Sindh University to conduct second semester exams of bachelor, master degree programs from December 12

A high-level meeting was held under the chair of Sindh University Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro to discuss and review the completion of courses and conduct of the second semester examinations of bachelor and masters degree programs at the varsity and it’s all campuses here on Thursday.

The meeting decided to start the second semester exams of bachelor degree programs from December 12 at Sindh University’s Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro, Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad, Laar Campus Badin, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Campus Dadu, Syed Alahando Shah Campus Naushehro Feroze, Larkano, Thatta and Mirpurkhas Campuses. The semester exams will continue till December 31, 2022.

Held in the Senate Hall of the VC Secretariat, the meeting was attended by the Deans of various Faculties, Chairpersons of Departments, Directors of Institutes as well as Centers and other academic and administrative officials besides that of the Pro-Vice Chancellor Sindh University Thatta Campus Prof. Dr Rafique Ahmed Memon and the Controller of Examinations Muhammad Mashooque Siddiqui.

The house agreed that the semester break will start from January 2 to January 13, 2023 after the completion of second semester examinations of bachelor and master degree programs on December 31, 2022.

Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro said that it was not necessary to allow the students to appear in the semester examinations who had zero attendance, adding that the attendance criteria for the exams must be taken into consideration.

He said that the chairpersons of the departments and the directors of the institutes or centers should take the decision regarding the attendance issue of the students and ascertain that the attendance required for appearing in the examination was complete.

“The chairpersons and directors may contact the concerned deans for further guidance in this regard”, he said and added that the reason for non-admissions in MPhil and PhD programs for the academic year 2022 was the condition of the Higher Education Commission, which said that it was necessary for the enrollment of candidates to have a valid results of passing the Graduate Assessment Test (GAT Subject Test).

Dr Kalhoro further said that teaching was a prophetic profession, which had to be handled with truth, sincerity and honesty.

He said that all teachers were bound to follow the chain of command of the varsity and implement the university act in letter and spirit.

The Vice-Chancellor said that a generous man contacted him and offered to give scholarships to 40 male and female students of the Sindh University Campus working in his city. “This is actually the best practice. It’s a real service to humanity”, he maintained.

He said that Sindhi Association of North America (SANA) also contacted Dr. Rafique Chandio and other professors to provide a ‘Javed Bhutto Scholarship’ for the SU students. The said scholarship will be awarded to the male and female students as per TORs and disciplines of SANA’s choice, but it will have to send the amount through the Students’ Financial Aid Office (SFAO) of the Alma Mater.

He said that an audit team led by the director general recently came from Islamabad to audit and inspect the amount provided to the University of Sindh by the higher education commission (HEC) under Ehsas Scholarship and they expressed their sheer satisfaction and pleasure over the selection and distribution system.

“The team after returning Islamabad has appreciated the system developed by SFAO and it recommended some more slots of the scholarships for the students of Sindh University”, he said terming it a matter of happiness and pride.

The Vice-Chancellor Dr. Kalhoro directed the chairpersons of various departments and directors of institutes/ centers to submit the examination results of the first semester at earliest.