Islamia University of Bahawalpur Vice Chancellor Prof Muhammad Mukhtar said on Saturday that a committee would soon be established to verify academic degrees of applicants to the bachelors and masters programmes of the university.
He was speaking at a meeting of the heads of academic departments at the university.
Prof Mukhtar said admissions would be granted to only those whose academic documents were certified by the committee.
He said officials had also been directed to computerise records of all academic departments and to form an online campus management system for the purpose. This, he said, would help improve the quality of education by allowing students online access to study material.
The vice chancellor said the academic calendar should be drawn well before the start of the year to improve coordination among various departments at the university.
He praised the efforts of the faculty in improving the standard of education at the university and said that the university rankings recently released by the Higher Education Commission put IUB at 13th position among 111 education institutes of the country. He said the students expelled from the university for breach of discipline would not be readmitted.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2012.