IBA, Sindh MBA admissions | BSEK exams date
Last date for admission to MBA extended
Hyderabad, Jan 9: The University of Sindh announced on Tuesday that last
date for submission of forms for admission to MBA evening programme at the
Institute of Business Administration (IBA) had been fixed as Jan 15.
admission test would be held on Jan 17 at 3.30 pm at the IBA and the candidates
had been advised to obtain forms from HBL Jamshoro and Old Campus
The director of Sindh Development Studies Centre (SDSC)
announced that the last date for admission to MSc in the Rural Development
(external programme) had been extended to Jan 10 and the candidates could obtain
forms from designated bank or download it from the university's website
The university also announced the results of MEd (off
campus) annual examinations 2006.
The Sindhi Language
Authority is organising a book fair from Jan 12 to 15 at the Badin press club,
announced secretary of the authority. Dawn
Student Busses in Karachi
The Student Busses (Point) commuting in Karachi City are in very poorly managed. On the beautiful roads the busses of Karachi University , Dow Medical College , Sindh Medical College , & NED University . If you find slow moving and slightly tilted, overloaded vehicle this must be student bus. I have checked at times that Girl Students of Sindh Medical College are pushing a bus which has some starting problem and the scene was at main Sharae Faisal.
Through this media I would like to raise my voice to the cause. In all these institutions there are student who are studying on self finance schemes. The institutions are earning the money but seems not in a mood to spend some pennies for the comfort and benefit of the young lot who want to study.
Please change all the route busses with new ones and make the student feel that really they are the future of nation and shall be proud of it. -By Syed Abid Raza
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BSEK exams date for Adeeb, Aalim and Fazil courses
Karachi: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has
announced that the examinations of Adeeb, Aalim and Fazil courses will commence
on Jan 15. The board has informed candidates that the admit cards have been
dispatched to them at their specified addresses and any of them who did not
receive the same by Jan 10 may approach the board's office to obtain a
Italian language course
The University of Karachi has announced that a beginners' course in Italian language is being
started at the institution soon.
The in-charge of the Italian Language
and Culture Centre, Faculty of Arts, said that since the course was designed for
beginners, it was open to anyone interested in learning Italian
The admission forms could be obtained from the office of the
Dean of Faculty of Arts by Feb 1, he added. App
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Trainee medical technologists fear uncertain future
Karachi: Sounding highly apprehensive about career opportunities
as qualified medical technologists, more than 400 students at the Dow University
of Health Sciences (DUHS) institute foresee an uncertain future ahead as there
exists no regulatory body on the status of medical technology, it was learnt.
A vital part of clinical care, medical technology (MT), which
deals with the diagnostic or therapeutic application of science and technology
to improve the management of health conditions, is a neglected subject in the
country that faces an acute shortage of qualified medical technologists, say
Medical technologists are involved in diagnosis, treatment,
monitoring, and prevention of diseases. It is estimated that around 70 per cent
of the medical decisions are based on the data obtained from laboratory testing
performed by medical technologists/clinical laboratory scientists.
years back, it was only the Islamabad-based Pims (Pakistan Institute of Medical
Sciences) that offered in the public sector one bachelor's course in medical
technology, that is clinical pathology.
As a result, the general trend
has been to employ matriculates, who at times have no training at all, at health
units to perform various types of diagnostic procedures.
lapse in clinical care has been a source of concern for senior medical
practitioners who believe that the presence of incompetent staff not only poses
a risk to life but also opens new avenues of exploitation.
backdrop, the IMT (Institute of Medical Technology) at DUHS emerged as an
important institution in 2006, the first public-sector institution devoted to
medical technology education, offering, for the first time, four-year bachelors
courses in clinical pathology, critical care, operation theatre and
A major initiative by the government, the institute has
been grappling with a host of problems for the last three years,
IMT students, of whom 70 per cent are girls,
pointed out a number of issues adversely affecting their professional training
which, they said, would eventually limit their future prospects.
major concern was related to a lack of official recognition of their job
"People ask us about our professional identity and status and the
institution we are affiliated with. And we find it difficult to satisfy them
since it's a new field and hasn't received any official recognition, unlike
doctors and nurses," a group of IMT students said.
The young students,
most of whom opted for MT after failing to get admission to medical colleges,
also complained about the attitude of medical staff during their visits to
"Most of the staff discourages us with their remarks like 'We
don't need you and there is no place for you here.' Perhaps, this attitude stems
from their fear that if competent medical technologists entered the market, they
would be a threat to their jobs," one of them said.
students, there is a serious shortage of teachers and at times senior students
take classes of their juniors.
The institute functions without a
laboratory and it is a major stumbling block to their professional training,
especially in clinical pathology.
"A lack of lab training is often a
source of embarrassment. At times, when a point is raised during hospital
visits, we are told that we should have been taught about the subject in the lab
before being sent here," said another student. Though every student undergoes
one-month practical training at a private or public sector hospital in a
semester, most students showed dissatisfaction with the period allocated for the
"Since we don't have any lab here, our entire practical learning
depends upon one month's training, which is not enough. It is not humanly
possible to understand all the finer points involved in a diagnostic procedure
in a month. By the time people start feeling comfortable talking to us, the
month ends and when we join them again in the next semester, many students have
forgotten the specific details about the subject," they said.
makes the task of students even more difficult during their hospital visits is
the fact that they are generally not accompanied by a teacher. "A teacher is
with us only at the time of our first visit. No briefing whatsoever is given to
us before and after a daily visit," they said.
Another problem that
perhaps has resulted due to the shortage of teachers is the approach to focus
only on the aspect of a specialised field. "For instance, the main focus of my
learning, theory as well as practical, is on general surgery, though I should be
taught about the intricacies involved in other types of surgeries as the set-up
and techniques of each and every surgery is an altogether different ball game,"
says a student of operation theatre care.
Though faced with a number of
problems, students praised efforts being made by the IMT director as well as
DUHS officials for the upgrade of the institute and accepted the fact that they
would have to endure greater hardships on account of being the first to
undertake a new experience.
'IMT will bring about a big
Responding to students' concerns, Dr Syed Sarwat Hussain, IMT
director, explained that the institute had overcome a number of problems
hindering professional training during the past few months.
"Yes, we did
have a shortage of teachers earlier, but in recent weeks we have appointed more
teachers and regularised those who were previously on contract. At the moment,
we have 16 teachers, though ideally we need over 20.
"With the increase
in the number of teachers, many problems would automatically be solved. For
instance, the need for a focal person during hospital visits. Besides, the
proposal of a lab has been approved and its construction will soon begin. Slowly
but surely, we will achieve our goals and the IMT will open new avenues of
employment and success in life," he said, while appreciating the support of the
DUHS vice-chancellor for the uplift of the institute.
recognition through a regulatory body, he said the institute planned to submit
proposals within months to the government in this regard. About the issues in
practical training, he said students were sent to a number of public and private
hospitals and they needed to get general know-how about their specific
Speaking about the negative remarks hurled at students during
hospital visits, he said: "Yes, public awareness of the issue is needed, but
students need not be discouraged by remarks of junior doctors or nurses and work
harder. There is a big demand for qualified medical technologists in and outside
"This is the first institute of its kind in the country and
students will have to prove their mettle once they enter professional life. The
programme has been approved by the Higher Education Commission and is compatible
with international syllabus.
"Besides, there are a number of options for
further studies. For instance, students can do a master's or PhD in healthcare
management, hospital administration, public health or if they aspire for a
bigger slot, they can even become MDs (doctors of medicine) as I did after doing
an MSC in pharmacy in Karachi and later did some short courses abroad. But, this
is possible only in countries such as the United States, where they offer such
"i am a student of Medical laboratory technique (MLT) in University of health sciences lahore(UHS) pakistan.this year session of 2008-2010 start but university is not giving scholarship to students which is given to university for us which is our right as HEC every year provide funds to (UHS).Please help us sir it is very difficult for us to fulfill our study expancies.thanks for your cooperation."
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City, Country: lahore, Pakistan
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