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Urdu University administration takes important decisions

KARACHI: Some important decisions have been taken in the second sitting of the 48th session of the Senate of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology (FUAAST).

Four members were absent in the meeting, while it has been decided to recruit a permanent registrar, controller examination and treasurer. In this context, the advertisement will be issued next Sunday. 

The second session of the 48th session of the Senate of Urdu University was held on Saturday 18th June, which was chaired by Deputy Chairman Senate AQ Khalil.

The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Athar Ata, Shakeel-ur-Rehman, Wajid Jawad, Sadiqa Salahuddin, and representatives of the Ministry of Education, while Dr Tauseef Ahmad Khan, faculty representatives Dr Irfan Aziz and Dr. Tahir Ali and HEC representative Dr Zia-ul-Qayyum did not attend the meeting.

The meeting decided that the selection board of associate professors and professors would be decided in two weeks and letters would be issued to the successful candidates, which is likely to be advertised in newspapers next Sunday.

It was decided at the meeting that the convocation would be held by September-October. Incumbent Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Athar Ata briefed the members of the Senate on his action plan and expressed his full commitment and asked them to come up with more proposals in the next session.

Meanwhile, some teachers said that the quorum was incomplete due to the non-participation of the representative of the Higher Education Commission and three other members.

According to the agenda issued for the Senate session, it has approved the short proceedings of the selection board to be held in 2018 as per the 2013 advertisement.

The Senate, in its 47th session, had directed to present the advertisement of the 9-year-old selection board and complete details of the candidates.

It is to be noted that in the present meeting, a representative of HEC and the Ministry of Education was to present a review report against the steps taken by Deputy Chairman Senate AQ Khalil as the caretaker office of the Vice-Chancellor.

Unlike the other three members of the Senate, who could not attend the meeting,  this report has been placed on the next agenda. In this regard, Deputy Chairman Senate AQ Khalil when contacted said that the quorum was full and the teachers who did not come to the representative means that they are not sincere about the rights of teachers and the decisions.

Dr. Athar Ata, a professor of chemistry at the University of Winnipeg, Canada, is on leave until June 30, according to the University website, but he said that he is not going on a long leave. Regarding the selection board, he said that the decisions we have taken in this regard will be made public in two weeks.

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