Admissions to nine job-oriented disciplines have been offered for academic year 2023 by Sindh University, says Vice-Chancellor Dr. Kalhoro

Sindh University Vice-Chancellor Professor (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro has said that the admissions to 9 job-oriented disciplines/ degree programs have been offered by the University of Sindh for the academic year 2023, which are in high demand in the employment market as the youths will get finer jobs in significant public and private institutions and organizations soon after completing their 4-year BS degree in newly launched disciplines including Forensic Account & Fraud Examination, Disaster Management, Poultry Farming & Management, Data Sciences, Public Health, English Language Teaching, Economics & Finance and Coastal & Marine Sciences.

He said the graduates could also start thriving business by learning the ways of success through the National Incubation Center established at SU’s Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad, adding that fishing was an vital sector, consequently, small ponds could be built on the land of the University of Sindh adjacent to the Karachi Feeder in Jamshoro, which could contribute to the government's efforts to end the food crisis in the country.

This he said while addressing the seminar organized by the Department of Freshwater Biology and Fisheries in a bid to commemorate the World Fisheries Day. The department organized the seminar a day later than the original day in order to invite eminent researchers and government officials who normally remain busy in different programs on November 21 to mark the day. On the occasion, Chairman Freshwater Biology and Fisheries Department Prof. Dr. Khalid Hussain Lashari, Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Wazir Ali Baloch, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Hamadullah Kakepoto, Dean Faculty of Pharmacy Prof. Dr. Khalida Faryal Almani, SU Syndicate members Prof. Dr. Arfana Begum Mallah, Prof. Umed Ali Rind, Abdul Rahman Nangraj, Dr. Anila Naz Soomro, Dr. Muhammad Younis Leghari, Dr. Punhal Soomro, Dr. Makesh Kumar Khatwani, Jan e Alam Solangi, Dr. Rafique Ahmed Lashari, Dr. Riffat Sultana, Dr. Naheed Kaka and many others were present.

SU Vice-Chancellor Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro further said that the National Incubation Center (NIC) located in the SU’s Elsa Qazi Campus Hyderabad was fully functional for the young graduates of every discipline who could get training and opt for start-up. They will also be given tips to seek funds for their proposed entrepreneurship, before its formal start.

“The NIC will also help the youth make their respective businesses successful”, he said and added that the University of Sindh was not only providing qualified and trained manpower to the country, but it was also toiling to add to government efforts related to food shortage by rearing fish in view of future food needs.

He said that there was enough land of the University of Sindh lying adjacent to Karachi feeder in Jamshoro, where fish could be reared on a large scale by building different ponds, but the Higher Education Commission Islamabad and the provincial government should come forward to provide funds for the purpose.

Dr. Kalhoro further said that the Department of Freshwater Biology and Fisheries of the University of Sindh had received a project from HEC Islamabad for rearing and breeding palla fish, on which research work was going on and the varsity’s experts had nurtured palla fish, which were growing for reproduction.

“Almost all teachers of the Department of Freshwater Biology & Fisheries are PhD holders. They are determined to contribute to society in a befitting manner”, the Vice-Chancellor said.

He stressed the need to get more fish related projects from HEC Islamabad and stated that the professors of fisheries department should submit proposals in this regard as it was the job of researchers and professors to prepare proposals bearing in mind the food requirements of the future.

Dr Kalhoro said that unfortunately, the research department had not been established in the local industries of the country including Sindh, adding that these manufacturing units imported all the goods from different countries, due to which the foreign exchange reserves were decreasing and the dollar was becoming expensive.

He said that the industries should invest in the universities and create a culture of joint research so that the required equipment could be supplied to the industries by producing them in the country.

“Pakistan can only progress by diminishing imports. Let’s prepare the equipment in our own country by developing linkages between the university & industry”, he said and added that it will stabilize the value of rupee and create many employment opportunities for the youth.

Dr. Khalid Hussain Lashari, Dr. Muhammad Younis Leghari and others also spoke on the occasion.

Earlier, a walk was also organized in connection with World Fisheries Day. The walk was led by the Vice Chancellor. However, teachers, students and officials of the relevant department of the provincial government participated in it.

On the other hand, the students of the Department of Freshwater Biology and Fisheries, under the supervision of their supervisors, organized an exhibition of various projects related to fish rearing, breeding and earning capital from it, in which teachers, students and officials of the Sindh government took great interest.