KARACHI   -  Sindh Madressatul Islam University’s (SMIU) Assistant Professor and Chairperson, Department of Environmental Science Dr Imran Ali Chhajro has received a project of worth Rs9.723 million from Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan under its programme - National Research Programme for Universities (NRPU).  The approved research project was about advancement and use of 3D printing to develop water purification filters for commercial use (3D-Purify Water).

Similarly, SMIU’s faculty members of Department of English, Dr. Riaz Ahmed Mangrio, Associate Professor and Wafa Mansoor Buriro, Lecturer, has received a project worth Rs4.8 million from HEC under its same National Research Programme.

This project was based on creating 2,000 new Sindhi words, missing at the moment in the language, through various linguistic and lexicographic means; and to eventually get them published in the form of a glossary and make it available in all major libraries across Sindh province. The same will be made available in the form of a website.

Prof Dr Mujeebuddin Sahrai Memon, Vice Chancellor (VC) of SMIU has congratulated the faculty members; Dr Imran Ali Chhajro, Dr Riaz Mangrio and Mr Wafa Mansoor Buriro on receiving research projects from HEC.

“Research work is essential for a university and SMIU’s faculty is doing well in research field,” the vice chancellor said and hoped that other faculty member will too succeed to get such research projects.