Punjab University Senate approves restructuring of faculties

By: News Desk      Published: 06:23 PM, 26 Nov, 2020
Punjab University Senate approves restructuring of faculties

The 356th meeting of Punjab University Senate Thursday has given approval to the restructuring of the faculties, which is aimed at transforming the university as per modern requirements of the academic world.

Out of 150 participants, 145 members voted in favour, two showed disagreement while 3 opined to form a committee on the issue.

The meeting was presided over by Punjab Governor/Chancellor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, deans of all faculties and members participated in the online meeting.

The meeting gave approval to the recommendations of Syndicate and the Academic Council. The meeting also approved upgradation of private secretary, PA, senior stenographer, stenographer, qasid and daftri.

The meeting also gave approval to previous proceedings of the meeting of the Senate. PU Academic Staff Association President Prof Dr Mumtaz Anwar Chaudhry and Secretary Javed Sami have termed restructuring of faculties a ‘historic’ moment.

Addressing the meeting, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that the autonomy of universities would not be compromised and the universities would be expunged of politics.

He appreciated the Punjab University role in combating COVID 19 and playing an active role for the teaching of translation of the Holy Quran in the universities.

While briefing the Senate on the recent PU affairs, PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmed said that due to several initiatives taken by the incumbent administration in all the disciplines of the university, PU had jumped 54 points in QS Asian Universities Ranking and the restructuring of the university would help improve PU’s international ranking further.

PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmed said that the restructuring of the university had been proposed after deliberations of two years on relevant forums.

He said that the university had been digitalized and for the first time in Pakistan, proctor based online examinations were successfully taken. He said that the university had also established BSL 3 level laboratory and started corona tests to serve the people and help the government cope with the disease.