Student Welfare Programs
The University deems it obligatory to look after the welfare of the students admitted to its various programs. All efforts are made to facilitate students stay at the Campus and provide opportunities for wholesome development of students personalities. Dean Students Affair has been appointed to get resolved students problem expeditiously. Directorate of Students Affairs is also available for necessary guidance and assistance.
Following additional facilities are available:
(a) BUREAU OF STUDENTS’ TUTORIAL COUNSELLING AND GUIDANCE SERVICES (STAGS)
The main purpose of the Bureau is to provide guidance and counseling to the students of the University of Sindh in solving their personal and academic problems and guide them in their career-planning in the light of their aptitudes and abilities.
In addition to personal counseling, it extends academic services and also emotional, financial, legal and health problems are discussed and necessary advice is given to the students. Students specially the foreign students are given orientation about the campus, the hostels, teaching departments, Seminar Libraries, Allama I.I. Kazi Library, Games & Sports facilities, the Administration and the Institute of Sindhology and other important places. The Bureau is also responsible for organising Co-Curricular activities in collaboration with various Institutes/ Departments of the University, inter- collegiate debates and Quiz Competitions, in addition to study tours of students and has been hosting students from other universities on exchange basis.
(b) MEDICAL FACILITIES
There is one dispensary for students maintained by the University. Ambulance is also available for students round the clock to meet any emergency. Medical care is also available in the Dispensary in Hostels, in late evening hours.
(c) LIBRARY FACILITIES
The University has well stocked text and reference Library named Allama I.I. Kazi Library, comprising 3,85,936 books including reference and text books and rare manuscripts. There is a large study area within the Library where students are able to study in an undisturbed setting. The library has been centrally air-conditioned. It provides cool and congenial atmosphere for academic pursuite. The Library remains open from morning until late in the evening with staff available to help and guide the students. Photo-copying service is available within library premises.
Researchers can also benefit from E-mail & Internet facility available at the Library. A significant addition is the online Digital Library providing access to 23000 research e-journals and 45000 reference e-texts. Students are advised to become member of the Central library to be able to borrow text and other books. Membership fee (Refundable) is Rs. 150/- only .
There are also separate Seminar Libraries in each Teaching Departments/ Institute/Centre. Internet facility is also available in all institutes/ departments at nominal payment. Internet facility has been provided in all hostels.
(d) SPORTS FACILITIES
The University has its own play grounds, indoor courts and stadium for the students. The Sindh University Sports Board organises regular games and sports competition. Inter-Collegiate and Inter-versity Tournaments are held annually, both for girls and boys. Fatima Jinnah Gymnasium for girls, at the Campus provides facilities exclusively for girls participation in wholesomes sports activities.
(e) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The University grants limited Freeships and Bursaries to the deserving students on Poverty-cum-Merit basis. The University has instituted two new Scholarships to be awarded every year to: a)Hundred (100) Scholarships to meritorious needy students joining the University. and b) fifty (50) scholarships to students admitted on disabled quota. Dr. Sauer Scholarship is also awarded to local female students on merit basis.
HEC also offers financial support to meritorious students (see next Page)
Scholarships are also awarded for outstanding performance by the District Councils, Directorate of College Education in Sindh and by other Agencies.
(g) QARZ-E-HASNA SCHEME
Qarz-e-Hasna is also given to deserving students under the Qarz-e-Hasna Scheme, by the Pakistan Banking Council.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR MERITORIOUS NEEDY STUDENTS OFFERED BY HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION
Higher Education Commission (HEC) has initiated need based scholarship program for needy students who have secured admission in the University of Sindh Jamshoro, in the following disciplines for the academic session 2013 and are interested to apply for the above mentioned scholarship. They are advised to visit http://www.usindh.edu.pk and http://www.hec.gov.pk Website or contact the undersigned for further assistance.
Financial Support for Meritorious Needy Students
The programs that are covered include:
HEC-Meritorious Need & Merit Based Scholarship Program
(1) Pharm_D (5 years)
(2) BS Genetic and Bio-Technology (4 years)
HEC - Japanese Need Based Scholarship Program(JICA)
(3) M.Sc(Prev)(2 Years)
Genetics, Bio-Technology, Bio-Chemistry, Microbiology, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Freshwater Biology, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Statistics, Microbiology, Physics, Physiology and Zoology.
(4) M.Com (Prev.) (2 years)
(5) M.A. (Prev.) (2 years)
Public Administration, Psychology, Economics, Mass Communication, Political Sciences, Sociology, Social Work, Women Studies and International Relations.
Scholarship will cover:
1. Stipend Rs.38000/- per annum.
Admission, Tuition, Actual Amount payable to the
Library University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
Candidates who have secured admission in any one of the above disciplines and need financial support, are required to fill in the financial assistance form available with the undersigned.
Mr. Qamardin NangrajUniversity of Sindh, Jamshoro
Planning & Development Cell