FUUAST national aptitude test
FUUAST admission test under NTS
Karachi, Dec 23: The
National Aptitude Test for the Federal Urdu University for Arts,
Science and Technology (FUUAST) would be held under the National Testing
Services for admission in the Department of Computer Science, Geology,
BBA and Pharm-D would be held on January 8, 2012, Director Admissions,
FUUAST, Prof Muhammad Siddiq said on Thursday. The admit cards have been
dispatched at the residential addresses of the candidates, he added.
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KU associations call off boycott
Karachi: The Employees
Welfare Association (EWA) and Officers Welfare Association (OWA) of the
University of Karachi (KU) on Thursday called off their protest and
agreed to resume work from Thursday.
The employees of the
registration office, situated at the STC Hall, KU, were beaten up by the
activists of an ethnic-based association on Tuesday at around 4:30pm.
After the unpleasant incident, most of the staff of the university
stopped working and conducted an emergency meeting of both the
associations in which they agreed to remain on strike for an indefinite
The members of both the associations while expressing
their anger demanded for justice and serious action against the accused
students. The KU administration should take serious notice of the issue
and make sure that such incidents never take place again.
to a notification issued, acting Vice-Chancellor, KU, Prof Nasir Uddin
Khan met the delegation comprising of both the associations and ensured
support of the university's administration during the prolonged
negotiations between the two.
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IEEE Multiple Conference at SSUET
Karachi: The three-day 14th International Institute of Industrial Electronics Engineering
(IEEE) Multiple Conference (INMIC-2011) started at the Sir Syed
University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) on Thursday with a call
for focus on alternative sources of energy, particularly solar and wind
energy, in view of the ever-growing energy crisis in Pakistan.
the conference, Sardar Yasin Malik, a former federal minister and
ex-chairman Pakistan State Oil, lamented that even developed countries,
where the sun is not seen for most of the year, have solar energy
whereas in Pakistan, where the sun shines most of the year, is lacking
in this technology.
He also pointed out that Pakistan had a
wind-blowing corridor but such God-gifted opportunities were not being
exploited and the country continued to suffer in the wake of depleting
Malik referred to disasters caused by floods
last year and this year, saying that there was no disaster management
system in place. "Pakistan is passing through a great energy crisis and
if this problem is not resolved, our entire programme of industrial
development will be jeopardized. It is a matter of satisfaction that
this conference is focusing on this issue," he added.
upon the Pakistani scientists working abroad to think of their country
and come back to Pakistan to serve their homeland. Malik, who has
contributed immensely to the education and health development in
Pakistan, stressed that he started his life with education achieved from
the Lyari and Kharadar areas with financial help from someone.
his speech, he praised the SSUET and noted that within a span of 17
years it has become a centre of excellence for quality education in
engineering and technology.
Earlier in his speech, Chancellor
SSUET Engineer ZA Nizami, while highlighting the role of the conference,
expressed the hope that the faculty and students of this university
would benefit with the knowledge and wisdom of the participating
scholars and researchers.
He observed that the IEEE is the
world's largest professional association of members dedicated to
technological advancement, innovation and excellence to improve quality
of life. He said that the IEEE and its members were inspiring the global
community through the IEEE's patent, highly-cited publications,
conferences, technology, standards and professional and educational
"This is an age of science and technology and we
cannot think of development, progress and prosperity without the
advancement of technology," he said. "I have found a great similarity in
the IEEE and SSUET's vision," he said, adding that "we both endeavour
to foster technology, innovation for the benefit of humanity".
to the ongoing energy crisis, he called upon the scientists to focus on
developing economical and technological means to develop conventional
and alternative energy sources to get rid of the crisis as soon as
possible. The chancellor said that the conference had invited Dr Raziq
Yaqub from the US to address the issue of energy crisis and their
solutions in the context of Pakistan.
"The aim of the conference
is to bring scholars and distinguished members of the IEEE to one forum
to share their knowledge and experience with our faculty and students".
The university is putting a lot of emphasis in all domains of research
and its faculty has produced a large number of research papers of
international standard and their research papers are regularly published
in research journals of international repute, he added. The news
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Education officers to face music: minister
Karachi: Senior Sindh Education & Literacy Minister, Pir
Mazhar-ul-Haq has warned the Regional Directors of Colleges and
Education Officers of all the districts of province to take action
against the teachers and other employees of the department working for
media, NGOs and other private organisations or otherwise they would have
to face the music.
"Finalise the lists of all the
teachers/employees working for media, NGOs and other private
organisations and submit to the department or they would be transferred
and replaced with other officers," Pir Mazhar said, adding that
Secretary Education had given 10-day time to these officers of which
five days had already passed. The minister advised them to finalise the
lists and submit the same in due time or be prepared for action against
It may be recalled that Pir Mazhar had released a list of
352 such teachers/employees working for media, NGOs and other private
organisations, however, according to him it was preliminary report that
would be updated after getting more details from district offices.
According to him, 70 teachers are working only for one group of Sindhi
newspapers and TV channels. ppi
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