PROF. DR. KHALIL IBUPOTO, VICE CHANCELLOR PRESIDED OVER THE MEETINGS WITH DIRECTORS OF RESEARCH CHAIRS, ORIC, PGS, AND INCHARGE PLANTATION, BEAUTIFICATION SECTION
Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur presided over the meetings with the Directors of Research Chairs, Office of the Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC), Postgraduate Studies (PGS) and Incharge Plantation, & Beautification Section.
The first meeting was held with the Directors of Research Chairs.
Prof. Dr. Asad Raza Abidi, Director, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Chair briefed about the newly established Chair yet not functional due to non-release of remaining amount pending at Government of Sindh regarding purchase of books, furniture & fixture.
The Vice Chancellor directed Dr. Asad Abidi to contact with Planning & Development, Universities & Boards Departments, Government of Sindh for releasing of remaining amount for the chair.
Dr. Khadim Mahar, Incharge Director, Sachal Chair, briefed the progress of Chair since its establishment. He apprised that 34 books and 10 research journals have been published.
The Vice Chancellor directed Dr. Mahar Khadim that a research proposal for signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Khuwaja Fareed University be prepared within a weeks time to collaborate in the field of Sufism, conferences, workshop etc on the life of Hazrat Khuwaja Fareed and Hazrat Sachal Sarmasat (R.A) to highlight their teachings and philosophy.
Dr. Muhammad Saleem Rahpoto, Director, Tanveer Abbasi Chair, briefed about the chair and informed that a proposal is ready for submission regarding the chair. He has received 200 books from the family of Dr. Tanveer Abbasi.
The Vice Chancellor directed Dr. Muhammad Saleem Rahpoto to submit a revised fresh proposal at earliest with some modifications to streamline the work of the chair.
Mr. Muhammad Hassan Shaikh, Incahrge, Director, Rozey Dhani Chair, briefed the progress of the Chair since its establishment. He apprised that 07 Books and 03 research journals have been published and also six national level programs have been organized by the Chair. Recently one research journal is completed and ready for publishing.
During the meeting, it was unanimously decided that Fund raising committee and Board of Chairs / Directors will be constituted for uplifting and smooth working of the chairs at the Campus from chair lovers by operating joint account and collect funds from the devotees & other sources for running recurring expenditure for chairs.
It was also decided that new PC-I for the buildings be prepared for three chairs. Director Planning & Development and Project Director (Works) will submit PC-I for the establishment of Buildings along with complete requirements.
Meanwhile a meeting was held with the Director ORIC and Director PGS.
Prof. Dr. Abdul Hussain Shar, Director ORIC briefed the Vice Chancellor about the issues pertaining to Directorate of ORIC. He briefed that there is non-availability of building and human resource and managers teams in order to streamline the functioning of ORIC.
Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto remarked that building component is ready; there is main requirement of managers for several assignments in the ORIC. Vice Chancellor advised him to submit a comprehensive plan to make ORIC effective. As far as human resource and managers shortage is concerned, they will be posted at earliest. Dr. Ibupoto stressed the need to make close liaison with industry and academia for the benefit of economy and also directed for signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with local Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
Prof. Dr. Tajnees Pirzada, Director, Postgraduate Studies briefed the Vice Chancellor about the issues pertaining to Directorate. She said that there is shortage of staff in the Directorate. She also briefed about the statuary position of the Directorate.
Dr. Khalil Ibupoto directed the Director PGS to take measures to recover the fees from the scholars. Final no dues be issued after the payment of fees. The reports of M.S/M. Phil and Ph.D from the external examiners may be sought through their official emails in future.
Meanwhile, the third meeting was convened with Mr. Rashid Amur, Incharge Plantation & Beautification Section and Mr. Aijaz Ali Sial, Assistant Plantation Officer.
Mr. Rashid Amur briefed the progress of the Plantation Section. Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalil Ibupoto directed to establish the Beautification Cell under the convener ship of Mr. Rashid Amur, Incharge Plantation & Beautification, Mr. Shakeel Khaskheli, Botanical Artist, Mr. Arslan Ahmed Laik, I.T Assistant, Mr. Tahir Abbas Khaskheli, A.O Building and Mr. Aijaz Sial, Assistant Plantation Officer. The purpose of this cell is to beautify the campus and to provide greenery and friendly environment.
Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto narrated that the purpose of these consultative meetings with all sections, directorates and departments is to improve and bring their proactive role in all sections of the University and to work according to their domain and structure with diligently, devotion and in letter and spirit.