15th Meeting of University Senate of KEMU Chaired by Chancellor Muhammad Balighur Rehman
Chancellor/Governor Punjab, Muhammad Balighur Rehman, chaired the 15th meeting of University Senate at King Edward Medical University today. During the meeting, important decisions were taken, including approval of revised budget 2022-23 and proposed budget 2023-24.
Pro-Chancellor Health Minister Punjab Prof. Javed Akram, Vice Chancellor FJMU Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal, Registrar Prof. Syed Asghar Naqi, Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Ijaz Hussain, Special Secretary to Governor Punjab Umar Saeed, Additional Secretary Jafar Khan, Deputy Secretary Zil-e-Huma, Deputy Secretary Finance Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education, Shahida Farrukh, Representative Finance, Deans, Head of Departments and Medical Superintendents of nine (9) allied hospitals affiliated with the King Edward Medical University were present in the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman appreciated the performance of Vice Chancellor Professor Mahmood Ayyaz and the University administration. He said that the Vice-Chancellor is a trust worthy person and under his leadership, many improvements have been made in the institution, adding that he really appreciate the initiative of financial assistance scholarships for the deserving students.
Governor Punjab further stated that the most important work of universities is research and development. He emphasized that research funds should be increased. He further said that the office of Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) should be strengthened. He said that it is the responsibility of the institution to provide a clean environment to the students, adding that cleanliness should be ensured in the rooms, kitchens, and washrooms of the hostels.
Governor Punjab said that along with education, teachers should pay special attention to the character building of students. Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman said that no student should be deprived of education due to lack of financial resources and financial support should be extended those students who need financial assistance. Governor Punjab said that Vice Chancellor’s initiative of financial assistance scholarships to the deserving students is praise worthy. The role of alumni in this regard is also commendable, he added.
Governor Punjab said that smart classrooms with technological equipment are becoming popular in the world. He emphasized that King Edward Medical University should embrace technology and take steps to cope with the requirements of modern education.
Governor Punjab said that King Edward Medical University should become a role model in robotic surgery for which all possible support will be given. Governor Punjab said that the faculty and students of King Edward Medical University played a key role in the flood relief mission, which is truly appreciated.
In the meeting, Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University Professor Mahmood Ayyaz informed about the recent performance of the university, medical research, development plans, and the performance of allied hospitals.
University’s improvement in International Ranking, Student Facilitation Center, Digitization of Research Cycle, Student Cafeteria, Student Reading Room, International Conferences, Training Seminars, World Day, Awareness Seminars, MoUs, Flood Relief Mission and other projects besides.
Punjab Health Minister, Professor Javed Akram said that following the instructions of the Chancellor/Governor of Punjab all possible measures would be taken for the construction and development of the new campus. In the meeting, appointment of Prof.
Shahzad Shams as Dean for Surgery and Allied Specialities and Prof. Muhammad Imran for Medicine and Allied was given, while approval was also given to the appointment of senior Professor as Dean after retirement.
On this occasion, Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman also inaugurated the overhead bridge between the university and the hostel, Video Conference Room, Lecture Hall, E-Library, Artificial Intelligence Lab, new examination center, Bio Bank and Archive Gallery.