SSUET to set up postgraduate research faculty

KARACHI:October 22: The Board of Governors of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) at a meeting presided over by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Jawaid Hassan Rizvi reviewed and approved different proposals and suggestions, including the recommendations of the inspection team of Higher Education Commission (HEC), to establish a faculty of postgraduate studies and research. Approval was also given to implement a unified pay scale for all faculties. The options to recruit highly qualified faculty were discussed and the members of the board emphasised to bring in more efforts for research activities by the faculty members and to develop research culture in the university. Development of postgraduate programme on modern lines was also reviewed during the meeting and a proposal came to provide scholarships for PhD programme to the students of technically and scientifically advance countries. It was discussed to offer competitive and attractive salaries to bring in highly qualified and experienced faculty members. Suggestion was also made to give incentives to the faculty members for their research work. Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, Prof Dr MD Shami, Justice (r) Fazl-e-Ghani, Engineer Muhammad Adil Usman, Commodore (r) Salim A Siddiqui and Registrar Shah Mahmood H Syed attended the meeting. ppi.