The long awaited Rector position in COMSATS University Islamabad is likely to be filled eventually as an interview for the post of rector has been started on Wednesday, as around 38 candidates have been issued call letters.
Soon COMSATS University appoints permanent rectorThe rector position fell vacant in March 2017 and the interim charge was assigned to the senior-most professor Dr Raheel Qamar and no permanent appointment has been made up till now.
As per the set rule, within the prescribed period of six months, a permanent rector would be in place in accordance with para 15 of Employees Service Statues 2; however, all the affairs are being run on adhoc basis due to which often problems surfacing in the highly reputed university.
Officials told this scribe that the interviews for the post of Rector COMSATS University Islamabad will be held on 5th and 6th February 2020.
Officials informed that a total of 38 candidates have been issued call letters for the interview, adding that a special meeting of Senate is likely to be held on February 7 on one point agenda i.e. Rector’s appointment.
Officials told that the search committee is going to finalize five names which would be presented before the Senate for its consideration and the Chancellor will appoint one of them as Rector of CUI. There would be a debate on five names considering their merits and demerits.