Two Ph. D Open Defense Seminars were held in the Department of Sindhi, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur presided over by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto. 
Research Scholar Mr. Abdul Latif Ansari delivered his Ph. D on the topic “A Critical and Research Analysis of Literary Contribution of Rasheed Bhatti” under the supervision of Prof (Retd.) Dr. Adal Soomro. Mr. Abdul Latif Ansari said that role of Late Rasheed Bhatti in literary criticism in Sindhi Language is very important, he gave inputs to the contemporary original thoughts through his creative literally criticism. He provided first hand information related to many persons and personalities including laywars, writers, politicians and social workers. As writer Rasheed Bhatti was a towering personality. 
The second Ph. D Seminar was delivered by Ms. Aisha Hassan Dharejo on the topic “Research and Critical Analysis of Women Problems in Sindhi Short Stories” under the supervision of Prof (Retd.) Dr. Adal Soomro. She said that literature is the soul of human life. In the beginning of 20th century, short stories were refined by the prominent writers Mal Persoram, Amar Lal Hingorjani, Mirza Qaleech Baig and others. I have assessed the political, social and economic status of society. The traditions and sufism, federalism and capitalism have been reviewed. My research work has also highlighted the past and present periods short stories for Women’s problem whereas injustices are committed with the women have been analyzed in my research work.
While delivering his presidential address the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto said that literature is an integral part of the society which reflects the culture, civilization, arts, music, calligraphy. Late Rasheed Bhatti was a man of letter, he contributed lot in the promotion of Sindhi literature. He contributed in the writing of fiction, columns, his literary services will be remembered for long period.
Dr. Ibupoto said that research work of the Ms. Aisha Hassan Dharejo is up to the mark. She has shed light on the problems of women in Sindhi Short Stories. Dr. Ibupoto remarked that the work of both scholars will be value added in the Sindhi literature. We are committed to provide a viable platform for embarking research at campus.
Prof. Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Mashori, Dean Faculty of Arts and Languages said that we are promoting the research culture in the Faculty of Arts and Languages on modern yardstick and parameters and encouraging the scholars to complete their research work within their stipulated time.
Prof. (Retd.) Dr. Adal Soomro, Dr. Anwar Figar Hakro and Dr. Inayat Laghari also spoke on this occasion and appreciated the work of the research scholars. They said the Sindhi literature is rich historically. The contribution of both Scholars will be positive addition in the Sindhi literature.
Both Open Defense Seminars were declared as successful. Dr. Naveed Ahmed Shaikh, Director Postgraduate Studies conducted the proceedings of the Seminars.
A large number of teachers, research scholars and students attended the Seminars.