Sindh Agriculture University to open campus in Malir this year, says VC

By Aftab Ahmed
June 22, 2024
This image released on July 5, 2022, shows an interior view of the SAU Tando Jam. — Facebook/Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam

HYDERABAD: The Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tando Jam has announced the launch of two major projects, including the establishment of a new campus in Malir, Karachi, to produce graduates aligned with industry needs, and the development of an experimental farm for pure seeds in Setharja, Khairpur district.


These announcements were made by SAU Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Fateh Marri during an Eid Milan party with the university's academic and administrative heads. He highlighted that over the past three and a half years, the budget allocation from the Sindh government had increased tenfold, allowing the university to overcome its financial crisis gradually.

Significant improvements had been made to the university's infrastructure, classrooms and laboratories, with several projects initiated in collaboration with international and national institutions, he added.

Dr Marri stated that this year, a new campus of the varsity would be established in Malir, Karachi, to introduce degree programmes that meet industry requirements. Additionally, an experimental field would be developed in Setharja, Khairpur, to focus on the production of pure seeds.

He mentioned that the accreditation of degree programmes at the Khairpur

College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology was in its final stages. This year, around half of the university's departments were expected to be placed under top categories in the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan’s rankings, the VC said. Other who addressed the event included Dr Ziaul Hasan Shah, Dr Muhammad Ismail Kumbhar, Dr Tanveer Fatima Miano, Dr Aijaz Soomro, Dr Muharram Qambrani, Dr Jam Ghulam Murtaza Sahito, Riasat Ali Kubar, Mumtaz Ahmed Jakhro and Ahmed Khan Mangi.