KARACHI: Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) on Thursday inducted a batch of 25 lecturers in various departments of the institution.
The SMIU became the first public sector university which has inducted teachers after a comprehensive selection process, which included clearance of NTS test and evaluation of lecturing skills by the Selection Board of SMI University comprising amongst others two former judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
According to details, SMIU invited applications for the positions of lecturers as well as other administration positions in Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) and Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC).
A large number of candidates applied for the positions. They were subject to a written test conducted by NTS. The top scorers of the written test were invited for interviews by the Selection Board, which comprised Justice (Retd) Rana Bagwandas and Justice (Retd) Syed Deedar Hussain Shah, both former judges of Supreme Court of Pakistan, in addition to former Secretary Cabinet Division AW Qazi, former Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Sindh Wasim Ahmed and experts of the respective subjects. The Vice Chancellor, Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh, chaired the Selection Board meetings which lasted for about nine days.
During the interviews, the candidates were asked to deliver a lecture with the help of white board and marker, placed in the conference room. After thorough evaluation of their teaching skills, the candidates were selected on the basis of their score in the written test conducted by the NTS and their performance in the lecturing exercise and interviews.
Welcoming the newly inductees, the Vice Chancellor congratulated them on the basis of merit in the time honor institution of SMIU, which has the distinction of being Alma Mater of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. He informed them that training programme for the teachers had been arranged in collaboration with the Pakistan British Counsel, in order to further improve and polish their teaching skills.
The newly inducted teachers and staff members were briefed about various facilities and features available at SMIU like digital library, I.T. facilities etc. by the respective in charges of the sections and departments on Thursday at the Senate Hall of SMIU. The briefing session came to end with lunch arranged for the newly inducted faculty and staff members.