Sindh University’s deans committee has chalked out a plan to compensate academic loss by conducting the pending papers of the 1st semester examinations from August 11 to 16, 2021 in two shifts: morning & evening at the Allama I.I. Kazi campus and its constituent campuses here on Monday.

Chaired by SU vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro at his office, the deans committee approved to start the new academic year from August 23 in order to give back the academic loss occurred due to outbreak of COVID-19 since March 2020.

According to the details, the deans mulled over the matters pertaining to conduct of pending papers, start of new academic session and other issues in the meeting and then unanimously resolved that the examination process should be completed from August 11 to 16, 2021 before youm-e-Ashura.

The house also agreed to begin a new academic session from August 23 while the mode of teaching whether physical or online has been linked with the policy of the Sindh government.

“By August 23, if the provincial government announces the opening of educational institutions, then the physical classes will be commenced at the University of Sindh and its campuses; otherwise we would go for online classes”, the vice chancellor said.

The meeting also decided that the postponed interviews for admissions to M.Phil / MS and Ph.D would be completed from August 12 to 16, 2021.

In this regard, director Research and Graduate Studies Prof. Dr. Shahzad Ahmed Memon was directed to approach the chairpersons and directors of all the departments, centers and institutes to ensure implementation of the decision.

The house agreed that the teachers of all departments shall submit the results of the first semester examinations by September 20, 2021.

In this regard, the chairpersons and directors of the concerned departments and institutes have been asked to approach their faculty to submit results in due course of time so that there may be no further procrastination in announcing the results.

The meeting was attended by Dean Faculty of Pharmacy Prof. Dr. Abdullah Dayo, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology Prof. Dr. Khalil-ur-Rehman Khoumbhati, Dean Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Prof. Dr. Javed Chandio, and others.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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