University of Karachi Exam Dept to go online
KU Exam Department to go online
Karachi, Aug 06: The University of Karachi (KU) has decided to go online, so as to
ensure a transparent and quick dispensing system in the Examinations Department,
revealed KU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Pirzada Qasim at a media briefing held at the
university's campus on Wednesday.
The new system is being set up with the
help of National Database Registration Authority (NADRA), and will come into
operation from 2010 examinations. The online examination system will have a data
bank of questions from all subjects, which will make it possible to set the
questions in few minutes, eliminating delays that have plagued the university
for a long time.
KU Controller of Examinations Prof. Dr Nasiruddin Khan
detailed the dynamics of the proposed system, saying that under the plan, a
directorate of examinations, enrolment, affiliation and registration is
envisaged under one roof making it easier for the students and the university.
The university will take details of the students from NADRA through a
specific code on a card, which will be valid till the time a student receives
their degree. Students will be able to pay their fees online or through
vouchers, saving time and hassle, and they can check their results through that
card. The card will be checked by a scanner before the entry of the students in
the examination hall. All the specific results will appear in the control room
and to the person at the examination hall. Any discrepancy in the data will be
dealt quickly, thereby minimising chances of impersonation or any other form of
Khan informed the press that all the results of the 2008-
examinations were announced in July, while the supplementary examinations of all
graduate-level examinations will be held shortly. The results of MA (External)
examinations held recently will be announced in mid September, while MA
examinations 2009 will also be held during the year, thus eliminating the
Prof Qasim said that since the university was facing a
financial crunch, it may have to levy a minor service charge to the students.
"This has become a necessity as we will have to hire 50-60 personnel in the
computer cell. That will put additional expenses of 1.5m rupees to the
Meanwhile the university announced that the examination
forms and fees of regular students of B.A. (Pass), B.Sc, (Pass) and B.Com
Supplementary Examinations -2008 could be submitted up to August 15. The news
"i think,it would be really nice move for our education` end, good thinking Sir Prof.Dr.Nasir Uddin Khan.."
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KU to set up Rs15m directorate for students' guidance
Karachi: The Karachi University (KU) plans to set up a directorate to
provide online services to students and cater to their needs of affiliation,
registration/enrolment and examination in order to curb financial losses and
The project, with a planned cost of around Rs15 million,
is yet to be approved by the university syndicate.
This was announced at
a press conference held on the campus on Wednesday. Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza
Siddiqui, KU's vice-chancellor, and Prof Dr Nasiruddin Khan, controller exams
and adviser to the vice-chancellor on examination affairs, briefed those present
on the plans for the new directorate.
Speaking about the need for
computerisation of the system, Dr Nasiruddin Khan said: "The university incurs
huge losses every year due to the present manual system. It is inefficient not
only because it consumes a lot of time, but also because it is more vulnerable
Under the project, admission- and examination-related
work, for instance form submission, fee submission and registration, could be
performed online and a link would be established with the National Database and
Registration Authority (Nadra) for this purpose. Results would also be available
on the Internet.
"Nadra would help us in terms of having the correct
information about students. All external and internal students would be issued
with a card having a computer-generated code number. The card, issued at the
time of enrolment/registration, would also serve as an admit card at the time of
examinations. This measure would be implemented for fresh enrolments for the
2010 session," he said, adding that special scanners would be used in
examination halls to prevent impersonation.
Highlighting other changes
under the project, he said that the directorate would be headed by a
director-general, under whom three directors responsible for affiliation,
examination and enrolment/registration would work.
A complex under
construction for the purpose would be used for examinations in the morning and
afternoon hours. At night, it would be rented out for marriages, he said, adding
that this would help the university with revenue generation.
funding for the project, the vice-chancellor said that the university would
welcome any help from the Higher Education Commission, but that if the HEC did
not offer any funds, it would look for sponsors or fund the scheme through its
He assured those present that any increase in student
fees on account of 'service charges' would be "minimal".
the university's budget, which was launched only last month, has no mention of
this project, and neither has it been approved by the university's syndicate,
which meets every month.
Security concerns: Meanwhile, members of
the Karachi University Teachers' Society (Kuts) held a meeting with the
vice-chancellor on Wednesday and apprised him of their concerns regarding
security issues. According to sources, the focus of the discussion was the
"hostile environment" being created on the campus by student groups having
strong political support.
Such negative attitudes, the teachers said,
were adversely affecting academic activities. The vice-chancellor was also
requested to increase the number of watchmen on the campus in order to curb
increasing incidents of robberies on KU's premises. Dawn
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Karachi University Lower Grade Staff!
Karachi: Dear All, it is to bring to the attention to the public at whole that the
unco-operative Karachi University Lower Grade Staff i.e the gate guards/keepers,
makes it real difficult for the students especially for female candidates to
pass through the second gate of the University Rd which is after the Silver
Jubilee Gate and next to PSO Petrol Pump.
i myself have become their victim few times and last night they just
reached to the extent of harresment by using rude and unacceptable conversation
They don't allow students to pass through that particular gate even u show
them the proof of being a current student of the university and last nnight
while i was arguing on this issue with them they let pass couple of cars without
even seeing their ids and when i inquired abou that thoughtful gesture of them
one of the 3 guys raised his voice at me and declared that all those who got
passed were from the intelligence.............!
Oh Well ! Do we need the intelligence that bad in the University ? and how
do those gate keepers knew that those men were from the intelligence when the
no. plates of all 3-4 cars were civilians, no uniform and plus the so called
gate keepers who also threatened me to punish for asking them to let me pass
through that particular gate, didn't even bother to check the ids or any kind of
document from all those cars which passede while i was busy cracking those hard
This is Karachi University! an institution where students ..so called
future of Pakistan goes to get education build their morale and firm their
belief in justice, decipline and principles......Well one can better judge it
if we really can get from a place like that? - Hameeda hayat, email@example.com
"You should have tried the Maskan gate. they are actually under the higher authorities order - it is not the lower staffs fault in my opinion. "
City, Country: Karachi, Pakistan
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Scholarship for ACCA students
Karachi: Sehrish Hussain Khan, ACCA student from, is one of this year's five
winning ACCA students to be awarded a scholarship. The other winners are from China, Kenya and
England. The Simpson Scholarship exists to reward talented ACCA students who have already
proven their merit in the ACCA exams. The scholarship will fund the exam and
registration fees for a period of five years or until they become
Sehrish, who won the scholarship based on her
essay," How the award of a Scholarship will
help me to realise my full potential", said: Since grade five I have always aspired to
become a professional accountant. Moving ahead in life I learned that ACCA is
the best professional qualification I can gain in
The scholarship was made possible by Ms Muriel Simpson,
a Fellow of ACCA, who in her Will, left her residuary estate to ACCA to fund a
Scholarship programme to be called the 'Simpson
Congratulating Sehrish on her achievement, Mr Arif Masud
Mirza, Head of ACCA Pakistan, said: "Sehrish, like the other Scholarship winners, is an exceptional student
and also demonstrates the values of ACCA. She aspires to serve public interest,
just as ACCA members all over the world support their local businesses and aid
their development. The five students chosen are truly inspirational and we know
they will make very good use of the Scholarship." -By Noor Muhammad (ACCA Pakistan)
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Catholic-run schools re-open today
Schools and colleges run under the Catholic Board of Education will reopen on Thursday
July 6 (today), after a three-day closure to condemn the atrocities committed
against the Christian Community in Gojra, said an official of the Catholic Board
of Education. The news
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