HYDERABAD

The Syndicate of the University of Sindh (SU) Jamshoro has granted approval to fixation of minimum wage of Rs 7,000 to contract employees of the University in accordance with the Labour Policy of the Government.

The 185th meeting of the syndicate which  was held under the chair of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Mughal  also granted approval of granting 20 percent special allowance to University employees from March 1, 2013 in accordance with the directives of the Prime Minister.

The syndicate granted approval of the formation of 14- members committee under the supervision of the Vice chancellor for Cooperative Housing Society.

It also approved the proposal of the opening of Bureau of Students Tutorial Guidance, Counseling Service and Co-Curricular Activities in all campuses of the University with the objective to promote sports activities among the students.

The syndicate also granted approval to the appointment of Dr. Muhammad Anwer Hakro as the Chairman of the Department of Sindhi and Dr. Syed Ismail Shah as Chairman, Department of English of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Karachi.

The Syndicate also granted approval to the appointment of  Dr. Muneeruddin Soomro as the Director, Institute of Commerce, Dr. Muhammad Saleem Chandio as the Director, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science and Dr. Asad Ali Sheikh as the Director, Institute of Information and Communication Technology. 

The Syndicate also granted approval of hiring private security company for improvement in security of the campus. It also granted approval of the decision of the Vice Chancellor for purchase of three vehicles, writing off the fee of disabled scholar Muhammad Asghar Babbar who is doing PhD.

The Syndicate also approved the proposal to name the Seminar Library of the Institute of Commerce as Professor Muhammad Ayoub Ansari Seminar Library and the auditorium of the same institute as Dr. Muhammad Ayoub Sheikh Auditorium.

The Syndicate also approved the proposal of granting Rs 1250/- per night in respect of hotel charges for those teachers who were assigned to conduct examinations of the affiliated colleges.

Blind professor asks VC to allow use of audio recording in exam

Lahore APP adds: a blind prohe Vice Chancellor Punjab University to allow audio recording to all blind students in examinations on the pattern of Punjab Public Service Commission.

Talking to APP by telephone on Sunday from Sargodha, Dr Iqbal who is also editor of monthly magazine,"Sufaid Charri" said that he had emailed his application dully recommended by the college principal to VC PU Prof Dr.Mujahid Kamran that he was appearing in LLB exam of the PU and he may be allowed the facility of audio recording during the examination.

Dr Iqbal, who is also an author of 30 books, said that he had lost his sight at the age of 8 and continued a hectic struggle for a master's degree in English and PhD in Iqbaliat.He also served for 30 years in Special Education Department PU and Government College Sargodha.

He said now he intends to learn about the law and finally will appear in LLB exam in which he needs permission of VC PU as PPSC through letter singed by its Secretary Nayyar Iqbal,all blinds have been allowed to avail the facility of audio recording.

He said "Blinds are happy that the VC through his epoch making decision has allowed all special students complete free education in the PU upto PhD including free transportation and free hostel facility besides scholarships to needy".

He said PU is the only education institution in the world where such historic facility is available for ever. Dr.Iqbal hoped the VC will continue to patronise special students by granting permission.