KU Academic Council approves HEC Graduate Education Policy

By News Desk
June 23, 2024
The University of Karachi entrance gate. — APP/File

A meeting of the Academic Council of the University of Karachi has approved the Higher Education Commission’s Graduate Education Policy in light of the recommendations submitted by the committee formed in the Academic Council’s previous meeting.


The committee had recommended a few observations and suggestions and asked the house to adopt them along with the HEC graduate education policy. The Academic Council members approved the recommendations along with the HEC policy.

The committee’s detailed report will be submitted to VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi and later that report will be sent to HEC-Islamabad.

The Academic Council was chaired by the Vice Chancellor Dr Iraqi and the meeting was held at the Chinese Teachers Memorial Auditorium on Friday.

The council approved the HEC Undergraduate Education Policy for BS and AD programmes. It also okayed Senate resolutions to implement the Holy Quran’s translation and Seerat courses as compulsory subjects across the campus.

The House formed a five-member committee to review ‘our vision, our mission’ statements and submit its report in the upcoming meeting. Prof Dr Iqbal Azhar will head the committee while Prof Dr Faiyaz H. M. Vaid, Prof Dr Nabeel Ahmed Zubairi Prof Dr Bilquis Gul and Prof Dr Noreen Mujahid will be its members.

The Academic Council also approved the proceedings of the Board of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences meeting held on November 10, 2023.

Earlier, prayers were offered for the departed souls of Iranian President Dr Seyed Ebrahim Raisi and KU faculty members.

The KU has recently conferred the Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) in the Faculty of Islamic Studies to the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr Seyed Ebrahim Raisi.

The House confirmed the minutes of the Academic Council meeting held on April 25, 2024, and approved the decisions and actions taken by VC Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi.