Rs685.07m SSUET budget
Karachi, June 28: Vice-Chancellor Sir Syed University Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has approved a budget of Rs685.07 million for the fiscal year 2010-2011.
The budget was approved by the Board of Governors (BOG) at a meeting, said a press release issued here on Sunday.The BOG appreciated the efforts made by the university to develop research facilities and induction of highly-qualified teachers in different disciplines.
The scholarship amount of Rs36 million was raised to Rs40 million that will be offered to deserving and competent students on a need-cum-merit basis, it said. An amount of Rs41.60 million has been reserved in the budget for the expansion of laboratories and purchase of new equipment.
Besides this, Rs3 million has been allocated for purchasing new books and research journal for MS and Phd programmes. An endowment fund will have Rs15.00 million for financial assistance to the needy staff. It was decided at the meeting that Rs26 million will be provided for the construction of new blocks in the university. The newsYour Comments
Court issues notice to VC over removal of dept head
Sukkur: The Sindh High Court, Sukkur division bench, on Saturday issued notices to the vice-chancellor and registrar of the Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur, to appear before the court on July 15 and explain the reasons for removing the head of a department and replacing him with a junior.
The bench, comprising Justice Shahid Anwar Bajwa and Justice Imam Bux Baloch, issued the notices on a petition filed by Professor Dr Mumtaz Hussain Mahar.
The petitioner, through his counsel, Sarfaraz Akhund Advocate, had submitted that the vice-chancellor issued an order on June 15 and removed the petitioner from the post of the chairman of the department of computer sciences. The petitioner said that after his removal from the post, system analyst-cum-assistant professor Noor Ahmed Shaikh was posted as the chairman of the same department, which is a violation of article 3 (2) of the University Act.
The petitioner maintained that under article 3 (2) of the Act, the dean can be asked to take the charge of the office of the head of a department if no other professor or associate professor is available in the department.
He said that in the presence of a professor, an assistant professor or a lecturer could not be posted as the head of the department nor its charge could be handed over to the dean of faculty. Dawn
French guitarist François Dumas will be conducting guitar courses for all levels of learners, including beginners, at Alliance Française throughout the year 2010. Interested people will be able to learn not only the basics for guitar but also the subtle musical intricacies related to it. The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Students will have to pay a monthly fee of Rs5,000. The news