SARGODHA: A syndicate committee of the University of Sargodha has cancelled affiliation of 71 private colleges over poor performance.
The committee, in its third and last meeting of the year 2017, had taken several decisions regarding faculty appointments, academic consolidation, college affiliations and staff welfare.
The meeting was chaired by Vice-Chancellor Ishtiaq Ahmed, who briefed the syndicate on his academic reforms and development activities to improve the university’s profile.
The syndicate approved the appointment of more than 150 regular faculty members, including eight professors, nine associate professors, 32 assistant professors and 80 lecturers in different departments of the university.
The syndicate also approved the establishment of Noon Business School in recognition to the services of the Noon family for the cause of Pakistan. In addition, the syndicate approved the launching of an evening programme in Military Sciences and Management.
The revised service statutes of employees of grades 1 to 21 were also recommended by the syndicate.
The syndicate approved to grant 15 PhD degrees to candidates of different faculties. It also sanctioned an increase of 200% to 400% in the death compensation benefits for the families of the deceased employees of the university during their service by bringing these benefits at par with those of the government employees.
The meeting was attended by all syndicate members, GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Hassan Amir Shah, parliamentarians Nadia Aziz, Waris Kaloo and Gazanfar Cheena, representatives from HED and HEC, education board secretary and others.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 1st, 2018.
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