Karachi, June 08, 2018 (PPI-OT): Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University has said that besides City Campus of SMIU, two more new campuses of SMIU namely Malir Campus and Hawks bay Campus will be functional in next three years. In addition to it, two more academic blocks would also be constructed in the present City Campus and a new most modern building of the SMIU Model School will also be built.
He said this while giving briefing on the development plans for next ten years and admission policy of SMIU on the occasion of Iftar Party, hosted by the university in the honour of media persons, at a local hotel. Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said that the architectural structure of all buildings of news campuses as well as of the SMIU Model School will resemble to its same beautiful structure that was of the old historic buildings of SMIU.
Talking on Malir Campus, located in the Education City, he said that it is a nine year project that will be completed in three phases. In this campus about 25,000 students will get education. There would be hostels for male and female students, residences for faculty and staff members and sports complex.
In the next three years two blocks of Malir Campus would be constructed for whom the federal government has given Rs1.57 billion, Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said and added that its plot comprises of 100 acres, was given by Government of Sindh free of cost. He said that a building of school and vocational center has already been completed.
Briefing Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said that in the Hawks bay Campus the Institute of Information Technology and Communication will be set up, where about 5000 students will get education. This plot is comprised of ten acres, which was also given by the Government of Sindh free of cost. This institute will serve as a Silicon Valley of Pakistan, Dr Shaikh said.
The Vice Chancellor further said that the construction work of two new academic blocks in the City Campus will start within one month on the plot, which was recently got vacated from land grabbers. He said that presently more than 2526 students are studying at SMIU. After construction of these blocks the total strength of students in the City Campus would be 5000 as each block will accommodate about 1500 students.
Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh also said that after completion of the said three projects total number of SMIU students would be 35,000. He also said that the SMIU Model School would be upgraded to the level of Higher Secondary School during the current year, where admissions in first year will be offered.
Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said that SMIU being an Alma Mater of Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah firmly believe that it will generate more good results for betterment of the country and its people by playing a most focused role. He said that in this regard, in the next ten years, SMIU will focus on research and quality education in the areas of energy, environment, water, poverty alleviation, women empowerment, science and technology, quality education and establishment of Sindh Studies Center in the coming ten years.
Earlier, Mr. Furqan Iftikhar, Director Admissions and Controller of Examination in his presentation informed the media persons that SMIU offers merit based admissions to students in Under Graduate (BBA and BS), Graduate (MBA and MS) and Post Graduate Programs (PhD in Computer Science) in its five departments i.e. Business Administration, Computer Science, Media and Communication Studies, Education and Environmental Science. He said that the admissions for Fall 2018 are open from May 13, 2018 and online registration will continue up to 17th July.
Giving details of the last six years of enrollment in SMIU he said that in 2012, the first academic year of the university, 113 students had gotten enrollment in it. In the second year (2013) 152 students got enrollment. In the third year (2014) the ratio of admissions increased to 205 students. In the fourth year (2015), there were 590 students, who got admission. In the fifth year (2016), 650 students were enrolled and in 2017 (last year, 2017) a large number of students that was 816, were given admission at SMIU.
Now, during the admissions Fall 2018, four hundred students will be selected on the required seats. Ms. Nabila Kanwal, Principal of SMIU Model School also briefed about the school and said it is imparting best of the best education to its both the girl and boy students. A large number of the media persons attended the Iftar Party.
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