Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC), a federal physique for regulating veterinary institutes, has disclosed that a lot of the public sector universities registered with the PVMD are usually not accredited for submit for MSc, MPhil and PhD in related fields. In addition to that, a majority of those universities are solely have momentary authorisation for issuing levels in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) to their college students.
The PVMC made this disclosure in a lately printed public discover within the newspapers. Through the discover the PVMC has warned candidate together with college students enrolled in these universities “not to waste their time and money” by finding out at these establishments. “Neither the Council recognises the degrees issued by such institutes, nor do we register the qualifying degree holders”, the PVMC administration
acknowledged in its public discover.
The PVMC administration has listed of 12 such public sector universities throughout the 4 provinces, most of which have been offering veterinary and animal sciences schooling since many years on foundation of momentary approval.
These embrace Gomal University D.I Khan, Pir Ali Shah Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Balochistan, Bahawuddin Zakria University Multan, Islamia University Bahawalpur, University of Poonch Rawlakot, Azad Kashmir, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Jhang, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Sakrand, Khan Bahadur Chaudhry Mushtaq Ahmed College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Narowal and Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur.
Addressing the afore talked about establishments, the council warned that “degree holders from these universities will also not be eligible for any government or non-government job”, in its printed announcement.
On the opposite hand, the discover additional revealed that out of the full fifteen public veterinary establishments, solely 4 had been declared to be absolutely accredited for awarding levels of DVM, MSc, M.Phil and PhDs.
These embrace University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Rifa College of Veterinary Sciences, Lahore and Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam.
According PVCM Assistant Director Umar Nawaz instructed the Express Tribune that these universities don’t fulfill the required standards for accreditation for issuing post-graduation levels. He mentioned that motive for granting them provisional approval for DVM can also be the identical. “These universities will be granted formal approval soon after fulfillment of the PVMC criteria,” he added.
When probed in regards to the case, IUB Veterinary & Animal Sciences College Principal Dr Sajid Hameed admitted that his college nonetheless lacks everlasting accreditation for DVM levels as a result of unmet necessities. “We have a shortage of senior professors”, he confessed.
Similarly, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Sakrand head Dr. Zahid Iqbal Rajput, additionally shared that the PVMC had expressed its concern in regards to the dearth of of college members throughout its final go to to the establishment. Following which, the college board elevated its variety of educating college in November 2020. “I hope the university’s DVM programme is awarded permanent accreditation during the forthcoming visit of the PVMC,” he prayed.
Peshawar University of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Sciences head Professor Dr. Umar Siddique nonetheless, expressed his reservations in regards to the PVMC insurance policies. Reasoning with the declaration, he mentioned that his institute was established even earlier than creation of the PVMC. “There was Higher Education Commission before the PVMC and our degrees including the PhD were formally accredited by the HEC”, he asserted.
According to him the controversy stems from the institution of the PVMC in 1999. Following inception, PVMC requested for contemporary registration of the College below the PVMC rules. “Colleges had formal approval for issuing degrees of the DVM even before creation of the PVMC. However, the PVMC went to suspend status of permanent approval and granted provisional approval to the College for DVM,” he instructed The Express Tribune.