54th meeting of IUB Academic Council approves revising curricula

The 54th meeting of the Academic Council of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) was held under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Athar Mahboob.

The meeting approved the establishment of the Institute of Soil and Water Resources. BS, Phil and PhD degree programs in water management. The meeting approved the BS program in the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics. Bioinformatics courses will be included at BS and MPhil, PhD level in Biochemistry. The Academic Council also approved the BS Philosophy program. Apart from PhD civil engineering, revised syllabus and rules and regulations for various BS, MPhil level programs were also approved. More than 50 agenda items were considered in the meeting. These agenda items include the improvement of the curriculum, the introduction of new programs, and simplified rules and regulations for the benefit of students.

A code of conduct for faculty and students of the university has been approved and endorsed at the academic council level. The Vice-Chancellor said that this will help our young and incoming faculty members and senior faculty members to ensure that students are treated fairly and transparently and as faculty and a role for the university community. With these initiatives, teachers will be able to conduct teaching and research according to high standards, benefiting from which students will be able to play an active role in the public and private sectors.

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By Arsalan Haider

Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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