A Consultative Meeting of Pro-Vice Chancellors and Deans was held at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur in order to review the arrangements of re-opening of Main Campus and its Sub-Campuses. Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor chaired the meeting.

At the outset of the meeting, Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto briefed the house in the backdrop of his recent visit at Islamabad. Dr. Ibupoto briefed that I have paid a visit of Pakistan Science Foundation regarding the funding of future research projects of University and also paid a visit of the Headquarter of Pakistan Engineering Council, Islamabad in order to launch Software Engineering Program at the Department of Computer Science and also visited the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad Research & Development Division regarding the proper functioning of Office of the Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC).

Dr. Ibupoto also briefed about the discussions held at NAVTEC in order avail the short term funding projects, PASTIC, Islamabad in order to include the Central Library of SALU, Khairpur in PASTIC Database and also visited Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi in order to foster the collaborative and integrated projects between Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur and Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi.  

Meanwhile, Dr. Ibupoto briefed about his visit of Pak-Austria University, Haripur, KPK regarding uplifting the Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur in various areas and modern skills.
Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto narrated that the purpose of my official visit aimed at to uplift the University academically, research development and its capacity building and also to avail the research projects on various issues pertaining to community in the fields of Agro-Economy, Applied Sciences, Natural Sciences, Business Management and other allied fields.

The Pro-Vice Chancellors and Deans acknowledged the proactive contribution of Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto in the uplifting the University in right direction. They said that the efforts of the Vice Chancellor are commendable.

After detailed deliberations, various decisions were made. The emergent meeting of the Board of Studies of all the Institutes and Departments may be called urgently before February 4, 2021 regarding the implementation of Associate Degree in Arts, Science and Commerce and their syllabus may be approved according to market based need and also to prepared the outline of Zero Semester.

It was decided that the University and its Sub-Campuses will reopen from Monday February. 8, 2021. Initially the students of BS Part-II and BS Part-IV will attend their classes physically by adhering the strict SOPs inline with governments. While the classes of BS-I and BS-III will commence from Monday February 15, 2021. The results of First and Second Semester-2020 will be submitted to the Controller of Examinations Office on or before Thursday February 4, 2021 including the remaining results of Annual Examinations-2019.

It was decided that all the Ph. D Faculty Members must submit at least one research project. The teachers physical presence is mandatory from Monday February 1, 2021 so the pre-arrangements of timetable, workload and other allied activities may be accomplished prior opening of the University. It was also decided that the workload of regular Faculty Members, TTS and Teaching Assistants must be submitted on Thursday February 4, 2021. It was decided that the interviews of Teaching Assistants will be conducted. It was decided that all the Faculty Members will get their attestation/verification/equivalence of Ph. De degrees as per Higher Education Commission’s guideline on or before March 1, 2021.

Prof. Dr. Maqsood Zia Shah, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Ghotki Campus, Prof. Dr. Chandan Lal Rohra, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Shahdadkot Campus, Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Hussain Mahar, Dean Faculty of Physical Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Mashori, Dean Faculty of Arts & Languages, Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Ali Junejo, Dean Faculty of Management Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Abbas Shar, Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences and Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Lashari, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences attended the meeting.