Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Sindh, has announced the up-gradation of historic Government College Hyderabad to the level of University on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of the college.
The Chief Minister, while addressing a colourful ceremony as a chief guest, said that Government College Hyderabad has completed 100 years of its grandeur and academic excellence and we all have gathered here to celebrate its long academic journey.
“This institution has produced numerous talented people in almost every field,” he said and that it is not only the college that has academic excellence but also, it is a national heritage.
“I have also approved Rs. 40 million for restoration of the lost glories of the college building and its library,” he said.
Earlier, the Chief Minister also inaugurated the newly renovated library of the college, established in 1920, with the donation of an alumnus and an affluent citizen of Hyderabad Mr. Partab Rae, son of Diyaldas Moolchand.
Syed Murad Ali Shah said
This college has given us a lot, it has shaped up the future of our elders, our brothers and friends and even most of us sitting here today have received education in this college and this institute of higher learning would further flourish to continue its journey for provision of quality education to our children and to our future generations.
The Chief Minister said that the Degree College has served the people of this province and now “I am proudly announcing to grant Government College Hyderabad the status of a University for which the process has been started,” he added.
“I am sure it would turn to be one of the best universities in the country.” He pointed out that there was a growing concern that while there has been a quantitative increase in university education, the quality of education has suffered. “We have to dilute this concern through our hard work and merit-based decisions,” he said.
“We will have to carefully induct a best faculty of the university,” he said. Murad Ali Shah said that teachers hold a privileged position because their values, attitudes and knowledge can have a lasting effect on their students’ self-esteem, ability to think, to research and to evaluate the importance of what they learn.