SU approves Rs 1.372bn budget for 2007-08
HYDERABAD, Sept 25: The 31st Senate meeting of the Sindh University approved its annual
budget estimated at Rs 1372.331 million with a deficit of Rs 102.513 million for
2007-08 and revised budget of Rs 1068.997 million for the year 2006-07 with
surplus amount of Rs 171.947 million on Monday.
The meeting was presided
over by provincial Education Minister and Pro-Chancellor of the University Dr
Hamida Khuhro. The meeting also passed an actual budget for the year 2005-06 at
Rs 1187.869 million with a surplus of Rs 151.598 million.
In light of
recommendation of Dr RA Shah, former vice-chancellor and professor emeritus the
meeting passed a resolution, appreciating educational services provided by the
university to poor students and generating its own resources for financial
support and scholarships to meritorious students.
It urged the government
to increase university's financial grant to meet the deficit in the current
budget. The Senate also recommended giving lifelong title of professor emeritus
to senior professors in recognition of their meritorious services.
University Vice-Chancellor Mazharul Haq Siddiqui, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr Rafia
Ahmed Shaikh, Prof Emeritus Dr RA Shah, Dr Shah Nawaz Arbani, members of the
Senate, syndicate, academic council, deans of the faculties, representatives of
the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and nominated members of the Sindh
governor Dr AQ Mughal, Fazlullah Qureshi, Dr Syed Altaf Hussain, Dr Khushnood
Siddiqui, academic heads of teaching centres, institutes and departments and
senior professors attended the meeting.
Sindh Education Minister Dr
Hamida Khuhro said higher education is fundamental to economic growth, which is
now identified as knowledge-based society. Vice-Chancellor Mazharul Haq Siddiqui
said there are 19,874 students enrolled in various departments of the
university. He said due to shortage of qualified teachers only 25 institutes and
departments are offering MPhil research programme.
He said teaching
faculty comprises 463 members, including 76 professors of BPS-21 and 8
professors and 18 associate professors of BPS-20 and added that in addition to
the regular faculty 79 research associates are also working in various
institutes and departments.
He said under the faculty development
programme the university has sent a batch of 19 teachers for PhD studies to the
UK and Australia and added that another batch of 21 teachers has also cleared
He said the university has achieved considerable progress on
the development side and added, beside extension of 10 existing institutes and
departments, four new institutes and departments had been completed while
construction work of 12 more buildings is in an advance stage.
Finance Faiz Muhammad Hingoro, who presented the budget, said the university
would meet the deficit through financial support by the HEC. The Senate meeting
has approved Rs 291.190 for teaching departments and Rs 112.733 million for
general administration. The meeting approved Rs 34.900 million for purchase of
Machesney equipment and chemical glassware and Rs 10 million for purchase of new
books for the Allama II Kazi Central Library and seminar libraries of the
institutes and departments. The university has allocated Rs 20 million to
provide transport facility to students, teachers and employees. The News
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