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad with the approval of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani.

According to schedule issued here Wednesday from Public Relations Section, Registration forms will be issued on July 21, 2014 and the same could be submitted by August 4. Written test for the admissions to 1st year (Pre engineering & Pre Medical Groups) will be conducted on August 13 and that of interviews on August 19, 2014.

Result of interviews will be announced on August 28 and the last date for payment of admission fees has been fixed August 29 while regular classes will commence from September 3, 2014. The circular said.

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SUOWA, faculty members host Iftar Dinner in the honor of VC Dr. Abida Taherani, Dr. Nazir Mughal

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Officers’ Welfare Association (SUOWA) and the senior faculty members of the University of Sindh Jamshoro hosted an Iftar Dinner in the honor of newly appointed vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani and the former vice-chancellor Dr. Nazir A. Mughal. A number of officers & teachers participated in the dinner arranged in a local hotel here in Hyderabad.

Speaking in her presidential address, Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani said that she was happy to attend the Iftar dinner hosted by officers and faculty members of the university together for the first time in the history of Alma Mater adding that it was a good tradition to collaborate in all the activities of the varsity as they (officers & faculty) could make the mountains move with the unity & mutual understanding.

She said that if the officers & faculty continued working together with harmony & unity, the day was not far when Sindh University will make its place on the top in both national international ranking of the varsities.

Dr. Taherani said Sindh University Officers’ Welfare Association was rendering excellent services in the best interests of the institution.

She said she had gained the support of teachers, officers and employees; hence she will be able to work easily for the uplift of the Alma Mater adding that all the sectional heads were equal to her and she wanted to make efforts along with them to ameliorate the accreditation of the varsity.

Dr. Abida Taherani said Sindh University earned good position in the ranking and it was termed as 8th best University in the general category in public sector universities of Pakistan.

“This all happened owing to the day night endeavors and team work of my officials; but it is not sufficient yet, we have to go ahead”, she maintained.

Dr. Abida Taherani on the occasion lauded the services of Dr. Nazir A. Mughal especially for the promotion of education and research and publication of University code which is also called ‘the Blue Book’.

Linking the prosperity of the employees with the uplift, development & progress of the university, Dr. Taherani vowed to take every decision that will help improve the status of the Alma Mater.

On the occasion, Dr. Nazir A. Mughal spoke about his reforms including leave encashment, provision of plots, publication of university code (Blue Book) and health assurance for the employees.

He expressed hope that the working of the University administration will be more effective under the visionary & dynamic leadership of Prof Dr. Abida Taherani, the Vice Chancellor.

General Secretary of SUOWA Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah delivered the welcome address. He cordially welcomed all the guests who attended the dinner and assured the vice-chancellor to extend their full support to her. Mr. Shah said spoke about the vision of SUOWA and told that the Iftar Dinner was hosted in a bid to offer welcome to vice chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani and bid farewell to outgoing VC Dr. Nazir A. Mughal.

Sindhology Director Muhammad Qasim Maka, Ahsan Shah Rashidi, Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Dr. Anwar Shah G. Syed, Muhammad Mashooq Siddiqui and others also spoke in the party.

On the occasion, the vice chancellor was decorated with Sindhi Shaal and Dr. Mughal with the Sindhi traditional Topi & Ajraks.

Among others, the dinner was attended by Dr. Siddique Kalhoro, Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Dr. Naeem Tariq, Sajid Qayoom Memon, Dr. Saliha Parveen, Adv. Jhamat Jethannad, Farida Shaikh, Imran Halepoto, Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Akhtar Ahmed Memon, Ali Akbar Jalbani, Muhammad Azam Mallah, Iftikhar Narejo, Muhammad Ali Ursani, Rashid Ali Silawat, Nanak Ram Bhatiya, Ghulam Hyder Lashari, Chander Bhatiya, Dr. Arbila Agha, Former Additional Commissioner Hyderabad Agha Sohail, Munawar Rajar, Ghulam Mujtaba Jalbani and Nadir Ali Mugheri. 

 

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VC Dr. Taherani holds charge of Dean, Faculty of Law

JAMSHORO: The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani Friday has held the charge of Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro with her following the expiry of deanship tenure of Advocate Jhamat Jethanand.

According to a notification issued here by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani will be holding the charge of Dean, Faculty of Law till the appointment of new Dean by the Chancellor of Universities in Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan. The deanship tenure of Advocate Jhamat Jethanand has expired on July 1, 2014. The notification said.

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 SU announces Eid Advance salary for its Muslim employees

JAMSHORO: The Vice-Chancellor University of Sindh (SU) Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has announced to give an advance of full basic/ fixed pay maximum Rs. 7000 to all the Muslim employees both regular & contractual from grade 2 to grade 16 and half basic salary to all the officers & faculty members from Grade 17 to 22 as Eid Advance on the eve of Eid-Ul-Fitre.

According to a circular issued here by the Registrar, all those employees, officers & faculty members will get basic full & half salaries as Eid advance that will not be able to have service leave encashment. The payment will be made to the employees on July 22, 2014 on account of Eid-ul-Fitre which will later be adjusted in four equal monthly installments from their salaries in the months January to April 2015 respectively.

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Sindh varsity to celebrate 100th birth celebrations of Sindh’s legend Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo

 JAMSHORO: A delegation led by the former vice-chancellor Mazharul Haq Siddiqui visited Sindh University and met Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani at her office. The delegation felicitated her upon resuming charge as vice chancellor of the Alma Mater.

In the meeting, it was decided to organize a function at Sindh University in context with the 100th birth celebrations of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo in a bid to pay him tribute in recognition to his services rendered for the progress of Sindh, Sindhi Language & literature. Dr. Taherani on the occasion announced to publish two books of Mr. Joyo.

Talking to the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani, Mazhar ul Haq Siddiqui said that Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo was benefactor of Sindh and Sindhi nation who led his entire life struggling for the development and progress of the province, literature and Sindhi language.

“We therefore want to hold joint celebrations of the 100th birthday of Mr. Joyo in collaboration with the University of Sindh, despite that of separate functions”, he maintained.

He informed that a mega event regarding the birth celebrations of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo had been scheduled to organize in Karachi on August 13, 2014.

Mr. Siddiqui called for publishing two books of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo through Institute of Sindhology.

On the occasion vice chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani announced to organize a mega event with regard to celebrate the 100th birthday of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo on Allama I.I Kazi campus of the varsity.

She said that the two proposed books of Mr. Joyo will be published; one from Institute of Sindhology and other from Pakistan study Centre.

Dr. Taherani proposed in the meeting to launch a website in the name of veteran writer so that his write-ups and other literature may be posted there in an attempt to make youths familiar with the work done by him.

She told the delegation that the law and order had been ameliorated on the campus and everything was running smoothly and efficiently in the university. 

Among others registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, scholar Mazhar Jamil, president Anjuman Taraqi Pasand Musnafeen Muslim Shamim, Saleem Memon and Dr. Arfana Mallah were present in the meeting.

 

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Plots to be handed over to the employees once the demarcation process is over: VC Dr. Taherani announces

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Vice Chancellor Prof. DR. Abida Taherani has announced that the rights of ownership of the plots will be given to the employees once the process of demarcation is over so that the employees of the varsity may start constructing their houses.

This she said while addressing the ceremony which was organized at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of the Arts Faculty Building in a bid to give plots to those employees, officers and teachers whose plots were found in depression during delimitation. The plots were allotted to the employees through raffling process.

Vice Chancellor on the occasion said that Shaheed Mohatarma Benzair Bhutto Sindh University Staff Housing Scheme was a gift for the employees of the varsity by which they will be able to lead a comfortable life after having their houses constructed.

She said the university was doing a lot of things for its employees.

“It is now turn of the faculty members to teach their students honestly so that the name of this Alma Mater may be shined up and produce educated & skilled youths in the days to come”, Dr. Taherani maintained.

She further said that the officers, teachers and employees started extending their cooperation with her from the very first day hoping that it will continue for long.

Among others Director Housing Scheme Mushtaq Ahmed Memon, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Dr. Arfana Mallah, Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Ghulam Nabi Bhallai, Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Imran Halepoto, Muhammad Mashooq Siddiqui, Dr. Aslam Parvez Memon, Muhammad Ali Roshan athan, Muhammad Yousif Pardesi, Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Ali Akbar Jalbani and Ghulam Murtaza Mastoi. The raffling was hald for the employees of all three categories i.e. A, B & C.

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Scholar defends her M. Phil thesis successfully

JAMSHORO: A scholar of the Department of Zoology, University of Sindh Jamshoro, successfully defended her M. Phil thesis in a seminar held here in the video conference room of the varsity. Nosheen Jehajo completed her research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nasreen Memon.

In her final M. Phil seminar, she presented her thesis on the topic “taxonomy & ecology of different mosquitos’ species of subfamily anophelinae in main malaria affected area of Sindh”.

The scholar said: mosquitos are among the most important group of flying insects which affect the health of human beings and domestic animals worldwide.

She told that malaria was one of the oldest and deadliest infectious diseases in human caused by protozoan parasites of the genus plasmodium and this disease was transmitted by female anopheles mosquitoes.

Scolar Nosheen further said that she had conducted surveys in six districts of Sindh including Larkana, Dadu, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan and Tando Alahyar where malaria prevalent adding that she observed the occurrence of malaria vector mosquito species; anopheles, culicifacies and anopheles stephensi during the survey.

The Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi presided over the seminar.

On the other hand, another 1st M. Phil seminar of zoology scholar Javed Ali Khero also held in the video conference room in which the scholar presented his research thesis on the topic “prevalence of pets in rice fileds of district Kamber-Shahdadkot, Sindh”. He also defended his thesis during question-answer section.

According to dean, faculty of natural sciences, the 1st PhD seminar of scholar Sardar Hussain Memon of Department of Botany will be held today (June 27) wherein he will deliver his lecture on the research topic “in-vitrocallus induction, antoxidant, antimicrobial, properties & some phytochemical composition of some indigenous medicinal plants of solanaceae”.

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SU declares the results of M.Sc. (Previous & Final) Rural Development

JAMSHORO: The Controller of Examinations University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has announced the results of M.Sc. (Previous & Final) Rural Development under External Program, annual examinations 2013.

According to press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, a total number of 30 candidates have been declared successful in M.Sc. (Previous) while 4 students were declared fail in the exams.

Similarly, 28 candidates out of 35 have been declared pass in first class while 4 in 2nd class in M.Sc. (Final) Rural Development.

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SU VC orders to computerize entire system, tells officials not to linger on the files

JAMSHORO: The Vice-Chancellor University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has announced to replace manual system of working with computerized system in the university and ordered the authorities concerned to computerize the record initially from Registrar Office.

She warned of stern action against those officers found involved in lingering on the files over 3 days, saying the files coming from different sections or employees should be disposed of within 3 days otherwise no concession will be made to them on the complaint received from someone.

This she said while addressing the meeting of sectional heads held here in the senate hall on Monday. The sectional heads briefed the vice-chancellor regarding their working, quantity and job of their staff and problems.

On the occasion vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani said that the time of manual working was over adding that records of the varsity shall be computerized in the short spin of time.

She said that everything would be computerized so as to ameliorate the functioning of university and keep the administrative and financial matters transparent & translucent.

Dr. Taherani further said that the file system had been drawn to an end in the universities across world and every record was being maintained through computerized system.

“We have to get rid of file and ledger system in order to get good results”, she said adding that the work to computerize the record will initially be started from Registrar office in order to set an example for other sections to do it.

She advised the sectional heads to do justice with time by coming to their offices in time adding that by it her every work could be done easily.

Dr. Taherani directed the administrative officers to follow the procedures of the university while working and extend their cooperation with each other in the best interest of the alma mater.

She vowed to visit all the sections turn by turn and solve their genuine problems if there were any.

The vice-chancellor further said the new reforms will be introduced as the reforms are necessary to make Sindh University a more attractive place to study in an increasingly competitive international higher education market.

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Ex VC Dr. Mughal meets SU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani

 

JAMSHORO: The former vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal met vice- chancellor of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani at her office and congratulated her over appointment as vice chancellor of the alma mater.

The meeting took place on the basis of courtesy call from Dr. Mughal who came to meet Dr. Abida Taherani. On the occasion, Sindh University vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani thanked Dr. Nazir A. Mughal for his best wishes and felicitations.

In the meeting Dr. Abida Taherani told the former vice chancellor of Sindh University Dr. Nazir A. Mughal that SU would be made one of the best universities in the world and by joining this alma mater the students will become part of the voyage of discovery.

“Each one of our students is special to us as together we embark to combat new challenges and reach new frontiers”. She said.

Dr. Taherani said: the students have set sail to be a part of these times which are truly exciting with ever widening horizons, meaningful experiences and higher achievements, to enable them to anchor productively to realize their dreams. 

She further said that she would pay attention towards academic & research activities in a bid to gear up the varsity to top in ranking both nationally & internationally.

She said that Sindh University will soon get the same academic triumph as it was in past adding that efforts will be made to have more research conducted.

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VC SALU meets SU counterpart, felicitates her over appointment

JAMSHORO: The vice-chancellor Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah met vice chancellor of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani at her office and congratulated over her appointment as vice chancellor.

On the occasion both the vice chancellors exchanged views regarding universities’ uplift & academic as well as research matters and mutual understanding on working together.

In the meeting, SALU vice chancellor also presented a bouquet to her counterpart & felicitated her over resuming new job in Sindh University.

On the occasion SU VC Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani thanked her counterpart for her best wishes and said that she will pay attention towards academic & research activities in a bid to gear up the varsity to top in ranking both nationally & internationally.

She said that Sindh University will soon get the same academic inclination as it was in past adding that efforts will be made to have more research conducted.

Dr. Taherani further said that new academic reforms will be introduced on the campus so as to brighten the name of this mother university and the best image of the institution to be exposed.

“The entire faculty members, officers and employees of my university are on the same page regarding the uplift, development and progress of Sindh University”, she maintained.

 At this juncture, Dr. Parveen Shah said that she was proud of the abilities of Dr. Taherani. She hoped that Sindh University will soon touch the sky under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Abida Taherani.

On the other hand, a delegation of Institute of Sindhology also met vice-chancellor and congratulated her.

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Dr. Parvez Pathan assigned the responsibilities of Dean Faculty of Social Sciences

JAMSHORO: Prof. Dr. Parvez Ahemd Pathan has been assigned the responsibilities of Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences University of Sindh. He would look after the day to day affairs of the office of Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences till the appointment of new Dean by the chancellor. Registrar university of Sindh has issued the notification in this regard. Prof. Dr. Parvez Ahmed Pathan has been working as Professor at Sindh Development Studies Centre, University of Sindh, Jamshoro.

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SU & its all campuses to remain closed on June 18

JAMSHORO: University of Sindh Jamhsoro and its all campuses will remain closed on June 18, 2014 on account of Urs of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalander (R.A). The Registrar of SU has issued a circular as well in this regard.

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 SU VC advises all the employees to work for the development of Alma Mater quitting personal interests  

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has advised the faculty members, officers & employees of the varsity to work for the development and uplift of University of Sindh in order to shine up the name of the varsity in the field of higher education and research.

She said this while speaking with the faculty members, officers & employees who came to her office to congratulate her after resuming the charge as vice chancellor of the university.

On first working day, a number of teachers, officers and employees met newly appointed vice chancellor and felicitated her on being vice chancellor. The visitor employees expressed their complete satisfaction over her appointment and assured her of their full cooperation.

On the occasion, Dr. Abida Taherani said: we all have to work round the clock so as to bring this university on top in the country. She added that every employee, officer & faculty had to play his/her role to bring the varsity on the track of development and progress leaving all the personal interests.

She directed the faculty members to prepare the students for competitions so that they may sweep good jobs from the national job market once they are passed out.  

Dr. Taherani hoped that the University of Sindh will soon be on the way of progress with the cooperation of all the employees under her leadership.  

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Federal Govt. vows to continue fee repayment program

VC SU links the change of society & consolidation of country’s economy with educated youths

JAMSHORO:  The Vice Chancellor University of Sindh, Professor Dr. Abida Taherani has said that the Prime Minister’s scheme of fee re-reimbursement would help the youths belonging to less developed areas who could not continue their studies due to not affording the fees of higher education. She said that Prime Minister’s scheme was appreciable and would help advance the less developed areas, once this program was completed. She said this while speaking on the occasion of Cheque Distribution Ceremony under Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme held here on Sunday which was organized by University of Sindh where cheques were distributed among students of seven universities and their allied campus in Sindh. State Minister for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, Interior and Narcotics Control, Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman and HEC authorities were also present on the occasion. Dr. Taherani said that her university was paying attention to impart higher education with quality and conducting research as it was the need of hour to extend support to the economy by creating skilled and trained youths.  “Youth is future, vision, hope and beyond it”, she said adding that if the youths were educated and trained; they would bring the change in the society. Addressing the ceremony, State Minister for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, Interior and Narcotics Control, Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman said that the Prime Minister’s Fee Re-reimbursement Scheme was launched to educate and train youths especially from less developed areas including Rural Sindh, Baluchistan, South Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and Fata areas. He said this while speaking on the occasion of Cheque Distribution Ceremony under Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme held here on Sunday which was organized by University of Sindh where cheques were distributed among students of seven universities and their allied campus in Sindh. State Minister said that if we succeeded to develop our youth through education and training from less developed areas, they could play their vital role in resolving the socio-economic issues of respective less developed areas in the country. He said that many programs had been launched for fueling the youths across the country including Youth Skills Training, Laptop program and Youth Loans in this regard. “Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif wished that there should be not any area to be less developed in the country”, he said while quoting him. Under this vision, PML-N led government has prioritized on the issues of 4Es which included Education, Energy, Economy and Extremism, he said.  He said that government had increased the budget for education and Higher Education Commission (HEC) in the current year and would also increase budget for education from 2 per cent to 4 per cent of GDP in the next four years. Despite of limited resources, the government has also injected Rs.100 billion for Youth programs, he said adding that Pakistan has unlimited resources but unfortunately, they all were mismanaged by the previous governments. Highlighting the achievements of PML-N led government; he said that the Karachi Stock Exchange had almost touched 30,000 points which indicated better growth of economy. “Various Projects have been launched by the PML-N led government for electricity generation which would double the electricity generation from 21000 Megawatt in the next seven years”, the state minister said. Apart from this, World Bank has also approved amount for the project of Dasu and Bash Dam, he said adding completion such projects would ensure availability of surplus energy at affordable price for common man in the country. Speaking on the occasion, Member HEC, Ghulam Raza Bhatti said that under this program, the fee was being reimbursed to more than 3000 students in Sindh where the government had earmarked Rs.37 million for the province and about 1.2 billion for whole program which would cover all less developed areas in the country. Under this program, the cheques were distributed among students of seven universities which included Sindh University Jamshoro, Karachi University, Dow Medical University Karachi, NED University Karachi, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Karachi, Liaquat Medical University Jamshoro and Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam. However, out of total amount allocated for this program, more than Rs.40 million for seven universities were distributed and of total, more than Rs. 20 million for Sindh University only.

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Fee reimbursement ceremony to be held today at SU

JAMSHORO: An important meeting of organizing committee under the chair of newly appointed vice chancellor of Sindh University (SU) Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani was held at Senate Hall of Administration Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro which finalized the arrangements made on the campus in a bid to organize the fees repayment ceremony today (Sunday) under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme. The secretary of the ceremony Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi on the occasion briefed the organizing committee about the preparations & the arrangements made for organizing the event successfully. He told that a total number of 3184 students & scholars of different seven universities of the province including the Sindh University will be able to get their cheques of waived off fees as per public announcement made by the prime minister of Pakistan. In the meeting, all those students of masters and scholars of M. Phil & PhD who were invited to attend the ceremony, have been advised to reach at Sindh University today (Sunday) at 9.00 am sharply. The ceremony is being organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre (SMBBRC&CC), Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein approximately 2028 students as well as scholars of University of Sindh Jamshoro, 553 scholars of Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro, 40 students of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, 12 Scholars of the University of Karachi, 5 scholars of NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi, 3 students of Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi and 543 scholars of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam will be disbursed the fees in the ceremony. The meeting stressed the invitees of the program to reach at the convention centre in time so that any disturbance in this connection may be thwarted.    On the other hand, senior transport officer Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah told the meeting that the point buses will be plied on different routes including Old Campus Hyderabad, Market, Qasimabad, Laifabad 5, 7 & Kotri for the facility of the students. He advised the students to be prepared at 8 pm sharply so that they might not miss the point buses.

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Newly appointed SU VC resumes charge, starts working

JAMSHORO: The newly appointed vice-chancellor of Sindh University (SU), Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has resumed the charge of vice chancellor from Saturday. According to reports, Dr. Abida Taherani reached at administration block of SU, took over the charge and started work. As soon as she arrived at VC Office, the office bearers of Sindh University Officers Association (SUOA) and Sindh University Teachers Association (SUTA) welcomed the vice-chancellor with garlands and roses. President SUOA Ghulam Murtaza Siyal, General Secretary Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah, Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Abdul Majeed Panhwar & other office bearers congratulated the vice-chancellor Dr. Taherani and assured her of their full cooperation. Dr. Taherani on the occasion said that she would be rendering her services for the uplift and best image of the varsity adding that the academic as well as administrative reforms will be brought in a bid to steer the university towards the right track of development and progress. She said that she will take all the stake holders together so as to run the varsity in smooth and befitting manner. 

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SU expresses satisfaction over the arrangements made for organizing the fee reimbursement ceremony on June 15 JAMSHORO: A review meeting under the chair of Pro Vice Chancellor SU Thatta Campus Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi held at Senate Hall of Administration Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro which expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made by the authorities concerned to organize the fees repayment ceremony under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme. The ceremony is rescheduled to be held tomorrow (June 15) at Sindh University (SU) wherein a total number of 3184 students & scholars of different seven universities of the province including the Sindh University will be able to get their cheques of waived off fees as per public announcement made by the prime minister of Pakistan.According to press statement issued here from the Public Relations Section, the meeting advised all those students of masters and scholars of M. Phil & PhD who had been invited earlier to attend the ceremony on June 3 to reach now at Sindh University on rescheduled date i.e. June 15, 2014 (tomorrow) at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre (SMBBRC&CC), Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein approximately 2028 students as well as scholars of University of Sindh Jamshoro, 553 scholars of Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro, 40 students of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, 12 Scholars of the University of Karachi, 5 scholars of NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi, 3 students of Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi and 543 scholars of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam will be disbursed the fees in the ceremony. The meeting stressed the invitees of the program to reach at the convention centre in time so that any disturbance in this connection may be thwarted.    It may be noted that the scheme is focused on enhancing opportunities for access to higher education especially to talented but financially constrained students belonging to remote and far flung areas of the country who despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. 

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SU introduces online student attendance system

Jamshoro: The Quality Enhancement cell (QEC) of Sindh University (SU) has introduced online student attendance system which will be implemented on the campus from the next semester. According to Director QEC Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, the software has been developed with the help of Kamran Dahri and other faculty members of institute of information and communication technology (IICT), University of Sindh, Jamshoro. The list of all the enrolled students along with course schemes have already been uploaded while each department will be given the login details to upload the attendance of the students and the time table: Dr. Azhar Ali Shah told. He said that the attendance reports of any student could be generated at any time by logging on to http://www.sasusindh.com. He further said that the quality coordinators from each department will be trained in order to use the system properly and it will be implemented from the upcoming semester.

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Semester exams @ ICL to be held from June 17: Controller

Jamshoro: Controller of Examinations University of Sindh Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has announced to hold semester exams of L.L.B at Indus College of Law (ICL) from June 17, 2014. According to the schedule issued here by the controller, the first semester exams of L.L.B (Hons) five year programme part-I, II &, III will be held at Indus college of Law from June 17 to June 28, 2014.

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Fee reimbursement ceremony at SU to be held on June 15

JAMSHORO: The fee repayment ceremony under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas will be organized at Sindh University Jamshoro on June 15, 2014 where 3184 students & scholars of different seven universities including University of Sindh will be able to get their cheques of waived off fees as per public announcement made by the prime minister of Pakistan.

According to press statement issued here from the Public Relations Section, all those students of masters and scholars of M. Phil & PhD who had been invited earlier to attend the ceremony on June 3 have now been directed to reach Sindh University on rescheduled date i.e. June 15, 2014 at 11 a.m.

The ceremony will be organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre, Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein 3184 students and research scholars of seven universities will participate. Approximately 2028 students as well as scholars of University of Sindh Jamshoro, 553 scholars of Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro, 40 students of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, 12 Scholars of the University of Karachi, 5 scholars of NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi, 3 students of Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi and 543 scholars of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam will be disbursed the fees in the ceremony.  It may be noted that the scheme is focused on enhancing opportunities for access to higher education especially to talented but financially constrained students belonging to remote and far flung areas of the country who despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The fee disbursement is being ensured through a transparent and well defined mechanism. 

The scheme has been executed by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad.

The scheme has been introduced initially for five (5) years, beginning in FY 2012-13, with the provision that those students who join the scheme in the last year, i.e. FY 2016-17, would continue to be funded until they complete their academic program. 

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SU revised code published

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) revised code 2013 has been published. The code was edited by Dr. Raes Ahmed under the supervision & guidance of vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal. The code consists of procedures, rules & regulations and constitution of the University. The copies of the code have been given to the academic & administrative heads with the instructions to work under the guideline of the varsity code.

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Dr. Parveen Munshi appointed as Dean FoE for 3 years

JAMSHORO: Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan has appointed Dr. Parveen Munshi as Dean Faculty of Education (FoE), University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro for a period of 3 years. Registrar SU has also issued a notification in this regard. It may be noted that Dr. Munshi has succeeded to acquire the position continuously for 3rd time.

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Training workshop gets underway at SU

JAMSHORO: A two day training workshop on the data acquisition and interpretation got underway at Centre for Pure & Applied Geology, (CPAG) Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro wherein a renowned scientist belonging to Kuwait Oil Company KUFPEC Anwar Ali is providing training to the scholars & students as resource person. The training seminar was inaugurated by Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani. Among others the director of centre & PVC Thatta Campus Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo and Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, PVCs, Deans, scholars and students. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Dr. Taherani stressed the need to apply modern techniques in the field of geology, saying that the country is facing with the energy shortage under these circumstances the youths can play a vital role to help resolve it by exploring new oil and gas resources once they are graduated from the University of Sindh and other varsities. She said that it was the responsibility of the youths to make Pakistan self-sufficient in energy point of view after seeking related education and trainings. Dr. Taherani advised the students of geology to work hard during their study so as to get lucrative jobs and take benefits from the opportunities available in the field of oil & gas. She termed the two day training workshop as beneficial for the students of geology and vowed to extend her full support as well as cooperation to conduct such workshops & seminars in future as well. On the occasion, the director of CPAG Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi introduced the speaker as well as training course. He also highlighted the importance of the latest software named PETREL prepared by the Kuwait scientist Anwar Ali which is used in the oil industry throughout the world. He thanked Anwar Ali for coming to SU as resource person as voluntarily.

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SU announces revised dates of postponed L.L.B papers

JAMSHORO: University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro has announced new schedule of L.L.B papers which were postponed on June 3 & 4 owing to law & order situation in Hyderabad. According to the schedule issued by the Controller of Examinations Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo, the postponed paper of L.L.B Part-III (Procedural practice) annual examinations 2013 will be held tomorrow (June 6) at 3.00 to 6.00 pm and the paper of L.L.B Part-II (Special & local laws) will be conducted on June 7, 2014 at 2.30 to 5.30 pm in the related law colleges.

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Fee reimbursement ceremony at SU postponed owing to law & order situation

JAMSHORO: The fee repayment ceremony under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas scheduled to be organized at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro on June 5, 2014 (tomorrow) has been postponed due to law & order situation in the province. According to the university spokesman, a total number of 3184 students & scholars of different seven universities of the province including Sindh University had to collect their cheques of waived off fees from Prime Minister as per public announcement made by him has been postponed. The new date for holding the ceremony will be announced later.

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VC SU nominated as member of academic committee of SBTE

JAMSHORO: Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal has been nominated as member of the academic committee of Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) for the tenure of two years. A notification in this regard has been issued by the secretary SBTE Waheed A. Shaikh with the approval of the chairman of the board.

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Fee reimbursement ceremony at SU to be held on June 5

 JAMSHORO: The fee repayment ceremony under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas will be organized at Sindh University Jamshoro on June 5, 2014 where 3184 students & scholars of different seven universities including Sindh University will be able to get their cheques of waived off fees as per public announcement made by the prime minister of Pakistan. According to press statement issued here from the Public Relations Section, all those students of masters and scholars of M. Phil & PhD who had been invited earlier to attend the ceremony on June 3 have been directed to reach Sindh University on rescheduled date i.e. June 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre, Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein 3184 students and research scholars of seven universities will participate. On the other hand, the prime minister of Pakistan would also attend the ceremony.

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PM to visit SU on June 5 instead of June 3: SU Spokesman

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) spokesman has informed that the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will visit University of Sindh Jamshoro on June 5, 2014 instead of June 3. He advised the students who have already been invited to attend the ceremony on June 3, to reach at university of June 5, 2014 so that they may get their cheques of waived off fees in the ceremony organized under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas. In the ceremony, the PM would repay the waived off fees to 3184 students of Masters and scholars of M.S, M. Phil & PhD of batch 2013 belonging to seven universities of the province including the host university under youth national development scheme. The ceremony will be organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre, Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein 3184 students and research scholars of seven universities will participate. Under this innovative and special scheme, along with tuition fee, the premier would pay other academic, incidental, or mandatory fees charged by educational institutions as one-off or on a per semester basis of masters, M. Phil and PhD students belonging to less developed areas of different districts of the province of Sindh.  The scheme is focused on enhancing opportunities for access to higher education especially to talented but financially constrained students belonging to remote and far flung areas of the country who despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The fee disbursement is being ensured through a transparent and well defined mechanism. 

The scheme has been executed by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad.

The scheme has been introduced initially for five (5) years, beginning in FY 2012-13, with the provision that those students who join the scheme in the last year, i.e. FY 2016-17, would continue to be funded until they complete their academic program. 

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Mini Hospital inaugurated at SU

JAMSHORO: Sindh University has launched its comprehensive health care facility (Mini Hospital) for women & children; which has started operational activities after it was inaugurated by the vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal & Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed here on Friday. The keys of ambulance provided by the university were also handed over to the incharge of the Mini Hospital Dr. Arbeela Agha. The Mini Hospital for Women & Children is an epitome of technological excellence. The state of art equipment like High Frequency Oscillators, Nitric Oxide delivery system, Total Parental Nutrition, Pneumatic Chute, Laminar Flow system in the intensive care and Operating Theatre areas greatly enhance the quality of service and clinical outcomes. After inaugurating the Mini Hospital near Marvi Girls’ Hostel at Sindh University Jamshoro, the vice chancellor & commissioner along with other notables visited different parts of the hospital including ward rooms, staff rooms, medical dispensary, autoclave & labor room. On the occasion, Dr. Arbeela Agha said: in order to broaden its horizon to include older infants and children, the Hospital is adding the Pediatric Division which is going to provide the highest quality pediatric medical and surgical services. Mini Hospital for ladies & babies will be able to create a niche for itself in the health care domain. It will be offering international quality, evidence based practice guidelines, thus would be delivering ethical high end, clinical services for those in need for advanced medical care, with excellent outcomes, said Dr. Arbeela, the incharge of the Mini Hospital. A full-fledged team of neonatologists and pediatric intensivists, supported by sub specialty services, cardiologists, neurologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pulmonologists, and pediatric surgeons etc. will deliver the highest quality care to the sick children in need. Delivering highest quality care with excellent clinical outcomes, at a cost which is in reach of most of the population, is what the Mini Hospital for Women & Children is aiming to deliver, Dr Arbeela said. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal on the occasion said that the idea was to create an international level institute for women & children at the University of Sindh, wherein quality clinical care services will be provided following the best of standards for care and still be in the reach of the common man, and also training future generation professionals and pioneering research in the allied fields, which was the need of the hour.  He said that the Mini Hospital will be working round the clock and all possible cooperation will be extended with the team working in the hospital. Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed lauded the decision of Dr. Mughal regarding establishing Mini Hospital on the campus and said that it will prove helpful for women & children from time to time.

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PM to disburse waived off fees to 3184 students at SU on June 3

 JAMSHORO: The Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will pay a visit to the University of Sindh Jamshoro on June 3, 2014 where he would repay the waived off fees to 3184 students of Masters and scholars of M.S, M. Phil & PhD belonging to seven universities of the province including the host university under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas. According to details, prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would visit Sindh University Jamshoro in a bid to disburse fees to the students of masters and research scholars of M.S, M. Phil as well as PhD under the prime minister’s fee reimbursement scheme as per his public announcement made some days back. The ceremony will be organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre, Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein 3184 students and research scholars of seven universities will participate. A charming number of 2028 students as well as scholars of University of Sindh Jamshoro, 553 scholars of Mehran University of Engineerng & Technology Jamshoro, 40 studenst of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, 12 Scholars of the University of Karachi, 5 scholars of NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi, 3 students of Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi and 543 scholars of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam will be disbursed the fees in the ceremony.   Under this innovative and special scheme, along with tuition fee, the premier would pay other academic, incidental, or mandatory fees charged by educational institutions as one-off or on a per semester basis of masters, M. Phil and PhD students belonging to less developed areas of different districts of the province of Sindh.  The scheme is focused on enhancing opportunities for access to higher education especially to talented but financially constrained students belonging to remote and far flung areas of the country who despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The fee disbursement is being ensured through a transparent and well defined mechanism.  For the visit of the prime minister, the preparations by the university authorities have been got underway. In this connection, vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal constituted an organizing committee comprising of 49 officials & academicians that met yesterday to finalize the plan regarding arrangements. Secretary of the organizing committee Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi on the occasion formed different committees including media committee, refreshment committee, hall management committee, helipad committee, protocol committee, publication committee and others which have been assigned their work with the direction to bring it to a resulting end by the deadline. The committees have started their works which will be completed by June 1, 2014. The scheme has been executed by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad. The scheme has been introduced initially for five (5) years, beginning in FY 2012-13, with the provision that those students who join the scheme in the last year, i.e. FY 2016-17, would continue to be funded until they complete their academic program.  The vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal and academic circles have appreciated the new initiative announced by the Prime Minister for the students belonging to hard and remote areas of the country. 

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Parents Day 2014 at Dr. N.A Baloch Model School celebrated amid roar of clapping over the performances of little angels

JAMSHORO: Parents’ Day 2014 was celebrated at Dr. N. A. Baloch Model School, Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad amid cheers and roar of clapping upon the performances of school students as they danced on Sindhi folk songs and presented tableaus and dramas to highlight the importance of education. The joys of the parents and participants knew no bounds to see the students who gave solo as well as duet performances and connected with the audience through their melodious voice. The programme began by welcoming the Chief Guest Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal, Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed, university officers, parents, teachers and students.   The principal of Dr. N.A Baloch model school Syed Ahsan Shah Rashdi gave the introductory speech on parenting and condition of school. He demanded that the nine rooms of school which are under the control of the dept. of education may be returned the school so that he could manage to meet the paucity of class rooms.   In the function, primary as well as secondary students sang melodious songs in Sindhi language and danced beautifully to catchy numbers and tried their level best to entertain their parents. Among others, the program was attended by School Alumni Brigadier Muhammad Abu Zar, Director IMSA Shafiq Haider Musvi, officials of SU and a large number of teachers, parents, students and community of Jamshoro and Hyderabad. After recitation from Holy Quran and Naat, the program formally got underway.       The students of kindergarten section Areeba, Shina, Aqsa, Al-Sheeba, Ubair, Zain, Aliza and Usman, all the little angels dressed in red presented dance on folk Sindhi song “Aandhi mein joat jalain wara Sindhi”. The performance of the students attracted the attention of the participants and they could not help clapping. Similarly, some children performed dance on various Sindhi songs and amused the people attending the ceremony. The vice chancellor on the occasion announces Rs. 50,000 for the winner students. To keep the parents active and entertained, the staff of the kindergarten organized some spot games for them. The distinguished dignitaries along with the chief guest Dr. Mughal proceeded to the dais to award the young talents who won prizes for speech and dancing competitions.  The chief guest enriched the parents about good parenting and told them to give quality time to their children.    The programme was well begun and it came to an end with a touching song well sung by Sindhi folk singer Shazia Khushk on parents’ love. This part of the programme was compared by Ayaz Ahmed Mughal and Naeema Soomro while the vote of thanks was offered by Principal Ahsan Shah Rashdi.    It was the team effort of the teachers, management, non-teaching staff, art teacher, choreographer and the music teacher of the school that made the day more special and real. Earlier, addressing the participants, the chief guest and vice chancellor of SU Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal said that Sindh University was rendering services of making education public along with making its opportunities to doorsteps of everyone while every person of society has to play his role in this regard. He said that Deewan Jhamat Mal advocate was performing his service without compensation as dean faculty of law in Sindh University in today’s age which he termed a great service to the nation. “Each one has to work with such spirit”. Dr. Mughal maintained. He added that there was no dearth of persons like Jhamat Mal but they must be given honor and recognition. He said: today’s parents’ day also means that such parents to be lauded who were improving the future of the country. He reminded that Deewan Pirbhu Das got historical Elsa Kazi building constructed for the education of the Muslims as they were in minority at that time adding that we shall also have to build institutes for the edification of our future generations. Dr. Mughal said it was dream of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto to impart the right of education to all whether he is the son of a peasant or a labor at their door-steps and Sindh University he said had tried to fulfill the dream of Mohtarma by opening of 10 campuses in different vicinities of the province. Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed, Brigadier Muhammad Abu Zar, Shafiq Haider Musvi and others also spoke on the occasion. 

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Call for terming Prof. Mariyam Sultana as “Mother of Sindh” over her remarkable academic services  

JAMSHORO: The renowned educationists and prominent representatives of civil society have paid a rich tribute to the educational services of Prof. Mariyam Sultana Noohani on the efforts she made to ameliorate educational system in Sindh and demanded the provincial govt. to declare her as the “Mother of Sindh” officially in recognition to her academic services rendered in the province. This demand was made in a ceremony organized here in a bid to pay her tribute over her countless & worth mentioning services rendered in the field of education in Sindh. Among a large number of teachers, students, educationalists, chancellor ISRA University Hyderabad Prof. Dr. Asadullah Kazi, vice chancellor of Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, ex. Deputy commissioner Sanghar Muhammad Usman Mangi, MPA Mehtab Akbar Rashidi, Sultana Siddiqui, Inayat Baloch and director colleges Shakeel Ahmed. On the occasion the gift of Chadar (scarf) and memorable shield were presented to Aapa Mariyam Sultana Noohani for her unforgettable contribution in the field of education. Addressing the ceremony, the student of Aapa & MPA Mehtab Akbar Rashidi honored her with prodigious words and termed her as great asset to the nation. She said Mariyam Sultana imparted education & training especially to the girls and apprised them with the importance of schooling. Dr. Parveen Shah said the educational services of Prof. Noonari will be sparkled like sun in the centuries to come as she made the girls of rural areas aware of the ornament of education. She demanded that the class room ought to be after her name where she taught. Sultana Siddiqui said that Sindh and Sindhi folk will always be proud of Prof. Sultana’s name and the Sindhi nation will continuously remember such benefactors and their services. Chancellor ISRA University Hyderabad Dr. Asadullah Kazi termed Prof. Mariyam as a treasure of education as well as wisdom and praised her academic contributions. Calling her benefactor of Sindhi nation, he demanded that she should officially be declared as “Mother of Sindh”. An office bearer of a non-governmental organization Inayat Baloch called for terming Aapa Noonari as the “Mother of Sindh” and vowed that he will soon send such proposal to the government of Sindh so that it may get a bill in this regard passed from the provincial assembly of Sindh. Director Colleges Hyderabad Shakeel Ahmed announced that the library of Zubeda College will be ascribed in the name of Prof. Mariyam Sultana. On the occasion ex DC Sanghar Muhammad Usman Mangi said that Prof. Noohani’s dedicated & unforgettable services in the field of education will always be remembered.

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Annual Function-2014 held at SPAS Model School,

Students give solo as well as duet performances and connected with the audience through their melodious voice

JAMSHORO: Annual function 2014 was organized at Syed Panah Ali Shah (SPAS) Model School Sindh University Colony in a bid to encourage extra-curriculum activities in the school, so that each and every student could develop dancing, singing & acting spirit in himself/ herself. This was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal, the vice-chancellor of Sindh University.

School Principal Farida Shaikh welcomed the guests and thus the function got underway. The dancing competition took place initially wherein a group of both male and female students presented their dance on an Indian song to highlight the story of Laila Majnu. This group was termed as successful and was rewarded Rs. 50,000 in cash.

Thus, student of 2nd class Zamin Ali, Kamran Ali & Sahil were declared successful in eating bananas, knotting the ties and blowing up the balloons by filling them with air respectively and they were also awarded.

In the ceremony, Dr. Mughal distributed school uniform among 46 deserving students of the school.

In the function, the students showcased their extraordinary talent by participating in singing and dancing competitions making the atmosphere pleasant. The participants could not help clapping to encourage the children of various classes taking part in the various activities. On a movie song, students gave solo and duet performances and connected with the audience through their melodious voice. Some students performed on various attractive latest dance numbers. Along with these performances the students were also awarded with prizes for their participation and contribution in various sports and cultural activities round the year.

The audience was revitalized listening to the mellifluous songs such as “Hijar mein hanjon na harjaan, monkhay aitro na saarjaan”, “Munhinjay agann te aa sohna to lai nain wichayaan maan” etc sung by the students. Further in the program, students presented group dance of five fusion songs- “Koi pathar se na maaray mere diwanay ko” in contemporary cum prop act using mirror and ribbons as their prop. Students also presented Laila Majnu character in dramatic way making the atmosphere more colorful. Some students presented various popular Sindhi, Urdu & Hindi songs.

On the occasion, vice-chancellor Dr. Nazir A. Mughal said: “Participation in extra-curricular activities is must with studies for a student which will help him in the overall development of the personality. This will help him to lead a successful life in future.”

“There is no shortcut to success. Hard work is very necessary. Where success and good position is important, one must be good human being with good values to achieve and maintain it.” Dr. Mughal said.

He took notice of unavailability of library in the school and said establishment of library was the need of hour so that the students might read the books after attending their classes.

He on the occasion announced Rs. 100000/= for establishing library in the school and appealed to the officers, faculty members to donate some money from their own pockets for this noble cause.

Afterwards, the faculty members and officers of the university who were present on the spot donated Rs. 137000/=. This amount was collected within a short spin of time in the function. 

 

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SU bags Vasakh Award at 7th Vasakh Film Festival held in Lahore

JAMSHORO: The 7th Vasakh film festival came to an end in Lahore Saturday with the victory of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro as it bagged Vasakh Award on the documentary film ‘People from the unknown history’ by standing 1st in the fiesta held at the University of Education Lahore. The festival is organized annually by Interactive Resource Centre where films from Pakistan and South Asia are screened. This year, eight universities participated in the festival which includes University of Sindh Jamshoro, the Islamia University Bahawalpur, Bahauddin Zikriya University Multan, Forman Christian (FC) College University Lahore, Fatima Jinnah College Chunamandi Lahore, National College of Arts Lahore, Punjab University Lahore and SZABIST Karachi. Films from National Institute of Design Ahmadabad India and best documentaries of south Asia were also screened in the festival. A documentary film named ‘People from the unknown history’ presented by the students of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro got first position in the festival. Thusanother documentary film‘religious harmony’ from Bahawalpur University got second and ‘I hope’ from Peshawar University got third position in best documentary films’ award ceremony. On the occasion, the documentary film ‘people from the unknown history’ presented in the festival by SU students was termed as the best documentary film and Sindh University Jamshoro was given Vasakh Award which was received by Dr. Saima Shaikh and Prof. Niaz Ahmed Bhutto of dept. of sociology, University of Sindh Jamshoro. Nisar Ahmed, Curator of the festival said that the Vasakh Award had been bestowed  to ‘people from unknown history’ for depicting the struggle of men & women and the film showed the positive image of Pakistani people and was a good example of gender equity and women empowerment.  It may be noted that Vasakh Festival has been the only documentary film festival, wherein the work of university students has been showcasing for the past 6 years by the Interactive Resource Centre (IRC) in collaboration with FC College University Lahore. 

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3rd paper at SU held in peaceful manner

JAMSHORO: The semester examinations remained in progress Wednesday at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro and its campuses. The 3rd papers of various 58 departments were held in both morning & evening shifts in pleasant manner. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal paid visits to different exams’ centers in order to review the ongoing examination process. According to details, the semester examinations are continued at Sindh University Jamshoro where the 3rd paper of various 58 disciplines was taken in peaceful environment. The students expressed complete satisfaction over the placatory situation of the campus and said they were experiencing memorial moments in the varsity as there was no any tension of law and order. Talking to the students, Dr. Mughal said success could only be achieved through hard work and honesty therefore he said the students who were on roll at the university ought to gain knowledge so that they might prepare themselves for tough competitions in job market.    It may be noted that the examinations will continue till May 20, 2014 whereas the faculty members have again been asked to submit their results latest by May 31, 2014.

Announcement regarding LL.M (Final) viva voce

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examination Prof. DR. Naeem Tariq Narejo has announced that the viva voce of LL.M. (Final) Annual Examinations 2012 will be held from May 8, 2014 at the Institute of Law, University of Sindh, Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad. The candidates have been asked to appear in their viva voce examination.

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Semester exams at SU in progress amid peaceful environment

JAMSHORO: Amid peaceful atmosphere & pleasant environment, the semester examinations are in progress at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro and its campuses. The 2nd papers of various 58 departments were held Tuesday in two shifts of morning & evening in comforting manner. The examinations will continue up to May 20, 2014 whereas the faculty members have again been asked to submit their results latest by May 31, 2014. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal along with Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto & other officials visited the exams’ centers and reviewed the examination process. According to details, the semester examinations are on track at Sindh University Jamshoro where the 2nd papers of various 58 disciplines were taken in peaceful environment and pleasing situation. The students were facilitated with transportation and cold water in a bid to provide them with pacific & soothing atmosphere on the campus during their papers. Vice Chancellor Dr. MUghal all of sudden paid visit to Dr. M.A Kazi institute of chemistry, institute of mathematics & computer science, IBA & institute of plant sciences where he was received deans and directors of related departments. Talking with the students, Dr. Mughal advised them to work hard to the extent that they should get good jobs once they are in the field after pass out. He said that the faculty members were bound to submit their results latest by May 31 before the summer vacations under the resolution of syndicate so that the summer classes might be commenced in time adding that the delay in this regard will not be tolerated.

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Semester exams  get underway at SU

JAMSHORO: Amid peaceful atmosphere & pleasant environment, the semester examinations have begun at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro and its campuses on Monday wherein papers of different 58 departments were held in two shifts of morning & evening. The examinations will continue up to May 20, 2014 whereas the faculty members have been asked to submit their results latest by May 31, 2014 under the syndicate resolution. Sindh University Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto along with Controller of Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan visited the exams centers and reviewed the examination process. According to details, the semester examinations have got underway at Sindh University Jamshoro where the papers of various 58 disciplines were taken in peaceful environment and pleasing situation. The students were facilitated with transportation and cold water in a bid to provide them with pacific & soothing atmosphere on the campus during their papers. Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto along with controller Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan all of sudden paid visit to IBA where they were received by the director of the institute Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa. Dr. Khosa took them in the class rooms and they personally checked the slips of students and asked them regarding the question papers whether those were tough. The students’ joys knew no bounds seeing the varsity high-ups enquiring them about the lumpiness of the question papers. Afterwards, both the officials visited dept. of pharmacy where they were welcomed by dean of pharmacy Prof. Dr. Abdullah Dayo. Regisrar met the students and asked them regarding the arrangements for their papers. They on the occasion expressed complete satisfaction over the measures taken by the officilas concerned there.   Talking with the dean, controller said that the faculty members were bound to submit their results latest by May 31 before the summer vacations under the resolution of syndicate so that the summer classes might be commenced in time adding that the delay in this regard will not be tolerated.

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SU issues the schedule of filling-in exams forms of B.A, B.Com, B.Sc. Home Economics

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examination Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has issued the schedule for filling-in exams forms of B.A (Regular/ External), B.Com & B.Sc. (Regular) Par-I & II, M.A (Previous & Final) External, Annual Examinations of 2014. According to the schedule, the exam forms of B.A (Regular/ External), B.Com & B.Sc. (Regular) Par-I & II, M.A (Previous & Final) External, could be submitted without late fees from May 10 to June 9, 2014 and with late fees of Rs. 500 from June 10 to June 25, 2014 while with late fees of Rs. 1000 from June 26 to July 10. The forms could be submitted with late fees of Rs. 1500 from July 11 o Jul 25, with late fees of Rs. 2000 from July 26 to August 10 and with late fees of Rs. 2500 from August 11 to  the date of examination. The schedule of fees and other details are available below:

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Semester exams at SU due from today

JAMSHORO: Controller of Examinations University of Sindh (SU) Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has informed that the semester examinations will start from today on the campus which will continue up to May 20, 2014. In a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, controller said that the semester examinations will get underway from today (Monday) and the arrangements including security in this regarding had also been made. He said the faculty members had been asked to submit their results latest by May 31 before the summer vacations under the resolution of syndicate so that the summer classes might be commenced in time.

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SU spokesman clarifies semester exams to be held from May 5

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) spokesman has strongly rejected the rumours regarding postponement of semester examinations which are scheduled to be held from May 5, 2014. Saying the examinations will start on the planned date which is May 5. In a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, The spokesman said that the semester examinations will start on scheduled date and there was no question of postponement of exams. He said a man was shot dead at Sindh University Housing Society on Saturday morning who was linked with Sindh University as Professor in the news item played on air by a local TV channel. This provided the anti-university elements with the opportunity to disseminate misinformation about the examinations through mobile messages. He clarified that the semester examinations will be held on May 5, 2014 as per schedule issued earlier.

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Law & order to be maintained on the campus at any cost: VC Dr. Mughal

JAMSHORO: A high level meeting regarding maintenance of law & order was held under the chair of Vice-Chancellor University of Sindh (SU) Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal which decided to take stern action against those found involved in deteriorating peaceful environment on the campus during semester examinations which are scheduled to be held from May 5, 2014.   According to the University spokesman, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal presided over the meeting which was attended among others by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, incharge Dean of students’ affairs Dr Asad Ali Shaikh, Controller of Examinations (Semester) Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Incharge Transport Prof. Muhammad Bux Burdi, Senior Transport Officer Sajad Hussain Shah, Hostel Provost Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Brohi, Director Security Campus Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Nadeem But, Prof. Hafeez Abro and officials of Rangers as well as Police.  The meeting decided to take unyielding legal action against those elements found involved in any kind of troublemaking as well as provocative deed so as to sabotage peaceful atmosphere of exams. It also decided to impose ban on the entry of unauthorized people inside the examination centers wherein the papers will be taken. It also imposed ban on carrying any kind of arms during examinations whereas no one will be permitted to come to exams’ centers by bike and the point buses will be plied during exams from various scheduled routes to the main campus. In the meeting, the vice chancellor expressed satisfaction over the law and order situation on the campus and said no one could be allowed to create law and order problem in the university premises. Vice Chancellor vowed to maintain law and order on the campus at every cost. He directed the authorities concerned to provide the students with facilities of cold water and transport during the examinations which will start from May 5 to May 20, 2014. Dr. Mughal said the faculty members were bound to submit their exams results latest by May 31, 2014 before the summer vacations got underway adding that the delay in this regard will not be tolerated. 

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HEC lauds SU efforts of providing higher education opportunities especially in rural areas, vows to extend its full support in strengthening of the varsity & its campuses

JAMSHORO: The higher education commission (HEC) has lauded the efforts made by the University of Sindh (SU) for providing higher education opportunities especially to the poor masses belonging to the rural areas through opening up various additional campuses in different cities of the province. It clarified that during the peer review meeting held recently, the financial support to the additional campuses of the University of Sindh was not discouraged. This was told vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal by director general (P&D) of HEC Dr. M. Mazhar Saeed through a letter. The director General (P&D) of HEC Dr. M. Mazhar Saeed vowed that the HEC will continue to extend its support for development of the university and its campuses as previously. He further said that HEC had supported the University of Sindh through 18 development projects and will continue its financial support in future as well adding that the development project ‘strengthening of University of Sindh and its campuses’ is included in the Federal PSDP (HEC) for financial year 2013-14. He advised the SU authorities to expedite the submission of amended PC-1 for further processing and approval, keeping in view the time constraint. Earlier, in the meeting held at HEC office Islamabad, Sindh University Director P&D had informed the house that the project “strengthening of the University of Sindh and its Campuses” aimed at developing infrastructure through improving hostel facilities, road network, street lights, water treatment plants, sewerage system and plantation at main and sub campuses of the university. He further told the house that faculty of sub-campuses will also be strengthened through provision of 15 foreign PhD scholarships. He added that the existing infrastructure and basic facilities at University of Sindh were provided in early sixties after the university was shifted from Hyderabad to Jamshoro. The existing infrastructure is about 47-years old which needs to be rehabilitated, he said.  According to the minutes of the meeting issued, after detailed deliberation, it was recommended that the University of Sindh will focus on the development of the Main Campus at first phase and prior to initiating any new academic activities / new initiation at the campuses, land, infrastructure, qualified senior faculty, teaching labs, library, ICT infrastructure etc. be ensured as per curricula and accreditation requirements.   It was also endorsed that instead of 15 foreign PhD scholarships, indigenous PhD scholarships as per need assessment will be worked out and in the light of discussions and technical appraisal; a well-conceived modified PC-1 with need analysis will be submitted for further processing.

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Call for conducting maximum research in varsities in a bid to get objectives of higher education

JAMSHORO: The speakers in a lecture program on ‘research method’ organized by Department of Political Science, University of Sindh (SU) has stressed the need to conduct maximum research in every discipline in the universities in order to get the objectives of higher education. Otherwise, they said, there was no difference between colleges and varsities. The lecture was organized Tuesday in the Nelson Mandela Hall, Arts Faculty building of the university wherein the senior research Associate Zeenat Hisam delivered her lecture on the topic. The guest speaker Zeenat Hisam spoke about the various techniques and tools of the research, and highlighted the methods of the research in detail. She apprised the audience as to how the qualitative and quantitative research is conducted. The researcher also deliberated about the variables and different modes to conduct the research at higher level. After the lecture, the house was opened for the questions and answers in which many students showed keen interest and asked the relevant and authentic questions from guest speaker regarding the topic, which she answered in details bygiving examples and case studies. In the end, Prof. Dr. Aslam Pervez Memon said the research was only the thing to differentiate the status of colleges and universities adding that if the research may not be conducted in the varsities then there will not be any difference between them. He urged the scholars to pay proper heed towards the field of research so that the name of the University of Sindh could be sparkled. Dr. Memon on the occasion thanked the guest speaker for giving a remarkable lecture on the very important topic. He appreciated the efforts of the faculty of the Department of Political Science and congratulated them for organizing such an efficacious lecture program. Earlier, the Chairman of the Political Science Department decorated researcher Zeeshan Hisham with traditional Sindhi Shaal and presented her shield of honor. The students of PhD, M.Phil, B.S Part-IV and B.S Part III, faculty members of Political Science and International Relations Departments were among the participants.      

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Int. Mother Earth Day celebrated at SU

Call for promoting harmony with nature and the Earth in a bid to achieve balance among the economic, social and environmental needs

JAMSHORO: An awareness rally to celebrate “International Mother Earth Day” was taken out by department of geology, University of Sindh Jamshoro to remind people about the Earth and its ecosystems that provide the human being with life and sustenance. The rally was taken out from Elsa Qazi Campus which turned into a huge procession while reaching at Hyderabad Press Club (HPC).

Led by Prof. Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, a huge number of students, teachers and people from every walk of life people participated in the rally.

The rally aimed at focusing on green cities, mobilizing a millions of people to create a sustainable, healthy environment by greening communities worldwide. Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. As the urban population grows and the effects of climate change worsen, our cities have to evolve.

Addressing the rally outside HPC, Dr. Azhar Ali Shah said that Mother Earth was a common expression for the planet Earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflected the inter-dependence, existed among human beings to other living species.

He on the occasion requested the people belonging to every walk of life to raise their flamboyant voices to love the Earth.

Prof. Muhib Ali Lagari and Shaista Khan in their speeches said it was a chance for society to feel collective responsibility so as to promote harmony and love with nature at the time when they added, the planet was under threat from climate change, unsustainable exploitation of natural resources and other man-made problems.

Prof. Sujomal, the coordinator of rally said the Earth and its ecosystems were providing the dwellers with existence and wherewithal.

On the occasion, Prof. Manthar Brohi, Noor Nissa, Aleeza, Mahjbeen and others also spoke and exhorted to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.

     

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The date of filling-in exams forms of M.A/ M.Sc/ M.Com extended

 JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examination Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has extended the last date of filling-in exams forms of M.A / M.Sc/ M.Com. (Previous & Final) Post Graduate Classes (College Side), Annual Examinations 2013 up to May 6, 2014 without late fees. According to a press statement issued here from P.R. Section, the exam forms of M.A / M.Sc/ M.Com. (Previous & Final) could now be submitted by May 6, 2014 without late fees while with late fees of Rs. 1000 the forms could be filled from May 7 to May 22, 2014. The statement further said that exam forms could be submitted from May 23 to the date of examination with late fees of Rs. 2500. The schedule of fees and other details are available below…..

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Founder’s week Celebrations begin at SU

JAMSHORO: The Director, Allama Ghulam Mustafa Qasimi Chair, University of Sindh (SU), Prof. Dr. Kazi Khadim Hussain on Monday inaugurated the founder’s week by planting a sapling in front of the Arts Faculty. The founder’s week is being celebrated to pay homage to renowned scholar and philosopher Allama I. I. Kazi on his 46th death anniversary. Deans of various faculties, heads of institutes and departments, teachers and students of the university attended the inaugural ceremony. On the first day of founder’s week, a seminar was organized at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of Arts Faculty Building wherein the intellectuals and academicians termed Allama I.I. Kazi as a great scholar, educationist and philosopher.  Delivering his presidential lecture, Dr. Kazi Khadim said that Allama I.I. Kazi was not only founder vice-chancellor of Sindh University but also leader of modern Sindhi education. He added that seminars might be organized from time to time so as to keep alive the philosophy of Allama I.I Kazi and the chair established after his name must be kept functioning. Chairman, Sindhi Department Prof. Dr. Anwar Figar Hakro said while reading his research paper on Allama that the founder of SU led his life in reading the books, writing for the nation and observing the things. Sahar Imdad said that the viewpoint of Allama seemed to be the additional philosophical direction of Shah Jo Risalo (the book of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai). She said that Allama always tried his best to change the fate of Muslims in sub-continent with his enlightened behavior and stunning idiosyncrasy. PhD scholar Azfar Memon said three things welfare of people, social change and human development were the objectives of Allama’s life adding that he always thought about the uplift of education in the province in an attempt to fulfill his dream of seeing the nation as developed one. Paying rich tribute to Allama Kazi, another scholar Naira Larik said that I.I. Kazi had metaphysical relationships with Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai rather than fundamental & natural devotion. Terming the message of Allama as gateway to progress and welfare for new generation, Dean Faculty of Arts Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal stressed the need of publishing books on the lives of Allama I.I. Kazi and other scholars in order to introduce their messages among the youngsters. On the occasion, the Advisor Bureau of STAGS Prof. Muhammad Yousif Pardesi announced to get the books on Allama’s life published free of cost if there were any with some research scholars. The celebrations including book fairs, planting saplings and organizing edifying seminars by the bureau of students’ tutorial, guidance/counseling services & co-curricular activities (STAGS) would continue till April 27. The Institute of Sindhology displayed its books at the fair organized at the varsity. According to Advisor Bureau of STAGS Muhammad Yousif Pardesi, various programs will be held after teaching hours, which include lectures at Urdu, Sindhi and Economics departments.

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Dr. Abbasi appointed as acting Director of I.T Institute

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Administration has appointed Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences as acting Director of institute of information technology (I.T), University of Sindh Jamshoro. He resumed his charge. According to details, Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi has been appointed as acting director of the institute of information technology after the retirement of Dr. Asad Ali Shaikh. On the occasion, Dr. Abbasi said that he will be working for the betterment of institute and students adding that he would prepare the students of I.T for the competition in job market so that they could sweep maximum jobs once they will enter in practical life.

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SU to organize inter-departmental debate competitions 2014 from April 22

JAMSHORO: The Adviser Bureau of STAGS University of Sindh (SU) Prof. Muhammad Yousif Pardesi has announced that the inter-departmental debate competition-2014 in all three languages English, Urdu & Sindhi will be held from April 22, 2014 at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of arts faculty, Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro. According to his announcement, all debates will consist of two topics one serious & second one humorous. Thus, English debate on serious topic “the fall of education is fall of the nation” and humorous topic “thanks God! I am a bachelor” will take place on April 22. Similarly, Urdu debate on serious topic “the pen is mightier than sword” and humorous topic “Oh! It happens too” will be held on April 23 and Sindhi debate on serious topic “training is equally important with education” & humorous topic “whatever I talk, will tell the truth” on the next day April 24, 2014. The adviser bureau of students’ tutorial, guidance/counseling services & co-curricular activities (STAGS) has advised the heads of all departments to send their nomination of two students for both topics latest by April 21, 2014. 

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SU inter-department games: CHPE stands first in all 3 tournaments

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) boys’ inter-department games concluded here with enthralling competitions. Centre for Health & Physical Education (CHPE) remained on top in all three games cricket, badminton & table tennis. According to Director Sports (Boys) Muhammad Akram Ansari, Centre for health & physical education got first positions in cricket, badminton & table tennis and institute of mathematics & computer science (IMCS) stood 2nd in cricket, department of statistics got 2nd position in badminton whereas department of pharmacy obtained 2nd position in table tennis. Thus, dept. of international relations, dept. of pharmacy and dept. of statistics got 3rd positions in cricket, badminton & table tennis respectively.

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New body of SU Officers’ welfare association elected

SUOWA calls for unity in a bid to foil the plots against it

 JAMSHORO: An important meeting of executive council of Sindh University Officers’ Welfare Association (SUOWA) was held in the senate hall of administrative block, Sindh University Jamshoro which elected a new body with the pledge to keep the association functioning in letter & spirit, work honestly and bury the differences if there were any amongst the officers in the best interest of the varsity. The Executive Council of SUOWA condemned the action of the person who on a fake letter pad of the association wrote a complaint letter to CM House so as to defame SUOWA. It also appealed to the chief minister Sindh to take stern action against elements involved in the conspiracy. The meeting of executive council unanimously elected Ghulam Murtaza Siyal as President of the association. Thus Ghulam Nabi Kaka was elected Vice President, Syed Sajad Shah General Secretary, Rafiq Solangi Joint Secretary, Mola Bux Rind Finance Secretary and Abdul Majeed Panhwar was elected Press Secretary consistently.  Similarly the newly elected executive council consists of Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Sajid Qayoom Memon, Muhammad Mashooq Siddique, Ghulam Hyder Lashari, Razia Tariq, Miss Mukhtiar Bhatti, Ali Gohar Noohani, Ali Akbar Jalbani, Aziz Rustmani and Mian Ahmed Aleem Pasha. In the meeting, the newly elected body of Sindh University Officers Welfare Association (SUOWA) took the oath and vowed on the occasion to do whatever they could for the uplift of the university. While addressing the ceremony the newly elected president Ghulam Murtaza Siyal said that he along with his team will leave no stone unturned to work in the best interest of the officers. Because according to him officers can contribute more in leading the university to the right direction, progress & development only when they would be provided opportunities to work free of tensions.   He said officers, employees and management should work together for development and expansion of the university. He assured the officers that all their genuine demands would be conveyed to the authorities at the earliest. Vice President Ghulam Nabi Kaka said the association will foil the conspiracies made against the officers from time to time adding that the culture of leg-pulling at the university will be buried forever.  In the meeting the raffling process also took place in a bid to declare the name of the lucky officer who will be sent Saudi Arab to perform Hajj on the expenses of the association. The name of Computer Programmer Junaid Fazulani luckily became manifest in raffling while Muhammad Mashooq Siddiqui’s name materialized as alternate candidate. The meeting also approved that Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan would also go to perform hajj this year as Saima Naz Wighio had refused to travel to Saudia for hajj at the last moment and he could not avail of the slot being her alternate candidate last year. The executive council condemned the behavior of the person who on the fake latter head of SUOWA wrote a cantankerous letter to CM House and tried his best to defame and plot a plot against the officers of the varsity. It also appealed to the Sindh chief Minister to take unyielding action against those conspirators involved in it. Among others SU Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Director Admissions Akhtar Ahmed Memon, Mushtaq Ahmed Memon, Manzoor Panhwar, Qadir Bux Saharan and Asif Khero also attended the ceremony.

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 46th death anniversary of Allama I.I. Kazi observed at SU

JAMSHORO: The 46th death anniversary of Allama Imdad Ali Imam Ali Kazi (I.I. Kazi), founder vice chancellor of the University of Sindh, was observed on Sunday at the Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro. Accompanied by officers, faculty members, employees and students, registrar SU Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto led the wreath-laying ceremony. He lauded the services of the late scholar rendered for establishment of the University of Sindh at Jamshoro with immense planning and striving to provide the youth with higher education. He said that Allama I.I.Kazi, apart from Vice Chancellor, was a great scholar, philosopher and expert on education, teachings of Islam and explaining poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. Registrar further said that during his life, Allama I.I.Kazi used to deliver a lecture every week on different topics for the learning and education of youth studying on the campus. He said that the University had been commemorating and observing death anniversaries of Allama Kazi for 46 years on regular basis and every year he said new group of audience came to learn about him and the efforts he made for education.   “We must remember the people who dedicate their lives for the betterment of society through education and innovation”, Registrar Bhutto said. He said that Sindh University was on the way to progress under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal. Mr. Bhutto added that the law and order situation was better on the campus and it will never be compromised. He said the peaceful academic activities were in full swing on the campus and the semester exams will be held on scheduled time adding that the summer classes will be ensured this year under the guideline of vice chancellor Dr. Mughal.

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Semester exams at affiliated public sector colleges due from April 15

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) controller of semester examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has informed that the semester examinations of B.C.S Part-I, II & III at affiliated public sector colleges will be held from April 15, 2014. According to press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the semester exams of BCS Part-I, II & III (second semester) at all affiliated govt. colleges including Government Nuzrat Girls College Hyderabad, Govt. Zubeda Girls College Hyderabad, Govt. Boys Degree College Kali Mori Hyderabad, Govt. Girls College Qasimabad, Govt. Shah Latif Girls College Latifabad, Govt. Ibn-e-Rushid Girls College Mirpurkhas and Govt. Girls Degree College Tando Jan Muhammad, will commence from April 15, 2014 which will conclude on April 28, 2014. The further details and time table is available on the varsity website usindh.wordpress.com.                                —————————————————————————————–

SU Bureau of STAGS arranges blood donation camp on April 16

JAMSHORO: A one day blood donation camp (Screening/ Grouping Test) will be arranged at Sindh University (SU) under the auspicious of Bureau of Students Tutorial/Counseling Services & Co-Curricular Activities (STAGS) in collaboration with the Hilal-e-Ahmar Fatimid Foundation on April 16, 2014. According to Director Bureau of STAGS Muhammad Mashooque Siddiqui, the blood donation camp (screening / grouping test) will be arranged at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium, Arts Faculty Building University of Sindh at 9.30 am which will continue till 2.00 pm. Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences will inaugurate the blood donation camp. The interested faculty members & students (male & female) who want to donate blood have been asked to visit the camp.    

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Board of Studies of Institute of Physics to meet on April 14

 JAMSHORO: A meeting of the Board of Studies of the Institute of Physics has been convened on April 14, 2014 at 11:30 am in the office of Director of the institute Prof. Dr. Akhtar Hussain Mughal wherein the pre-requisite for admission in 4-year B.S (Physics) Program & other matters would be deliberated. According to a press statement issued here by the director of the institute, the meeting will also recommend the panels of examiners for M.Sc. physics previous & final, theory/ practical as well as BSc Part-I & II, physics, theory/ practical for annual examinations 2013 & 2014 respectively. Among others Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shaikh, Prof. Dr. Irfan Ali Memon, Dr. Riaz Hussain Murree, Dr. Abdul Hussain Shah Bukhari, Dr. Nusrat Jamil, Dr. Najam Shaikh and Dr. Bilal Rasool will participate in the meeting.

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SU wins inter-university boxing championship amid mesmerizing competitions

JAMSHORO: Amid unyielding boxing competitions of all kg categories, Sindh University (SU) has succeeded to defend its title by winning All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Championship 2014, which was organized at University of Sindh Jamshoro in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad. The boxing championship continued 3 days.

On the last day, Sindh University (SU) acquired 5 gold medals, 3 silvers and 1 bronze medal and it was given 95 points in all kg categories. Thus SU was declared as top in the boxing competitions and was termed as boxing champion in All Pakistan inter-university boxing championship-2014.

Punjab University (PU) Lahore got second position as it obtained 65 points by sweeping 2 gold medals, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals in the mega event. University of Central Punjab (UCP) was given third position as it got 55 points with 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 3 bronze medals. In the mega event, Karachi University (KU) got 40 points with 1 gold medal, 1 silver and 3 bronze medal and made it place on number 4. Again Balochistan University (BU) Quetta got 25 points with 1 gold and 1 silver medal in the event but its boxer Mohsin Khan was declared as best boxer in the event in 60kg category and was awarded accordingly. According to details of the final competitions, boxer Shahzor Kachhi of KU got gold medal by defeating Syed Mahroz of SU in 49kg category whereas Denial of PU & Muzamil Usman of UCP acquired bronze medals. In 52kg category, Syed Waqar of SU got gold medal, Shahryar Kachhi of KU silver while Kaleem Hanif of Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tandojam and Sadam Hussain of PU received bronze medals. In 56kg category, Alaf Arsalan of SU god gold medal, Shahzeb of UCP silver whereas Hamdam Ali of Sir Syed University (SUU) Karachi and Shahzeb Manzoor of Superior University (SUL) Lahore got bronze medals. In 60kg category, Tahir Ansari of SU Jamshoro got gold medal, Mohsin Khan of BU silver whereas Babar Ali of Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur and Hamza Fayaz of PU succeeded to sweep bronze medal. In 69kg category, Aamir Khan of PU got gold medal, Mohammad Zubair of International Islamic University (IIU) Islamabad silver while Aimal Khan of KU and Zubair Ahmed Brohi of SU got bronze medal. In 75kg category, Tahir Khan of SU got gold medal, Sufiyan Prince of UCP silver while Rafaq Sarwar of Peshawer University (PU) Peshawar and Qasim Butt Islamic University (IU) Bahawalpur got bronze medals. In 81kg category, Zulqarnain of UCP got gold medal, Wasim Salim of PU silver while Syed Ali of SSU and Abi Jozi Khan of KU received bronze medal. In 91kg category, Imran Khan of SU got gold, Junaid Mushtaq of PU silver while Shariq of SSU and Maz Ahmed of KU got bronze medals. In 91+kg category, Mohammad Arsalan of PU got gold medal, Abdul Wahid Kakar of BU silver while Qasim Hassan of UCP and Zulfiqar of SAU got bronze medals respectively. On the occasion, Director Sports SU Dr. Akram Ansari, PVC SU Bhit Shah campus Prof. Dr. Aslam Parvez Memon, SU Boys Hostel Provost Dr. Imdadullah Brohi, principal Dr. N. A Baloch Model School Hyderabad Ahsan Shah Rashidi, Prof. Abdul Sattar Gopang, SU spokesman Nadir Ali Mugheri, Secretary Pakistan Boxing Federation Mohammad Akram Khan and Ajved Ahmed Bhatti decorated the triumphant boxers with medals whereas vice chairman SU sports board Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khoso handed over trophies of 1st 2nd & 3rd positions to the boxers.

 

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Inter-university boxing: Seven varsities including SU qualifies for final

JAMSHORO: All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Championship 2014, organized by the Directorate of Sports, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro in collaboration with Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF), is underway at Hyder Bux Pavilion of the University of Sindh Jamshoro wherein semi final boxing competitions held on Sunday. Seven universities including Sindh University (SU), Karachi University (KU), University of Central Punjab (UCP), Punjab University (PU), Balochistan University (BU) Quetta, Iqra University (IU) Karachi, International Islamic University (IIU) Islamabad remained unbeatable in semi final competitions and qualified for the final which will be played today in different kg categories.

On 2nd day, the semi finals took place; the boxers of Sindh University won their bouts, and qualified for the final. Thus University of Central Punjab (UCP), Karachi University (KU), Punjab University (PU), Sir Syed University Karachi (SSU), Balochistan University (BU), Iqra University (IU) Karachi and Islamic University (IU) Bahawalpur were declared as successful in semi final competitions in different KG weight category to qualify for the final.

Boxers who won their bouts and qualified for the finals of the 49kg category are: Syed Mahroz of SU and Sheroz Kachi of KU. Those who qualified for the final from the 52kg category are: Syed Waqar of SU and Shehryar Kacchi of KU. From the 56kg category, Alf Arsalan of SU and Shahzeb of UCP won their bouts and qualified for the finals. Again, Tahir Ansari of SU and Mohsin Khan of BU qualified for the final in the 60kg competition after winning their semi final bouts. In the 64kg, M. Hussain of SU and M. Adnan of Iqra University qualified for the finals. In the 69kg category, Mohammad Zubair of IIU Islamabad and Aamir Khan of PU won heir bouts. Thus, from the 75kg category, Tahir Khan of SU and Safian Prince of UCP qualified for the final. From the 81kg category, Wasim Salim of PU and Zulfiqar Nain of UCP won their bouts. In the 91kg category, Imran Khan of SU and Junaid Mushtaq of PU defeated their arch-rivals in the semi final. Similarly, in the 91+ (above 91) category, Abdul Waheed of BU and Mohammad Arsalan Azam of PU declared successful in their bouts. On the occasions, among others Director Sports SU Mohammad Akram Ansari, Deputy Director Sports SU Ajved Ahmed Bhatti, SU Spokesman Nadir Ali Mugheri, officials of PBF and a large number of spectators were present. The final competitions will be held today at Hyder Bux Jatoi pavilion of the University of Sindh. Commissioner Hyderabad division Jamal Mustafa Syed would participate as chief guest at the closing ceremony.

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Inter-university boxing underway at SU

JAMSHORO: All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Championship 2014, organized by the Directorate of Sports, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro in collaboration with Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF), is in full swing at Hyder Bux Pavilion of the varsity.

Prof Dr Imamuddin Khosa, vice chairman of Sindh University Sports Board, was the chief guest at the opening ceremony. Among others, Prof. Dr. Aslam Parvez Memon PVC SU Bhit Shah Campus, Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro PVC SU Laar Campus Badin, Akram Ansari, Direcotor SU Sports, Ajved Bhatti Deputy Director Sports SU, officials of PBF and a large number of students were also present on the occasion. On 1st day, the all boxers of Sindh University won their bouts, and qualified for the semi finals. Thus University of Central Punjab (UCP), Superior University Lahore (SUL), Karachi University (KU), Punjab University (PU), Agriculture University Faisalabad (AUF), Sir Syed University Karachi (SSU), Balochistan University (BU), Iqra University (IU) Karachi, Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur and Islamic University (IU) Bahawalpur were declared as successful in first session in different KG weight category.  Boxers who won their bouts and qualified for the semi-finals of the 49kg category are: S. Manzoor Ali of SU, Muzamil Usama of CUP, Daniyal Khan of PU and Sheroz Kacchi of KU. Those who qualified for the last-four from the 52kg category are: Shehryar Kacchi of KU, Syed Waqar of SU and Sadam Hussain of PU. From the 56kg category, Shahbaz Manzoor of SUL, Rashid Khan of KU, Alf Arsalan of SU, Hamdan Ali of SSU and Shahzeb of UCP won their bouts and qualified for the semi-finals.   Hamza Fayaz of PU, Babar Ali of SALU, Tahir Ansari of SU and Mohsin Khan of BU qualified for the last-four stage in the 60kg competition. In the 64kg, M. Hussain of SU, Bilal Malik of UCP, Tahir Abbas of IU Bahawalpur and M. Adnan of Iqra University qualified for the semi-finals.          In the 69kg category, M. Hussain Yasin of AUF, Aamir Khan of PU and Badil Khan of SUL qualified for the pre-finals. The final competitions will be held on Sunday in the evening at Hyder Bux Jatoi pavilion of the University of Sindh. Commissioner Hyderabad division Jamal Mustafa Syed would participate as chief guest at the closing ceremony.

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Inter-university boxing championship due from tomorrow

JAMSHORO: All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Championship 2014 organized by the Directorate of Sports, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro in collaboration with Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) will start from tomorrow (April 4) which will continue by April 6, 2014 wherein 27 universities across the country have reached at Jamshoro to take part in this mega events. The preparations of the event have been concluded.

According to details, all Pakistan Inter-University boxing championship 2014 organized under the auspicious of University of Sindh Jamshoro is going to start today with over 100 boxers who belong to 27 different universities which include Peshawar University, Superior University Lahore, University of Central Punjab, Karachi University, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Punjab University Lahore, Govt. College University Lahore, Govt. College University Faisalabad, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro, Vetenary University Lahore, Bannu University, Comsat University Islamabad, Kohat University, Abdul Wali Khan University Mansahra, IQRA University Karachi, Bahauddin Zakria University Multan, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Agriculture University Faisalabad, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Bahria University Islamabad, Agriculture University Peshawar, University of Sindh Jamshoro and Islamia International University Islamabad will take part in the event.

Boxers who won their bouts and qualified for the semi-finals will play final on April 6 at University of Sindh and the winner team members will be awarded on the occasion by the chief guest Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed. Director Sports Dr. Akram Ansari in this regard told that he had held a meeting with the officials of Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) who apprised him to send referees and judges from different parts of the country. He said the participant team members will be accommodated at SU foreign faculty hostel & Hyderabad Club for which the arrangements were finalized. Deputy Director Sports Ajved Ahmed Bhatti said that Sindh University had won a bronde medal for Pakistan in international universities’ boxing championship organized in Turkey in 2003 and this time, he said SU will defend the title by winning the final of this mega event.

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Inter-university boxing to begin on April 4 at SU

JAMSHORO: The All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Championship 2014 will be organized by the Directorate of Sports, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro in collaboration with Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) that will start from April 4 to 6, 2014 wherein 27 universities across the country have ensured their participation in this mega event. The preparations of the event have been finalized.

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Nazir A. Mughal would inaugurate the championship on April 4 whereas Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed would participate as chief guest at the closing ceremony on April 6. According to details, all Pakistan Inter-University boxing championship 2014 is being organized under the auspicious of University of Sindh Jamshoro. A total number of 27 teams of various universities Peshawar University, Superior University Lahore, University of Central Punjab, Karachi University, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Punjab University Lahore, Govt. College University Lahore, Govt. College University Faisalabad, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro, Vetenary University Lahore, Bannu University, Comsat University Islamabad, Kohat University, Abdul Wali Khan University Mansahra, IQRA University Karachi, Bahauddin Zakria University Multan, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Agriculture University Faisalabad, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Bahria University Islamabad, Agriculture University Peshawar, University of Sindh Jamshoro and Islamia International University Islamabad will take part in the event. Boxers who won their bouts and qualified for the semi-finals will play final on April 6 at University of Sindh and the winner team members will be awarded on the occasion. Director Sports Dr. Akram Ansari in this regard told that he had held a meeting with the officials of Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) who apprised him to send referees and judges from different parts of the country. He said the participant team members will be accommodated at SU foreign faculty hostel & Hyderabad Club for which the arrangements were finalized. Deputy Director Sports Ajved Ahmed Bhatti said that Sindh University had won a bronde medal for Pakistan in international universities’ boxing championship organized in Turkey in 2003 and this time, he said SU will defend the title by winning the final of this mega event.

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Youth Entrepreneurs Festival 2014 held at SU

JAMSHORO: A one day “Youth Entrepreneurs Festival 2014” was organized by the Institute of Business Administration, University of Sindh Jamshoro to create awareness among the new students of Business Administration and provide them with a platform to link their theoretical ideas with the practical approach. While chief guest of the Entrepreneur Festival Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa appreciated the efforts of students and teachers of IBA University of Sindh on organizing such an enormous festival.

Chief Guest of the festival, Prof. Dr. lmamuddin Khosa, Director IBA University of Sindh and Guest of Honor Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad Jamali, Dean Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration SU inaugurated the Youth Entrepreneurs Festival 2014.

A large number of students from various departments of Sindh University, Mehran Engineering University, Liaquat Medical University Jamshoro, ISRA University Hyderabad, University of Karachi, Quaid-e-Awam Engineering Nawabshah participated in the festival. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the festival, Director IBA University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa congratulated the organizer & faculty member Sami Shaikh for his countless efforts to organize the festival and said, today, IBA had achieved another milestone by organizing the Entrepreneur Festival on the Campus adding that earlier this year, IBA had organized International Conference on Business & Economic which was admired by the participants.  He said that it was necessary to pay heed towards practical work except studying theoretical subjects. He hoped that the festival will help students increase their professional skills. Dr. Khosa said that entrepreneur’s festival provided a platform to the students to link their theoretical ideas with the practical world approach adding that it also helped students to reveal their innovation and creativity. “Through these sorts of festivals students develop their entrepreneur’s skills by expressing their new business ideas; I am sure this festival will also encourage the girls to involve themselves into the business activities by contributing their efforts and resources in different industries like textile, garments & other business etc” he maintained.  Dr. Khosa said such entrepreneur’s festivals will boost the Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) conceptualization of the students to be the owner of their own bread and butter. On the occasion the organizer of the festival Sami Shaikh said that the festival also attracted the people belonging to different walk of life specially females and children to visit the stalls of students and that how they sold out their products.  “I am very delighted that our students have set the various entrepreneur businesses stalls in the youth entrepreneur festival on the campus with its stellar line-up of innovative business”. Mr. Shaikh said.

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UK University offers scholarships to SU students  

JAMSHORO: The University of Warwick (UoW) United Kingdom has offered to award 5 lac pounds in scholarships to Sindh University (SU) students commencing study on full-time MSc programs beginning in September 2014 on its campus. According to Warwick Pakistan Representative Saima Asghar Riaz, to be eligible for the scholarships, students must submit an MSc application and have a conditional or unconditional offer first. The deadline for scholarships application is May 20, 2014 at 9.00 am UK time. She further said that the students of Sindh University could visit the UoW’s official website http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/entry/finance/    to apply online. On the other hand, SU Advisor Bureau of Students Tutorial, Guidance/ Counseling Services & Co-Curricular Activities (STAGS) Prof. Muhammad Yousif Pardesi has advised the students studying in various disciplines to apply in no time as to get scholarship for doing Master of Science (MSc) in UK.

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Two armed men carryout cracker attack on SU official’s residence, SUOA condemns the assault

JAMSHORO: Two armed men carried out a cracker attack on the residence of Nadeem Butt, PA to Vice Chancellor of Sindh University (SU) early in the morning on Thursday. No one was wounded in the attack, carried out by two suspects riding a motorcycle.

SU vice chancellor’s personal assistant Nadeem Butt said in a similar attack last Monday; two suspects riding a motorcycle had fired shots on his house. An FIR (46/2014) was lodged with the Jamshoro police station the same day, he said.

Mr. Butt said that in the latest attack on his house, two suspects riding a motorcycle lobbed a cracker into his house, situated in the Sindh University Employees Housing Society, Phase-1, at around 5am. It exploded in the lawn damaging a chair & some other furniture, he said.

He told that the police guard and his personal security guard deployed at the house sprang into action and one of them fired some shots on the fleeing assailants. He said the guards believed that one of the attackers was wounded.

Mr. Butt held the Jeay Sindh Student Federation (JSSF), the student wing of the JSMM, responsible for the attacks, arguing that activists of the group had continuously been trying to force him and other SU officials to favour them in granting admission to their friends, accommodating outsiders in hostels, pay ‘protection money’ and to meet certain other illegal demands.

Taking notice of their activities, he said, the SU administration had taken strict measures to protect students and employees.

Jamshoro Police said that soon after the cracker attack, police raided one of the SU hostels and carried out a search operation. Three pistols, one laptop as well as banners and literature of the JSMM were seized during the operation, he added.

SU registrar Ghulam Mohammad Bhutto and the university officers’ association leaders Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Abdul Majeed Panhwar and others condemned the attack and demanded arrest of the attackers.

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SU declares results of M.A (Previous) JAMSHORO: Controller of Examinations (Annual) University of Sindh, Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has declared the results of annual examinations-2013 M.A Previous in various subjects. According to details, a total number of 9203 candidates were appeared in the annual examination of M.A (Previous) in Economics, Political Science, Islamic Culture, Sociology, English, Sindhi, Urdu, International Relations, Muslim History and General History out of them 7824 candidates declared as pass while 859 as fail. The results of 196 candidates withheld owing to various reasons, 2 cancelled while 322 candidates remained absent in the examination. 2nd PhD seminar of chemistry scholar to be held on March 27 JAMSHORO: The 2nd PhD seminar of scholar Malik Alamgir of chemistry department will be held on March 27 in video conference room adjacent to the office of Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Sindh Jamshoro at about 11 a.m. The Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi in this regard told that Dr. Muhammad Yar Khuhawar and Dr. Saima Memon were the supervisor & co-supervisor of the scholar Malik Alamgir. The scholar will deliver his lecture on the topic “Spectroscopic and HPLC Determination of Pharmaceutical Compounds having Guaidino Group by Derivatization”. He will also defend his topic during questions & answers session. Final M. Phil seminar of SU scholar due on March 27 JAMSHORO: The final M. Phil seminar of Sindh University (SU) scholar Muhammad Yahya Gilal of chemistry department will be held on March 27 at 10.30 am in video conference room next to the office of Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Sindh Jamshoro. According to Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Dr. Muhammad Yar Khuhawar and Dr. Amber Solangi are the supervisor & co-supervisor of the scholar Muhammad Yahya Gilal respectively. The scholar will speak about his research topic “Voltametric determination of pharmaceutical preparations containing Guanidino functional grouping”.   In the last he will reply to the queries of participants. SU Prof. Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed gets Gold Medal for his outstanding research contributions JAMSHORO: Associate Professor of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Mahar has been conferred upon the National Award of Prof. Dr. Mirza Azhar Bed Gold Medal 2014 as a “young researcher” below 45-age for having made outstanding research contributions in the field of fisheries in the country through various projects. According to the press statement of SU spokesman Nadir Ali Mugheri, the zoological society of Pakistan (ZSP) presented the national award (which is in form of gold medal) to Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Mahar, associate professor, Department of Freshwater Biology & Fisheries, University of Sindh in recognition of his research contributions in the field of fisheries on the occasion of inaugural ceremony of 34th conference of Pakistan Congress of Zoology (International) on Thursday held at Bahaudin Zakria University (BZU) Multan. Dr. Mahar born in District Shikarpur of Sindh conducted research on fisheries potentials of lakes in the country especiallyManchar, Keenjhar, Haleji, Chotiary and Bakar lakes in Sindh received the award in persons from Prof. Dr. Syed Khawaja Alqama, the vice chancellor of Bahauddin Zakria University (BZU) Multan and President Zoological Society of Pakistan Prof. Dr. A.R. Shakoori, Professor Emeritus. He was also given honor to chair the academic session of the congress as co-chairman in the conference held at BZU Multan. Dr. Mahar is below 45 years old therefore he was termed as young researcher in the congress. He did his PhD in 2004. He has also worked on the position of Fisheries Specialist in Sindh Coastal Community Development Project, Government of Sindh for the period of one year in 2010. Later, he resumed the charge of the post of Project Director Fisheries in Livestock & Fisheries Department up to 2013. Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Mahar is currently working as associate professor in BPS-20 at Sindh University and produced many M. Phil degree scholars. His 38 research papers have been published in international journals of good reputation. Dr Nazir A. Mughal, the vice chancellor of Sindh University congratulated Dr. Mahar for winning the National Award of Prof. Dr. Mirza Azhar Bed Gold Medal 2014.

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Seminar on career counseling to be held on Oct 23

JAMSHORO: A one day seminar titled “career counseling/ guidance for pharmacist” will be organized on October 23, 2014 at University of Sindh Jamshoro.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili will be the chief guest and Deputy Director (E&M) DRAP; Karachi will participate as guest of honor.

According to Dean Faculty of Pharmacy Prof. Dr. Abdullah Dayo, the seminar will be organized in main auditorium hall of faculty of pharmacy at 10 am on Oct 23.

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Inaugural ceremony of website to be held on tomorrow

JAMSHORO: The inaugural ceremony of the website of Dr. Riffat Sultana will be held tomorrow (October 21) at the auditorium hall, department of zoology University of Sindh Jamshoro.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili would inaugurate the website in the ceremony at about 1:00 pm.

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4901 candidates appear in SU entry test

JAMSHORO: As many as 4,901 candidates including 2310 female students appeared in the pre-admission entry test for the Masters and M.S/ M. Phil programmes announced by University of Sindh (SU) for the academic year 2015 held at the Arts Faculty Building of Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro here on Sunday.

 The entrance test, which started at 11 am, was held peacefully under tight security. Out of 4,901 candidates, 768 girls for Master’s degree programs & a record number of 1542 female students applied for the admissions to M.S/ M. Phil.

 According to details, as many as 2508 candidates for admissions to master’s degree programs appeared at SU Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro while 266 candidates took part in masters’ entry test at additional campuses in Dadu, Larkana, Badin, Thatta and Bhitshah.

For the admissions to M.S/ M. Phil, a record number of 1542 female and 585 male candidates (2127 in total) appeared for the test at Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro.  The entrance test was taken by Sindh University Testing Centre (SUTC) simultaneously on all the campuses for master’s degree program and it was only taken on Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro for M.S/ M. Phil.

 The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili visited the venue where the pre-entry test was being conducted. He expressed his pleasure over the presence of a huge number of candidates willing to get admission in the alma mater.

 Visiting the different seating areas of the centre to monitor the process and ensure transparency, SU Vice-Chancellor told journalists that “out of the total registration of 5,000 candidates, 4901 aspirants appeared in the test for admissions in over 50 disciplines of social sciences, natural sciences, pharmacy, Islamic culture, commerce & business administration and humanities.

 He said that the candidates were advised to reach the examination halls latest by 8am along with their admit cards together with other necessary articles to use during the test. Entry into the campus was subject to the security check at the main gate. Parents or guardians were directed to the enclosure reserved for them, he informed the media.

He said that SU will attract the students from all sections of the society as it was situated in a prime location of the province. “The University has a large number of experienced and qualified faculty members who are working with dedication & utmost devotion to produce manpower for capacity building to serve at national & international level”, he said.

Among others, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Deans of all the faculties including Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Prof. Dr. Parvaiz Pathan, Dr. Anwar Khan Pathan, Dr. Javed Iqbal, Dr. Abdullah Dayo, Dr. Noor Ahmed Jamali, Dr. Parveen Munshi, Directors of Institutes Dr. Imamuddin Khoso, Dr. Saleem Chandio, Dr. Mehmood Mughal, Controllers of Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo, Hostel Provost Dr. Imdad Ali Brohi and Murtaza Khoso.

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Pre Entry test for Masters, M. Phil due today at SU

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro is going to conduct Pre-Entry Test today (Oct 19) for admissions to Masters and M.S/ M. Phil degree programs for the session 2015 at Arts Faculty Building, Allama I.I Kazi Campus and it’s all campuses simultaneously wherein over 4903 candidates for both programs will appear.

The candidates have been asked to reach the concerned campuses one an hour before the fixed time so that they may be able to find their seats through their roll numbers easily.

On the other hand, the University Administration has made foolproof security arrangements. It also finalized the suitable seating arrangement, waiting area for parents as well as relatives and parking for the vehicles to be brought by the candidates and their parents.

Similarly, the point buses will be plied from Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad, Market, City Gate, Latifabad No. 5 & 7, Agriculture Complex, Qasimabad, Nasim Nagar, Kotri & Jamshoro Phattak at about 7.30 am sharply for bringing the candidates to the campus.

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Pre Entry test for Masters, M. Phil at SU to be held on Oct 19

JAMSHORO: The Pre-Entry Test for admissions to Master’s degree programs & M. Phil at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro will be conducted on October 19, 2014.

According to details, the pre-entry test for admissions to various Master’s degree programs will be held at Arts Faculty Building of the University of Sindh and its campuses simultaneously wherein over 6000 candidates will appear to try their luck.

Similarly the candidates, who are interested to be enrolled as research scholar to do their M. Phil in different 50 disciplines, will be able to appear in the test on the same date which is October 19 (Sunday).

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SU approves 14 PhD, 15 MPhil degrees in different disciplines

JAMSHORO: The Advanced Studies and Research Board (ASRB) of the University of Sindh has approved to award degrees of M. Phil and PhD to 29 scholars who have successfully completed their research in different disciplines of science, social sciences, Islamic culture and humanities.

The approval was given at the 119th meeting of the advanced studies and research board (ASRB) presided over by Vice-chancellor Prof Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili here on Wednesday.

The meeting was attended by pro-vice chancellors & deans of different faculties, nominees of syndicate as well as academic council Dr. Abdullah Dayo, Dr. Parveen Munshi, Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Dr. Parvez Ahmed Pathan, Dr. Syed Javed Iqbal, Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Lakho, Dr. Faryal Almani, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dean Research & Graduate Studies Dr. Saleha Parveen, Muhammad Nawaz Narejo, Dr. Hakim Ali Kanasero, Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Aslam Parvaiz Memon & controller of annual examinations Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo.

On the occasion, Dean, Research & Graduate Studies Prof. Dr. Saleha Parveen presented the agenda item wise.

It approved to award 14 PhD degrees to Khalid Noor Panhwar in public administration, Ayaz Hussain Qadri in zoology, Tahira Jabeen Umrani in zoology, Qadeer Khan Panhwar in analytical chemistry, Yasmeen Junejo in analytical chemistry, Syed Akhtar Adil Shah in physical education, Santosh Kumar Chand in sociology, Afshan Naz Memon in Islamic culture, Allah Wasayo Dakhan in Sindhi, Abdul Jabbar Kandhro in chemistry, Ghulam Dastaghir Achakzai in fresh water biology & fisheries, Soniha Aslam Ghori in physical education, Muhammad Ishaque Mirbahar in Sindhi and Laila Abidi in Urdu.

Similarly, 15 MPhil degrees were approved for Shamim Akhtar Odhano in zoology, Qamar-Un-Nisa Lark in Islamic culture, Nazir Bano Dero in education, Shahnawaz Lakho in education, Adnan Rasheed Memon in botany, Asiya Haleema in botany, Neelam Bhatti in botany, Iqbal Ahmed Qureshi in mathematics, Zaib-Ul Nisa in mathematics, Nadeem Ahmed Kanasro in computer science, Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman Jamali in computer science, Fariq Gul Pathan in physical education, Muhammad Naeem Khan in physical education, Mehmoud Al Jawarneh in information technology and Hameedullah Bhutto in Islamic culture.

Talking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that it was success of the candidates & wisdom of Sindh University to get doctorate degrees adding that a number of scholars were being enrolled in MPhil & PhD at Sindh University every year.

“Over 4000 candidates apply to seek admissions to MPhil & PhD on the campus every year; this shows the confidence of the youths over this great Alma Mater”. He maintained.

He said the academic and administrative affairs of institutes & departments of higher learning at SU were run in befitting manner in order to impart quality education that could cope with the circumstances of advanced studies being provided in developed countries of the world.

Felicitating the scholars on completing their studies & research of MPhil & PhD, Dr. Ismaili said that there was tough competition across the country especially in job markets. Therefore, they, he said will have to prepare themselves for the race to sweep better livelihoods.

He added that globalization had affected every aspect of human life, and education was no exception to it.

“It is difficult to precisely define globalization and describe its various dimensions, one important aspect of it is related to higher education but Sindh University has addressed the challenges being posed by the phenomenon by providing all possible opportunities required for capacity building, development of academic, research standards and quality assurance programmes & procedures’. The vice chancellor said.

“Our additional campuses are also a means of spreading higher education to all those who could not enroll themselves at Allama I.I Kazi Campus. Now the students of rural areas have the opportunity to acquire higher qualification at our additional campuses established in different cities of Sindh.” He maintained.

Referring to the financial constraints of the SU, he said though the university would overcome the difficulties through resource generation activities, but the government should also extend its helping hand and help it in this regard.

“The academic activities of this great institution will continue its endeavors for the promotion of higher education for the prosperity of the country,” Dr. Ismaili added.

Wishing success to the scholars in their future, he also congratulated their parents on the occasion.

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Dr. Nasreen gets ‘National Best Female Teacher’ award at varsity level

JAMSHORO: The Chairperson of Department of Zoology, University of Sindh (SU) & Meritorious Professor Dr. Nasreen Memon has been awarded with “National Best Female Teacher – 2014” award at University level across the country.

She was nominated for the award on World Teacher’s Day, which was celebrated on October 2, 2014 in Islamabad by the Federal Ministry of Education & Professional Training.

In this regard, the award distribution ceremony was held in a local hotel in Islamabad on Tuesday, where Dr. Nasreen Memon, Meritorious Professor of Sindh University was given the award of ‘National Best Female Teacher’ for the year 2014 at University level from the entire country.

Talking on the occasion, she highlighted the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all the levels, which she termed important for socio-economic development of the country.

On the other hand, SU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul rasool Abbasi, Director Quality Enhancement Cell Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Director IBA Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khoso and other faculty members congratulated Dr. Nasreen Memon for getting the national award.

Besides, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad has nominated Dr. Nasreen Memon as Focal Person to National Research Program for Universities (NRPU).

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SU chalks out five-year strategic plan 2014-19

Prioritizes developing & evaluating new thoughtful initiatives to serve varsity’s missions and advance its vision.

JAMSHORO: The University of Sindh Jamshoro has released a new strategic plan 2014-19 that will guide the University forward over the next five years.

The five-year strategic plan 2014-19 has been developed as per instructions of the Higher Education Commission under its Medium Term Development Framework (MTDF-II) which is being funded by the World Bank through its Tertiary Education Support Program (TESP).

The core objective of the plan is to strengthen the internal governance and management system by improving the strategic management, planning and accountability on the campus. 

Besides, the new strategic plan contains measures that will be used in determining the success of the plan through its implementation.

Outlined within the plan are strategic directions, which include Excelling as a Comprehensive University; Inspiring and Supporting Student Potential; Promoting Access to Quality; Affordable Post-Secondary Education; Building Internal Community and Enhancing Relationships with External Communities; and Enhancing the Sustainability of the University of Sindh.

According to HEC guidelines, the University of Sindh had constituted a five member core committee consisting of the heads of Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), Planning & Development Cell, Finance Wing, Registrar Office and Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Sep 2013. The core committee was trained by HEC representatives. Similarly, under the said training the final draft of the strategic plan was prepared & submitted to HEC on Jan 27, 2014 with the approval of the Sindh University Vice-Chancellor.  

In this regard, an opening ceremony for the release & implementation of the strategic plan was organized here on Monday at Vice-Chancellors Office, which was attended by the top management personnel including the Pro Vice-Chancellors, Deans and senior officials of the varsity. On the occasion, the Vision, Mission and Goals of the strategic plan were inaugurated and displayed as an implementation of the first chapter of the plan.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Vice Chancellor Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that the main priorities of the University of Sindh in the next five years included developing, growing, sustaining, and evaluating new and ongoing strategic initiatives that serve university missions and advance its vision.

He said the other priorities of the plan were teaching, creating, conducting research, and serving the university in spaces that support and enhance exemplary work and multidisciplinary community.

“This new strategic plan makes absolutely clear where our priorities lie and what the commitments are that we make to our students and to society in general,” says Dr. Ismaili. “The progress of the University over the past 60 years is an exceptional story, as already our institution is recognized a national leader. However, now it is not the time to be complacent and this new strategic plan will ensure we remain relevant to our important stakeholders well into the future.” He said.

He added that the strategic plan included a new vision, mission & goal of the university so that it might touch the sky by sweeping successes in the field of higher education and research.

“We will be country’s destination for all who seek a comprehensive, liberal education-based university that promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and inspires research-informed teaching and learning, creative discovery, scholarship, professional endeavor, experiential opportunities and community engagement.” Dr. Ismaili maintained.

He says the SU strategic plan 2014-19 clearly defines “Who We Are, Why We Exist, Our Fundamental Principals, Strategic Directions and Connecting To Action.

Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, the Director of Quality Enhancement Cell, Sindh University says the strength of the new Strategic Plan 2014-19 is due to the broad participation of the University community in the process.

“We had a robust discussion across Allama I.I Kazi campus, our additional campuses and broader community in creating this very important plan,” says Dr. Shah. “Through open forums, the feedback gathered using social media, the faculty members, sessions with students, consultations with academic as well as administrative units, alumni and other community members, we have a plan that encapsulates our aspirations as a university and provides a guide for how to achieve them.” He maintained.

 Dr. Shah says going forward there may be interim amendments made to the plan as opportunities arise and landscapes change.

The SU strategic plan 2014-19 consists of 13 chapters including introduction, governance & ownership, environmental scan, academic programs, students, research and consultancy, international academic network, human resource, finance, networking, linkages with national as well as international donors, marketing and promotion of academic excellence. All of these chapters are focused around six strategic goals to develop high-quality student population, improve student learning, assure high-quality faculty and staff, enhance institutional integrity and effectiveness, promote the entrepreneurial environment, and generate new avenues for income.    

In the meeting, the first chapter of the strategic plan which defines the vision, mission & goals of the University of Sindh inaugurated by Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili. “Though this inaugural ceremony we are initiating an awareness campaign and we will install the boards suggesting the vision, mission & goals in all administrative as well as academic offices of the University of Sindh” vice Chancellor Dr Imdad Ali Ismaili said.

He said that the idea of this awareness campaign was to help all the administrative as well as academic units to set their respective vision, mission & goals in configuration with the University’s vision, mission & goals in a bid to improve the education in a holistic manner.

“Our objectives are to provide the best preparation, the greatest intellectual challenge, the most intellectually satisfying opportunities, and the highest quality experience, to an increasing number of undergraduate students.” Dr. Ismaili said.

He said he will prioritize the re-envision our research enterprise and the future of graduate education so as to provide infrastructure, support, and resources that advance our vision. Through this plan the University is committed to discovery, dissemination and preservation of knowledge based on creativity, innovation, and excellence in teaching and research.  The University aims at inculcating an academic environment which values integrity, quality and teamwork and serves as an engine for socio-economic development of the country. This commitment envisions to enhance the position of the University as a premier seat of higher learning in the country and to achieve international distinction for creativity, innovation and excellence.

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SU extends last date for obtaining admission forms

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Jamshoro has extended the last date for obtaining admission forms for seeking admissions to various Bachelor & Master Degree Programs.

According to the press statement of Director Admissions, the forms for admissions to Master’s degree programs could be obtained by today (October 14, 2014) and the forms could be submitted on the same date.

Similarly, the forms for seeking admissions in Bachelor degree programs could be obtained up to October 14, 2014.

Admission forms from the candidates will be received only at the counters setup at AC-II Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro.

It may be noted that those candidates who are interested to get admission in the campuses including Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto campus Dadu, Laar Campus Badin, International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit Shah, SU campus Mirpurkhas, Larkana & Thatta, have been advised to submit their admission forms at the concerned campuses.

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Call to include Ustad Bukhari’s poetry in syllabus at varsity level

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a programme held here on Saturday evening to mark the 22nd death anniversary of Sindhi poet Syed Ahmed Shah Bukhari, popularly known as Ustad Bukhari, called for including his poetry in the college and university syllabi.The programme was held at the Teachers’ Club, University of Sindh, Jamshoro and attended by professors, poets, writers, students and a large number of Ustad Bukhari’s admirers.

The speakers said that Ustad Bukhari guided people through his poetry on various issues concerning Sindh including its culture and life style, and hardships and struggle of local people.

An assistant professor of the International Relations Department and writer, Inamullah Shaikh, said the poetry of Ustad Bukhari encouraged farmers, peasants and the working class of Sindh.

He said the poetry and prose of Ustad Bukhari had a unique diction. Therefore, he suggested, his poetry should be made part of the syllabi of colleges and universities of the province.

He said Ustad Bukhari loved Sindh University very much, especially its environment. He used to tell teachers that they should not demand a salary for teaching at this great institution. Mr Sheikh maintained that the late poet had created a new diction of Sindhi language; his poetry depicted Sindh’s pastoral life very well.

He said Ustad Bukhari also promoted Shah Latif’s school of thought as best as possible. He remarked that poet’s commitment with the masses was remarkable.

Known artist and director of Sindhology Prof Saeed Mangi said Ustad Bukhari had been a teacher and led a busy life in teaching and writing poetry. He used to love his people, Sindhi language and Sindh more than his life, said Mr Mangi, adding that the late poet did not stop composing couplets even during the dictatorship of Gen Ziaul Haq.

Associate Professor Dr Azhar Ali Shah of the SU Institute of Information Technology said Ustad Bukhari taught people how to live when faced with troubles.

He urged the government to publish all of his poetry and incorporate it in the Sindhi syllabus. He paid tributes to Ustad Bukhari for his poetry that was inspiration for many.

SU officer Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah said his poetry enriched Sindhi language and literature. “Such a poet is born in centuries,” he said, and noted that the late poet’s works were only for the people, language, literature and soil of Sindh.

He said Ustad Bukhari focused on the past, present and future of Sindh. People respected him because he was a non-controversial figure, he said.

Writer Mohammad Ali Ghanghro said the poetry of Ustad Bukhari was continuity of the poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and Shaikh Ayaz. Ustad Bukhari was not only a poet but also a scholar who guided the poor and destitute through his poetry.

A musical show was also organised in connection with the anniversary.

Khadim Sakhirani, Fahmida Sahar, Sarmad Ayaz, Mashooq Khokhar, Balak Sindhi, Waqar Mallah, Nasreen Naz and Sikander Burdi sang Ustad Bhukhari’s poetry to enthrall his admirers.

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VC SU Dr Ismaili visits transport workshop, reviews vehicles

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili visited transport workshop and reviewed the condition of vehicles of the varsity here on Friday.

Accompanied by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto & other officials, the vice chancellor was received by transport incharge Muhammad Bux Burdi and senior transport officer Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah at the workshop.

On the occasion, Dr. Ismaili asked the authorities concerned to repair the out of order vehicles and bring them on the roads so as to facilitate the students in more befitting manner.

He said that the drivers and mechanics should work honestly so that the university could be run more smoothly and effectively.

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Communication skills stressed for officers

JAMSHORO: Better communication between the officers and public creates a relationship of trust and it helps officers to give good results for the improvement of the concerned organization and the people.

This was stated by Professor Agha Rafique, a well-known drama writer while speaking at the ceremony of a one-day workshop on communication skills for cadre officers of Sindh University here on Friday.

Sindh University Jamshoro in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) conducted the workshop which was attended by 20 officers of the varsity.

Prof Agha Rafique said that the basic aim of the workshop was to improve the skills of young officers and every aspect, he said, had been covered as the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) had actively engaged the officers to enhance their communication skills through a series of workshops.

He further said that it was essential for the young officers to learn the art of communication with the public to ensure clear communication in order to create better environment on the campus.

The workshop covered the essential aspects of communicating with public in various settings.

It comprised model communication, covering key areas such as disseminating information, career counseling of students as well as their parents, presentation skills & coping with every stressful situation tactfully etc.

It also covered academic aspects such as examination tips and tricks, stress management and handling the rush of students at the time of pre-entry test & submission of fees.

The all 20 participants were asked to act out different situations and give rationale of their management of the situation.

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1st indigenous on campus training workshop concludes at SU amid accolades, ovations

JAMSHORO: The first five-day training 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 the University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro, here amidst rounds of applauses and accolades by the participants.

 The IOT workshop, comprised 15 different sessions in five-day from September 29 to October 3, was planned by the SU Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) & Planning & Development (P&D) in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) under modern university governance program & capacity building of non-teaching staff. The topic of training was ‘Leadership in Management’. Sajid Qayoom Memon, Director P&D, SU was the focal person of this training.

 As many as 27 cadre officers of Sindh University and 10 directors as well as principals of different SU affiliated colleges of Jamshoro, Kotri & Hyderabad participated in this training.

 Speaking on the concluding ceremony of the 1st IOT, the former vice-chancellor of Mehran University Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Abdul Rehman 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 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 university’s officers but also help to promote good governance on campus.”

 He said that this was first time that SU was organizing training 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.

 Dr. Memon on the occasion spoke about his endeavors as well as initiatives that he had taken during the tenure of VC ship in Mehran University. He said that he never compromised on any move for the betterment of his varsity once he was convinced.

Quoting a meeting of all the vice chancellors with the then Governor & Chancellor of Universities in Sindh Moeen Din Hyder, he said that he was the only person among all the vice chancellors of the province to accept the proposal of Governor for conducting a pre entry test in Mehran University for admissions because he was fully convinced that it will help university earn good reputation and compete in the field of education.

 “Every faculty member, employee & officer including Registrar in the university resisted the move of taking entry test. Even my office & directorate of admissions were set ablaze by the students’ leaders; I was pressurized and browbeaten for withdrawing the test but I did not bow down before the threats and conducted the entry test successfully”. Dr. Memon said.

 “Registrar and Deans also left me and ran away on the day of entry test but only a deputy registrar stood by me determinedly during the process; you can even move the mountains when you have conviction and want to do the things accordingly”. He said.   

 Course coordinator Dr. Azhar Ali Shah 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 university of Sindh. 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 that the more training workshops will be organized on the campus for officers, faculty and deans of faculties too with the collaboration of HEC so that they might work efficiently and smoothly for the betterment of the university.  

Expressing her views a participant Umme Kalsoom Abbasi said, “I feel honoured after having had target oriented lectures and interaction with learned resource persons. Being a principal at Govt. Girls College Kotri, 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,” she added.

Another participant of IOT, Nadir Ali Mugheri, said that such trainings 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.

He proposed that such training workshops must be held after every three months so that the working capacity of the cadre officers may be enhanced.

 Another participant Iftikhar Pathan 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 organizations and especially in academic set up. I am going to enjoy my professional responsibilities with this new learning,” he added.

 Lastly, the chief guest Prof. Dr. Abdul Rehman Memon distributed certificates among the participants and resource persons of training and appreciated their interest and keenness in IOT.

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Eid-ul-Azha: SU to remain closed on Oct 6 to 8

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro and its all campuses will remain closed from October 6 to October 8, 2014 on account of Eid-ul-Azha holiday. The Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto has issued a circular in this regard.

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SU declares M.Com (Previous) results

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examinations Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has declared the results of M.Com (Previous) Post-Graduate (College Side) Annual Examination-2013.

According to details, as many as 892 candidates filled-in examination forms out which33 remained absent while 673 students have been declared successful and 115 termed as fail.

Similarly, the result of 26 candidates has been with-held, 40 candidates have been made copy case and the five forms were cancelled.

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Call for adopting a healthy lifestyle to cope with stress

JAMSHORO: The psychiatrists and experts at a workshop have said that the quest for material gains, yawning social disparities and a prolonged status quo-like situation is creating unwanted stress in every individual’s life that could be overcome with a healthy lifestyle.

This was the theme discussed at the workshop entitled ‘Mental Stress diminishes the working capacity of individuals at workplaces.’ Organized by Sindh University’s Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) and Planning & Development (P&D), the training workshop has been sponsored by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) here on Wednesday.

Most of the speakers talked about socio-economic challenges and how the officers at their workplaces could cope with them and pursue a given set of targets.

The speakers called for adopting a healthy lifestyle and explained how it could help in pursuing objectives of the organizations, institutes and industries.

On the occasion, psychiatrist Meroona Gopang told the gathering, which included both the officers of Sindh University and the principals & directors of SU affiliated colleges that the officers must avoid social pressures so as to become active in their organizations which could help improve their personal life and provide a better chance to contribute for the betterment of society.

She clarified that under certain daily situations, development of stress was natural, and it should not be taken too seriously and should be tackled in a tactful manner.

Most people do not notice mental illness, which ends up affecting both their personal and professional lives. Those that do realise something’s amiss, hesitate in seeking help, given the stigma that is associated with mental illnesses in Pakistanaccording to psychiatrist Meroona Gopang.

She added that incidents of domestic violence, honor killing and physical abuse contributed to mental illnesses. “The victims feel helpless and hopeless, which increases frustration and anxiety in them, leading to mental illness,” she said.

Factors such as the deteriorating law and order situation, sky rocketing inflation, unemployment, prolonged power/gas load shedding among others do not help the matters either. Women and children in particular are being deeply affected by it. Dr. Meroona said.

Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa said that time-management had become a yardstick that was difficult to maintain as professionals and other stake holders were finding it hard to complete a particular assignment within a certain period of time. He believed that all individuals, within the framework of personal limits, should set a timetable do their best to follow it through.

He also highlighted the role of physical exercise, and agreed that it was vital for physical fitness and helpful in addressing mental stress by strengthening nerves. Dr. Khosa said it was an effective way to battle stress generated by day-to-day challenges.

He also believes that being a patriarchal society; it is rare that men in Pakistan admit their depression because it will indirectly mean that they failed to cope up with their responsibilities.

Dr. Khosa revealed that the ‘talking cure’ – a part of the psychological consultation – is often misunderstood because the doctors are mostly trained in English.

Hence, he thinks, that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – used to help people overcome Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – needs to be adjusted according to Pakistan’s culture and language.

Prof. Rafique Ahmed on the occasion highlighted the stress associated with different challenges and guided how to cope with mental stresses.

After 40 years of age, challenges at professional and domestic levels created a certain amount of stress, but one should not worry, he said.

He further said that people in Pakistan preferred seeking help from Pirs (faith healers) instead of seeking that of professional help.

“There are very few hospitals where there is a vacancy for a clinical psychologist,” Agha Rafique said. Stress, he said, may manifest itself in the form of aches, asthma and fainting among others; if otherwise unexplained they might actually be indicative of an underlying psychological condition. Left untreated, many people get worse.

Between 46-66 per cent of women and 15-25 per cent of men suffer from some form of anxiety or depression in the country. In rural areas, over 60 per cent women are affected compared to 25-30 per cent women in urban areas. He maintained.

Use of drugs in unfavorable situations was also debated in the workshop. Among others Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Manzoor Ali Panhwar, Nanak Ram Bhatiya, Ghulam Hyder Lashari, Rashid Ali Silawat, Ali Akbar Jalbani and Ali Gohar Noohani also participated.

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Last date for obtaining admission forms extended up to Oct 10

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Jamshoro has extended the last date of obtaining admission forms of Bachelor & Masters’ degree programs up to October 10, 2014.

According to incharge Director Admissions, the aspirants who want to seek admissions to Bachelor & Masters’ degree programs can obtain admission forms from the designated branches of HBL by October 10 and submit them by the same date.

Admission forms will be received on the counters setup at Dr. N.A Baloch Model School Hyderabad and AC-II Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro while the candidates who are interested to seek admissions in Larkana. Dadu, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas & Bhitshah campuses of SU, are advised to submit their forms at the concerned campuses.

It may be noted that the forms of bachelor & masters’ degree programs could also be obtained by September 30, 2014.

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1st Indigenous On-Campus Training underway at SU

JAMSHORO: The 1st five days indigenous on-campus training for management cadre staff is underway at Sindh University Jamshoro which is organized by varsity’s quality enhancement cell (QEC) and planning and development (P&D) in collaboration with higher education commission (HEC).

On second day, three informative sessions were taken place on various administrative based topics.

In first session, Dr. Kamran Brohi of Institute of Mathematics & Computer Science gave his presentation on information technology & management. He spoke about how to manage the official things and communicate through emails, social media e.g. Facebook and LinkedIn.   

Thus in second session, the former director finance and the present advisor finance of SU Mushtaq Ahmed Memon gave presentation to the participants about the matters relating to audit & accounting. He briefly spoke about the budgetary issues, maintaining the accounts and the ways of conducting audit.

In the last session, Prof. Agha Rafique Amed delivered his lecture on communication skills. He put light on the ways of official communication for dealing with the people.

He termed the communication as 2-way process and apprized the participants regarding modern communication skills.

It may be noted that 26 officers from SU and 10 officers from SU affiliated colleges are participating in the 5-day indigenous on-campus training workshop. This will continue up to October 3, 2014.

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‘Need, right & responsibility’ terms needed to be implemented for good governance: Training workshop told

JAMSHORO: The speakers at a training workshop has called for implementing three vital terms including ‘need, right & responsibility’ in the institutes for good governance and termed the corruption as a root cause of collapsing as well as damaging the national institutes in the country.  

They said this while delivering their lecturers in a 5­-Day HEC Indigenous On-Campus Training (IOT) Workshop on “Management, Governance and Communication Skills” that was held at University of Sindh Jamshoro under the auspicious of Quality Enhancement Cell & Planning & Development Cell, University of Sindh Jamshoro. The event was sponsored by Higher Education Commission (HEC).

The workshop was inaugurated by the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili while Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Hyderabad Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi participated as guest of honor.

The 26 Officers of SU and 10 officials from different affiliated colleges were given the training on Basic Concepts in Governance, Governance & Accountability, Job Description & Reporting Line, Improving Writing Skills, Management Information System, Improving Workplace Communication and Effective Communication Skills.

The Resource Persons trained the participants for the capacity building, service delivery and managerial skills. The participants of the workshop were engaged in group discussions and other activities.

During the 5-day workshop, the admin officers will be trained on various aspects of improving administrative techniques, professional and ethical values.

Addressing on the occasion SU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that three terms ‘need, right & responsibility’ were needed to be implemented in the institutes for good governance adding that good governance was inevitable for the development and progress of the both public as well as private sector organizations.

He said that bio matric system had brought punctuality at work places in the world but it was pity that the system at many places in Pakistan was being opposed and resisted.

The Vice-Chancellor expressed hope that such type of workshops will bring competency in their administrative work adding that the HEC was playing a key role in training of human resource in higher educational institutions

“Bio matric system helps make the staff punctual and regular,” he said.

Dr. Ismaili further said: the trends which have been introduced by foreign universities, we have to adopt those trends in the varsities in a bid to expedite their development and progress.

DIG Hyderabad Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi termed the short courses as essential for officers’ skills development and proposed that such trainings should be conducted after every three months in the University of Sindh even though the Higher Education Commission refuses to issue funds for the purpose.

He said that the training workshops were very important in the enhancement of learning and innovation. “Training simply refers to the process of acquiring the essential skills required for a certain job. It targets specific goals”. Dr. Abbasi said.

He said: since the universities are knowledge-driven organizations, it is therefore logical that they would be greatly affected by rapid advances in information and communication technology.

“The most profound impact could be on education as technology removes the constraints of space, time and reality”, he said.

Dr. Abbasi said that corruption was rampant in last seven years in the country and no work at offices was being done without taking bribes adding that democracy, human rights, justice, accountability, freedom, rule of law & combating corruption were the basic ingredients of governance in any country.

He told that the audit of public sector organizations should be carried by third party audit especially in Sindh instead of that of government audit departments for fair and transparent check.

Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Director, QEC, Sindh University said that the training workshop was the best practice for acquiring knowledge and expertise. “It provides capacity building to the staff.” He said,

“This is first ever training held at this University for cadre staff under modern university governance program. Dr. Shah maintained.

He said that it was a great opportunity for cadre staff of the university to improve their administrative & managerial deficiencies if there were any within them.

After the inauguration, three sessions were organized to provide training to the participants, while resource person Abul Waheed Umrani and Dr. Abdul Fatah Soomro gave presentations on the techniques and ways of management and writing skills.   

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Last date to get admission forms of M. Phil, PhD extended up to Sep 30

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Jamshoro has extended the last date of getting admission forms of M. Phil & PhD up to September 30, 2014.

According to university spokesman, the aspirants who want to seek admissions in MPhil & PhD programs can get admission forms from the designated branches of HBL and submit them by the same date. It may be noted that the forms of bachelor & masters’ degree programs could also be obtained by September 30, 2014.

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Postponed papers to be held on Oct 4

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has announced that the postponed papers of BBA, MBA, BCIT and BCS which could not be held at affiliated public & private colleges of SU on September 26 due to strike, will be taken on October 4, 2014.

The students are advised to appear in the papers on October 4 in their related examination centres.

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Computer & Network System inaugurated at SU Directorate of Admissions to ensure transparency

JAMSHORO: In order to ensure transparency in the admissions process of the University of Sindh Jamshoro, Computer & Network system (CNS) has been inaugurated at the Directorate of Admissions here on Thursday.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili inaugurated the system. He on the occasion congratulated the staff concerned who prepared this software in an attempt to ascertain fair & clearness distribution of general, reserved and other concerned seats under merit for the academic year 2015.

By this newly introduced and implemented system, the paper work will be brought to an end while information regarding admissions will be disseminated online and the printed fees challans will be provided to the candidates after they are selected in various 58 disciplines.

Due to implementation of CNS, the work load will be diminished at the directorate of admissions and the staff will only be bound to feed the data in the system in order to give admissions purely on merit.

Similarly, for data repository, latest server is under process; by the time the data will be available on the computer data base system which is called MYSQL software.

The newly inaugurated admission system has been developed with the provision to integrate with current attendance management system. This will lead the university to the implementation of ISO certification.   

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that it was a thing of happiness that he was completing the pending projects on the campus so as to make the directorate of admissions transparent.

He said that everybody could succeed by expediting his work efficiency and touch the sky by working honestly adding that the university had computerized the admission forms which could be shifted to local area network easily.

Dr. Ismaili further announced that the admission process will be made online from the upcoming academic year so that everything might be in the access of parents, stakeholders and the masses.

Vice Chancellor said that a number of staff will be deployed temporarily from the other sections of administration at the directorate of admissions for feeding the candidates’ information that were willing to seek admissions for the academic year 2015.  

He expressed hope that the process of computerizing the data of the candidates and admissions will be completed in due course of time according to the catalogue.

“The software development team is also deployed at the directorate to scale the available system if need be”. He said.

Dr. Ismaili directed the officials concerned to link the Computer & Network System with already introduced ‘students’ online attendance and management system’ in the days to come.

He said that the manual work was nowhere in the world as computer replaced it adding that the same practice was being done here at the university.

“The manual work will not be allowed from the academic session 2014; with this the university will be completing very essential modules of the software for academic work management which is also the requirement of ISO certification; this is also under implementation”. Dr. Ismaili maintained.

Among other Registrar SU Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, PVC Naushehro feroze campus Muhammad Nawaz Narejo, Controllers of Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo, Director Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Incharge Director Admissions Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Director Campus Security Ghulam Nabi Kaka and Executive Secretary to VC Murtaza Khoso were also present on the occasion.  

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Call for producing more literature to help eradicate extremism

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a seminar held here on Wednesday stressed the need for producing more literature to bring about a positive change in society and help eradicate extremism.

They said Sindh needed a society based on scientific ideas rather than mere Sufism and called for making Sindhi a compulsory subject and a medium of instruction in schools across the province.

They were speaking at the seminar on “Can extremism be brought to an end with [the help of] literature?” organised by the Mirza Kaleech Baig chair of the University of Sindh at the Jamshoro campus.

Prof Dr Mohammad Khan Sangi, director of the Institute of English Language and Literature of Sindh University, said that imposing ones’ opinions on others was an act of extremism which could be discouraged only with the help of producing more literature including prose, poetry, tales and short stories.

He said that if the Sindhi language was not given the status of the national language it would die sooner than later. Sindhi intellectuals and poets had to do more work on literature, he added.

Former vice chancellor of SU Mazharul Haq Siddiqui said that the importance of English could not be overemphasised because it was a language of economics, business, commerce and trade across the world. Even though much literature was available, especially that of magazines, still there was the need to produce more, he said.

Acting SU vice-chancellor Prof Dr Imdad Ali Ismaili said that every member of society was bound to work for the development of their mother tongue. “It is the responsibility of students and teachers to work on Sindhi as I did in 2003 by preparing Sindhi Computing Software,” he said.

“Those nations progressed in the world who did not forget their languages. Those people or groups who are against personal freedom in society and want to impose their ideology forcibly are called extremists,” said Abbas Korejo, a final-year student of the Sindhi department.

He said that it was against social norms and traditions that a handful of people tried to impose their ideology on a majority as the Taliban had been doing in Pakistan and extremist Hindus in India.

He suggested that more work on Sindhi literature be done so that extremism could be rooted out. Sindh needed now a society based on scientific ideas instead of mere Sufism because it could make progress only with modern education and literature, he said.

Marvi Shaikh, a final-year student of the Institute of English Language and Literature, said that the English language had been imposed by colonial rulers on the subcontinent in a bid to control people’s minds and continue to hold them in slavery, which was also a kind of extremism.

She said the language policy was introduced in 1835 by the British that needed to be changed. “We must receive our basic education in Sindhi and we demand that the government give Sindhi the status of the national language,” she said.

Mumtaz Ali Rind, a third-year student of the department of anthropology and archaeology, said that neo-natal marriages (newborns given in marriage by jirgas or tribal courts as a penalty for some perceived wrongdoing), bride money, still marriages (babies given in marriage even before their birth), child marriages and other such black customs were curses of Sindhi culture, which were also a kind of extremism.

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Anthropologist can help root out social ills, seminar told

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a seminar held here on Monday called for involving anthropologists in framing social policies in an attempt to rightly identify and root out social ills and empower people to solve their problems themselves.

They called for creating and spreading awareness about the importance of anthropology among students, development workers, masses and journalists at both the governmental and non-governmental level so that society could be purged of all social evils.

They were speaking at a seminar on “The role of anthropology: its importance and implications for policy and practice” organised by the department of anthropology and archaeology in collaboration with the UK-based Anthropology in Action Journal and two Sindh-based civil society organisations, AMRDO and DevCon, at the Arts Faculty in the Sindh University.

Suneel Kumar of Anthropology in Action said that anthropologists were always busy conducting research and using anthropological knowledge to solve human problems.

He shed light on the history of the idea of action anthropology and how it had now turned into a valuable scientific enterprise in empowering communities to solve their problems.

Another practising anthropologist of the Anthropology in Action, M. Sajjad Abro, spoke about child marriages and the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2013 which had been passed by the Sindh Assembly.

He praised the law as a whole but also pointed out some loopholes and said the law ignored causes and context of child marriages and how the enforcement of the law could bring unintentional negative consequences for the poor families and young girls in the country.

He said that all social institutions were interconnected with one another. Therefore, everyone must see the practice of child marriage in a larger perspective to better understand it and make apt strategies to address the issue, he added.

Ikramullah Maznani, development professional and practising anthropologist, shared his findings about the response to disaster after the 2010 super floods that affected 20 million people in the country and disclosed how the response by national and international humanitarian organisations badly damaged indigenous social fabric, family relationships and cultural values.

Anthropologist Lutuf Ali Mangrio said that ‘Sukh initiative: a community based intervention on family planning’ which was a project launched by his organisation, Aman Foundation, was the first intervention in the country that engaged communities in family planning and introduced use of contraceptives to avoid unwanted pregnancies.

Mukhtar Qazi, chairman of the department of anthropology and archaeology of the University of Sindh, highlighted the need to explore critical use of knowledge by anthropologists in the identification and analysis of emerging challenges in society.

He criticised the development paradigm currently used by NGOs and laid emphasis on using a holistic approach in solving social issues. Myopic approach would not help them design social interventions, he said.

Razaq Umrani, district manager of the Health and Nutrition Society, praised the work of anthropologists and acknowledged the importance of the anthropology. He advised fellow development professionals to use anthropological approach to better address and resolve problems of local communities.

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Orientation Program for new admissions held at Sufi University Bhitshah

JAMSHORO: An orientation program for the guidance of students and parents regarding new admissions to bachelor & masters’ degree programs in Sindh University’s Campus International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Science Bhitshah was held at Mono Technical Institute Hala on Thursday.

Focal Person Prof. Dr. Aslam Parvaiz Memon of Sufi University Bhitshah gave a detailed presentation on the power point regarding the value of departments wherein the admissions have been offered.

He spoke about the importance of Masters in Sufism & Peace, BS/ MS in English and other departments. Similarly he put the light over the future value of BBA (Hons) and BS in Political Science and provided proper guidance to the parents, students, notables and the representatives of civil society.

Dr. Memon said that Sufi University was the institution of the people belonging to Bhitshah, Hala, Matiyari and suburbs therefore he said its ownership must be claimed in latter and spirit.

He appealed to the provincial government to provide the funds and ask the district management to expedite work on handing over the land for the construction of the campus.

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Inter-Departmental Debate Competition-2014 concludes at SU with male students’ dominance

JAMSHORO: With the vivid dominance of male students in English section, the Inter-Departmental Debate Competition-2014 has concluded here on Thursday.

In the final round of English debate on the topic of “The fall of education is fall of the nation” was held at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of Arts Faculty University of Sindh Jamshoro wherein all the two top positions were swept by the male students.

Azharuddin of Institute of Law got 1st and Amjad Gul Abro of Institute of English Literature & Language stood 2nd in the contest. Similarly, Faiza Ahmed Khalil secured 3rd position. The winning competitors were awarded cash prizes.

The judges like Urdu & Sindhi debate competitions gave the consolation prize to Faiza Makhdoom of Institute of Biotechnology.

Thus the 3-day inter-departmental debate competition-2013 in three languages e.g. Urdu, Sindhi & English was brought to an end.

It may be noted that the Bureau of STAGS, SU has been striving to organize debate competitions from time to time in an attempt to provide the students with the opportunities to express their abilities and develop their confidence.

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SU scholars recommended for award of PhD degrees

JAMSHORO: Two faculty members and scholars of PhD in Zoology Ayaz Hussain Qadri and Tahira Jabeen have been recommended for the award of PhD degrees after they successfully qualified the vice voce.

According to details, the examiners belonging to the University of Punjab Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naeem and Dr. Zafar Iqbal took the oral examination from the scholars of Sindh University Assistant Prof. Ayaz Hussain Qadri and Assistant Professor Tahira Jabeen in the office of controller of examination Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo. They declared both the scholars successful in voce vice and recommended the Board of Advanced Studies & Research to award PhD Degrees to them in Zoology.

Ayaz Hussain Qadri conducted research on “Kinds of rats in Sindh”. He found out the 13 kinds of rats in the province with the help of his research while Tahira Jabeen completed her thesis on “the taxonomic studies of spider”.

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HEC upgrades SU Research Journal from “Y” to “X” category

JAMSHORO: The higher education commission (HEC) has upgraded Sindh University Research Journal “Science Series” from “Y” category to “X” category owing to the best performance and research publications.

According to details, The HEC in its meeting held on June 18, 2014 at HEC Regional Office Lahore upgraded the Sindh University Research Journal (Science Series) because of its excellent performances & contributions in the field of research which is now included in “X” category from “Y” category.

The executive editor of Science Series Dr. M. Y. Khuhawar congratulated the faculty members & research scholars for their valuable contribution to the journal.

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Monitoring Cell established at SU VC Secretariat to keep eye on academic activities, attendance of faculty, students  

JAMSHORO: A monitoring cell has been setup at Sindh University Vice-Chancellor Secretariat in a bid to keep an active eye on academic activities on the campus and online attendance of students and presence of faculty members in the class rooms. The monitoring cell will work whole the day long and present the report to the vice chancellor on daily basis.

This was unearthed by the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili while talking to the students in various class rooms.

Vice Chancellor visited chemistry, environmental sciences, fresh water biology, zoology and physiology departments on the campus to review the ongoing educational activities. He asked related questions from the students in their class rooms and taught them integration and various formulas of mathematics and IT.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili advised the students to get access to digital library so as to study those 40 thousand books and 25 research journals which are available online.

He said these books could also be read through smart mobile phones by using 3G internet but the nexus with the library must not be finished.

Defining quality education, Dr. Ismaili said that quality education was that which should be acceptable to both nationally and globally adding that SU was providing the students with such schooling.

He further said: SU is being shifted to ISO certification for which the significant decisions have been made including introducing online students’ attendance system.

He added that 75 % of attendance had been made compulsory for appearing in the semester examinations. Therefore he advised the students to remind their teachers about posting their attendance online so that they may not feel any problem in terms of attendance.

Vice Chancellor visited the seminar libraries of the above mentioned departments and ordered the librarians to attach tags showing classification & catalogue on the books kept in the libraries.    

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SU VC Dr. Ismaili offers condolences to Adv. Jhamat

 JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imadad Ali Ismaili has expressed sorrow & grief over the demise of the brother & sister of Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Sindh Advocate Jhamat Jethanand.

In his message, the vice chancellor said that he was shocked to know the death news of the brother & sister of Advocate Jhamat Jethanand.

“I express my condolences to Advocate Jhamat. It’s really news of grief for me”. Dr. Ismaili said.

On the other hand, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto also expressed sorrow over the demise of Advocate’s brother & sister.

Inter-Departmental Sindhi Debate Competition-2014 held at SU

JAMSHORO: An Inter-Departmental Sindhi Debate Competition 2014 was held in the Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of Arts Faculty Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro here on Wednesday.
As many as 18 contestants took part in the competition and made their speeches. The successful students were given cash prizes.

Advisor STAGS Muhammad Yousif Pardesi presided over the contest whereas among others many faculty members and students attended the event.

The judges on the occasion gave 1st position to Murk of Institute of Business Administration while Sheeraz of Institute of English Language & Literature secured 2nd position and Sajjad Massan of Department of Public Administration succeeded to sweep 3rd position in the competitions.

On the basis of suitable performance, Mumtaz Arisar of Department of Economics was given consolation prize.

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Call for collective efforts to eliminate use of gutka, pan, chhaliya

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a seminar on Thursday claimed that frequent consumption of chhalia (betel nuts), gutka, pan and tobacco was behind the increasing cases of oral cancer, they suggested that a civil society and district administration coalition be initiated to eliminate their use in Jamshoro, Hyderabad and other cities of the province.

Speakers said that even babies were indirectly exposed to hazards due to their mothers’ consumption of gutka and mainpuri — concoctions of betel nuts, tobacco, lime, flavoring colorants, catechu and some other ingredients.

The seminar was organized by SU Bureau of Stags in Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of Arts Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro in a bid to highlight the hazards of gutka, pan, chhalia and mainpuri on human health.

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Parvaiz Pathan, Dr. Parveen Munshi, Muhammad Yousif Pardesi and large number of students and faculty members participated in the seminar.

Dr. Muhammad Tahir Shaikh told that Pakistan was one of the 15 countries of the world which housed two-thirds of the world tobacco users. Up to 75 per cent of oral cancer patients present in hospitals admitted that they had used chhalia, pan, gutka or mainpuri. About 7pc children in Hyderabad city used gutka.

Dr. Amar Khuwaja said that surveys had revealed that chhalia, gutka, pan and mainpuri imported or manufactured and marketed in various cities of Sindh largely contained artificial (textile) colour, artificial sugar, addictive substances, chemicals and animal blood. Beside the different preparations sold in colourful packing, chhalia even in its simple form could act as a carcinogen, he said while showing slides of patients who either died from or were under treatment for oral cancers.

He said it had also been established that betel nuts used in these items were mostly of low quality and were often found with fungal infections. Apart from the carcinoma of the oral cavity, the betel nuts, gutka, pan and mainpuri caused sub-mucous fibrosis in teenagers using them, and led to build-up of constricting bands of collagen in the cheeks and adjacent structures of the mouth.

Dr. Maqbool Khuwaja said mothers in certain coastal populations used gutka before breastfeeding their babies. The mothers admitted that their chewing habit caused sleepiness in the babies, adding that only a special awareness session could make them realize the hazards they were transferring to their babies.

He called for a complete ban on smoking at public places, educational institutions and all government and non-governmental organizations, and sale of tobacco within and around educational institutions. Ban on import, manufacture, advertisement and sale of chhalia and gutka also be imposed without any discrimination in all parts of the cities including Jamshoro, Hyderabad.

He said the Sindh government had already imposed a ban on manufacture and sale of gutka and mainpuri across the province, but the violation of the ban could not be stopped so far.

However, he said that many cases of seizing chhalia, pan & gutka were taking place but mere seizure of the products and sealing of manufacturing premises would not help control the sale and consumption of the prohibited or medically unfit products. The government’s efforts could not bear fruit unless supported by the people and civil society at large through creating awareness, change in behaviour of individuals, including workers and students.

He said civil society, parents and families could play a vital role in making children and relatives aware of the diseases pan, gutka, supari, chhalia etc could cause.

Dr. Parvaiz Pathan on the occasion told the participants, mostly students & members of civil society, that a strong campaign against gutka, pan, chhalia and mainpuri was needed to be launched regularly so that the awareness against these products among the masses might be created.

“We need to do more as cancer treatment is expensive, and developing countries like Pakistan cannot bear the burden of such a disease,” he said.

Dr. Pathan further said he wanted to see a good combination of the district administration and civil society members in every city of the province so that they could effectively address problems of the health sector.

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Online students’ attendance system launched at SU

JAMSHORO: The authorities of Sindh University Jamshoro have launched online students’ attendance system on the campus here on Wednesday.

With the implementation of the newly introduced online attendance system, the minimum attendance of students for appearing in all the semester examinations has been fixed 75%.

By this computerized attendance system, the performance of faculty members, their presence in the class rooms, the attendance percentage of the students and the details of lectures could be monitored on daily basis.

In this regard, the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of the University organized the launching ceremony for the newly developed online student attendance management system in Video Conference Hall situated at the office of Dean, Natural Sciences. The event was chaired by SU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili and attended by Pro Vice-Chancellors, Focal Persons, Campus Coordinators, Deans of various Faculties and Heads of Departments.

On the occasion, Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Director of QEC, briefed on the main features and functions of the computerized attendance system. This was followed by hands-on demonstration regarding the system given by Deputy Director of QEC Kamran Dahri.

In his presidential remarks, Vice Chancellor Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili highlighted the impact of student attendance on teaching and learning quality.

He said: locally as well as globally researchers have observed that attendance is one of the important components of the academic production in addition to the class size, peers and teachers.

He said that most of the Universities prescribed attendance as compulsory owing to the impact adding that the students were required to maintain 75% minimum attendance in each and every course of the program under SU semester rules, failing which they shall not be allowed to appear in the semester examinations.

Dr. Ismaili said that if a student failed to attend any lecture during the first four weeks of the commencement of semester as per announced schedule, his/ her admission shall stand cancelled automatically without any notice. 

He said that the emerging semester rules were required to be implemented in letter and spirit adding that the development of computerized attendance management system was an effort towards better implementation of the semester regulations so as to improve the quality of education.

Lauding the efforts of the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) under the leadership of Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Dr. Ismaili said that the newly developed online student attendance management system was user friendly and some of the departments like IICT and SU Mirpurhas Campus had already been using the computerized system.

“The rest of the departments have already been provided with the required training in order that they may properly use the software”. Dr. Ismaili maintained.

He added that the university was paying significant amount as an additional allowance to Quality Coordinators in each department who will take efforts and extend their coordination with the Heads of their Departments and Quality Enhancement Cell, in order to ensure whether all the attendance was uploaded timely.

Vice Chancellor assured of providing with the complete logistics in terms of provision of computers and internet facilities to every department so that the new system may work smoothly.  

Dr. Ismaili accentuated that PVCs/Focal Persons/Campus Coordinators, Deans, Head of Departments and the Quality Enhancement Cell through their respective accounts must monitor whether every faculty member and department uploads the attendance information regularly through the online software.

He directed the authorities concerned to discuss monthly progress report consists of student attendance as well as percentage of course completion in the Management Review Meeting (MRC) and take decisions accordingly.

Dr. Ismaili said: the next task for QEC is to seek registration of ISO Quality Management System.

He directed that the monthly student attendance and course completion progress reports must be displayed on University’s website so the students may check and ensure their feedback.

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SU forms research grants committee to encourage research, allocates Rs. 12 Million

JAMSHORO: A Research Grants Committee has been constituted at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro in a bid to encourage research activities in the momentous disciplines of certain faculties including that of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Education and Law.

According to University Spokesperson, the research grants committee has been formed in the light of the decision made in the 95th meeting of the Finance & Planning Committee that had held on June 6, 2014.

The committee will start its work forthwith so as to motivate the research work in various disciplines of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Education and Law. 

 The university allocated Rs. 12 million for the said research project while the fresh & senior faculty members who are PhDs have been included in the research grants committee.

The Research Grants Committee will work under the office of Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, University of Sindh Jamshoro.

Talking with the officials, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that the especial attention was being paid on the research activities. Because according to him the quality education cannot be imparted without conducting research in the varsity.

He said those universities in the world achieved the goal of higher education which concentrated upon research along with edification.   

Dr. Ismaili pledged that he will bring the university on top in ranking by motivating research activities in the faculties of natural sciences, social sciences, management sciences, education and law.

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SU VC visits campus, stresses students to use their smart phone as e-book

JAMSHORO: The Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili visited campus and reviewed academic activities in the class rooms of various institutions and departments.

He stressed the students to utilize their smart cell phones as electronic book and get informative materials and data from the various libraries in the world through internet.

Dr. Ismaili paid a surprise visit to Institute of Commerce, Institute of Business Administration, Institute of Physics and Institute of Information Technology along with Registrar and other officials of the varsity.

He asked the students about the academic activities and advised them to ensure self-study on regular basis.

Talking to Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa, Dr. Muniruddin Soomro, Dr. Akhtar Mughal and other senior faculty he said that especial attention was being paid on the academic and research activities on the campus in order to produce well educated manpower for both public and private organizations.

Vice Chancellor said: the faculty members are dedicated and committed in the university and they are fully concentrating on imparting quality education.

Later a delegation of Sindh University Officers’ Welfare Association (SUOWA) led by President Ghulam Murtaza Siyal met vice chancellor at his office and congratulated him on resuming the charger of SU VC.

The delegation included Sajid Qayoom Memon, Syed Sajad Hussain Shah, Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Ali Akbar Jalbani, Rafiq Solangi and Ghulam Hyder Lashari.

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SU VC vows to enhance research culture

JAMSHORO: A four-member delegation of Hyderabad Press Club led by President Altaf Koti met the Vice Chancellor, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili at his office on Friday.

SU Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, University spokesperson Nadir Ali Mugheri and Abdul Hafeez Abro were also present on the occasion. 
The Vice Chancellor briefed the delegation on the varsity’s administration, academic and research developments, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

He told the delegation that SU had improved in all parameters in the previous four to five years adding that SU students were winning positions in competitions being held at national & international level.

Dr. Ismaili further said that the law and order situation on the campus had been ameliorated & the environment was made peaceful as well as friendly.

He told the delegation that the HEC ranking of the university will be improved by focusing on research as according to him SU stood on No. 8 in Higher Education Commission’s ranking last year owing to less work done on research.

“We will have to enhance research culture to a great extent by which the raking of the varsity can be improved”, Dr. Ismaili maintained.

He said that Punjab was progressing rapidly in the field of education in comparison to that of Sindh adding that he worked along with the owner of Punjab Group of Colleges Aamir Mehmood for a period of 3 years and he found him dedicated and committed towards education.

“His dedication towards education put the Punjab province on the path of development in education sector but in Sindh, the visionary people like Aamir Mehmood are not ready to come up and invest in the field of education in the province”. Dr. Ismaili said.

He said that the mid-term exams on the campus will start from September 22, 2014 and the semester exams to be held in time.

Linking the prosperity of Sindh with the development of SU, he said the law and order had been maintained in a bid to provide peaceful atmosphere to the students adding that the role of Police & Rangers in this regard could not be ignored.

He said that the series of negative propaganda against the university had been brought to an end by introducing positive activities and implementing reforms.

Dr. Ismaili told that as many as 30 thousand students were studying on the Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro and on seven additional campuses whereas over 80 thousand students were doing BSc, BA, MA from various affiliated colleges.

The HPC delegation including President Altaf Koti, Secretary Mansoor Marri, Ali Hassan & Khalid Khokhar on the occasion thanked SU Vice Chancellor for a warm reception. The delegation invited Vice Chancellor to meet the press at HPC which he accepted.

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Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili assigned the charge of VC SU in the absence of Vice Chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani  

JAMSHORO: Governor Sindh & Chancellor of the Universities in the province Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan has assigned the charge of Vice-Chancellor University of Sindh Jamshoro to Pro-Vice Chancellor of SU Mirpurkhas campus Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili. A notification in this regard has been issued by Governor’s House on Thursday. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili has resumed the charge.

According to the notification issued here, Governor Sindh/Chancellor has been pleased to allow Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismali, Pro-Vice Chancellor, SU Mirpurkhas Campus to look after the affairs of the Vice Chancellor, University of Sindh, Jamshoro in addition to his own duties during the absence of Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani.

It further said that the Governor has been pleased to grant extension in Ex-Pakistan leave in favour of Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sindh Jamshoro for a period of one month, with effect from September 4 to October 3, 2014. The notification said.

On the other hand, the officers, faculty members and employees met Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili at Vice Chancellor’s office and congratulated him on resuming the charge of vice Chancellor.

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Last date for admissions to B.Ed., M.Ed. extended

JAMSHORO: Sindh University has extended the last date for seeking admissions to B.Ed. & M.Ed. Distance Education Program for the session 2014 up to September 9, 2014.

According to Director Admissions, the last date which was previously fixed as August 31, 2014 has now been extended up to September 10.

Interested candidates are advised to obtain admission from concerned branch of HBL Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad.

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Adv Jhamat appointed as Dean, Faculty of Law at SU

JAMSHORO: Advocate Jhamat Jethanant has been appointed as Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Sindh, Jamshoro for a period of 3 years. The appointment has been made by the Governor & Chancellor of Universities in Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan.

Registrar University of Sindh has issued the notification in this regard.

It may be noted that Advocate Jhamat Jethanand has also worked on the same position previously. 

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Tribute paid to Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig

JAMSHORO: Many scholars and intellectuals who read papers at a moot on Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig’s contribution to Sindhi language and society on Tuesday paid homage to the great scholar and said that literature was essential to bring change in society and promote human values.

The moot was organized by the Mirza Qaleech Baig Chair of the University of Sindh wherein Dean Faculty of Arts, SU Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal chaired it.

Reading papers in an academic session of the conference, the scholars said that Qaleech visualized needs of the future and focused on promoting Sindhi language and literature.

They underlined the need for reprinting Qaleech’s books and publication and translation of his unpublished manuscripts.

Jami Chandio, a renowned intellectual, said in his paper that Sindh had always been a centre of attraction for people from across the world, especially the scholars from Iran, Iraq and Turkey. Firdousi had also mentioned Sindh in his Shahnama, he said.

He said that Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig who was bestowed title of Qaiser-e-Hind, was one of the greatest writers, poets, historians and a true lover of literature.

He is author of 457 books and translated rare books of other languages that are Persian and English into Sindhi. He is also known as the Shakespeare of Sindh. Of 457 books, 22 are on Persian prose and poetry.

He said Mirza Qaleech translated Chachnama and enabled future generations to read history of their land adding that Mirza Qaleech was a serious scholar as well as a great social reformer.

“It is essential that we encourage our youth to be part of national and international seminars and conferences and provide them opportunity to express their views and share ideas,” Mr. Jami said.

Jami Chandio further said that for many years “comparative literature” had been centre of attention among scholars and literary critics of the world and the first scholar who introduced comparative literature in Sindh and started method of criticism of previous works, was Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig.

He introduced this method in 1906 and for more than two decades wrote or edited more than 457 books, he said and added that he also wrote many poems and adopted style of Saadi of Shiraz.

Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal, Dean Faculty of Arts, SU, said that Persian was official language of Sindh in the days of Talpur rulers and saw its status gradually declining during the British rule in Sindh. But poets, mystics, historians and scholars of Persian language could still be found in Sindh, he said.

Native Sindhi poets and writers also used to write in Persian language, he said, reciting Persian poetry of Sachal Sarmast, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Mir Karam Ali Khan, Mir Murad Ali Khan, Mir Sobdar Khan, Nawab Wali Mohammad Leghari, Mirza Khusro Baig Gurji and Mirza Qaleech Baig.

He further said that Qaleech produced quality literature and contributed immensely to the promotion of Sindhi literature.

Dr. Iqbal said that Mirza Qaleech is one of the pioneering figures of Sindhi language and literature, who served the language and literature as one serves one’s family.

“Qaleech not only sowed seeds of new ideas and concepts in Sindhi language and literature but also endeavored to transplant in it thought-provoking ideas from different languages to enhance its beauty”. He said.

He said that Qaleech’s library overflowed with books, his writing table, medal and robe were all reminders of his great genius and scholarly work and service to Sindhi literature and to people of Sindh.

He said that Mirza Qaleech Baig was awarded Qaiser-e-Hind medal for his meritorious work in 1906. In 1924, the British government conferred on him the title of Shamsul Ulema, he told.

Ishaq Samejo, Incharge Director of Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig chair, SU, said that the history of Sindh written by Mirza Qaleech Baig was based on old history books viz. Chachnama, Tareekh Maasumi, Tuhfatulkiram.

He said that Mirza Qaleech Baig was lover of Sindh and Sindhi language and did justice with his both lives.

He vowed to organize more lecturers on the topic in order to make the youths studying on the campus familiar with the teaching of Mirza Qaleech Baig.

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Admission forms for Bachelors, Masters’ Program, M. Phil, PhD issued

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Director Admissions has issued the admission forms for the aspirants who want to seek admissions to Bachelors, Master’s Degree programs & MS/ M. Phil and PhD for the academic batch 2015 at Sindh University Jamshoro.

The University is offering admissions to 58 disciplines of Bachelors & Masters’ degree programs and 50 departments of MS/ M. Phil Phil & PhD. The admission forms have been issued which can be obtained by September 19, 2014.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to Bachelor & Master’s degree program for the batch 2015 got underway and the forms can be obtained from the designated branches of Habib Bank Limited from all over Sindh on payment of Rs. 1500/=.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program on November 2, 2014.

The pre-entry test for Bachelors & Masters’ degree programs will be held at Allama I.I Kazi campus Jamshoro and at all the campuses of university including Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad, Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Campus Dadu, SU Campus Larkana, SU Campus Badin, SU Campus Thatta, International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit Shah and SU Campus Mirpurkhas.

The open house for the guidance of students and parents will be organized at September 8 to 10, 2014 at Allama I.I Kazi Campus.

On the other hand, SU Dean Graduate Studies announced the admission forms for MS/ MPhil & PhD for the academic session 2015 in different 50 departments have been issued.

According to details, admission forms are available at designated branches of HBL situated at Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad & Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro while Pre-Entry Test for admissions to MS/ MPhil & PhD will be conducted on October 19 (Sunday). The list of successful candidates will be displayed on December 23, 2014 whereas the classes for the new session will commence from January 5, 2015, the statement said.

It may be noted that Sindh University is offering admissions to different 50 departments/ disciplines which include- Faculty of Arts: Department of Arabic, English Literature, Applied Linguistics, Sindhi & Urdu.

Faculty of Social Sciences- Development Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, Media & Communication Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Pakistan Studies, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology and Social work. Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration: Commerce & Business administration.

Faculty of Natural Sciences: Analytical Chemistry, Bio-chemistry, Bio-informatics, Botany, Bio-technology, Chemical Sciences, Computer Science, Electronics, Environmental Sciences, Fresh Water Biology & Fisheries, Genetics, Geology, Information Technology, In-organic Chemistry, Mathematics, Micro-Biology, Nutrition & Food Technology, Organic Chemistry, Petroleum & Geo Sciences, Physiology, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Software Engineering, Statistics, Telecommunication and Zoology.

Faculty of Pharmacy: Pharmaceutics & Pharmacology.

Faculty of Education: Department of Education.

Faculty of Islamic Studies: Islamic Culture and Muslim Studies. 

Furthermore, the statement added that the admission forms along with “Graduate Catalogue 2015” can be obtained from the designated branches of HBL Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad and Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro 0n the payment of Rs. 1500. The form can also be downloaded from the Website of Sindh University http://www.usindh.edu.pk which can later be submitted after depositing the challan of Rs. 1500 in the above-mentioned branches of the bank.

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Awareness workshop held at SU Model School

Call to avoid unhygienic eatery food

JAMSHORO: Speakers at an awareness workshop on ‘Recycling and waste material management’ warned consumers against the serious health hazards related to bottled soft drinks and meals at hotels, restaurants, eateries, etc.

Calling for ensuring a neat and clean environment, they stressed that consuming hygienic food was the best way to avoid diseases in society.

The workshop was organised by Sindh University’s Syed Panah Ali Shah Model School in Jamshoro with the collaboration of Pak-US Alumni Network (PUAN) on Friday.

Prof Ali Murtaza Dharejo told the audience that tea and bottled soft drinks were as harmful as poison if they were not hygienically packed in clean bottles or cans. He said that paper, plastic or some other safe material could be used for packing such things but plastic shopping bags must be avoided. He also advised people to drink boiled water if they did not have easy access to a filter plant.

Strongly recommending home-cooked food to stay healthy, Prof Dharejo said meals outdoors should be avoided as there was a risk of contracting diseases or infections as one never know the food made at hotels, restaurants or other eateries was cooked properly and hygienically or not.

He observed that cooks at most such places were often found sweating and infecting the food they were handling. How could this food be hygienic or safe? he argued. Jamshoro PUAN president Prof Akbar Mahesar said disposal of filth in streets and lanes was responsible for outbreak of diseases. He stressed the need for keeping the environment clean to avoid them.

He also advised people not to have pakoras, samosas and other snacks prepared at roadside outlets mostly in extremely unhygienic ways and conditions.

PAUN’s Fahim Noonari, principal of the host school Farida Shaikh, Nadir Ali Mugheri, Nasir Ali Panhwar, Abdul Khaliq Magsi and others also spoke.

In the end, the dust bins were distributed in the school as a symbol to make the students habitual of throwing garbage in them.

Earlier, an assembly was held in the school wherein one thousand students & teachers participated.

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Admissions to Bachelors, Masters’ Program announced at SU Larkana, Thatta & Mirpurkhas campuses

JAMSHORO: Sindh University campuses Larkana, Thatta & Mirpurkhas have announced the admissions to different Bachelors & Master’s Degree programs for the academic session 2015. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to 19, 2014.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to BS in Computer Science, BS in English, BBA (Hons), MBA (Evening), MSc in Coastal Zone Management at Thatta campus whereas BS in English, BS Computer Science, BBA (Hons), MBA (Evening) at Larkana campus and BS Computer Science, BS information Technology, BS Geology, BS Commerce & BBA (Hons) at Mirpurkhas campus are underway for the academic session 2015.

The admission forms could be obtained from the designated branches of Habib Bank in Larkana, Thatta & Mirpurkhas from September 2 to 19, 2014 on the payment of Rs. 1500.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program the entry test would be conducted on November 2, 2014. The pre-entry test will be held on the related campuses.

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On-roll students of SU asked to deposit their remaining admission fees

 JAMSHORO: The Director Admissions of Sindh University has asked the students studying on different departments/ disciplines of Bachelors & Masters’ Degree Program 2014 to pay their remaining admission fees by September 5, 2014.

According to a press release issued here Thursday, the director admissions directed all the on-roll students of 2014 batch studying in different bachelors & masters’ disciplines under merit, self-finance (Morning & Evening) quota and reserved seats to deposit their remaining fees latest by September 5 at HBL Jamshoro branch failing which, he said, their exams results will not be issued.  

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Admissions to MS/ MPhil, PhD open at SU

JAMSHORO: The University of Sindh has announced the admissions to MS/ MPhil & PhD for the academic session 2015 in different 50 departments. The admission forms can be obtained from September 1, 2014 which could be submitted by September 26.

According to a statement issued here Wednesday, the list of eligible candidates will be posted on the website of the SU and notice boards of the related departments On October 10. Pre-Entry Test for admissions to MS/ MPhil & PhD will be conducted on October 19 (Sunday). The list of successful candidates will be displayed on December 23, 2014 whereas the classes for the new session will commence from January 5, 2015, the statement said.

It may be noted that Sindh University is offering admissions to different 50 departments/ disciplines which include- Faculty of Arts: Department of Arabic, English Literature, Applied Linguistics, Sindhi & Urdu.

Faculty of Social Sciences- Development Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, Media & Communication Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Pakistan Studies, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology and Social work.

Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration: Commerce & Business administration.

Faculty of Natural Sciences: Analytical Chemistry, Bio-chemistry, Bio-informatics, Botany, Bio-technology, Chemical Sciences, Computer Science, Electronics, Environmental Sciences, Fresh Water Biology & Fisheries, Genetics, Geology, Information Technology, In-organic Chemistry, Mathematics, Micro-Biology, Nutrition & Food Technology, Organic Chemistry, Petroleum & Geo Sciences, Physiology, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Software Engineering, Statistics, Telecommunication and Zoology.

Faculty of Pharmacy: Pharmaceutics & Pharmacology.

Faculty of Education: Department of Education.

Faculty of Islamic Studies: Islamic Culture and Muslim Studies.  

Furthermore, the statement added that the admission forms along with “Graduate Catalogue 2015” can be obtained from the designated branches of HBL Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad and Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro 0n the payment of Rs. 1500. The form can also be downloaded from the Website of Sindh University http://www.usindh.edu.pk which can later be submitted after depositing the challan of Rs. 1500 in the above-mentioned branches of the bank.

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SU campuses Dadu & Badin offer admissions to Bachelors & Masters’ Programs

JAMSHORO: Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Sindh University campus Dadu and SU Laar campus Badin have announced the admissions to different Bachelors & Master’s Degree programs for the academic session 2015. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to 19, 2014.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to Bachelor degree program including BS in Information Technology, BS in English, BBA (Hons), MBA 4-years program and Masters’ degree program which include M.A in English, MBA (Morning & Evening) 2 years program for the academic session 2015 are open at Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Sindh University campus Dadu.

Similarly, the admissions to BS Computer Science, BS Commerce, BBA (Hons) and MBA are also underway at Sindh University Laar campus Badin.  

The admission forms could be obtained from the designated branches of Habib Bank in Dadu & Badin from September 2 to 19, 2014 on the payment of Rs. 1500.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program the entry test would be conducted on November 2, 2014. The pre-entry test will be held on the both campuses.

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Sufi University announces admissions to Bachelors & Masters Programs

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) campus International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit Shah has announced the admissions to Bachelors & Master’s Degree programs for the academic year 2015 in all five departments. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to 19, 2014.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to Bachelor degree program i.e. BS in Political Science, BS in English, BBA (Hons) 4-years, M.A in English & M.A in Sufism & Peace (2-years) for the academic year 2015 are open at Sufi University whereas the admission forms could be obtained from the Habib Bank Hala Branch and Campus Building which will be available from September 2 to 19, 2014 on the payment of Rs. 1500.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program on November 2, 2014. The pre-entry test will be held on the campus.

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SU student to attend 8th Asian Science Camp with Nobel Laureates to be held from Aug 24 in Singapore

 

JAMSHORO: A final year student of B.S Physics University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro Sarah Ahmed Soomro among eight other Pakistani students has been selected to represent the country in the 8th Asian Science Camp (ASC) with Nobel Laureates and eminent Scientists, Singapore which will be held from August 24 to 29, 2014.

The Pakistani delegation comprises of eight students will represent the country in the Science Camp. This Camp will provide the delegation with opportunities to meet students from all over Asia and share ideas with one another.

The Nobel Prize holders in physics, chemistry and medicine will be the key speakers in the 8th Asian Science Camp.

In this regard, a ceremony was held at Vice-Chancellor’s office Thursday wherein the university hi-ups congratulated Sarah Ahmed Soomro for her selection.

Talking on the occasion, Sarah Ahmed Soomro expressed pleasure and said she was the only student participating from the Sindh province adding that ASC had held an essay competition among selected students and she won it and became able to get the travel fellowship as well.

It may be noted that the ASC is an annual forum which aims to enlighten those science-talented youths through discussion and dialogue with top scholars in the world and to promote the international friendship and cooperation among the best young students of the next generation in Asia. The participating students are those selected from various Universities who show keen interest and promise in science.

According to the Director of Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD) National Centre for Physics, QAU Campus, Islamabad Dr. Riffat Mahmood Qureshi, the idea of ASC was first mooted in 2005 after the Lindau Science Meeting by Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee, the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba, the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics modeled after the Lindau Science Meeting which has been held in Germany for more than half a century.

He told that the ASC provided a platform for dialogue and discussion between promising young talents and invited Nobel Laureates and Eminent Scientists. It also helped to develop international friendships and cooperation among Asian young scientists of the next generation.

The ASC-2014 will be organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Nanyang Technological University with strong support from the Lee Foundation, the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation, Singapore. This year the program will be held at The Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 24th to 29th August, 2014 wherein SU female student among eight other Pakistani students will participate in the camp.

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SU announces admissions to Bachelors & Masters Programs

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Director Admissions has announced the admissions to Bachelors & Master’s Degree programs for the academic batch 2015 in all the 58 departments. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to September 19, 2014 for admissions at Allama I. I Kazi campus Jamshoro and at additional campuses.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to Bachelor & Master’s degree program for the batch 2015 have been announced whereas the forms could be obtained from the designated branches of habib Bank Limited from all over Sindh which are available on the payment of Rs. 1500/= from Sep 2 to 19.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program on November 2, 2014. The pre-entry test will be held at Allama I.I Kazi campus Jamshoro and at all the campuses.

The open house for the guidance of students and parents will be organized at September 8 to 10, 2014.

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SU student to attend 8th Asian Science Camp with Nobel Laureates to be held from Aug 24 at Singapore

JAMSHORO: A final year student of B.S Physics University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro Sarah Ahmed Soomro among eight other Pakistani students has been selected to represent the country in the 8th Asian Science Camp (ASC) with Nobel Laureates and eminent Scientists, Singapore which will be held from August 24 to 29, 2014.

The Pakistani delegation comprises of eight students will represent the country in the Science Camp. This Camp will provide the delegation with opportunities to meet students from all over Asia and share ideas with one another.

The Nobel Prize holders in physics, chemistry and medicine will be the key speakers in the 8th Asian Science Camp.

In this regard, a ceremony was held at Vice-Chancellor’s office Thursday wherein the university hi-ups congratulated Sarah Ahmed Soomro for her selection.

Talking on the occasion, Sarah Ahmed Soomro expressed pleasure and said she was the only student participating from the Sindh province adding that ASC had held an essay competition among selected students and she won it and became able to get the travel fellowship as well.

It may be noted that the ASC is an annual forum which aims to enlighten those science-talented youths through discussion and dialogue with top scholars in the world and to promote the international friendship and cooperation among the best young students of the next generation in Asia. The participating students are those selected from various Universities who show keen interest and promise in science.

According to the Director of Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD) National Centre for Physics, QAU Campus, Islamabad Dr. Riffat Mahmood Qureshi, the idea of ASC was first mooted in 2005 after the Lindau Science Meeting by Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee, the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba, the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics modeled after the Lindau Science Meeting which has been held in Germany for more than half a century.

He told that the ASC provided a platform for dialogue and discussion between promising young talents and invited Nobel Laureates and Eminent Scientists. It also helped to develop international friendships and cooperation among Asian young scientists of the next generation.

The ASC-2014 will be organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Nanyang Technological University with strong support from the Lee Foundation, the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation, Singapore. This year the program will be held at The Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 24th to 29th August, 2014 wherein SU female student among eight other Pakistani students will participate in the camp.

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SU announces admissions to Bachelors & Masters Programs

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Director Admissions has announced the admissions to Bachelors & Master’s Degree programs for the academic batch 2015 in all the 58 departments. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to September 19, 2014 for admissions at Allama I. I Kazi campus Jamshoro and at additional campuses.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to Bachelor & Master’s degree program for the batch 2015 have been announced whereas the forms could be obtained from the designated branches of habib Bank Limited from all over Sindh which are available on the payment of Rs. 1500/= from Sep 2 to 19.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program on November 2, 2014. The pre-entry test will be held at Allama I.I Kazi campus Jamshoro and at all the campuses.

The open house for the guidance of students and parents will be organized at September 8 to 10, 2014.

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Flag-hoisting ceremonies held at SU, its campuses to mark I. Day

JAMSHORO:  A flag-hoisting ceremony was held at Sindh University (SU) Allama I.I Kazi Campus on Thursday morning to commemorate the country’s Independence Day. The vice-chancellor of Sindh University, Prof Dr. Abida Taherani, the registrar, Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, the deans of all faculties, administrative officers, employees and a large number of students attended the ceremony.

The day dawned with special prayers in the Jamia masjid of the varsity for the progress, prosperity and security of the country. The students of Syed Panah Ali Shah Model School Sindh University Colony sang national songs and presented the tableaus that forced the participants to encourage the performers with the roar of clapping.

The tug of war competitions were also organized in a bid to enhance the happinesses of jubilant on the campus.

Addressing the gathering after the hoisting of the national flag followed by national anthem, the vice-chancellor stated that freedom was a great blessing which had been achieved with the sacrifices of the elders. She said that the value of independence could be gauged from the miserable plight of Muslims living in India, Kashmir and Palestine.

The vice-chancellor said it was incumbent upon every Pakistani citizen to carry out his or her individual and collective responsibilities justly and honestly in his or her respective field so as to steer the country out of all the crises and gear up its development and progress.

She expressed hope that the Pakistani nation, with its countless abilities, would rise to the occasion and touch the sky working hard.

The vice chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani appreciated the philanthropic spirit of the SU employees who have voluntarily decided to donate one day’s worth of their salaries for the operation victims of North Waziristan and recognized the services of Pakistan armed forces who have been fighting against the terrorists to curb terrorism.

She paid glowing tributes to the martyrs, workers and leaders of the Pakistan movement whose sacrifices paved the way for our independence.

Dr. Taherani exhorted the youth to spread the message of father of the Nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal to make the country truly Islamic welfare state. She enumerated sacrifices of millions of Muslims of Indo-Pakistan for achieving the motherland which is unique example in the world.

SU Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad: Dean, Faculty of Education Dr. Parveen Munshi hoisted national flag at the function held on the campus wherein Principal of Dr. N.A. Baloch Model School Hyderabad Ahsan Shah Rashdi, a large number of students, parents, teachers and community of the city participated to mark the day. Speakers at the flag-hoisting ceremony at SU Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) pledged to work for the national cohesion, progress and prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country and to safeguard the ideological frontiers of Pakistan.

SU Bhit Shah Campus (Sufi University): Focal Person of the campus Prof. Dr. Aslam Parvaiz Memon unfurled the national flag here in the presence of a number of students and community members. The participants of the ceremony sung national anthem as they stood up in reverence. School children presented national songs and delivered speeches in connection with Independence Day.
Addressing the ceremony Dr Aslam Parvaiz Memon said that Pakistan was facing the challenges of terrorism and extremism but if God willing, the nation will defeat them with courage and determination.

“We are a nuclear nation and our future is bright”, he added. He urged the people to join hands to play their due role in progress and prosperity of the country.

SU Dadu Campus: Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated in a befitting manner. The special prayers were made on the campus for the integrity, solidarity, progress and prosperity of the country.
The independence function was held at campus’s Lawn where the Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Anwer Ali Shah G. Syed hoisted the national flag along with his faculty members, students and guests. National anthem was recited at 9:00 am.

SU Campus Naushahro Feroze: Like other campuses, Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and a strong pledge to strengthen democracy, root out corruption and eliminate the menace of terrorism. The special prayers for the progress, prosperity and solidarity of the country were made while the flag hoisting ceremony was inaugurated by Pro- Vice Chancellor of the campus Muhammad Nawaz Narejo. A large number of students, faculty members and notables participated in the ceremony.

SU Campus MirpurkhasPakistan’s Independence Day was celebrated here with solidarity and traditional zeal here on Thursday.
The flag hoisting ceremony was held on the campus where Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili hoisted national flag while a group of school children sung national anthem and presented national songs and speeches to mark the day.

SU Laar Campus Badin: A very splendid ceremony of Independence Day was held at the lush green open area of the campus which was decorated with colourful Independence greetings, banners and balloons.

Campus coordinator Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro hoisted the national flag followed by nationa anthem. A large number of students participated in the function.

 SU Campus Thatta: Like other campuses of Sindh University, Independence Day was celebrated here with a great enthusiasm. The Pro- Vice Chancellor of the campus Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi inaugurated the ceremony by hoisting the national flag. Students, parents and faculty members attended the function that lasted almost whole the day long.

 SU Campus Larkana: Independence Day was celebrated with national zeal and fervour here at Larkana campus like other campuses of Sindh University. The function of Independence Day celebrations was held at the lawn where focal person Dr. Hakim Ali Kanasero unfurled the national flag. 

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MBA Pioneer Batch of SU Dadu Campus passes out

CM Sindh insists upon organizing professional seminars, related activities

JAMSHORO: The 1st & pioneer batch of Master in Business Administration (MBA) Morning & Evening of Mohatarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed (MBBS) Sindh University Campus Dadu has passed out and entered practical field with professional skills & abilities.

The campus has issued the students directory-2014 wherein the profiles of all 84 passed out students have been given with their snaps so as to appreciate them for their success. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani congratulated the departing students.

According to details, Sindh University Dadu campus has produced 84 MBA students both male & female who have passed out Wednesday and rushed to the job market with MBA degree.

On the occasion, students’ directory-2014 was issued so as to introduce the students of pioneer batch of MBA in Business Administration Department of the campus which carries the full profiles of all the students with their pictures, exams result and introduction.

In her message the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani felicitated the students of Dadu campus and advised them to go in national job market and serve the country by getting jobs so that the name of the Alma Mater might be shined up.

She said that Dadu campus was imparting quality education under the supervision of PVC Dr. Anwar Ali Shah G. Syed and learned faculty members.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah in his message congratulated the passed out students and admired the students’ directory-2014 which according to him carrying full information regarding the students of the campus.

He said the passed out students were entering into a new world, where they will face obstacles and handicaps in meeting your goals.

Praying for the success of departing students, CM insisted upon the PVC of the campus to attend all professional seminars and related activities at SU Dadu campus.

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Independence Day to be celebrated today with national enthusiasm at SU

JAMSHORO: The Independence Day will be celebrated with national zeal and enthusiasm in Sindh University Jamshoro and its campuses today. The preparations in this regards have been finalized.

According to university spokesperson Nadir Ali Mugheri, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani would be the chief guest at the flag hoisting ceremony which is scheduled to be held at Hyder Bus Pavilion of the varsity.

This ceremony will also be attended by all Deans of faculties, faculty members, officers, employees and students of the university.

The national anthem will be played exactly at the time when the same will be played in Islamabad by the federal government followed by flag hoisting. Afterwards, the other events will take place.

After flag hoisting ceremony, the tug of war and other games as well as activities will also be the parts of the independence celebrations.

According to spokesman, the point buses will be plied on various routes to bring the students, faculty members to the campus at about 7.30 while the celebrations will initiate from 8 pm after the national flag is hoisted.

Similarly, the Independence Day will be celebrated with national fervor in SU campuses including International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Science Bhit Shah, Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Sindh University Campus Dadu, Laar Campus Badin, Larkana, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Naushehroferoze Campuses.

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1st M. Phil Islamic Studies to be held from August 25

JAMSHORO: The remaining papers of 1st semester M. Phil (Islamic Studies) will be held from August 25 to August 24, 2014 in the related department of the University of Sindh Jamshoro.

In a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, Dean, Faculty of Islamic Studies Prof. Dr. Muhammad Anwar Khan Pathan informed that the remaining papers of 1st semester M. Phil course work program session 2014 would be held from August 25, 26 & 27 at the faculty of Islamic studies University of Sindh Jamshoro.

He advised all the concerned scholars to take part in the said examinations.

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SU extends last date for submission of exams forms by August 25

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Semester Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has extended the last date for submission of semester examination forms in both public & private colleges/institutes till August 25, 2014 without late fees.

According to a circular issued here Tuesday that the candidates could submit their exam forms from August 16 to 25 without affording any late fees while the same could be submitted with late fees of Rs. 5000 from August 26 to 29, 2014.

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Announcement regarding viva voce/practical exams of post graduate candidates

JAMSHORO: The viva voce & practical examinations of M.A/ M.Com & M.Sc (Final) Post Graduate Annual Examinations 2013 will be held from August 19, 2014.

According to press statement, the controller told that the venue for the exams and detailed program will be issued separately.

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SU VC condole death of educationist Anita Ghulam Ali

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has offered her condolences on the sad demise of eminent educationist Anita Ghulam Ali.

The vice-Chancellor paid rich tribute to the services rendered by the former Education Minister of Sindh & Chief Executive of Sindh Education Foundation Anita Ghulam Ali who passed away in a private hospital in Karachi on Friday.

In her condolence message to the bereaved family, Dr. Abida Taherani prayed to the Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul in eternal peace.

“May God grant courage to the deceased family members to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude”! Dr. Taherani said.

Appreciating the services of late Anita Ghulam Ali in the field of education, Dr. Taherani said that her efforts for the uplift of educational institution in the province will always be remembered.

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Independence Day to be celebrated with national enthusiasm at SU

JAMSHORO: The Independence Day will be celebrated with national zeal and enthusiasm in Sindh University Jamshoro and its campuses on August 14, 2014. The preparations in this regards have been finalized.

According to university spokesperson Nadir Ali Mugheri, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani would be the chief guest at the flag hoisting ceremony. This ceremony will also be attended by all Deans of faculties, faculty members, officers, employees and students of the varsity.

The national anthem will be played exactly at the time when the same will be played in Islamabad by the federal government. Afterwards, the other events will take place.

After flag hoisting ceremony at Hyder Bux Pavilion Ground of the university, the tug of war and other games as well as activities will also be the parts of the independence celebrations.

According to spokesman, the point buses will be plied on various routes to bring the students, faculty members to the campus at about 7.30 while the celebrations will initiate from 8 pm after the national flag is hoisted.

Similarly, the Independence Day will be celebrated with national fervor in SU campuses including International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Science Bhit Shah, Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Sindh University Campus Dadu, Laar Campus Badin, Larkana, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Naushehroferoze Campuses.

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SU VC grieved over Begum Abbasi’s death

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has offered her condolences on the sad demise of the former deputy speaker of national assembly of Pakistan Begum Ashraf Abbasi.

The vice-Chancellor also paid tribute to the services rendered by the late Begum Ashraf Abbasi.

In her condolence message to the bereaved family, Dr. Abida Taherani prayed to the Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the deceased family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

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SU Registrar advises the students to attend their classes

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto has advised the students to attend their classes which have been commenced from August 4, 2014.

In a press statement issued here on Tuesday, he said that the classes in all the departments were in full swing after summer vacations.

“Those students who did not reach at the campus are hereby advised to come and attend their classes”. Mr. Bhutto maintained.

He said that 75 percent of attendance was necessary for appearing in the next semester examinations adding that those students who will lack the required attendance will not be allowed to appear in the exams.

“I therefore advise the students of all the departments to attend their classes which have been started since August 4, 2014”. He said.

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SU, GU sign MoU to promote academic & research activities

JAMSHORO:  University of Sindh Jamshoro (SU) and Greenwich University (GU) Karachi signed an education-related memorandum of understanding (MoU) in a ceremony held here Monday at Vice-Chancellor’s office of the varsity. 

Sindh University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani and her Greenwich University counterpart VC Seema Mughal signed the MoU in a bid to promote the academic activities on the campuses together.

The Area Study Centre of SU will be the direct beneficiary of the development proposed in the agreement with the private sector Greenwich University. According to the agreement signed, the Area Study Centre of Sindh University will jointly hold seminars, organize academic workshop and ensure exchange of faculty members and students to each other so as to learn and share the academic & research experiences and enhance mutual understanding. 

As part of the MoU, the two universities will develop a collaborative partnership in academic and research areas, including organizing various trainings, advanced research activities, modernization of curricula etc. 

On the occasion Dr. Parvaiz Ahmed Pathan on behalf of SU and Dr. Arshad Karim from GU were nominated as focal persons who will frame the strategy to collaborate in future.

Speaking with the delegation, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani said that SU had been focusing on research and it produced 387 PhDs in last couple of years.

She said that a number of major decisions including leave encashment, health assurance policy and distribution of plots to the employees had been taken in the best interest of the workers, faculty members & officers of the varsity.

In the meeting the guests including VC Greenwich University were decorated with Sindhi Ajrak and Topi.

Among others Registrar SU Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Dr. Parvaiz Ahmed Pathan, Director Area Study Centre Dr. Hamadullah Kakepoto and the delegation of Greenwich University.

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SU to reopen on Aug 4 after summer vacations

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro & its all campuses will reopen on August 4 after the summer vacations with the commencement of the academic as well as research activities. This was announced by the Registrar of SU, Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto here on Saturday. He asked the students to ensure their attendance in the classes.

Meanwhile, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani along with Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto and other officials of the varsity paid a visit to the both boys & girls’ hostels where she reviewed the arrangement made therein upon her directives so as to facilitate the hostler students on their return from their homes after the summer vacations are over.

She on the occasion visited all the blocks of boys as well as girls’ hostels and assessed color, sanitation, knitting of chairs as well as cots & repair work. She expressed satisfaction over the arrangements.

Speaking with the officials during her visit, she advised the students to reach the campus in time so that they may attend their classes which are being commenced from Monday, August 4, 2014.

Dr, Taherani said that all the arrangements had been made for initiating academic as well as research activities on the campus adding that the environment in the university was education friendly with the emergence of complete law and order situation.

It may be noted that Sindh University Jamshoro along with its all the campuses Laar campus Badin, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed SU campus Dadu, International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit shah, SU campuses Mirpurkhas, Larkana, Thatta and Naushehroferoze is reopening on August 4 with the start of the academic and research activities as usual.

According to Registrar, Dr. N.A Baloch Model School Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad and Syed Panah Ali Shah Model School Sindh University Colony will also reopen on the same date i.e. August 4, 2014.

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Eid-ul-Fitre: SU & its campuses to remain closed from July 29 to August 1

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Jamshoro and its all campuses will remain closed from July 29 to August 1 in connection with Eid ul Fitre.

According to a circular issued here by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Sindh University Jamshoro and its all seven campuses including SU Laar Campus Badin, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto SU campus Dadu, International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit shah, Sindh Varsity campuses Mirpurkhas, Larkana, Thatta & Nausheroferoze will remain closed for four days with effect from July 29 to August 1, 2014 on account of Eid ul Fitre.

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SU VC Dr. Taherani lays foundation stone for construction of mosque at administrative block

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani patronized the ceremony of laying the foundation stone of mosque in front of Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah Administration Building popularly known as AC-II, here on Friday.

Upon arrival at the venue of the ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor was received by ProڏVice Chancellors, Deans & Officers  of the varsity.

On the occasion Dr. Abida Taherani laid the foundation stone of the project of the mosque which is named as “Subhan Allah Mosque”.

Speaking with the officials & senior faculty members, Vice-Chancellor said it was great moment for her to lay the foundation stone of the most sacred place adding that she deemed it as great privilege for her.

She said that the construction work of the mosque will soon be completed so that the employees might offer the prayers with no trouble.

Among others, the ceremony was attended by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro, Dr. Arfana Mallah, Prof. Dr. Anwar Ali Shah G. Syed, Dr. Saleha Parveen, Dr. Siraj ul Haq Kandhro, Dr. Parvez Pathan, Dr. Hakim Ali Kanasiro and Dr. Marhab Qasmi.

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Appointment & promotion orders distributed among 39 faculty members

JAMSHORO: A ceremony was held Thursday in Video Conference Room of the University of Sindh Jamshoro under the chair of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani wherein appointment letters of lecturers in Grade 18 were distributed among 22 candidates and 17 faculty members were given the promotion orders. The appointment as well as promotion orders were issued after the recommendations of Selection Board and approval of University Syndicate.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Abida Taheran on the occasion gave away appointment and promotion letters to the newly appointed 22 lecturers and 17 faculty members.

Those who received appointment orders as lecturers in Grade 18 at Allama I.I Kazi Campus, University of Sindh include Waheed Akbar Khaskheli (Social Work Department), Bashir Ahmed Jatoi (General History), Meroona Gopang, Parvasha Memon (Both Psychology), Muhbat Ali Shah (Anthropology), Komal Siddiqui, Syed Faraz Hussain, Rashida Rahmat Zohra, Zahida Rehman  (Biotechnology), Sajid Ali Rajput (Genetic), Syeda Hira Fatima Naqvi, Asia Khatoon Soomro, Kalsoom Saima Unar, Asadullah Burdi (Computer Science) and Sara Mahesar (Mathematics).

In addition to it, seven candidates received the appointment orders as lecturers in various departments at SU Mirpurkhas Campus including Mehjabeen Leghari (I.T), Nabeel Hussain Kazi (Electronics), Faisal-ur-Rehman Pathan (Pakistan Studies), Parus Khowaja, Zulfiqar Memon (Both Business Administration), Tauqeer Hussain Hakro (Commerce) and Javed Ali Kalhoro (Geology).

On the other hand, Dr. Naheed kaka of zoology dept. got promotion order of Professor Grade 21 from Associate Professor Grade 20. Thus four Assistant Professors of Grade 19 including Dr. Zain-ul-Abdin Khuhro (Computer Science), Dr. Yasmeen yousif, Dr. Kiran Sami (Political Science) and Dr. Bashir Ahmed Rind (Comparative Religion & Islamic Culture) received the promotion orders of Associate Professor in Grade 20.

Similarly, twelve lecturers working in Grade 18 in different departments have also been promoted to Grade 19 on the post of Assistant Professor. Those who received their promotion orders as Assistant Professors include Dr. Sanjota Bai, Dr. Mansoor Ali Shah, Dr. Barkat Ali Bughio, Nadir Ali Birmani (Dept. of Zoology), Dr. Asghar Ali Hakro, Humaira Naz Pathan, Ali Ghulam Sahito (Centre for Pure & Applied Geology), Raheel Maroof Bughio (Sindh Development Study Centre), Dr. Muhammad Sharif Abbasi (Public Administration), Maria Shaikh, Ahsan-ul-Haq Shaikh (Business Administration) and Dr. Waqas Jamil Shaikh (Institute of Advanced Research Studies in Chemical Sciences).

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani congratulated the newly appointed lecturers and promoted faculty members and said the young lecturers were the role model for students because they recently had graduated from the Alma Mater and become the part of teachers’ community.

“It is infact a matter of pride that you took part in competition and succeeded to get the post of lecturer in the University”, she maintained addressing the audience.

Dr. Taherani said expressed hope that the newly appointed faculty will do justice to their duties and leave no stone unturned to shine the name of the varsity by working hard.

“My doors are always open for all, if you have academic problem, go to your chairperson but if there is some administrative matter, feel free to come to me”, Dr. Taherani told the faculty.

She further said that the presence of the Pro-Vice Chancellors and Deans in the ceremony proved that they will always be there to provide guidance to the young faculty.

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USAID merit-based scholarship cheques distributed among nine SU students

JAMSHORO: A Cheque Distribution Ceremony of USAID Merit-Based Scholarship Program was held under the chair of vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani at University of Sindh Jamshoro wherein as many as nine students of B. Ed (Hons) Elementary of 2014 batch received scholarship cheques of Rs. 20,000 each under Pakistan reading Project.

Dean Faculty of Education Prof Dr. Parveen Munshi, representatives of a USAID-funded project Pakistan Anjum Parvaiz and Aamir Latif were present on the occasion.

Vice-Chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani distributed the merit-based scholarship cheques of Rs. 20,000 each among nine students including Dua Khalid, Zahra Talib, Urooj Aslam, Pirah Nasrullah, Muhammad Nabeel, Syed Ufaq Irshad, Sahinzadi Muhammad Bux, Munazza Unzi and Afroz Faiz Muhammad under Pakistan Reading Project (PRP).

The scholarship cheques were given on the basis of merit while the criteria of merit are the percentage of matric and intermediate marks as well as Sindh Varsity’s Pre-Entry Test score.

The students who received the cheques are studying in 1st semester of 1st year B. Ed. (Hons) Elementary at dept. of education while they will be able to get the cheques of Rs. 20,000 each in every semester. But those who failed in some paper will be withdrawn from the program automatically.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani lauded the efforts of Prof Dr. Parveen Munshi and the role of US Aid for encouraging the students by awarding merit-based scholarships & promoting teacher education in the province. 

She said that she was happy to know that that US Aid had been providing merit-based scholarships since 2011 adding that the step will help students get higher schooling in the field of education.

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Eight Professors of SU promoted to Grade-22

JAMSHORO: A ceremony was held under the chair of Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani on Tuesday wherein the promotion orders of grade-22 were distributed among the eight Professors of grade 21 following the approval accorded by the varsity Syndicate and the final endorsement given by the Chancellor of Universities in Sindh & Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan.

According to details, Vice-Chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani distributed the promotion orders of grade 22 among eight Professors of the University who were working in grade 21 as Professor previously.

Those who got promotion orders after the approval of University Syndicate in its meeting held on July 19, 2014 & final consent of the Chancellor of Universities & Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan include Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro Pro-Vice Chancellor SU Laar campus Badin, Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi Pro-Vice Chancellor Thatta campus, Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili Pro-Vice Chancellor Mirpurkhas campus, Prof. Dr. Abdullah Dayo Dean Faculty of Pharmacy, Prof. Dr. Parvaiz pathan Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Nasreen Memon Chairperson Department of Zoology and Prof. Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Gachal Department of Zoology University of Sindh Jamshoro.

On the occasion, all the seven Professors jointly handed over the promotion order to Vice-Chancellor also whose name was also sanctioned by the Syndicate for the promotion as meritorious Professor in BPS-22. Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto was also present.

It may be noted that the selection board had recommended the names of 8 Professors after its meeting which held almost six months ago and the Syndicate in its meeting approved the recommendations of selection board and later the orders were distributed.

Before it, the meeting of selection board had taken place for awarding grade 22 to the Professors working in grade 21 in 2004.

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SU Syndicate approves budget 2014-15, appointments of 12 directors, chairpersons

The Sindh University Syndicate meeting, presided over by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Abida Taherani, Saturday approved the budget for the year 2014-15. It also sanctioned the appointments of 12 Professors as Directors/ Chairpersons of Centers/ Departments for the next 3 years and approved the 10 percent rise in admission fee which will be charged from the students of the university and its affiliated campuses in the new academic session.

In order to overcome the massive expenses on papers, the Syndicate also approved 10 per cent increase in migration, degree, equivalence & other certificates’ fee.

The 188th meeting of Syndicate was held at Vice-Chancellor’s office wherein pre-mature increment for the employees of grade 1 to grade 4 has been approved.

The meeting also approved to extend the duration of foreign scholarship from 3 years to 4 years for the faculty members. It restored the independence status of centre for rural development communication (CRDC).

The meeting sanctioned 10 percent Ad-hoc Relief in the salaries of all the employees, pension, conveyance allowance and provision of leave encashment.

The University Syndicate also approved the appointment of Prof. Dr. Rizwana Chang as Director Institute of Media Studies & Communication, Dr. Lachhman Das as Director Institute of Information & Communication Technology, Dr. Muhammad Khan Sangi as Director of Institute of English Language & Literature, Dr. Akhtar Mughal as Director Institute of Physics, Dr. Muhammad Bux Burdi as Chairman Dept. of Public Administration, Dr. Saima Shaikh as Chairperson Dept. of Sociology, Dr. Shamim Akhtar as Chairperson Dept. of Social Work, Dr. Hafiz Munir Ahmed as Chairman Dept. of Comparative Religion & Culture, Dr. Yasmeen Iqbal as Director Institute of Physical Education, Dr. Ghulam Asghar Maka as Chairman Dept. of Microbiology, Dr. Nasreen Memon as Chairperson Dept. of Zoology and Ghulam Ali Jareko as Director Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC), University of Sindh Jamshoro. 

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SU announces to contribute one day salary of all employees for IDPs

JAMSHORO: The authorities of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro have announced to donate one day basic salary of all the employees for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan.

According to a statement issued here Friday from Public Relations Section, The registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto said in his circular that the authorities of university had decided to contribute one day basic pay of all the employees from grade 2 to 22 for IDPs relief fund in order to help and support the people of North Waziristan on humanitarian grounds. The amount will soon be transferred to the IDPs relief fund.

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Students of 2014 batch asked to deposit their remaining admission fees

 JAMSHORO: The on roll students of Bachelor & Master degree programs for the academic session 2014 have been directed to deposit their remaining admission fees by August 11, 2014. In case of failure their examination results will be withheld.

According to a press release issued here on Thursday, Director Admission said that all those students enrolled in various Bachelor & Master Degree programs-2014 should deposit their remaining admission fees by August 11 so that their results could be announced.

The concerned students have been advised to obtain the bank challan of difference of fees from the Directorate of Admissions & deposit the same at Habib Bank Limited Jamshoro Branch within due date, failing which their examination results will be withheld. 

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SU announces admissions to 1st year at Dr. N.A. Baloch Model School Hyderabad

JAMSHORO: The Registrar of Sindh University (SU) Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto has announced the schedule of admissions to 1st year (Pre Engineering & Pre Medical) for the academic session 2014-15 at Dr. N.A. Baloch Model School, Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad with the approval of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani.

According to schedule issued here Wednesday from Public Relations Section, Registration forms will be issued on July 21, 2014 and the same could be submitted by August 4. Written test for the admissions to 1st year (Pre engineering & Pre Medical Groups) will be conducted on August 13 and that of interviews on August 19, 2014.

Result of interviews will be announced on August 28 and the last date for payment of admission fees has been fixed August 29 while regular classes will commence from September 3, 2014. The circular said.

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SUOWA, faculty members host Iftar Dinner in the honor of VC Dr. Abida Taherani, Dr. Nazir Mughal

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Officers’ Welfare Association (SUOWA) and the senior faculty members of the University of Sindh Jamshoro hosted an Iftar Dinner in the honor of newly appointed vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani and the former vice-chancellor Dr. Nazir A. Mughal. A number of officers & teachers participated in the dinner arranged in a local hotel here in Hyderabad.

Speaking in her presidential address, Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani said that she was happy to attend the Iftar dinner hosted by officers and faculty members of the university together for the first time in the history of Alma Mater adding that it was a good tradition to collaborate in all the activities of the varsity as they (officers & faculty) could make the mountains move with the unity & mutual understanding.

She said that if the officers & faculty continued working together with harmony & unity, the day was not far when Sindh University will make its place on the top in both national international ranking of the varsities.

Dr. Taherani said Sindh University Officers’ Welfare Association was rendering excellent services in the best interests of the institution.

She said she had gained the support of teachers, officers and employees; hence she will be able to work easily for the uplift of the Alma Mater adding that all the sectional heads were equal to her and she wanted to make efforts along with them to ameliorate the accreditation of the varsity.

Dr. Abida Taherani said Sindh University earned good position in the ranking and it was termed as 8th best University in the general category in public sector universities of Pakistan.

“This all happened owing to the day night endeavors and team work of my officials; but it is not sufficient yet, we have to go ahead”, she maintained.

Dr. Abida Taherani on the occasion lauded the services of Dr. Nazir A. Mughal especially for the promotion of education and research and publication of University code which is also called ‘the Blue Book’.

Linking the prosperity of the employees with the uplift, development & progress of the university, Dr. Taherani vowed to take every decision that will help improve the status of the Alma Mater.

On the occasion, Dr. Nazir A. Mughal spoke about his reforms including leave encashment, provision of plots, publication of university code (Blue Book) and health assurance for the employees.

He expressed hope that the working of the University administration will be more effective under the visionary & dynamic leadership of Prof Dr. Abida Taherani, the Vice Chancellor.

General Secretary of SUOWA Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah delivered the welcome address. He cordially welcomed all the guests who attended the dinner and assured the vice-chancellor to extend their full support to her. Mr. Shah said spoke about the vision of SUOWA and told that the Iftar Dinner was hosted in a bid to offer welcome to vice chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani and bid farewell to outgoing VC Dr. Nazir A. Mughal.

Sindhology Director Muhammad Qasim Maka, Ahsan Shah Rashidi, Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Dr. Anwar Shah G. Syed, Muhammad Mashooq Siddiqui and others also spoke in the party.

On the occasion, the vice chancellor was decorated with Sindhi Shaal and Dr. Mughal with the Sindhi traditional Topi & Ajraks.

Among others, the dinner was attended by Dr. Siddique Kalhoro, Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Dr. Naeem Tariq, Sajid Qayoom Memon, Dr. Saliha Parveen, Adv. Jhamat Jethannad, Farida Shaikh, Imran Halepoto, Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Akhtar Ahmed Memon, Ali Akbar Jalbani, Muhammad Azam Mallah, Iftikhar Narejo, Muhammad Ali Ursani, Rashid Ali Silawat, Nanak Ram Bhatiya, Ghulam Hyder Lashari, Chander Bhatiya, Dr. Arbila Agha, Former Additional Commissioner Hyderabad Agha Sohail, Munawar Rajar, Ghulam Mujtaba Jalbani and Nadir Ali Mugheri. 

 

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VC Dr. Taherani holds charge of Dean, Faculty of Law

JAMSHORO: The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani Friday has held the charge of Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro with her following the expiry of deanship tenure of Advocate Jhamat Jethanand.

According to a notification issued here by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani will be holding the charge of Dean, Faculty of Law till the appointment of new Dean by the Chancellor of Universities in Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan. The deanship tenure of Advocate Jhamat Jethanand has expired on July 1, 2014. The notification said.

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 SU announces Eid Advance salary for its Muslim employees

JAMSHORO: The Vice-Chancellor University of Sindh (SU) Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has announced to give an advance of full basic/ fixed pay maximum Rs. 7000 to all the Muslim employees both regular & contractual from grade 2 to grade 16 and half basic salary to all the officers & faculty members from Grade 17 to 22 as Eid Advance on the eve of Eid-Ul-Fitre.

According to a circular issued here by the Registrar, all those employees, officers & faculty members will get basic full & half salaries as Eid advance that will not be able to have service leave encashment. The payment will be made to the employees on July 22, 2014 on account of Eid-ul-Fitre which will later be adjusted in four equal monthly installments from their salaries in the months January to April 2015 respectively.

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Sindh varsity to celebrate 100th birth celebrations of Sindh’s legend Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo

 JAMSHORO: A delegation led by the former vice-chancellor Mazharul Haq Siddiqui visited Sindh University and met Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani at her office. The delegation felicitated her upon resuming charge as vice chancellor of the Alma Mater.

In the meeting, it was decided to organize a function at Sindh University in context with the 100th birth celebrations of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo in a bid to pay him tribute in recognition to his services rendered for the progress of Sindh, Sindhi Language & literature. Dr. Taherani on the occasion announced to publish two books of Mr. Joyo.

Talking to the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani, Mazhar ul Haq Siddiqui said that Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo was benefactor of Sindh and Sindhi nation who led his entire life struggling for the development and progress of the province, literature and Sindhi language.

“We therefore want to hold joint celebrations of the 100th birthday of Mr. Joyo in collaboration with the University of Sindh, despite that of separate functions”, he maintained.

He informed that a mega event regarding the birth celebrations of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo had been scheduled to organize in Karachi on August 13, 2014.

Mr. Siddiqui called for publishing two books of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo through Institute of Sindhology.

On the occasion vice chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani announced to organize a mega event with regard to celebrate the 100th birthday of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo on Allama I.I Kazi campus of the varsity.

She said that the two proposed books of Mr. Joyo will be published; one from Institute of Sindhology and other from Pakistan study Centre.

Dr. Taherani proposed in the meeting to launch a website in the name of veteran writer so that his write-ups and other literature may be posted there in an attempt to make youths familiar with the work done by him.

She told the delegation that the law and order had been ameliorated on the campus and everything was running smoothly and efficiently in the university. 

Among others registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, scholar Mazhar Jamil, president Anjuman Taraqi Pasand Musnafeen Muslim Shamim, Saleem Memon and Dr. Arfana Mallah were present in the meeting.

 

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Plots to be handed over to the employees once the demarcation process is over: VC Dr. Taherani announces

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Vice Chancellor Prof. DR. Abida Taherani has announced that the rights of ownership of the plots will be given to the employees once the process of demarcation is over so that the employees of the varsity may start constructing their houses.

This she said while addressing the ceremony which was organized at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of the Arts Faculty Building in a bid to give plots to those employees, officers and teachers whose plots were found in depression during delimitation. The plots were allotted to the employees through raffling process.

Vice Chancellor on the occasion said that Shaheed Mohatarma Benzair Bhutto Sindh University Staff Housing Scheme was a gift for the employees of the varsity by which they will be able to lead a comfortable life after having their houses constructed.

She said the university was doing a lot of things for its employees.

“It is now turn of the faculty members to teach their students honestly so that the name of this Alma Mater may be shined up and produce educated & skilled youths in the days to come”, Dr. Taherani maintained.

She further said that the officers, teachers and employees started extending their cooperation with her from the very first day hoping that it will continue for long.

Among others Director Housing Scheme Mushtaq Ahmed Memon, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Dr. Arfana Mallah, Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Ghulam Nabi Bhallai, Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Imran Halepoto, Muhammad Mashooq Siddiqui, Dr. Aslam Parvez Memon, Muhammad Ali Roshan athan, Muhammad Yousif Pardesi, Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Ali Akbar Jalbani and Ghulam Murtaza Mastoi. The raffling was hald for the employees of all three categories i.e. A, B & C.

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Scholar defends her M. Phil thesis successfully

JAMSHORO: A scholar of the Department of Zoology, University of Sindh Jamshoro, successfully defended her M. Phil thesis in a seminar held here in the video conference room of the varsity. Nosheen Jehajo completed her research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nasreen Memon.

In her final M. Phil seminar, she presented her thesis on the topic “taxonomy & ecology of different mosquitos’ species of subfamily anophelinae in main malaria affected area of Sindh”.

The scholar said: mosquitos are among the most important group of flying insects which affect the health of human beings and domestic animals worldwide.

She told that malaria was one of the oldest and deadliest infectious diseases in human caused by protozoan parasites of the genus plasmodium and this disease was transmitted by female anopheles mosquitoes.

Scolar Nosheen further said that she had conducted surveys in six districts of Sindh including Larkana, Dadu, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan and Tando Alahyar where malaria prevalent adding that she observed the occurrence of malaria vector mosquito species; anopheles, culicifacies and anopheles stephensi during the survey.

The Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi presided over the seminar.

On the other hand, another 1st M. Phil seminar of zoology scholar Javed Ali Khero also held in the video conference room in which the scholar presented his research thesis on the topic “prevalence of pets in rice fileds of district Kamber-Shahdadkot, Sindh”. He also defended his thesis during question-answer section.

According to dean, faculty of natural sciences, the 1st PhD seminar of scholar Sardar Hussain Memon of Department of Botany will be held today (June 27) wherein he will deliver his lecture on the research topic “in-vitrocallus induction, antoxidant, antimicrobial, properties & some phytochemical composition of some indigenous medicinal plants of solanaceae”.

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SU declares the results of M.Sc. (Previous & Final) Rural Development

JAMSHORO: The Controller of Examinations University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has announced the results of M.Sc. (Previous & Final) Rural Development under External Program, annual examinations 2013.

According to press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, a total number of 30 candidates have been declared successful in M.Sc. (Previous) while 4 students were declared fail in the exams.

Similarly, 28 candidates out of 35 have been declared pass in first class while 4 in 2nd class in M.Sc. (Final) Rural Development.

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SU VC orders to computerize entire system, tells officials not to linger on the files

JAMSHORO: The Vice-Chancellor University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has announced to replace manual system of working with computerized system in the university and ordered the authorities concerned to computerize the record initially from Registrar Office.

She warned of stern action against those officers found involved in lingering on the files over 3 days, saying the files coming from different sections or employees should be disposed of within 3 days otherwise no concession will be made to them on the complaint received from someone.

This she said while addressing the meeting of sectional heads held here in the senate hall on Monday. The sectional heads briefed the vice-chancellor regarding their working, quantity and job of their staff and problems.

On the occasion vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani said that the time of manual working was over adding that records of the varsity shall be computerized in the short spin of time.

She said that everything would be computerized so as to ameliorate the functioning of university and keep the administrative and financial matters transparent & translucent.

Dr. Taherani further said that the file system had been drawn to an end in the universities across world and every record was being maintained through computerized system.

“We have to get rid of file and ledger system in order to get good results”, she said adding that the work to computerize the record will initially be started from Registrar office in order to set an example for other sections to do it.

She advised the sectional heads to do justice with time by coming to their offices in time adding that by it her every work could be done easily.

Dr. Taherani directed the administrative officers to follow the procedures of the university while working and extend their cooperation with each other in the best interest of the alma mater.

She vowed to visit all the sections turn by turn and solve their genuine problems if there were any.

The vice-chancellor further said the new reforms will be introduced as the reforms are necessary to make Sindh University a more attractive place to study in an increasingly competitive international higher education market.

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Ex VC Dr. Mughal meets SU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani

 

JAMSHORO: The former vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal met vice- chancellor of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani at her office and congratulated her over appointment as vice chancellor of the alma mater.

The meeting took place on the basis of courtesy call from Dr. Mughal who came to meet Dr. Abida Taherani. On the occasion, Sindh University vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani thanked Dr. Nazir A. Mughal for his best wishes and felicitations.

In the meeting Dr. Abida Taherani told the former vice chancellor of Sindh University Dr. Nazir A. Mughal that SU would be made one of the best universities in the world and by joining this alma mater the students will become part of the voyage of discovery.

“Each one of our students is special to us as together we embark to combat new challenges and reach new frontiers”. She said.

Dr. Taherani said: the students have set sail to be a part of these times which are truly exciting with ever widening horizons, meaningful experiences and higher achievements, to enable them to anchor productively to realize their dreams. 

She further said that she would pay attention towards academic & research activities in a bid to gear up the varsity to top in ranking both nationally & internationally.

She said that Sindh University will soon get the same academic triumph as it was in past adding that efforts will be made to have more research conducted.

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VC SALU meets SU counterpart, felicitates her over appointment

JAMSHORO: The vice-chancellor Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah met vice chancellor of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani at her office and congratulated over her appointment as vice chancellor.

On the occasion both the vice chancellors exchanged views regarding universities’ uplift & academic as well as research matters and mutual understanding on working together.

In the meeting, SALU vice chancellor also presented a bouquet to her counterpart & felicitated her over resuming new job in Sindh University.

On the occasion SU VC Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani thanked her counterpart for her best wishes and said that she will pay attention towards academic & research activities in a bid to gear up the varsity to top in ranking both nationally & internationally.

She said that Sindh University will soon get the same academic inclination as it was in past adding that efforts will be made to have more research conducted.

Dr. Taherani further said that new academic reforms will be introduced on the campus so as to brighten the name of this mother university and the best image of the institution to be exposed.

“The entire faculty members, officers and employees of my university are on the same page regarding the uplift, development and progress of Sindh University”, she maintained.

 At this juncture, Dr. Parveen Shah said that she was proud of the abilities of Dr. Taherani. She hoped that Sindh University will soon touch the sky under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Abida Taherani.

On the other hand, a delegation of Institute of Sindhology also met vice-chancellor and congratulated her.

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Dr. Parvez Pathan assigned the responsibilities of Dean Faculty of Social Sciences

JAMSHORO: Prof. Dr. Parvez Ahemd Pathan has been assigned the responsibilities of Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences University of Sindh. He would look after the day to day affairs of the office of Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences till the appointment of new Dean by the chancellor. Registrar university of Sindh has issued the notification in this regard. Prof. Dr. Parvez Ahmed Pathan has been working as Professor at Sindh Development Studies Centre, University of Sindh, Jamshoro.

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SU & its all campuses to remain closed on June 18

JAMSHORO: University of Sindh Jamhsoro and its all campuses will remain closed on June 18, 2014 on account of Urs of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalander (R.A). The Registrar of SU has issued a circular as well in this regard.

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 SU VC advises all the employees to work for the development of Alma Mater quitting personal interests  

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has advised the faculty members, officers & employees of the varsity to work for the development and uplift of University of Sindh in order to shine up the name of the varsity in the field of higher education and research.

She said this while speaking with the faculty members, officers & employees who came to her office to congratulate her after resuming the charge as vice chancellor of the university.

On first working day, a number of teachers, officers and employees met newly appointed vice chancellor and felicitated her on being vice chancellor. The visitor employees expressed their complete satisfaction over her appointment and assured her of their full cooperation.

On the occasion, Dr. Abida Taherani said: we all have to work round the clock so as to bring this university on top in the country. She added that every employee, officer & faculty had to play his/her role to bring the varsity on the track of development and progress leaving all the personal interests.

She directed the faculty members to prepare the students for competitions so that they may sweep good jobs from the national job market once they are passed out.  

Dr. Taherani hoped that the University of Sindh will soon be on the way of progress with the cooperation of all the employees under her leadership.  

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Federal Govt. vows to continue fee repayment program

VC SU links the change of society & consolidation of country’s economy with educated youths

JAMSHORO:  The Vice Chancellor University of Sindh, Professor Dr. Abida Taherani has said that the Prime Minister’s scheme of fee re-reimbursement would help the youths belonging to less developed areas who could not continue their studies due to not affording the fees of higher education. She said that Prime Minister’s scheme was appreciable and would help advance the less developed areas, once this program was completed. She said this while speaking on the occasion of Cheque Distribution Ceremony under Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme held here on Sunday which was organized by University of Sindh where cheques were distributed among students of seven universities and their allied campus in Sindh. State Minister for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, Interior and Narcotics Control, Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman and HEC authorities were also present on the occasion. Dr. Taherani said that her university was paying attention to impart higher education with quality and conducting research as it was the need of hour to extend support to the economy by creating skilled and trained youths.  “Youth is future, vision, hope and beyond it”, she said adding that if the youths were educated and trained; they would bring the change in the society. Addressing the ceremony, State Minister for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, Interior and Narcotics Control, Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman said that the Prime Minister’s Fee Re-reimbursement Scheme was launched to educate and train youths especially from less developed areas including Rural Sindh, Baluchistan, South Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and Fata areas. He said this while speaking on the occasion of Cheque Distribution Ceremony under Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme held here on Sunday which was organized by University of Sindh where cheques were distributed among students of seven universities and their allied campus in Sindh. State Minister said that if we succeeded to develop our youth through education and training from less developed areas, they could play their vital role in resolving the socio-economic issues of respective less developed areas in the country. He said that many programs had been launched for fueling the youths across the country including Youth Skills Training, Laptop program and Youth Loans in this regard. “Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif wished that there should be not any area to be less developed in the country”, he said while quoting him. Under this vision, PML-N led government has prioritized on the issues of 4Es which included Education, Energy, Economy and Extremism, he said.  He said that government had increased the budget for education and Higher Education Commission (HEC) in the current year and would also increase budget for education from 2 per cent to 4 per cent of GDP in the next four years. Despite of limited resources, the government has also injected Rs.100 billion for Youth programs, he said adding that Pakistan has unlimited resources but unfortunately, they all were mismanaged by the previous governments. Highlighting the achievements of PML-N led government; he said that the Karachi Stock Exchange had almost touched 30,000 points which indicated better growth of economy. “Various Projects have been launched by the PML-N led government for electricity generation which would double the electricity generation from 21000 Megawatt in the next seven years”, the state minister said. Apart from this, World Bank has also approved amount for the project of Dasu and Bash Dam, he said adding completion such projects would ensure availability of surplus energy at affordable price for common man in the country. Speaking on the occasion, Member HEC, Ghulam Raza Bhatti said that under this program, the fee was being reimbursed to more than 3000 students in Sindh where the government had earmarked Rs.37 million for the province and about 1.2 billion for whole program which would cover all less developed areas in the country. Under this program, the cheques were distributed among students of seven universities which included Sindh University Jamshoro, Karachi University, Dow Medical University Karachi, NED University Karachi, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Karachi, Liaquat Medical University Jamshoro and Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam. However, out of total amount allocated for this program, more than Rs.40 million for seven universities were distributed and of total, more than Rs. 20 million for Sindh University only.

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Fee reimbursement ceremony to be held today at SU

JAMSHORO: An important meeting of organizing committee under the chair of newly appointed vice chancellor of Sindh University (SU) Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani was held at Senate Hall of Administration Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro which finalized the arrangements made on the campus in a bid to organize the fees repayment ceremony today (Sunday) under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme. The secretary of the ceremony Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi on the occasion briefed the organizing committee about the preparations & the arrangements made for organizing the event successfully. He told that a total number of 3184 students & scholars of different seven universities of the province including the Sindh University will be able to get their cheques of waived off fees as per public announcement made by the prime minister of Pakistan. In the meeting, all those students of masters and scholars of M. Phil & PhD who were invited to attend the ceremony, have been advised to reach at Sindh University today (Sunday) at 9.00 am sharply. The ceremony is being organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre (SMBBRC&CC), Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein approximately 2028 students as well as scholars of University of Sindh Jamshoro, 553 scholars of Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro, 40 students of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, 12 Scholars of the University of Karachi, 5 scholars of NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi, 3 students of Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi and 543 scholars of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam will be disbursed the fees in the ceremony. The meeting stressed the invitees of the program to reach at the convention centre in time so that any disturbance in this connection may be thwarted.    On the other hand, senior transport officer Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah told the meeting that the point buses will be plied on different routes including Old Campus Hyderabad, Market, Qasimabad, Laifabad 5, 7 & Kotri for the facility of the students. He advised the students to be prepared at 8 pm sharply so that they might not miss the point buses.

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Newly appointed SU VC resumes charge, starts working

JAMSHORO: The newly appointed vice-chancellor of Sindh University (SU), Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has resumed the charge of vice chancellor from Saturday. According to reports, Dr. Abida Taherani reached at administration block of SU, took over the charge and started work. As soon as she arrived at VC Office, the office bearers of Sindh University Officers Association (SUOA) and Sindh University Teachers Association (SUTA) welcomed the vice-chancellor with garlands and roses. President SUOA Ghulam Murtaza Siyal, General Secretary Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah, Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Abdul Majeed Panhwar & other office bearers congratulated the vice-chancellor Dr. Taherani and assured her of their full cooperation. Dr. Taherani on the occasion said that she would be rendering her services for the uplift and best image of the varsity adding that the academic as well as administrative reforms will be brought in a bid to steer the university towards the right track of development and progress. She said that she will take all the stake holders together so as to run the varsity in smooth and befitting manner. 

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SU expresses satisfaction over the arrangements made for organizing the fee reimbursement ceremony on June 15 JAMSHORO: A review meeting under the chair of Pro Vice Chancellor SU Thatta Campus Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi held at Senate Hall of Administration Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro which expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made by the authorities concerned to organize the fees repayment ceremony under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme. The ceremony is rescheduled to be held tomorrow (June 15) at Sindh University (SU) wherein a total number of 3184 students & scholars of different seven universities of the province including the Sindh University will be able to get their cheques of waived off fees as per public announcement made by the prime minister of Pakistan.According to press statement issued here from the Public Relations Section, the meeting advised all those students of masters and scholars of M. Phil & PhD who had been invited earlier to attend the ceremony on June 3 to reach now at Sindh University on rescheduled date i.e. June 15, 2014 (tomorrow) at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre (SMBBRC&CC), Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein approximately 2028 students as well as scholars of University of Sindh Jamshoro, 553 scholars of Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro, 40 students of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, 12 Scholars of the University of Karachi, 5 scholars of NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi, 3 students of Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi and 543 scholars of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam will be disbursed the fees in the ceremony. The meeting stressed the invitees of the program to reach at the convention centre in time so that any disturbance in this connection may be thwarted.    It may be noted that the scheme is focused on enhancing opportunities for access to higher education especially to talented but financially constrained students belonging to remote and far flung areas of the country who despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. 

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SU introduces online student attendance system

Jamshoro: The Quality Enhancement cell (QEC) of Sindh University (SU) has introduced online student attendance system which will be implemented on the campus from the next semester. According to Director QEC Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, the software has been developed with the help of Kamran Dahri and other faculty members of institute of information and communication technology (IICT), University of Sindh, Jamshoro. The list of all the enrolled students along with course schemes have already been uploaded while each department will be given the login details to upload the attendance of the students and the time table: Dr. Azhar Ali Shah told. He said that the attendance reports of any student could be generated at any time by logging on to http://www.sasusindh.com. He further said that the quality coordinators from each department will be trained in order to use the system properly and it will be implemented from the upcoming semester.

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Semester exams @ ICL to be held from June 17: Controller

Jamshoro: Controller of Examinations University of Sindh Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has announced to hold semester exams of L.L.B at Indus College of Law (ICL) from June 17, 2014. According to the schedule issued here by the controller, the first semester exams of L.L.B (Hons) five year programme part-I, II &, III will be held at Indus college of Law from June 17 to June 28, 2014.

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Fee reimbursement ceremony at SU to be held on June 15

JAMSHORO: The fee repayment ceremony under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas will be organized at Sindh University Jamshoro on June 15, 2014 where 3184 students & scholars of different seven universities including University of Sindh will be able to get their cheques of waived off fees as per public announcement made by the prime minister of Pakistan.

According to press statement issued here from the Public Relations Section, all those students of masters and scholars of M. Phil & PhD who had been invited earlier to attend the ceremony on June 3 have now been directed to reach Sindh University on rescheduled date i.e. June 15, 2014 at 11 a.m.

The ceremony will be organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre, Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein 3184 students and research scholars of seven universities will participate. Approximately 2028 students as well as scholars of University of Sindh Jamshoro, 553 scholars of Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro, 40 students of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, 12 Scholars of the University of Karachi, 5 scholars of NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi, 3 students of Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi and 543 scholars of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam will be disbursed the fees in the ceremony.  It may be noted that the scheme is focused on enhancing opportunities for access to higher education especially to talented but financially constrained students belonging to remote and far flung areas of the country who despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The fee disbursement is being ensured through a transparent and well defined mechanism. 

The scheme has been executed by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad.

The scheme has been introduced initially for five (5) years, beginning in FY 2012-13, with the provision that those students who join the scheme in the last year, i.e. FY 2016-17, would continue to be funded until they complete their academic program. 

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SU revised code published

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) revised code 2013 has been published. The code was edited by Dr. Raes Ahmed under the supervision & guidance of vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal. The code consists of procedures, rules & regulations and constitution of the University. The copies of the code have been given to the academic & administrative heads with the instructions to work under the guideline of the varsity code.

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Dr. Parveen Munshi appointed as Dean FoE for 3 years

JAMSHORO: Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan has appointed Dr. Parveen Munshi as Dean Faculty of Education (FoE), University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro for a period of 3 years. Registrar SU has also issued a notification in this regard. It may be noted that Dr. Munshi has succeeded to acquire the position continuously for 3rd time.

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Training workshop gets underway at SU

JAMSHORO: A two day training workshop on the data acquisition and interpretation got underway at Centre for Pure & Applied Geology, (CPAG) Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro wherein a renowned scientist belonging to Kuwait Oil Company KUFPEC Anwar Ali is providing training to the scholars & students as resource person. The training seminar was inaugurated by Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani. Among others the director of centre & PVC Thatta Campus Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo and Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, PVCs, Deans, scholars and students. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Dr. Taherani stressed the need to apply modern techniques in the field of geology, saying that the country is facing with the energy shortage under these circumstances the youths can play a vital role to help resolve it by exploring new oil and gas resources once they are graduated from the University of Sindh and other varsities. She said that it was the responsibility of the youths to make Pakistan self-sufficient in energy point of view after seeking related education and trainings. Dr. Taherani advised the students of geology to work hard during their study so as to get lucrative jobs and take benefits from the opportunities available in the field of oil & gas. She termed the two day training workshop as beneficial for the students of geology and vowed to extend her full support as well as cooperation to conduct such workshops & seminars in future as well. On the occasion, the director of CPAG Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi introduced the speaker as well as training course. He also highlighted the importance of the latest software named PETREL prepared by the Kuwait scientist Anwar Ali which is used in the oil industry throughout the world. He thanked Anwar Ali for coming to SU as resource person as voluntarily.

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SU announces revised dates of postponed L.L.B papers

JAMSHORO: University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro has announced new schedule of L.L.B papers which were postponed on June 3 & 4 owing to law & order situation in Hyderabad. According to the schedule issued by the Controller of Examinations Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo, the postponed paper of L.L.B Part-III (Procedural practice) annual examinations 2013 will be held tomorrow (June 6) at 3.00 to 6.00 pm and the paper of L.L.B Part-II (Special & local laws) will be conducted on June 7, 2014 at 2.30 to 5.30 pm in the related law colleges.

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Fee reimbursement ceremony at SU postponed owing to law & order situation

JAMSHORO: The fee repayment ceremony under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas scheduled to be organized at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro on June 5, 2014 (tomorrow) has been postponed due to law & order situation in the province. According to the university spokesman, a total number of 3184 students & scholars of different seven universities of the province including Sindh University had to collect their cheques of waived off fees from Prime Minister as per public announcement made by him has been postponed. The new date for holding the ceremony will be announced later.

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VC SU nominated as member of academic committee of SBTE

JAMSHORO: Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal has been nominated as member of the academic committee of Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) for the tenure of two years. A notification in this regard has been issued by the secretary SBTE Waheed A. Shaikh with the approval of the chairman of the board.

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Fee reimbursement ceremony at SU to be held on June 5

 JAMSHORO: The fee repayment ceremony under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas will be organized at Sindh University Jamshoro on June 5, 2014 where 3184 students & scholars of different seven universities including Sindh University will be able to get their cheques of waived off fees as per public announcement made by the prime minister of Pakistan. According to press statement issued here from the Public Relations Section, all those students of masters and scholars of M. Phil & PhD who had been invited earlier to attend the ceremony on June 3 have been directed to reach Sindh University on rescheduled date i.e. June 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre, Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein 3184 students and research scholars of seven universities will participate. On the other hand, the prime minister of Pakistan would also attend the ceremony.

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PM to visit SU on June 5 instead of June 3: SU Spokesman

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) spokesman has informed that the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will visit University of Sindh Jamshoro on June 5, 2014 instead of June 3. He advised the students who have already been invited to attend the ceremony on June 3, to reach at university of June 5, 2014 so that they may get their cheques of waived off fees in the ceremony organized under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas. In the ceremony, the PM would repay the waived off fees to 3184 students of Masters and scholars of M.S, M. Phil & PhD of batch 2013 belonging to seven universities of the province including the host university under youth national development scheme. The ceremony will be organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre, Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein 3184 students and research scholars of seven universities will participate. Under this innovative and special scheme, along with tuition fee, the premier would pay other academic, incidental, or mandatory fees charged by educational institutions as one-off or on a per semester basis of masters, M. Phil and PhD students belonging to less developed areas of different districts of the province of Sindh.  The scheme is focused on enhancing opportunities for access to higher education especially to talented but financially constrained students belonging to remote and far flung areas of the country who despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The fee disbursement is being ensured through a transparent and well defined mechanism. 

The scheme has been executed by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad.

The scheme has been introduced initially for five (5) years, beginning in FY 2012-13, with the provision that those students who join the scheme in the last year, i.e. FY 2016-17, would continue to be funded until they complete their academic program. 

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Mini Hospital inaugurated at SU

JAMSHORO: Sindh University has launched its comprehensive health care facility (Mini Hospital) for women & children; which has started operational activities after it was inaugurated by the vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal & Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed here on Friday. The keys of ambulance provided by the university were also handed over to the incharge of the Mini Hospital Dr. Arbeela Agha. The Mini Hospital for Women & Children is an epitome of technological excellence. The state of art equipment like High Frequency Oscillators, Nitric Oxide delivery system, Total Parental Nutrition, Pneumatic Chute, Laminar Flow system in the intensive care and Operating Theatre areas greatly enhance the quality of service and clinical outcomes. After inaugurating the Mini Hospital near Marvi Girls’ Hostel at Sindh University Jamshoro, the vice chancellor & commissioner along with other notables visited different parts of the hospital including ward rooms, staff rooms, medical dispensary, autoclave & labor room. On the occasion, Dr. Arbeela Agha said: in order to broaden its horizon to include older infants and children, the Hospital is adding the Pediatric Division which is going to provide the highest quality pediatric medical and surgical services. Mini Hospital for ladies & babies will be able to create a niche for itself in the health care domain. It will be offering international quality, evidence based practice guidelines, thus would be delivering ethical high end, clinical services for those in need for advanced medical care, with excellent outcomes, said Dr. Arbeela, the incharge of the Mini Hospital. A full-fledged team of neonatologists and pediatric intensivists, supported by sub specialty services, cardiologists, neurologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pulmonologists, and pediatric surgeons etc. will deliver the highest quality care to the sick children in need. Delivering highest quality care with excellent clinical outcomes, at a cost which is in reach of most of the population, is what the Mini Hospital for Women & Children is aiming to deliver, Dr Arbeela said. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal on the occasion said that the idea was to create an international level institute for women & children at the University of Sindh, wherein quality clinical care services will be provided following the best of standards for care and still be in the reach of the common man, and also training future generation professionals and pioneering research in the allied fields, which was the need of the hour.  He said that the Mini Hospital will be working round the clock and all possible cooperation will be extended with the team working in the hospital. Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed lauded the decision of Dr. Mughal regarding establishing Mini Hospital on the campus and said that it will prove helpful for women & children from time to time.

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PM to disburse waived off fees to 3184 students at SU on June 3

 JAMSHORO: The Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will pay a visit to the University of Sindh Jamshoro on June 3, 2014 where he would repay the waived off fees to 3184 students of Masters and scholars of M.S, M. Phil & PhD belonging to seven universities of the province including the host university under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas. According to details, prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would visit Sindh University Jamshoro in a bid to disburse fees to the students of masters and research scholars of M.S, M. Phil as well as PhD under the prime minister’s fee reimbursement scheme as per his public announcement made some days back. The ceremony will be organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre, Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein 3184 students and research scholars of seven universities will participate. A charming number of 2028 students as well as scholars of University of Sindh Jamshoro, 553 scholars of Mehran University of Engineerng & Technology Jamshoro, 40 studenst of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, 12 Scholars of the University of Karachi, 5 scholars of NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi, 3 students of Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi and 543 scholars of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam will be disbursed the fees in the ceremony.   Under this innovative and special scheme, along with tuition fee, the premier would pay other academic, incidental, or mandatory fees charged by educational institutions as one-off or on a per semester basis of masters, M. Phil and PhD students belonging to less developed areas of different districts of the province of Sindh.  The scheme is focused on enhancing opportunities for access to higher education especially to talented but financially constrained students belonging to remote and far flung areas of the country who despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The fee disbursement is being ensured through a transparent and well defined mechanism.  For the visit of the prime minister, the preparations by the university authorities have been got underway. In this connection, vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal constituted an organizing committee comprising of 49 officials & academicians that met yesterday to finalize the plan regarding arrangements. Secretary of the organizing committee Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi on the occasion formed different committees including media committee, refreshment committee, hall management committee, helipad committee, protocol committee, publication committee and others which have been assigned their work with the direction to bring it to a resulting end by the deadline. The committees have started their works which will be completed by June 1, 2014. The scheme has been executed by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad. The scheme has been introduced initially for five (5) years, beginning in FY 2012-13, with the provision that those students who join the scheme in the last year, i.e. FY 2016-17, would continue to be funded until they complete their academic program.  The vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal and academic circles have appreciated the new initiative announced by the Prime Minister for the students belonging to hard and remote areas of the country. 

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Parents Day 2014 at Dr. N.A Baloch Model School celebrated amid roar of clapping over the performances of little angels

JAMSHORO: Parents’ Day 2014 was celebrated at Dr. N. A. Baloch Model School, Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad amid cheers and roar of clapping upon the performances of school students as they danced on Sindhi folk songs and presented tableaus and dramas to highlight the importance of education. The joys of the parents and participants knew no bounds to see the students who gave solo as well as duet performances and connected with the audience through their melodious voice. The programme began by welcoming the Chief Guest Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal, Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed, university officers, parents, teachers and students.   The principal of Dr. N.A Baloch model school Syed Ahsan Shah Rashdi gave the introductory speech on parenting and condition of school. He demanded that the nine rooms of school which are under the control of the dept. of education may be returned the school so that he could manage to meet the paucity of class rooms.   In the function, primary as well as secondary students sang melodious songs in Sindhi language and danced beautifully to catchy numbers and tried their level best to entertain their parents. Among others, the program was attended by School Alumni Brigadier Muhammad Abu Zar, Director IMSA Shafiq Haider Musvi, officials of SU and a large number of teachers, parents, students and community of Jamshoro and Hyderabad. After recitation from Holy Quran and Naat, the program formally got underway.       The students of kindergarten section Areeba, Shina, Aqsa, Al-Sheeba, Ubair, Zain, Aliza and Usman, all the little angels dressed in red presented dance on folk Sindhi song “Aandhi mein joat jalain wara Sindhi”. The performance of the students attracted the attention of the participants and they could not help clapping. Similarly, some children performed dance on various Sindhi songs and amused the people attending the ceremony. The vice chancellor on the occasion announces Rs. 50,000 for the winner students. To keep the parents active and entertained, the staff of the kindergarten organized some spot games for them. The distinguished dignitaries along with the chief guest Dr. Mughal proceeded to the dais to award the young talents who won prizes for speech and dancing competitions.  The chief guest enriched the parents about good parenting and told them to give quality time to their children.    The programme was well begun and it came to an end with a touching song well sung by Sindhi folk singer Shazia Khushk on parents’ love. This part of the programme was compared by Ayaz Ahmed Mughal and Naeema Soomro while the vote of thanks was offered by Principal Ahsan Shah Rashdi.    It was the team effort of the teachers, management, non-teaching staff, art teacher, choreographer and the music teacher of the school that made the day more special and real. Earlier, addressing the participants, the chief guest and vice chancellor of SU Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal said that Sindh University was rendering services of making education public along with making its opportunities to doorsteps of everyone while every person of society has to play his role in this regard. He said that Deewan Jhamat Mal advocate was performing his service without compensation as dean faculty of law in Sindh University in today’s age which he termed a great service to the nation. “Each one has to work with such spirit”. Dr. Mughal maintained. He added that there was no dearth of persons like Jhamat Mal but they must be given honor and recognition. He said: today’s parents’ day also means that such parents to be lauded who were improving the future of the country. He reminded that Deewan Pirbhu Das got historical Elsa Kazi building constructed for the education of the Muslims as they were in minority at that time adding that we shall also have to build institutes for the edification of our future generations. Dr. Mughal said it was dream of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto to impart the right of education to all whether he is the son of a peasant or a labor at their door-steps and Sindh University he said had tried to fulfill the dream of Mohtarma by opening of 10 campuses in different vicinities of the province. Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed, Brigadier Muhammad Abu Zar, Shafiq Haider Musvi and others also spoke on the occasion. 

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Call for terming Prof. Mariyam Sultana as “Mother of Sindh” over her remarkable academic services  

JAMSHORO: The renowned educationists and prominent representatives of civil society have paid a rich tribute to the educational services of Prof. Mariyam Sultana Noohani on the efforts she made to ameliorate educational system in Sindh and demanded the provincial govt. to declare her as the “Mother of Sindh” officially in recognition to her academic services rendered in the province. This demand was made in a ceremony organized here in a bid to pay her tribute over her countless & worth mentioning services rendered in the field of education in Sindh. Among a large number of teachers, students, educationalists, chancellor ISRA University Hyderabad Prof. Dr. Asadullah Kazi, vice chancellor of Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, ex. Deputy commissioner Sanghar Muhammad Usman Mangi, MPA Mehtab Akbar Rashidi, Sultana Siddiqui, Inayat Baloch and director colleges Shakeel Ahmed. On the occasion the gift of Chadar (scarf) and memorable shield were presented to Aapa Mariyam Sultana Noohani for her unforgettable contribution in the field of education. Addressing the ceremony, the student of Aapa & MPA Mehtab Akbar Rashidi honored her with prodigious words and termed her as great asset to the nation. She said Mariyam Sultana imparted education & training especially to the girls and apprised them with the importance of schooling. Dr. Parveen Shah said the educational services of Prof. Noonari will be sparkled like sun in the centuries to come as she made the girls of rural areas aware of the ornament of education. She demanded that the class room ought to be after her name where she taught. Sultana Siddiqui said that Sindh and Sindhi folk will always be proud of Prof. Sultana’s name and the Sindhi nation will continuously remember such benefactors and their services. Chancellor ISRA University Hyderabad Dr. Asadullah Kazi termed Prof. Mariyam as a treasure of education as well as wisdom and praised her academic contributions. Calling her benefactor of Sindhi nation, he demanded that she should officially be declared as “Mother of Sindh”. An office bearer of a non-governmental organization Inayat Baloch called for terming Aapa Noonari as the “Mother of Sindh” and vowed that he will soon send such proposal to the government of Sindh so that it may get a bill in this regard passed from the provincial assembly of Sindh. Director Colleges Hyderabad Shakeel Ahmed announced that the library of Zubeda College will be ascribed in the name of Prof. Mariyam Sultana. On the occasion ex DC Sanghar Muhammad Usman Mangi said that Prof. Noohani’s dedicated & unforgettable services in the field of education will always be remembered.

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Annual Function-2014 held at SPAS Model School,

Students give solo as well as duet performances and connected with the audience through their melodious voice

JAMSHORO: Annual function 2014 was organized at Syed Panah Ali Shah (SPAS) Model School Sindh University Colony in a bid to encourage extra-curriculum activities in the school, so that each and every student could develop dancing, singing & acting spirit in himself/ herself. This was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal, the vice-chancellor of Sindh University.

School Principal Farida Shaikh welcomed the guests and thus the function got underway. The dancing competition took place initially wherein a group of both male and female students presented their dance on an Indian song to highlight the story of Laila Majnu. This group was termed as successful and was rewarded Rs. 50,000 in cash.

Thus, student of 2nd class Zamin Ali, Kamran Ali & Sahil were declared successful in eating bananas, knotting the ties and blowing up the balloons by filling them with air respectively and they were also awarded.

In the ceremony, Dr. Mughal distributed school uniform among 46 deserving students of the school.

In the function, the students showcased their extraordinary talent by participating in singing and dancing competitions making the atmosphere pleasant. The participants could not help clapping to encourage the children of various classes taking part in the various activities. On a movie song, students gave solo and duet performances and connected with the audience through their melodious voice. Some students performed on various attractive latest dance numbers. Along with these performances the students were also awarded with prizes for their participation and contribution in various sports and cultural activities round the year.

The audience was revitalized listening to the mellifluous songs such as “Hijar mein hanjon na harjaan, monkhay aitro na saarjaan”, “Munhinjay agann te aa sohna to lai nain wichayaan maan” etc sung by the students. Further in the program, students presented group dance of five fusion songs- “Koi pathar se na maaray mere diwanay ko” in contemporary cum prop act using mirror and ribbons as their prop. Students also presented Laila Majnu character in dramatic way making the atmosphere more colorful. Some students presented various popular Sindhi, Urdu & Hindi songs.

On the occasion, vice-chancellor Dr. Nazir A. Mughal said: “Participation in extra-curricular activities is must with studies for a student which will help him in the overall development of the personality. This will help him to lead a successful life in future.”

“There is no shortcut to success. Hard work is very necessary. Where success and good position is important, one must be good human being with good values to achieve and maintain it.” Dr. Mughal said.

He took notice of unavailability of library in the school and said establishment of library was the need of hour so that the students might read the books after attending their classes.

He on the occasion announced Rs. 100000/= for establishing library in the school and appealed to the officers, faculty members to donate some money from their own pockets for this noble cause.

Afterwards, the faculty members and officers of the university who were present on the spot donated Rs. 137000/=. This amount was collected within a short spin of time in the function. 

 

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SU bags Vasakh Award at 7th Vasakh Film Festival held in Lahore

JAMSHORO: The 7th Vasakh film festival came to an end in Lahore Saturday with the victory of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro as it bagged Vasakh Award on the documentary film ‘People from the unknown history’ by standing 1st in the fiesta held at the University of Education Lahore. The festival is organized annually by Interactive Resource Centre where films from Pakistan and South Asia are screened. This year, eight universities participated in the festival which includes University of Sindh Jamshoro, the Islamia University Bahawalpur, Bahauddin Zikriya University Multan, Forman Christian (FC) College University Lahore, Fatima Jinnah College Chunamandi Lahore, National College of Arts Lahore, Punjab University Lahore and SZABIST Karachi. Films from National Institute of Design Ahmadabad India and best documentaries of south Asia were also screened in the festival. A documentary film named ‘People from the unknown history’ presented by the students of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro got first position in the festival. Thusanother documentary film‘religious harmony’ from Bahawalpur University got second and ‘I hope’ from Peshawar University got third position in best documentary films’ award ceremony. On the occasion, the documentary film ‘people from the unknown history’ presented in the festival by SU students was termed as the best documentary film and Sindh University Jamshoro was given Vasakh Award which was received by Dr. Saima Shaikh and Prof. Niaz Ahmed Bhutto of dept. of sociology, University of Sindh Jamshoro. Nisar Ahmed, Curator of the festival said that the Vasakh Award had been bestowed  to ‘people from unknown history’ for depicting the struggle of men & women and the film showed the positive image of Pakistani people and was a good example of gender equity and women empowerment.  It may be noted that Vasakh Festival has been the only documentary film festival, wherein the work of university students has been showcasing for the past 6 years by the Interactive Resource Centre (IRC) in collaboration with FC College University Lahore. 

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3rd paper at SU held in peaceful manner

JAMSHORO: The semester examinations remained in progress Wednesday at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro and its campuses. The 3rd papers of various 58 departments were held in both morning & evening shifts in pleasant manner. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal paid visits to different exams’ centers in order to review the ongoing examination process. According to details, the semester examinations are continued at Sindh University Jamshoro where the 3rd paper of various 58 disciplines was taken in peaceful environment. The students expressed complete satisfaction over the placatory situation of the campus and said they were experiencing memorial moments in the varsity as there was no any tension of law and order. Talking to the students, Dr. Mughal said success could only be achieved through hard work and honesty therefore he said the students who were on roll at the university ought to gain knowledge so that they might prepare themselves for tough competitions in job market.    It may be noted that the examinations will continue till May 20, 2014 whereas the faculty members have again been asked to submit their results latest by May 31, 2014.

Announcement regarding LL.M (Final) viva voce

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examination Prof. DR. Naeem Tariq Narejo has announced that the viva voce of LL.M. (Final) Annual Examinations 2012 will be held from May 8, 2014 at the Institute of Law, University of Sindh, Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad. The candidates have been asked to appear in their viva voce examination.

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Semester exams at SU in progress amid peaceful environment

JAMSHORO: Amid peaceful atmosphere & pleasant environment, the semester examinations are in progress at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro and its campuses. The 2nd papers of various 58 departments were held Tuesday in two shifts of morning & evening in comforting manner. The examinations will continue up to May 20, 2014 whereas the faculty members have again been asked to submit their results latest by May 31, 2014. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal along with Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto & other officials visited the exams’ centers and reviewed the examination process. According to details, the semester examinations are on track at Sindh University Jamshoro where the 2nd papers of various 58 disciplines were taken in peaceful environment and pleasing situation. The students were facilitated with transportation and cold water in a bid to provide them with pacific & soothing atmosphere on the campus during their papers. Vice Chancellor Dr. MUghal all of sudden paid visit to Dr. M.A Kazi institute of chemistry, institute of mathematics & computer science, IBA & institute of plant sciences where he was received deans and directors of related departments. Talking with the students, Dr. Mughal advised them to work hard to the extent that they should get good jobs once they are in the field after pass out. He said that the faculty members were bound to submit their results latest by May 31 before the summer vacations under the resolution of syndicate so that the summer classes might be commenced in time adding that the delay in this regard will not be tolerated.

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Semester exams  get underway at SU

JAMSHORO: Amid peaceful atmosphere & pleasant environment, the semester examinations have begun at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro and its campuses on Monday wherein papers of different 58 departments were held in two shifts of morning & evening. The examinations will continue up to May 20, 2014 whereas the faculty members have been asked to submit their results latest by May 31, 2014 under the syndicate resolution. Sindh University Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto along with Controller of Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan visited the exams centers and reviewed the examination process. According to details, the semester examinations have got underway at Sindh University Jamshoro where the papers of various 58 disciplines were taken in peaceful environment and pleasing situation. The students were facilitated with transportation and cold water in a bid to provide them with pacific & soothing atmosphere on the campus during their papers. Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto along with controller Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan all of sudden paid visit to IBA where they were received by the director of the institute Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa. Dr. Khosa took them in the class rooms and they personally checked the slips of students and asked them regarding the question papers whether those were tough. The students’ joys knew no bounds seeing the varsity high-ups enquiring them about the lumpiness of the question papers. Afterwards, both the officials visited dept. of pharmacy where they were welcomed by dean of pharmacy Prof. Dr. Abdullah Dayo. Regisrar met the students and asked them regarding the arrangements for their papers. They on the occasion expressed complete satisfaction over the measures taken by the officilas concerned there.   Talking with the dean, controller said that the faculty members were bound to submit their results latest by May 31 before the summer vacations under the resolution of syndicate so that the summer classes might be commenced in time adding that the delay in this regard will not be tolerated.

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SU issues the schedule of filling-in exams forms of B.A, B.Com, B.Sc. Home Economics

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examination Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has issued the schedule for filling-in exams forms of B.A (Regular/ External), B.Com & B.Sc. (Regular) Par-I & II, M.A (Previous & Final) External, Annual Examinations of 2014. According to the schedule, the exam forms of B.A (Regular/ External), B.Com & B.Sc. (Regular) Par-I & II, M.A (Previous & Final) External, could be submitted without late fees from May 10 to June 9, 2014 and with late fees of Rs. 500 from June 10 to June 25, 2014 while with late fees of Rs. 1000 from June 26 to July 10. The forms could be submitted with late fees of Rs. 1500 from July 11 o Jul 25, with late fees of Rs. 2000 from July 26 to August 10 and with late fees of Rs. 2500 from August 11 to  the date of examination. The schedule of fees and other details are available below:

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Semester exams at SU due from today

JAMSHORO: Controller of Examinations University of Sindh (SU) Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has informed that the semester examinations will start from today on the campus which will continue up to May 20, 2014. In a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, controller said that the semester examinations will get underway from today (Monday) and the arrangements including security in this regarding had also been made. He said the faculty members had been asked to submit their results latest by May 31 before the summer vacations under the resolution of syndicate so that the summer classes might be commenced in time.

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SU spokesman clarifies semester exams to be held from May 5

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) spokesman has strongly rejected the rumours regarding postponement of semester examinations which are scheduled to be held from May 5, 2014. Saying the examinations will start on the planned date which is May 5. In a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, The spokesman said that the semester examinations will start on scheduled date and there was no question of postponement of exams. He said a man was shot dead at Sindh University Housing Society on Saturday morning who was linked with Sindh University as Professor in the news item played on air by a local TV channel. This provided the anti-university elements with the opportunity to disseminate misinformation about the examinations through mobile messages. He clarified that the semester examinations will be held on May 5, 2014 as per schedule issued earlier.

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Law & order to be maintained on the campus at any cost: VC Dr. Mughal

JAMSHORO: A high level meeting regarding maintenance of law & order was held under the chair of Vice-Chancellor University of Sindh (SU) Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal which decided to take stern action against those found involved in deteriorating peaceful environment on the campus during semester examinations which are scheduled to be held from May 5, 2014.   According to the University spokesman, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal presided over the meeting which was attended among others by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, incharge Dean of students’ affairs Dr Asad Ali Shaikh, Controller of Examinations (Semester) Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Incharge Transport Prof. Muhammad Bux Burdi, Senior Transport Officer Sajad Hussain Shah, Hostel Provost Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Brohi, Director Security Campus Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Nadeem But, Prof. Hafeez Abro and officials of Rangers as well as Police.  The meeting decided to take unyielding legal action against those elements found involved in any kind of troublemaking as well as provocative deed so as to sabotage peaceful atmosphere of exams. It also decided to impose ban on the entry of unauthorized people inside the examination centers wherein the papers will be taken. It also imposed ban on carrying any kind of arms during examinations whereas no one will be permitted to come to exams’ centers by bike and the point buses will be plied during exams from various scheduled routes to the main campus. In the meeting, the vice chancellor expressed satisfaction over the law and order situation on the campus and said no one could be allowed to create law and order problem in the university premises. Vice Chancellor vowed to maintain law and order on the campus at every cost. He directed the authorities concerned to provide the students with facilities of cold water and transport during the examinations which will start from May 5 to May 20, 2014. Dr. Mughal said the faculty members were bound to submit their exams results latest by May 31, 2014 before the summer vacations got underway adding that the delay in this regard will not be tolerated. 

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HEC lauds SU efforts of providing higher education opportunities especially in rural areas, vows to extend its full support in strengthening of the varsity & its campuses

JAMSHORO: The higher education commission (HEC) has lauded the efforts made by the University of Sindh (SU) for providing higher education opportunities especially to the poor masses belonging to the rural areas through opening up various additional campuses in different cities of the province. It clarified that during the peer review meeting held recently, the financial support to the additional campuses of the University of Sindh was not discouraged. This was told vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal by director general (P&D) of HEC Dr. M. Mazhar Saeed through a letter. The director General (P&D) of HEC Dr. M. Mazhar Saeed vowed that the HEC will continue to extend its support for development of the university and its campuses as previously. He further said that HEC had supported the University of Sindh through 18 development projects and will continue its financial support in future as well adding that the development project ‘strengthening of University of Sindh and its campuses’ is included in the Federal PSDP (HEC) for financial year 2013-14. He advised the SU authorities to expedite the submission of amended PC-1 for further processing and approval, keeping in view the time constraint. Earlier, in the meeting held at HEC office Islamabad, Sindh University Director P&D had informed the house that the project “strengthening of the University of Sindh and its Campuses” aimed at developing infrastructure through improving hostel facilities, road network, street lights, water treatment plants, sewerage system and plantation at main and sub campuses of the university. He further told the house that faculty of sub-campuses will also be strengthened through provision of 15 foreign PhD scholarships. He added that the existing infrastructure and basic facilities at University of Sindh were provided in early sixties after the university was shifted from Hyderabad to Jamshoro. The existing infrastructure is about 47-years old which needs to be rehabilitated, he said.  According to the minutes of the meeting issued, after detailed deliberation, it was recommended that the University of Sindh will focus on the development of the Main Campus at first phase and prior to initiating any new academic activities / new initiation at the campuses, land, infrastructure, qualified senior faculty, teaching labs, library, ICT infrastructure etc. be ensured as per curricula and accreditation requirements.   It was also endorsed that instead of 15 foreign PhD scholarships, indigenous PhD scholarships as per need assessment will be worked out and in the light of discussions and technical appraisal; a well-conceived modified PC-1 with need analysis will be submitted for further processing.

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Call for conducting maximum research in varsities in a bid to get objectives of higher education

JAMSHORO: The speakers in a lecture program on ‘research method’ organized by Department of Political Science, University of Sindh (SU) has stressed the need to conduct maximum research in every discipline in the universities in order to get the objectives of higher education. Otherwise, they said, there was no difference between colleges and varsities. The lecture was organized Tuesday in the Nelson Mandela Hall, Arts Faculty building of the university wherein the senior research Associate Zeenat Hisam delivered her lecture on the topic. The guest speaker Zeenat Hisam spoke about the various techniques and tools of the research, and highlighted the methods of the research in detail. She apprised the audience as to how the qualitative and quantitative research is conducted. The researcher also deliberated about the variables and different modes to conduct the research at higher level. After the lecture, the house was opened for the questions and answers in which many students showed keen interest and asked the relevant and authentic questions from guest speaker regarding the topic, which she answered in details bygiving examples and case studies. In the end, Prof. Dr. Aslam Pervez Memon said the research was only the thing to differentiate the status of colleges and universities adding that if the research may not be conducted in the varsities then there will not be any difference between them. He urged the scholars to pay proper heed towards the field of research so that the name of the University of Sindh could be sparkled. Dr. Memon on the occasion thanked the guest speaker for giving a remarkable lecture on the very important topic. He appreciated the efforts of the faculty of the Department of Political Science and congratulated them for organizing such an efficacious lecture program. Earlier, the Chairman of the Political Science Department decorated researcher Zeeshan Hisham with traditional Sindhi Shaal and presented her shield of honor. The students of PhD, M.Phil, B.S Part-IV and B.S Part III, faculty members of Political Science and International Relations Departments were among the participants.      

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Int. Mother Earth Day celebrated at SU

Call for promoting harmony with nature and the Earth in a bid to achieve balance among the economic, social and environmental needs

JAMSHORO: An awareness rally to celebrate “International Mother Earth Day” was taken out by department of geology, University of Sindh Jamshoro to remind people about the Earth and its ecosystems that provide the human being with life and sustenance. The rally was taken out from Elsa Qazi Campus which turned into a huge procession while reaching at Hyderabad Press Club (HPC).

Led by Prof. Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, a huge number of students, teachers and people from every walk of life people participated in the rally.

The rally aimed at focusing on green cities, mobilizing a millions of people to create a sustainable, healthy environment by greening communities worldwide. Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. As the urban population grows and the effects of climate change worsen, our cities have to evolve.

Addressing the rally outside HPC, Dr. Azhar Ali Shah said that Mother Earth was a common expression for the planet Earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflected the inter-dependence, existed among human beings to other living species.

He on the occasion requested the people belonging to every walk of life to raise their flamboyant voices to love the Earth.

Prof. Muhib Ali Lagari and Shaista Khan in their speeches said it was a chance for society to feel collective responsibility so as to promote harmony and love with nature at the time when they added, the planet was under threat from climate change, unsustainable exploitation of natural resources and other man-made problems.

Prof. Sujomal, the coordinator of rally said the Earth and its ecosystems were providing the dwellers with existence and wherewithal.

On the occasion, Prof. Manthar Brohi, Noor Nissa, Aleeza, Mahjbeen and others also spoke and exhorted to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.

     

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The date of filling-in exams forms of M.A/ M.Sc/ M.Com extended

 JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examination Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has extended the last date of filling-in exams forms of M.A / M.Sc/ M.Com. (Previous & Final) Post Graduate Classes (College Side), Annual Examinations 2013 up to May 6, 2014 without late fees. According to a press statement issued here from P.R. Section, the exam forms of M.A / M.Sc/ M.Com. (Previous & Final) could now be submitted by May 6, 2014 without late fees while with late fees of Rs. 1000 the forms could be filled from May 7 to May 22, 2014. The statement further said that exam forms could be submitted from May 23 to the date of examination with late fees of Rs. 2500. The schedule of fees and other details are available below…..

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Founder’s week Celebrations begin at SU

JAMSHORO: The Director, Allama Ghulam Mustafa Qasimi Chair, University of Sindh (SU), Prof. Dr. Kazi Khadim Hussain on Monday inaugurated the founder’s week by planting a sapling in front of the Arts Faculty. The founder’s week is being celebrated to pay homage to renowned scholar and philosopher Allama I. I. Kazi on his 46th death anniversary. Deans of various faculties, heads of institutes and departments, teachers and students of the university attended the inaugural ceremony. On the first day of founder’s week, a seminar was organized at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of Arts Faculty Building wherein the intellectuals and academicians termed Allama I.I. Kazi as a great scholar, educationist and philosopher.  Delivering his presidential lecture, Dr. Kazi Khadim said that Allama I.I. Kazi was not only founder vice-chancellor of Sindh University but also leader of modern Sindhi education. He added that seminars might be organized from time to time so as to keep alive the philosophy of Allama I.I Kazi and the chair established after his name must be kept functioning. Chairman, Sindhi Department Prof. Dr. Anwar Figar Hakro said while reading his research paper on Allama that the founder of SU led his life in reading the books, writing for the nation and observing the things. Sahar Imdad said that the viewpoint of Allama seemed to be the additional philosophical direction of Shah Jo Risalo (the book of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai). She said that Allama always tried his best to change the fate of Muslims in sub-continent with his enlightened behavior and stunning idiosyncrasy. PhD scholar Azfar Memon said three things welfare of people, social change and human development were the objectives of Allama’s life adding that he always thought about the uplift of education in the province in an attempt to fulfill his dream of seeing the nation as developed one. Paying rich tribute to Allama Kazi, another scholar Naira Larik said that I.I. Kazi had metaphysical relationships with Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai rather than fundamental & natural devotion. Terming the message of Allama as gateway to progress and welfare for new generation, Dean Faculty of Arts Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal stressed the need of publishing books on the lives of Allama I.I. Kazi and other scholars in order to introduce their messages among the youngsters. On the occasion, the Advisor Bureau of STAGS Prof. Muhammad Yousif Pardesi announced to get the books on Allama’s life published free of cost if there were any with some research scholars. The celebrations including book fairs, planting saplings and organizing edifying seminars by the bureau of students’ tutorial, guidance/counseling services & co-curricular activities (STAGS) would continue till April 27. The Institute of Sindhology displayed its books at the fair organized at the varsity. According to Advisor Bureau of STAGS Muhammad Yousif Pardesi, various programs will be held after teaching hours, which include lectures at Urdu, Sindhi and Economics departments.

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Dr. Abbasi appointed as acting Director of I.T Institute

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Administration has appointed Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences as acting Director of institute of information technology (I.T), University of Sindh Jamshoro. He resumed his charge. According to details, Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi has been appointed as acting director of the institute of information technology after the retirement of Dr. Asad Ali Shaikh. On the occasion, Dr. Abbasi said that he will be working for the betterment of institute and students adding that he would prepare the students of I.T for the competition in job market so that they could sweep maximum jobs once they will enter in practical life.

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SU to organize inter-departmental debate competitions 2014 from April 22

JAMSHORO: The Adviser Bureau of STAGS University of Sindh (SU) Prof. Muhammad Yousif Pardesi has announced that the inter-departmental debate competition-2014 in all three languages English, Urdu & Sindhi will be held from April 22, 2014 at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of arts faculty, Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro. According to his announcement, all debates will consist of two topics one serious & second one humorous. Thus, English debate on serious topic “the fall of education is fall of the nation” and humorous topic “thanks God! I am a bachelor” will take place on April 22. Similarly, Urdu debate on serious topic “the pen is mightier than sword” and humorous topic “Oh! It happens too” will be held on April 23 and Sindhi debate on serious topic “training is equally important with education” & humorous topic “whatever I talk, will tell the truth” on the next day April 24, 2014. The adviser bureau of students’ tutorial, guidance/counseling services & co-curricular activities (STAGS) has advised the heads of all departments to send their nomination of two students for both topics latest by April 21, 2014. 

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SU inter-department games: CHPE stands first in all 3 tournaments

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) boys’ inter-department games concluded here with enthralling competitions. Centre for Health & Physical Education (CHPE) remained on top in all three games cricket, badminton & table tennis. According to Director Sports (Boys) Muhammad Akram Ansari, Centre for health & physical education got first positions in cricket, badminton & table tennis and institute of mathematics & computer science (IMCS) stood 2nd in cricket, department of statistics got 2nd position in badminton whereas department of pharmacy obtained 2nd position in table tennis. Thus, dept. of international relations, dept. of pharmacy and dept. of statistics got 3rd positions in cricket, badminton & table tennis respectively.

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New body of SU Officers’ welfare association elected

SUOWA calls for unity in a bid to foil the plots against it

 JAMSHORO: An important meeting of executive council of Sindh University Officers’ Welfare Association (SUOWA) was held in the senate hall of administrative block, Sindh University Jamshoro which elected a new body with the pledge to keep the association functioning in letter & spirit, work honestly and bury the differences if there were any amongst the officers in the best interest of the varsity. The Executive Council of SUOWA condemned the action of the person who on a fake letter pad of the association wrote a complaint letter to CM House so as to defame SUOWA. It also appealed to the chief minister Sindh to take stern action against elements involved in the conspiracy. The meeting of executive council unanimously elected Ghulam Murtaza Siyal as President of the association. Thus Ghulam Nabi Kaka was elected Vice President, Syed Sajad Shah General Secretary, Rafiq Solangi Joint Secretary, Mola Bux Rind Finance Secretary and Abdul Majeed Panhwar was elected Press Secretary consistently.  Similarly the newly elected executive council consists of Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Sajid Qayoom Memon, Muhammad Mashooq Siddique, Ghulam Hyder Lashari, Razia Tariq, Miss Mukhtiar Bhatti, Ali Gohar Noohani, Ali Akbar Jalbani, Aziz Rustmani and Mian Ahmed Aleem Pasha. In the meeting, the newly elected body of Sindh University Officers Welfare Association (SUOWA) took the oath and vowed on the occasion to do whatever they could for the uplift of the university. While addressing the ceremony the newly elected president Ghulam Murtaza Siyal said that he along with his team will leave no stone unturned to work in the best interest of the officers. Because according to him officers can contribute more in leading the university to the right direction, progress & development only when they would be provided opportunities to work free of tensions.   He said officers, employees and management should work together for development and expansion of the university. He assured the officers that all their genuine demands would be conveyed to the authorities at the earliest. Vice President Ghulam Nabi Kaka said the association will foil the conspiracies made against the officers from time to time adding that the culture of leg-pulling at the university will be buried forever.  In the meeting the raffling process also took place in a bid to declare the name of the lucky officer who will be sent Saudi Arab to perform Hajj on the expenses of the association. The name of Computer Programmer Junaid Fazulani luckily became manifest in raffling while Muhammad Mashooq Siddiqui’s name materialized as alternate candidate. The meeting also approved that Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan would also go to perform hajj this year as Saima Naz Wighio had refused to travel to Saudia for hajj at the last moment and he could not avail of the slot being her alternate candidate last year. The executive council condemned the behavior of the person who on the fake latter head of SUOWA wrote a cantankerous letter to CM House and tried his best to defame and plot a plot against the officers of the varsity. It also appealed to the Sindh chief Minister to take unyielding action against those conspirators involved in it. Among others SU Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Director Admissions Akhtar Ahmed Memon, Mushtaq Ahmed Memon, Manzoor Panhwar, Qadir Bux Saharan and Asif Khero also attended the ceremony.

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 46th death anniversary of Allama I.I. Kazi observed at SU

JAMSHORO: The 46th death anniversary of Allama Imdad Ali Imam Ali Kazi (I.I. Kazi), founder vice chancellor of the University of Sindh, was observed on Sunday at the Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro. Accompanied by officers, faculty members, employees and students, registrar SU Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto led the wreath-laying ceremony. He lauded the services of the late scholar rendered for establishment of the University of Sindh at Jamshoro with immense planning and striving to provide the youth with higher education. He said that Allama I.I.Kazi, apart from Vice Chancellor, was a great scholar, philosopher and expert on education, teachings of Islam and explaining poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. Registrar further said that during his life, Allama I.I.Kazi used to deliver a lecture every week on different topics for the learning and education of youth studying on the campus. He said that the University had been commemorating and observing death anniversaries of Allama Kazi for 46 years on regular basis and every year he said new group of audience came to learn about him and the efforts he made for education.   “We must remember the people who dedicate their lives for the betterment of society through education and innovation”, Registrar Bhutto said. He said that Sindh University was on the way to progress under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal. Mr. Bhutto added that the law and order situation was better on the campus and it will never be compromised. He said the peaceful academic activities were in full swing on the campus and the semester exams will be held on scheduled time adding that the summer classes will be ensured this year under the guideline of vice chancellor Dr. Mughal.

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Semester exams at affiliated public sector colleges due from April 15

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) controller of semester examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has informed that the semester examinations of B.C.S Part-I, II & III at affiliated public sector colleges will be held from April 15, 2014. According to press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the semester exams of BCS Part-I, II & III (second semester) at all affiliated govt. colleges including Government Nuzrat Girls College Hyderabad, Govt. Zubeda Girls College Hyderabad, Govt. Boys Degree College Kali Mori Hyderabad, Govt. Girls College Qasimabad, Govt. Shah Latif Girls College Latifabad, Govt. Ibn-e-Rushid Girls College Mirpurkhas and Govt. Girls Degree College Tando Jan Muhammad, will commence from April 15, 2014 which will conclude on April 28, 2014. The further details and time table is available on the varsity website usindh.wordpress.com.                                —————————————————————————————–

SU Bureau of STAGS arranges blood donation camp on April 16

JAMSHORO: A one day blood donation camp (Screening/ Grouping Test) will be arranged at Sindh University (SU) under the auspicious of Bureau of Students Tutorial/Counseling Services & Co-Curricular Activities (STAGS) in collaboration with the Hilal-e-Ahmar Fatimid Foundation on April 16, 2014. According to Director Bureau of STAGS Muhammad Mashooque Siddiqui, the blood donation camp (screening / grouping test) will be arranged at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium, Arts Faculty Building University of Sindh at 9.30 am which will continue till 2.00 pm. Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences will inaugurate the blood donation camp. The interested faculty members & students (male & female) who want to donate blood have been asked to visit the camp.    

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Board of Studies of Institute of Physics to meet on April 14

 JAMSHORO: A meeting of the Board of Studies of the Institute of Physics has been convened on April 14, 2014 at 11:30 am in the office of Director of the institute Prof. Dr. Akhtar Hussain Mughal wherein the pre-requisite for admission in 4-year B.S (Physics) Program & other matters would be deliberated. According to a press statement issued here by the director of the institute, the meeting will also recommend the panels of examiners for M.Sc. physics previous & final, theory/ practical as well as BSc Part-I & II, physics, theory/ practical for annual examinations 2013 & 2014 respectively. Among others Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shaikh, Prof. Dr. Irfan Ali Memon, Dr. Riaz Hussain Murree, Dr. Abdul Hussain Shah Bukhari, Dr. Nusrat Jamil, Dr. Najam Shaikh and Dr. Bilal Rasool will participate in the meeting.

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SU wins inter-university boxing championship amid mesmerizing competitions

JAMSHORO: Amid unyielding boxing competitions of all kg categories, Sindh University (SU) has succeeded to defend its title by winning All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Championship 2014, which was organized at University of Sindh Jamshoro in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad. The boxing championship continued 3 days.

On the last day, Sindh University (SU) acquired 5 gold medals, 3 silvers and 1 bronze medal and it was given 95 points in all kg categories. Thus SU was declared as top in the boxing competitions and was termed as boxing champion in All Pakistan inter-university boxing championship-2014.

Punjab University (PU) Lahore got second position as it obtained 65 points by sweeping 2 gold medals, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals in the mega event. University of Central Punjab (UCP) was given third position as it got 55 points with 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 3 bronze medals. In the mega event, Karachi University (KU) got 40 points with 1 gold medal, 1 silver and 3 bronze medal and made it place on number 4. Again Balochistan University (BU) Quetta got 25 points with 1 gold and 1 silver medal in the event but its boxer Mohsin Khan was declared as best boxer in the event in 60kg category and was awarded accordingly. According to details of the final competitions, boxer Shahzor Kachhi of KU got gold medal by defeating Syed Mahroz of SU in 49kg category whereas Denial of PU & Muzamil Usman of UCP acquired bronze medals. In 52kg category, Syed Waqar of SU got gold medal, Shahryar Kachhi of KU silver while Kaleem Hanif of Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tandojam and Sadam Hussain of PU received bronze medals. In 56kg category, Alaf Arsalan of SU god gold medal, Shahzeb of UCP silver whereas Hamdam Ali of Sir Syed University (SUU) Karachi and Shahzeb Manzoor of Superior University (SUL) Lahore got bronze medals. In 60kg category, Tahir Ansari of SU Jamshoro got gold medal, Mohsin Khan of BU silver whereas Babar Ali of Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur and Hamza Fayaz of PU succeeded to sweep bronze medal. In 69kg category, Aamir Khan of PU got gold medal, Mohammad Zubair of International Islamic University (IIU) Islamabad silver while Aimal Khan of KU and Zubair Ahmed Brohi of SU got bronze medal. In 75kg category, Tahir Khan of SU got gold medal, Sufiyan Prince of UCP silver while Rafaq Sarwar of Peshawer University (PU) Peshawar and Qasim Butt Islamic University (IU) Bahawalpur got bronze medals. In 81kg category, Zulqarnain of UCP got gold medal, Wasim Salim of PU silver while Syed Ali of SSU and Abi Jozi Khan of KU received bronze medal. In 91kg category, Imran Khan of SU got gold, Junaid Mushtaq of PU silver while Shariq of SSU and Maz Ahmed of KU got bronze medals. In 91+kg category, Mohammad Arsalan of PU got gold medal, Abdul Wahid Kakar of BU silver while Qasim Hassan of UCP and Zulfiqar of SAU got bronze medals respectively. On the occasion, Director Sports SU Dr. Akram Ansari, PVC SU Bhit Shah campus Prof. Dr. Aslam Parvez Memon, SU Boys Hostel Provost Dr. Imdadullah Brohi, principal Dr. N. A Baloch Model School Hyderabad Ahsan Shah Rashidi, Prof. Abdul Sattar Gopang, SU spokesman Nadir Ali Mugheri, Secretary Pakistan Boxing Federation Mohammad Akram Khan and Ajved Ahmed Bhatti decorated the triumphant boxers with medals whereas vice chairman SU sports board Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khoso handed over trophies of 1st 2nd & 3rd positions to the boxers.

 

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Inter-university boxing: Seven varsities including SU qualifies for final

JAMSHORO: All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Championship 2014, organized by the Directorate of Sports, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro in collaboration with Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF), is underway at Hyder Bux Pavilion of the University of Sindh Jamshoro wherein semi final boxing competitions held on Sunday. Seven universities including Sindh University (SU), Karachi University (KU), University of Central Punjab (UCP), Punjab University (PU), Balochistan University (BU) Quetta, Iqra University (IU) Karachi, International Islamic University (IIU) Islamabad remained unbeatable in semi final competitions and qualified for the final which will be played today in different kg categories.

On 2nd day, the semi finals took place; the boxers of Sindh University won their bouts, and qualified for the final. Thus University of Central Punjab (UCP), Karachi University (KU), Punjab University (PU), Sir Syed University Karachi (SSU), Balochistan University (BU), Iqra University (IU) Karachi and Islamic University (IU) Bahawalpur were declared as successful in semi final competitions in different KG weight category to qualify for the final.

Boxers who won their bouts and qualified for the finals of the 49kg category are: Syed Mahroz of SU and Sheroz Kachi of KU. Those who qualified for the final from the 52kg category are: Syed Waqar of SU and Shehryar Kacchi of KU. From the 56kg category, Alf Arsalan of SU and Shahzeb of UCP won their bouts and qualified for the finals. Again, Tahir Ansari of SU and Mohsin Khan of BU qualified for the final in the 60kg competition after winning their semi final bouts. In the 64kg, M. Hussain of SU and M. Adnan of Iqra University qualified for the finals. In the 69kg category, Mohammad Zubair of IIU Islamabad and Aamir Khan of PU won heir bouts. Thus, from the 75kg category, Tahir Khan of SU and Safian Prince of UCP qualified for the final. From the 81kg category, Wasim Salim of PU and Zulfiqar Nain of UCP won their bouts. In the 91kg category, Imran Khan of SU and Junaid Mushtaq of PU defeated their arch-rivals in the semi final. Similarly, in the 91+ (above 91) category, Abdul Waheed of BU and Mohammad Arsalan Azam of PU declared successful in their bouts. On the occasions, among others Director Sports SU Mohammad Akram Ansari, Deputy Director Sports SU Ajved Ahmed Bhatti, SU Spokesman Nadir Ali Mugheri, officials of PBF and a large number of spectators were present. The final competitions will be held today at Hyder Bux Jatoi pavilion of the University of Sindh. Commissioner Hyderabad division Jamal Mustafa Syed would participate as chief guest at the closing ceremony.

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Inter-university boxing underway at SU

JAMSHORO: All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Championship 2014, organized by the Directorate of Sports, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro in collaboration with Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF), is in full swing at Hyder Bux Pavilion of the varsity.

Prof Dr Imamuddin Khosa, vice chairman of Sindh University Sports Board, was the chief guest at the opening ceremony. Among others, Prof. Dr. Aslam Parvez Memon PVC SU Bhit Shah Campus, Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro PVC SU Laar Campus Badin, Akram Ansari, Direcotor SU Sports, Ajved Bhatti Deputy Director Sports SU, officials of PBF and a large number of students were also present on the occasion. On 1st day, the all boxers of Sindh University won their bouts, and qualified for the semi finals. Thus University of Central Punjab (UCP), Superior University Lahore (SUL), Karachi University (KU), Punjab University (PU), Agriculture University Faisalabad (AUF), Sir Syed University Karachi (SSU), Balochistan University (BU), Iqra University (IU) Karachi, Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur and Islamic University (IU) Bahawalpur were declared as successful in first session in different KG weight category.  Boxers who won their bouts and qualified for the semi-finals of the 49kg category are: S. Manzoor Ali of SU, Muzamil Usama of CUP, Daniyal Khan of PU and Sheroz Kacchi of KU. Those who qualified for the last-four from the 52kg category are: Shehryar Kacchi of KU, Syed Waqar of SU and Sadam Hussain of PU. From the 56kg category, Shahbaz Manzoor of SUL, Rashid Khan of KU, Alf Arsalan of SU, Hamdan Ali of SSU and Shahzeb of UCP won their bouts and qualified for the semi-finals.   Hamza Fayaz of PU, Babar Ali of SALU, Tahir Ansari of SU and Mohsin Khan of BU qualified for the last-four stage in the 60kg competition. In the 64kg, M. Hussain of SU, Bilal Malik of UCP, Tahir Abbas of IU Bahawalpur and M. Adnan of Iqra University qualified for the semi-finals.          In the 69kg category, M. Hussain Yasin of AUF, Aamir Khan of PU and Badil Khan of SUL qualified for the pre-finals. The final competitions will be held on Sunday in the evening at Hyder Bux Jatoi pavilion of the University of Sindh. Commissioner Hyderabad division Jamal Mustafa Syed would participate as chief guest at the closing ceremony.

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Inter-university boxing championship due from tomorrow

JAMSHORO: All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Championship 2014 organized by the Directorate of Sports, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro in collaboration with Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) will start from tomorrow (April 4) which will continue by April 6, 2014 wherein 27 universities across the country have reached at Jamshoro to take part in this mega events. The preparations of the event have been concluded.

According to details, all Pakistan Inter-University boxing championship 2014 organized under the auspicious of University of Sindh Jamshoro is going to start today with over 100 boxers who belong to 27 different universities which include Peshawar University, Superior University Lahore, University of Central Punjab, Karachi University, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Punjab University Lahore, Govt. College University Lahore, Govt. College University Faisalabad, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro, Vetenary University Lahore, Bannu University, Comsat University Islamabad, Kohat University, Abdul Wali Khan University Mansahra, IQRA University Karachi, Bahauddin Zakria University Multan, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Agriculture University Faisalabad, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Bahria University Islamabad, Agriculture University Peshawar, University of Sindh Jamshoro and Islamia International University Islamabad will take part in the event.

Boxers who won their bouts and qualified for the semi-finals will play final on April 6 at University of Sindh and the winner team members will be awarded on the occasion by the chief guest Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed. Director Sports Dr. Akram Ansari in this regard told that he had held a meeting with the officials of Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) who apprised him to send referees and judges from different parts of the country. He said the participant team members will be accommodated at SU foreign faculty hostel & Hyderabad Club for which the arrangements were finalized. Deputy Director Sports Ajved Ahmed Bhatti said that Sindh University had won a bronde medal for Pakistan in international universities’ boxing championship organized in Turkey in 2003 and this time, he said SU will defend the title by winning the final of this mega event.

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Inter-university boxing to begin on April 4 at SU

JAMSHORO: The All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Championship 2014 will be organized by the Directorate of Sports, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro in collaboration with Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) that will start from April 4 to 6, 2014 wherein 27 universities across the country have ensured their participation in this mega event. The preparations of the event have been finalized.

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Nazir A. Mughal would inaugurate the championship on April 4 whereas Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed would participate as chief guest at the closing ceremony on April 6. According to details, all Pakistan Inter-University boxing championship 2014 is being organized under the auspicious of University of Sindh Jamshoro. A total number of 27 teams of various universities Peshawar University, Superior University Lahore, University of Central Punjab, Karachi University, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Punjab University Lahore, Govt. College University Lahore, Govt. College University Faisalabad, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro, Vetenary University Lahore, Bannu University, Comsat University Islamabad, Kohat University, Abdul Wali Khan University Mansahra, IQRA University Karachi, Bahauddin Zakria University Multan, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Agriculture University Faisalabad, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Bahria University Islamabad, Agriculture University Peshawar, University of Sindh Jamshoro and Islamia International University Islamabad will take part in the event. Boxers who won their bouts and qualified for the semi-finals will play final on April 6 at University of Sindh and the winner team members will be awarded on the occasion. Director Sports Dr. Akram Ansari in this regard told that he had held a meeting with the officials of Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) who apprised him to send referees and judges from different parts of the country. He said the participant team members will be accommodated at SU foreign faculty hostel & Hyderabad Club for which the arrangements were finalized. Deputy Director Sports Ajved Ahmed Bhatti said that Sindh University had won a bronde medal for Pakistan in international universities’ boxing championship organized in Turkey in 2003 and this time, he said SU will defend the title by winning the final of this mega event.

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Youth Entrepreneurs Festival 2014 held at SU

JAMSHORO: A one day “Youth Entrepreneurs Festival 2014” was organized by the Institute of Business Administration, University of Sindh Jamshoro to create awareness among the new students of Business Administration and provide them with a platform to link their theoretical ideas with the practical approach. While chief guest of the Entrepreneur Festival Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa appreciated the efforts of students and teachers of IBA University of Sindh on organizing such an enormous festival.

Chief Guest of the festival, Prof. Dr. lmamuddin Khosa, Director IBA University of Sindh and Guest of Honor Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad Jamali, Dean Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration SU inaugurated the Youth Entrepreneurs Festival 2014.

A large number of students from various departments of Sindh University, Mehran Engineering University, Liaquat Medical University Jamshoro, ISRA University Hyderabad, University of Karachi, Quaid-e-Awam Engineering Nawabshah participated in the festival. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the festival, Director IBA University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa congratulated the organizer & faculty member Sami Shaikh for his countless efforts to organize the festival and said, today, IBA had achieved another milestone by organizing the Entrepreneur Festival on the Campus adding that earlier this year, IBA had organized International Conference on Business & Economic which was admired by the participants.  He said that it was necessary to pay heed towards practical work except studying theoretical subjects. He hoped that the festival will help students increase their professional skills. Dr. Khosa said that entrepreneur’s festival provided a platform to the students to link their theoretical ideas with the practical world approach adding that it also helped students to reveal their innovation and creativity. “Through these sorts of festivals students develop their entrepreneur’s skills by expressing their new business ideas; I am sure this festival will also encourage the girls to involve themselves into the business activities by contributing their efforts and resources in different industries like textile, garments & other business etc” he maintained.  Dr. Khosa said such entrepreneur’s festivals will boost the Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) conceptualization of the students to be the owner of their own bread and butter. On the occasion the organizer of the festival Sami Shaikh said that the festival also attracted the people belonging to different walk of life specially females and children to visit the stalls of students and that how they sold out their products.  “I am very delighted that our students have set the various entrepreneur businesses stalls in the youth entrepreneur festival on the campus with its stellar line-up of innovative business”. Mr. Shaikh said.

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UK University offers scholarships to SU students  

JAMSHORO: The University of Warwick (UoW) United Kingdom has offered to award 5 lac pounds in scholarships to Sindh University (SU) students commencing study on full-time MSc programs beginning in September 2014 on its campus. According to Warwick Pakistan Representative Saima Asghar Riaz, to be eligible for the scholarships, students must submit an MSc application and have a conditional or unconditional offer first. The deadline for scholarships application is May 20, 2014 at 9.00 am UK time. She further said that the students of Sindh University could visit the UoW’s official website http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/entry/finance/    to apply online. On the other hand, SU Advisor Bureau of Students Tutorial, Guidance/ Counseling Services & Co-Curricular Activities (STAGS) Prof. Muhammad Yousif Pardesi has advised the students studying in various disciplines to apply in no time as to get scholarship for doing Master of Science (MSc) in UK.

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Two armed men carryout cracker attack on SU official’s residence, SUOA condemns the assault

JAMSHORO: Two armed men carried out a cracker attack on the residence of Nadeem Butt, PA to Vice Chancellor of Sindh University (SU) early in the morning on Thursday. No one was wounded in the attack, carried out by two suspects riding a motorcycle.

SU vice chancellor’s personal assistant Nadeem Butt said in a similar attack last Monday; two suspects riding a motorcycle had fired shots on his house. An FIR (46/2014) was lodged with the Jamshoro police station the same day, he said.

Mr. Butt said that in the latest attack on his house, two suspects riding a motorcycle lobbed a cracker into his house, situated in the Sindh University Employees Housing Society, Phase-1, at around 5am. It exploded in the lawn damaging a chair & some other furniture, he said.

He told that the police guard and his personal security guard deployed at the house sprang into action and one of them fired some shots on the fleeing assailants. He said the guards believed that one of the attackers was wounded.

Mr. Butt held the Jeay Sindh Student Federation (JSSF), the student wing of the JSMM, responsible for the attacks, arguing that activists of the group had continuously been trying to force him and other SU officials to favour them in granting admission to their friends, accommodating outsiders in hostels, pay ‘protection money’ and to meet certain other illegal demands.

Taking notice of their activities, he said, the SU administration had taken strict measures to protect students and employees.

Jamshoro Police said that soon after the cracker attack, police raided one of the SU hostels and carried out a search operation. Three pistols, one laptop as well as banners and literature of the JSMM were seized during the operation, he added.

SU registrar Ghulam Mohammad Bhutto and the university officers’ association leaders Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Abdul Majeed Panhwar and others condemned the attack and demanded arrest of the attackers.

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SU declares results of M.A (Previous) JAMSHORO: Controller of Examinations (Annual) University of Sindh, Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has declared the results of annual examinations-2013 M.A Previous in various subjects. According to details, a total number of 9203 candidates were appeared in the annual examination of M.A (Previous) in Economics, Political Science, Islamic Culture, Sociology, English, Sindhi, Urdu, International Relations, Muslim History and General History out of them 7824 candidates declared as pass while 859 as fail. The results of 196 candidates withheld owing to various reasons, 2 cancelled while 322 candidates remained absent in the examination. 2nd PhD seminar of chemistry scholar to be held on March 27 JAMSHORO: The 2nd PhD seminar of scholar Malik Alamgir of chemistry department will be held on March 27 in video conference room adjacent to the office of Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Sindh Jamshoro at about 11 a.m. The Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi in this regard told that Dr. Muhammad Yar Khuhawar and Dr. Saima Memon were the supervisor & co-supervisor of the scholar Malik Alamgir. The scholar will deliver his lecture on the topic “Spectroscopic and HPLC Determination of Pharmaceutical Compounds having Guaidino Group by Derivatization”. He will also defend his topic during questions & answers session. Final M. Phil seminar of SU scholar due on March 27 JAMSHORO: The final M. Phil seminar of Sindh University (SU) scholar Muhammad Yahya Gilal of chemistry department will be held on March 27 at 10.30 am in video conference room next to the office of Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Sindh Jamshoro. According to Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Dr. Muhammad Yar Khuhawar and Dr. Amber Solangi are the supervisor & co-supervisor of the scholar Muhammad Yahya Gilal respectively. The scholar will speak about his research topic “Voltametric determination of pharmaceutical preparations containing Guanidino functional grouping”.   In the last he will reply to the queries of participants. SU Prof. Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed gets Gold Medal for his outstanding research contributions JAMSHORO: Associate Professor of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Mahar has been conferred upon the National Award of Prof. Dr. Mirza Azhar Bed Gold Medal 2014 as a “young researcher” below 45-age for having made outstanding research contributions in the field of fisheries in the country through various projects. According to the press statement of SU spokesman Nadir Ali Mugheri, the zoological society of Pakistan (ZSP) presented the national award (which is in form of gold medal) to Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Mahar, associate professor, Department of Freshwater Biology & Fisheries, University of Sindh in recognition of his research contributions in the field of fisheries on the occasion of inaugural ceremony of 34th conference of Pakistan Congress of Zoology (International) on Thursday held at Bahaudin Zakria University (BZU) Multan. Dr. Mahar born in District Shikarpur of Sindh conducted research on fisheries potentials of lakes in the country especiallyManchar, Keenjhar, Haleji, Chotiary and Bakar lakes in Sindh received the award in persons from Prof. Dr. Syed Khawaja Alqama, the vice chancellor of Bahauddin Zakria University (BZU) Multan and President Zoological Society of Pakistan Prof. Dr. A.R. Shakoori, Professor Emeritus. He was also given honor to chair the academic session of the congress as co-chairman in the conference held at BZU Multan. Dr. Mahar is below 45 years old therefore he was termed as young researcher in the congress. He did his PhD in 2004. He has also worked on the position of Fisheries Specialist in Sindh Coastal Community Development Project, Government of Sindh for the period of one year in 2010. Later, he resumed the charge of the post of Project Director Fisheries in Livestock & Fisheries Department up to 2013. Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Mahar is currently working as associate professor in BPS-20 at Sindh University and produced many M. Phil degree scholars. His 38 research papers have been published in international journals of good reputation. Dr Nazir A. Mughal, the vice chancellor of Sindh University congratulated Dr. Mahar for winning the National Award of Prof. Dr. Mirza Azhar Bed Gold Medal 2014.

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Seminar on career counseling to be held on Oct 23

JAMSHORO: A one day seminar titled “career counseling/ guidance for pharmacist” will be organized on October 23, 2014 at University of Sindh Jamshoro.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili will be the chief guest and Deputy Director (E&M) DRAP; Karachi will participate as guest of honor.

According to Dean Faculty of Pharmacy Prof. Dr. Abdullah Dayo, the seminar will be organized in main auditorium hall of faculty of pharmacy at 10 am on Oct 23.

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Inaugural ceremony of website to be held on tomorrow

JAMSHORO: The inaugural ceremony of the website of Dr. Riffat Sultana will be held tomorrow (October 21) at the auditorium hall, department of zoology University of Sindh Jamshoro.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili would inaugurate the website in the ceremony at about 1:00 pm.

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4901 candidates appear in SU entry test

JAMSHORO: As many as 4,901 candidates including 2310 female students appeared in the pre-admission entry test for the Masters and M.S/ M. Phil programmes announced by University of Sindh (SU) for the academic year 2015 held at the Arts Faculty Building of Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro here on Sunday.

 The entrance test, which started at 11 am, was held peacefully under tight security. Out of 4,901 candidates, 768 girls for Master’s degree programs & a record number of 1542 female students applied for the admissions to M.S/ M. Phil.

 According to details, as many as 2508 candidates for admissions to master’s degree programs appeared at SU Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro while 266 candidates took part in masters’ entry test at additional campuses in Dadu, Larkana, Badin, Thatta and Bhitshah.

For the admissions to M.S/ M. Phil, a record number of 1542 female and 585 male candidates (2127 in total) appeared for the test at Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro.  The entrance test was taken by Sindh University Testing Centre (SUTC) simultaneously on all the campuses for master’s degree program and it was only taken on Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro for M.S/ M. Phil.

 The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili visited the venue where the pre-entry test was being conducted. He expressed his pleasure over the presence of a huge number of candidates willing to get admission in the alma mater.

 Visiting the different seating areas of the centre to monitor the process and ensure transparency, SU Vice-Chancellor told journalists that “out of the total registration of 5,000 candidates, 4901 aspirants appeared in the test for admissions in over 50 disciplines of social sciences, natural sciences, pharmacy, Islamic culture, commerce & business administration and humanities.

 He said that the candidates were advised to reach the examination halls latest by 8am along with their admit cards together with other necessary articles to use during the test. Entry into the campus was subject to the security check at the main gate. Parents or guardians were directed to the enclosure reserved for them, he informed the media.

He said that SU will attract the students from all sections of the society as it was situated in a prime location of the province. “The University has a large number of experienced and qualified faculty members who are working with dedication & utmost devotion to produce manpower for capacity building to serve at national & international level”, he said.

Among others, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Deans of all the faculties including Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Prof. Dr. Parvaiz Pathan, Dr. Anwar Khan Pathan, Dr. Javed Iqbal, Dr. Abdullah Dayo, Dr. Noor Ahmed Jamali, Dr. Parveen Munshi, Directors of Institutes Dr. Imamuddin Khoso, Dr. Saleem Chandio, Dr. Mehmood Mughal, Controllers of Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo, Hostel Provost Dr. Imdad Ali Brohi and Murtaza Khoso.

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Pre Entry test for Masters, M. Phil due today at SU

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro is going to conduct Pre-Entry Test today (Oct 19) for admissions to Masters and M.S/ M. Phil degree programs for the session 2015 at Arts Faculty Building, Allama I.I Kazi Campus and it’s all campuses simultaneously wherein over 4903 candidates for both programs will appear.

The candidates have been asked to reach the concerned campuses one an hour before the fixed time so that they may be able to find their seats through their roll numbers easily.

On the other hand, the University Administration has made foolproof security arrangements. It also finalized the suitable seating arrangement, waiting area for parents as well as relatives and parking for the vehicles to be brought by the candidates and their parents.

Similarly, the point buses will be plied from Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad, Market, City Gate, Latifabad No. 5 & 7, Agriculture Complex, Qasimabad, Nasim Nagar, Kotri & Jamshoro Phattak at about 7.30 am sharply for bringing the candidates to the campus.

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Pre Entry test for Masters, M. Phil at SU to be held on Oct 19

JAMSHORO: The Pre-Entry Test for admissions to Master’s degree programs & M. Phil at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro will be conducted on October 19, 2014.

According to details, the pre-entry test for admissions to various Master’s degree programs will be held at Arts Faculty Building of the University of Sindh and its campuses simultaneously wherein over 6000 candidates will appear to try their luck.

Similarly the candidates, who are interested to be enrolled as research scholar to do their M. Phil in different 50 disciplines, will be able to appear in the test on the same date which is October 19 (Sunday).

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SU approves 14 PhD, 15 MPhil degrees in different disciplines

JAMSHORO: The Advanced Studies and Research Board (ASRB) of the University of Sindh has approved to award degrees of M. Phil and PhD to 29 scholars who have successfully completed their research in different disciplines of science, social sciences, Islamic culture and humanities.

The approval was given at the 119th meeting of the advanced studies and research board (ASRB) presided over by Vice-chancellor Prof Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili here on Wednesday.

The meeting was attended by pro-vice chancellors & deans of different faculties, nominees of syndicate as well as academic council Dr. Abdullah Dayo, Dr. Parveen Munshi, Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Dr. Parvez Ahmed Pathan, Dr. Syed Javed Iqbal, Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Lakho, Dr. Faryal Almani, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dean Research & Graduate Studies Dr. Saleha Parveen, Muhammad Nawaz Narejo, Dr. Hakim Ali Kanasero, Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Aslam Parvaiz Memon & controller of annual examinations Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo.

On the occasion, Dean, Research & Graduate Studies Prof. Dr. Saleha Parveen presented the agenda item wise.

It approved to award 14 PhD degrees to Khalid Noor Panhwar in public administration, Ayaz Hussain Qadri in zoology, Tahira Jabeen Umrani in zoology, Qadeer Khan Panhwar in analytical chemistry, Yasmeen Junejo in analytical chemistry, Syed Akhtar Adil Shah in physical education, Santosh Kumar Chand in sociology, Afshan Naz Memon in Islamic culture, Allah Wasayo Dakhan in Sindhi, Abdul Jabbar Kandhro in chemistry, Ghulam Dastaghir Achakzai in fresh water biology & fisheries, Soniha Aslam Ghori in physical education, Muhammad Ishaque Mirbahar in Sindhi and Laila Abidi in Urdu.

Similarly, 15 MPhil degrees were approved for Shamim Akhtar Odhano in zoology, Qamar-Un-Nisa Lark in Islamic culture, Nazir Bano Dero in education, Shahnawaz Lakho in education, Adnan Rasheed Memon in botany, Asiya Haleema in botany, Neelam Bhatti in botany, Iqbal Ahmed Qureshi in mathematics, Zaib-Ul Nisa in mathematics, Nadeem Ahmed Kanasro in computer science, Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman Jamali in computer science, Fariq Gul Pathan in physical education, Muhammad Naeem Khan in physical education, Mehmoud Al Jawarneh in information technology and Hameedullah Bhutto in Islamic culture.

Talking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that it was success of the candidates & wisdom of Sindh University to get doctorate degrees adding that a number of scholars were being enrolled in MPhil & PhD at Sindh University every year.

“Over 4000 candidates apply to seek admissions to MPhil & PhD on the campus every year; this shows the confidence of the youths over this great Alma Mater”. He maintained.

He said the academic and administrative affairs of institutes & departments of higher learning at SU were run in befitting manner in order to impart quality education that could cope with the circumstances of advanced studies being provided in developed countries of the world.

Felicitating the scholars on completing their studies & research of MPhil & PhD, Dr. Ismaili said that there was tough competition across the country especially in job markets. Therefore, they, he said will have to prepare themselves for the race to sweep better livelihoods.

He added that globalization had affected every aspect of human life, and education was no exception to it.

“It is difficult to precisely define globalization and describe its various dimensions, one important aspect of it is related to higher education but Sindh University has addressed the challenges being posed by the phenomenon by providing all possible opportunities required for capacity building, development of academic, research standards and quality assurance programmes & procedures’. The vice chancellor said.

“Our additional campuses are also a means of spreading higher education to all those who could not enroll themselves at Allama I.I Kazi Campus. Now the students of rural areas have the opportunity to acquire higher qualification at our additional campuses established in different cities of Sindh.” He maintained.

Referring to the financial constraints of the SU, he said though the university would overcome the difficulties through resource generation activities, but the government should also extend its helping hand and help it in this regard.

“The academic activities of this great institution will continue its endeavors for the promotion of higher education for the prosperity of the country,” Dr. Ismaili added.

Wishing success to the scholars in their future, he also congratulated their parents on the occasion.

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Dr. Nasreen gets ‘National Best Female Teacher’ award at varsity level

JAMSHORO: The Chairperson of Department of Zoology, University of Sindh (SU) & Meritorious Professor Dr. Nasreen Memon has been awarded with “National Best Female Teacher – 2014” award at University level across the country.

She was nominated for the award on World Teacher’s Day, which was celebrated on October 2, 2014 in Islamabad by the Federal Ministry of Education & Professional Training.

In this regard, the award distribution ceremony was held in a local hotel in Islamabad on Tuesday, where Dr. Nasreen Memon, Meritorious Professor of Sindh University was given the award of ‘National Best Female Teacher’ for the year 2014 at University level from the entire country.

Talking on the occasion, she highlighted the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all the levels, which she termed important for socio-economic development of the country.

On the other hand, SU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul rasool Abbasi, Director Quality Enhancement Cell Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Director IBA Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khoso and other faculty members congratulated Dr. Nasreen Memon for getting the national award.

Besides, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad has nominated Dr. Nasreen Memon as Focal Person to National Research Program for Universities (NRPU).

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SU chalks out five-year strategic plan 2014-19

Prioritizes developing & evaluating new thoughtful initiatives to serve varsity’s missions and advance its vision.

JAMSHORO: The University of Sindh Jamshoro has released a new strategic plan 2014-19 that will guide the University forward over the next five years.

The five-year strategic plan 2014-19 has been developed as per instructions of the Higher Education Commission under its Medium Term Development Framework (MTDF-II) which is being funded by the World Bank through its Tertiary Education Support Program (TESP).

The core objective of the plan is to strengthen the internal governance and management system by improving the strategic management, planning and accountability on the campus. 

Besides, the new strategic plan contains measures that will be used in determining the success of the plan through its implementation.

Outlined within the plan are strategic directions, which include Excelling as a Comprehensive University; Inspiring and Supporting Student Potential; Promoting Access to Quality; Affordable Post-Secondary Education; Building Internal Community and Enhancing Relationships with External Communities; and Enhancing the Sustainability of the University of Sindh.

According to HEC guidelines, the University of Sindh had constituted a five member core committee consisting of the heads of Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), Planning & Development Cell, Finance Wing, Registrar Office and Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Sep 2013. The core committee was trained by HEC representatives. Similarly, under the said training the final draft of the strategic plan was prepared & submitted to HEC on Jan 27, 2014 with the approval of the Sindh University Vice-Chancellor.  

In this regard, an opening ceremony for the release & implementation of the strategic plan was organized here on Monday at Vice-Chancellors Office, which was attended by the top management personnel including the Pro Vice-Chancellors, Deans and senior officials of the varsity. On the occasion, the Vision, Mission and Goals of the strategic plan were inaugurated and displayed as an implementation of the first chapter of the plan.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Vice Chancellor Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that the main priorities of the University of Sindh in the next five years included developing, growing, sustaining, and evaluating new and ongoing strategic initiatives that serve university missions and advance its vision.

He said the other priorities of the plan were teaching, creating, conducting research, and serving the university in spaces that support and enhance exemplary work and multidisciplinary community.

“This new strategic plan makes absolutely clear where our priorities lie and what the commitments are that we make to our students and to society in general,” says Dr. Ismaili. “The progress of the University over the past 60 years is an exceptional story, as already our institution is recognized a national leader. However, now it is not the time to be complacent and this new strategic plan will ensure we remain relevant to our important stakeholders well into the future.” He said.

He added that the strategic plan included a new vision, mission & goal of the university so that it might touch the sky by sweeping successes in the field of higher education and research.

“We will be country’s destination for all who seek a comprehensive, liberal education-based university that promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and inspires research-informed teaching and learning, creative discovery, scholarship, professional endeavor, experiential opportunities and community engagement.” Dr. Ismaili maintained.

He says the SU strategic plan 2014-19 clearly defines “Who We Are, Why We Exist, Our Fundamental Principals, Strategic Directions and Connecting To Action.

Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, the Director of Quality Enhancement Cell, Sindh University says the strength of the new Strategic Plan 2014-19 is due to the broad participation of the University community in the process.

“We had a robust discussion across Allama I.I Kazi campus, our additional campuses and broader community in creating this very important plan,” says Dr. Shah. “Through open forums, the feedback gathered using social media, the faculty members, sessions with students, consultations with academic as well as administrative units, alumni and other community members, we have a plan that encapsulates our aspirations as a university and provides a guide for how to achieve them.” He maintained.

 Dr. Shah says going forward there may be interim amendments made to the plan as opportunities arise and landscapes change.

The SU strategic plan 2014-19 consists of 13 chapters including introduction, governance & ownership, environmental scan, academic programs, students, research and consultancy, international academic network, human resource, finance, networking, linkages with national as well as international donors, marketing and promotion of academic excellence. All of these chapters are focused around six strategic goals to develop high-quality student population, improve student learning, assure high-quality faculty and staff, enhance institutional integrity and effectiveness, promote the entrepreneurial environment, and generate new avenues for income.    

In the meeting, the first chapter of the strategic plan which defines the vision, mission & goals of the University of Sindh inaugurated by Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili. “Though this inaugural ceremony we are initiating an awareness campaign and we will install the boards suggesting the vision, mission & goals in all administrative as well as academic offices of the University of Sindh” vice Chancellor Dr Imdad Ali Ismaili said.

He said that the idea of this awareness campaign was to help all the administrative as well as academic units to set their respective vision, mission & goals in configuration with the University’s vision, mission & goals in a bid to improve the education in a holistic manner.

“Our objectives are to provide the best preparation, the greatest intellectual challenge, the most intellectually satisfying opportunities, and the highest quality experience, to an increasing number of undergraduate students.” Dr. Ismaili said.

He said he will prioritize the re-envision our research enterprise and the future of graduate education so as to provide infrastructure, support, and resources that advance our vision. Through this plan the University is committed to discovery, dissemination and preservation of knowledge based on creativity, innovation, and excellence in teaching and research.  The University aims at inculcating an academic environment which values integrity, quality and teamwork and serves as an engine for socio-economic development of the country. This commitment envisions to enhance the position of the University as a premier seat of higher learning in the country and to achieve international distinction for creativity, innovation and excellence.

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SU extends last date for obtaining admission forms

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Jamshoro has extended the last date for obtaining admission forms for seeking admissions to various Bachelor & Master Degree Programs.

According to the press statement of Director Admissions, the forms for admissions to Master’s degree programs could be obtained by today (October 14, 2014) and the forms could be submitted on the same date.

Similarly, the forms for seeking admissions in Bachelor degree programs could be obtained up to October 14, 2014.

Admission forms from the candidates will be received only at the counters setup at AC-II Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro.

It may be noted that those candidates who are interested to get admission in the campuses including Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto campus Dadu, Laar Campus Badin, International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit Shah, SU campus Mirpurkhas, Larkana & Thatta, have been advised to submit their admission forms at the concerned campuses.

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Call to include Ustad Bukhari’s poetry in syllabus at varsity level

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a programme held here on Saturday evening to mark the 22nd death anniversary of Sindhi poet Syed Ahmed Shah Bukhari, popularly known as Ustad Bukhari, called for including his poetry in the college and university syllabi.The programme was held at the Teachers’ Club, University of Sindh, Jamshoro and attended by professors, poets, writers, students and a large number of Ustad Bukhari’s admirers.

The speakers said that Ustad Bukhari guided people through his poetry on various issues concerning Sindh including its culture and life style, and hardships and struggle of local people.

An assistant professor of the International Relations Department and writer, Inamullah Shaikh, said the poetry of Ustad Bukhari encouraged farmers, peasants and the working class of Sindh.

He said the poetry and prose of Ustad Bukhari had a unique diction. Therefore, he suggested, his poetry should be made part of the syllabi of colleges and universities of the province.

He said Ustad Bukhari loved Sindh University very much, especially its environment. He used to tell teachers that they should not demand a salary for teaching at this great institution. Mr Sheikh maintained that the late poet had created a new diction of Sindhi language; his poetry depicted Sindh’s pastoral life very well.

He said Ustad Bukhari also promoted Shah Latif’s school of thought as best as possible. He remarked that poet’s commitment with the masses was remarkable.

Known artist and director of Sindhology Prof Saeed Mangi said Ustad Bukhari had been a teacher and led a busy life in teaching and writing poetry. He used to love his people, Sindhi language and Sindh more than his life, said Mr Mangi, adding that the late poet did not stop composing couplets even during the dictatorship of Gen Ziaul Haq.

Associate Professor Dr Azhar Ali Shah of the SU Institute of Information Technology said Ustad Bukhari taught people how to live when faced with troubles.

He urged the government to publish all of his poetry and incorporate it in the Sindhi syllabus. He paid tributes to Ustad Bukhari for his poetry that was inspiration for many.

SU officer Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah said his poetry enriched Sindhi language and literature. “Such a poet is born in centuries,” he said, and noted that the late poet’s works were only for the people, language, literature and soil of Sindh.

He said Ustad Bukhari focused on the past, present and future of Sindh. People respected him because he was a non-controversial figure, he said.

Writer Mohammad Ali Ghanghro said the poetry of Ustad Bukhari was continuity of the poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and Shaikh Ayaz. Ustad Bukhari was not only a poet but also a scholar who guided the poor and destitute through his poetry.

A musical show was also organised in connection with the anniversary.

Khadim Sakhirani, Fahmida Sahar, Sarmad Ayaz, Mashooq Khokhar, Balak Sindhi, Waqar Mallah, Nasreen Naz and Sikander Burdi sang Ustad Bhukhari’s poetry to enthrall his admirers.

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VC SU Dr Ismaili visits transport workshop, reviews vehicles

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili visited transport workshop and reviewed the condition of vehicles of the varsity here on Friday.

Accompanied by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto & other officials, the vice chancellor was received by transport incharge Muhammad Bux Burdi and senior transport officer Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah at the workshop.

On the occasion, Dr. Ismaili asked the authorities concerned to repair the out of order vehicles and bring them on the roads so as to facilitate the students in more befitting manner.

He said that the drivers and mechanics should work honestly so that the university could be run more smoothly and effectively.

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Communication skills stressed for officers

JAMSHORO: Better communication between the officers and public creates a relationship of trust and it helps officers to give good results for the improvement of the concerned organization and the people.

This was stated by Professor Agha Rafique, a well-known drama writer while speaking at the ceremony of a one-day workshop on communication skills for cadre officers of Sindh University here on Friday.

Sindh University Jamshoro in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) conducted the workshop which was attended by 20 officers of the varsity.

Prof Agha Rafique said that the basic aim of the workshop was to improve the skills of young officers and every aspect, he said, had been covered as the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) had actively engaged the officers to enhance their communication skills through a series of workshops.

He further said that it was essential for the young officers to learn the art of communication with the public to ensure clear communication in order to create better environment on the campus.

The workshop covered the essential aspects of communicating with public in various settings.

It comprised model communication, covering key areas such as disseminating information, career counseling of students as well as their parents, presentation skills & coping with every stressful situation tactfully etc.

It also covered academic aspects such as examination tips and tricks, stress management and handling the rush of students at the time of pre-entry test & submission of fees.

The all 20 participants were asked to act out different situations and give rationale of their management of the situation.

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1st indigenous on campus training workshop concludes at SU amid accolades, ovations

JAMSHORO: The first five-day training 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 the University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro, here amidst rounds of applauses and accolades by the participants.

 The IOT workshop, comprised 15 different sessions in five-day from September 29 to October 3, was planned by the SU Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) & Planning & Development (P&D) in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) under modern university governance program & capacity building of non-teaching staff. The topic of training was ‘Leadership in Management’. Sajid Qayoom Memon, Director P&D, SU was the focal person of this training.

 As many as 27 cadre officers of Sindh University and 10 directors as well as principals of different SU affiliated colleges of Jamshoro, Kotri & Hyderabad participated in this training.

 Speaking on the concluding ceremony of the 1st IOT, the former vice-chancellor of Mehran University Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Abdul Rehman 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 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 university’s officers but also help to promote good governance on campus.”

 He said that this was first time that SU was organizing training 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.

 Dr. Memon on the occasion spoke about his endeavors as well as initiatives that he had taken during the tenure of VC ship in Mehran University. He said that he never compromised on any move for the betterment of his varsity once he was convinced.

Quoting a meeting of all the vice chancellors with the then Governor & Chancellor of Universities in Sindh Moeen Din Hyder, he said that he was the only person among all the vice chancellors of the province to accept the proposal of Governor for conducting a pre entry test in Mehran University for admissions because he was fully convinced that it will help university earn good reputation and compete in the field of education.

 “Every faculty member, employee & officer including Registrar in the university resisted the move of taking entry test. Even my office & directorate of admissions were set ablaze by the students’ leaders; I was pressurized and browbeaten for withdrawing the test but I did not bow down before the threats and conducted the entry test successfully”. Dr. Memon said.

 “Registrar and Deans also left me and ran away on the day of entry test but only a deputy registrar stood by me determinedly during the process; you can even move the mountains when you have conviction and want to do the things accordingly”. He said.   

 Course coordinator Dr. Azhar Ali Shah 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 university of Sindh. 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 that the more training workshops will be organized on the campus for officers, faculty and deans of faculties too with the collaboration of HEC so that they might work efficiently and smoothly for the betterment of the university.  

Expressing her views a participant Umme Kalsoom Abbasi said, “I feel honoured after having had target oriented lectures and interaction with learned resource persons. Being a principal at Govt. Girls College Kotri, 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,” she added.

Another participant of IOT, Nadir Ali Mugheri, said that such trainings 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.

He proposed that such training workshops must be held after every three months so that the working capacity of the cadre officers may be enhanced.

 Another participant Iftikhar Pathan 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 organizations and especially in academic set up. I am going to enjoy my professional responsibilities with this new learning,” he added.

 Lastly, the chief guest Prof. Dr. Abdul Rehman Memon distributed certificates among the participants and resource persons of training and appreciated their interest and keenness in IOT.

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Eid-ul-Azha: SU to remain closed on Oct 6 to 8

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro and its all campuses will remain closed from October 6 to October 8, 2014 on account of Eid-ul-Azha holiday. The Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto has issued a circular in this regard.

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SU declares M.Com (Previous) results

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examinations Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has declared the results of M.Com (Previous) Post-Graduate (College Side) Annual Examination-2013.

According to details, as many as 892 candidates filled-in examination forms out which33 remained absent while 673 students have been declared successful and 115 termed as fail.

Similarly, the result of 26 candidates has been with-held, 40 candidates have been made copy case and the five forms were cancelled.

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Call for adopting a healthy lifestyle to cope with stress

JAMSHORO: The psychiatrists and experts at a workshop have said that the quest for material gains, yawning social disparities and a prolonged status quo-like situation is creating unwanted stress in every individual’s life that could be overcome with a healthy lifestyle.

This was the theme discussed at the workshop entitled ‘Mental Stress diminishes the working capacity of individuals at workplaces.’ Organized by Sindh University’s Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) and Planning & Development (P&D), the training workshop has been sponsored by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) here on Wednesday.

Most of the speakers talked about socio-economic challenges and how the officers at their workplaces could cope with them and pursue a given set of targets.

The speakers called for adopting a healthy lifestyle and explained how it could help in pursuing objectives of the organizations, institutes and industries.

On the occasion, psychiatrist Meroona Gopang told the gathering, which included both the officers of Sindh University and the principals & directors of SU affiliated colleges that the officers must avoid social pressures so as to become active in their organizations which could help improve their personal life and provide a better chance to contribute for the betterment of society.

She clarified that under certain daily situations, development of stress was natural, and it should not be taken too seriously and should be tackled in a tactful manner.

Most people do not notice mental illness, which ends up affecting both their personal and professional lives. Those that do realise something’s amiss, hesitate in seeking help, given the stigma that is associated with mental illnesses in Pakistanaccording to psychiatrist Meroona Gopang.

She added that incidents of domestic violence, honor killing and physical abuse contributed to mental illnesses. “The victims feel helpless and hopeless, which increases frustration and anxiety in them, leading to mental illness,” she said.

Factors such as the deteriorating law and order situation, sky rocketing inflation, unemployment, prolonged power/gas load shedding among others do not help the matters either. Women and children in particular are being deeply affected by it. Dr. Meroona said.

Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa said that time-management had become a yardstick that was difficult to maintain as professionals and other stake holders were finding it hard to complete a particular assignment within a certain period of time. He believed that all individuals, within the framework of personal limits, should set a timetable do their best to follow it through.

He also highlighted the role of physical exercise, and agreed that it was vital for physical fitness and helpful in addressing mental stress by strengthening nerves. Dr. Khosa said it was an effective way to battle stress generated by day-to-day challenges.

He also believes that being a patriarchal society; it is rare that men in Pakistan admit their depression because it will indirectly mean that they failed to cope up with their responsibilities.

Dr. Khosa revealed that the ‘talking cure’ – a part of the psychological consultation – is often misunderstood because the doctors are mostly trained in English.

Hence, he thinks, that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – used to help people overcome Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – needs to be adjusted according to Pakistan’s culture and language.

Prof. Rafique Ahmed on the occasion highlighted the stress associated with different challenges and guided how to cope with mental stresses.

After 40 years of age, challenges at professional and domestic levels created a certain amount of stress, but one should not worry, he said.

He further said that people in Pakistan preferred seeking help from Pirs (faith healers) instead of seeking that of professional help.

“There are very few hospitals where there is a vacancy for a clinical psychologist,” Agha Rafique said. Stress, he said, may manifest itself in the form of aches, asthma and fainting among others; if otherwise unexplained they might actually be indicative of an underlying psychological condition. Left untreated, many people get worse.

Between 46-66 per cent of women and 15-25 per cent of men suffer from some form of anxiety or depression in the country. In rural areas, over 60 per cent women are affected compared to 25-30 per cent women in urban areas. He maintained.

Use of drugs in unfavorable situations was also debated in the workshop. Among others Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Manzoor Ali Panhwar, Nanak Ram Bhatiya, Ghulam Hyder Lashari, Rashid Ali Silawat, Ali Akbar Jalbani and Ali Gohar Noohani also participated.

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Last date for obtaining admission forms extended up to Oct 10

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Jamshoro has extended the last date of obtaining admission forms of Bachelor & Masters’ degree programs up to October 10, 2014.

According to incharge Director Admissions, the aspirants who want to seek admissions to Bachelor & Masters’ degree programs can obtain admission forms from the designated branches of HBL by October 10 and submit them by the same date.

Admission forms will be received on the counters setup at Dr. N.A Baloch Model School Hyderabad and AC-II Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro while the candidates who are interested to seek admissions in Larkana. Dadu, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas & Bhitshah campuses of SU, are advised to submit their forms at the concerned campuses.

It may be noted that the forms of bachelor & masters’ degree programs could also be obtained by September 30, 2014.

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1st Indigenous On-Campus Training underway at SU

JAMSHORO: The 1st five days indigenous on-campus training for management cadre staff is underway at Sindh University Jamshoro which is organized by varsity’s quality enhancement cell (QEC) and planning and development (P&D) in collaboration with higher education commission (HEC).

On second day, three informative sessions were taken place on various administrative based topics.

In first session, Dr. Kamran Brohi of Institute of Mathematics & Computer Science gave his presentation on information technology & management. He spoke about how to manage the official things and communicate through emails, social media e.g. Facebook and LinkedIn.   

Thus in second session, the former director finance and the present advisor finance of SU Mushtaq Ahmed Memon gave presentation to the participants about the matters relating to audit & accounting. He briefly spoke about the budgetary issues, maintaining the accounts and the ways of conducting audit.

In the last session, Prof. Agha Rafique Amed delivered his lecture on communication skills. He put light on the ways of official communication for dealing with the people.

He termed the communication as 2-way process and apprized the participants regarding modern communication skills.

It may be noted that 26 officers from SU and 10 officers from SU affiliated colleges are participating in the 5-day indigenous on-campus training workshop. This will continue up to October 3, 2014.

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‘Need, right & responsibility’ terms needed to be implemented for good governance: Training workshop told

JAMSHORO: The speakers at a training workshop has called for implementing three vital terms including ‘need, right & responsibility’ in the institutes for good governance and termed the corruption as a root cause of collapsing as well as damaging the national institutes in the country.  

They said this while delivering their lecturers in a 5­-Day HEC Indigenous On-Campus Training (IOT) Workshop on “Management, Governance and Communication Skills” that was held at University of Sindh Jamshoro under the auspicious of Quality Enhancement Cell & Planning & Development Cell, University of Sindh Jamshoro. The event was sponsored by Higher Education Commission (HEC).

The workshop was inaugurated by the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili while Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Hyderabad Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi participated as guest of honor.

The 26 Officers of SU and 10 officials from different affiliated colleges were given the training on Basic Concepts in Governance, Governance & Accountability, Job Description & Reporting Line, Improving Writing Skills, Management Information System, Improving Workplace Communication and Effective Communication Skills.

The Resource Persons trained the participants for the capacity building, service delivery and managerial skills. The participants of the workshop were engaged in group discussions and other activities.

During the 5-day workshop, the admin officers will be trained on various aspects of improving administrative techniques, professional and ethical values.

Addressing on the occasion SU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that three terms ‘need, right & responsibility’ were needed to be implemented in the institutes for good governance adding that good governance was inevitable for the development and progress of the both public as well as private sector organizations.

He said that bio matric system had brought punctuality at work places in the world but it was pity that the system at many places in Pakistan was being opposed and resisted.

The Vice-Chancellor expressed hope that such type of workshops will bring competency in their administrative work adding that the HEC was playing a key role in training of human resource in higher educational institutions

“Bio matric system helps make the staff punctual and regular,” he said.

Dr. Ismaili further said: the trends which have been introduced by foreign universities, we have to adopt those trends in the varsities in a bid to expedite their development and progress.

DIG Hyderabad Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi termed the short courses as essential for officers’ skills development and proposed that such trainings should be conducted after every three months in the University of Sindh even though the Higher Education Commission refuses to issue funds for the purpose.

He said that the training workshops were very important in the enhancement of learning and innovation. “Training simply refers to the process of acquiring the essential skills required for a certain job. It targets specific goals”. Dr. Abbasi said.

He said: since the universities are knowledge-driven organizations, it is therefore logical that they would be greatly affected by rapid advances in information and communication technology.

“The most profound impact could be on education as technology removes the constraints of space, time and reality”, he said.

Dr. Abbasi said that corruption was rampant in last seven years in the country and no work at offices was being done without taking bribes adding that democracy, human rights, justice, accountability, freedom, rule of law & combating corruption were the basic ingredients of governance in any country.

He told that the audit of public sector organizations should be carried by third party audit especially in Sindh instead of that of government audit departments for fair and transparent check.

Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Director, QEC, Sindh University said that the training workshop was the best practice for acquiring knowledge and expertise. “It provides capacity building to the staff.” He said,

“This is first ever training held at this University for cadre staff under modern university governance program. Dr. Shah maintained.

He said that it was a great opportunity for cadre staff of the university to improve their administrative & managerial deficiencies if there were any within them.

After the inauguration, three sessions were organized to provide training to the participants, while resource person Abul Waheed Umrani and Dr. Abdul Fatah Soomro gave presentations on the techniques and ways of management and writing skills.   

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Last date to get admission forms of M. Phil, PhD extended up to Sep 30

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Jamshoro has extended the last date of getting admission forms of M. Phil & PhD up to September 30, 2014.

According to university spokesman, the aspirants who want to seek admissions in MPhil & PhD programs can get admission forms from the designated branches of HBL and submit them by the same date. It may be noted that the forms of bachelor & masters’ degree programs could also be obtained by September 30, 2014.

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Postponed papers to be held on Oct 4

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has announced that the postponed papers of BBA, MBA, BCIT and BCS which could not be held at affiliated public & private colleges of SU on September 26 due to strike, will be taken on October 4, 2014.

The students are advised to appear in the papers on October 4 in their related examination centres.

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Computer & Network System inaugurated at SU Directorate of Admissions to ensure transparency

JAMSHORO: In order to ensure transparency in the admissions process of the University of Sindh Jamshoro, Computer & Network system (CNS) has been inaugurated at the Directorate of Admissions here on Thursday.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili inaugurated the system. He on the occasion congratulated the staff concerned who prepared this software in an attempt to ascertain fair & clearness distribution of general, reserved and other concerned seats under merit for the academic year 2015.

By this newly introduced and implemented system, the paper work will be brought to an end while information regarding admissions will be disseminated online and the printed fees challans will be provided to the candidates after they are selected in various 58 disciplines.

Due to implementation of CNS, the work load will be diminished at the directorate of admissions and the staff will only be bound to feed the data in the system in order to give admissions purely on merit.

Similarly, for data repository, latest server is under process; by the time the data will be available on the computer data base system which is called MYSQL software.

The newly inaugurated admission system has been developed with the provision to integrate with current attendance management system. This will lead the university to the implementation of ISO certification.   

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that it was a thing of happiness that he was completing the pending projects on the campus so as to make the directorate of admissions transparent.

He said that everybody could succeed by expediting his work efficiency and touch the sky by working honestly adding that the university had computerized the admission forms which could be shifted to local area network easily.

Dr. Ismaili further announced that the admission process will be made online from the upcoming academic year so that everything might be in the access of parents, stakeholders and the masses.

Vice Chancellor said that a number of staff will be deployed temporarily from the other sections of administration at the directorate of admissions for feeding the candidates’ information that were willing to seek admissions for the academic year 2015.  

He expressed hope that the process of computerizing the data of the candidates and admissions will be completed in due course of time according to the catalogue.

“The software development team is also deployed at the directorate to scale the available system if need be”. He said.

Dr. Ismaili directed the officials concerned to link the Computer & Network System with already introduced ‘students’ online attendance and management system’ in the days to come.

He said that the manual work was nowhere in the world as computer replaced it adding that the same practice was being done here at the university.

“The manual work will not be allowed from the academic session 2014; with this the university will be completing very essential modules of the software for academic work management which is also the requirement of ISO certification; this is also under implementation”. Dr. Ismaili maintained.

Among other Registrar SU Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, PVC Naushehro feroze campus Muhammad Nawaz Narejo, Controllers of Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo, Director Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Incharge Director Admissions Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Director Campus Security Ghulam Nabi Kaka and Executive Secretary to VC Murtaza Khoso were also present on the occasion.  

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Call for producing more literature to help eradicate extremism

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a seminar held here on Wednesday stressed the need for producing more literature to bring about a positive change in society and help eradicate extremism.

They said Sindh needed a society based on scientific ideas rather than mere Sufism and called for making Sindhi a compulsory subject and a medium of instruction in schools across the province.

They were speaking at the seminar on “Can extremism be brought to an end with [the help of] literature?” organised by the Mirza Kaleech Baig chair of the University of Sindh at the Jamshoro campus.

Prof Dr Mohammad Khan Sangi, director of the Institute of English Language and Literature of Sindh University, said that imposing ones’ opinions on others was an act of extremism which could be discouraged only with the help of producing more literature including prose, poetry, tales and short stories.

He said that if the Sindhi language was not given the status of the national language it would die sooner than later. Sindhi intellectuals and poets had to do more work on literature, he added.

Former vice chancellor of SU Mazharul Haq Siddiqui said that the importance of English could not be overemphasised because it was a language of economics, business, commerce and trade across the world. Even though much literature was available, especially that of magazines, still there was the need to produce more, he said.

Acting SU vice-chancellor Prof Dr Imdad Ali Ismaili said that every member of society was bound to work for the development of their mother tongue. “It is the responsibility of students and teachers to work on Sindhi as I did in 2003 by preparing Sindhi Computing Software,” he said.

“Those nations progressed in the world who did not forget their languages. Those people or groups who are against personal freedom in society and want to impose their ideology forcibly are called extremists,” said Abbas Korejo, a final-year student of the Sindhi department.

He said that it was against social norms and traditions that a handful of people tried to impose their ideology on a majority as the Taliban had been doing in Pakistan and extremist Hindus in India.

He suggested that more work on Sindhi literature be done so that extremism could be rooted out. Sindh needed now a society based on scientific ideas instead of mere Sufism because it could make progress only with modern education and literature, he said.

Marvi Shaikh, a final-year student of the Institute of English Language and Literature, said that the English language had been imposed by colonial rulers on the subcontinent in a bid to control people’s minds and continue to hold them in slavery, which was also a kind of extremism.

She said the language policy was introduced in 1835 by the British that needed to be changed. “We must receive our basic education in Sindhi and we demand that the government give Sindhi the status of the national language,” she said.

Mumtaz Ali Rind, a third-year student of the department of anthropology and archaeology, said that neo-natal marriages (newborns given in marriage by jirgas or tribal courts as a penalty for some perceived wrongdoing), bride money, still marriages (babies given in marriage even before their birth), child marriages and other such black customs were curses of Sindhi culture, which were also a kind of extremism.

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Anthropologist can help root out social ills, seminar told

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a seminar held here on Monday called for involving anthropologists in framing social policies in an attempt to rightly identify and root out social ills and empower people to solve their problems themselves.

They called for creating and spreading awareness about the importance of anthropology among students, development workers, masses and journalists at both the governmental and non-governmental level so that society could be purged of all social evils.

They were speaking at a seminar on “The role of anthropology: its importance and implications for policy and practice” organised by the department of anthropology and archaeology in collaboration with the UK-based Anthropology in Action Journal and two Sindh-based civil society organisations, AMRDO and DevCon, at the Arts Faculty in the Sindh University.

Suneel Kumar of Anthropology in Action said that anthropologists were always busy conducting research and using anthropological knowledge to solve human problems.

He shed light on the history of the idea of action anthropology and how it had now turned into a valuable scientific enterprise in empowering communities to solve their problems.

Another practising anthropologist of the Anthropology in Action, M. Sajjad Abro, spoke about child marriages and the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2013 which had been passed by the Sindh Assembly.

He praised the law as a whole but also pointed out some loopholes and said the law ignored causes and context of child marriages and how the enforcement of the law could bring unintentional negative consequences for the poor families and young girls in the country.

He said that all social institutions were interconnected with one another. Therefore, everyone must see the practice of child marriage in a larger perspective to better understand it and make apt strategies to address the issue, he added.

Ikramullah Maznani, development professional and practising anthropologist, shared his findings about the response to disaster after the 2010 super floods that affected 20 million people in the country and disclosed how the response by national and international humanitarian organisations badly damaged indigenous social fabric, family relationships and cultural values.

Anthropologist Lutuf Ali Mangrio said that ‘Sukh initiative: a community based intervention on family planning’ which was a project launched by his organisation, Aman Foundation, was the first intervention in the country that engaged communities in family planning and introduced use of contraceptives to avoid unwanted pregnancies.

Mukhtar Qazi, chairman of the department of anthropology and archaeology of the University of Sindh, highlighted the need to explore critical use of knowledge by anthropologists in the identification and analysis of emerging challenges in society.

He criticised the development paradigm currently used by NGOs and laid emphasis on using a holistic approach in solving social issues. Myopic approach would not help them design social interventions, he said.

Razaq Umrani, district manager of the Health and Nutrition Society, praised the work of anthropologists and acknowledged the importance of the anthropology. He advised fellow development professionals to use anthropological approach to better address and resolve problems of local communities.

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Orientation Program for new admissions held at Sufi University Bhitshah

JAMSHORO: An orientation program for the guidance of students and parents regarding new admissions to bachelor & masters’ degree programs in Sindh University’s Campus International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Science Bhitshah was held at Mono Technical Institute Hala on Thursday.

Focal Person Prof. Dr. Aslam Parvaiz Memon of Sufi University Bhitshah gave a detailed presentation on the power point regarding the value of departments wherein the admissions have been offered.

He spoke about the importance of Masters in Sufism & Peace, BS/ MS in English and other departments. Similarly he put the light over the future value of BBA (Hons) and BS in Political Science and provided proper guidance to the parents, students, notables and the representatives of civil society.

Dr. Memon said that Sufi University was the institution of the people belonging to Bhitshah, Hala, Matiyari and suburbs therefore he said its ownership must be claimed in latter and spirit.

He appealed to the provincial government to provide the funds and ask the district management to expedite work on handing over the land for the construction of the campus.

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Inter-Departmental Debate Competition-2014 concludes at SU with male students’ dominance

JAMSHORO: With the vivid dominance of male students in English section, the Inter-Departmental Debate Competition-2014 has concluded here on Thursday.

In the final round of English debate on the topic of “The fall of education is fall of the nation” was held at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of Arts Faculty University of Sindh Jamshoro wherein all the two top positions were swept by the male students.

Azharuddin of Institute of Law got 1st and Amjad Gul Abro of Institute of English Literature & Language stood 2nd in the contest. Similarly, Faiza Ahmed Khalil secured 3rd position. The winning competitors were awarded cash prizes.

The judges like Urdu & Sindhi debate competitions gave the consolation prize to Faiza Makhdoom of Institute of Biotechnology.

Thus the 3-day inter-departmental debate competition-2013 in three languages e.g. Urdu, Sindhi & English was brought to an end.

It may be noted that the Bureau of STAGS, SU has been striving to organize debate competitions from time to time in an attempt to provide the students with the opportunities to express their abilities and develop their confidence.

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SU scholars recommended for award of PhD degrees

JAMSHORO: Two faculty members and scholars of PhD in Zoology Ayaz Hussain Qadri and Tahira Jabeen have been recommended for the award of PhD degrees after they successfully qualified the vice voce.

According to details, the examiners belonging to the University of Punjab Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naeem and Dr. Zafar Iqbal took the oral examination from the scholars of Sindh University Assistant Prof. Ayaz Hussain Qadri and Assistant Professor Tahira Jabeen in the office of controller of examination Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo. They declared both the scholars successful in voce vice and recommended the Board of Advanced Studies & Research to award PhD Degrees to them in Zoology.

Ayaz Hussain Qadri conducted research on “Kinds of rats in Sindh”. He found out the 13 kinds of rats in the province with the help of his research while Tahira Jabeen completed her thesis on “the taxonomic studies of spider”.

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HEC upgrades SU Research Journal from “Y” to “X” category

JAMSHORO: The higher education commission (HEC) has upgraded Sindh University Research Journal “Science Series” from “Y” category to “X” category owing to the best performance and research publications.

According to details, The HEC in its meeting held on June 18, 2014 at HEC Regional Office Lahore upgraded the Sindh University Research Journal (Science Series) because of its excellent performances & contributions in the field of research which is now included in “X” category from “Y” category.

The executive editor of Science Series Dr. M. Y. Khuhawar congratulated the faculty members & research scholars for their valuable contribution to the journal.

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Monitoring Cell established at SU VC Secretariat to keep eye on academic activities, attendance of faculty, students  

JAMSHORO: A monitoring cell has been setup at Sindh University Vice-Chancellor Secretariat in a bid to keep an active eye on academic activities on the campus and online attendance of students and presence of faculty members in the class rooms. The monitoring cell will work whole the day long and present the report to the vice chancellor on daily basis.

This was unearthed by the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili while talking to the students in various class rooms.

Vice Chancellor visited chemistry, environmental sciences, fresh water biology, zoology and physiology departments on the campus to review the ongoing educational activities. He asked related questions from the students in their class rooms and taught them integration and various formulas of mathematics and IT.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili advised the students to get access to digital library so as to study those 40 thousand books and 25 research journals which are available online.

He said these books could also be read through smart mobile phones by using 3G internet but the nexus with the library must not be finished.

Defining quality education, Dr. Ismaili said that quality education was that which should be acceptable to both nationally and globally adding that SU was providing the students with such schooling.

He further said: SU is being shifted to ISO certification for which the significant decisions have been made including introducing online students’ attendance system.

He added that 75 % of attendance had been made compulsory for appearing in the semester examinations. Therefore he advised the students to remind their teachers about posting their attendance online so that they may not feel any problem in terms of attendance.

Vice Chancellor visited the seminar libraries of the above mentioned departments and ordered the librarians to attach tags showing classification & catalogue on the books kept in the libraries.    

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SU VC Dr. Ismaili offers condolences to Adv. Jhamat

 JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imadad Ali Ismaili has expressed sorrow & grief over the demise of the brother & sister of Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Sindh Advocate Jhamat Jethanand.

In his message, the vice chancellor said that he was shocked to know the death news of the brother & sister of Advocate Jhamat Jethanand.

“I express my condolences to Advocate Jhamat. It’s really news of grief for me”. Dr. Ismaili said.

On the other hand, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto also expressed sorrow over the demise of Advocate’s brother & sister.

Inter-Departmental Sindhi Debate Competition-2014 held at SU

JAMSHORO: An Inter-Departmental Sindhi Debate Competition 2014 was held in the Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of Arts Faculty Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro here on Wednesday.
As many as 18 contestants took part in the competition and made their speeches. The successful students were given cash prizes.

Advisor STAGS Muhammad Yousif Pardesi presided over the contest whereas among others many faculty members and students attended the event.

The judges on the occasion gave 1st position to Murk of Institute of Business Administration while Sheeraz of Institute of English Language & Literature secured 2nd position and Sajjad Massan of Department of Public Administration succeeded to sweep 3rd position in the competitions.

On the basis of suitable performance, Mumtaz Arisar of Department of Economics was given consolation prize.

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Call for collective efforts to eliminate use of gutka, pan, chhaliya

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a seminar on Thursday claimed that frequent consumption of chhalia (betel nuts), gutka, pan and tobacco was behind the increasing cases of oral cancer, they suggested that a civil society and district administration coalition be initiated to eliminate their use in Jamshoro, Hyderabad and other cities of the province.

Speakers said that even babies were indirectly exposed to hazards due to their mothers’ consumption of gutka and mainpuri — concoctions of betel nuts, tobacco, lime, flavoring colorants, catechu and some other ingredients.

The seminar was organized by SU Bureau of Stags in Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of Arts Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro in a bid to highlight the hazards of gutka, pan, chhalia and mainpuri on human health.

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Parvaiz Pathan, Dr. Parveen Munshi, Muhammad Yousif Pardesi and large number of students and faculty members participated in the seminar.

Dr. Muhammad Tahir Shaikh told that Pakistan was one of the 15 countries of the world which housed two-thirds of the world tobacco users. Up to 75 per cent of oral cancer patients present in hospitals admitted that they had used chhalia, pan, gutka or mainpuri. About 7pc children in Hyderabad city used gutka.

Dr. Amar Khuwaja said that surveys had revealed that chhalia, gutka, pan and mainpuri imported or manufactured and marketed in various cities of Sindh largely contained artificial (textile) colour, artificial sugar, addictive substances, chemicals and animal blood. Beside the different preparations sold in colourful packing, chhalia even in its simple form could act as a carcinogen, he said while showing slides of patients who either died from or were under treatment for oral cancers.

He said it had also been established that betel nuts used in these items were mostly of low quality and were often found with fungal infections. Apart from the carcinoma of the oral cavity, the betel nuts, gutka, pan and mainpuri caused sub-mucous fibrosis in teenagers using them, and led to build-up of constricting bands of collagen in the cheeks and adjacent structures of the mouth.

Dr. Maqbool Khuwaja said mothers in certain coastal populations used gutka before breastfeeding their babies. The mothers admitted that their chewing habit caused sleepiness in the babies, adding that only a special awareness session could make them realize the hazards they were transferring to their babies.

He called for a complete ban on smoking at public places, educational institutions and all government and non-governmental organizations, and sale of tobacco within and around educational institutions. Ban on import, manufacture, advertisement and sale of chhalia and gutka also be imposed without any discrimination in all parts of the cities including Jamshoro, Hyderabad.

He said the Sindh government had already imposed a ban on manufacture and sale of gutka and mainpuri across the province, but the violation of the ban could not be stopped so far.

However, he said that many cases of seizing chhalia, pan & gutka were taking place but mere seizure of the products and sealing of manufacturing premises would not help control the sale and consumption of the prohibited or medically unfit products. The government’s efforts could not bear fruit unless supported by the people and civil society at large through creating awareness, change in behaviour of individuals, including workers and students.

He said civil society, parents and families could play a vital role in making children and relatives aware of the diseases pan, gutka, supari, chhalia etc could cause.

Dr. Parvaiz Pathan on the occasion told the participants, mostly students & members of civil society, that a strong campaign against gutka, pan, chhalia and mainpuri was needed to be launched regularly so that the awareness against these products among the masses might be created.

“We need to do more as cancer treatment is expensive, and developing countries like Pakistan cannot bear the burden of such a disease,” he said.

Dr. Pathan further said he wanted to see a good combination of the district administration and civil society members in every city of the province so that they could effectively address problems of the health sector.

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Online students’ attendance system launched at SU

JAMSHORO: The authorities of Sindh University Jamshoro have launched online students’ attendance system on the campus here on Wednesday.

With the implementation of the newly introduced online attendance system, the minimum attendance of students for appearing in all the semester examinations has been fixed 75%.

By this computerized attendance system, the performance of faculty members, their presence in the class rooms, the attendance percentage of the students and the details of lectures could be monitored on daily basis.

In this regard, the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of the University organized the launching ceremony for the newly developed online student attendance management system in Video Conference Hall situated at the office of Dean, Natural Sciences. The event was chaired by SU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili and attended by Pro Vice-Chancellors, Focal Persons, Campus Coordinators, Deans of various Faculties and Heads of Departments.

On the occasion, Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Director of QEC, briefed on the main features and functions of the computerized attendance system. This was followed by hands-on demonstration regarding the system given by Deputy Director of QEC Kamran Dahri.

In his presidential remarks, Vice Chancellor Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili highlighted the impact of student attendance on teaching and learning quality.

He said: locally as well as globally researchers have observed that attendance is one of the important components of the academic production in addition to the class size, peers and teachers.

He said that most of the Universities prescribed attendance as compulsory owing to the impact adding that the students were required to maintain 75% minimum attendance in each and every course of the program under SU semester rules, failing which they shall not be allowed to appear in the semester examinations.

Dr. Ismaili said that if a student failed to attend any lecture during the first four weeks of the commencement of semester as per announced schedule, his/ her admission shall stand cancelled automatically without any notice. 

He said that the emerging semester rules were required to be implemented in letter and spirit adding that the development of computerized attendance management system was an effort towards better implementation of the semester regulations so as to improve the quality of education.

Lauding the efforts of the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) under the leadership of Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Dr. Ismaili said that the newly developed online student attendance management system was user friendly and some of the departments like IICT and SU Mirpurhas Campus had already been using the computerized system.

“The rest of the departments have already been provided with the required training in order that they may properly use the software”. Dr. Ismaili maintained.

He added that the university was paying significant amount as an additional allowance to Quality Coordinators in each department who will take efforts and extend their coordination with the Heads of their Departments and Quality Enhancement Cell, in order to ensure whether all the attendance was uploaded timely.

Vice Chancellor assured of providing with the complete logistics in terms of provision of computers and internet facilities to every department so that the new system may work smoothly.  

Dr. Ismaili accentuated that PVCs/Focal Persons/Campus Coordinators, Deans, Head of Departments and the Quality Enhancement Cell through their respective accounts must monitor whether every faculty member and department uploads the attendance information regularly through the online software.

He directed the authorities concerned to discuss monthly progress report consists of student attendance as well as percentage of course completion in the Management Review Meeting (MRC) and take decisions accordingly.

Dr. Ismaili said: the next task for QEC is to seek registration of ISO Quality Management System.

He directed that the monthly student attendance and course completion progress reports must be displayed on University’s website so the students may check and ensure their feedback.

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SU forms research grants committee to encourage research, allocates Rs. 12 Million

JAMSHORO: A Research Grants Committee has been constituted at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro in a bid to encourage research activities in the momentous disciplines of certain faculties including that of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Education and Law.

According to University Spokesperson, the research grants committee has been formed in the light of the decision made in the 95th meeting of the Finance & Planning Committee that had held on June 6, 2014.

The committee will start its work forthwith so as to motivate the research work in various disciplines of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Education and Law. 

 The university allocated Rs. 12 million for the said research project while the fresh & senior faculty members who are PhDs have been included in the research grants committee.

The Research Grants Committee will work under the office of Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, University of Sindh Jamshoro.

Talking with the officials, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that the especial attention was being paid on the research activities. Because according to him the quality education cannot be imparted without conducting research in the varsity.

He said those universities in the world achieved the goal of higher education which concentrated upon research along with edification.   

Dr. Ismaili pledged that he will bring the university on top in ranking by motivating research activities in the faculties of natural sciences, social sciences, management sciences, education and law.

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SU VC visits campus, stresses students to use their smart phone as e-book

JAMSHORO: The Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili visited campus and reviewed academic activities in the class rooms of various institutions and departments.

He stressed the students to utilize their smart cell phones as electronic book and get informative materials and data from the various libraries in the world through internet.

Dr. Ismaili paid a surprise visit to Institute of Commerce, Institute of Business Administration, Institute of Physics and Institute of Information Technology along with Registrar and other officials of the varsity.

He asked the students about the academic activities and advised them to ensure self-study on regular basis.

Talking to Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa, Dr. Muniruddin Soomro, Dr. Akhtar Mughal and other senior faculty he said that especial attention was being paid on the academic and research activities on the campus in order to produce well educated manpower for both public and private organizations.

Vice Chancellor said: the faculty members are dedicated and committed in the university and they are fully concentrating on imparting quality education.

Later a delegation of Sindh University Officers’ Welfare Association (SUOWA) led by President Ghulam Murtaza Siyal met vice chancellor at his office and congratulated him on resuming the charger of SU VC.

The delegation included Sajid Qayoom Memon, Syed Sajad Hussain Shah, Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Ali Akbar Jalbani, Rafiq Solangi and Ghulam Hyder Lashari.

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SU VC vows to enhance research culture

JAMSHORO: A four-member delegation of Hyderabad Press Club led by President Altaf Koti met the Vice Chancellor, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili at his office on Friday.

SU Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, University spokesperson Nadir Ali Mugheri and Abdul Hafeez Abro were also present on the occasion. 
The Vice Chancellor briefed the delegation on the varsity’s administration, academic and research developments, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

He told the delegation that SU had improved in all parameters in the previous four to five years adding that SU students were winning positions in competitions being held at national & international level.

Dr. Ismaili further said that the law and order situation on the campus had been ameliorated & the environment was made peaceful as well as friendly.

He told the delegation that the HEC ranking of the university will be improved by focusing on research as according to him SU stood on No. 8 in Higher Education Commission’s ranking last year owing to less work done on research.

“We will have to enhance research culture to a great extent by which the raking of the varsity can be improved”, Dr. Ismaili maintained.

He said that Punjab was progressing rapidly in the field of education in comparison to that of Sindh adding that he worked along with the owner of Punjab Group of Colleges Aamir Mehmood for a period of 3 years and he found him dedicated and committed towards education.

“His dedication towards education put the Punjab province on the path of development in education sector but in Sindh, the visionary people like Aamir Mehmood are not ready to come up and invest in the field of education in the province”. Dr. Ismaili said.

He said that the mid-term exams on the campus will start from September 22, 2014 and the semester exams to be held in time.

Linking the prosperity of Sindh with the development of SU, he said the law and order had been maintained in a bid to provide peaceful atmosphere to the students adding that the role of Police & Rangers in this regard could not be ignored.

He said that the series of negative propaganda against the university had been brought to an end by introducing positive activities and implementing reforms.

Dr. Ismaili told that as many as 30 thousand students were studying on the Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro and on seven additional campuses whereas over 80 thousand students were doing BSc, BA, MA from various affiliated colleges.

The HPC delegation including President Altaf Koti, Secretary Mansoor Marri, Ali Hassan & Khalid Khokhar on the occasion thanked SU Vice Chancellor for a warm reception. The delegation invited Vice Chancellor to meet the press at HPC which he accepted.

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Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili assigned the charge of VC SU in the absence of Vice Chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani  

JAMSHORO: Governor Sindh & Chancellor of the Universities in the province Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan has assigned the charge of Vice-Chancellor University of Sindh Jamshoro to Pro-Vice Chancellor of SU Mirpurkhas campus Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili. A notification in this regard has been issued by Governor’s House on Thursday. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili has resumed the charge.

According to the notification issued here, Governor Sindh/Chancellor has been pleased to allow Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismali, Pro-Vice Chancellor, SU Mirpurkhas Campus to look after the affairs of the Vice Chancellor, University of Sindh, Jamshoro in addition to his own duties during the absence of Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani.

It further said that the Governor has been pleased to grant extension in Ex-Pakistan leave in favour of Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sindh Jamshoro for a period of one month, with effect from September 4 to October 3, 2014. The notification said.

On the other hand, the officers, faculty members and employees met Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili at Vice Chancellor’s office and congratulated him on resuming the charge of vice Chancellor.

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Last date for admissions to B.Ed., M.Ed. extended

JAMSHORO: Sindh University has extended the last date for seeking admissions to B.Ed. & M.Ed. Distance Education Program for the session 2014 up to September 9, 2014.

According to Director Admissions, the last date which was previously fixed as August 31, 2014 has now been extended up to September 10.

Interested candidates are advised to obtain admission from concerned branch of HBL Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad.

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Adv Jhamat appointed as Dean, Faculty of Law at SU

JAMSHORO: Advocate Jhamat Jethanant has been appointed as Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Sindh, Jamshoro for a period of 3 years. The appointment has been made by the Governor & Chancellor of Universities in Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan.

Registrar University of Sindh has issued the notification in this regard.

It may be noted that Advocate Jhamat Jethanand has also worked on the same position previously. 

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Tribute paid to Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig

JAMSHORO: Many scholars and intellectuals who read papers at a moot on Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig’s contribution to Sindhi language and society on Tuesday paid homage to the great scholar and said that literature was essential to bring change in society and promote human values.

The moot was organized by the Mirza Qaleech Baig Chair of the University of Sindh wherein Dean Faculty of Arts, SU Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal chaired it.

Reading papers in an academic session of the conference, the scholars said that Qaleech visualized needs of the future and focused on promoting Sindhi language and literature.

They underlined the need for reprinting Qaleech’s books and publication and translation of his unpublished manuscripts.

Jami Chandio, a renowned intellectual, said in his paper that Sindh had always been a centre of attraction for people from across the world, especially the scholars from Iran, Iraq and Turkey. Firdousi had also mentioned Sindh in his Shahnama, he said.

He said that Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig who was bestowed title of Qaiser-e-Hind, was one of the greatest writers, poets, historians and a true lover of literature.

He is author of 457 books and translated rare books of other languages that are Persian and English into Sindhi. He is also known as the Shakespeare of Sindh. Of 457 books, 22 are on Persian prose and poetry.

He said Mirza Qaleech translated Chachnama and enabled future generations to read history of their land adding that Mirza Qaleech was a serious scholar as well as a great social reformer.

“It is essential that we encourage our youth to be part of national and international seminars and conferences and provide them opportunity to express their views and share ideas,” Mr. Jami said.

Jami Chandio further said that for many years “comparative literature” had been centre of attention among scholars and literary critics of the world and the first scholar who introduced comparative literature in Sindh and started method of criticism of previous works, was Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig.

He introduced this method in 1906 and for more than two decades wrote or edited more than 457 books, he said and added that he also wrote many poems and adopted style of Saadi of Shiraz.

Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal, Dean Faculty of Arts, SU, said that Persian was official language of Sindh in the days of Talpur rulers and saw its status gradually declining during the British rule in Sindh. But poets, mystics, historians and scholars of Persian language could still be found in Sindh, he said.

Native Sindhi poets and writers also used to write in Persian language, he said, reciting Persian poetry of Sachal Sarmast, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Mir Karam Ali Khan, Mir Murad Ali Khan, Mir Sobdar Khan, Nawab Wali Mohammad Leghari, Mirza Khusro Baig Gurji and Mirza Qaleech Baig.

He further said that Qaleech produced quality literature and contributed immensely to the promotion of Sindhi literature.

Dr. Iqbal said that Mirza Qaleech is one of the pioneering figures of Sindhi language and literature, who served the language and literature as one serves one’s family.

“Qaleech not only sowed seeds of new ideas and concepts in Sindhi language and literature but also endeavored to transplant in it thought-provoking ideas from different languages to enhance its beauty”. He said.

He said that Qaleech’s library overflowed with books, his writing table, medal and robe were all reminders of his great genius and scholarly work and service to Sindhi literature and to people of Sindh.

He said that Mirza Qaleech Baig was awarded Qaiser-e-Hind medal for his meritorious work in 1906. In 1924, the British government conferred on him the title of Shamsul Ulema, he told.

Ishaq Samejo, Incharge Director of Shamsul Ulema Mirza Qaleech Baig chair, SU, said that the history of Sindh written by Mirza Qaleech Baig was based on old history books viz. Chachnama, Tareekh Maasumi, Tuhfatulkiram.

He said that Mirza Qaleech Baig was lover of Sindh and Sindhi language and did justice with his both lives.

He vowed to organize more lecturers on the topic in order to make the youths studying on the campus familiar with the teaching of Mirza Qaleech Baig.

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Admission forms for Bachelors, Masters’ Program, M. Phil, PhD issued

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Director Admissions has issued the admission forms for the aspirants who want to seek admissions to Bachelors, Master’s Degree programs & MS/ M. Phil and PhD for the academic batch 2015 at Sindh University Jamshoro.

The University is offering admissions to 58 disciplines of Bachelors & Masters’ degree programs and 50 departments of MS/ M. Phil Phil & PhD. The admission forms have been issued which can be obtained by September 19, 2014.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to Bachelor & Master’s degree program for the batch 2015 got underway and the forms can be obtained from the designated branches of Habib Bank Limited from all over Sindh on payment of Rs. 1500/=.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program on November 2, 2014.

The pre-entry test for Bachelors & Masters’ degree programs will be held at Allama I.I Kazi campus Jamshoro and at all the campuses of university including Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad, Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Campus Dadu, SU Campus Larkana, SU Campus Badin, SU Campus Thatta, International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit Shah and SU Campus Mirpurkhas.

The open house for the guidance of students and parents will be organized at September 8 to 10, 2014 at Allama I.I Kazi Campus.

On the other hand, SU Dean Graduate Studies announced the admission forms for MS/ MPhil & PhD for the academic session 2015 in different 50 departments have been issued.

According to details, admission forms are available at designated branches of HBL situated at Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad & Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro while Pre-Entry Test for admissions to MS/ MPhil & PhD will be conducted on October 19 (Sunday). The list of successful candidates will be displayed on December 23, 2014 whereas the classes for the new session will commence from January 5, 2015, the statement said.

It may be noted that Sindh University is offering admissions to different 50 departments/ disciplines which include- Faculty of Arts: Department of Arabic, English Literature, Applied Linguistics, Sindhi & Urdu.

Faculty of Social Sciences- Development Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, Media & Communication Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Pakistan Studies, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology and Social work. Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration: Commerce & Business administration.

Faculty of Natural Sciences: Analytical Chemistry, Bio-chemistry, Bio-informatics, Botany, Bio-technology, Chemical Sciences, Computer Science, Electronics, Environmental Sciences, Fresh Water Biology & Fisheries, Genetics, Geology, Information Technology, In-organic Chemistry, Mathematics, Micro-Biology, Nutrition & Food Technology, Organic Chemistry, Petroleum & Geo Sciences, Physiology, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Software Engineering, Statistics, Telecommunication and Zoology.

Faculty of Pharmacy: Pharmaceutics & Pharmacology.

Faculty of Education: Department of Education.

Faculty of Islamic Studies: Islamic Culture and Muslim Studies. 

Furthermore, the statement added that the admission forms along with “Graduate Catalogue 2015” can be obtained from the designated branches of HBL Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad and Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro 0n the payment of Rs. 1500. The form can also be downloaded from the Website of Sindh University http://www.usindh.edu.pk which can later be submitted after depositing the challan of Rs. 1500 in the above-mentioned branches of the bank.

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Awareness workshop held at SU Model School

Call to avoid unhygienic eatery food

JAMSHORO: Speakers at an awareness workshop on ‘Recycling and waste material management’ warned consumers against the serious health hazards related to bottled soft drinks and meals at hotels, restaurants, eateries, etc.

Calling for ensuring a neat and clean environment, they stressed that consuming hygienic food was the best way to avoid diseases in society.

The workshop was organised by Sindh University’s Syed Panah Ali Shah Model School in Jamshoro with the collaboration of Pak-US Alumni Network (PUAN) on Friday.

Prof Ali Murtaza Dharejo told the audience that tea and bottled soft drinks were as harmful as poison if they were not hygienically packed in clean bottles or cans. He said that paper, plastic or some other safe material could be used for packing such things but plastic shopping bags must be avoided. He also advised people to drink boiled water if they did not have easy access to a filter plant.

Strongly recommending home-cooked food to stay healthy, Prof Dharejo said meals outdoors should be avoided as there was a risk of contracting diseases or infections as one never know the food made at hotels, restaurants or other eateries was cooked properly and hygienically or not.

He observed that cooks at most such places were often found sweating and infecting the food they were handling. How could this food be hygienic or safe? he argued. Jamshoro PUAN president Prof Akbar Mahesar said disposal of filth in streets and lanes was responsible for outbreak of diseases. He stressed the need for keeping the environment clean to avoid them.

He also advised people not to have pakoras, samosas and other snacks prepared at roadside outlets mostly in extremely unhygienic ways and conditions.

PAUN’s Fahim Noonari, principal of the host school Farida Shaikh, Nadir Ali Mugheri, Nasir Ali Panhwar, Abdul Khaliq Magsi and others also spoke.

In the end, the dust bins were distributed in the school as a symbol to make the students habitual of throwing garbage in them.

Earlier, an assembly was held in the school wherein one thousand students & teachers participated.

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Admissions to Bachelors, Masters’ Program announced at SU Larkana, Thatta & Mirpurkhas campuses

JAMSHORO: Sindh University campuses Larkana, Thatta & Mirpurkhas have announced the admissions to different Bachelors & Master’s Degree programs for the academic session 2015. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to 19, 2014.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to BS in Computer Science, BS in English, BBA (Hons), MBA (Evening), MSc in Coastal Zone Management at Thatta campus whereas BS in English, BS Computer Science, BBA (Hons), MBA (Evening) at Larkana campus and BS Computer Science, BS information Technology, BS Geology, BS Commerce & BBA (Hons) at Mirpurkhas campus are underway for the academic session 2015.

The admission forms could be obtained from the designated branches of Habib Bank in Larkana, Thatta & Mirpurkhas from September 2 to 19, 2014 on the payment of Rs. 1500.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program the entry test would be conducted on November 2, 2014. The pre-entry test will be held on the related campuses.

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On-roll students of SU asked to deposit their remaining admission fees

 JAMSHORO: The Director Admissions of Sindh University has asked the students studying on different departments/ disciplines of Bachelors & Masters’ Degree Program 2014 to pay their remaining admission fees by September 5, 2014.

According to a press release issued here Thursday, the director admissions directed all the on-roll students of 2014 batch studying in different bachelors & masters’ disciplines under merit, self-finance (Morning & Evening) quota and reserved seats to deposit their remaining fees latest by September 5 at HBL Jamshoro branch failing which, he said, their exams results will not be issued.  

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Admissions to MS/ MPhil, PhD open at SU

JAMSHORO: The University of Sindh has announced the admissions to MS/ MPhil & PhD for the academic session 2015 in different 50 departments. The admission forms can be obtained from September 1, 2014 which could be submitted by September 26.

According to a statement issued here Wednesday, the list of eligible candidates will be posted on the website of the SU and notice boards of the related departments On October 10. Pre-Entry Test for admissions to MS/ MPhil & PhD will be conducted on October 19 (Sunday). The list of successful candidates will be displayed on December 23, 2014 whereas the classes for the new session will commence from January 5, 2015, the statement said.

It may be noted that Sindh University is offering admissions to different 50 departments/ disciplines which include- Faculty of Arts: Department of Arabic, English Literature, Applied Linguistics, Sindhi & Urdu.

Faculty of Social Sciences- Development Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, Media & Communication Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Pakistan Studies, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology and Social work.

Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration: Commerce & Business administration.

Faculty of Natural Sciences: Analytical Chemistry, Bio-chemistry, Bio-informatics, Botany, Bio-technology, Chemical Sciences, Computer Science, Electronics, Environmental Sciences, Fresh Water Biology & Fisheries, Genetics, Geology, Information Technology, In-organic Chemistry, Mathematics, Micro-Biology, Nutrition & Food Technology, Organic Chemistry, Petroleum & Geo Sciences, Physiology, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Software Engineering, Statistics, Telecommunication and Zoology.

Faculty of Pharmacy: Pharmaceutics & Pharmacology.

Faculty of Education: Department of Education.

Faculty of Islamic Studies: Islamic Culture and Muslim Studies.  

Furthermore, the statement added that the admission forms along with “Graduate Catalogue 2015” can be obtained from the designated branches of HBL Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad and Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro 0n the payment of Rs. 1500. The form can also be downloaded from the Website of Sindh University http://www.usindh.edu.pk which can later be submitted after depositing the challan of Rs. 1500 in the above-mentioned branches of the bank.

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SU campuses Dadu & Badin offer admissions to Bachelors & Masters’ Programs

JAMSHORO: Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Sindh University campus Dadu and SU Laar campus Badin have announced the admissions to different Bachelors & Master’s Degree programs for the academic session 2015. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to 19, 2014.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to Bachelor degree program including BS in Information Technology, BS in English, BBA (Hons), MBA 4-years program and Masters’ degree program which include M.A in English, MBA (Morning & Evening) 2 years program for the academic session 2015 are open at Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Sindh University campus Dadu.

Similarly, the admissions to BS Computer Science, BS Commerce, BBA (Hons) and MBA are also underway at Sindh University Laar campus Badin.  

The admission forms could be obtained from the designated branches of Habib Bank in Dadu & Badin from September 2 to 19, 2014 on the payment of Rs. 1500.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program the entry test would be conducted on November 2, 2014. The pre-entry test will be held on the both campuses.

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Sufi University announces admissions to Bachelors & Masters Programs

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) campus International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit Shah has announced the admissions to Bachelors & Master’s Degree programs for the academic year 2015 in all five departments. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to 19, 2014.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to Bachelor degree program i.e. BS in Political Science, BS in English, BBA (Hons) 4-years, M.A in English & M.A in Sufism & Peace (2-years) for the academic year 2015 are open at Sufi University whereas the admission forms could be obtained from the Habib Bank Hala Branch and Campus Building which will be available from September 2 to 19, 2014 on the payment of Rs. 1500.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program on November 2, 2014. The pre-entry test will be held on the campus.

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SU student to attend 8th Asian Science Camp with Nobel Laureates to be held from Aug 24 in Singapore

 

JAMSHORO: A final year student of B.S Physics University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro Sarah Ahmed Soomro among eight other Pakistani students has been selected to represent the country in the 8th Asian Science Camp (ASC) with Nobel Laureates and eminent Scientists, Singapore which will be held from August 24 to 29, 2014.

The Pakistani delegation comprises of eight students will represent the country in the Science Camp. This Camp will provide the delegation with opportunities to meet students from all over Asia and share ideas with one another.

The Nobel Prize holders in physics, chemistry and medicine will be the key speakers in the 8th Asian Science Camp.

In this regard, a ceremony was held at Vice-Chancellor’s office Thursday wherein the university hi-ups congratulated Sarah Ahmed Soomro for her selection.

Talking on the occasion, Sarah Ahmed Soomro expressed pleasure and said she was the only student participating from the Sindh province adding that ASC had held an essay competition among selected students and she won it and became able to get the travel fellowship as well.

It may be noted that the ASC is an annual forum which aims to enlighten those science-talented youths through discussion and dialogue with top scholars in the world and to promote the international friendship and cooperation among the best young students of the next generation in Asia. The participating students are those selected from various Universities who show keen interest and promise in science.

According to the Director of Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD) National Centre for Physics, QAU Campus, Islamabad Dr. Riffat Mahmood Qureshi, the idea of ASC was first mooted in 2005 after the Lindau Science Meeting by Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee, the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba, the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics modeled after the Lindau Science Meeting which has been held in Germany for more than half a century.

He told that the ASC provided a platform for dialogue and discussion between promising young talents and invited Nobel Laureates and Eminent Scientists. It also helped to develop international friendships and cooperation among Asian young scientists of the next generation.

The ASC-2014 will be organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Nanyang Technological University with strong support from the Lee Foundation, the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation, Singapore. This year the program will be held at The Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 24th to 29th August, 2014 wherein SU female student among eight other Pakistani students will participate in the camp.

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SU announces admissions to Bachelors & Masters Programs

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Director Admissions has announced the admissions to Bachelors & Master’s Degree programs for the academic batch 2015 in all the 58 departments. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to September 19, 2014 for admissions at Allama I. I Kazi campus Jamshoro and at additional campuses.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to Bachelor & Master’s degree program for the batch 2015 have been announced whereas the forms could be obtained from the designated branches of habib Bank Limited from all over Sindh which are available on the payment of Rs. 1500/= from Sep 2 to 19.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program on November 2, 2014. The pre-entry test will be held at Allama I.I Kazi campus Jamshoro and at all the campuses.

The open house for the guidance of students and parents will be organized at September 8 to 10, 2014.

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SU student to attend 8th Asian Science Camp with Nobel Laureates to be held from Aug 24 at Singapore

JAMSHORO: A final year student of B.S Physics University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro Sarah Ahmed Soomro among eight other Pakistani students has been selected to represent the country in the 8th Asian Science Camp (ASC) with Nobel Laureates and eminent Scientists, Singapore which will be held from August 24 to 29, 2014.

The Pakistani delegation comprises of eight students will represent the country in the Science Camp. This Camp will provide the delegation with opportunities to meet students from all over Asia and share ideas with one another.

The Nobel Prize holders in physics, chemistry and medicine will be the key speakers in the 8th Asian Science Camp.

In this regard, a ceremony was held at Vice-Chancellor’s office Thursday wherein the university hi-ups congratulated Sarah Ahmed Soomro for her selection.

Talking on the occasion, Sarah Ahmed Soomro expressed pleasure and said she was the only student participating from the Sindh province adding that ASC had held an essay competition among selected students and she won it and became able to get the travel fellowship as well.

It may be noted that the ASC is an annual forum which aims to enlighten those science-talented youths through discussion and dialogue with top scholars in the world and to promote the international friendship and cooperation among the best young students of the next generation in Asia. The participating students are those selected from various Universities who show keen interest and promise in science.

According to the Director of Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD) National Centre for Physics, QAU Campus, Islamabad Dr. Riffat Mahmood Qureshi, the idea of ASC was first mooted in 2005 after the Lindau Science Meeting by Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee, the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba, the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics modeled after the Lindau Science Meeting which has been held in Germany for more than half a century.

He told that the ASC provided a platform for dialogue and discussion between promising young talents and invited Nobel Laureates and Eminent Scientists. It also helped to develop international friendships and cooperation among Asian young scientists of the next generation.

The ASC-2014 will be organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Nanyang Technological University with strong support from the Lee Foundation, the Ministry of Education and the National Research Foundation, Singapore. This year the program will be held at The Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 24th to 29th August, 2014 wherein SU female student among eight other Pakistani students will participate in the camp.

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SU announces admissions to Bachelors & Masters Programs

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Director Admissions has announced the admissions to Bachelors & Master’s Degree programs for the academic batch 2015 in all the 58 departments. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to September 19, 2014 for admissions at Allama I. I Kazi campus Jamshoro and at additional campuses.

According to a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the admissions to Bachelor & Master’s degree program for the batch 2015 have been announced whereas the forms could be obtained from the designated branches of habib Bank Limited from all over Sindh which are available on the payment of Rs. 1500/= from Sep 2 to 19.

The last date for submission of admission forms is fixed September 26, 2014 and the pre-entry test for Master’s degree program will be held on October 19 while for bachelor degree program on November 2, 2014. The pre-entry test will be held at Allama I.I Kazi campus Jamshoro and at all the campuses.

The open house for the guidance of students and parents will be organized at September 8 to 10, 2014.

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Flag-hoisting ceremonies held at SU, its campuses to mark I. Day

JAMSHORO:  A flag-hoisting ceremony was held at Sindh University (SU) Allama I.I Kazi Campus on Thursday morning to commemorate the country’s Independence Day. The vice-chancellor of Sindh University, Prof Dr. Abida Taherani, the registrar, Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, the deans of all faculties, administrative officers, employees and a large number of students attended the ceremony.

The day dawned with special prayers in the Jamia masjid of the varsity for the progress, prosperity and security of the country. The students of Syed Panah Ali Shah Model School Sindh University Colony sang national songs and presented the tableaus that forced the participants to encourage the performers with the roar of clapping.

The tug of war competitions were also organized in a bid to enhance the happinesses of jubilant on the campus.

Addressing the gathering after the hoisting of the national flag followed by national anthem, the vice-chancellor stated that freedom was a great blessing which had been achieved with the sacrifices of the elders. She said that the value of independence could be gauged from the miserable plight of Muslims living in India, Kashmir and Palestine.

The vice-chancellor said it was incumbent upon every Pakistani citizen to carry out his or her individual and collective responsibilities justly and honestly in his or her respective field so as to steer the country out of all the crises and gear up its development and progress.

She expressed hope that the Pakistani nation, with its countless abilities, would rise to the occasion and touch the sky working hard.

The vice chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani appreciated the philanthropic spirit of the SU employees who have voluntarily decided to donate one day’s worth of their salaries for the operation victims of North Waziristan and recognized the services of Pakistan armed forces who have been fighting against the terrorists to curb terrorism.

She paid glowing tributes to the martyrs, workers and leaders of the Pakistan movement whose sacrifices paved the way for our independence.

Dr. Taherani exhorted the youth to spread the message of father of the Nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal to make the country truly Islamic welfare state. She enumerated sacrifices of millions of Muslims of Indo-Pakistan for achieving the motherland which is unique example in the world.

SU Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad: Dean, Faculty of Education Dr. Parveen Munshi hoisted national flag at the function held on the campus wherein Principal of Dr. N.A. Baloch Model School Hyderabad Ahsan Shah Rashdi, a large number of students, parents, teachers and community of the city participated to mark the day. Speakers at the flag-hoisting ceremony at SU Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) pledged to work for the national cohesion, progress and prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country and to safeguard the ideological frontiers of Pakistan.

SU Bhit Shah Campus (Sufi University): Focal Person of the campus Prof. Dr. Aslam Parvaiz Memon unfurled the national flag here in the presence of a number of students and community members. The participants of the ceremony sung national anthem as they stood up in reverence. School children presented national songs and delivered speeches in connection with Independence Day.
Addressing the ceremony Dr Aslam Parvaiz Memon said that Pakistan was facing the challenges of terrorism and extremism but if God willing, the nation will defeat them with courage and determination.

“We are a nuclear nation and our future is bright”, he added. He urged the people to join hands to play their due role in progress and prosperity of the country.

SU Dadu Campus: Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated in a befitting manner. The special prayers were made on the campus for the integrity, solidarity, progress and prosperity of the country.
The independence function was held at campus’s Lawn where the Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Anwer Ali Shah G. Syed hoisted the national flag along with his faculty members, students and guests. National anthem was recited at 9:00 am.

SU Campus Naushahro Feroze: Like other campuses, Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and a strong pledge to strengthen democracy, root out corruption and eliminate the menace of terrorism. The special prayers for the progress, prosperity and solidarity of the country were made while the flag hoisting ceremony was inaugurated by Pro- Vice Chancellor of the campus Muhammad Nawaz Narejo. A large number of students, faculty members and notables participated in the ceremony.

SU Campus MirpurkhasPakistan’s Independence Day was celebrated here with solidarity and traditional zeal here on Thursday.
The flag hoisting ceremony was held on the campus where Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili hoisted national flag while a group of school children sung national anthem and presented national songs and speeches to mark the day.

SU Laar Campus Badin: A very splendid ceremony of Independence Day was held at the lush green open area of the campus which was decorated with colourful Independence greetings, banners and balloons.

Campus coordinator Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro hoisted the national flag followed by nationa anthem. A large number of students participated in the function.

 SU Campus Thatta: Like other campuses of Sindh University, Independence Day was celebrated here with a great enthusiasm. The Pro- Vice Chancellor of the campus Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi inaugurated the ceremony by hoisting the national flag. Students, parents and faculty members attended the function that lasted almost whole the day long.

 SU Campus Larkana: Independence Day was celebrated with national zeal and fervour here at Larkana campus like other campuses of Sindh University. The function of Independence Day celebrations was held at the lawn where focal person Dr. Hakim Ali Kanasero unfurled the national flag. 

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MBA Pioneer Batch of SU Dadu Campus passes out

CM Sindh insists upon organizing professional seminars, related activities

JAMSHORO: The 1st & pioneer batch of Master in Business Administration (MBA) Morning & Evening of Mohatarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed (MBBS) Sindh University Campus Dadu has passed out and entered practical field with professional skills & abilities.

The campus has issued the students directory-2014 wherein the profiles of all 84 passed out students have been given with their snaps so as to appreciate them for their success. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani congratulated the departing students.

According to details, Sindh University Dadu campus has produced 84 MBA students both male & female who have passed out Wednesday and rushed to the job market with MBA degree.

On the occasion, students’ directory-2014 was issued so as to introduce the students of pioneer batch of MBA in Business Administration Department of the campus which carries the full profiles of all the students with their pictures, exams result and introduction.

In her message the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani felicitated the students of Dadu campus and advised them to go in national job market and serve the country by getting jobs so that the name of the Alma Mater might be shined up.

She said that Dadu campus was imparting quality education under the supervision of PVC Dr. Anwar Ali Shah G. Syed and learned faculty members.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah in his message congratulated the passed out students and admired the students’ directory-2014 which according to him carrying full information regarding the students of the campus.

He said the passed out students were entering into a new world, where they will face obstacles and handicaps in meeting your goals.

Praying for the success of departing students, CM insisted upon the PVC of the campus to attend all professional seminars and related activities at SU Dadu campus.

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Independence Day to be celebrated today with national enthusiasm at SU

JAMSHORO: The Independence Day will be celebrated with national zeal and enthusiasm in Sindh University Jamshoro and its campuses today. The preparations in this regards have been finalized.

According to university spokesperson Nadir Ali Mugheri, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani would be the chief guest at the flag hoisting ceremony which is scheduled to be held at Hyder Bus Pavilion of the varsity.

This ceremony will also be attended by all Deans of faculties, faculty members, officers, employees and students of the university.

The national anthem will be played exactly at the time when the same will be played in Islamabad by the federal government followed by flag hoisting. Afterwards, the other events will take place.

After flag hoisting ceremony, the tug of war and other games as well as activities will also be the parts of the independence celebrations.

According to spokesman, the point buses will be plied on various routes to bring the students, faculty members to the campus at about 7.30 while the celebrations will initiate from 8 pm after the national flag is hoisted.

Similarly, the Independence Day will be celebrated with national fervor in SU campuses including International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Science Bhit Shah, Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Sindh University Campus Dadu, Laar Campus Badin, Larkana, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Naushehroferoze Campuses.

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1st M. Phil Islamic Studies to be held from August 25

JAMSHORO: The remaining papers of 1st semester M. Phil (Islamic Studies) will be held from August 25 to August 24, 2014 in the related department of the University of Sindh Jamshoro.

In a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, Dean, Faculty of Islamic Studies Prof. Dr. Muhammad Anwar Khan Pathan informed that the remaining papers of 1st semester M. Phil course work program session 2014 would be held from August 25, 26 & 27 at the faculty of Islamic studies University of Sindh Jamshoro.

He advised all the concerned scholars to take part in the said examinations.

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SU extends last date for submission of exams forms by August 25

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Semester Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has extended the last date for submission of semester examination forms in both public & private colleges/institutes till August 25, 2014 without late fees.

According to a circular issued here Tuesday that the candidates could submit their exam forms from August 16 to 25 without affording any late fees while the same could be submitted with late fees of Rs. 5000 from August 26 to 29, 2014.

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Announcement regarding viva voce/practical exams of post graduate candidates

JAMSHORO: The viva voce & practical examinations of M.A/ M.Com & M.Sc (Final) Post Graduate Annual Examinations 2013 will be held from August 19, 2014.

According to press statement, the controller told that the venue for the exams and detailed program will be issued separately.

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SU VC condole death of educationist Anita Ghulam Ali

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has offered her condolences on the sad demise of eminent educationist Anita Ghulam Ali.

The vice-Chancellor paid rich tribute to the services rendered by the former Education Minister of Sindh & Chief Executive of Sindh Education Foundation Anita Ghulam Ali who passed away in a private hospital in Karachi on Friday.

In her condolence message to the bereaved family, Dr. Abida Taherani prayed to the Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul in eternal peace.

“May God grant courage to the deceased family members to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude”! Dr. Taherani said.

Appreciating the services of late Anita Ghulam Ali in the field of education, Dr. Taherani said that her efforts for the uplift of educational institution in the province will always be remembered.

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Independence Day to be celebrated with national enthusiasm at SU

JAMSHORO: The Independence Day will be celebrated with national zeal and enthusiasm in Sindh University Jamshoro and its campuses on August 14, 2014. The preparations in this regards have been finalized.

According to university spokesperson Nadir Ali Mugheri, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani would be the chief guest at the flag hoisting ceremony. This ceremony will also be attended by all Deans of faculties, faculty members, officers, employees and students of the varsity.

The national anthem will be played exactly at the time when the same will be played in Islamabad by the federal government. Afterwards, the other events will take place.

After flag hoisting ceremony at Hyder Bux Pavilion Ground of the university, the tug of war and other games as well as activities will also be the parts of the independence celebrations.

According to spokesman, the point buses will be plied on various routes to bring the students, faculty members to the campus at about 7.30 while the celebrations will initiate from 8 pm after the national flag is hoisted.

Similarly, the Independence Day will be celebrated with national fervor in SU campuses including International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Science Bhit Shah, Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Sindh University Campus Dadu, Laar Campus Badin, Larkana, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Naushehroferoze Campuses.

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SU VC grieved over Begum Abbasi’s death

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has offered her condolences on the sad demise of the former deputy speaker of national assembly of Pakistan Begum Ashraf Abbasi.

The vice-Chancellor also paid tribute to the services rendered by the late Begum Ashraf Abbasi.

In her condolence message to the bereaved family, Dr. Abida Taherani prayed to the Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the deceased family members to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

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SU Registrar advises the students to attend their classes

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto has advised the students to attend their classes which have been commenced from August 4, 2014.

In a press statement issued here on Tuesday, he said that the classes in all the departments were in full swing after summer vacations.

“Those students who did not reach at the campus are hereby advised to come and attend their classes”. Mr. Bhutto maintained.

He said that 75 percent of attendance was necessary for appearing in the next semester examinations adding that those students who will lack the required attendance will not be allowed to appear in the exams.

“I therefore advise the students of all the departments to attend their classes which have been started since August 4, 2014”. He said.

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SU, GU sign MoU to promote academic & research activities

JAMSHORO:  University of Sindh Jamshoro (SU) and Greenwich University (GU) Karachi signed an education-related memorandum of understanding (MoU) in a ceremony held here Monday at Vice-Chancellor’s office of the varsity. 

Sindh University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani and her Greenwich University counterpart VC Seema Mughal signed the MoU in a bid to promote the academic activities on the campuses together.

The Area Study Centre of SU will be the direct beneficiary of the development proposed in the agreement with the private sector Greenwich University. According to the agreement signed, the Area Study Centre of Sindh University will jointly hold seminars, organize academic workshop and ensure exchange of faculty members and students to each other so as to learn and share the academic & research experiences and enhance mutual understanding. 

As part of the MoU, the two universities will develop a collaborative partnership in academic and research areas, including organizing various trainings, advanced research activities, modernization of curricula etc. 

On the occasion Dr. Parvaiz Ahmed Pathan on behalf of SU and Dr. Arshad Karim from GU were nominated as focal persons who will frame the strategy to collaborate in future.

Speaking with the delegation, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani said that SU had been focusing on research and it produced 387 PhDs in last couple of years.

She said that a number of major decisions including leave encashment, health assurance policy and distribution of plots to the employees had been taken in the best interest of the workers, faculty members & officers of the varsity.

In the meeting the guests including VC Greenwich University were decorated with Sindhi Ajrak and Topi.

Among others Registrar SU Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Dr. Parvaiz Ahmed Pathan, Director Area Study Centre Dr. Hamadullah Kakepoto and the delegation of Greenwich University.

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SU to reopen on Aug 4 after summer vacations

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro & its all campuses will reopen on August 4 after the summer vacations with the commencement of the academic as well as research activities. This was announced by the Registrar of SU, Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto here on Saturday. He asked the students to ensure their attendance in the classes.

Meanwhile, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani along with Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto and other officials of the varsity paid a visit to the both boys & girls’ hostels where she reviewed the arrangement made therein upon her directives so as to facilitate the hostler students on their return from their homes after the summer vacations are over.

She on the occasion visited all the blocks of boys as well as girls’ hostels and assessed color, sanitation, knitting of chairs as well as cots & repair work. She expressed satisfaction over the arrangements.

Speaking with the officials during her visit, she advised the students to reach the campus in time so that they may attend their classes which are being commenced from Monday, August 4, 2014.

Dr, Taherani said that all the arrangements had been made for initiating academic as well as research activities on the campus adding that the environment in the university was education friendly with the emergence of complete law and order situation.

It may be noted that Sindh University Jamshoro along with its all the campuses Laar campus Badin, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed SU campus Dadu, International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit shah, SU campuses Mirpurkhas, Larkana, Thatta and Naushehroferoze is reopening on August 4 with the start of the academic and research activities as usual.

According to Registrar, Dr. N.A Baloch Model School Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad and Syed Panah Ali Shah Model School Sindh University Colony will also reopen on the same date i.e. August 4, 2014.

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Eid-ul-Fitre: SU & its campuses to remain closed from July 29 to August 1

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Jamshoro and its all campuses will remain closed from July 29 to August 1 in connection with Eid ul Fitre.

According to a circular issued here by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Sindh University Jamshoro and its all seven campuses including SU Laar Campus Badin, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto SU campus Dadu, International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit shah, Sindh Varsity campuses Mirpurkhas, Larkana, Thatta & Nausheroferoze will remain closed for four days with effect from July 29 to August 1, 2014 on account of Eid ul Fitre.

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SU VC Dr. Taherani lays foundation stone for construction of mosque at administrative block

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani patronized the ceremony of laying the foundation stone of mosque in front of Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah Administration Building popularly known as AC-II, here on Friday.

Upon arrival at the venue of the ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor was received by ProڏVice Chancellors, Deans & Officers  of the varsity.

On the occasion Dr. Abida Taherani laid the foundation stone of the project of the mosque which is named as “Subhan Allah Mosque”.

Speaking with the officials & senior faculty members, Vice-Chancellor said it was great moment for her to lay the foundation stone of the most sacred place adding that she deemed it as great privilege for her.

She said that the construction work of the mosque will soon be completed so that the employees might offer the prayers with no trouble.

Among others, the ceremony was attended by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro, Dr. Arfana Mallah, Prof. Dr. Anwar Ali Shah G. Syed, Dr. Saleha Parveen, Dr. Siraj ul Haq Kandhro, Dr. Parvez Pathan, Dr. Hakim Ali Kanasiro and Dr. Marhab Qasmi.

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Appointment & promotion orders distributed among 39 faculty members

JAMSHORO: A ceremony was held Thursday in Video Conference Room of the University of Sindh Jamshoro under the chair of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani wherein appointment letters of lecturers in Grade 18 were distributed among 22 candidates and 17 faculty members were given the promotion orders. The appointment as well as promotion orders were issued after the recommendations of Selection Board and approval of University Syndicate.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Abida Taheran on the occasion gave away appointment and promotion letters to the newly appointed 22 lecturers and 17 faculty members.

Those who received appointment orders as lecturers in Grade 18 at Allama I.I Kazi Campus, University of Sindh include Waheed Akbar Khaskheli (Social Work Department), Bashir Ahmed Jatoi (General History), Meroona Gopang, Parvasha Memon (Both Psychology), Muhbat Ali Shah (Anthropology), Komal Siddiqui, Syed Faraz Hussain, Rashida Rahmat Zohra, Zahida Rehman  (Biotechnology), Sajid Ali Rajput (Genetic), Syeda Hira Fatima Naqvi, Asia Khatoon Soomro, Kalsoom Saima Unar, Asadullah Burdi (Computer Science) and Sara Mahesar (Mathematics).

In addition to it, seven candidates received the appointment orders as lecturers in various departments at SU Mirpurkhas Campus including Mehjabeen Leghari (I.T), Nabeel Hussain Kazi (Electronics), Faisal-ur-Rehman Pathan (Pakistan Studies), Parus Khowaja, Zulfiqar Memon (Both Business Administration), Tauqeer Hussain Hakro (Commerce) and Javed Ali Kalhoro (Geology).

On the other hand, Dr. Naheed kaka of zoology dept. got promotion order of Professor Grade 21 from Associate Professor Grade 20. Thus four Assistant Professors of Grade 19 including Dr. Zain-ul-Abdin Khuhro (Computer Science), Dr. Yasmeen yousif, Dr. Kiran Sami (Political Science) and Dr. Bashir Ahmed Rind (Comparative Religion & Islamic Culture) received the promotion orders of Associate Professor in Grade 20.

Similarly, twelve lecturers working in Grade 18 in different departments have also been promoted to Grade 19 on the post of Assistant Professor. Those who received their promotion orders as Assistant Professors include Dr. Sanjota Bai, Dr. Mansoor Ali Shah, Dr. Barkat Ali Bughio, Nadir Ali Birmani (Dept. of Zoology), Dr. Asghar Ali Hakro, Humaira Naz Pathan, Ali Ghulam Sahito (Centre for Pure & Applied Geology), Raheel Maroof Bughio (Sindh Development Study Centre), Dr. Muhammad Sharif Abbasi (Public Administration), Maria Shaikh, Ahsan-ul-Haq Shaikh (Business Administration) and Dr. Waqas Jamil Shaikh (Institute of Advanced Research Studies in Chemical Sciences).

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani congratulated the newly appointed lecturers and promoted faculty members and said the young lecturers were the role model for students because they recently had graduated from the Alma Mater and become the part of teachers’ community.

“It is infact a matter of pride that you took part in competition and succeeded to get the post of lecturer in the University”, she maintained addressing the audience.

Dr. Taherani said expressed hope that the newly appointed faculty will do justice to their duties and leave no stone unturned to shine the name of the varsity by working hard.

“My doors are always open for all, if you have academic problem, go to your chairperson but if there is some administrative matter, feel free to come to me”, Dr. Taherani told the faculty.

She further said that the presence of the Pro-Vice Chancellors and Deans in the ceremony proved that they will always be there to provide guidance to the young faculty.

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USAID merit-based scholarship cheques distributed among nine SU students

JAMSHORO: A Cheque Distribution Ceremony of USAID Merit-Based Scholarship Program was held under the chair of vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani at University of Sindh Jamshoro wherein as many as nine students of B. Ed (Hons) Elementary of 2014 batch received scholarship cheques of Rs. 20,000 each under Pakistan reading Project.

Dean Faculty of Education Prof Dr. Parveen Munshi, representatives of a USAID-funded project Pakistan Anjum Parvaiz and Aamir Latif were present on the occasion.

Vice-Chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani distributed the merit-based scholarship cheques of Rs. 20,000 each among nine students including Dua Khalid, Zahra Talib, Urooj Aslam, Pirah Nasrullah, Muhammad Nabeel, Syed Ufaq Irshad, Sahinzadi Muhammad Bux, Munazza Unzi and Afroz Faiz Muhammad under Pakistan Reading Project (PRP).

The scholarship cheques were given on the basis of merit while the criteria of merit are the percentage of matric and intermediate marks as well as Sindh Varsity’s Pre-Entry Test score.

The students who received the cheques are studying in 1st semester of 1st year B. Ed. (Hons) Elementary at dept. of education while they will be able to get the cheques of Rs. 20,000 each in every semester. But those who failed in some paper will be withdrawn from the program automatically.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani lauded the efforts of Prof Dr. Parveen Munshi and the role of US Aid for encouraging the students by awarding merit-based scholarships & promoting teacher education in the province. 

She said that she was happy to know that that US Aid had been providing merit-based scholarships since 2011 adding that the step will help students get higher schooling in the field of education.

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Eight Professors of SU promoted to Grade-22

JAMSHORO: A ceremony was held under the chair of Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani on Tuesday wherein the promotion orders of grade-22 were distributed among the eight Professors of grade 21 following the approval accorded by the varsity Syndicate and the final endorsement given by the Chancellor of Universities in Sindh & Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan.

According to details, Vice-Chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani distributed the promotion orders of grade 22 among eight Professors of the University who were working in grade 21 as Professor previously.

Those who got promotion orders after the approval of University Syndicate in its meeting held on July 19, 2014 & final consent of the Chancellor of Universities & Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan include Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro Pro-Vice Chancellor SU Laar campus Badin, Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi Pro-Vice Chancellor Thatta campus, Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili Pro-Vice Chancellor Mirpurkhas campus, Prof. Dr. Abdullah Dayo Dean Faculty of Pharmacy, Prof. Dr. Parvaiz pathan Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Nasreen Memon Chairperson Department of Zoology and Prof. Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Gachal Department of Zoology University of Sindh Jamshoro.

On the occasion, all the seven Professors jointly handed over the promotion order to Vice-Chancellor also whose name was also sanctioned by the Syndicate for the promotion as meritorious Professor in BPS-22. Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto was also present.

It may be noted that the selection board had recommended the names of 8 Professors after its meeting which held almost six months ago and the Syndicate in its meeting approved the recommendations of selection board and later the orders were distributed.

Before it, the meeting of selection board had taken place for awarding grade 22 to the Professors working in grade 21 in 2004.

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SU Syndicate approves budget 2014-15, appointments of 12 directors, chairpersons

The Sindh University Syndicate meeting, presided over by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Abida Taherani, Saturday approved the budget for the year 2014-15. It also sanctioned the appointments of 12 Professors as Directors/ Chairpersons of Centers/ Departments for the next 3 years and approved the 10 percent rise in admission fee which will be charged from the students of the university and its affiliated campuses in the new academic session.

In order to overcome the massive expenses on papers, the Syndicate also approved 10 per cent increase in migration, degree, equivalence & other certificates’ fee.

The 188th meeting of Syndicate was held at Vice-Chancellor’s office wherein pre-mature increment for the employees of grade 1 to grade 4 has been approved.

The meeting also approved to extend the duration of foreign scholarship from 3 years to 4 years for the faculty members. It restored the independence status of centre for rural development communication (CRDC).

The meeting sanctioned 10 percent Ad-hoc Relief in the salaries of all the employees, pension, conveyance allowance and provision of leave encashment.

The University Syndicate also approved the appointment of Prof. Dr. Rizwana Chang as Director Institute of Media Studies & Communication, Dr. Lachhman Das as Director Institute of Information & Communication Technology, Dr. Muhammad Khan Sangi as Director of Institute of English Language & Literature, Dr. Akhtar Mughal as Director Institute of Physics, Dr. Muhammad Bux Burdi as Chairman Dept. of Public Administration, Dr. Saima Shaikh as Chairperson Dept. of Sociology, Dr. Shamim Akhtar as Chairperson Dept. of Social Work, Dr. Hafiz Munir Ahmed as Chairman Dept. of Comparative Religion & Culture, Dr. Yasmeen Iqbal as Director Institute of Physical Education, Dr. Ghulam Asghar Maka as Chairman Dept. of Microbiology, Dr. Nasreen Memon as Chairperson Dept. of Zoology and Ghulam Ali Jareko as Director Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC), University of Sindh Jamshoro. 

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SU announces to contribute one day salary of all employees for IDPs

JAMSHORO: The authorities of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro have announced to donate one day basic salary of all the employees for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan.

According to a statement issued here Friday from Public Relations Section, The registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto said in his circular that the authorities of university had decided to contribute one day basic pay of all the employees from grade 2 to 22 for IDPs relief fund in order to help and support the people of North Waziristan on humanitarian grounds. The amount will soon be transferred to the IDPs relief fund.

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Students of 2014 batch asked to deposit their remaining admission fees

 JAMSHORO: The on roll students of Bachelor & Master degree programs for the academic session 2014 have been directed to deposit their remaining admission fees by August 11, 2014. In case of failure their examination results will be withheld.

According to a press release issued here on Thursday, Director Admission said that all those students enrolled in various Bachelor & Master Degree programs-2014 should deposit their remaining admission fees by August 11 so that their results could be announced.

The concerned students have been advised to obtain the bank challan of difference of fees from the Directorate of Admissions & deposit the same at Habib Bank Limited Jamshoro Branch within due date, failing which their examination results will be withheld. 

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SU announces admissions to 1st year at Dr. N.A. Baloch Model School Hyderabad

JAMSHORO: The Registrar of Sindh University (SU) Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto has announced the schedule of admissions to 1st year (Pre Engineering & Pre Medical) for the academic session 2014-15 at Dr. N.A. Baloch Model School, Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad with the approval of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani.

According to schedule issued here Wednesday from Public Relations Section, Registration forms will be issued on July 21, 2014 and the same could be submitted by August 4. Written test for the admissions to 1st year (Pre engineering & Pre Medical Groups) will be conducted on August 13 and that of interviews on August 19, 2014.

Result of interviews will be announced on August 28 and the last date for payment of admission fees has been fixed August 29 while regular classes will commence from September 3, 2014. The circular said.

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SUOWA, faculty members host Iftar Dinner in the honor of VC Dr. Abida Taherani, Dr. Nazir Mughal

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Officers’ Welfare Association (SUOWA) and the senior faculty members of the University of Sindh Jamshoro hosted an Iftar Dinner in the honor of newly appointed vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani and the former vice-chancellor Dr. Nazir A. Mughal. A number of officers & teachers participated in the dinner arranged in a local hotel here in Hyderabad.

Speaking in her presidential address, Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani said that she was happy to attend the Iftar dinner hosted by officers and faculty members of the university together for the first time in the history of Alma Mater adding that it was a good tradition to collaborate in all the activities of the varsity as they (officers & faculty) could make the mountains move with the unity & mutual understanding.

She said that if the officers & faculty continued working together with harmony & unity, the day was not far when Sindh University will make its place on the top in both national international ranking of the varsities.

Dr. Taherani said Sindh University Officers’ Welfare Association was rendering excellent services in the best interests of the institution.

She said she had gained the support of teachers, officers and employees; hence she will be able to work easily for the uplift of the Alma Mater adding that all the sectional heads were equal to her and she wanted to make efforts along with them to ameliorate the accreditation of the varsity.

Dr. Abida Taherani said Sindh University earned good position in the ranking and it was termed as 8th best University in the general category in public sector universities of Pakistan.

“This all happened owing to the day night endeavors and team work of my officials; but it is not sufficient yet, we have to go ahead”, she maintained.

Dr. Abida Taherani on the occasion lauded the services of Dr. Nazir A. Mughal especially for the promotion of education and research and publication of University code which is also called ‘the Blue Book’.

Linking the prosperity of the employees with the uplift, development & progress of the university, Dr. Taherani vowed to take every decision that will help improve the status of the Alma Mater.

On the occasion, Dr. Nazir A. Mughal spoke about his reforms including leave encashment, provision of plots, publication of university code (Blue Book) and health assurance for the employees.

He expressed hope that the working of the University administration will be more effective under the visionary & dynamic leadership of Prof Dr. Abida Taherani, the Vice Chancellor.

General Secretary of SUOWA Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah delivered the welcome address. He cordially welcomed all the guests who attended the dinner and assured the vice-chancellor to extend their full support to her. Mr. Shah said spoke about the vision of SUOWA and told that the Iftar Dinner was hosted in a bid to offer welcome to vice chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani and bid farewell to outgoing VC Dr. Nazir A. Mughal.

Sindhology Director Muhammad Qasim Maka, Ahsan Shah Rashidi, Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Dr. Anwar Shah G. Syed, Muhammad Mashooq Siddiqui and others also spoke in the party.

On the occasion, the vice chancellor was decorated with Sindhi Shaal and Dr. Mughal with the Sindhi traditional Topi & Ajraks.

Among others, the dinner was attended by Dr. Siddique Kalhoro, Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Dr. Naeem Tariq, Sajid Qayoom Memon, Dr. Saliha Parveen, Adv. Jhamat Jethannad, Farida Shaikh, Imran Halepoto, Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Akhtar Ahmed Memon, Ali Akbar Jalbani, Muhammad Azam Mallah, Iftikhar Narejo, Muhammad Ali Ursani, Rashid Ali Silawat, Nanak Ram Bhatiya, Ghulam Hyder Lashari, Chander Bhatiya, Dr. Arbila Agha, Former Additional Commissioner Hyderabad Agha Sohail, Munawar Rajar, Ghulam Mujtaba Jalbani and Nadir Ali Mugheri. 

 

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VC Dr. Taherani holds charge of Dean, Faculty of Law

JAMSHORO: The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani Friday has held the charge of Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro with her following the expiry of deanship tenure of Advocate Jhamat Jethanand.

According to a notification issued here by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani will be holding the charge of Dean, Faculty of Law till the appointment of new Dean by the Chancellor of Universities in Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan. The deanship tenure of Advocate Jhamat Jethanand has expired on July 1, 2014. The notification said.

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 SU announces Eid Advance salary for its Muslim employees

JAMSHORO: The Vice-Chancellor University of Sindh (SU) Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has announced to give an advance of full basic/ fixed pay maximum Rs. 7000 to all the Muslim employees both regular & contractual from grade 2 to grade 16 and half basic salary to all the officers & faculty members from Grade 17 to 22 as Eid Advance on the eve of Eid-Ul-Fitre.

According to a circular issued here by the Registrar, all those employees, officers & faculty members will get basic full & half salaries as Eid advance that will not be able to have service leave encashment. The payment will be made to the employees on July 22, 2014 on account of Eid-ul-Fitre which will later be adjusted in four equal monthly installments from their salaries in the months January to April 2015 respectively.

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Sindh varsity to celebrate 100th birth celebrations of Sindh’s legend Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo

 JAMSHORO: A delegation led by the former vice-chancellor Mazharul Haq Siddiqui visited Sindh University and met Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani at her office. The delegation felicitated her upon resuming charge as vice chancellor of the Alma Mater.

In the meeting, it was decided to organize a function at Sindh University in context with the 100th birth celebrations of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo in a bid to pay him tribute in recognition to his services rendered for the progress of Sindh, Sindhi Language & literature. Dr. Taherani on the occasion announced to publish two books of Mr. Joyo.

Talking to the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani, Mazhar ul Haq Siddiqui said that Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo was benefactor of Sindh and Sindhi nation who led his entire life struggling for the development and progress of the province, literature and Sindhi language.

“We therefore want to hold joint celebrations of the 100th birthday of Mr. Joyo in collaboration with the University of Sindh, despite that of separate functions”, he maintained.

He informed that a mega event regarding the birth celebrations of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo had been scheduled to organize in Karachi on August 13, 2014.

Mr. Siddiqui called for publishing two books of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo through Institute of Sindhology.

On the occasion vice chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani announced to organize a mega event with regard to celebrate the 100th birthday of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo on Allama I.I Kazi campus of the varsity.

She said that the two proposed books of Mr. Joyo will be published; one from Institute of Sindhology and other from Pakistan study Centre.

Dr. Taherani proposed in the meeting to launch a website in the name of veteran writer so that his write-ups and other literature may be posted there in an attempt to make youths familiar with the work done by him.

She told the delegation that the law and order had been ameliorated on the campus and everything was running smoothly and efficiently in the university. 

Among others registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, scholar Mazhar Jamil, president Anjuman Taraqi Pasand Musnafeen Muslim Shamim, Saleem Memon and Dr. Arfana Mallah were present in the meeting.

 

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Plots to be handed over to the employees once the demarcation process is over: VC Dr. Taherani announces

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Vice Chancellor Prof. DR. Abida Taherani has announced that the rights of ownership of the plots will be given to the employees once the process of demarcation is over so that the employees of the varsity may start constructing their houses.

This she said while addressing the ceremony which was organized at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of the Arts Faculty Building in a bid to give plots to those employees, officers and teachers whose plots were found in depression during delimitation. The plots were allotted to the employees through raffling process.

Vice Chancellor on the occasion said that Shaheed Mohatarma Benzair Bhutto Sindh University Staff Housing Scheme was a gift for the employees of the varsity by which they will be able to lead a comfortable life after having their houses constructed.

She said the university was doing a lot of things for its employees.

“It is now turn of the faculty members to teach their students honestly so that the name of this Alma Mater may be shined up and produce educated & skilled youths in the days to come”, Dr. Taherani maintained.

She further said that the officers, teachers and employees started extending their cooperation with her from the very first day hoping that it will continue for long.

Among others Director Housing Scheme Mushtaq Ahmed Memon, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Dr. Arfana Mallah, Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Ghulam Nabi Bhallai, Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Imran Halepoto, Muhammad Mashooq Siddiqui, Dr. Aslam Parvez Memon, Muhammad Ali Roshan athan, Muhammad Yousif Pardesi, Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Ali Akbar Jalbani and Ghulam Murtaza Mastoi. The raffling was hald for the employees of all three categories i.e. A, B & C.

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Scholar defends her M. Phil thesis successfully

JAMSHORO: A scholar of the Department of Zoology, University of Sindh Jamshoro, successfully defended her M. Phil thesis in a seminar held here in the video conference room of the varsity. Nosheen Jehajo completed her research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nasreen Memon.

In her final M. Phil seminar, she presented her thesis on the topic “taxonomy & ecology of different mosquitos’ species of subfamily anophelinae in main malaria affected area of Sindh”.

The scholar said: mosquitos are among the most important group of flying insects which affect the health of human beings and domestic animals worldwide.

She told that malaria was one of the oldest and deadliest infectious diseases in human caused by protozoan parasites of the genus plasmodium and this disease was transmitted by female anopheles mosquitoes.

Scolar Nosheen further said that she had conducted surveys in six districts of Sindh including Larkana, Dadu, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan and Tando Alahyar where malaria prevalent adding that she observed the occurrence of malaria vector mosquito species; anopheles, culicifacies and anopheles stephensi during the survey.

The Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi presided over the seminar.

On the other hand, another 1st M. Phil seminar of zoology scholar Javed Ali Khero also held in the video conference room in which the scholar presented his research thesis on the topic “prevalence of pets in rice fileds of district Kamber-Shahdadkot, Sindh”. He also defended his thesis during question-answer section.

According to dean, faculty of natural sciences, the 1st PhD seminar of scholar Sardar Hussain Memon of Department of Botany will be held today (June 27) wherein he will deliver his lecture on the research topic “in-vitrocallus induction, antoxidant, antimicrobial, properties & some phytochemical composition of some indigenous medicinal plants of solanaceae”.

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SU declares the results of M.Sc. (Previous & Final) Rural Development

JAMSHORO: The Controller of Examinations University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has announced the results of M.Sc. (Previous & Final) Rural Development under External Program, annual examinations 2013.

According to press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, a total number of 30 candidates have been declared successful in M.Sc. (Previous) while 4 students were declared fail in the exams.

Similarly, 28 candidates out of 35 have been declared pass in first class while 4 in 2nd class in M.Sc. (Final) Rural Development.

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SU VC orders to computerize entire system, tells officials not to linger on the files

JAMSHORO: The Vice-Chancellor University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has announced to replace manual system of working with computerized system in the university and ordered the authorities concerned to computerize the record initially from Registrar Office.

She warned of stern action against those officers found involved in lingering on the files over 3 days, saying the files coming from different sections or employees should be disposed of within 3 days otherwise no concession will be made to them on the complaint received from someone.

This she said while addressing the meeting of sectional heads held here in the senate hall on Monday. The sectional heads briefed the vice-chancellor regarding their working, quantity and job of their staff and problems.

On the occasion vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani said that the time of manual working was over adding that records of the varsity shall be computerized in the short spin of time.

She said that everything would be computerized so as to ameliorate the functioning of university and keep the administrative and financial matters transparent & translucent.

Dr. Taherani further said that the file system had been drawn to an end in the universities across world and every record was being maintained through computerized system.

“We have to get rid of file and ledger system in order to get good results”, she said adding that the work to computerize the record will initially be started from Registrar office in order to set an example for other sections to do it.

She advised the sectional heads to do justice with time by coming to their offices in time adding that by it her every work could be done easily.

Dr. Taherani directed the administrative officers to follow the procedures of the university while working and extend their cooperation with each other in the best interest of the alma mater.

She vowed to visit all the sections turn by turn and solve their genuine problems if there were any.

The vice-chancellor further said the new reforms will be introduced as the reforms are necessary to make Sindh University a more attractive place to study in an increasingly competitive international higher education market.

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Ex VC Dr. Mughal meets SU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani

 

JAMSHORO: The former vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal met vice- chancellor of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani at her office and congratulated her over appointment as vice chancellor of the alma mater.

The meeting took place on the basis of courtesy call from Dr. Mughal who came to meet Dr. Abida Taherani. On the occasion, Sindh University vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani thanked Dr. Nazir A. Mughal for his best wishes and felicitations.

In the meeting Dr. Abida Taherani told the former vice chancellor of Sindh University Dr. Nazir A. Mughal that SU would be made one of the best universities in the world and by joining this alma mater the students will become part of the voyage of discovery.

“Each one of our students is special to us as together we embark to combat new challenges and reach new frontiers”. She said.

Dr. Taherani said: the students have set sail to be a part of these times which are truly exciting with ever widening horizons, meaningful experiences and higher achievements, to enable them to anchor productively to realize their dreams. 

She further said that she would pay attention towards academic & research activities in a bid to gear up the varsity to top in ranking both nationally & internationally.

She said that Sindh University will soon get the same academic triumph as it was in past adding that efforts will be made to have more research conducted.

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VC SALU meets SU counterpart, felicitates her over appointment

JAMSHORO: The vice-chancellor Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah met vice chancellor of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani at her office and congratulated over her appointment as vice chancellor.

On the occasion both the vice chancellors exchanged views regarding universities’ uplift & academic as well as research matters and mutual understanding on working together.

In the meeting, SALU vice chancellor also presented a bouquet to her counterpart & felicitated her over resuming new job in Sindh University.

On the occasion SU VC Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani thanked her counterpart for her best wishes and said that she will pay attention towards academic & research activities in a bid to gear up the varsity to top in ranking both nationally & internationally.

She said that Sindh University will soon get the same academic inclination as it was in past adding that efforts will be made to have more research conducted.

Dr. Taherani further said that new academic reforms will be introduced on the campus so as to brighten the name of this mother university and the best image of the institution to be exposed.

“The entire faculty members, officers and employees of my university are on the same page regarding the uplift, development and progress of Sindh University”, she maintained.

 At this juncture, Dr. Parveen Shah said that she was proud of the abilities of Dr. Taherani. She hoped that Sindh University will soon touch the sky under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Abida Taherani.

On the other hand, a delegation of Institute of Sindhology also met vice-chancellor and congratulated her.

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Dr. Parvez Pathan assigned the responsibilities of Dean Faculty of Social Sciences

JAMSHORO: Prof. Dr. Parvez Ahemd Pathan has been assigned the responsibilities of Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences University of Sindh. He would look after the day to day affairs of the office of Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences till the appointment of new Dean by the chancellor. Registrar university of Sindh has issued the notification in this regard. Prof. Dr. Parvez Ahmed Pathan has been working as Professor at Sindh Development Studies Centre, University of Sindh, Jamshoro.

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SU & its all campuses to remain closed on June 18

JAMSHORO: University of Sindh Jamhsoro and its all campuses will remain closed on June 18, 2014 on account of Urs of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalander (R.A). The Registrar of SU has issued a circular as well in this regard.

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 SU VC advises all the employees to work for the development of Alma Mater quitting personal interests  

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has advised the faculty members, officers & employees of the varsity to work for the development and uplift of University of Sindh in order to shine up the name of the varsity in the field of higher education and research.

She said this while speaking with the faculty members, officers & employees who came to her office to congratulate her after resuming the charge as vice chancellor of the university.

On first working day, a number of teachers, officers and employees met newly appointed vice chancellor and felicitated her on being vice chancellor. The visitor employees expressed their complete satisfaction over her appointment and assured her of their full cooperation.

On the occasion, Dr. Abida Taherani said: we all have to work round the clock so as to bring this university on top in the country. She added that every employee, officer & faculty had to play his/her role to bring the varsity on the track of development and progress leaving all the personal interests.

She directed the faculty members to prepare the students for competitions so that they may sweep good jobs from the national job market once they are passed out.  

Dr. Taherani hoped that the University of Sindh will soon be on the way of progress with the cooperation of all the employees under her leadership.  

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Federal Govt. vows to continue fee repayment program

VC SU links the change of society & consolidation of country’s economy with educated youths

JAMSHORO:  The Vice Chancellor University of Sindh, Professor Dr. Abida Taherani has said that the Prime Minister’s scheme of fee re-reimbursement would help the youths belonging to less developed areas who could not continue their studies due to not affording the fees of higher education. She said that Prime Minister’s scheme was appreciable and would help advance the less developed areas, once this program was completed. She said this while speaking on the occasion of Cheque Distribution Ceremony under Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme held here on Sunday which was organized by University of Sindh where cheques were distributed among students of seven universities and their allied campus in Sindh. State Minister for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, Interior and Narcotics Control, Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman and HEC authorities were also present on the occasion. Dr. Taherani said that her university was paying attention to impart higher education with quality and conducting research as it was the need of hour to extend support to the economy by creating skilled and trained youths.  “Youth is future, vision, hope and beyond it”, she said adding that if the youths were educated and trained; they would bring the change in the society. Addressing the ceremony, State Minister for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, Interior and Narcotics Control, Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman said that the Prime Minister’s Fee Re-reimbursement Scheme was launched to educate and train youths especially from less developed areas including Rural Sindh, Baluchistan, South Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and Fata areas. He said this while speaking on the occasion of Cheque Distribution Ceremony under Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme held here on Sunday which was organized by University of Sindh where cheques were distributed among students of seven universities and their allied campus in Sindh. State Minister said that if we succeeded to develop our youth through education and training from less developed areas, they could play their vital role in resolving the socio-economic issues of respective less developed areas in the country. He said that many programs had been launched for fueling the youths across the country including Youth Skills Training, Laptop program and Youth Loans in this regard. “Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif wished that there should be not any area to be less developed in the country”, he said while quoting him. Under this vision, PML-N led government has prioritized on the issues of 4Es which included Education, Energy, Economy and Extremism, he said.  He said that government had increased the budget for education and Higher Education Commission (HEC) in the current year and would also increase budget for education from 2 per cent to 4 per cent of GDP in the next four years. Despite of limited resources, the government has also injected Rs.100 billion for Youth programs, he said adding that Pakistan has unlimited resources but unfortunately, they all were mismanaged by the previous governments. Highlighting the achievements of PML-N led government; he said that the Karachi Stock Exchange had almost touched 30,000 points which indicated better growth of economy. “Various Projects have been launched by the PML-N led government for electricity generation which would double the electricity generation from 21000 Megawatt in the next seven years”, the state minister said. Apart from this, World Bank has also approved amount for the project of Dasu and Bash Dam, he said adding completion such projects would ensure availability of surplus energy at affordable price for common man in the country. Speaking on the occasion, Member HEC, Ghulam Raza Bhatti said that under this program, the fee was being reimbursed to more than 3000 students in Sindh where the government had earmarked Rs.37 million for the province and about 1.2 billion for whole program which would cover all less developed areas in the country. Under this program, the cheques were distributed among students of seven universities which included Sindh University Jamshoro, Karachi University, Dow Medical University Karachi, NED University Karachi, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Karachi, Liaquat Medical University Jamshoro and Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam. However, out of total amount allocated for this program, more than Rs.40 million for seven universities were distributed and of total, more than Rs. 20 million for Sindh University only.

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Fee reimbursement ceremony to be held today at SU

JAMSHORO: An important meeting of organizing committee under the chair of newly appointed vice chancellor of Sindh University (SU) Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani was held at Senate Hall of Administration Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro which finalized the arrangements made on the campus in a bid to organize the fees repayment ceremony today (Sunday) under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme. The secretary of the ceremony Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi on the occasion briefed the organizing committee about the preparations & the arrangements made for organizing the event successfully. He told that a total number of 3184 students & scholars of different seven universities of the province including the Sindh University will be able to get their cheques of waived off fees as per public announcement made by the prime minister of Pakistan. In the meeting, all those students of masters and scholars of M. Phil & PhD who were invited to attend the ceremony, have been advised to reach at Sindh University today (Sunday) at 9.00 am sharply. The ceremony is being organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre (SMBBRC&CC), Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein approximately 2028 students as well as scholars of University of Sindh Jamshoro, 553 scholars of Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro, 40 students of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, 12 Scholars of the University of Karachi, 5 scholars of NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi, 3 students of Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi and 543 scholars of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam will be disbursed the fees in the ceremony. The meeting stressed the invitees of the program to reach at the convention centre in time so that any disturbance in this connection may be thwarted.    On the other hand, senior transport officer Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah told the meeting that the point buses will be plied on different routes including Old Campus Hyderabad, Market, Qasimabad, Laifabad 5, 7 & Kotri for the facility of the students. He advised the students to be prepared at 8 pm sharply so that they might not miss the point buses.

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Newly appointed SU VC resumes charge, starts working

JAMSHORO: The newly appointed vice-chancellor of Sindh University (SU), Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani has resumed the charge of vice chancellor from Saturday. According to reports, Dr. Abida Taherani reached at administration block of SU, took over the charge and started work. As soon as she arrived at VC Office, the office bearers of Sindh University Officers Association (SUOA) and Sindh University Teachers Association (SUTA) welcomed the vice-chancellor with garlands and roses. President SUOA Ghulam Murtaza Siyal, General Secretary Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah, Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Abdul Majeed Panhwar & other office bearers congratulated the vice-chancellor Dr. Taherani and assured her of their full cooperation. Dr. Taherani on the occasion said that she would be rendering her services for the uplift and best image of the varsity adding that the academic as well as administrative reforms will be brought in a bid to steer the university towards the right track of development and progress. She said that she will take all the stake holders together so as to run the varsity in smooth and befitting manner. 

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SU expresses satisfaction over the arrangements made for organizing the fee reimbursement ceremony on June 15 JAMSHORO: A review meeting under the chair of Pro Vice Chancellor SU Thatta Campus Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi held at Senate Hall of Administration Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro which expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made by the authorities concerned to organize the fees repayment ceremony under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme. The ceremony is rescheduled to be held tomorrow (June 15) at Sindh University (SU) wherein a total number of 3184 students & scholars of different seven universities of the province including the Sindh University will be able to get their cheques of waived off fees as per public announcement made by the prime minister of Pakistan.According to press statement issued here from the Public Relations Section, the meeting advised all those students of masters and scholars of M. Phil & PhD who had been invited earlier to attend the ceremony on June 3 to reach now at Sindh University on rescheduled date i.e. June 15, 2014 (tomorrow) at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre (SMBBRC&CC), Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein approximately 2028 students as well as scholars of University of Sindh Jamshoro, 553 scholars of Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro, 40 students of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, 12 Scholars of the University of Karachi, 5 scholars of NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi, 3 students of Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi and 543 scholars of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam will be disbursed the fees in the ceremony. The meeting stressed the invitees of the program to reach at the convention centre in time so that any disturbance in this connection may be thwarted.    It may be noted that the scheme is focused on enhancing opportunities for access to higher education especially to talented but financially constrained students belonging to remote and far flung areas of the country who despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. 

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SU introduces online student attendance system

Jamshoro: The Quality Enhancement cell (QEC) of Sindh University (SU) has introduced online student attendance system which will be implemented on the campus from the next semester. According to Director QEC Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, the software has been developed with the help of Kamran Dahri and other faculty members of institute of information and communication technology (IICT), University of Sindh, Jamshoro. The list of all the enrolled students along with course schemes have already been uploaded while each department will be given the login details to upload the attendance of the students and the time table: Dr. Azhar Ali Shah told. He said that the attendance reports of any student could be generated at any time by logging on to http://www.sasusindh.com. He further said that the quality coordinators from each department will be trained in order to use the system properly and it will be implemented from the upcoming semester.

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Semester exams @ ICL to be held from June 17: Controller

Jamshoro: Controller of Examinations University of Sindh Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has announced to hold semester exams of L.L.B at Indus College of Law (ICL) from June 17, 2014. According to the schedule issued here by the controller, the first semester exams of L.L.B (Hons) five year programme part-I, II &, III will be held at Indus college of Law from June 17 to June 28, 2014.

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Fee reimbursement ceremony at SU to be held on June 15

JAMSHORO: The fee repayment ceremony under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas will be organized at Sindh University Jamshoro on June 15, 2014 where 3184 students & scholars of different seven universities including University of Sindh will be able to get their cheques of waived off fees as per public announcement made by the prime minister of Pakistan.

According to press statement issued here from the Public Relations Section, all those students of masters and scholars of M. Phil & PhD who had been invited earlier to attend the ceremony on June 3 have now been directed to reach Sindh University on rescheduled date i.e. June 15, 2014 at 11 a.m.

The ceremony will be organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre, Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein 3184 students and research scholars of seven universities will participate. Approximately 2028 students as well as scholars of University of Sindh Jamshoro, 553 scholars of Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro, 40 students of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, 12 Scholars of the University of Karachi, 5 scholars of NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi, 3 students of Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi and 543 scholars of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam will be disbursed the fees in the ceremony.  It may be noted that the scheme is focused on enhancing opportunities for access to higher education especially to talented but financially constrained students belonging to remote and far flung areas of the country who despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The fee disbursement is being ensured through a transparent and well defined mechanism. 

The scheme has been executed by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad.

The scheme has been introduced initially for five (5) years, beginning in FY 2012-13, with the provision that those students who join the scheme in the last year, i.e. FY 2016-17, would continue to be funded until they complete their academic program. 

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SU revised code published

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) revised code 2013 has been published. The code was edited by Dr. Raes Ahmed under the supervision & guidance of vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal. The code consists of procedures, rules & regulations and constitution of the University. The copies of the code have been given to the academic & administrative heads with the instructions to work under the guideline of the varsity code.

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Dr. Parveen Munshi appointed as Dean FoE for 3 years

JAMSHORO: Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan has appointed Dr. Parveen Munshi as Dean Faculty of Education (FoE), University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro for a period of 3 years. Registrar SU has also issued a notification in this regard. It may be noted that Dr. Munshi has succeeded to acquire the position continuously for 3rd time.

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Training workshop gets underway at SU

JAMSHORO: A two day training workshop on the data acquisition and interpretation got underway at Centre for Pure & Applied Geology, (CPAG) Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro wherein a renowned scientist belonging to Kuwait Oil Company KUFPEC Anwar Ali is providing training to the scholars & students as resource person. The training seminar was inaugurated by Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani. Among others the director of centre & PVC Thatta Campus Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo and Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, PVCs, Deans, scholars and students. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Dr. Taherani stressed the need to apply modern techniques in the field of geology, saying that the country is facing with the energy shortage under these circumstances the youths can play a vital role to help resolve it by exploring new oil and gas resources once they are graduated from the University of Sindh and other varsities. She said that it was the responsibility of the youths to make Pakistan self-sufficient in energy point of view after seeking related education and trainings. Dr. Taherani advised the students of geology to work hard during their study so as to get lucrative jobs and take benefits from the opportunities available in the field of oil & gas. She termed the two day training workshop as beneficial for the students of geology and vowed to extend her full support as well as cooperation to conduct such workshops & seminars in future as well. On the occasion, the director of CPAG Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi introduced the speaker as well as training course. He also highlighted the importance of the latest software named PETREL prepared by the Kuwait scientist Anwar Ali which is used in the oil industry throughout the world. He thanked Anwar Ali for coming to SU as resource person as voluntarily.

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SU announces revised dates of postponed L.L.B papers

JAMSHORO: University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro has announced new schedule of L.L.B papers which were postponed on June 3 & 4 owing to law & order situation in Hyderabad. According to the schedule issued by the Controller of Examinations Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo, the postponed paper of L.L.B Part-III (Procedural practice) annual examinations 2013 will be held tomorrow (June 6) at 3.00 to 6.00 pm and the paper of L.L.B Part-II (Special & local laws) will be conducted on June 7, 2014 at 2.30 to 5.30 pm in the related law colleges.

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Fee reimbursement ceremony at SU postponed owing to law & order situation

JAMSHORO: The fee repayment ceremony under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas scheduled to be organized at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro on June 5, 2014 (tomorrow) has been postponed due to law & order situation in the province. According to the university spokesman, a total number of 3184 students & scholars of different seven universities of the province including Sindh University had to collect their cheques of waived off fees from Prime Minister as per public announcement made by him has been postponed. The new date for holding the ceremony will be announced later.

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VC SU nominated as member of academic committee of SBTE

JAMSHORO: Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal has been nominated as member of the academic committee of Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE) for the tenure of two years. A notification in this regard has been issued by the secretary SBTE Waheed A. Shaikh with the approval of the chairman of the board.

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Fee reimbursement ceremony at SU to be held on June 5

 JAMSHORO: The fee repayment ceremony under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas will be organized at Sindh University Jamshoro on June 5, 2014 where 3184 students & scholars of different seven universities including Sindh University will be able to get their cheques of waived off fees as per public announcement made by the prime minister of Pakistan. According to press statement issued here from the Public Relations Section, all those students of masters and scholars of M. Phil & PhD who had been invited earlier to attend the ceremony on June 3 have been directed to reach Sindh University on rescheduled date i.e. June 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre, Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein 3184 students and research scholars of seven universities will participate. On the other hand, the prime minister of Pakistan would also attend the ceremony.

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PM to visit SU on June 5 instead of June 3: SU Spokesman

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) spokesman has informed that the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will visit University of Sindh Jamshoro on June 5, 2014 instead of June 3. He advised the students who have already been invited to attend the ceremony on June 3, to reach at university of June 5, 2014 so that they may get their cheques of waived off fees in the ceremony organized under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas. In the ceremony, the PM would repay the waived off fees to 3184 students of Masters and scholars of M.S, M. Phil & PhD of batch 2013 belonging to seven universities of the province including the host university under youth national development scheme. The ceremony will be organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre, Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein 3184 students and research scholars of seven universities will participate. Under this innovative and special scheme, along with tuition fee, the premier would pay other academic, incidental, or mandatory fees charged by educational institutions as one-off or on a per semester basis of masters, M. Phil and PhD students belonging to less developed areas of different districts of the province of Sindh.  The scheme is focused on enhancing opportunities for access to higher education especially to talented but financially constrained students belonging to remote and far flung areas of the country who despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The fee disbursement is being ensured through a transparent and well defined mechanism. 

The scheme has been executed by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad.

The scheme has been introduced initially for five (5) years, beginning in FY 2012-13, with the provision that those students who join the scheme in the last year, i.e. FY 2016-17, would continue to be funded until they complete their academic program. 

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Mini Hospital inaugurated at SU

JAMSHORO: Sindh University has launched its comprehensive health care facility (Mini Hospital) for women & children; which has started operational activities after it was inaugurated by the vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal & Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed here on Friday. The keys of ambulance provided by the university were also handed over to the incharge of the Mini Hospital Dr. Arbeela Agha. The Mini Hospital for Women & Children is an epitome of technological excellence. The state of art equipment like High Frequency Oscillators, Nitric Oxide delivery system, Total Parental Nutrition, Pneumatic Chute, Laminar Flow system in the intensive care and Operating Theatre areas greatly enhance the quality of service and clinical outcomes. After inaugurating the Mini Hospital near Marvi Girls’ Hostel at Sindh University Jamshoro, the vice chancellor & commissioner along with other notables visited different parts of the hospital including ward rooms, staff rooms, medical dispensary, autoclave & labor room. On the occasion, Dr. Arbeela Agha said: in order to broaden its horizon to include older infants and children, the Hospital is adding the Pediatric Division which is going to provide the highest quality pediatric medical and surgical services. Mini Hospital for ladies & babies will be able to create a niche for itself in the health care domain. It will be offering international quality, evidence based practice guidelines, thus would be delivering ethical high end, clinical services for those in need for advanced medical care, with excellent outcomes, said Dr. Arbeela, the incharge of the Mini Hospital. A full-fledged team of neonatologists and pediatric intensivists, supported by sub specialty services, cardiologists, neurologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pulmonologists, and pediatric surgeons etc. will deliver the highest quality care to the sick children in need. Delivering highest quality care with excellent clinical outcomes, at a cost which is in reach of most of the population, is what the Mini Hospital for Women & Children is aiming to deliver, Dr Arbeela said. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal on the occasion said that the idea was to create an international level institute for women & children at the University of Sindh, wherein quality clinical care services will be provided following the best of standards for care and still be in the reach of the common man, and also training future generation professionals and pioneering research in the allied fields, which was the need of the hour.  He said that the Mini Hospital will be working round the clock and all possible cooperation will be extended with the team working in the hospital. Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed lauded the decision of Dr. Mughal regarding establishing Mini Hospital on the campus and said that it will prove helpful for women & children from time to time.

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PM to disburse waived off fees to 3184 students at SU on June 3

 JAMSHORO: The Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will pay a visit to the University of Sindh Jamshoro on June 3, 2014 where he would repay the waived off fees to 3184 students of Masters and scholars of M.S, M. Phil & PhD belonging to seven universities of the province including the host university under the Prime Minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas. According to details, prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would visit Sindh University Jamshoro in a bid to disburse fees to the students of masters and research scholars of M.S, M. Phil as well as PhD under the prime minister’s fee reimbursement scheme as per his public announcement made some days back. The ceremony will be organized at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair & Convention Centre, Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro by the host Sindh University wherein 3184 students and research scholars of seven universities will participate. A charming number of 2028 students as well as scholars of University of Sindh Jamshoro, 553 scholars of Mehran University of Engineerng & Technology Jamshoro, 40 studenst of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, 12 Scholars of the University of Karachi, 5 scholars of NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi, 3 students of Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi and 543 scholars of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam will be disbursed the fees in the ceremony.   Under this innovative and special scheme, along with tuition fee, the premier would pay other academic, incidental, or mandatory fees charged by educational institutions as one-off or on a per semester basis of masters, M. Phil and PhD students belonging to less developed areas of different districts of the province of Sindh.  The scheme is focused on enhancing opportunities for access to higher education especially to talented but financially constrained students belonging to remote and far flung areas of the country who despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The fee disbursement is being ensured through a transparent and well defined mechanism.  For the visit of the prime minister, the preparations by the university authorities have been got underway. In this connection, vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal constituted an organizing committee comprising of 49 officials & academicians that met yesterday to finalize the plan regarding arrangements. Secretary of the organizing committee Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi on the occasion formed different committees including media committee, refreshment committee, hall management committee, helipad committee, protocol committee, publication committee and others which have been assigned their work with the direction to bring it to a resulting end by the deadline. The committees have started their works which will be completed by June 1, 2014. The scheme has been executed by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad. The scheme has been introduced initially for five (5) years, beginning in FY 2012-13, with the provision that those students who join the scheme in the last year, i.e. FY 2016-17, would continue to be funded until they complete their academic program.  The vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal and academic circles have appreciated the new initiative announced by the Prime Minister for the students belonging to hard and remote areas of the country. 

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Parents Day 2014 at Dr. N.A Baloch Model School celebrated amid roar of clapping over the performances of little angels

JAMSHORO: Parents’ Day 2014 was celebrated at Dr. N. A. Baloch Model School, Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad amid cheers and roar of clapping upon the performances of school students as they danced on Sindhi folk songs and presented tableaus and dramas to highlight the importance of education. The joys of the parents and participants knew no bounds to see the students who gave solo as well as duet performances and connected with the audience through their melodious voice. The programme began by welcoming the Chief Guest Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal, Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed, university officers, parents, teachers and students.   The principal of Dr. N.A Baloch model school Syed Ahsan Shah Rashdi gave the introductory speech on parenting and condition of school. He demanded that the nine rooms of school which are under the control of the dept. of education may be returned the school so that he could manage to meet the paucity of class rooms.   In the function, primary as well as secondary students sang melodious songs in Sindhi language and danced beautifully to catchy numbers and tried their level best to entertain their parents. Among others, the program was attended by School Alumni Brigadier Muhammad Abu Zar, Director IMSA Shafiq Haider Musvi, officials of SU and a large number of teachers, parents, students and community of Jamshoro and Hyderabad. After recitation from Holy Quran and Naat, the program formally got underway.       The students of kindergarten section Areeba, Shina, Aqsa, Al-Sheeba, Ubair, Zain, Aliza and Usman, all the little angels dressed in red presented dance on folk Sindhi song “Aandhi mein joat jalain wara Sindhi”. The performance of the students attracted the attention of the participants and they could not help clapping. Similarly, some children performed dance on various Sindhi songs and amused the people attending the ceremony. The vice chancellor on the occasion announces Rs. 50,000 for the winner students. To keep the parents active and entertained, the staff of the kindergarten organized some spot games for them. The distinguished dignitaries along with the chief guest Dr. Mughal proceeded to the dais to award the young talents who won prizes for speech and dancing competitions.  The chief guest enriched the parents about good parenting and told them to give quality time to their children.    The programme was well begun and it came to an end with a touching song well sung by Sindhi folk singer Shazia Khushk on parents’ love. This part of the programme was compared by Ayaz Ahmed Mughal and Naeema Soomro while the vote of thanks was offered by Principal Ahsan Shah Rashdi.    It was the team effort of the teachers, management, non-teaching staff, art teacher, choreographer and the music teacher of the school that made the day more special and real. Earlier, addressing the participants, the chief guest and vice chancellor of SU Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal said that Sindh University was rendering services of making education public along with making its opportunities to doorsteps of everyone while every person of society has to play his role in this regard. He said that Deewan Jhamat Mal advocate was performing his service without compensation as dean faculty of law in Sindh University in today’s age which he termed a great service to the nation. “Each one has to work with such spirit”. Dr. Mughal maintained. He added that there was no dearth of persons like Jhamat Mal but they must be given honor and recognition. He said: today’s parents’ day also means that such parents to be lauded who were improving the future of the country. He reminded that Deewan Pirbhu Das got historical Elsa Kazi building constructed for the education of the Muslims as they were in minority at that time adding that we shall also have to build institutes for the edification of our future generations. Dr. Mughal said it was dream of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto to impart the right of education to all whether he is the son of a peasant or a labor at their door-steps and Sindh University he said had tried to fulfill the dream of Mohtarma by opening of 10 campuses in different vicinities of the province. Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed, Brigadier Muhammad Abu Zar, Shafiq Haider Musvi and others also spoke on the occasion. 

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Call for terming Prof. Mariyam Sultana as “Mother of Sindh” over her remarkable academic services  

JAMSHORO: The renowned educationists and prominent representatives of civil society have paid a rich tribute to the educational services of Prof. Mariyam Sultana Noohani on the efforts she made to ameliorate educational system in Sindh and demanded the provincial govt. to declare her as the “Mother of Sindh” officially in recognition to her academic services rendered in the province. This demand was made in a ceremony organized here in a bid to pay her tribute over her countless & worth mentioning services rendered in the field of education in Sindh. Among a large number of teachers, students, educationalists, chancellor ISRA University Hyderabad Prof. Dr. Asadullah Kazi, vice chancellor of Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, ex. Deputy commissioner Sanghar Muhammad Usman Mangi, MPA Mehtab Akbar Rashidi, Sultana Siddiqui, Inayat Baloch and director colleges Shakeel Ahmed. On the occasion the gift of Chadar (scarf) and memorable shield were presented to Aapa Mariyam Sultana Noohani for her unforgettable contribution in the field of education. Addressing the ceremony, the student of Aapa & MPA Mehtab Akbar Rashidi honored her with prodigious words and termed her as great asset to the nation. She said Mariyam Sultana imparted education & training especially to the girls and apprised them with the importance of schooling. Dr. Parveen Shah said the educational services of Prof. Noonari will be sparkled like sun in the centuries to come as she made the girls of rural areas aware of the ornament of education. She demanded that the class room ought to be after her name where she taught. Sultana Siddiqui said that Sindh and Sindhi folk will always be proud of Prof. Sultana’s name and the Sindhi nation will continuously remember such benefactors and their services. Chancellor ISRA University Hyderabad Dr. Asadullah Kazi termed Prof. Mariyam as a treasure of education as well as wisdom and praised her academic contributions. Calling her benefactor of Sindhi nation, he demanded that she should officially be declared as “Mother of Sindh”. An office bearer of a non-governmental organization Inayat Baloch called for terming Aapa Noonari as the “Mother of Sindh” and vowed that he will soon send such proposal to the government of Sindh so that it may get a bill in this regard passed from the provincial assembly of Sindh. Director Colleges Hyderabad Shakeel Ahmed announced that the library of Zubeda College will be ascribed in the name of Prof. Mariyam Sultana. On the occasion ex DC Sanghar Muhammad Usman Mangi said that Prof. Noohani’s dedicated & unforgettable services in the field of education will always be remembered.

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Annual Function-2014 held at SPAS Model School,

Students give solo as well as duet performances and connected with the audience through their melodious voice

JAMSHORO: Annual function 2014 was organized at Syed Panah Ali Shah (SPAS) Model School Sindh University Colony in a bid to encourage extra-curriculum activities in the school, so that each and every student could develop dancing, singing & acting spirit in himself/ herself. This was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal, the vice-chancellor of Sindh University.

School Principal Farida Shaikh welcomed the guests and thus the function got underway. The dancing competition took place initially wherein a group of both male and female students presented their dance on an Indian song to highlight the story of Laila Majnu. This group was termed as successful and was rewarded Rs. 50,000 in cash.

Thus, student of 2nd class Zamin Ali, Kamran Ali & Sahil were declared successful in eating bananas, knotting the ties and blowing up the balloons by filling them with air respectively and they were also awarded.

In the ceremony, Dr. Mughal distributed school uniform among 46 deserving students of the school.

In the function, the students showcased their extraordinary talent by participating in singing and dancing competitions making the atmosphere pleasant. The participants could not help clapping to encourage the children of various classes taking part in the various activities. On a movie song, students gave solo and duet performances and connected with the audience through their melodious voice. Some students performed on various attractive latest dance numbers. Along with these performances the students were also awarded with prizes for their participation and contribution in various sports and cultural activities round the year.

The audience was revitalized listening to the mellifluous songs such as “Hijar mein hanjon na harjaan, monkhay aitro na saarjaan”, “Munhinjay agann te aa sohna to lai nain wichayaan maan” etc sung by the students. Further in the program, students presented group dance of five fusion songs- “Koi pathar se na maaray mere diwanay ko” in contemporary cum prop act using mirror and ribbons as their prop. Students also presented Laila Majnu character in dramatic way making the atmosphere more colorful. Some students presented various popular Sindhi, Urdu & Hindi songs.

On the occasion, vice-chancellor Dr. Nazir A. Mughal said: “Participation in extra-curricular activities is must with studies for a student which will help him in the overall development of the personality. This will help him to lead a successful life in future.”

“There is no shortcut to success. Hard work is very necessary. Where success and good position is important, one must be good human being with good values to achieve and maintain it.” Dr. Mughal said.

He took notice of unavailability of library in the school and said establishment of library was the need of hour so that the students might read the books after attending their classes.

He on the occasion announced Rs. 100000/= for establishing library in the school and appealed to the officers, faculty members to donate some money from their own pockets for this noble cause.

Afterwards, the faculty members and officers of the university who were present on the spot donated Rs. 137000/=. This amount was collected within a short spin of time in the function. 

 

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SU bags Vasakh Award at 7th Vasakh Film Festival held in Lahore

JAMSHORO: The 7th Vasakh film festival came to an end in Lahore Saturday with the victory of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro as it bagged Vasakh Award on the documentary film ‘People from the unknown history’ by standing 1st in the fiesta held at the University of Education Lahore. The festival is organized annually by Interactive Resource Centre where films from Pakistan and South Asia are screened. This year, eight universities participated in the festival which includes University of Sindh Jamshoro, the Islamia University Bahawalpur, Bahauddin Zikriya University Multan, Forman Christian (FC) College University Lahore, Fatima Jinnah College Chunamandi Lahore, National College of Arts Lahore, Punjab University Lahore and SZABIST Karachi. Films from National Institute of Design Ahmadabad India and best documentaries of south Asia were also screened in the festival. A documentary film named ‘People from the unknown history’ presented by the students of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro got first position in the festival. Thusanother documentary film‘religious harmony’ from Bahawalpur University got second and ‘I hope’ from Peshawar University got third position in best documentary films’ award ceremony. On the occasion, the documentary film ‘people from the unknown history’ presented in the festival by SU students was termed as the best documentary film and Sindh University Jamshoro was given Vasakh Award which was received by Dr. Saima Shaikh and Prof. Niaz Ahmed Bhutto of dept. of sociology, University of Sindh Jamshoro. Nisar Ahmed, Curator of the festival said that the Vasakh Award had been bestowed  to ‘people from unknown history’ for depicting the struggle of men & women and the film showed the positive image of Pakistani people and was a good example of gender equity and women empowerment.  It may be noted that Vasakh Festival has been the only documentary film festival, wherein the work of university students has been showcasing for the past 6 years by the Interactive Resource Centre (IRC) in collaboration with FC College University Lahore. 

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3rd paper at SU held in peaceful manner

JAMSHORO: The semester examinations remained in progress Wednesday at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro and its campuses. The 3rd papers of various 58 departments were held in both morning & evening shifts in pleasant manner. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal paid visits to different exams’ centers in order to review the ongoing examination process. According to details, the semester examinations are continued at Sindh University Jamshoro where the 3rd paper of various 58 disciplines was taken in peaceful environment. The students expressed complete satisfaction over the placatory situation of the campus and said they were experiencing memorial moments in the varsity as there was no any tension of law and order. Talking to the students, Dr. Mughal said success could only be achieved through hard work and honesty therefore he said the students who were on roll at the university ought to gain knowledge so that they might prepare themselves for tough competitions in job market.    It may be noted that the examinations will continue till May 20, 2014 whereas the faculty members have again been asked to submit their results latest by May 31, 2014.

Announcement regarding LL.M (Final) viva voce

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examination Prof. DR. Naeem Tariq Narejo has announced that the viva voce of LL.M. (Final) Annual Examinations 2012 will be held from May 8, 2014 at the Institute of Law, University of Sindh, Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad. The candidates have been asked to appear in their viva voce examination.

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Semester exams at SU in progress amid peaceful environment

JAMSHORO: Amid peaceful atmosphere & pleasant environment, the semester examinations are in progress at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro and its campuses. The 2nd papers of various 58 departments were held Tuesday in two shifts of morning & evening in comforting manner. The examinations will continue up to May 20, 2014 whereas the faculty members have again been asked to submit their results latest by May 31, 2014. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal along with Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto & other officials visited the exams’ centers and reviewed the examination process. According to details, the semester examinations are on track at Sindh University Jamshoro where the 2nd papers of various 58 disciplines were taken in peaceful environment and pleasing situation. The students were facilitated with transportation and cold water in a bid to provide them with pacific & soothing atmosphere on the campus during their papers. Vice Chancellor Dr. MUghal all of sudden paid visit to Dr. M.A Kazi institute of chemistry, institute of mathematics & computer science, IBA & institute of plant sciences where he was received deans and directors of related departments. Talking with the students, Dr. Mughal advised them to work hard to the extent that they should get good jobs once they are in the field after pass out. He said that the faculty members were bound to submit their results latest by May 31 before the summer vacations under the resolution of syndicate so that the summer classes might be commenced in time adding that the delay in this regard will not be tolerated.

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Semester exams  get underway at SU

JAMSHORO: Amid peaceful atmosphere & pleasant environment, the semester examinations have begun at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro and its campuses on Monday wherein papers of different 58 departments were held in two shifts of morning & evening. The examinations will continue up to May 20, 2014 whereas the faculty members have been asked to submit their results latest by May 31, 2014 under the syndicate resolution. Sindh University Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto along with Controller of Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan visited the exams centers and reviewed the examination process. According to details, the semester examinations have got underway at Sindh University Jamshoro where the papers of various 58 disciplines were taken in peaceful environment and pleasing situation. The students were facilitated with transportation and cold water in a bid to provide them with pacific & soothing atmosphere on the campus during their papers. Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto along with controller Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan all of sudden paid visit to IBA where they were received by the director of the institute Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa. Dr. Khosa took them in the class rooms and they personally checked the slips of students and asked them regarding the question papers whether those were tough. The students’ joys knew no bounds seeing the varsity high-ups enquiring them about the lumpiness of the question papers. Afterwards, both the officials visited dept. of pharmacy where they were welcomed by dean of pharmacy Prof. Dr. Abdullah Dayo. Regisrar met the students and asked them regarding the arrangements for their papers. They on the occasion expressed complete satisfaction over the measures taken by the officilas concerned there.   Talking with the dean, controller said that the faculty members were bound to submit their results latest by May 31 before the summer vacations under the resolution of syndicate so that the summer classes might be commenced in time adding that the delay in this regard will not be tolerated.

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SU issues the schedule of filling-in exams forms of B.A, B.Com, B.Sc. Home Economics

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examination Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has issued the schedule for filling-in exams forms of B.A (Regular/ External), B.Com & B.Sc. (Regular) Par-I & II, M.A (Previous & Final) External, Annual Examinations of 2014. According to the schedule, the exam forms of B.A (Regular/ External), B.Com & B.Sc. (Regular) Par-I & II, M.A (Previous & Final) External, could be submitted without late fees from May 10 to June 9, 2014 and with late fees of Rs. 500 from June 10 to June 25, 2014 while with late fees of Rs. 1000 from June 26 to July 10. The forms could be submitted with late fees of Rs. 1500 from July 11 o Jul 25, with late fees of Rs. 2000 from July 26 to August 10 and with late fees of Rs. 2500 from August 11 to  the date of examination. The schedule of fees and other details are available below:

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Semester exams at SU due from today

JAMSHORO: Controller of Examinations University of Sindh (SU) Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has informed that the semester examinations will start from today on the campus which will continue up to May 20, 2014. In a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, controller said that the semester examinations will get underway from today (Monday) and the arrangements including security in this regarding had also been made. He said the faculty members had been asked to submit their results latest by May 31 before the summer vacations under the resolution of syndicate so that the summer classes might be commenced in time.

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SU spokesman clarifies semester exams to be held from May 5

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) spokesman has strongly rejected the rumours regarding postponement of semester examinations which are scheduled to be held from May 5, 2014. Saying the examinations will start on the planned date which is May 5. In a press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, The spokesman said that the semester examinations will start on scheduled date and there was no question of postponement of exams. He said a man was shot dead at Sindh University Housing Society on Saturday morning who was linked with Sindh University as Professor in the news item played on air by a local TV channel. This provided the anti-university elements with the opportunity to disseminate misinformation about the examinations through mobile messages. He clarified that the semester examinations will be held on May 5, 2014 as per schedule issued earlier.

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Law & order to be maintained on the campus at any cost: VC Dr. Mughal

JAMSHORO: A high level meeting regarding maintenance of law & order was held under the chair of Vice-Chancellor University of Sindh (SU) Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal which decided to take stern action against those found involved in deteriorating peaceful environment on the campus during semester examinations which are scheduled to be held from May 5, 2014.   According to the University spokesman, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal presided over the meeting which was attended among others by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, incharge Dean of students’ affairs Dr Asad Ali Shaikh, Controller of Examinations (Semester) Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Incharge Transport Prof. Muhammad Bux Burdi, Senior Transport Officer Sajad Hussain Shah, Hostel Provost Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Brohi, Director Security Campus Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Nadeem But, Prof. Hafeez Abro and officials of Rangers as well as Police.  The meeting decided to take unyielding legal action against those elements found involved in any kind of troublemaking as well as provocative deed so as to sabotage peaceful atmosphere of exams. It also decided to impose ban on the entry of unauthorized people inside the examination centers wherein the papers will be taken. It also imposed ban on carrying any kind of arms during examinations whereas no one will be permitted to come to exams’ centers by bike and the point buses will be plied during exams from various scheduled routes to the main campus. In the meeting, the vice chancellor expressed satisfaction over the law and order situation on the campus and said no one could be allowed to create law and order problem in the university premises. Vice Chancellor vowed to maintain law and order on the campus at every cost. He directed the authorities concerned to provide the students with facilities of cold water and transport during the examinations which will start from May 5 to May 20, 2014. Dr. Mughal said the faculty members were bound to submit their exams results latest by May 31, 2014 before the summer vacations got underway adding that the delay in this regard will not be tolerated. 

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HEC lauds SU efforts of providing higher education opportunities especially in rural areas, vows to extend its full support in strengthening of the varsity & its campuses

JAMSHORO: The higher education commission (HEC) has lauded the efforts made by the University of Sindh (SU) for providing higher education opportunities especially to the poor masses belonging to the rural areas through opening up various additional campuses in different cities of the province. It clarified that during the peer review meeting held recently, the financial support to the additional campuses of the University of Sindh was not discouraged. This was told vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal by director general (P&D) of HEC Dr. M. Mazhar Saeed through a letter. The director General (P&D) of HEC Dr. M. Mazhar Saeed vowed that the HEC will continue to extend its support for development of the university and its campuses as previously. He further said that HEC had supported the University of Sindh through 18 development projects and will continue its financial support in future as well adding that the development project ‘strengthening of University of Sindh and its campuses’ is included in the Federal PSDP (HEC) for financial year 2013-14. He advised the SU authorities to expedite the submission of amended PC-1 for further processing and approval, keeping in view the time constraint. Earlier, in the meeting held at HEC office Islamabad, Sindh University Director P&D had informed the house that the project “strengthening of the University of Sindh and its Campuses” aimed at developing infrastructure through improving hostel facilities, road network, street lights, water treatment plants, sewerage system and plantation at main and sub campuses of the university. He further told the house that faculty of sub-campuses will also be strengthened through provision of 15 foreign PhD scholarships. He added that the existing infrastructure and basic facilities at University of Sindh were provided in early sixties after the university was shifted from Hyderabad to Jamshoro. The existing infrastructure is about 47-years old which needs to be rehabilitated, he said.  According to the minutes of the meeting issued, after detailed deliberation, it was recommended that the University of Sindh will focus on the development of the Main Campus at first phase and prior to initiating any new academic activities / new initiation at the campuses, land, infrastructure, qualified senior faculty, teaching labs, library, ICT infrastructure etc. be ensured as per curricula and accreditation requirements.   It was also endorsed that instead of 15 foreign PhD scholarships, indigenous PhD scholarships as per need assessment will be worked out and in the light of discussions and technical appraisal; a well-conceived modified PC-1 with need analysis will be submitted for further processing.

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Call for conducting maximum research in varsities in a bid to get objectives of higher education

JAMSHORO: The speakers in a lecture program on ‘research method’ organized by Department of Political Science, University of Sindh (SU) has stressed the need to conduct maximum research in every discipline in the universities in order to get the objectives of higher education. Otherwise, they said, there was no difference between colleges and varsities. The lecture was organized Tuesday in the Nelson Mandela Hall, Arts Faculty building of the university wherein the senior research Associate Zeenat Hisam delivered her lecture on the topic. The guest speaker Zeenat Hisam spoke about the various techniques and tools of the research, and highlighted the methods of the research in detail. She apprised the audience as to how the qualitative and quantitative research is conducted. The researcher also deliberated about the variables and different modes to conduct the research at higher level. After the lecture, the house was opened for the questions and answers in which many students showed keen interest and asked the relevant and authentic questions from guest speaker regarding the topic, which she answered in details bygiving examples and case studies. In the end, Prof. Dr. Aslam Pervez Memon said the research was only the thing to differentiate the status of colleges and universities adding that if the research may not be conducted in the varsities then there will not be any difference between them. He urged the scholars to pay proper heed towards the field of research so that the name of the University of Sindh could be sparkled. Dr. Memon on the occasion thanked the guest speaker for giving a remarkable lecture on the very important topic. He appreciated the efforts of the faculty of the Department of Political Science and congratulated them for organizing such an efficacious lecture program. Earlier, the Chairman of the Political Science Department decorated researcher Zeeshan Hisham with traditional Sindhi Shaal and presented her shield of honor. The students of PhD, M.Phil, B.S Part-IV and B.S Part III, faculty members of Political Science and International Relations Departments were among the participants.      

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Int. Mother Earth Day celebrated at SU

Call for promoting harmony with nature and the Earth in a bid to achieve balance among the economic, social and environmental needs

JAMSHORO: An awareness rally to celebrate “International Mother Earth Day” was taken out by department of geology, University of Sindh Jamshoro to remind people about the Earth and its ecosystems that provide the human being with life and sustenance. The rally was taken out from Elsa Qazi Campus which turned into a huge procession while reaching at Hyderabad Press Club (HPC).

Led by Prof. Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, a huge number of students, teachers and people from every walk of life people participated in the rally.

The rally aimed at focusing on green cities, mobilizing a millions of people to create a sustainable, healthy environment by greening communities worldwide. Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. As the urban population grows and the effects of climate change worsen, our cities have to evolve.

Addressing the rally outside HPC, Dr. Azhar Ali Shah said that Mother Earth was a common expression for the planet Earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflected the inter-dependence, existed among human beings to other living species.

He on the occasion requested the people belonging to every walk of life to raise their flamboyant voices to love the Earth.

Prof. Muhib Ali Lagari and Shaista Khan in their speeches said it was a chance for society to feel collective responsibility so as to promote harmony and love with nature at the time when they added, the planet was under threat from climate change, unsustainable exploitation of natural resources and other man-made problems.

Prof. Sujomal, the coordinator of rally said the Earth and its ecosystems were providing the dwellers with existence and wherewithal.

On the occasion, Prof. Manthar Brohi, Noor Nissa, Aleeza, Mahjbeen and others also spoke and exhorted to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.

     

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The date of filling-in exams forms of M.A/ M.Sc/ M.Com extended

 JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examination Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has extended the last date of filling-in exams forms of M.A / M.Sc/ M.Com. (Previous & Final) Post Graduate Classes (College Side), Annual Examinations 2013 up to May 6, 2014 without late fees. According to a press statement issued here from P.R. Section, the exam forms of M.A / M.Sc/ M.Com. (Previous & Final) could now be submitted by May 6, 2014 without late fees while with late fees of Rs. 1000 the forms could be filled from May 7 to May 22, 2014. The statement further said that exam forms could be submitted from May 23 to the date of examination with late fees of Rs. 2500. The schedule of fees and other details are available below…..

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Founder’s week Celebrations begin at SU

JAMSHORO: The Director, Allama Ghulam Mustafa Qasimi Chair, University of Sindh (SU), Prof. Dr. Kazi Khadim Hussain on Monday inaugurated the founder’s week by planting a sapling in front of the Arts Faculty. The founder’s week is being celebrated to pay homage to renowned scholar and philosopher Allama I. I. Kazi on his 46th death anniversary. Deans of various faculties, heads of institutes and departments, teachers and students of the university attended the inaugural ceremony. On the first day of founder’s week, a seminar was organized at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of Arts Faculty Building wherein the intellectuals and academicians termed Allama I.I. Kazi as a great scholar, educationist and philosopher.  Delivering his presidential lecture, Dr. Kazi Khadim said that Allama I.I. Kazi was not only founder vice-chancellor of Sindh University but also leader of modern Sindhi education. He added that seminars might be organized from time to time so as to keep alive the philosophy of Allama I.I Kazi and the chair established after his name must be kept functioning. Chairman, Sindhi Department Prof. Dr. Anwar Figar Hakro said while reading his research paper on Allama that the founder of SU led his life in reading the books, writing for the nation and observing the things. Sahar Imdad said that the viewpoint of Allama seemed to be the additional philosophical direction of Shah Jo Risalo (the book of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai). She said that Allama always tried his best to change the fate of Muslims in sub-continent with his enlightened behavior and stunning idiosyncrasy. PhD scholar Azfar Memon said three things welfare of people, social change and human development were the objectives of Allama’s life adding that he always thought about the uplift of education in the province in an attempt to fulfill his dream of seeing the nation as developed one. Paying rich tribute to Allama Kazi, another scholar Naira Larik said that I.I. Kazi had metaphysical relationships with Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai rather than fundamental & natural devotion. Terming the message of Allama as gateway to progress and welfare for new generation, Dean Faculty of Arts Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal stressed the need of publishing books on the lives of Allama I.I. Kazi and other scholars in order to introduce their messages among the youngsters. On the occasion, the Advisor Bureau of STAGS Prof. Muhammad Yousif Pardesi announced to get the books on Allama’s life published free of cost if there were any with some research scholars. The celebrations including book fairs, planting saplings and organizing edifying seminars by the bureau of students’ tutorial, guidance/counseling services & co-curricular activities (STAGS) would continue till April 27. The Institute of Sindhology displayed its books at the fair organized at the varsity. According to Advisor Bureau of STAGS Muhammad Yousif Pardesi, various programs will be held after teaching hours, which include lectures at Urdu, Sindhi and Economics departments.

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Dr. Abbasi appointed as acting Director of I.T Institute

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Administration has appointed Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences as acting Director of institute of information technology (I.T), University of Sindh Jamshoro. He resumed his charge. According to details, Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi has been appointed as acting director of the institute of information technology after the retirement of Dr. Asad Ali Shaikh. On the occasion, Dr. Abbasi said that he will be working for the betterment of institute and students adding that he would prepare the students of I.T for the competition in job market so that they could sweep maximum jobs once they will enter in practical life.

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SU to organize inter-departmental debate competitions 2014 from April 22

JAMSHORO: The Adviser Bureau of STAGS University of Sindh (SU) Prof. Muhammad Yousif Pardesi has announced that the inter-departmental debate competition-2014 in all three languages English, Urdu & Sindhi will be held from April 22, 2014 at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of arts faculty, Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro. According to his announcement, all debates will consist of two topics one serious & second one humorous. Thus, English debate on serious topic “the fall of education is fall of the nation” and humorous topic “thanks God! I am a bachelor” will take place on April 22. Similarly, Urdu debate on serious topic “the pen is mightier than sword” and humorous topic “Oh! It happens too” will be held on April 23 and Sindhi debate on serious topic “training is equally important with education” & humorous topic “whatever I talk, will tell the truth” on the next day April 24, 2014. The adviser bureau of students’ tutorial, guidance/counseling services & co-curricular activities (STAGS) has advised the heads of all departments to send their nomination of two students for both topics latest by April 21, 2014. 

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SU inter-department games: CHPE stands first in all 3 tournaments

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) boys’ inter-department games concluded here with enthralling competitions. Centre for Health & Physical Education (CHPE) remained on top in all three games cricket, badminton & table tennis. According to Director Sports (Boys) Muhammad Akram Ansari, Centre for health & physical education got first positions in cricket, badminton & table tennis and institute of mathematics & computer science (IMCS) stood 2nd in cricket, department of statistics got 2nd position in badminton whereas department of pharmacy obtained 2nd position in table tennis. Thus, dept. of international relations, dept. of pharmacy and dept. of statistics got 3rd positions in cricket, badminton & table tennis respectively.

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New body of SU Officers’ welfare association elected

SUOWA calls for unity in a bid to foil the plots against it

 JAMSHORO: An important meeting of executive council of Sindh University Officers’ Welfare Association (SUOWA) was held in the senate hall of administrative block, Sindh University Jamshoro which elected a new body with the pledge to keep the association functioning in letter & spirit, work honestly and bury the differences if there were any amongst the officers in the best interest of the varsity. The Executive Council of SUOWA condemned the action of the person who on a fake letter pad of the association wrote a complaint letter to CM House so as to defame SUOWA. It also appealed to the chief minister Sindh to take stern action against elements involved in the conspiracy. The meeting of executive council unanimously elected Ghulam Murtaza Siyal as President of the association. Thus Ghulam Nabi Kaka was elected Vice President, Syed Sajad Shah General Secretary, Rafiq Solangi Joint Secretary, Mola Bux Rind Finance Secretary and Abdul Majeed Panhwar was elected Press Secretary consistently.  Similarly the newly elected executive council consists of Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Sajid Qayoom Memon, Muhammad Mashooq Siddique, Ghulam Hyder Lashari, Razia Tariq, Miss Mukhtiar Bhatti, Ali Gohar Noohani, Ali Akbar Jalbani, Aziz Rustmani and Mian Ahmed Aleem Pasha. In the meeting, the newly elected body of Sindh University Officers Welfare Association (SUOWA) took the oath and vowed on the occasion to do whatever they could for the uplift of the university. While addressing the ceremony the newly elected president Ghulam Murtaza Siyal said that he along with his team will leave no stone unturned to work in the best interest of the officers. Because according to him officers can contribute more in leading the university to the right direction, progress & development only when they would be provided opportunities to work free of tensions.   He said officers, employees and management should work together for development and expansion of the university. He assured the officers that all their genuine demands would be conveyed to the authorities at the earliest. Vice President Ghulam Nabi Kaka said the association will foil the conspiracies made against the officers from time to time adding that the culture of leg-pulling at the university will be buried forever.  In the meeting the raffling process also took place in a bid to declare the name of the lucky officer who will be sent Saudi Arab to perform Hajj on the expenses of the association. The name of Computer Programmer Junaid Fazulani luckily became manifest in raffling while Muhammad Mashooq Siddiqui’s name materialized as alternate candidate. The meeting also approved that Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan would also go to perform hajj this year as Saima Naz Wighio had refused to travel to Saudia for hajj at the last moment and he could not avail of the slot being her alternate candidate last year. The executive council condemned the behavior of the person who on the fake latter head of SUOWA wrote a cantankerous letter to CM House and tried his best to defame and plot a plot against the officers of the varsity. It also appealed to the Sindh chief Minister to take unyielding action against those conspirators involved in it. Among others SU Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Director Admissions Akhtar Ahmed Memon, Mushtaq Ahmed Memon, Manzoor Panhwar, Qadir Bux Saharan and Asif Khero also attended the ceremony.

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 46th death anniversary of Allama I.I. Kazi observed at SU

JAMSHORO: The 46th death anniversary of Allama Imdad Ali Imam Ali Kazi (I.I. Kazi), founder vice chancellor of the University of Sindh, was observed on Sunday at the Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro. Accompanied by officers, faculty members, employees and students, registrar SU Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto led the wreath-laying ceremony. He lauded the services of the late scholar rendered for establishment of the University of Sindh at Jamshoro with immense planning and striving to provide the youth with higher education. He said that Allama I.I.Kazi, apart from Vice Chancellor, was a great scholar, philosopher and expert on education, teachings of Islam and explaining poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. Registrar further said that during his life, Allama I.I.Kazi used to deliver a lecture every week on different topics for the learning and education of youth studying on the campus. He said that the University had been commemorating and observing death anniversaries of Allama Kazi for 46 years on regular basis and every year he said new group of audience came to learn about him and the efforts he made for education.   “We must remember the people who dedicate their lives for the betterment of society through education and innovation”, Registrar Bhutto said. He said that Sindh University was on the way to progress under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal. Mr. Bhutto added that the law and order situation was better on the campus and it will never be compromised. He said the peaceful academic activities were in full swing on the campus and the semester exams will be held on scheduled time adding that the summer classes will be ensured this year under the guideline of vice chancellor Dr. Mughal.

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Semester exams at affiliated public sector colleges due from April 15

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) controller of semester examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has informed that the semester examinations of B.C.S Part-I, II & III at affiliated public sector colleges will be held from April 15, 2014. According to press statement issued here from Public Relations Section, the semester exams of BCS Part-I, II & III (second semester) at all affiliated govt. colleges including Government Nuzrat Girls College Hyderabad, Govt. Zubeda Girls College Hyderabad, Govt. Boys Degree College Kali Mori Hyderabad, Govt. Girls College Qasimabad, Govt. Shah Latif Girls College Latifabad, Govt. Ibn-e-Rushid Girls College Mirpurkhas and Govt. Girls Degree College Tando Jan Muhammad, will commence from April 15, 2014 which will conclude on April 28, 2014. The further details and time table is available on the varsity website usindh.wordpress.com.                                —————————————————————————————–

SU Bureau of STAGS arranges blood donation camp on April 16

JAMSHORO: A one day blood donation camp (Screening/ Grouping Test) will be arranged at Sindh University (SU) under the auspicious of Bureau of Students Tutorial/Counseling Services & Co-Curricular Activities (STAGS) in collaboration with the Hilal-e-Ahmar Fatimid Foundation on April 16, 2014. According to Director Bureau of STAGS Muhammad Mashooque Siddiqui, the blood donation camp (screening / grouping test) will be arranged at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium, Arts Faculty Building University of Sindh at 9.30 am which will continue till 2.00 pm. Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences will inaugurate the blood donation camp. The interested faculty members & students (male & female) who want to donate blood have been asked to visit the camp.    

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Board of Studies of Institute of Physics to meet on April 14

 JAMSHORO: A meeting of the Board of Studies of the Institute of Physics has been convened on April 14, 2014 at 11:30 am in the office of Director of the institute Prof. Dr. Akhtar Hussain Mughal wherein the pre-requisite for admission in 4-year B.S (Physics) Program & other matters would be deliberated. According to a press statement issued here by the director of the institute, the meeting will also recommend the panels of examiners for M.Sc. physics previous & final, theory/ practical as well as BSc Part-I & II, physics, theory/ practical for annual examinations 2013 & 2014 respectively. Among others Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shaikh, Prof. Dr. Irfan Ali Memon, Dr. Riaz Hussain Murree, Dr. Abdul Hussain Shah Bukhari, Dr. Nusrat Jamil, Dr. Najam Shaikh and Dr. Bilal Rasool will participate in the meeting.

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SU wins inter-university boxing championship amid mesmerizing competitions

JAMSHORO: Amid unyielding boxing competitions of all kg categories, Sindh University (SU) has succeeded to defend its title by winning All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Championship 2014, which was organized at University of Sindh Jamshoro in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad. The boxing championship continued 3 days.

On the last day, Sindh University (SU) acquired 5 gold medals, 3 silvers and 1 bronze medal and it was given 95 points in all kg categories. Thus SU was declared as top in the boxing competitions and was termed as boxing champion in All Pakistan inter-university boxing championship-2014.

Punjab University (PU) Lahore got second position as it obtained 65 points by sweeping 2 gold medals, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals in the mega event. University of Central Punjab (UCP) was given third position as it got 55 points with 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 3 bronze medals. In the mega event, Karachi University (KU) got 40 points with 1 gold medal, 1 silver and 3 bronze medal and made it place on number 4. Again Balochistan University (BU) Quetta got 25 points with 1 gold and 1 silver medal in the event but its boxer Mohsin Khan was declared as best boxer in the event in 60kg category and was awarded accordingly. According to details of the final competitions, boxer Shahzor Kachhi of KU got gold medal by defeating Syed Mahroz of SU in 49kg category whereas Denial of PU & Muzamil Usman of UCP acquired bronze medals. In 52kg category, Syed Waqar of SU got gold medal, Shahryar Kachhi of KU silver while Kaleem Hanif of Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tandojam and Sadam Hussain of PU received bronze medals. In 56kg category, Alaf Arsalan of SU god gold medal, Shahzeb of UCP silver whereas Hamdam Ali of Sir Syed University (SUU) Karachi and Shahzeb Manzoor of Superior University (SUL) Lahore got bronze medals. In 60kg category, Tahir Ansari of SU Jamshoro got gold medal, Mohsin Khan of BU silver whereas Babar Ali of Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur and Hamza Fayaz of PU succeeded to sweep bronze medal. In 69kg category, Aamir Khan of PU got gold medal, Mohammad Zubair of International Islamic University (IIU) Islamabad silver while Aimal Khan of KU and Zubair Ahmed Brohi of SU got bronze medal. In 75kg category, Tahir Khan of SU got gold medal, Sufiyan Prince of UCP silver while Rafaq Sarwar of Peshawer University (PU) Peshawar and Qasim Butt Islamic University (IU) Bahawalpur got bronze medals. In 81kg category, Zulqarnain of UCP got gold medal, Wasim Salim of PU silver while Syed Ali of SSU and Abi Jozi Khan of KU received bronze medal. In 91kg category, Imran Khan of SU got gold, Junaid Mushtaq of PU silver while Shariq of SSU and Maz Ahmed of KU got bronze medals. In 91+kg category, Mohammad Arsalan of PU got gold medal, Abdul Wahid Kakar of BU silver while Qasim Hassan of UCP and Zulfiqar of SAU got bronze medals respectively. On the occasion, Director Sports SU Dr. Akram Ansari, PVC SU Bhit Shah campus Prof. Dr. Aslam Parvez Memon, SU Boys Hostel Provost Dr. Imdadullah Brohi, principal Dr. N. A Baloch Model School Hyderabad Ahsan Shah Rashidi, Prof. Abdul Sattar Gopang, SU spokesman Nadir Ali Mugheri, Secretary Pakistan Boxing Federation Mohammad Akram Khan and Ajved Ahmed Bhatti decorated the triumphant boxers with medals whereas vice chairman SU sports board Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khoso handed over trophies of 1st 2nd & 3rd positions to the boxers.

 

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Inter-university boxing: Seven varsities including SU qualifies for final

JAMSHORO: All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Championship 2014, organized by the Directorate of Sports, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro in collaboration with Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF), is underway at Hyder Bux Pavilion of the University of Sindh Jamshoro wherein semi final boxing competitions held on Sunday. Seven universities including Sindh University (SU), Karachi University (KU), University of Central Punjab (UCP), Punjab University (PU), Balochistan University (BU) Quetta, Iqra University (IU) Karachi, International Islamic University (IIU) Islamabad remained unbeatable in semi final competitions and qualified for the final which will be played today in different kg categories.

On 2nd day, the semi finals took place; the boxers of Sindh University won their bouts, and qualified for the final. Thus University of Central Punjab (UCP), Karachi University (KU), Punjab University (PU), Sir Syed University Karachi (SSU), Balochistan University (BU), Iqra University (IU) Karachi and Islamic University (IU) Bahawalpur were declared as successful in semi final competitions in different KG weight category to qualify for the final.

Boxers who won their bouts and qualified for the finals of the 49kg category are: Syed Mahroz of SU and Sheroz Kachi of KU. Those who qualified for the final from the 52kg category are: Syed Waqar of SU and Shehryar Kacchi of KU. From the 56kg category, Alf Arsalan of SU and Shahzeb of UCP won their bouts and qualified for the finals. Again, Tahir Ansari of SU and Mohsin Khan of BU qualified for the final in the 60kg competition after winning their semi final bouts. In the 64kg, M. Hussain of SU and M. Adnan of Iqra University qualified for the finals. In the 69kg category, Mohammad Zubair of IIU Islamabad and Aamir Khan of PU won heir bouts. Thus, from the 75kg category, Tahir Khan of SU and Safian Prince of UCP qualified for the final. From the 81kg category, Wasim Salim of PU and Zulfiqar Nain of UCP won their bouts. In the 91kg category, Imran Khan of SU and Junaid Mushtaq of PU defeated their arch-rivals in the semi final. Similarly, in the 91+ (above 91) category, Abdul Waheed of BU and Mohammad Arsalan Azam of PU declared successful in their bouts. On the occasions, among others Director Sports SU Mohammad Akram Ansari, Deputy Director Sports SU Ajved Ahmed Bhatti, SU Spokesman Nadir Ali Mugheri, officials of PBF and a large number of spectators were present. The final competitions will be held today at Hyder Bux Jatoi pavilion of the University of Sindh. Commissioner Hyderabad division Jamal Mustafa Syed would participate as chief guest at the closing ceremony.

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Inter-university boxing underway at SU

JAMSHORO: All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Championship 2014, organized by the Directorate of Sports, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro in collaboration with Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF), is in full swing at Hyder Bux Pavilion of the varsity.

Prof Dr Imamuddin Khosa, vice chairman of Sindh University Sports Board, was the chief guest at the opening ceremony. Among others, Prof. Dr. Aslam Parvez Memon PVC SU Bhit Shah Campus, Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro PVC SU Laar Campus Badin, Akram Ansari, Direcotor SU Sports, Ajved Bhatti Deputy Director Sports SU, officials of PBF and a large number of students were also present on the occasion. On 1st day, the all boxers of Sindh University won their bouts, and qualified for the semi finals. Thus University of Central Punjab (UCP), Superior University Lahore (SUL), Karachi University (KU), Punjab University (PU), Agriculture University Faisalabad (AUF), Sir Syed University Karachi (SSU), Balochistan University (BU), Iqra University (IU) Karachi, Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur and Islamic University (IU) Bahawalpur were declared as successful in first session in different KG weight category.  Boxers who won their bouts and qualified for the semi-finals of the 49kg category are: S. Manzoor Ali of SU, Muzamil Usama of CUP, Daniyal Khan of PU and Sheroz Kacchi of KU. Those who qualified for the last-four from the 52kg category are: Shehryar Kacchi of KU, Syed Waqar of SU and Sadam Hussain of PU. From the 56kg category, Shahbaz Manzoor of SUL, Rashid Khan of KU, Alf Arsalan of SU, Hamdan Ali of SSU and Shahzeb of UCP won their bouts and qualified for the semi-finals.   Hamza Fayaz of PU, Babar Ali of SALU, Tahir Ansari of SU and Mohsin Khan of BU qualified for the last-four stage in the 60kg competition. In the 64kg, M. Hussain of SU, Bilal Malik of UCP, Tahir Abbas of IU Bahawalpur and M. Adnan of Iqra University qualified for the semi-finals.          In the 69kg category, M. Hussain Yasin of AUF, Aamir Khan of PU and Badil Khan of SUL qualified for the pre-finals. The final competitions will be held on Sunday in the evening at Hyder Bux Jatoi pavilion of the University of Sindh. Commissioner Hyderabad division Jamal Mustafa Syed would participate as chief guest at the closing ceremony.

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Inter-university boxing championship due from tomorrow

JAMSHORO: All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Championship 2014 organized by the Directorate of Sports, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro in collaboration with Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) will start from tomorrow (April 4) which will continue by April 6, 2014 wherein 27 universities across the country have reached at Jamshoro to take part in this mega events. The preparations of the event have been concluded.

According to details, all Pakistan Inter-University boxing championship 2014 organized under the auspicious of University of Sindh Jamshoro is going to start today with over 100 boxers who belong to 27 different universities which include Peshawar University, Superior University Lahore, University of Central Punjab, Karachi University, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Punjab University Lahore, Govt. College University Lahore, Govt. College University Faisalabad, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro, Vetenary University Lahore, Bannu University, Comsat University Islamabad, Kohat University, Abdul Wali Khan University Mansahra, IQRA University Karachi, Bahauddin Zakria University Multan, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Agriculture University Faisalabad, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Bahria University Islamabad, Agriculture University Peshawar, University of Sindh Jamshoro and Islamia International University Islamabad will take part in the event.

Boxers who won their bouts and qualified for the semi-finals will play final on April 6 at University of Sindh and the winner team members will be awarded on the occasion by the chief guest Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed. Director Sports Dr. Akram Ansari in this regard told that he had held a meeting with the officials of Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) who apprised him to send referees and judges from different parts of the country. He said the participant team members will be accommodated at SU foreign faculty hostel & Hyderabad Club for which the arrangements were finalized. Deputy Director Sports Ajved Ahmed Bhatti said that Sindh University had won a bronde medal for Pakistan in international universities’ boxing championship organized in Turkey in 2003 and this time, he said SU will defend the title by winning the final of this mega event.

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Inter-university boxing to begin on April 4 at SU

JAMSHORO: The All Pakistan Inter-University Boxing Championship 2014 will be organized by the Directorate of Sports, University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro in collaboration with Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) that will start from April 4 to 6, 2014 wherein 27 universities across the country have ensured their participation in this mega event. The preparations of the event have been finalized.

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Nazir A. Mughal would inaugurate the championship on April 4 whereas Commissioner Hyderabad Jamal Mustafa Syed would participate as chief guest at the closing ceremony on April 6. According to details, all Pakistan Inter-University boxing championship 2014 is being organized under the auspicious of University of Sindh Jamshoro. A total number of 27 teams of various universities Peshawar University, Superior University Lahore, University of Central Punjab, Karachi University, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Punjab University Lahore, Govt. College University Lahore, Govt. College University Faisalabad, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro, Vetenary University Lahore, Bannu University, Comsat University Islamabad, Kohat University, Abdul Wali Khan University Mansahra, IQRA University Karachi, Bahauddin Zakria University Multan, Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Agriculture University Faisalabad, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Bahria University Islamabad, Agriculture University Peshawar, University of Sindh Jamshoro and Islamia International University Islamabad will take part in the event. Boxers who won their bouts and qualified for the semi-finals will play final on April 6 at University of Sindh and the winner team members will be awarded on the occasion. Director Sports Dr. Akram Ansari in this regard told that he had held a meeting with the officials of Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) who apprised him to send referees and judges from different parts of the country. He said the participant team members will be accommodated at SU foreign faculty hostel & Hyderabad Club for which the arrangements were finalized. Deputy Director Sports Ajved Ahmed Bhatti said that Sindh University had won a bronde medal for Pakistan in international universities’ boxing championship organized in Turkey in 2003 and this time, he said SU will defend the title by winning the final of this mega event.

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Youth Entrepreneurs Festival 2014 held at SU

JAMSHORO: A one day “Youth Entrepreneurs Festival 2014” was organized by the Institute of Business Administration, University of Sindh Jamshoro to create awareness among the new students of Business Administration and provide them with a platform to link their theoretical ideas with the practical approach. While chief guest of the Entrepreneur Festival Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa appreciated the efforts of students and teachers of IBA University of Sindh on organizing such an enormous festival.

Chief Guest of the festival, Prof. Dr. lmamuddin Khosa, Director IBA University of Sindh and Guest of Honor Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad Jamali, Dean Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration SU inaugurated the Youth Entrepreneurs Festival 2014.

A large number of students from various departments of Sindh University, Mehran Engineering University, Liaquat Medical University Jamshoro, ISRA University Hyderabad, University of Karachi, Quaid-e-Awam Engineering Nawabshah participated in the festival. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the festival, Director IBA University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa congratulated the organizer & faculty member Sami Shaikh for his countless efforts to organize the festival and said, today, IBA had achieved another milestone by organizing the Entrepreneur Festival on the Campus adding that earlier this year, IBA had organized International Conference on Business & Economic which was admired by the participants.  He said that it was necessary to pay heed towards practical work except studying theoretical subjects. He hoped that the festival will help students increase their professional skills. Dr. Khosa said that entrepreneur’s festival provided a platform to the students to link their theoretical ideas with the practical world approach adding that it also helped students to reveal their innovation and creativity. “Through these sorts of festivals students develop their entrepreneur’s skills by expressing their new business ideas; I am sure this festival will also encourage the girls to involve themselves into the business activities by contributing their efforts and resources in different industries like textile, garments & other business etc” he maintained.  Dr. Khosa said such entrepreneur’s festivals will boost the Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) conceptualization of the students to be the owner of their own bread and butter. On the occasion the organizer of the festival Sami Shaikh said that the festival also attracted the people belonging to different walk of life specially females and children to visit the stalls of students and that how they sold out their products.  “I am very delighted that our students have set the various entrepreneur businesses stalls in the youth entrepreneur festival on the campus with its stellar line-up of innovative business”. Mr. Shaikh said.

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UK University offers scholarships to SU students  

JAMSHORO: The University of Warwick (UoW) United Kingdom has offered to award 5 lac pounds in scholarships to Sindh University (SU) students commencing study on full-time MSc programs beginning in September 2014 on its campus. According to Warwick Pakistan Representative Saima Asghar Riaz, to be eligible for the scholarships, students must submit an MSc application and have a conditional or unconditional offer first. The deadline for scholarships application is May 20, 2014 at 9.00 am UK time. She further said that the students of Sindh University could visit the UoW’s official website http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/entry/finance/    to apply online. On the other hand, SU Advisor Bureau of Students Tutorial, Guidance/ Counseling Services & Co-Curricular Activities (STAGS) Prof. Muhammad Yousif Pardesi has advised the students studying in various disciplines to apply in no time as to get scholarship for doing Master of Science (MSc) in UK.

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Two armed men carryout cracker attack on SU official’s residence, SUOA condemns the assault

JAMSHORO: Two armed men carried out a cracker attack on the residence of Nadeem Butt, PA to Vice Chancellor of Sindh University (SU) early in the morning on Thursday. No one was wounded in the attack, carried out by two suspects riding a motorcycle.

SU vice chancellor’s personal assistant Nadeem Butt said in a similar attack last Monday; two suspects riding a motorcycle had fired shots on his house. An FIR (46/2014) was lodged with the Jamshoro police station the same day, he said.

Mr. Butt said that in the latest attack on his house, two suspects riding a motorcycle lobbed a cracker into his house, situated in the Sindh University Employees Housing Society, Phase-1, at around 5am. It exploded in the lawn damaging a chair & some other furniture, he said.

He told that the police guard and his personal security guard deployed at the house sprang into action and one of them fired some shots on the fleeing assailants. He said the guards believed that one of the attackers was wounded.

Mr. Butt held the Jeay Sindh Student Federation (JSSF), the student wing of the JSMM, responsible for the attacks, arguing that activists of the group had continuously been trying to force him and other SU officials to favour them in granting admission to their friends, accommodating outsiders in hostels, pay ‘protection money’ and to meet certain other illegal demands.

Taking notice of their activities, he said, the SU administration had taken strict measures to protect students and employees.

Jamshoro Police said that soon after the cracker attack, police raided one of the SU hostels and carried out a search operation. Three pistols, one laptop as well as banners and literature of the JSMM were seized during the operation, he added.

SU registrar Ghulam Mohammad Bhutto and the university officers’ association leaders Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Abdul Majeed Panhwar and others condemned the attack and demanded arrest of the attackers.

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SU declares results of M.A (Previous) JAMSHORO: Controller of Examinations (Annual) University of Sindh, Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has declared the results of annual examinations-2013 M.A Previous in various subjects. According to details, a total number of 9203 candidates were appeared in the annual examination of M.A (Previous) in Economics, Political Science, Islamic Culture, Sociology, English, Sindhi, Urdu, International Relations, Muslim History and General History out of them 7824 candidates declared as pass while 859 as fail. The results of 196 candidates withheld owing to various reasons, 2 cancelled while 322 candidates remained absent in the examination. 2nd PhD seminar of chemistry scholar to be held on March 27 JAMSHORO: The 2nd PhD seminar of scholar Malik Alamgir of chemistry department will be held on March 27 in video conference room adjacent to the office of Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Sindh Jamshoro at about 11 a.m. The Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi in this regard told that Dr. Muhammad Yar Khuhawar and Dr. Saima Memon were the supervisor & co-supervisor of the scholar Malik Alamgir. The scholar will deliver his lecture on the topic “Spectroscopic and HPLC Determination of Pharmaceutical Compounds having Guaidino Group by Derivatization”. He will also defend his topic during questions & answers session. Final M. Phil seminar of SU scholar due on March 27 JAMSHORO: The final M. Phil seminar of Sindh University (SU) scholar Muhammad Yahya Gilal of chemistry department will be held on March 27 at 10.30 am in video conference room next to the office of Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Sindh Jamshoro. According to Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Dr. Muhammad Yar Khuhawar and Dr. Amber Solangi are the supervisor & co-supervisor of the scholar Muhammad Yahya Gilal respectively. The scholar will speak about his research topic “Voltametric determination of pharmaceutical preparations containing Guanidino functional grouping”.   In the last he will reply to the queries of participants. SU Prof. Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed gets Gold Medal for his outstanding research contributions JAMSHORO: Associate Professor of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Mahar has been conferred upon the National Award of Prof. Dr. Mirza Azhar Bed Gold Medal 2014 as a “young researcher” below 45-age for having made outstanding research contributions in the field of fisheries in the country through various projects. According to the press statement of SU spokesman Nadir Ali Mugheri, the zoological society of Pakistan (ZSP) presented the national award (which is in form of gold medal) to Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Mahar, associate professor, Department of Freshwater Biology & Fisheries, University of Sindh in recognition of his research contributions in the field of fisheries on the occasion of inaugural ceremony of 34th conference of Pakistan Congress of Zoology (International) on Thursday held at Bahaudin Zakria University (BZU) Multan. Dr. Mahar born in District Shikarpur of Sindh conducted research on fisheries potentials of lakes in the country especiallyManchar, Keenjhar, Haleji, Chotiary and Bakar lakes in Sindh received the award in persons from Prof. Dr. Syed Khawaja Alqama, the vice chancellor of Bahauddin Zakria University (BZU) Multan and President Zoological Society of Pakistan Prof. Dr. A.R. Shakoori, Professor Emeritus. He was also given honor to chair the academic session of the congress as co-chairman in the conference held at BZU Multan. Dr. Mahar is below 45 years old therefore he was termed as young researcher in the congress. He did his PhD in 2004. He has also worked on the position of Fisheries Specialist in Sindh Coastal Community Development Project, Government of Sindh for the period of one year in 2010. Later, he resumed the charge of the post of Project Director Fisheries in Livestock & Fisheries Department up to 2013. Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Mahar is currently working as associate professor in BPS-20 at Sindh University and produced many M. Phil degree scholars. His 38 research papers have been published in international journals of good reputation. Dr Nazir A. Mughal, the vice chancellor of Sindh University congratulated Dr. Mahar for winning the National Award of Prof. Dr. Mirza Azhar Bed Gold Medal 2014.

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Late date for submission of admission forms extended at SU

JAMSHORO: The in charge Director Admissions has extended the last date for submission of admission forms for seeking admissions to bachelor’s degree programs at Sindh University Jamshoro and its campuses up to October 24, 2014.

According to a press statement issued here on Wednesday, admission forms for bachelor’s degree programs can be obtained from HBL, Jamshoro and Old Campus, Hyderabad Branches.

The interested candidates can also download admission forms from Sindh University’s website www.usindh.edu.pk and submit the same on Allama I.I Kazi campus which will be received only at the counters established in AC-II Building.

It is further informed that the candidates, who want to seek admissions at the campuses of the varsity, have been advised to submit their admission forms at the concerned campuses.

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Seminar on career counseling to be held on Oct 25 instead of Oct 23

A one day seminar titled “career counseling/ guidance for pharmacist” will now be organized on October 25, 2014 instead of October 23 at University of Sindh Jamshoro. The date has been revised following the call of strike given on Thursday in Hyderabad.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili will be the chief guest and Deputy Director (E&M) DRAP; Karachi will participate as guest of honor.

According to Dean Faculty of Pharmacy Prof. Dr. Abdullah Dayo, the seminar will now be organized in main auditorium hall of faculty of pharmacy at 10 am on Oct 25.

The participants have been advised to note the new date which has been announced by the Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy.

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Workshop to mark World Statistics Day held at SU

Department of Statistics, University of Sindh Jamshoro has celebrated “World Statistics Day” by organizing a one-day workshop wherein the faculty members and a large number of students participated and presented 30 papers on various topics of Statistics.

Addressing the workshop, Prof. Raja Muhammad Elyas said: the successful collection of official statistics is often described as a ‘circular process’, in which government, those who supply data to government (respondents), those who use or benefit from the statistics (enterprises and citizens), and the media are all interlinked and interdependent.

He said: the official statistics depend on the goodwill of respondents for an adequate and efficient supply of data. One way in which such goodwill can be fostered is by making available in a user-friendly way to respondents, as well as the public in general.

“It is often argued that statistics are a ‘public good’, because they are collected on behalf of the public and at its expense. But the argument goes beyond that. Official statistics are such a vital indicator of the state of the nation that he who ‘owns’ them has a ‘power’. Ease of access to official statistics is a hallmark of the democratic process; conversely, tight government control of such data is characteristic of the authoritarian states.” He said.

Prof. Elyas further says that to complete the circle, it follows that the news media play a critical role in the process. They are a key channel through which government informs the public on important matters and they act as a ‘watchdog’ in case of any attempt is made to manipulate statistics. The best national statistical offices put a high priority on their relationship with the media.

He says the official statisticians should be as independent from government as judges are in most constitutional systems. Some European countries are even discussing a change in their constitution to recognize statistical independence.

“Statistical integrity and public confidence in integrity are both vital”, said Professor Elyas.

Among others chairperson of the department of statistics was also present.

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Resources being utilized to promote research culture on the campus: VC Dr. Ismaili

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili has said that all the resources are being utilized to promote research culture on the campus.

He said the university could pave way to progress & development only through research.

This he said while speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the website of Dr. Riffat Sultana, Assistant Professor of Department of Zoology here on Tuesday.

Among others, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Dr. Nasreen Memon, Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Gachal, Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo and Dr. Muhammad Saeed waggan.

Vice-Chancellor said that the scholars will be able to get the information regarding entomology and bio control research laboratory through website and the information about the insects will be available on the website to help scholars conduct their research.

“With the help of website “www.drriffatumer.com”, department of zoology will be able to introduce its research material before the scholars in the world.   

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M.Sc (Prev) PG College Side results declared  

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examinations Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has announced the result of M.Sc (Previous) Post Graduate College Side, Annual Examination 2013.

According to details, as many as 272 candidates filled-in their examination forms out of which seven remained absent during the exams while 162 candidates have been declared pass. Similarly, 98 students have been declared fail and the result of five candidates has been with-held owing to various reasons.

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Seminar on career counseling to be held on Oct 23

JAMSHORO: A one day seminar titled “career counseling/ guidance for pharmacist” will be organized on October 23, 2014 at University of Sindh Jamshoro.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili will be the chief guest and Deputy Director (E&M) DRAP; Karachi will participate as guest of honor.

According to Dean Faculty of Pharmacy Prof. Dr. Abdullah Dayo, the seminar will be organized in main auditorium hall of faculty of pharmacy at 10 am on Oct 23.

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Inaugural ceremony of website to be held on tomorrow

JAMSHORO: The inaugural ceremony of the website of Dr. Riffat Sultana will be held tomorrow (October 21) at the auditorium hall, department of zoology University of Sindh Jamshoro.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili would inaugurate the website in the ceremony at about 1:00 pm.

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4901 candidates appear in SU entry test

JAMSHORO: As many as 4,901 candidates including 2310 female students appeared in the pre-admission entry test for the Masters and M.S/ M. Phil programmes announced by University of Sindh (SU) for the academic year 2015 held at the Arts Faculty Building of Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro here on Sunday.

 The entrance test, which started at 11 am, was held peacefully under tight security. Out of 4,901 candidates, 768 girls for Master’s degree programs & a record number of 1542 female students applied for the admissions to M.S/ M. Phil.

 According to details, as many as 2508 candidates for admissions to master’s degree programs appeared at SU Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro while 266 candidates took part in masters’ entry test at additional campuses in Dadu, Larkana, Badin, Thatta and Bhitshah.

For the admissions to M.S/ M. Phil, a record number of 1542 female and 585 male candidates (2127 in total) appeared for the test at Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro.  The entrance test was taken by Sindh University Testing Centre (SUTC) simultaneously on all the campuses for master’s degree program and it was only taken on Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro for M.S/ M. Phil.

 The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili visited the venue where the pre-entry test was being conducted. He expressed his pleasure over the presence of a huge number of candidates willing to get admission in the alma mater.

 Visiting the different seating areas of the centre to monitor the process and ensure transparency, SU Vice-Chancellor told journalists that “out of the total registration of 5,000 candidates, 4901 aspirants appeared in the test for admissions in over 50 disciplines of social sciences, natural sciences, pharmacy, Islamic culture, commerce & business administration and humanities.

 He said that the candidates were advised to reach the examination halls latest by 8am along with their admit cards together with other necessary articles to use during the test. Entry into the campus was subject to the security check at the main gate. Parents or guardians were directed to the enclosure reserved for them, he informed the media.

He said that SU will attract the students from all sections of the society as it was situated in a prime location of the province. “The University has a large number of experienced and qualified faculty members who are working with dedication & utmost devotion to produce manpower for capacity building to serve at national & international level”, he said.

Among others, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Deans of all the faculties including Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Prof. Dr. Parvaiz Pathan, Dr. Anwar Khan Pathan, Dr. Javed Iqbal, Dr. Abdullah Dayo, Dr. Noor Ahmed Jamali, Dr. Parveen Munshi, Directors of Institutes Dr. Imamuddin Khoso, Dr. Saleem Chandio, Dr. Mehmood Mughal, Controllers of Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo, Hostel Provost Dr. Imdad Ali Brohi and Murtaza Khoso.

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Pre Entry test for Masters, M. Phil due today at SU

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro is going to conduct Pre-Entry Test today (Oct 19) for admissions to Masters and M.S/ M. Phil degree programs for the session 2015 at Arts Faculty Building, Allama I.I Kazi Campus and it’s all campuses simultaneously wherein over 4903 candidates for both programs will appear.

The candidates have been asked to reach the concerned campuses one an hour before the fixed time so that they may be able to find their seats through their roll numbers easily.

On the other hand, the University Administration has made foolproof security arrangements. It also finalized the suitable seating arrangement, waiting area for parents as well as relatives and parking for the vehicles to be brought by the candidates and their parents.

Similarly, the point buses will be plied from Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) Hyderabad, Market, City Gate, Latifabad No. 5 & 7, Agriculture Complex, Qasimabad, Nasim Nagar, Kotri & Jamshoro Phattak at about 7.30 am sharply for bringing the candidates to the campus.

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Pre Entry test for Masters, M. Phil at SU to be held on Oct 19

JAMSHORO: The Pre-Entry Test for admissions to Master’s degree programs & M. Phil at Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro will be conducted on October 19, 2014.

According to details, the pre-entry test for admissions to various Master’s degree programs will be held at Arts Faculty Building of the University of Sindh and its campuses simultaneously wherein over 6000 candidates will appear to try their luck.

Similarly the candidates, who are interested to be enrolled as research scholar to do their M. Phil in different 50 disciplines, will be able to appear in the test on the same date which is October 19 (Sunday).

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SU approves 14 PhD, 15 MPhil degrees in different disciplines

JAMSHORO: The Advanced Studies and Research Board (ASRB) of the University of Sindh has approved to award degrees of M. Phil and PhD to 29 scholars who have successfully completed their research in different disciplines of science, social sciences, Islamic culture and humanities.

The approval was given at the 119th meeting of the advanced studies and research board (ASRB) presided over by Vice-chancellor Prof Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili here on Wednesday.

The meeting was attended by pro-vice chancellors & deans of different faculties, nominees of syndicate as well as academic council Dr. Abdullah Dayo, Dr. Parveen Munshi, Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Dr. Parvez Ahmed Pathan, Dr. Syed Javed Iqbal, Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Lakho, Dr. Faryal Almani, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dean Research & Graduate Studies Dr. Saleha Parveen, Muhammad Nawaz Narejo, Dr. Hakim Ali Kanasero, Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi, Aslam Parvaiz Memon & controller of annual examinations Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo.

On the occasion, Dean, Research & Graduate Studies Prof. Dr. Saleha Parveen presented the agenda item wise.

It approved to award 14 PhD degrees to Khalid Noor Panhwar in public administration, Ayaz Hussain Qadri in zoology, Tahira Jabeen Umrani in zoology, Qadeer Khan Panhwar in analytical chemistry, Yasmeen Junejo in analytical chemistry, Syed Akhtar Adil Shah in physical education, Santosh Kumar Chand in sociology, Afshan Naz Memon in Islamic culture, Allah Wasayo Dakhan in Sindhi, Abdul Jabbar Kandhro in chemistry, Ghulam Dastaghir Achakzai in fresh water biology & fisheries, Soniha Aslam Ghori in physical education, Muhammad Ishaque Mirbahar in Sindhi and Laila Abidi in Urdu.

Similarly, 15 MPhil degrees were approved for Shamim Akhtar Odhano in zoology, Qamar-Un-Nisa Lark in Islamic culture, Nazir Bano Dero in education, Shahnawaz Lakho in education, Adnan Rasheed Memon in botany, Asiya Haleema in botany, Neelam Bhatti in botany, Iqbal Ahmed Qureshi in mathematics, Zaib-Ul Nisa in mathematics, Nadeem Ahmed Kanasro in computer science, Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman Jamali in computer science, Fariq Gul Pathan in physical education, Muhammad Naeem Khan in physical education, Mehmoud Al Jawarneh in information technology and Hameedullah Bhutto in Islamic culture.

Talking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that it was success of the candidates & wisdom of Sindh University to get doctorate degrees adding that a number of scholars were being enrolled in MPhil & PhD at Sindh University every year.

“Over 4000 candidates apply to seek admissions to MPhil & PhD on the campus every year; this shows the confidence of the youths over this great Alma Mater”. He maintained.

He said the academic and administrative affairs of institutes & departments of higher learning at SU were run in befitting manner in order to impart quality education that could cope with the circumstances of advanced studies being provided in developed countries of the world.

Felicitating the scholars on completing their studies & research of MPhil & PhD, Dr. Ismaili said that there was tough competition across the country especially in job markets. Therefore, they, he said will have to prepare themselves for the race to sweep better livelihoods.

He added that globalization had affected every aspect of human life, and education was no exception to it.

“It is difficult to precisely define globalization and describe its various dimensions, one important aspect of it is related to higher education but Sindh University has addressed the challenges being posed by the phenomenon by providing all possible opportunities required for capacity building, development of academic, research standards and quality assurance programmes & procedures’. The vice chancellor said.

“Our additional campuses are also a means of spreading higher education to all those who could not enroll themselves at Allama I.I Kazi Campus. Now the students of rural areas have the opportunity to acquire higher qualification at our additional campuses established in different cities of Sindh.” He maintained.

Referring to the financial constraints of the SU, he said though the university would overcome the difficulties through resource generation activities, but the government should also extend its helping hand and help it in this regard.

“The academic activities of this great institution will continue its endeavors for the promotion of higher education for the prosperity of the country,” Dr. Ismaili added.

Wishing success to the scholars in their future, he also congratulated their parents on the occasion.

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Dr. Nasreen gets ‘National Best Female Teacher’ award at varsity level

JAMSHORO: The Chairperson of Department of Zoology, University of Sindh (SU) & Meritorious Professor Dr. Nasreen Memon has been awarded with “National Best Female Teacher – 2014” award at University level across the country.

She was nominated for the award on World Teacher’s Day, which was celebrated on October 2, 2014 in Islamabad by the Federal Ministry of Education & Professional Training.

In this regard, the award distribution ceremony was held in a local hotel in Islamabad on Tuesday, where Dr. Nasreen Memon, Meritorious Professor of Sindh University was given the award of ‘National Best Female Teacher’ for the year 2014 at University level from the entire country.

Talking on the occasion, she highlighted the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all the levels, which she termed important for socio-economic development of the country.

On the other hand, SU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili, Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdul rasool Abbasi, Director Quality Enhancement Cell Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Director IBA Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khoso and other faculty members congratulated Dr. Nasreen Memon for getting the national award.

Besides, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad has nominated Dr. Nasreen Memon as Focal Person to National Research Program for Universities (NRPU).

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SU chalks out five-year strategic plan 2014-19

Prioritizes developing & evaluating new thoughtful initiatives to serve varsity’s missions and advance its vision.

JAMSHORO: The University of Sindh Jamshoro has released a new strategic plan 2014-19 that will guide the University forward over the next five years.

The five-year strategic plan 2014-19 has been developed as per instructions of the Higher Education Commission under its Medium Term Development Framework (MTDF-II) which is being funded by the World Bank through its Tertiary Education Support Program (TESP).

The core objective of the plan is to strengthen the internal governance and management system by improving the strategic management, planning and accountability on the campus. 

Besides, the new strategic plan contains measures that will be used in determining the success of the plan through its implementation.

Outlined within the plan are strategic directions, which include Excelling as a Comprehensive University; Inspiring and Supporting Student Potential; Promoting Access to Quality; Affordable Post-Secondary Education; Building Internal Community and Enhancing Relationships with External Communities; and Enhancing the Sustainability of the University of Sindh.

According to HEC guidelines, the University of Sindh had constituted a five member core committee consisting of the heads of Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), Planning & Development Cell, Finance Wing, Registrar Office and Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Sep 2013. The core committee was trained by HEC representatives. Similarly, under the said training the final draft of the strategic plan was prepared & submitted to HEC on Jan 27, 2014 with the approval of the Sindh University Vice-Chancellor.  

In this regard, an opening ceremony for the release & implementation of the strategic plan was organized here on Monday at Vice-Chancellors Office, which was attended by the top management personnel including the Pro Vice-Chancellors, Deans and senior officials of the varsity. On the occasion, the Vision, Mission and Goals of the strategic plan were inaugurated and displayed as an implementation of the first chapter of the plan.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Vice Chancellor Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that the main priorities of the University of Sindh in the next five years included developing, growing, sustaining, and evaluating new and ongoing strategic initiatives that serve university missions and advance its vision.

He said the other priorities of the plan were teaching, creating, conducting research, and serving the university in spaces that support and enhance exemplary work and multidisciplinary community.

“This new strategic plan makes absolutely clear where our priorities lie and what the commitments are that we make to our students and to society in general,” says Dr. Ismaili. “The progress of the University over the past 60 years is an exceptional story, as already our institution is recognized a national leader. However, now it is not the time to be complacent and this new strategic plan will ensure we remain relevant to our important stakeholders well into the future.” He said.

He added that the strategic plan included a new vision, mission & goal of the university so that it might touch the sky by sweeping successes in the field of higher education and research.

“We will be country’s destination for all who seek a comprehensive, liberal education-based university that promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and inspires research-informed teaching and learning, creative discovery, scholarship, professional endeavor, experiential opportunities and community engagement.” Dr. Ismaili maintained.

He says the SU strategic plan 2014-19 clearly defines “Who We Are, Why We Exist, Our Fundamental Principals, Strategic Directions and Connecting To Action.

Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, the Director of Quality Enhancement Cell, Sindh University says the strength of the new Strategic Plan 2014-19 is due to the broad participation of the University community in the process.

“We had a robust discussion across Allama I.I Kazi campus, our additional campuses and broader community in creating this very important plan,” says Dr. Shah. “Through open forums, the feedback gathered using social media, the faculty members, sessions with students, consultations with academic as well as administrative units, alumni and other community members, we have a plan that encapsulates our aspirations as a university and provides a guide for how to achieve them.” He maintained.

 Dr. Shah says going forward there may be interim amendments made to the plan as opportunities arise and landscapes change.

The SU strategic plan 2014-19 consists of 13 chapters including introduction, governance & ownership, environmental scan, academic programs, students, research and consultancy, international academic network, human resource, finance, networking, linkages with national as well as international donors, marketing and promotion of academic excellence. All of these chapters are focused around six strategic goals to develop high-quality student population, improve student learning, assure high-quality faculty and staff, enhance institutional integrity and effectiveness, promote the entrepreneurial environment, and generate new avenues for income.    

In the meeting, the first chapter of the strategic plan which defines the vision, mission & goals of the University of Sindh inaugurated by Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili. “Though this inaugural ceremony we are initiating an awareness campaign and we will install the boards suggesting the vision, mission & goals in all administrative as well as academic offices of the University of Sindh” vice Chancellor Dr Imdad Ali Ismaili said.

He said that the idea of this awareness campaign was to help all the administrative as well as academic units to set their respective vision, mission & goals in configuration with the University’s vision, mission & goals in a bid to improve the education in a holistic manner.

“Our objectives are to provide the best preparation, the greatest intellectual challenge, the most intellectually satisfying opportunities, and the highest quality experience, to an increasing number of undergraduate students.” Dr. Ismaili said.

He said he will prioritize the re-envision our research enterprise and the future of graduate education so as to provide infrastructure, support, and resources that advance our vision. Through this plan the University is committed to discovery, dissemination and preservation of knowledge based on creativity, innovation, and excellence in teaching and research.  The University aims at inculcating an academic environment which values integrity, quality and teamwork and serves as an engine for socio-economic development of the country. This commitment envisions to enhance the position of the University as a premier seat of higher learning in the country and to achieve international distinction for creativity, innovation and excellence.

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SU extends last date for obtaining admission forms

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Jamshoro has extended the last date for obtaining admission forms for seeking admissions to various Bachelor & Master Degree Programs.

According to the press statement of Director Admissions, the forms for admissions to Master’s degree programs could be obtained by today (October 14, 2014) and the forms could be submitted on the same date.

Similarly, the forms for seeking admissions in Bachelor degree programs could be obtained up to October 14, 2014.

Admission forms from the candidates will be received only at the counters setup at AC-II Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro.

It may be noted that those candidates who are interested to get admission in the campuses including Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto campus Dadu, Laar Campus Badin, International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Sciences Bhit Shah, SU campus Mirpurkhas, Larkana & Thatta, have been advised to submit their admission forms at the concerned campuses.

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Call to include Ustad Bukhari’s poetry in syllabus at varsity level

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a programme held here on Saturday evening to mark the 22nd death anniversary of Sindhi poet Syed Ahmed Shah Bukhari, popularly known as Ustad Bukhari, called for including his poetry in the college and university syllabi.The programme was held at the Teachers’ Club, University of Sindh, Jamshoro and attended by professors, poets, writers, students and a large number of Ustad Bukhari’s admirers.

The speakers said that Ustad Bukhari guided people through his poetry on various issues concerning Sindh including its culture and life style, and hardships and struggle of local people.

An assistant professor of the International Relations Department and writer, Inamullah Shaikh, said the poetry of Ustad Bukhari encouraged farmers, peasants and the working class of Sindh.

He said the poetry and prose of Ustad Bukhari had a unique diction. Therefore, he suggested, his poetry should be made part of the syllabi of colleges and universities of the province.

He said Ustad Bukhari loved Sindh University very much, especially its environment. He used to tell teachers that they should not demand a salary for teaching at this great institution. Mr Sheikh maintained that the late poet had created a new diction of Sindhi language; his poetry depicted Sindh’s pastoral life very well.

He said Ustad Bukhari also promoted Shah Latif’s school of thought as best as possible. He remarked that poet’s commitment with the masses was remarkable.

Known artist and director of Sindhology Prof Saeed Mangi said Ustad Bukhari had been a teacher and led a busy life in teaching and writing poetry. He used to love his people, Sindhi language and Sindh more than his life, said Mr Mangi, adding that the late poet did not stop composing couplets even during the dictatorship of Gen Ziaul Haq.

Associate Professor Dr Azhar Ali Shah of the SU Institute of Information Technology said Ustad Bukhari taught people how to live when faced with troubles.

He urged the government to publish all of his poetry and incorporate it in the Sindhi syllabus. He paid tributes to Ustad Bukhari for his poetry that was inspiration for many.

SU officer Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah said his poetry enriched Sindhi language and literature. “Such a poet is born in centuries,” he said, and noted that the late poet’s works were only for the people, language, literature and soil of Sindh.

He said Ustad Bukhari focused on the past, present and future of Sindh. People respected him because he was a non-controversial figure, he said.

Writer Mohammad Ali Ghanghro said the poetry of Ustad Bukhari was continuity of the poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and Shaikh Ayaz. Ustad Bukhari was not only a poet but also a scholar who guided the poor and destitute through his poetry.

A musical show was also organised in connection with the anniversary.

Khadim Sakhirani, Fahmida Sahar, Sarmad Ayaz, Mashooq Khokhar, Balak Sindhi, Waqar Mallah, Nasreen Naz and Sikander Burdi sang Ustad Bhukhari’s poetry to enthrall his admirers.

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VC SU Dr Ismaili visits transport workshop, reviews vehicles

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili visited transport workshop and reviewed the condition of vehicles of the varsity here on Friday.

Accompanied by Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto & other officials, the vice chancellor was received by transport incharge Muhammad Bux Burdi and senior transport officer Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah at the workshop.

On the occasion, Dr. Ismaili asked the authorities concerned to repair the out of order vehicles and bring them on the roads so as to facilitate the students in more befitting manner.

He said that the drivers and mechanics should work honestly so that the university could be run more smoothly and effectively.

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Communication skills stressed for officers

JAMSHORO: Better communication between the officers and public creates a relationship of trust and it helps officers to give good results for the improvement of the concerned organization and the people.

This was stated by Professor Agha Rafique, a well-known drama writer while speaking at the ceremony of a one-day workshop on communication skills for cadre officers of Sindh University here on Friday.

Sindh University Jamshoro in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) conducted the workshop which was attended by 20 officers of the varsity.

Prof Agha Rafique said that the basic aim of the workshop was to improve the skills of young officers and every aspect, he said, had been covered as the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) had actively engaged the officers to enhance their communication skills through a series of workshops.

He further said that it was essential for the young officers to learn the art of communication with the public to ensure clear communication in order to create better environment on the campus.

The workshop covered the essential aspects of communicating with public in various settings.

It comprised model communication, covering key areas such as disseminating information, career counseling of students as well as their parents, presentation skills & coping with every stressful situation tactfully etc.

It also covered academic aspects such as examination tips and tricks, stress management and handling the rush of students at the time of pre-entry test & submission of fees.

The all 20 participants were asked to act out different situations and give rationale of their management of the situation.

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1st indigenous on campus training workshop concludes at SU amid accolades, ovations

JAMSHORO: The first five-day training 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 the University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro, here amidst rounds of applauses and accolades by the participants.

 The IOT workshop, comprised 15 different sessions in five-day from September 29 to October 3, was planned by the SU Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) & Planning & Development (P&D) in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) under modern university governance program & capacity building of non-teaching staff. The topic of training was ‘Leadership in Management’. Sajid Qayoom Memon, Director P&D, SU was the focal person of this training.

 As many as 27 cadre officers of Sindh University and 10 directors as well as principals of different SU affiliated colleges of Jamshoro, Kotri & Hyderabad participated in this training.

 Speaking on the concluding ceremony of the 1st IOT, the former vice-chancellor of Mehran University Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Abdul Rehman 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 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 university’s officers but also help to promote good governance on campus.”

 He said that this was first time that SU was organizing training 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.

 Dr. Memon on the occasion spoke about his endeavors as well as initiatives that he had taken during the tenure of VC ship in Mehran University. He said that he never compromised on any move for the betterment of his varsity once he was convinced.

Quoting a meeting of all the vice chancellors with the then Governor & Chancellor of Universities in Sindh Moeen Din Hyder, he said that he was the only person among all the vice chancellors of the province to accept the proposal of Governor for conducting a pre entry test in Mehran University for admissions because he was fully convinced that it will help university earn good reputation and compete in the field of education.

 “Every faculty member, employee & officer including Registrar in the university resisted the move of taking entry test. Even my office & directorate of admissions were set ablaze by the students’ leaders; I was pressurized and browbeaten for withdrawing the test but I did not bow down before the threats and conducted the entry test successfully”. Dr. Memon said.

 “Registrar and Deans also left me and ran away on the day of entry test but only a deputy registrar stood by me determinedly during the process; you can even move the mountains when you have conviction and want to do the things accordingly”. He said.   

 Course coordinator Dr. Azhar Ali Shah 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 university of Sindh. 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 that the more training workshops will be organized on the campus for officers, faculty and deans of faculties too with the collaboration of HEC so that they might work efficiently and smoothly for the betterment of the university.  

Expressing her views a participant Umme Kalsoom Abbasi said, “I feel honoured after having had target oriented lectures and interaction with learned resource persons. Being a principal at Govt. Girls College Kotri, 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,” she added.

Another participant of IOT, Nadir Ali Mugheri, said that such trainings 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.

He proposed that such training workshops must be held after every three months so that the working capacity of the cadre officers may be enhanced.

 Another participant Iftikhar Pathan 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 organizations and especially in academic set up. I am going to enjoy my professional responsibilities with this new learning,” he added.

 Lastly, the chief guest Prof. Dr. Abdul Rehman Memon distributed certificates among the participants and resource persons of training and appreciated their interest and keenness in IOT.

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Eid-ul-Azha: SU to remain closed on Oct 6 to 8

JAMSHORO: Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro and its all campuses will remain closed from October 6 to October 8, 2014 on account of Eid-ul-Azha holiday. The Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto has issued a circular in this regard.

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SU declares M.Com (Previous) results

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examinations Prof. Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo has declared the results of M.Com (Previous) Post-Graduate (College Side) Annual Examination-2013.

According to details, as many as 892 candidates filled-in examination forms out which33 remained absent while 673 students have been declared successful and 115 termed as fail.

Similarly, the result of 26 candidates has been with-held, 40 candidates have been made copy case and the five forms were cancelled.

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Call for adopting a healthy lifestyle to cope with stress

JAMSHORO: The psychiatrists and experts at a workshop have said that the quest for material gains, yawning social disparities and a prolonged status quo-like situation is creating unwanted stress in every individual’s life that could be overcome with a healthy lifestyle.

This was the theme discussed at the workshop entitled ‘Mental Stress diminishes the working capacity of individuals at workplaces.’ Organized by Sindh University’s Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) and Planning & Development (P&D), the training workshop has been sponsored by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) here on Wednesday.

Most of the speakers talked about socio-economic challenges and how the officers at their workplaces could cope with them and pursue a given set of targets.

The speakers called for adopting a healthy lifestyle and explained how it could help in pursuing objectives of the organizations, institutes and industries.

On the occasion, psychiatrist Meroona Gopang told the gathering, which included both the officers of Sindh University and the principals & directors of SU affiliated colleges that the officers must avoid social pressures so as to become active in their organizations which could help improve their personal life and provide a better chance to contribute for the betterment of society.

She clarified that under certain daily situations, development of stress was natural, and it should not be taken too seriously and should be tackled in a tactful manner.

Most people do not notice mental illness, which ends up affecting both their personal and professional lives. Those that do realise something’s amiss, hesitate in seeking help, given the stigma that is associated with mental illnesses in Pakistanaccording to psychiatrist Meroona Gopang.

She added that incidents of domestic violence, honor killing and physical abuse contributed to mental illnesses. “The victims feel helpless and hopeless, which increases frustration and anxiety in them, leading to mental illness,” she said.

Factors such as the deteriorating law and order situation, sky rocketing inflation, unemployment, prolonged power/gas load shedding among others do not help the matters either. Women and children in particular are being deeply affected by it. Dr. Meroona said.

Prof. Dr. Imamuddin Khosa said that time-management had become a yardstick that was difficult to maintain as professionals and other stake holders were finding it hard to complete a particular assignment within a certain period of time. He believed that all individuals, within the framework of personal limits, should set a timetable do their best to follow it through.

He also highlighted the role of physical exercise, and agreed that it was vital for physical fitness and helpful in addressing mental stress by strengthening nerves. Dr. Khosa said it was an effective way to battle stress generated by day-to-day challenges.

He also believes that being a patriarchal society; it is rare that men in Pakistan admit their depression because it will indirectly mean that they failed to cope up with their responsibilities.

Dr. Khosa revealed that the ‘talking cure’ – a part of the psychological consultation – is often misunderstood because the doctors are mostly trained in English.

Hence, he thinks, that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – used to help people overcome Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – needs to be adjusted according to Pakistan’s culture and language.

Prof. Rafique Ahmed on the occasion highlighted the stress associated with different challenges and guided how to cope with mental stresses.

After 40 years of age, challenges at professional and domestic levels created a certain amount of stress, but one should not worry, he said.

He further said that people in Pakistan preferred seeking help from Pirs (faith healers) instead of seeking that of professional help.

“There are very few hospitals where there is a vacancy for a clinical psychologist,” Agha Rafique said. Stress, he said, may manifest itself in the form of aches, asthma and fainting among others; if otherwise unexplained they might actually be indicative of an underlying psychological condition. Left untreated, many people get worse.

Between 46-66 per cent of women and 15-25 per cent of men suffer from some form of anxiety or depression in the country. In rural areas, over 60 per cent women are affected compared to 25-30 per cent women in urban areas. He maintained.

Use of drugs in unfavorable situations was also debated in the workshop. Among others Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Manzoor Ali Panhwar, Nanak Ram Bhatiya, Ghulam Hyder Lashari, Rashid Ali Silawat, Ali Akbar Jalbani and Ali Gohar Noohani also participated.

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Last date for obtaining admission forms extended up to Oct 10

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Jamshoro has extended the last date of obtaining admission forms of Bachelor & Masters’ degree programs up to October 10, 2014.

According to incharge Director Admissions, the aspirants who want to seek admissions to Bachelor & Masters’ degree programs can obtain admission forms from the designated branches of HBL by October 10 and submit them by the same date.

Admission forms will be received on the counters setup at Dr. N.A Baloch Model School Hyderabad and AC-II Building, University of Sindh Jamshoro while the candidates who are interested to seek admissions in Larkana. Dadu, Thatta, Badin, Mirpurkhas & Bhitshah campuses of SU, are advised to submit their forms at the concerned campuses.

It may be noted that the forms of bachelor & masters’ degree programs could also be obtained by September 30, 2014.

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1st Indigenous On-Campus Training underway at SU

JAMSHORO: The 1st five days indigenous on-campus training for management cadre staff is underway at Sindh University Jamshoro which is organized by varsity’s quality enhancement cell (QEC) and planning and development (P&D) in collaboration with higher education commission (HEC).

On second day, three informative sessions were taken place on various administrative based topics.

In first session, Dr. Kamran Brohi of Institute of Mathematics & Computer Science gave his presentation on information technology & management. He spoke about how to manage the official things and communicate through emails, social media e.g. Facebook and LinkedIn.   

Thus in second session, the former director finance and the present advisor finance of SU Mushtaq Ahmed Memon gave presentation to the participants about the matters relating to audit & accounting. He briefly spoke about the budgetary issues, maintaining the accounts and the ways of conducting audit.

In the last session, Prof. Agha Rafique Amed delivered his lecture on communication skills. He put light on the ways of official communication for dealing with the people.

He termed the communication as 2-way process and apprized the participants regarding modern communication skills.

It may be noted that 26 officers from SU and 10 officers from SU affiliated colleges are participating in the 5-day indigenous on-campus training workshop. This will continue up to October 3, 2014.

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‘Need, right & responsibility’ terms needed to be implemented for good governance: Training workshop told

JAMSHORO: The speakers at a training workshop has called for implementing three vital terms including ‘need, right & responsibility’ in the institutes for good governance and termed the corruption as a root cause of collapsing as well as damaging the national institutes in the country.  

They said this while delivering their lecturers in a 5­-Day HEC Indigenous On-Campus Training (IOT) Workshop on “Management, Governance and Communication Skills” that was held at University of Sindh Jamshoro under the auspicious of Quality Enhancement Cell & Planning & Development Cell, University of Sindh Jamshoro. The event was sponsored by Higher Education Commission (HEC).

The workshop was inaugurated by the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili while Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Hyderabad Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi participated as guest of honor.

The 26 Officers of SU and 10 officials from different affiliated colleges were given the training on Basic Concepts in Governance, Governance & Accountability, Job Description & Reporting Line, Improving Writing Skills, Management Information System, Improving Workplace Communication and Effective Communication Skills.

The Resource Persons trained the participants for the capacity building, service delivery and managerial skills. The participants of the workshop were engaged in group discussions and other activities.

During the 5-day workshop, the admin officers will be trained on various aspects of improving administrative techniques, professional and ethical values.

Addressing on the occasion SU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that three terms ‘need, right & responsibility’ were needed to be implemented in the institutes for good governance adding that good governance was inevitable for the development and progress of the both public as well as private sector organizations.

He said that bio matric system had brought punctuality at work places in the world but it was pity that the system at many places in Pakistan was being opposed and resisted.

The Vice-Chancellor expressed hope that such type of workshops will bring competency in their administrative work adding that the HEC was playing a key role in training of human resource in higher educational institutions

“Bio matric system helps make the staff punctual and regular,” he said.

Dr. Ismaili further said: the trends which have been introduced by foreign universities, we have to adopt those trends in the varsities in a bid to expedite their development and progress.

DIG Hyderabad Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi termed the short courses as essential for officers’ skills development and proposed that such trainings should be conducted after every three months in the University of Sindh even though the Higher Education Commission refuses to issue funds for the purpose.

He said that the training workshops were very important in the enhancement of learning and innovation. “Training simply refers to the process of acquiring the essential skills required for a certain job. It targets specific goals”. Dr. Abbasi said.

He said: since the universities are knowledge-driven organizations, it is therefore logical that they would be greatly affected by rapid advances in information and communication technology.

“The most profound impact could be on education as technology removes the constraints of space, time and reality”, he said.

Dr. Abbasi said that corruption was rampant in last seven years in the country and no work at offices was being done without taking bribes adding that democracy, human rights, justice, accountability, freedom, rule of law & combating corruption were the basic ingredients of governance in any country.

He told that the audit of public sector organizations should be carried by third party audit especially in Sindh instead of that of government audit departments for fair and transparent check.

Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Director, QEC, Sindh University said that the training workshop was the best practice for acquiring knowledge and expertise. “It provides capacity building to the staff.” He said,

“This is first ever training held at this University for cadre staff under modern university governance program. Dr. Shah maintained.

He said that it was a great opportunity for cadre staff of the university to improve their administrative & managerial deficiencies if there were any within them.

After the inauguration, three sessions were organized to provide training to the participants, while resource person Abul Waheed Umrani and Dr. Abdul Fatah Soomro gave presentations on the techniques and ways of management and writing skills.   

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Last date to get admission forms of M. Phil, PhD extended up to Sep 30

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Jamshoro has extended the last date of getting admission forms of M. Phil & PhD up to September 30, 2014.

According to university spokesman, the aspirants who want to seek admissions in MPhil & PhD programs can get admission forms from the designated branches of HBL and submit them by the same date. It may be noted that the forms of bachelor & masters’ degree programs could also be obtained by September 30, 2014.

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Postponed papers to be held on Oct 4

JAMSHORO: Sindh University Controller of Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan has announced that the postponed papers of BBA, MBA, BCIT and BCS which could not be held at affiliated public & private colleges of SU on September 26 due to strike, will be taken on October 4, 2014.

The students are advised to appear in the papers on October 4 in their related examination centres.

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Computer & Network System inaugurated at SU Directorate of Admissions to ensure transparency

JAMSHORO: In order to ensure transparency in the admissions process of the University of Sindh Jamshoro, Computer & Network system (CNS) has been inaugurated at the Directorate of Admissions here on Thursday.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili inaugurated the system. He on the occasion congratulated the staff concerned who prepared this software in an attempt to ascertain fair & clearness distribution of general, reserved and other concerned seats under merit for the academic year 2015.

By this newly introduced and implemented system, the paper work will be brought to an end while information regarding admissions will be disseminated online and the printed fees challans will be provided to the candidates after they are selected in various 58 disciplines.

Due to implementation of CNS, the work load will be diminished at the directorate of admissions and the staff will only be bound to feed the data in the system in order to give admissions purely on merit.

Similarly, for data repository, latest server is under process; by the time the data will be available on the computer data base system which is called MYSQL software.

The newly inaugurated admission system has been developed with the provision to integrate with current attendance management system. This will lead the university to the implementation of ISO certification.   

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili said that it was a thing of happiness that he was completing the pending projects on the campus so as to make the directorate of admissions transparent.

He said that everybody could succeed by expediting his work efficiency and touch the sky by working honestly adding that the university had computerized the admission forms which could be shifted to local area network easily.

Dr. Ismaili further announced that the admission process will be made online from the upcoming academic year so that everything might be in the access of parents, stakeholders and the masses.

Vice Chancellor said that a number of staff will be deployed temporarily from the other sections of administration at the directorate of admissions for feeding the candidates’ information that were willing to seek admissions for the academic year 2015.  

He expressed hope that the process of computerizing the data of the candidates and admissions will be completed in due course of time according to the catalogue.

“The software development team is also deployed at the directorate to scale the available system if need be”. He said.

Dr. Ismaili directed the officials concerned to link the Computer & Network System with already introduced ‘students’ online attendance and management system’ in the days to come.

He said that the manual work was nowhere in the world as computer replaced it adding that the same practice was being done here at the university.

“The manual work will not be allowed from the academic session 2014; with this the university will be completing very essential modules of the software for academic work management which is also the requirement of ISO certification; this is also under implementation”. Dr. Ismaili maintained.

Among other Registrar SU Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, PVC Naushehro feroze campus Muhammad Nawaz Narejo, Controllers of Examinations Muhammad Ali Roshan Pathan, Dr. Naeem Tariq Narejo, Director Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, Incharge Director Admissions Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Director Campus Security Ghulam Nabi Kaka and Executive Secretary to VC Murtaza Khoso were also present on the occasion.  

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Call for producing more literature to help eradicate extremism

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a seminar held here on Wednesday stressed the need for producing more literature to bring about a positive change in society and help eradicate extremism.

They said Sindh needed a society based on scientific ideas rather than mere Sufism and called for making Sindhi a compulsory subject and a medium of instruction in schools across the province.

They were speaking at the seminar on “Can extremism be brought to an end with [the help of] literature?” organised by the Mirza Kaleech Baig chair of the University of Sindh at the Jamshoro campus.

Prof Dr Mohammad Khan Sangi, director of the Institute of English Language and Literature of Sindh University, said that imposing ones’ opinions on others was an act of extremism which could be discouraged only with the help of producing more literature including prose, poetry, tales and short stories.

He said that if the Sindhi language was not given the status of the national language it would die sooner than later. Sindhi intellectuals and poets had to do more work on literature, he added.

Former vice chancellor of SU Mazharul Haq Siddiqui said that the importance of English could not be overemphasised because it was a language of economics, business, commerce and trade across the world. Even though much literature was available, especially that of magazines, still there was the need to produce more, he said.

Acting SU vice-chancellor Prof Dr Imdad Ali Ismaili said that every member of society was bound to work for the development of their mother tongue. “It is the responsibility of students and teachers to work on Sindhi as I did in 2003 by preparing Sindhi Computing Software,” he said.

“Those nations progressed in the world who did not forget their languages. Those people or groups who are against personal freedom in society and want to impose their ideology forcibly are called extremists,” said Abbas Korejo, a final-year student of the Sindhi department.

He said that it was against social norms and traditions that a handful of people tried to impose their ideology on a majority as the Taliban had been doing in Pakistan and extremist Hindus in India.

He suggested that more work on Sindhi literature be done so that extremism could be rooted out. Sindh needed now a society based on scientific ideas instead of mere Sufism because it could make progress only with modern education and literature, he said.

Marvi Shaikh, a final-year student of the Institute of English Language and Literature, said that the English language had been imposed by colonial rulers on the subcontinent in a bid to control people’s minds and continue to hold them in slavery, which was also a kind of extremism.

She said the language policy was introduced in 1835 by the British that needed to be changed. “We must receive our basic education in Sindhi and we demand that the government give Sindhi the status of the national language,” she said.

Mumtaz Ali Rind, a third-year student of the department of anthropology and archaeology, said that neo-natal marriages (newborns given in marriage by jirgas or tribal courts as a penalty for some perceived wrongdoing), bride money, still marriages (babies given in marriage even before their birth), child marriages and other such black customs were curses of Sindhi culture, which were also a kind of extremism.

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Anthropologist can help root out social ills, seminar told

JAMSHORO: Speakers at a seminar held here on Monday called for involving anthropologists in framing social policies in an attempt to rightly identify and root out social ills and empower people to solve their problems themselves.

They called for creating and spreading awareness about the importance of anthropology among students, development workers, masses and journalists at both the governmental and non-governmental level so that society could be purged of all social evils.

They were speaking at a seminar on “The role of anthropology: its importance and implications for policy and practice” organised by the department of anthropology and archaeology in collaboration with the UK-based Anthropology in Action Journal and two Sindh-based civil society organisations, AMRDO and DevCon, at the Arts Faculty in the Sindh University.

Suneel Kumar of Anthropology in Action said that anthropologists were always busy conducting research and using anthropological knowledge to solve human problems.

He shed light on the history of the idea of action anthropology and how it had now turned into a valuable scientific enterprise in empowering communities to solve their problems.

Another practising anthropologist of the Anthropology in Action, M. Sajjad Abro, spoke about child marriages and the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2013 which had been passed by the Sindh Assembly.

He praised the law as a whole but also pointed out some loopholes and said the law ignored causes and context of child marriages and how the enforcement of the law could bring unintentional negative consequences for the poor families and young girls in the country.

He said that all social institutions were interconnected with one another. Therefore, everyone must see the practice of child marriage in a larger perspective to better understand it and make apt strategies to address the issue, he added.

Ikramullah Maznani, development professional and practising anthropologist, shared his findings about the response to disaster after the 2010 super floods that affected 20 million people in the country and disclosed how the response by national and international humanitarian organisations badly damaged indigenous social fabric, family relationships and cultural values.

Anthropologist Lutuf Ali Mangrio said that ‘Sukh initiative: a community based intervention on family planning’ which was a project launched by his organisation, Aman Foundation, was the first intervention in the country that engaged communities in family planning and introduced use of contraceptives to avoid unwanted pregnancies.

Mukhtar Qazi, chairman of the department of anthropology and archaeology of the University of Sindh, highlighted the need to explore critical use of knowledge by anthropologists in the identification and analysis of emerging challenges in society.

He criticised the development paradigm currently used by NGOs and laid emphasis on using a holistic approach in solving social issues. Myopic approach would not help them design social interventions, he said.

Razaq Umrani, district manager of the Health and Nutrition Society, praised the work of anthropologists and acknowledged the importance of the anthropology. He advised fellow development professionals to use anthropological approach to better address and resolve problems of local communities.

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Orientation Program for new admissions held at Sufi University Bhitshah

JAMSHORO: An orientation program for the guidance of students and parents regarding new admissions to bachelor & masters’ degree programs in Sindh University’s Campus International University of Peace, Sufism & Modern Science Bhitshah was held at Mono Technical Institute Hala on Thursday.

Focal Person Prof. Dr. Aslam Parvaiz Memon of Sufi University Bhitshah gave a detailed presentation on the power point regarding the value of departments wherein the admissions have been offered.

He spoke about the importance of Masters in Sufism & Peace, BS/ MS in English and other departments. Similarly he put the light over the future value of BBA (Hons) and BS in Political Science and provided proper guidance to the parents, students, notables and the representatives of civil society.

Dr. Memon said that Sufi University was the institution of the people belonging to Bhitshah, Hala, Matiyari and suburbs therefore he said its ownership must be claimed in latter and spirit.

He appealed to the provincial government to provide the funds and ask the district management to expedite work on handing over the land for the construction of the campus.

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Inter-Departmental Debate Competition-2014 concludes at SU with male students’ dominance

JAMSHORO: With the vivid dominance of male students in English section, the Inter-Departmental Debate Competition-2014 has concluded here on Thursday.

In the final round of English debate on the topic of “The fall of education is fall of the nation” was held at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium of Arts Faculty University of Sindh Jamshoro wherein all the two top positions were swept by the male students.

Azharuddin of Institute of Law got 1st and Amjad Gul Abro of Institute of English Literature & Language stood 2nd in the contest. Similarly, Faiza Ahmed Khalil secured 3rd position. The winning competitors were awarded cash prizes.

The judges like Urdu & Sindhi debate competitions gave the consolation prize to Faiza Makhdoom of Institute of Biotechnology.

Thus the 3-day inter-departmental debate competition-2013 in three languages e.g. Urdu, Sindhi & E