Govt college admissions to begin from August 6
Karachi, Aug 4: The process of admission to first-year classes for all faculties
in the government city colleges will begin from August 6 with the sale of
admission forms and brochures through designated banks for Rs100. This will
continue till August 21 from branches of Habib Bank Limited and the first merit
list is expected to come out during the last week of the month.
Director Colleges Rafiq Siddique said that admissions will be given to more than
90,000 students purely on the basis of merit in 118 colleges and 32 higher
secondary schools, including the Aga Khan Board students. He said that last
year, 76,000 students were accommodated in city colleges. Furthermore, 41
information centres have been set up to aid students. He further said that 117
colleges were included in the brochure, while one college was not added to the
list as it was refused permission.
He further explained that the
provincial secretary has allowed opening the college in the building where
Director Schools have been positioned. He said that four rooms were opened for
the college and General and Commerce group classes will commence soon. However,
as soon as the new building is allocated, this building will be vacated, he
Moreover, the Board Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) officials,
when contacted regarding the issuance of marksheets, said that they will start
issuing them from August 15. He further said that the marksheets will be issued
When the Acting Controller of Examination, Bizatullah Khan,
was asked how this process of admission will be managed, considering the last
date for submitting forms has been fixed for August 21, he said that the
Centralised Admission Policy (Cap) Director Colleges did not consult board
officials before giving the admission date.
However, the District
Commissioner said that the date will be extended in order to facilitate every
student, adding that the provincial education department wants to execute the
admission process in a foolproof manner, giving priority solely on merit.
He also explained that admission under Cap and other related mechanisms
will remain almost the same as the previous years. Thus, he said there will be a
smooth take-off and related tasks will be undertaken by the officers concerned
as well as the centralised committee within the stipulated period.
DC further added that a 23-member admission committee was notified, comprising
18 senior faculty members and five ex-officio members, with the PECHS Girls
College being set up as an information centre.
In response to another
question, he said that similar to the previous years, the BSEK will verify the
marksheets submitted by applicants, in addition to preparing the merit list.
Under the National Internship Programme (NIP), new teachers were
appointed in colleges, while 850 co-operative teachers were made to leave.
Moreover, adhoc teachers will also be teaching, thus, filling the vacant 900
posts of regular teachers. The news