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
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.