LUMHS VC vows to weed out 'student politics'
HYDERABAD, June 25(Dawn): The vice-chancellor of the Liaquat University of
Medical and Health Sciences, Prof Dr Noshad Ahmed Shaikh, vowed on Saturday to
weed out what he called 'unnecessary students politics and unhealthy activities'
from the university.
Talking to a group of journalists at the campus Mr
Shaikh stressed that an overwhelming majority of students was interested in
studies while only 0.5 per cent wanted to spoil the academic
He dispelled the impression that the university was being
demoted back to a college status and said that the university was establishing a
separate Liaquat University Medical College at the campus in light of the
suggestions of the academic council and subsequent approval by the university
It created the impression in some minds that the institution's
status was being demoted, he said and clarified that the university would
continue to work as an umbrella organisation for the affiliated medical colleges
Mr Shaikh said that unfortunately, the university was
being run under a flawed system, but he would strive to develop a viable system
to run the university's affairs that would lead to raise its standard at
national and international levels.
He said that the university had
planned major development works, which included a separate medical college for
foreign students and increase in the number of seats for BDS at the institute of
The university had in this regard approached the Pakistan
Medical and Dental Council to seek permission for 100 per cent increase in BDS
seats from 50 to 100.
The university would revamp its old building on
modern lines and strengthen linkages with sister organisations within and
without the country, especially the USA and the UK.
From this year on the
university would complete its undergraduate admission process before the private
sector institutions, he said and added that for this purpose the entry test for
admission was likely to be held in the first week of September.
university was also considering privatising transport services to improve the
service for the students and faculty, he said.
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