The Karachi University (KU) has decided to begin using computer tools to inscribe Urdu text for its degrees. Except for Ph.D. and other professional courses, the decision will apply to all degrees.
The decision was made recently at a meeting of KU’s syndicate, and it goes into effect right away. The Urdu text on KU degrees was formerly written by hand.
With this, the 70-year-old era in which KU used Urdu calligraphers to physically inscribe the Urdu material on each degree comes to an end.
Note that KU was formed in 1951, and from 1952, it has been awarding degrees with manually written Urdu content. According to the most recent statistics, the KU used to issue more than 300 degrees per day.
According to individuals familiar with the situation, KU was obliged to make this difficult decision since it is struggling to keep up with the pace of giving degrees due to the rising number of students and its stretched financial resources.
In addition, the KU syndicate has approved the appointment of competent Urdu composers who are familiar with various software to kick off the new era of KU degrees.