SU to have two more departments
HYDERABAD, July 20: The University of Sindh has decided to establish the
Department of Anthropology and Archaeology and offer four-year BS degree from
the next academic session 2008.
The decision was taken at a meeting of
the committee formed by the Vice Chancellor to set up parameters and explore the
need for establishing the department.
The BS degree in anthropology and
archaeology will come under the Faculty of Science. The university will hire
services of Dr Mukhtiar Kazi founder Dept of Archaeology at Shah Abdul Latif
University, Syed Hakim Ali Shah an archaeologist, and other
Anthropology and archaeology will also be introduced at college
level starting with selected degree colleges at district level in the first
phase like the universities of Punjab and Peshawar had done. Experts and
services will be hired from different varsities, including the Quaid-e-Azam
University Islamabad. The posts of anthropologists and archaeologists will be
The VC also formed a four-member committee to carry out
survey and recommend suitable site for the new department.
assigned the responsibility to Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences to prepare
scheme of study and syllabus and PC-I for programme. It decided that the
university would allocate funds for starting work and the Higher Education
Commission (HEC) will be asked to provide financial support.
was presided over by the Vice Chancellor Mazharul Haq Siddiqui while Pro-Vice
Chancellor Dr Rafia Ahmed Shaikh, Dean Faculty of Natural Science Dr M.Y.
Khuhawar, Dr Neelofar Shaikh Chairperson Dept of Archaeology Shah Abdul Latif
University Khairpur, Muhammad Saleh Rajar Registrar, Prof Khalida Shaikh
Chairperson Dept of Sociology, Prof Izzat Khowaja from department of
Criminology, professor Lal Jiskani visiting faculty of Pakistan Study Centre and
Mushtaq Alley Qureshi, additional registrar attended the meeting. Dawn
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