KARACHI: In accordance with the notification issued by Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan on the advise of Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh assumed the charge of Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University for second term of four years with effect from 20 February 2016.
On Monday, reviewing the performance of the last four years of the university and setting priorities for the next term with deans and principal officers of the SMIU Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh said that an strong foundation of the university was laid in the last four years.
Talking on the achievements of the university, Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh said that during the last four-year services of the PhD faculty were hired for all departments, admissions were made on merit basis, quality of education was ensured, the stat -of- the art facilities were provided, the international collaborations were established and accreditation was received for upgraded programmes. Today 70 percent employees of the SMIU are working on regular/permanent basis. Now the SMIU has emerged as one the leading universities of Pakistan.
Talking about the four year plan for the next four years Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh said that during the next four years the priority will be given to stability and strengthening of the university by focusing on research, particularly related to the issues being faced by Pakistan, Muslim Umma and the developing world. The Vice Chancellor SMIU maintained that in this regard five research journals shall be launched by five faculties of SMIU. Apart from it, the teaching quality will be enhanced, emphasis would be given on creation of knowledge/objectivity and raising questions by the students will be encouraged. He said that the national and international visits/collaborations and understanding will also be encouraged. The aim of the SMIU would be to produce leaders in all walks of life in conformity with 130 years old traditions of this institution.