Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar Prof Dr Muhammad Rasul Jan said academic over hauling and improving the financial health of the university were his main objectives.
He expressed these views while talking to the visiting faculty members of the Institute of Chemical Sciences University of Peshawar on Monday. The delegation was led by Director ICS Prof Dr Imdadullah.
Dr Jan said deans and heads of the institutions would be asked to submit a strategic plan, with both short and long-term goal, for improvement of their respective departments. He said it was time to devote our energies for betterment of this institution and maintain its good image.
Vice chancellor informed the delegation that he was available around the clock to discuss and materialize anything or idea that may bring improvement in the institution(s) and its academics and put things on the right direction.
He said a good number of senior professors were going to retire in the coming few years and this would create a gap, as their immediate replacement, won’t be available.
Dr Jan said that for the same they had planned to restore some and, right from now, give them the task of training the younger teachers and it was heartening to see that Institutes like Chemical Sciences and Geology were the mainstay of research at University of Peshawar.
He said they would focus more on other departments and institutes to come up to their level in terms of research work.
Director ICS Prof Dr Imdadullah congratulated the newly appointed Vice Chancellor. He said they felt proud that VC was from ICS and showed his resolve to further the research activities at his institute.
UoP, Pyeongtaek University signs MoU: Pyeongtaek University South Korea and University of Peshawar signed a Memorandum of Understanding which would facilitate exchange of two students, at least, from each university per academic year.
The MoU to remain effective for five years was signed by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Rasul Jan and Dean Pyeongtaek University Dr Yoon Jong Yoo on behalf of President Pyeongtaek University Korea Dr Ki Hung Cho.
The agreement would take effect immediately and the first batch of two students from University of Peshawar would leave from next month to pursue their master degree program in the Korean University.
The exchange of students under this agreement may have duration of one academic year which could be extended up to two years if deemed necessary, reads the MoU. While during the time this agreement was in force, both institutions agree to, review annually, the number of students sent and received and would attempt to maintain a balanced number on both sides, said Dr Yoon Jong Yoo.
The students would be provided with fee waiver in tuition fee and free of cost boarding facilities in the host University, said the focal person from University of Peshawar Dr Badshah Munir.
The vice chancellor appreciated the enhanced interactions and exchange of students with Korean Universities. He added the agreements would help in taking benefits from expertise in research available in both the countries.