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Idea of subject-based universities to be amended: Raja Yasir Humayun
Idea of subject-based universities to be amended: Raja Yasir Humayun

LAHORE: (Monday, August 19, 2019): Punjab Minister for Higher Education Raja Yasir Humayun said that the concept of one subject based universities would be amended and college sector would be improved through systematic amendments. He was addressing the 353rd meeting of Punjab University Senate at Senate Hall, Old Campus on Monday. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed, Pro Vice Chancellor Dr Saleem Mazhar, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan and Senate members participated in the meeting. Addressing the meeting, Raja Yasir Humayun said that it was a matter of pride that under the leadership of Prof Niaz Ahmed, PU had improved its international ranking and PU had been declared No 1 in natural science research in Pakistan. He said that the government would introduce new model to improve efficiency of colleges. He said the government was planning that the top university of the district would directly supervise the efficiency of respective colleges in the division. Addressing the ceremony, PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmed said as promised, the university administration had taken several practical measures to ensure good governance. He said the administration had activated university's all statutory bodies and Senate's 3, Syndicate's 6, Academic Council's 5 and Selection Board's 36 meetings had been organized in just 14 months.
The VC said that as many as 250 appointments had been made through selection board purely on merit. He said that a culture of harmony had been promoted among teachers and students. He said that the university had introduced online system for admissions and admissions had been made purely on merit. He said that the curriculum of all academic programs had been revised as per modern needs of the society. He said that for the first time, the university's various departments have been ranked from top 200 to 500 institutions worldwide. He thanked Chancellor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar and the minister for extending full support for the improvement of university and appointment of Pro-VC and deans of various faculties.