KU evening admissions 2012
Admissions to KU's evening programmes start
Karachi, Dec 12: Admissions to the evening
programmes of the University of Karachi (KU) will start from Monday, an
official said on Sunday. Director Evening Programme Dr Abuzar Wajidi said the
admission form and brochure would be available against the payment of Rs800 from
December 12 to 21.
The interested candidates could get the admission
form from the United Bank Limited located at the Silver Jubilee Gate, KU, from
9:30am to 5pm. The students could also submit their duly filled forms at the
same counter, he said.
SSC supple results today: Results of the
supplementary examination of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Science and
General Science (Regular and Private) groups will be declared on Monday (today)
at 11am, Controller of Examinations Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK)
Rafia Mallah said on Sunday. The news
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IoBM confers degrees upon 983 graduates
Karachi: Institute of Business Management (IoBM) conferred degrees upon its 983 graduates
in business management and allied disciplines in its annual convocation held
here on Saturday.
As many as 317 students were conferred degrees of BBA
(Honours) 4-year, 101 of BS (Joint Honours) 4-year, 1 of BCS 3-year, 1 of BS
(MIT) 4-year, 215 of MBA (Regular) 1-year, 39 of MBA (Regular) 2-year, 45 of MBA
(Regular) 3-year, 111 of MBA (Executive) 2-year, 15 of MBA (Executive) 3-year,
33 of MBA (Health Management) 2-year, 3 of MBA (Advertising and Communication
Management) 1-year, 11 of MBA (Advertis-ing and Commu-nication Management)
2-year, 2 of MBA (Industrial Manage-ment) 1-year, 30 of MBA (Industrial
Management) 2-year, 1 of MBA (Industrial Management) 3-year, 9 of MBA (Media
Management) 2-year, 12 of MBA (Telecom-munication Management) 2-year, 26 of MBA
(Finance and Risk Management) 1-year, 1 of MBA (Finance and Risk Management)
2-year, 7 of MBA (Educational Manage-ment) 2-year and 3 of M Phil
As many as 11 gold medals and 27 certificates of merit were also
distributed among students who achieved distinction.
Javed Jabbar, while
addressing the ceremony said that it was befitting for the convocation to be
held on the Human Rights Day. Sharing his thoughts, Jabbar said while rights
remain important, what is vital for a civilised society is the responsibility
factor, adding "As such, rights and responsibilities go side by side". He
highlighted the importance of such watchwords as will and vision leading to
excellence, positive change or transformation beginning within oneself and hope
and confidence remaining the key to success for which he accredited IoBM in
playing a positive role.
Imminent educationist Dr Shams Kassim Lakha was
the guest of honour of the ceremony. In his keynote address, he emphasised the
need for ethics, social responsibilities and mutual respect in the society. He
called for ethical behaviour in business through the ability to distinguish
between right and wrong. He upheld the need of social responsibility through
good governance. Dr Lakha urged that respect be given to all fellow beings,
irrespective of their social status.
He felicitated the graduates and
complimented the role played by their parents and faculty toward their success.
His message to graduates was to follow merit rather then finding references to
achieve success. He also acknowledged the role of IoBM in developing bight young
minds into the future leaders of Pakistan.
Earlier, IoBM president
Shahjehan Karim felicitated the graduating students and acknowledged their
efforts, the sacrifices of their parents and the dedication of the faculty
towards excellence in knowledge and competence. Daily times
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SSUET to host 14th IEEE international conference
Karachi: The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) is organising the 14th Institute of
Industrial Electronics Engineering (IEEE) International Multi-topic Conference
(INMIC 2011) in association with IEEE Karachi Chapter. The INMIC 2011 is
scheduled to be held from December 22-24, 2011.
The conference will
provide a scientific forum for Pakistani and international researchers to report
recent results in the areas of engineering, sciences and technologies. The three
day conference, sponsored by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the
National ICT and R&D Fund, will facilitate candid discussion of new ideas,
research, development and applications, including techniques and methods to
stimulate and inspire pioneering work, SSUET spokesperson said.
international guest speakers have consented to participate in the conference and
cover the areas of Distributed and Grid Computing, Pervasive and Ubiquitous
Computing Algorithms, Tools Applications and Web Technologies, Wireless and
Network Security, Artificial Intelligence, Power Electronics and Control
Engineering, FPGA and Semi-conductor Material Devices, Bio-Medical and
Bio-information Security, Computer Graphics and Image Processing and Software
Engineering and Database Warehouse, he further said.
includes presentation of papers and tutorials by eminent researchers,
scientists, technologists, and academicians enabling the participants to learn
about the latest trends of cutting-edge technologies, he added.
objective of the conference is to acquire high quality papers from local and
foreign researchers for publication as conference proceedings and provide
opportunities to students and young engineers to have interaction with them to
pursue research and development work in the fields of their interest",
conference sources said.
Pakistani computer scientist and entrepreneur,
Professor Umar Saif of the Lahore University of Management Sciences will be the
keynote speaker who will talk on "Networks for the 'other' four Billion" which
is to cater for fundamental challenges in the developing world like Enhancing
Internet Bandwidth for low-bandwidth users and improving connectivity between
people who are not connected to the Internet.
According to the SSUET
spokesman, call for participation in the conference is still open and detailed
information is available at the INMIC 2011 website. The IEEE is the world's
largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation
and excellence for the benefit of humanity. It creates an environment where
members collaborate on world changing technologies – from computing and
sustainable energy systems, to aerospace, communications, robotics, healthcare
and more. The students of SSUET will learn a lot from this conference, he
said. The news
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FUUAST's deadline for BS, Masters admissions programme
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technologies (FUUAST) has announced Dec 19 as deadline for admissions to BS and
Masters morning programme 2012. Admission committee Director Muhammad Siddique
on Tuesday said that admissions would be entertained in MA English,
International Relation, LLB, LLM, Chemistry, Physics and BS in networking,
Software, Geology and in other subjects. He said 45 percent marks are compulsory
for admission in MA and BS Arts Faculty while minimum 50 percent marks are
required for admission in BS Science Faculty. Daily times
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609 IBA graduates given degrees
Karachi: As many as 609 fresh graduates (67 per cent male and 33pc
female) and a first PhD of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) were
conferred upon degrees by the institution at its convocation-2011 held in a
gaily decorated marquee on its main campus on Friday.
The simple but impressive ceremony that was largely attended by parents of
fresh graduates, faculty members, philanthropists and prominent citizens went on
without the convocation address considered an essential part of such ceremonies
as Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad, who was scheduled to deliver the speech
being the chief guest, could not make it reportedly owing to his other official
Jubilant and joyous graduates tossed their mortar boards in the air as soon
as the convocation was declared closed and thereafter mingled with their
friends, parents and guests.
The IBA has recently earned the distinction of becoming one of the eight
institutions accredited by South Asia Quality Assurance System (SAQS).
The 609 students awarded degrees at the convocation were all those who did
their bachelor`s and master`s under the IBA`s various programmes, including
seven students who passed their Executive MBA.
The first PhD degree of the IBA was awarded to Quratulain Nizamuddin, who
recently completed her doctorate under the faculty of Computer Science.
Seven outstanding students who were awarded gold medals included Shahzaib
Hassan for being declared the Overall Best Student – Graduate Programme, Hira
Ejaz got the Overall Best Student – Undergraduate Programme gold medal, Misbah
Ghani won the Overall Marketing gold Medal, Wajid Iqbal clinched the Overall
Finance gold medal, Omer Bin Asad and Shafia Imtiaz got the gold medal for the
Best BS/MIS Project, Sadaf Ejaz bagged the Overall MIS gold medal, Mahad Asim
Hamza won the High Achievers gold medal while the IBA`s Entrepreneurship Society
was adjudged the Best Student Society of the Year.
Speaking on the occasion, IBA Board of Governors chairman Justice Muneeb
Akhtar exhorted the graduating students to prepare and assume their
responsibilities in the professional world as it was now their time to pay back
by serving their society and the country`s less privileged class.
In this regard he referred to the efforts of the IBA dean and director, Dr
Ishrat Husain, faculty, staff and management in mobilising financial assistance
and scholarships for the students coming from less privileged families.
Praising the IBA`s standard of education, he said that receiving the SAQS`
accreditation and the gradual expanding of international linkages were a
testimony of the remarkable progress made by the IBA over the last four years in
pursuit of its vision to make it to the top ten institutions in Asia and in the
He felicitated the fresh graduates and their parents on their success.
In his welcome address, IBA dean and director Dr Ishrat Husain said that with
the revamping and restructuring of the IBA undergraduate and graduate
programmes` curriculum, the BBA degree became a terminal degree and therefore
BBA graduates could now enter the job market as management trainees.
Mentioning about the recently introduced undergraduate programme at IBA with
dual major in economics and mathematics, he said that the programme which was
one of its kind in any Pakistani business school would be launched shortly,
besides there had been a phenomenal increase in the strength of PhD faculty to
an all-time high of 17 persons.
Acknowledging the support and contribution of IBA Board of Governors, alumni,
corporate leaders, philanthropists, faculty, staff and students in the
realisation of his vision, Dr Husain sought the continued support from the IBA
community in its long journey of excellence.
The valedictory speech was given by Shahzaib Hassan, who was declared the
Overall Best Student-Graduate Programme. Dawn
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Minister suspends teachers moonlighting as journalists
Karachi: In the wake of a list released by the Education Department which showed that over 350 of its employees
- mostly schoolteachers - were working illegally in the private sector, Minister
for Education Pir Mazharul Haq on Sunday directed the secretary education to
immediately suspend all such moonlighting officials.
Department's list pointed out the employees illegally working in the private
sector and not performing their official duties as per requirement. As per the
minister's direction, an assistant professor, serving as news editor at a daily
Sindhi newspaper, would also be suspended and the department would conduct an
inquiry against him.
Secretary Education Siddique Memon has been asked
to take immediate action according to the law so that all moonlighting
government employees could be handed punishments. The minister also directed the
Sindh Information Department to issue a detailed list of such employees as many
names were not included in the one issued earlier.
"Some elements of
society associated with local media groups and practicing yellow journalism are
involved in my character assassination. However, I would like to point out that
I will not bow to such elements," Pir Mazhar said.
Although they are
trying to blackmail me, I will not surrender to such people, he asserted. The
minister said that he would neither be influenced nor hesitate to take action
against the moonlighted employees. The education minister clarified that the
department would take action without discrimination.
"After the issuance
of the list, teachers or lecturers working for media organisations have started
damaging my character in their publications. They even alleged that I presented
an Ajrak to the dictator General Ziaul Haq during his regime," he added.
Such allegations are baseless, Pir Mazhar said, and challenged them to
produce evidence. He recalled that he remained in jail for two years during the
Zia era and struggled against the dictator.
He mentioned that he used to
be a journalist before starting his political
career. "I started my
career in journalism as a proof reader and then became a
a Hyderabad-based Sindhi daily newspaper and I am proud of it. During that time,
I was not associated with any government job," he further stated.
Education Department would soon release the list of college-based lecturers and
assistant professors who are working for media groups or NGOs, he added. All
regional directors of the Education Department were instructed to prepare lists
of those employees who are working in the private sector.
the list, most of the moonlighting teachers are working in media outlets in the
interior Sindh. It also shows a junior schoolteacher, a Naib Qasid, a Sindhi
language teacher and five primary schoolteachers from Karachi working for
different media organisations. The news
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