PG classes to be introduced in 12 colleges
KARACHI: The Sindh education department has approved a Rs 350 million new scheme under which in Karachi and six other districts of the province postgraduate classes will be introduced in 12 degree colleges.
The PC-1 of the scheme was approved on Nov 8 and it would take three years to make the scheme functional.
Postgraduate classes in degree colleges are already being held in Sukkur, Hyderabad, Jacobabad and Larkana districts for the past few years.
Most of the colleges selected for introducing postgraduate classes are girls colleges.
Sources in the education department said the main objective of the scheme was to enable girls to pursue postgraduate studies. The introduction of postgraduate classes would provide them with the opportunity pursue postgraduate studies in colleges near their homes.
The districts where one college has been selected for introduction of postgraduate classes are Shikarpur, Ghotki, Nawabshah, Nausheroferoze, Dadu and Mirpurkhas.
In Karachi six girls colleges have been selected for the purpose. These are Government Degree Girls College, Lyari, Government Degree Girls College, Shahrah-e-Liaquat, Government Degree Girls College, North Karachi, Government Degree Premier College, North Nazimabad, Government Degree Girls College Shaheed-e-Millat, Azizabad and Government Degree Girls College, Malir.
The finance department will release Rs 100 million every year over three years that will be used for construction of additional classes and separate blocks for postgraduate classes.
City governments of respective districts would be entrusted with the task of running administrative affairs of postgraduate classes in addition to selection of teaching and non-teaching staff.