Directorate of Translation and Publication will soon be established to provide syllabus books in Urdu. The preliminary work has already begun in this direction, revealed Dr. Mohammed Aslam Parvaiz, Vice Chancellor MANUU while delivering presidential address on the occasion of Alumni Day held on Thursday, by Maulana Azad National Urdu University Alumni Association. Conceding to the demands of Manuu Alumni Association, Dr. Parvaiz announced on the spot that age limit for all the courses will be scrapped from next academic year. He made it clear that he would not make Urdu University a platform for rehabilitation and would take every possible step to protect the interest of the great seminary of Urdu. Regarding selection procedure he clarified that selection would be made solely on the basis of merit and qualifications and he would neither yield to pressure nor any recommendation will be entertained.
Earlier President MANUU Alumni Association Aijaz Ali Quraishi welcomed the gathering. On the occasion Mohammed Mustafa Ali Sarwari Associate Professor Department of Communication and Journalism gave lecture on ‘Higher education and problems of Urdu medium students’. Citing an official report of Canada he argued that English language is a medium of communication not a yardstick of competence and efficiency.
Registrar Urdu University Dr. Shakeel Ahmed, Prof. Rahmatullah Dean Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences also addressed on the occasion.
On the occasion of first Alumni Day HoDs and alumni of the university were felicitated. Present on the occasion were Prof. Zafaruddin, Prof. Mahmood Siddiqui, Prof. Mohammed Azeemuddin, Prof. Abdul Kalam, associate professors, Dr. Shahida, Dr. Amena Tahseen, Maulana Faheem Akhtar Nadwi, Dr. Kafeel Ahmed.