KARACHI, Nov 29,2022 – The 6-member committee has finalized the draft for amendments in the Federal Universities Act, under which the post of deputy chair and senate will be abolished from federal universities, while the syndicate will be empowered.
Similarly, the authority to appoint Acting Vice-Chancellor is being given to the Pro-Chancellor/Concerned Federal Minister instead of the President
While a search committee based on academicians and civil society members will be formed and the President/Chancellor will be bound by the recommendations of the search committee on the issue of appointing the Vice Chancellor.
It should be remembered that the Higher Education Commission formed a 6-member committee on November 8 to amend the Federal Universities Act, which held several meetings.
Dr. Junaid Zaidi was the convener of the committee while the members included Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah, Dr. Ziaul Qayyum, HEC’s Awais Ahmed, Dr. Amjad Hussain, and Hakim Ali Talpur.
Public sector universities under federal control included Air University, Allama Iqbal Open University, Bahria University, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology, Health Services Academy (HSA), Quaid –e- Azam University Islamabad, International Islamic University, Karakurum International University, Institute of Space Technology, National Defense University, National Textile University