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KU extends MA registration date
Karachi, April 01, 2008: The University of Karachi on Monday extended the date for submission of registration forms for MA/Double-MA and improvement of division (external candidates) examinations 2007.

The forms can now be submitted along with the fee of Rs2,000 (including Rs350 as late fee) from April 3 to 5. The change of subject can be applied with the prescribed fee of Rs400.

The University of Karachi also announced on Monday a schedule for the Diploma in Child Health (DCH) annual examinations 2007.

According to programme, the papers will be held on April 14 at the Department of Psychology from 2pm to 5pm.

The practical and viva voce examination will be held on April 28 and 29 at the Department of Paediatrics, Dow Medical College and Civil Hospital. PPI

Teasing of girl leads to APMSO-PSF clash
Karachi: Activists from two rival students' groups, the All-Pakistan Muttahida Student Organisation (APMSO) and the Peoples Student Federation (PSF) clashed Monday morning near the Geology department at the University of Karachi (KU). Seven activists were injured before security within the campus at all entry points was tightened and a heavy contingency of Rangers personnel was deployed to bring the situation under control.

The injured activists were shifted to a hospital after being handed over to officials from the Mobina Town police station. SHO Mobina Town, sub-inspector Shoaib Qureshi, said that students from the Geology department had gone for a picnic on Sunday where a PSF activist, Bisharat, had allegedly teased and harassed a girl. An APMSO activist, Muneeb, reportedly tried to stop him.

On Monday, Bisharat brought in other PSF activists and started beating up Muneeb. Meanwhile, activists belonging to the APMSO also rushed into the fray. A clash ensued, and Bisharat, Sohail, Masood and Imran from the PSF were injured, as were Feroz, Asif and Aslam from the APMSO. An FIR was lodged at the Mobina Town police station. The News

Rangers beat up KU teacher Karachi: A professor of the applied chemistry department at the University of Karachi was severely beaten up by Rangers personnel on the campus on Monday afternoon, university officials said.

The incident took place following the tightening of security by university authorities after a clash between two rival groups of students.

KU campus adviser Dr Majeedullah Qadri said that Prof (Dr) Riaz Ahmed of the applied chemistry department was beaten up by the Rangers.

"Security was tightened and the campus gates were closed to outsiders after two student groups clashed with each other at around 1.30pm," he said.

A few hours later, Prof Ahmed was stopped by Rangers personnel when he was leaving the campus through what is known as the Silver Jubilee Gate, Dr Qadri said.

"He tried to explain that he should not be stopped as he is a teacher. At this, the Rangers personnel misbehaved and started beating him up."

He said when he reached the spot he found Rangers Commandant Colonel Iftikhar present there and Dr Ahmed had been beaten up "quite badly".

KU Vice-Chancellor Dr Pirzada Qasim also reached the place of incident and later called the Rangers' commandant to his office. The VC reportedly told the commandant to take immediate action against those involved and said that the university administration would not tolerate misconduct with teachers.

Colonel Iftikhar said that he could not comment on the issue as he was conducting an inquiry. However, the campus security adviser said that four Rangers personnel involved in the incident had been suspended. They had been put in the 'campus jail', he added.

Meanwhile, university teachers announced a boycott of classes on Tuesday in protest against the incident. "Karachi University Teachers Society has called an emergency meeting on Tuesday in which the future line of action will be decided," said a KUTS spokesman. Dawn

KU radio starts test transmission
Karachi: The radio station of the Department of Mass Communication (MCD) of the University of Karachi (KU) worth four million rupees, with the frequency FM 90.6, started its proper test transmission early last week.

The station, titled the Karachi University Campus Radio FM 90.6, had conducted its inaugural test transmission on April 15, 2007. It took almost a year to complete the testing and calibration of the equipment, which suffered delays caused by other development work going on in the institute. However, now the test transmission, a one-hour transmission of news and other programmes is being aired from March 25, 2008.

The radio is being solely supervised by Professor Inam Bari Jafri of the Department of Mass Communication, while its content is being produced by the students. The one-hour transmission, daily from 3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. includes an academic news bulletin, news reports, documentaries and profile interviews. The M.A. (Final) students are primarily producing the bulletin while the rest of the department is involved in making other programmes. Being a campus radio, it is non-commercial and its range is limited to 15 kilometres, thus restricting its listenership to a small portion of the city around the varsity.

FUUAST results
Federal Urdu University of Science, Arts and Technology (FUUAST) has announced the results of BS Business Administration (Morning) 2007 and MBA (Morning) 2006. The pass percentage was 46.4 and 59.6 respectively. The News
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