Rawalpindi boys colleges seats shortage
Majority of students likely to fail in getting admission
Rawalpindi, Aug 20: The administrations of four boys colleges of
Rawalpindi after receiving around 10,000 applications for admission in
intermediate are facing the same old dilemma of dropping many worthy students
from merit list due to shortage of seats.
It is likely that around 80
per cent of the students will not be able to get admission in Government Degree
College, Ashgar Mall College, Hashmat Ali College or Gordon College because
number of seats is around 2,000 in them.
Majority of the students have
applied in science, pre-engineering, medical humanities and general groups with
a hope of getting a seat in any one of them.
An applicant Muhammad Usman said: "I have applied in all these colleges because
it is very difficult to find one's name on the merit list due to the less number
of colleges and limited number of seats for boys."
Hashmat Ali College Principal Sadiq Malik said: "We have received around
600 applications and we have only got 500 seats."
He said that the
students face immense difficulties in getting admission in the colleges and it
is a very serious issue. He stressed the need of establishing more postgraduate
colleges in the city to facilitate male students.
Asghar Mall College
Principal Dr Aleem Ud Din said: "We have received almost 1,500 applications for
admission in intermediate groups and the available seats are between 800 to
Some colleges have also displayed their first merit lists of
Gordon College Principal Abdul Qayyum said: "First
merit list has been displayed by the admission committee of the college and this
year the merit of pre-engineering is 804 that was 650 last year. Its means that
majority of students will fail to get admission this year."
hundreds of students fail to get the admission and the parents and the students
have appealed to the higher authorities to increase the number of seats and set
up new colleges in the city that is the need of the hour.
Khan Adds: The parents of students seeking admission in intermediate in Federal
Government colleges have appealed to the concerned authorities to change the
quota system, because a number of worthy students are deprived of admission in
the colleges despite having very good marks.
number of parents said that the quota system in the FG colleges is injustice
with worthy students. They said that due to this quota system they were forced
to get admission in private colleges by paying huge amount.
Faheem Ahmed said that his daughter got 725 marks in Secondary
School Annual Examination 2009, but failed to get admission in FG College. "Now
I have no other option, but to admit my daughter in a private school by paying
high fees," he added.Chaudhary Waseem, another father
said, "I am government servant and I tried my best to secure admission for my
son who has 712 marks, in a FG College, but I failed to do so because of this
quota system." He said, "I am not in a position to get admission for my boy in a
private college, as I could not pay higher fees."
They urged the
authorities concerned to either increase the number of seats for civilians or
increase the number of FG colleges especially for boys, so that children of
low-income government employees could get admission in them.
Post your comments
IIU holds Independence Day function
Islamabad: A programme to celebrate Independence Day was held at
International Islamic University (IIU) here on Wednesday.
State Syed Samsam Ali Bukhari was the chief guest on the occasion.
Alvi, Dr. Parveen Khan, Muhammad Naqshbandi, Begum Humaira Jafri Syed, Ms.
Irshad Qadir, and Hafiz-ur-Rehman, were among the guests who shared their
experience on 'journey to freedom'.
State Minister Syed Samsam Ali
Bukhari while addressing the gathering said that great nations do not bow down
in front of anybody. "The spirit of Pakistan is unity. Migration to Madina was
also for Islam and the migration to Pakistan was also for Islam," he
Director Women Campus Dr. Parveen Qadir Agha said that the theme
for the celebration is 'Journey for Freedom'. She said that this is a continuous
journey for underprivileged nations. There is a need to celebrate our
independence with full enthusiasm.
She praised IIUI President Dr. Anwaar
Hussain Siddiqui for promoting gender balance in the university. She was also
thankful to all 19 departments that participated in the Independence
celebrations. "It is a unique university where there are different campuses for
males and female students," she said.
Earlier, Provost Women Campus Mrs.
Qaisera Alvi welcomed the guests. She said that Independence Day was celebrated
in every nook and corner of Pakistan that promoted nationalism and
She said, "Our new generation does not know what slavery is,
they should condemn the shackles of slavery and should understand the importance
of a free state. We should never forget the sacrifices of our ancestors who have
gone through several hardships and those who have lost their immediate family
members in the migration to the land of pure."
Mrs. Qaisera Alvi said
that now we can see that there is hatred all around us and our hearts are
saddened by the insecurity. Big countries are waiting for us to disintegrate and
we should counter their intentions by committing ourselves to unity.
programme was hosted by Amrat Haq, Saira Akhtar Hashmi sang a national song
'Watan Ki Mitti' and a documentary on Journey to Freedom was presented that was
prepared by Aniqa. The news
Post your comments
Math culture vital to inventions, say experts
Islamabad: Participants at opening ceremony of the 10th
International Pure Mathematics Conference (IPMC) 2009 have called for an
adequate mathematical culture in the country to introduce innovations in the
fields of science and technology.
The conference was arranged by
Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), Preston University and Pakistan Mathematical
Society with an endeavour to improve quality of research in mathematics and
expose young mathematicians to technicalities of this
Developments in the field of mathematics could contribute a lot
in the uplift of economy and such conferences were essential to broaden the
vision of educationists, the participants observed.
Abdul Rauf was the chief guest on the occasion. He said mathematics was backbone
of science and played pivotal role in development of a scientific society.
He stressed the need to arrange such national and international
conferences that could provide an impetus to mathematicians for research in all
areas of mathematics. app
Post your comments