SU decides to take physical exams after it reopens on Feb 1

 The Sindh University authorities have decided to reopen varsity from February 1, 2021 and opt for physical examinations on the campus.

This was unanimously decided in a high level meeting held in the Senate Hall, Vice-Chancellor Secretariat, Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah Administrative Block, University of Sindh Jamshoro to mull over commencement of academic activities and conduct of 2nd semester examinations here on Wednesday.

Chaired by the vice chancellor, University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro, the meeting was attended by pro-vice chancellors of different campuses, deans of various faculties, directors of institutes & centers, chairpersons of departments and administrative officials. The all four elected syndicate members on teachers’ constituency were also in attendance in the moot.

The meeting discussed in detail about the commencement of educational activities in Allama I.I. Kazi Campus Jamshoro and its constituent campuses besides that of conduct of the 2nd semester examinations. It unanimously decided to reopen the university from February 1 as per announcement made by the federal minister for education.

It was told to the house that although the cases of coronavirus were significantly reducing in the country, yet the faculty, students and other employees will be bound to fully implement the SOPs after the varsity was reopened while the use of face masks will be mandatory for all the stakeholders to wear on the campus in order to protect everyone from the deadly disease COVID-19.

The meeting unanimously decided that the second semester examinations would be held in different phases, while in the first phase, the 2nd semester exams from students of all batches of final year would be taken so that they might be able to apply for the jobs in the national job market by getting degrees in time.

The house also decided that the final year students would be asked to come to the campus as soon as the university opens in February 1, 2021 so that they may visit and interact with their teachers before conduct of the final semester exams and get the required guidance from the faculty members on projects and their theses.

On the occasion, a committee consisting on all the deans of faculties and the concerned controller of examinations was constituted which was authorized to work out and issue the schedule / timetable of 2nd semester examinations.

The meeting also decided to conduct physical seminars and viva voce of M.S/M.Phil and PhD instead of that of online mode of oral examinations.