President Dr Arif Alvi has advised the management of the Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design to approach eminent persons in the field of Art and Design for sharing their knowledge, experiences and learning with the students of the institute to add value to their learning trajectory.
The president gave these remarks while addressing the 12th meeting of the Senate of PIFD at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Friday.
Addressing the meeting, the president said the Institute should make its rules and regulations, by-laws and Standard Operating Procedures on a timeline basis by factoring in relevant government rules and regulations, besides benchmarking the best practices of similar reputed institutions. He said that it would help further strengthen and expedite decision-making about academic, administrative and human resource matters, besides attracting and retaining highly qualified and experienced faculty, which would further improve good governance and add value to the institute.
The president also endorsed the idea of creating an endowment fund by the university with the help of the Higher Education Commission as a part of its investment policy and the proceeds of which may be allocated to create additional revenue streams to achieve the objective of financial self-sustainability.
The president emphasized the need to organize quarterly meetings of the Senate and to hold frequent meetings of the committees made under the advice of the Senate or otherwise for expeditious decision-making in important matters and resolution of issues faced by the institute from time to time.