ISLAMABAD: Vice Chancellor, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) Prof Dr Javed Ashraf on Wednesday said although the QAU ranks among the leading most academic institutions of the country, but is lacking resources to continue its various programs.
The monetary constraints hampered most of the initiatives, which the university management desires to complete. QAU professors, historians and scientists minimized the status of the university to high levels and a prestigious institution for discovering but to service these standards, there is a lot that needshas to be done, he said. He informed that in order to get over monetary constrains being dealt with by the university; vibrant decisions requirehave to be taken. He stated that he currently decided to lower all unnecessary expenditures. Just those scholastic programs would be launched which would meet the marketplaces demands.The VC expressed these views while addressing an event of reception by the Quaid-i-Azam University Alumni Association of Pakistan held a reception in honour of Quaid-i-Azam University Vice Chancellor, Dr Ashraf. Ashraf described his future engagements and action plansprepare for improving the scholastic and general outlook of the university. Old graduates of QAU, from different walks of life, went to the ceremony. Dr Javed Ashraf assumed the charge as Islamabad QAU vice chancellor in October last year. Speaking on the occasion, he appreciated the contribution of the alumni and numerous scholarship programs in order to assist in the students of their alma mater.While reacting to a concern, he stated that unique interest would be paid to social sciences and on the platform of lsquo; Inter-University Consortium for Promo of Social Sciences(IUCPSS ), an alliance of 30 Pakistani universities, every possible effort would be made strengthen social sciences and making it more pertinent to the socio-economic needs of the country.Meanwhile the AIOU establishes interaction with instructional institutionsuniversities in Muslim
countries.Allama Iqbal Open University(AIOU)will explore the avenues to develop communication with the educational organizationsuniversities in the Muslim nations to promote research work, as a follow-up of VCs forum held yesterday at GreaterCollege Commission (HEC). Discussing the outcome VCs Online forum, AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui said it supplied a chance to connect with the leaders of the academic institutions of the Muslim nations and to learnpick up from each other and share the weak points and strength of one another. It was an exceptional initiative on the part of HEC and COMSATS, to establish collaborative collaboration amongst the Muslim nations in the instructional sector.Dr Siddiqui hoped that the collaboration would assist consolidate the existing instructional programmes, carried out by the getting involved instructional institutions. About the outcome of the two-day considerations, he said it paved the method of brand-new initiatives. The forum pondered upon the challenges faced by the Islamic countries and explored the creative solution to get rid of such challenges.The online forum, he even more stated was likewise a step forward, bringperforming research study work in the relevant areas and disseminate the findings amongst the Muslim countries educational institutions.
The forum opened new opportunities for cooperative collaboration in research study and development sector.The role of the universities as centres of research, teaching and excellence has presumed greater importance, he said adding the AIOU at its level will certainly be doing its finest to attain the desired goals.Nearly 300 vice chancellors/ rectors/ presidents of the universities/higher education organizations of the Islamic World attended the VC Forum. The online forum provided a platform to the university leaders in the Islamic world in creating linkages for starting joint academic programmes; promoting research; pooling resources; offering scholarships; promoting exchange of students; developing centres of quality.