ACADEMIC COUNCIL

Power and Functions of the Academic Council

CHAPTER IV (AUTHORITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY)

22. Powers and functions of the Academic Council.

(1) The Academic Council shall be the principal academic body of the University and shall, subject to the provisions of this Act and the statutes, have the power to lay down proper standards of instruction, research and examinations and to regulate and promote the academic life of the University and the colleges.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the forgoing powers, and subject to the provisions of this Act, the statutes, the Academic Council shall have the following powers to:-

(a) approve the policies and procedures pertaining to the quality of academic programmes;

(b) approve academic programmes;

(c) approve the policies and procedures pertaining to student related functions including admissions, expulsions, punishments, examinations, and certification;

(d) approve the policies and procedures assuring quality of teaching and research;

(e) propose to the Syndicate schemes for the constitution and organization of Faculties, teaching departments and board of studies;

(f) appoint paper setters and examiners for all examinations of the University after receiving panels of names from the relevant authorities ;

(g) institute programmes for the continued professional development of University Teachers at all levels;

(h) recognize the examinations of other Universities or examining bodies as equivalent to the corresponding examinations of the University;

(i) regulate the award of studentships, scholarships, exhibitions, medals and prizes;

(j) propose regulations for submission to the Senate;

(k) prepare an annual report on the academic performance of the University; and

(l) perform such functions as may be prescribed by regulations.

Constitution of the Academic Council

Clause

Provision in Para-21(1) of the University Act

Name

Designation

(a)

the Vice-Chancellor who shall be its Chairperson

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Khan

Vice-Chancellor/Dean Faculty of Health Sciences, STMU

(b)

the Deans of Faculties and such Heads of department as may be prescribed

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Amir

Principal, Shifa College of Medicine

Principal, Shifa College of Nursing

Prof. Dr. Tausif A. Rajput

Chairperson, Shifa College of Pharmaceutical Sciences

(c)

five members representing the departments, institutes and the constituent colleges to be elected in the manner prescribed by the Senate

Dr. Ayesha Rauf

HOD Medical Education, Shifa College of Medicine

Dr. Abdus Salam Khan

Department of ER, Shifa International Hospital

Dr. Aamir Nazir

Advisor Students Affairs, Shifa College of Medicine

Dr. Ashraf Hussain

Department of Anatomy, Shifa College of Medicine

Prof. Dr. Sagheer Ahmed

Shifa College of Pharmaceutical Sciences

(d)

five Professors including Emeritus Professors

Prof. Dr. Riffat Shafi

Head Physiology, Shifa College of Medicine

Prof. Dr. Anwar Ali Shah

Consultant Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Shifa International Hospitals

Prof. Dr. Tahir Aziz Ahmed

Department of Immunology, Shifa International Hospitals

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zameer

Professor of Anesthesiology, Shifa International Hospitals

Dr. Ejaz A. Khan

Consultant Pediatrician, Shifa International Hospitals

(e)

the Registrar

Prof. Ahsan Hameed

Registrar, STMU

(f)

the Controller of Examinations

Prof. (Emeritus) Dr. Muhammad Iqbal

Controller of Examinations

(g)

the Librarian

Mr.  Muhammad Javed

Chief Librarian, STMU