SABS University of Art Jamshoro conducts entry test 2021, 400 candidates appear from various parts of country

JAMSHORO: 08, NOVEMBER, 2021: (Report by: Ali Murad Chandio): The Entry Test for admissions 2021 at Shaheed Allah Buksh Somorro (SABS) University of Art, Design and Heritages Jamshoro (formerly known as Centre of Excellence in Art and Design) was conducted at the Campus under strict COVID-19 SOPs.
Different blocks were established for 400 candidates appeared from Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and other parts of the country.
There are total 109 seats available for the candidates on merit with 50% quota reserved for Sindh and 50% for other parts of the country.
The University offers admission in four departments such as; Fine Art, Architecture and Planning, Communication Design and Textile Design.
The entry test comprised of two major sections, the first of multiple choice questions (English, Mathematics and General Knowledge) and second of drawing, whereas both sections carried equal marks 50 each.
Vice-Chancellor SABS Prof. Dr. Bhai Khan Shar , V.C MUET Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam Uqaili, V.C Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Marri and Commissioner Hyderabad Muhammad Abbas Baloch paid visit during Entry Test. Addressing the welcome ceremony and talking to media persons Vice-Chancellor SABS University of Art, Design and Heritages Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Bhai Khan Shar said that I am really happy to welcome all the students in this prestigious institute of art, design and heritages and the first ever art university of Pakistan.
He said that art has multiple dimensions specially humanity and humility as its components and these connect souls with the nature and it leads towards humanity. Dr. Shar said that artist is a part of the creator family because the artist portrait, draft and design universe.
Replying to a question Dr. Shar said that Sindh Government has approved development grant for SABS whereas the development grant from Federal Government is being received on time but from their side recurring grant has been stopped due to their internal policy matters. He said the art oriented candidates are passionate to take admission in their desired disciplines at SABS and when we observe them during their studies they are born artists.
Replying to an other question Dr. Bhai Khan said that the formation of senate, syndicate and academic council have been competed approximately and these statutory bodies will make long term decisions for betterment of the university and launching additional departments such as: Fashion Design, Film Making, Landscape Designing and Product Design etc.
Vice-Chancellor MUET Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam Uqaili said that globally it was realized that the people used to focus on STEM education that included science, technology education and Mathematics but at the end of the day art was included as an important component and the term is now called as STEAM.
He said that art is telling you the value of life, how to live, how to entract and how to react. He said that the youth of the country have all the knowledge and skills but fundamentally they are missing tolerance patience and art educates you all the ingredients.
He said that every department is better discipline but it does not mean that everyone will get the first choice thats how the life goes on, so don't lose your heart and make excellence as your habit because it is well said that normal people do normal things they never reach at top but abnormal people do abnormal things and always come on top.
The seats reserved for Sindh are 55, for Punjab 16, Balochistan 17, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 10, Azad Kashmir 03, Gilgit Baltistan 02, FATA 02, Federal Capital 02 and foreigners 09.
The security officials and personnel were deployed in more number for maintaining law and order situation.
The parents were seated in a separate department where they were briefed regarding achievements, performance and future goals of the SABS. (04)

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