Two new faculties in Islamia varsity

BAHAWALPUR, July 11: Two new faculties of management sciences and life sciences will be set up in the Islamia University for which the Punjab government has approved a sum of Rs500 million.

Presiding over a meeting of deans, chairmen and principals of constituent colleges and directors of sub-campuses, vice-chancellor Prof Dr Bilal A Khan said here on Tuesday the management sciences would comprise departments of management sciences, computer science and commerce while the life sciences would comprise the departments of botany and zoology. Besides, a college of arts, design and performing arts will be established.

He stated that an electronic media laboratory has been approved for the department of media studies.

The VC told the meeting that the central development working party at its meeting held recently in Islamabad approved Rs1,246.903 million to complete three mega projects. These included University College of Agriculture (Rs421.566 million), Bahawalnagar sub-campus (Rs408.64 million) and Rahim Yar Khan sub-campus (Rs416.694 million).

The VC directed to fill all vacant posts of lecturers and assistant professors before the next academic session.

Earlier, the advance studies and research board at its meeting approved the award of PhD degrees to Umar Hayat and Shafiqur Rehman in Islamic Studies and Arabic respectively. Dawn

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