Accolade comes to SU as 8 of its research journals attain higher rank by HEC Islamabad

Quality research serves as a defining factor for excellence, rank, repute, and social impact of a University. The aim of all research remains to better understand the world around us. The ordinary ways that we use to determine phenomena such as intuition and personal experience stay largely unreliable for want of evidence. In contrast, the hallmark of research is that there comes irrefutable data to support a claim. Hence, research is empirical — grounded in objective analysis therefore more authentically useful to mankind. This is what the Universities are meant to do and promote. And I am absolutely delighted to see Sindh University doing it far more effectively, successfully, and qualitatively by publishing prime quality research journals.

This SU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat said in his response to receiving the happy tidings of elevation of 8 research journals of University of Sindh to the higher “Y Category” by Higher Education Commission Islamabad under its newly-launched ‘ Higher Education Commission Journals Recognition System (HJRS).

” Publication of research journals by any University serves as a fundamental indicator of its quality, prestige, and academic excellence. Besides, it contributes as a key major factor towards its ranking at national and international levels. It also adds to the Varsity’s repute helping it attract increased student enrolment”, Dr. Burfat stressed.

Congratulating Deans of the respective Faculties Prof. Dr. Hafiz Abdul Ghani Shaikh, Prof. Dr. Zareen Abbasi, Prof. Dr. Khalil-u-Rehman Khumbhati and all journal editors and their teams, the learned Vice Chancellor termed this glaring distinction ” historic” and ” image-transforming”, observing that the given sparkling success was more than enough to prove the University of Sindh, Jamshoro as the finest premier seat of higher learning in the country.

Dr. Burfat eulogized the services of SU Registrar Dr. Ameer Ali Abro, SU Director ORIC Dr. Zeeshan Bhatti, SU Director QEC Prof.Dr.Altaf Nizamani and SU Director ITSC Prof. Dr. Yasir Arfat Malkani towards the promotion of research and research journals produced by the Varsity.

The SU research journals that have been elevated to “Y Category” higher rank include: Asia-Pacific – Annual Research Journal of Far East & South East Asia, Editor: Dr. Mukesh Kumar Khatwani; Grassroots,

Editor: Dr. Shuja Mahesar; International Research Journal of Arts & Humanities (IRJAH), Editor: Dr. Ghulam Ali Buriro; The Shield – Research Journal of Physical Education & Sports Science, Editor: Prof.Dr.Soniha Aslam; The Women – Annual Research Journal of Gender Studies, Editor: Prof.Dr.Misbah Bibi Qureshi; University of Sindh Journal of Information and Communication