LUMHS approves Rs589m budget with Rs174m deficit
HYDERABAD, Sept 12: The senate of Liaquat University of Medical and
Health Sciences (LUMHS) on Monday approved Rs589 million budgetary estimates for
2007-08 entailing a huge deficit of Rs174 million, which the university planned
to meet through savings from vacant posts, reserved funds and government
The university's director of finance, Ahsan Ali Kehar, who
presented the estimates told the meeting that the expected income for 2007-08
came to Rs589 million and estimated expenditure stood at Rs763.84 million.Mr
Kehar said in answer to a question by a senate member that the deficit would be
met through savings from vacant posts, university's reserved funds and expected
financial assistance by the government.
He said that the university had
remained well within its budgetary limits despite filling 139 vacant posts
mostly in teaching cadre. The university had generated Rs558 million income as
against an expenditure of Rs519 million and saved Rs39 million. Major components
of expenditure comprised salaries, stipends and sundries, he added.
meeting unanimously approved the budgetary estimates for 2007-08 and annual
statement of accounts for 2006-07.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Noshad Ahmed
Shaikh, who presided over the meeting after the governor of Sindh failed to turn
up due to his preoccupations in Karachi, that his new administrative reforms had
not only resulted in saving money but also helped instil discipline among
students as well as staff.
He said that the university was saving Rs2
million a month through privatisation of transport system. The changes brought
about in the admission section would result in transparency and efficiency at
graduate and postgraduate level, he said.
He appreciated the efforts of
principals of CMC, PMC and GMMMC and thanked the Sindh government and the Higher
Education Commission for their continued support.
Sindh Univ-ersity announced the schedule for admissions in all bachelor and
master degree programmes under regular merit, self-finance and sports basis for
the session 2008 here on Monday.
According to the schedule, forms would
be issued to the candidates along with catalogue 2008 for admission in faculties
of Pharmacy, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences Commerce and Business
Administration, Education and Islamic Studies from Sept 12 to Oct 9,
The admission forms could be obtained from the branches of HBL Old
Campus Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Tando Allahyar, Tando Mohammad Khan, Hala, Badin,
Digri, Mirpurkhas, Dhoronaro, Sanghar, Dadu, Nawabshah, Thatta, Sukkur, Ghotki,
Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Larkana, Shahdadkot, Ka-shmore, Khairpur, Naushahro Feroze
Those candidates who have passed Intermediate examination in
pre-engineering, pre-medical, general science, commerce and Humanities (Arts)
groups or equivalent examinations up to 2007 with 45 per cent marks are eligible
for admissions in bachelor degree programmes.
The candidates who have
passed bachelors degree in relevant discipline from Sindh University or any
other recognised institute, university or equivalent examinations up to 2006
with second division are eligible for admissions in Masters degree
Last date for the submission of admission forms is Oct
Pre-entry test for admissions in all master degree and bachelor degree
programmes would be held on Oct 21 and Nov 11, 2007 respectively, at Allama
I.I.Kazi Campus Jamshoro.
The university has also advised the candidates
to obtain hostel accommodation forms from the same branches, which are
separately available there. Dawn