65th Online Academic Council Meeting

The 65th Online Academic Council (OAC) meeting of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) was held on June 8, 2020 under the chairmanship of the University's Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Qamar Zaman to discuss the SOPs for the conduction of mid-term & final examinations, relaxation and amendments in rules for post-graduate & research students.

In the meeting SOPs were finalized to conduct online Mid-Term, Final-Term Exams, Assessment & result submission for spring semester 2020 as per date sheet, the report or project submission till 30th September 2020 for the students who are enrolled for final projects and internships. The committee relaxed the rules for the postgraduate research students where in M.Phil, MS & M.Sc (Hons.) students have to appear in comprehensive exams. However, this relaxation will not be given to those M.Phil/MS/M.Sc (Hons.) students who have already failed in comprehensive examinations. For Ph.D mode of Written Comprehensive examination (A, B & C) will be finalized by the relevant Dean/Director, Director Advanced Studies and Controller of Examinations keeping in view the current prevailing situation of COVID-19.

The OAC unanimously approved the Academic Calendar for Mid/Final Exams spring 2020 and summer session 2020. As per approval of OAC the Online Mid-Term exams for spring 2020 will be started from 15th June to 30th June 2020, the finals will be started from 3rd August to 13th August 2020. For the summer session students the mid-term exams will be started from 14th September to 19th September 2020 and finals will start from 9th October to 16th October 2020. The OAC also approved a Mid-Term template where the exams will be conducted.

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs), Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs), Course Learning Objectives CLOs), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQIs) mechanism and related items B.Sc Agricultural Engineering were approved with the initiation of short courses related to Farm Machinery & Power, Farm Machinery Repair & Maintenance, Operational Efficiencies of Farm, Drawing Principles & CAD/CAM, and Emerging Farm System Certificates at sub-campus Khushab of the University.

In the meeting for practical courses the video demonstration will also be given to the students, addition of new members from the industries & the purchasing of books for Khushab Campus were also approved.