MUET VC praises students
HYDERABAD, May 7(Dawn): The vice-chancellor of the Mehran University of
Engineering and Technology, Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan Rajput has said that 99 per
cent of the 4,800 university students devote their time to academic activities
while only a handful who have no interest in studies hold protest
Mr Rajput said at the "point of view" programme organised
by the press club on Saturday as part of the club's golden jubilee celebrations
that the university had formed an advisory committee tasked with solving
students' problems at grass-root level and denied reports about students'
boycott of classes.
He said that the university, rated number one in the
province and number two in the country by the Higher Education Commission (HEC),
was an ISO-certified institution with 45 PhDs and 108 masters among its faculty.
Mr Rajput said that the university had launched many mega projects with the
financial assistance of HEC. The university had a library of international
standard equipped with Internet facilities.
It had signed linkages with
three American universities, three British universities, an Australian and a
Japanese university and sent 42 faculty members abroad for PhD, he
He hoped that 75 per cent of the faculty would comprise PhDs by
2010. Another distinction of university was that it was the only engineering
university in the country with 12 approved supervisor professors, he
Mr Rajput said that it was a proof to the high reputation of the
university that 25 public and private sector companies and corporations were
conducting interviews at the campus to recruit engineers.
Aslam Uqaili and Ghulam Sarwar Kandhar put in "we are trying to protect our
small island as far as possible". The students though had the disadvantage of
coming from interior Sindh but with four years of exhaustive teaching and
training they could enable themselves to compete with anybody, anytime and at
any place, they said.
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