KU MA registration | APMSO-PSF clash | FM Radio starts
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
The University of Karachi also announced on Monday a schedule for
the Diploma in Child Health (DCH) annual examinations 2007.
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
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
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.
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.
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