LUMHS VC vows transparency in admission process
HYDERABAD, Aug 12: A transparent admission process in accordance to
guidelines of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council was reiterated by Vice
Chancellor, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jamshoro,
Prof Dr Naushad A. Sheikh. He reaffirmed his vow not to buckle under political
or student pressure, on Saturday.
He warned professors and associate
professors to remain regular in the Out-Patient Department (OPD) or else their
cases will be referred to the Syndicate.
Concentration was being given to
academic side to deliver a better lot of doctors he said and added integrated
teaching system and biomedical ethics were introduced in a public sector
university for the first time.
He focussed on the admission policy after
the PMDC imposed penalty of Rs70 million for exceeding admissions under the
Last year 116 admissions were given under the
scheme in the LUMHS against 50 he said and held out an assurance to make process
transparent at all costs. He said these 116 admissions were not given on
He said six-member committee comprising Prof Amna Memon, Prof
Rafiq Soomro, Prof Rafiq Memon, Dr Naeem Qureshi, Director Admissions Ejaz Suhag
and Dr Qazi Ghulam Mustafa had been formed by the Syndicate to probe the matter
and submit findings.
The committee was formed on instructions from the
chancellor's office to refer the matter to Syndicate for a decision he said and
informed of hiring the services of a lawyer to fix the responsibility on
delinquent officials but refrained from making comments due to the committee's
deliberation on the issue.
Advising parents not to fall prey to mafia or
group for admissions through backdoor he categorically said that only 351 seats
in different categories were open to merit with 100 in BDS with not a single
addition to it as the PMDC had strongly reacted to admissions under
Self-Financing Scheme. Six seats of Karachi on dental side had been distributed
among different districts, he said.
The university, he said wanted to
begin the classes a month before those in private sector for which it planned to
issue admission forms from Aug 13 with date of submission latest by Aug 25 which
may be extended. Admit cards will be issued on Sept 3 and entry test on Sept 9,
said Prof Dr Naushad and added: "For the first time we are introducing
integrated teaching system that is prevalent only in the US and the Agha Khan
|Updated: 14 Oct, 2014|