An important meeting of PVCs, focal persons, deans of different faculties, directors and chairpersons was held under the chair of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Sindh (SU) Professor (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro in the Senate Hall of Vice-Chancellor’s Secretariat here on Tuesday. The house unanimously chalked out a strategy of 3-months to complete all the pending work of teaching and taking examinations at all levels in a bid to bring the SU back to its routine academic calendar which was slightly disturbed on account of the proliferation of COVID-19.

After reviewing the situation of first semester examinations of various disciplines, the house made all the faculty members bound to submit the results of Bachelor and Master semester examinations to the Controller’s Office by July 15, 2022.
It also decided to conduct the examinations of coursework of MPhil and PhD in various 44 disciplines from August 16 tentatively after the summer vacations are over. The meeting allowed those departments to take the exams of MPhil & PhD that have already issued the schedule in this regard. The house resolved that the semester examinations of bachelor’s degree programs of evening shift would also be held in August after the summer break.

It was stated in the meeting that the summer vacation would be held from June 13 to August 12, 2022, during which the directors and chairpersons besides the deans would be present in their respective departments on Monday and Tuesday every week. Talking on the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor Professor (Meritorious) Dr Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro said that students of different disciplines could stay in the dormitories till the examinations were completed.
He said that the University of Sindh was currently offering admissions to 44 MPhil and PhD programs but he said the enrollment would soon be announced to many other departments after receiving the required NoC from the higher education commission (HEC) Islamabad.

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