Unnecessary criticism against Maulana Azad National Urdu University is a barrier in achieving its aims and objectives, opined MANUU Chancellor Zafar Sareshwala while interacting with the Deans and Directors of the University today. He advised the Faculty and other members of the MANUU community to keep focus on the mandate of the University.
Sareshwala also stressed the need to make the students of the University well equipped with the demands of the market. They need to be equally competent in English, he said and stressed the need to sharpen the soft skills of the students pursuing professional courses. Proper follow up is required to implement the MOUs signed with prominent industries so that the students get proper exposure, he said. Sareshwala acknowledged the prominent role played by the first three Vice Chancellors of MANUU, including Prof. Mohammad Miyan, who completed his tenure recently.
He referred the recently held conference at Mumbai “Power of Education”, where Maharashtra Chief Minister Devander Phadnavis announced to establish Urdu medium schools in the state. He agreed to allot land for MANUU to establish its campus. This was an effort to open a contact between the government and the minorities, he said. This kind of seminars will also be organized at Hyderabad, Varansi and Patna.
Prof. Khwaja M Shahid, Vice Chancellor In charge, apprised the Chancellor about the progress of the University & given the details of the admission process. Prof S.M Rahmatullah, Registrar I/c, requested the Chancellor to provide guidance in obtaining additional grants from the UGC. Quality of education is more important than the medium of instruction, he remarked. Deans from various Schools and directors of Centres were present.
Prof. Mohd Zafaruddin, Director, Centre for Urdu language, literature & Culture, presented the Chancellor a copy of newly published book by the Centre on Famous Poet, Writer & Activist, Ali Sardar Jafferi, on the occasion. (INN)