[Zafar Sareshwala (centre) with MANUU staff in a file photo.]
Hyderabad: Zafar Sareshwala, Chancellor Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), on Friday while refuting the charges that he is a "control feak" said he is a "facilitator" and committed to take the University to new heights by facilitating its growth.
"I have been described in a section of the media as 'control freak' which I am not. I have come as a facilitator who wish to ensure profound growth of the University which is meant for Urdu speaking population", Zafar Sareshwala, said to be very close to Prime Minister Modi, stated while speaking with the senior faculty and other members of the staff at the MANUU campus.
"The day-to-day activities of the University will, as expected, be taken care by the Vice-Chancellor and his team", he added.
Zafar Sareshwala's appointment as MANUU Cahncellor last year raised eyebrows as he came from business background with little experience in the field of education.
"The students who wish to study at MANUU would come from Madrasa background. Therefore, it is necessary that an atmosphere for their easy entry and study are created", he said.
During the meeting, Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz apprised Sareshwala and his staff about his plan to prepare bridge courses for those persons aspiring to pursue higher study with MANUU.
"I am expecting the new course plans to be ready in the next few weeks," he said.
He also said that the efforts should be made to focus on the requirements of the students.
"Our work should be student-centric. Only then we will be able to achieve the goal," he said.
The Vice-Chancellor also said that MANUU should work tirelessly to create and develop talents rather and search for them.
"You have to work hard on the raw material you are getting and to give it a shape acceptable to the job market," he said.