KARACHI: : The 7th meeting of Syndicate of Sindh Madressatul Islam University held on Thursday at its Conference Room, with Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of University in the chair. The Syndicate members who attended the meeting include Salman Farooqui, Federal Ombudsman, Justice (retd.) Syed Deedar Hussain Shah, Justice (retd) Agha Rafique Ahmed, Justice Nadeem Akhtar, Additional Secretary Education Ms Aziz Fatima, HEC representative Syed Mehmood Shah and Registrar SMIU Gulzar Ahmed Mughal, Prof Dr Syed Asif Ali, Prof. Dr Rukhsar Ahmed, Dr Shaista Naz, Dr Adnan Ahmed and Mohammad Ameen Khwaja.
In the meeting, a glowing tribute was paid to Justice (retd) Rana Bhagwandas for his services rendered for justice in the country and also for Sindh Madressatul Islam University as a member of its Selection Board. In a resolution passed by the Syndicate, it was said: “Rana Bhagwandas attended all 28 days sessions for the 12 meetings of the Selection Board, without absenting himself for even a single day or coming late. He thoroughly examined each and every candidate, giving him or her full opportunity to bring forth his potential.”
The minutes of 6th Syndicate meeting held on 20th December 2014 were also approved and satisfaction over the actions taken in view of the decisions made in 6th meeting were also expressed. Similarly, the minutes of 12th meeting of the Selection Board of SMIU, held on 5th and 6th January were approved. It was the last meeting of Justice (retd.) Rana Bhagwandas, who had attended it. He left this world on 23rd February 2015.
A report was presented before the meeting regarding appointment of Gulzar Ahmed Mughal as Registrar of the University by the Governor Sindh, who is also a chancellor of SMIU, on recommendation of Chief Minister Sindh. Mughal’s name was recommended by the Selection Board and Syndicate of SMIU for the post respectively.
The report regarding admissions for Academic Session 2014-2015 was also presented in the meeting, and received satisfactory feedback from the members. The progress report regarding construction work of first building of SMIU at the Education City Campus of the University was also presented in the meeting and it was said that the construction work on the ground and first floor building is in progress, which could be completed up to ground floor masonry walls, the ground floor slab will be casted in the next 10 days, while the whole work will be completed in the next couple of months. The building will serve as Secondary School for Boys and Technical Training Center.