Archive for May, 2010
Online study investigating peoples’ wellbeing called – The International Wellbeing Study. By Nazar Hussain Soomro.Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
I am collaborating in an online study investigating peoples’ wellbeing called – The International Wellbeing Study. Basically, it investigates people’s wellbeing over the course of one year.
It would be great if I could get as many people as possible to participate in this! It’s completely anonymous, easy to do; you don’t have to give any of your personal details, and takes about 25 to 30 minutes for each assessment point. The only participation requirements are that you are at least 16 years old and that you agree to fill out these questions every three months for a year; five times in total.
To participate and/or to find out more about the study, visit: http://www.wellbeingstudy.com
At this moment, you just need to register with your email address on the study website. Later on an email will be send to you to participate in the study in June 2010. You will also be asked to enter the study code, which is ‘NS’. If you participate, you will receive an e-mail summary report of your scores, and also go into the draw to win one of fifteen $100 Amazon.com vouchers. You will also be given the opportunity to opt-in to one of three free wellbeing orientated internet courses after you have completed the first three assessments.
Many thanks for your help!
Nazar Hussain Soomro
Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychological Testing, Guidance & Research,
Faculty of Education, University of Sindh
PhD Scholar, Dept. of Psychology
University of York, York YO10 5DD
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The University of Sindh, Syndicate has approved the appointment of faculty members in various departments and promotions of Officers from BPS 16 to 20 and also teachers of Model schools in its 175th meeting.Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
The Sindh University Syndicate has approved the appointment of faculty members in various departments and promotions of Officers from BPS 16 to 20 and also teachers of Model schools in its 175th meeting held here on Monday. The meeting was presided over by Vice Chancellor Prof.Dr.Nazir A.Mughal while Pro Vice Chancellors, representative of Higher Education Commission, members of Syndicate attended the meeting. The syndicate meeting in light of recommendations of the meeting of 147th Selection Board approved the appointment of faculty members in the departments of Arabic and Zoology and in the disciplines of Faculty of Pharmacy and Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. The syndicate has approved the promotion of three officers of BPS-19 of Muhammad Ali Roshan, Bashir Ahmed Shaikh and Muhammad Nawaz Narejo in BPS-20. The meeting approved the promotions of six officers of BPS 18 of Noor Ahmed Bhatti, Ghulam Murtaza Siyal, Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Sajid Qayoom Memon, Muhammad Mashooq Siddiqui, and Ahmed Khan Khaskheli in BPS-19. The Syndicate has approved the promotion of eight Officer of BPS-17 in to BPS-18 of Muhammad Saleh Mughal, Shafiq Ahmed Memon, Ghulam Nabi Kaka, Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Muhammad Bux Shoro, Rasool Bux Lashari, Asif Parvez Kehro and Shahid Jamil Memon.
The Syndicate while approving recommendations of selection Board accord approval of promotion of sixteen employees of BPS-16 in next higher grade BPS-17 of Allah Dino Panhwar, Ali Muhammad Bhabhro, Karim Bux Baloch, Zaheer Ahmed Qureshi, Muhammad Ayyob Channa, Muhammad Siddique Soomro, Abdul Aziz Rustamani, Muhammad Bux Leghari, Abdul Khaliq Rajar, Ayaz Ali Mirza, Muhammad Moosa Khatian, Anwar Ali Baloch, Rafiq Ali Brohi, Achar Khan Ahmdani, Ghulam Hyder Lashary and Khadim Ali Machi. The syndicate meeting also approved the promotions of 40 teachers of Model School Hyderabad and Jamshoro in the light of recommendations of the selection Board meeting.
It is pertinent to pointed out that promotions of employees especially BPS-16 to next higher grade and also teachers of the model schools were awaited for a long period of 5 to 10 years. The employees and officers and also teachers from the Model schools of the University who met with Vice Chancellor express thanks for their promotions in next higher grades.
The University of Sindh and Sichuan University China very soon would sign an academic linage agreement for exchange of students and Faculty in different key disciplines.Monday, May 24th, 2010
The University of Sindh and Sichuan University China very soon would sign
an academic linage agreement for exchange of students and Faculty in different key disciplines. In this connection a meeting was arranged by Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Karachi to discuss initiates on academic linkage programs. The delegation from Sichuan University led by Prof.Dr.Shi Jian Vice President met with Vice Chancellor of the University of Sindh Prof.Dr.Nazir A.Mughal and discussed the academic areas and research
programs for initiating academic lineages program. The delegation was comprises 25 students and 4 administrators including Prof.Shen Bing Deputy Director International Office, Prof. Chen JiDong Executive Director of Pakistan Study Center of Sichuan University China. Sindh University Vice Chancellor Dr.Nazir A.Mughal briefed the delegation about on going academic and research programs. He informed the delegation that University of Sindh has already initiated academic linkages with many foreign Universities in different key disciplines in higher education as well as research area. He informed that 20000 students are studying in various disciplines which includes a number of foreign students in the University.
He said that 40 faculty members of different disciplines are already engaged in Ph.D research program at Universities of UK and other foreign Universities while 69 scholars would be proceeding soon abroad for their Ph.D program.
Dr.Mughal said that University of Sindh is second oldest University of Pakistan in general disciplines offers degrees in 53 disciplines. The Vice President of Sichuan University Dr. Shi Jian highlighted key areas of the University and added that it covers a full range of disciplines from literature, science, and engineering, medicine economy to administration, law, history, philosophy, agriculture and teaching. He said that there are 55 thousand full time students in which nearly 15 hundred foreigner students studying in the University. After discussion about academic and research programs it was decided that a meeting will be convened very soon for signing of academic linkage agreement by heads of the both Universities in areas of major disciplines which includes Pharmacy, Information Technology, Computer Science, Geology, Chemistry and Business Management disciplines.
American scholar Dr. Daniel N. Nelson is delivering a lecture on Civil-Military Relations at the Allama I.I.kazi Central Library University of Sindh.Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
American scholar Dr. Daniel N. Nelson has said that academia is most important for making change in culture, value and norms of societies and institute can play vital role for it. He was delivering a lecture on Civil-Military Relations at the Allama I.I.kazi Central Library University of Sindh on Tuesday. The lecture of scholar was organized by the University of Sindh which was attended by a large number faculty members and students of the Departments of Mass Communication, International Relations, Economics and Area Study center Far East and South East Asia of the University.
Dr Daniel N.Nelson presently President and CEO of Global Concepts and Communications, also served as Professor and Dean in the American Universities delivering lecture said that scholars and institutes are a vital for development of Country. He highlighted different aspects of Civil-Military relations and also responded questions asked by the students and faculty members. The scholar said that in world many army governments were backed by the civilian which includes Argentina, south Koria and others. The scholar also highlighted key areas of the civil-military relations
with historical back ground of various Countries. The scholar said that society values, norms and culture are back bone of the society.
He said that cultural trend has to be persuade by organizations and Universities for the promotion of social values for the strengthening of the society. He lauded freedom to Press in Pakistan and said that Civil Society, NGO’s are working well in excellent manner. Dr. Nelson appreciated larger participation of faculty members and students in the lecture and said that academia is backbone of society for real change in minds of the people.
In earlier Dr. Daniel N.Nelson met with acting Vice Chancellor of the University Prof.Dr.Iqbal Ahmed Panhwar in his office. Dr.Panhwar briefed the guest about academic and research activities in the University of Sindh. He informed the guest that the University of Sindh was established in April, 1947 and in 1951 it was shifted from Karachi to Hyderabad. He informed that first department of education was established after shifting from Karachi.
The Pro Vice Chancellor Dr.Rafia Ahmed Shaikh also briefed the scholar about number of institutes and departments number of Faculties and students enrolled in various disciplines. The meeting was also attended by Prof.Dr.Parveen Shah Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Registrar Mr. Muhammad Hussain Shaikh, Directress of Pakistan Study Center Dr.Khalida Jamali, Chairperson of department of Mass Communication Dr.Rizwana Chang and others.
Extra Curriculum Activities:
1. The Department of Public Administration has arranged a Farewell Party & Well come party in January 18th 2010. Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Mughal the worthy Vice Chancellor, University of Sindh, preside the formal session. Organized by Mr. Abdul Jabbar Keerio & Co-ordinated by Mr. Aftab Ahmed.
2. The Department of Public Administration has Arranged a one day Seminar on “Good Governance in educational institutions, Conflict Resolution, Career Counseling and Time Management ” in collaboration with Junior City International (JCI) ,Pakistan on Saturday, 2nd March, 2010 or 3nd March, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 09:00 pm. Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Mughal the worthy Vice Chancellor, University of Sindh, preside the formal session. Organized by Mr. Abdul Jabbar Keerio & Co-ordinated by Mr. Aftab Ahmed.
3. The Department of Public Administration celebrates Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi on Tuesday 16-03-2010, Dr. Parveen Shah Dean Faculty of Social Science Preside the formal session. Organized by Mr. Abdul Jabbar Keerio.
4. The Department of Public Administration organized Lecture Program on “Importance of Internship for University Students on 18-03-2010, Lecture given by Mr. Syed Zulfiqar Haider Zaidi, Lecturer, Department of Public Administration. Organized by Mr. Abdul Jabbar Keerio.
5. The Department of Public Administration arranged the Study tour to visit the Pakistan International Air line (PIA) on 6-04-2010, the Study Tour Organized by Mr. Abdul Jabbar Keerio, & Co-ordinated by Mr. Ayaz Ahmed Chachar.
6. The Department of Public Administration organizes the Founders week Celebration, Students of Public Administration given speeches on the Life of Allama I.I Kai. On 13-04-2010. Presided by Prof.Dr. Parveen Shah. Organized by Mr. Abdul Jabbar Keerio.
7. The Department of Public Administration arranged study tour to Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) dated 19th April 2010. Organized by Mr. Abdul Jabbar Keerio. & Mr. Ghulam Shabir Shaikh and Mr. Ayaz Ahmed Chachar co-ordinated the Study tour.
8. The Department of Public Administration arranged study tour to State Life Insurance Hyderabad dated 22nd April 2010. Organized by Mr. Abdul Jabbar Keerio & Mr. Syed Zulfiqar Haider Zaid co-ordinate the Study tour.
9. The Department of Public Administration, arranged a Picnic to visit district Thatta (Kinjhar) on 25th April 2010. Organized by Mr. Abdul Jabbar Keerio & Mr. Syed Zulfiqar Haider Zaid co-ordinate the Picnic.
The on going first semester examinations in the different institutes and departments of the University of Sindh conducted in peaceful manners here on Monday.
The acting Vice Chancellor Prof.Dr.Iqbal Ahmed Panhwar visited various institutes and departments including Faculty of Pharmacy, Sindh Development Study Center and other departments to inspect the on going examinations.
The Registrar of the University Mr. Muhammad Hussain Shaikh, Controller of Examinations Dr.K.D Pitafi were accompanied to acting Vice Chancellor.
Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Iqbal Ahmed Panhwar presiding over the high level meeting with the representative of the World Bank and the Dean’s.Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
The Deans of the University of Sindh have said that the ranking among the Universities has made a lot of improvement within the Universities and proposed the ranking of the public sector Universities under discipline wise between subject matching Universities. This was proposed by Deans of University of Sindh in a meeting with Dr.Naveed Naqvi Senior Education Economist of World Bank here on Monday. The meeting was presided over by acting Vice Chancellor of the University Prof.Dr.Iqbal Ahmed Panhwar which was also attended by Pro Vice Chancellor Dr.Rafia Ahmed Shaikh, Deans of the various Faculties Dr.Anwar Ali Shah Dr.Muhammad Tahir Rajput, Dr. Parveen Munshi, Dr.Muhammad Raees, Dr.Muhammad Suleman Shaikh, Registrar Mr. Muhammad Hussain Shaikh, Controller of Examinations Dr.K.D.Pitafi and others. The purpose of the meeting with University academia and visit of Dr.Naveed Naqvi was to evaluate demands and constraint the University of Sindh is facing in implementing quality education and research. The World Bank is assessing the progresses in the Universities have made during the last 4-5 years. The acting Vice Chancellor Prof.Dr.Iqbal Ahmed Panhwar while briefing Dr.Naqvi informed that the University of Sindh is second oldest University of Pakistan and comprises 54 disciplines and seven faculties. He further informed that the University is catering educational needs of the highe r education of Province of Sindh and number of students studying from other provinces as well as foreigner students. Dr.Panhwar said that this University is providing education to youth from remote as well as urban areas of Sindh and provides facilities of hostel accommodation to boys and girls students here at the campus. Dr.Panhwar said that University of Sindh is first Public Sector University of Pakistan which introduced and also implemented reforms in higher
education set by HEC including 4 year BS degree program. Dr.Panhwar also highlighted academic and research activities took place in various institutes and departments, facilities available as well as need of improvement with availability of funds in areas of sciences and other disciplines.
The Director Quality Enhancement Cell Dr.Muhammad Suleman Shaikh informed that QEC is engaged to improve quality of education by implementing criteria set by HEC. He said that even the University is lacking facilities needed by students and faculty members but it performed well in different areas compared to other public sector Universities of the Country. He said that more than 20000 boys and girls students and a number of foreigner students are enrolled in the University. He informed that one of the reasons for less number of students in the Universities is poverty and added that poverty in rural areas of the Province is most important factor for which majority of students of rural areas are unable to get higher education. He said that the University is publishing 9 research journals and out of them four are funded by the Higher Education Commission. The Registrar of the University Mr. Muhammad Hussain Shaikh who is also Advisor Planning and Development informed that 40 faculty members who proceeded abroad for Ph.D would be returning in the end of this year after completing Ph.D and added that these would be useful for the higher education. He said that 69 more scholars will be proceeding abroad for Ph.D funded by the Higher Education Commission. The meeting on this occasion discussed the parameters to improve more the quality of higher education including lower education. The meeting also discussed the poor quality of students from college sides and it was point of view that lack of the faculty members, facilities of sciences equipments and laboratories in science subjects students are not produced by colleges to compete in higher education in the University. The meeting pointed out that the University has launched English remedial classes to improve competency among students who come from colleges. The meeting strongly proposed that there is need of the improvement in college education as per criteria set by the HEC. The meeting also underlined the need of facilities to scholars and students for higher education in University of Sindh and other public sector Universities for useful out put in shape of best graduates and research produced by the scholars. The meeting has emphasized that the public sector colleges which are affiliated with the Universities must also be evaluated as per HEC criteria. The scholars meeting was of the view that there is need of boost up of research activities in the Universities with larger participation of researchers and suggested research grant directly through Deans or the Directors. The meeting also agreed with the ranking of the University and termed it useful for competition with each other for improvement of quality of education and suggested the ranking with discipline wise among the Universities.
Dr Naqvi expresses satisfaction on overall improvement in University of Sindh and implementation of higher education reforms. He also inquired about financial assistance to students and for that criteria as set by the University for the purpose. He also emphasized the need of research in key areas specially in the disciplines of social sciences.
The Controller of Examinations University of Sindh announced that B.Ed and M.Ed annual exams will commence from July 19.Monday, May 17th, 2010
The Controller of Examinations University of Sindh has notified on Friday
that B.Ed and M.Ed non formal annual examination-2008 will commence from July, 19. It is further announced that the concerned candidates can obtain examination forms from offices the Study Center Supervisors with effect from May, 11. The last date for submission of examination forms at office of Chairman, department of Distance Continuing and Computer Education, Faculty of Education has been fixed as June, 24. The admit cards to candidates will be issued by controller of examination through the Chairman from July, 12.