Decision to raise the number of teachers and students from the member countries of SAARC

Decision to raise the number of teachers and students from the member countries of SAARC in South Asian University taken

The 9th Governing Board Meeting of South Asian University (SAU) under the auspices of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh was held today (28.11.2016) in Dhaka. The meeting decided to increase the number of teachers and students from the member countries of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) in South Asian University. The meeting also recommended to raise the number of Scholarships and Fellowships for the teachers   and students of SAARC member countries in South Asian University. Professor Dr. Parashar Prasad Koirala, Chairperson, Governing Board, SAU and Chairman, UGC, Nepal presided over the meeting. Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman, UGC attended the meeting as a Member of Governing Board, SAU.

Sixteen representatives from the member countries of SAARC including Dr. Kavita A. Sharma, President, SAU, Professor Dr. Baray Seddiqi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Higher Education, Afghanistan, Professor Ved Prakash, Chairman, UGC, India, Dr. Abdulla Nazeer, Minister of State for Education, Ministry of Education, Maldives and Dr. Mohammed Latheef, Chancellor, The Maldives National University, Maldives attended the meeting.

It may be mentioned here that South Asian University is an international university established by the Governments of the eight-member countries- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC). SAU started its activities from the year 2010. The university currently functions from New Delhi, India.