RAWALPINDI: The Academic Council of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University

Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) has approved establishment of new Institute of Geographic

Information System (GIS) and also recommended special seats for the students of Islamic

Republic of Afghanistan.

The 54th meeting of the Academic Council was held at main campus under the chairmanship of

Vice Chancellor, PMAS-AAUR Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad. Senior Faculty members, teaching

heads, librarian, Registrar, Deans of Faculties, Directors of institutes and Controller Examination

attended the meeting.

Chairing the meeting, Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad said that strong academic section plays vital role

to give acknowledgement and peculiarity to any university and to achieve the defined goals in

the domain of higher education. He said that scholarships, hostel accommodations, transport,

laboratories, libraries, classrooms etc and other facilities were also increased and upgraded

keeping in view the increasing number of students in wake of new programs.

The Academic Council after thorough discussions has given approval of PhD in Remote Sensing

andamp; GIS, MS Remote Sensing andamp; GIS, BS Geo-Informatics under the newly established Institute of

GIS. The VC also recommended that being future science remote sensing and GIS be part of all

agriculture discipline.

Under the Prime Ministers directive, in a meeting it was also decided that one seat in each

faculty will be reserved for Afghanistans students.

Being an agricultural University, the council also approved one agriculture course be part in

every degree program of the university specially management sciences and information

technology. It was further decided that special problem report will be part of each degree

program especially marketing or entrepreneurship.

The Council also approved the academic calendar of the university for the year 2016-2017. The

Academic Council also approved amendments and additions to the courses of various academic

programs and took various decisions on the improvement of the degree programs at the campus.

The meeting endorsed the minutes of last 53rd meeting of the Academic Council.

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