By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
The Chancellor of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, Engr Z.A. Nizami has directed the University’s library department to ensure availability of all books required by students before the start of new semester.
He issued the directive while reviewing the workload of this department as well as Examination Finance, Transport, Communication, Procurement and Audit departments.
On the occasion, he was informed that the library department timely procured engineering related books which are being taught in various international universities besides getting hold of research-oriented journals.
The Chancellor was briefed that the library was also donated books on various engineering subjects and so far over 19,000 books had been donated since the university came into being. Of these 6500 books were received as donation during 2011-12 alone.
It was pointed out that all information about the books received were being duly communicated to the faculty members so that they could avail the facility.
Chancellor Nizami directed that both the teachers and students should be duly facilitated while library books should be properly maintained on priority basis.
He was informed that the department carries out fumigation in the library after every six months while books damaged by white ant are discarded..