KARACHI - “Criminology should be separated from the Department of Sociology and be given the status of an individual department named as the Department of Criminology. Same strategy will be applied on Visual Studies and it will be given the status of a full fledge department. Matters related to the budget, appointment of permanent faculties, teaching facilities will be dealt in the capacity of separate departments.

This decision was taken in a recent meeting of the Syndicate, headed by KU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Qaisar.  As far as the matters related to Prof Dr Fateh Muhammad Burfat is concerned, the KU Syndicate relegated the authority of final decision, to the vice-chancellor.  A draft of KU’s Plagiarism Policy was also submitted which is forwarded to the Academic Council so that it can be reviewed and discussed on a larger scale. Syndicate also approved the appointment of chairpersons for various departments of the KU which includes Prof M Kaleem Raza Khan for Department of English, Dr Abdul Waheed for Department of Economics, Dr Tahir Ali for Department of Commerce and Prof Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi for Department of Microbiology. Matter pertaining to seniority of Mr Sadiq Ali, assistant professor, Department of Computer Science, was deferred with a decision that the matter should again be submitted to the Syndicate with more details.

A committee has been constituted to look into the matters of introducing transport service in the campus from, Masers’ Transport World Wide, convened by KU Registrar, the committee will be constituted of transport in charge, students’ advisor, campus security advisor and legal advisor.

During the meeting, a report, submitted  by the Director Physical Education has been regarded as incomplete and the competent authority has ordered the call of Gymnasium Committee which will later submit a detailed report related to the budgetary allocation and other details of Physical Education.