True to its mission, vision and goals, the American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) stands as an educational landmark in Bangladesh committed to pursue quality and excellence in its academic programs and services. Since its establishment in 1994, the university has always been facing challenges brought about by the turn of the century. The new millennium was a big factor that kept the university in search for programs, projects and innovations to respond to the emerging demands of the students, industry and the society as a whole. The increasing demands for a globally or internationally competitive professional have prompted the university to consciously design programs to better equipped the graduates with relevant and functional knowledge, skills and desirable work ethics. The country's blueprint envisions development and progress in various sectors. The education sector is foremost of these, the business and industry/manufacturing sectors including the information technology, the he alth and social services sector are potential sources of economic growth. Since the university belongs to the education sector, it has contributed a good number of highly knowledgeable and skilled professionals who are now part of the strong human resource base of the country. Although some of them find their way in foreign lands for greener opportunities, their earned resources are channeled back to the country which in turn constitutes part of the foreign reserves of Bangladesh. Education and training cannot contain itself with competent instructors and dynamic management; it has to utilize modern technology to make the learning environment more conducive and attuned to the needs of the academic community. The policies and standards prescribed by the national government more so by the international organizations warrant the need for the university to upgrade its facilities, library resources, and educational qualification, training and experience of the faculty. Faculty development program was given impetus to moor faculty with expertise in various areas of specialization. Networking and partnerships were established with both national and international academic institutions and professional organizations sharing resources and expertise. The culture of excellence becomes a showcase that enables the university to be recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as one of the top ten universities in the country. This recognition and sustainable institutional culture have attr acted students, public confidence and trust as evidenced by the growing population. Expansion and improvement in various components of the university are going on to accommodate the projected increase in enrolment and requirements of the new program offerings including those in the pipeline. Efforts and resources have been channeled to promote the flagship programs of the university so that at the end it can create and produce leaders in the field of business and information technology. The adherence to quality and excellence are not only judged in terms of its clear-cut statement of mission, vision, goals and viable policies but the amount of effort to institutionalize and sustain these in the minds and hearts of every member and unit of the university system. This is best achieved if there is a motivation to do better all the time. That every day is a new day, new challenge and new horizon for everybody in the university. At no time is leadership much in demand as when the top executive or the Vice Chancellor and Board of Trustees formulate or adopt policies and decisions upholding the general interest of the university. The realization of these elusive and resource intensive pursuit for quality and excellence can be best illustrated in this paper as AIUB highlights two of its programs, Business Education and Computer Science, as Centers of Excellence.
Universities which have successfully existed for decade or more have their own stories to tell. They would emphasize that their success came about, not in a vacuum nor on a silver platter but in the framework of certain policies, standards, rules and regulations. In short, they were managed with inherent mission, inspiring and challenging vision, and attainable goals which served as the nucleus of their operation. The American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) is one of these universities. The ownership and commitment of these statements facilitated the translation into tangible actions and concrete accomplishments which are indicators of excellence. The keen perception of the management and the unanimity of acceptance by the members of the academic community enable the university to pursue and implement the needed development and growth of AIUB. The mission, vision and goals shall continue to be the guiding inspiration and challenge of the university until such time that the demand and need for a change emerged.
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY-BANGLADESH (AIUB) is committed to provide quality and excellent computer-based academic programs responsive to the emerging challenges of the rapid technological advancements. The AIUB is dedicated to nurture and develop world-class professionals imbued with strong sense of ethical values and competence ready to face the competitive world of business, service and employment.
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY-BANGLADESH (AIUB) envisions to promote and create a learning environment through state-of-the-art facilities and tools; highly competent faculty and staff; expanded frontier of research-based knowledge; and international standards supportive of the new horizons in the diverse fields of disciplines and the enunciated development perspectives of the country.
  1. Sustain development and progress of the university


  2. Continue to upgrade educational services and facilities responsive of the demands for change and needs of the society

  3. Inculcate professional culture among management, faculty and personnel in the attainment of the institution's vision, mission and goals

  4. Enhance research consciousness in discovering new dimensions for curriculum development and enrichment

  5. Implement meaningful and relevant community outreach programs reflective of the available resources and expertise of the university

  6. Establish strong networking of programs, sharing of resources and expertise with local and international educational institutions and organizations

  7. Accelerate the participation of alumni, students and professionals in the implementation of educational programs and development of projects designed to expand and improve global academic standards

The university is manned by men and women whose innate passion for good governance and service are enshrined in the motto of the university:Praesidium, Disciplina and Civitatis. Managing a university is a life consuming responsibility. The core of efficiency and effectiveness emanate from the hands of the top executives, strategic as it seems but consultative and participatory in its actual practice. The management has to reckon to a number of concerns and challenges stimulating enough to encourage sustaining effort towards excellence. Survival in a competitive world of the academe becomes a matter of strong determination, ingenuity, creativity, high technology and serious planning. The spirit of teamwork and coordination among the key officials are essential in attaining its planned objectives and desired results. In a decade ago, the American International University-Bangladesh joined the academic community of higher education in the country. The vision of its founders spearheaded by : Dr. Anwarul Abedin, as Chairman; Madam Hasna Abedin, Member; Mr. Hasanul Abedin Hasan, Treasurer and Vice President for Administration; Mr. Ishtiaque Abedin, Vice President for International Affairs and Ms. Nadia Abedin Anwar, Vice President for Student Affairs has gave birth to an institution which is now recognized by the government as one of the leading universities in the country. A feat which only AIUB earned considering the number of years of its existence. The founders were provided with the academic and management expertise of a lady whose vision is analogous to the founders, Dr. Carmen Lamagna, Vice Chancellor. Steering both the academic and management affairs of the university, the Vice Chancellor has expanded the curricular offerings from one distinct Faculty to 3 Faculties having 9 academic degrees. It has spear hea ded in all aspects of development of the university. The reputation the university earned was a product of labor, strong determination and passion for quality and excellence.

The Board of Trustees is the highest policy making body of the university. It is comprised of five(5) founders, two(2) ex-officio members, 1 academic head representative, I advisory council representative. All plans, policies and decisions which affect the entire university is acted upon by the board. The said action(s) of the board is passed on to the concerned component(s) of the university for implementation. Inasmuch as most of the members of the board are also management officers, the monitoring of these actions are sometimes directly undertaken by them to ensure that the actions are implemented according to the plan. The Academic Council is chaired by the Vice Chancellor with fifteen (15) members composed of the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Deans, Program Coordinators and Directors, Heads of the Departments and Senior Faculty. On special invitation, the members of the Board of Trustees participate in the deliberation of the council. The Council is vested the authority to discuss and adopts various proposals and plans such as opening of new academic programs, revision and enrichment of the curricula, faculty professional growth, establishing partnerships with national and international professional organizations and educational institutions. The proposed academic policies of the universities are presented to the council for review before these are sent or indorsed to the Board for final approval.
The Finance Committee is entrusted the responsibility to manage the financial resources of the university. The committee is comprised of the Chairman of the Board, the Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor, two (2) nominees from the Board of Trustees, Treasurer and the Chartered Accountant. Plan and proposals that would entail financial requirements or allocation are acted upon by the committee taking into consideration the maximum impact or benefits derived from these proposals.
Curriculum development is truly a dynamic process. It entails phases or stages of work which involve individuals from various sectors. This is done in order to arrive at the desirable design considering the dimension and patterns according to the demands of the education system and the society. Considering that curriculum is a systematic group of experiences or sequences of courses or subjects required for graduation from a particular level of education or certification in a major field of study, the university has always been conscious that these considerations are carefully observed in developing its present and future curricula. The stakeholders are involved in the process with close consultations with the appropriate government, professional organizations, experts and the stakeholders. The identification of the academic programs, the courses, the contents or descriptions, timetable, resources and other relevant requirements are spelled out before these are packaged in its f inal form. Accordingy ,the selection of course offerings for any degree program requires judiciousness and serious deliberation. The university during its fifteen (15) years of existence has developed and implemented three important Faculties of Learning with their corresponding academic programs as follows: Faculty of Science: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor in Software Engineering, Bachelor in Computer Science and Software Engineering, Bachelor in Computer Information System and Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering
Faculty of Engineering: Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Bachelor of Architecture
Faculty of Business: Bachelor in Business Administration with majors in:
  • Management Information System
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Economics
  • Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Master in Business Administration (Regular)
  • Master in Business Administration (Agribusiness)<
  • Master in Business Administration (Executive)
The following academic programs are under consideration of the University Grant Commission (UGC):
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Advertisin Master of Social Science in Health Economics In this paper presentation, the university is showcasing the Computer Science and Business Administration as the center of excellence since these were the first academic programs offered when the university opened its doors to the students who are in quest for knowledge and skills. These two programs have created a good name for the university in view of its quality and excellent status. Quality and functional Instruction has become a benchmark for the university. Every classroom activity revolves around the ultimate goal of positive and optimum learning. It is obvious that the educative process leans heavily on the relevance of the curriculum. Teachers teach and students learn. These are two sides of the educational coin. Actually, instruction has more than two facets: teachers also learn, and students also sometimes teach. It is quality instruction which brings about an indelible mark on the learner. A number of factors are associated with quality instruction: curriculum which provides the courses and activities to be taught; the competence of the teacher to apply appropriate teaching strategy for a specific topic; the area of specialization of the teacher and his mastery of the topic being taught; the availability of learning facilities and instructional tools as aid to meaningful and functional teaching; and the readiness of the learners or students to grasp or absorb the subject matter and perform related activities. At the university, the faculty of instruction are highly qualified and committed to impart knowledge not only based on the books but on the number of years of teaching experience. The course outline as a basic requirement becomes the guide and source of actions between the students and the teacher. This is required among each of the teacher for immediate submission as soon as the teacher receives his teaching assignment. This reflects the resourcefulness and horizon of the teacher on how he intends to deliver the course(s). Instructional supervision is an important function of the Dean and other academic heads to ensure that what has been planned are being carried out. Classroom observation is a regular approach to observe the teacher in his actual teaching. This is done on either announced or unannounced basis. The observation conducted by the heads of academic programs and departments is complemented by the student evaluation on the teacher. Results of the classroom evaluation and student evaluation are utilized for improvement of instruction and teacher competence. A post-observation or evaluation conference is held to provide the teacher with feedbacks. This is institutionalized as a regular process to ensure delivery of quality instruction. The result of which is a renewed and better prepared teacher equipped with rich and novel ideas and teaching strategies.
Another major component of the university system are the physical plant, school site, infrastructure, facilities and laboratories. These are the readily tangible evidence of quality and excellence. These components immediately impress and build public admiration of the university. Considering the impact of this component to the overall status of education, the university has evolved from a one campus university to its present 6 campuses to house the increasing but regulated number of students. The sites of these campuses are located in the heart of bustling center of business and universities which are just stone throw away from each other for better monitoring and supervision. These are likewise accessible to the students either by foot or by rickshaw. Their locations are as follows:
  • Campus 1 - House 58/B, Road 21, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213
  • Campus 2 - House 83/B, Road 4, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213
  • Campus 3 - House 94, Road 4, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213
  • Campus 4 - House 55/B, Road 21, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213
  • Campus 5 - House/B, Road 21, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213
  • Administration Bldg. - House 77/C, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213
The university has acquired a 4 acre of land located in Uttara which will house permanently the university system ergo all academic and nonacademic departments will be located. The blueprint for the construction of an 8-10 storey building is being designed to capture the ambience of a modern infrastructure to provide the conducive learning environment of the university.

Classrooms are spacious to accommodate an average class size of 40-50 students. Every classroom has been installed with a split-type air condition unit, electric fans, multimedia unit with screen, laptop linked to the local area network, laptop or pc stand holder and a white board. These make the teaching-learning process more technologically oriented and updated.The university has a fully air-conditioned auditorium equipped with advanced technical facilities with a sitting capacity of 205 people. This is being utilized as a venue for big gathering of students, orientation, ceremonies and other functions of the university. The language lab is adequately equipped with modern facilities likewise the other science and engineering laboratories.

The IT department provides the needed support system to operationalize and maintain the university wide network. At present, the IT department is equipped with the latest computer hardware and software facilities. The desktop computing infrastructure is consist of ten (10) powerful servers and about 400 workstations availing its service using fiber optic cables as backbone for transmitting meaningful and useful information. It has a bandwith of 1000 MBPS. There are six (6) computer laboratories with 40 workstations each build for the convenience of our students in their computer classes. The Local Area Network within the campus is supported by powerful midrange and mini computer servers such as AS/400e series, Micron MV 5000, Micron HP LH6000, IBM RS/6000 E30 and E20, Micron HP LH3000 and Micron Vetix EL2000N. Each server houses different operating systems that are uniquely configured for a particular task. The whole network is interconnected by powerful switches, using optical fiber as its medium of tra nsmitting data; each laboratory has two (2) 24 ports COM switches (3300SX) connected to the main switch (4900SX) for faster transmission. All laboratories are supported by UPS and being backed up by a standby Generator to prevent from any lost of data while using the work stations. The laboratories are also equipped with CCTV cameras for security purposes. All work stations in different laboratories are running under Windows XP and 2000 Operating System with several softwares installed in it for instruction purposes such as: Pascal, C/C++, Java, Oracle, MS, SQL, Visual Basic and other instruction related softwares. All the work stations are regularly upgraded to cope with the demands of the fast advancing technology. The IT recently acquired a Sun Lab which is equipped with 40 Sun Ray-150 terminals and controlled by Sun Fire V440 and V250 JES Server. To link the system, a Panduit CAT-6 cable/patch cord and for switching Cisco Catalyst 2950SX switch.

The IT Department is instrumental in designing and installing the automation system of the university. The SRMS (Student Registration Management System) was designed to serve the student transactions. The system was developed in 1999 and updated regularly. This is now the backbone of the virtual university, the American International University-Bangladesh, which was developed in collaboration with the IT staff of the university. Some other softwares developed and implemented by the IT Department are Library Management System (LMS), Payroll management System (PMS) and Teacher Behavior Inventory System (TBIS).

The SRMS was designed in view of the increasing volume of data brought about by the increment in student population. The function is to eliminate paper works, slow processing and inaccuracy of the required output. Basically, it processes and derives student records such as: course registration, grades, assessment and accounts.

The VUES (Virtual University Expert System) was launched to introduce online service to the students through the world wide web. It was developed under MS Visual. The NET is the front end while the MS SQL2000 as the back-end. The system allows the user to access data and information anywhere through internet and to the system. To make this possible, the university procures the latest server and VSAT to meet the requirements of the system.

The Booktrax was developed under the Delphi with Oracle as its back-end. It was designed to facilitate the monitoring of books and other library resources of the university. The features of the system are inventory of all the books, procurements, borrowings and penalties imposed on the borrowers.

The Payroll system was primarily designed to automate the payroll, monitor the cash flow, maintain a database and generate cash report on monthly, quarterly and yearly basis. It was developed using Delphi as front end and Oracle as the back-end.

The Inventory system was designed to monitor the hardware and software of the university in terms of procurement, functionality and location using the Delphi and Oracle as the front and back-end, respectively.

The SEIDMS was designed to produce IDs for the students and personnel of the university. The status of requests for the ID is also recorded to determine the number and purpose of the request. The system was developed using Delphi as the front end and MS SQL2000 as the back end.

Specifically, the IT department performs the following tasks:


  • Hardware and Software Support and Maintenance
  • PC Installations, Trouble Shooting and Maintenance
  • Network Security Maintenance
  • User Assistance
  • Acquisition of Hardware and Software Equipment
  • Establish Standards and Recommendations
  • Provide backup for operation group
  • Software Development
  • Report Generation and Distribution
  • Participate in Team Effort for Re-structuring
  • Understand Business Direction and Cope by Using Dynamic Strategies
  • Provide Internet and Email Facilities
  • ID Printing

Actual (2000-2004) and Projected (2005-2010) Enrolment By Year and Program






















































































Since education is a student-centered action and all efforts are directed towards their development and productivity, the university over the last decade has nurtured and guided the students in their quest for the fountain of knowledge, skills and professional behavior. It is interesting to note that the number of students in the folds of the university is growing at a rate of about 15-16 percent. In 2000, the total enrolment of the university was posted at 1661 and went on to increase to 3303 in 2004. This means that during the last five years, the total enrolment has increased by more than 50 percent with the Faculty of Business Education registering the highest percentage increase. It is understandable that the enrolment rate is steadily increasing because at this time the university is gaining its prestige and public acceptance as a result of the delivery of quality and excellent education services. For purposes of estimating the future enrolment of the university up to 2010, the last two years were used as a basis for projecting the enrolment of each of the program. The MBA is projected at annual average rate of 6.6 percent thus, enrolment will be posted at 454 in 2005 to 623 in 2010. The enrolment in BBA is sharply increasing at a rate of about 20.2 percent with 1520 students in 2005 to 3812 in 2010. The enrolment in the BSCS program is fluctuating during the last five years but given the resource inputs and focus, the program is expected to increase at a rate of 21 percent annually which means that in 2005 the enrolment will be posted at 551 to 1426 in 2010. The BSCE is expected to increase gradually at an annual average rate of 9.6 percent, from 686 in 2005 this will grow to 1070. The BSEEE is quite a new program but the indication of student participation is increasing at an estimated annual average rate of 20 percent. The program is expecting a number of 634 students and will continue to grow up to 1574 in 2010. As a whole, it can be gleaned from the above table that the university is expected to record a continuous increase in enrolment across programs in the next 6 years or up to 2010. In 2005, enrolment will be recorded at 3,845 based on the 15.4 percent average annual increment up to 8,505 in 2010. These increments must be sustained by strengthening the holding power of the university in general and the specific program in particular. This holding power can be instituted in the essential components of the program such as: improve faculty preparation, quality of instruction, instructional facilities and tools, consistent monitoring of the students performance, quality and relevance of students services and other curricular and extra curricular activities.

The present networking system and partnership of the university with professional organizations and educational institutions are indication that the university has gained prominence and acceptance by the national and international academic community. Through this approach, educational institutions are given the opportunity to avail of the resources of the each in terms of sharing of valuable information on curriculum or academic matters, students services and activities, faculty development programs, innovations and research projects and outputs. The networking or partnership system provides some degree of prestige because the universities having linkage with other universities have some standards and requirements to fulfill before any one can be accepted. The university has affiliation with the International Association of Universities, International Association of University Presidents, American Association of University Administrators, Association of University of Asia and the Pacific, University of Wisconsin (for the Agribusiness program of the university), American Chamber of Commerce, CISCO Networking Program, Microsoft Bangladesh, European-Bangladesh Cooperation, National Government Organizations, i.e. RAB, UGC, MOE, MOA and other Non-government Organizations.
The university outreach program is an integral part of the university. These are projects and activities being undertaken by the management, faculty and students using the available resource and expertise of the university. There are various modes of delivering outreach services to the community: In-house approach where the target beneficiaries are invited or hosted to undertake the activity in the university; bringing the needed services or interventions to the where the target beneficiaries are located; sponsoring the activity by providing funds, expertise or facilities/equipment needed in the conduct of the activity; establishing partnership or cooperation in sharing the resources between the university and the target beneficiaries; and using the community for practicum of students e.g. immersion, survey, entrepreneurship, laboratory. The following organizations and club in the university have extensively extended services to various target beneficiaries in some parts of the country. The Cricket Team, Software Development Club, Business Club, Programming Club, Performing Arts Club, Oratory club, ACES-AIUB Chapter, Social Welfare Club, International Students Organization, alumni Association, and Electronic and Electrical Club. The various academic departments have rendered outreach services in a form of computer skills training programs, resource persons during conferences, seminar-workshops and fora.
The student services and alumni organizations are integral components of the university. Other than instructions, the academic life of the students in the university is not complete without these ancillary services provided to them. These services make the lives of the students more comfortable and safe, and enhance the learning process. The availability and quality of the delivery of these services to the clientele indicate the university's commitment to excellence and at the same time the concrete translation of its mission and vision and goals into real action.
  1. Academic Counseling. Each faculty member is required to provide additional academic assistance and guidance outside the class hours.


  2. strong>Office of Students Affairs. Coordinates, controls and initiates external and internal student activities.

  3. Office of Probation. Provides special academic counseling to students with academic need or deficiency.

  4. Office of Placement and Alumni. Provides support and information to graduating students and alumni regarding job training, employment opportunities and employment networking.

  5. Office of Planning and Development. Involved with long term University Development and Strategic Planning.

  6. Office of research and Publication. Coordinates academic research and publication of AIUB Journal of Business nd Economics and AIUB Journal of Science and Engineering.

  7. Office of International Affiliations. Affiliation with several universities and organizations world-wide

  8. Security. Security facilities and safety measures include 24 hours in-house security personnel. Monitoring is accomplished through CC TV.

  9. Physical Fitness Gym. Provides state-of-the art equipment to enhance student physical fitness combined with individual program to fit the need of the students, faculty and staff.

  10. Health Service Center. Unexpected health hazards of the students as well as the employees are given medical care in the center by health professionals. Serious cases are referred to hospitals and/or clinic for appropriate medication.

  11. Students Dormitory. Provides affordable board and lodging facilities and services to students both from the country and abroad.

  12. Canteen Service. Serves hot and cold nutritional meals to both the faculty and students at affordable price. The canteen is equipped with air-conditioning system and television with clean and hygienic facilities.

Corollary to the enunciated mission, vision and goals of the university, some packages of actions have been drawn to serve as the priorities for the next medium-term horizon. These actions cover the vital components of the university system and the major concerns it has to pursue to sustain the status of excellence.

  1. Provision to the undergraduate and graduate business education and the computer education with resources in meeting the national and international standards of quality and excellence


  2. Development and implementation of new courses and further enrichment of the present academic programs to make it more relevant and responsive to the needs of the students; continuation of the vertical articulation of academic programs from undergraduate to graduate and post graduate e.g. BBA-MBA-DBA(the later to be designed and implemented in the next 2 years)

  3. Upgrading the present equipment and instructional facilities to meet the emerging demand of new technology

  4. Continuous faculty development program by expanding scholarship grants of the university and tapping other grants and fellowships offered by the international academic organizations

  5. Establishment of more research infrastructure and facilities to enhance the research consciousness of the faculty and students

  6. Undertaking of research projects and activities based on the agenda of the university and those commissioned or granted to the university by other institutions or organizations

  7. Establishment of a more conducive learning environment by providing its own campus and buildings in Uttara to house the increasing number of students, programs, faculty and staff

  8. Continuous improvement of instructions by adopting new teaching strategies and modalities to suit the courses and topics chosen to catalyze and stimulate learning

  9. Intensification of advocacy and marketing strategies for public appreciation and subscription to the programs and services of the university

  10. Development of alternative management system to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of quality services, attain better means of control, and optimize the use of available human and physical resources

  11. Strengthening and expanding institutional linkages through networking/consortium and other forms of partnership to maximize the sharing and utilization of resources, information and expertise

  12. Establishment of a functional center for research and excellence as depository of essential academic data and information; research outputs; books, reference materials, manuals, exercise books developed and produced by the faculty; consultancy services; design and undertake researches; prepare project proposals; evaluation reports of the academic programs and projects; course collaterals, course outlines, and others

  13. Expansion of outreach programs and services to target beneficiaries through various modalities like mobile team, immersion, skills training, entrepreneurship training, sports and cultural activities, and others

The quest for quality and excellent higher education programs is truly an endless pursuit. It is elusive, life consuming task, complicated but rewarding and fulfilling when the mission, vision and goals are shared by every one in the university. The quest has to start passing through the rough, winding and at certain point in time smooth road. The American International University-Bangladesh will lead the way to the road of excellence. It is determined to utilize the resources available to make the center a vehicle for change, for development, for progress and for repackaging new technology to suit to the needs and demands of the globally competitive higher education in Bangladesh. It shall be the hallmark of AIUB today and the years ahead.

Prepared by:
Dr. Charles C. Villanueva, Dean,
With the Vice Chancellor as the technical adviser and in collaboration with the Faculty Deans.