KARACHI: A Karachi University (KU) academic council meeting was held on Friday and was presided over by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan. The minutes of the last academic council meeting, held on October 6 last year, were approved.
Prof Dr Mudassiruddin was elected as a member of the affiliation committee for two years with 57 votes, while Dr Basit Ansari was elected as a member of the discipline committee securing 56 votes.
Three members were elected from the academic council as members of the Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASR) for a three-year term. Prof Dr Anila Amber Malik, Prof Dr Nasiruddin Khan and Prof Dr Shah Aliul Qadar were elected, securing 48, 44 and 38 votes respectively. Approval was also given for the minutes of the BASR meetings held on November 13 and 20, December 21 last year and January 27 this year.
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Further approval was given for the membership of Prof Dr Nabeel Ahmed Zubairi, Prof Dr Shaikh Mutahir Ahmed and Prof Dr Muhammad Haris Shoaib for the board of the faculty of education as representatives of the academic council.
Approval was also given for the meeting minutes of the boards of faculty of management and administrative sciences held on January 4 and August 25 last year, faculty of science held on May 13, 2015, faculty of education held on January 19 this year and faculty of social sciences held on March 9 last year.
The minutes of the affiliation committee meeting held on February 13 this year were also approved. In light of the resolutions of the BASR meetings held on October 13 and 17 last year, approval was given for the increase of duration from two years to three years for the completion of the MPhil, PhD, MS or MD courses.
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In light of the resolution of the board of faculty of science held on March 28 last year, PhD courses of botany were also approved. Approval was also given for the compulsory submission of equivalence certificates issued from the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), Islamabad, at the time of admissions at KU for all the candidates with A-Level, O-Level, 12th grade or equivalent foreign qualifications, according to the Higher Education Commission letter.