KARACHI,(Pakistan Point News - APP - 1st Augst,2016) : Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor Sindh Madressatul islam University (SMIU), has said that the research culture will be promoted in the institution and three research journals will be launched soon. He said while chairing the meeting of Deans, Chairpersons and faculty members of SMIU, held at Junagarh Seminar Hall of SMIU on Monday. Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said that there is a correlation between teaching and research, hence the faculty, especially the young faulty members must do research work, for which SMIU is providing all the required facilities and incentives to them.
Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh further said that Sindh Madressatul Islam University has entered in its fourth year of academic activities from August 1 as the Higher education Commission of Pakistan has recognized it in August 2012. Afterwards, while completing the appointments of faculty, administrative staff and infrastructure processes, classes of first batch of SMIU students were commended from January 2013. Thus, the SMIU has completed its four years of academic activities successfully.
Now the university has entered in its second most intensive phase, where faculty and students, especially of Master programs must concentrate on research work, individually and in groups. Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said that the SMIU is sending its students to the universities in China and Turkey for internship programs. Likewise, the faculty members will also be sent to the universities of UK for PhD program under spilt degree programs.
The Vice Chancellor said that each department of SMIU will also organize students seminars, based on research work by students, but the plagiarism will be discouraged. `Through seminars, the culture of dialogue gets promotion, and research skills are also developed among the students' Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said and added that teachers training programs will also be held on regular basis at the university. `In the last five years the SMIU has succeeded to get recognition as one of the best public sector universities of the country, now it needs more improvement in teaching and research work', Vice Chancellor Sindh Madressatul Islam University said. Deans of SMIU Prof Dr Syed Asif Ali and Prof Dr Aurangzeb also spoke at the meeting.