Karachi University evening BS programme problems
Karachi University evening programmes: students decry course management
Karachi, Jan 17: Newcomers in the Evening BS Programme (3rd honours) at the
Department of Chemistry, Karachi University are facing enormous academic
problems, as the chemistry department had started the first semester in January
2009 with the courses of second semester.
According to details, students
complained that they were being taught the course of second semester at the
start of first semester which was causing great difficulty for them.
of the students had opted this evening programme as a part-time studies because
of their other engagements.
It is worth mentioning that there are two
semesters in a year and tuition fee is charged per semester, while nearly 6
courses are taught in each semester. The evening programme of the University of
Karachi offers Masters and BS Programmes.
The timings of the programme have
been scheduled from 3:30pm. The timings of the programme provide an excellent
opportunity to individuals, who are doing jobs and intend to improve their
academic qualifications in pursuit of advancing their learning and career
When we contacted the chairman of the department, Prof Dr Muhammad Said
Arrain, about the complaint of students, he admitted that the complaint was
true. "This was not a big issue to start first semester with the courses of
second semester because all courses are independent. As far as the students'
trouble is concerned there is no difference between both the semesters, they
look similar with the courses of first semester because such students are
inducted on low percentages, and therefore they have to study hard to get strong
grip on the course," he added. The Nation
11 PhD degrees awarded
Karachi: The University of Karachi has awarded 11 PhD degrees in
According to the KU registrar, those who have been
awarded the PhD degrees are: Mohammad Afzal (Botany), M. Siddique Rathore (Quran
and Sunnah), Shamim Mushtaq (Biochemistry), Khalid Mustafa (Economics), Iffat
Mehmood (Chemistry), Mohammad Naeem Anwar (Islamic learning), Uzma Zaman and
Sher Bahadur Khan (Chemistry-HEJ), Mohammad Qayyum and Sajjad Ali (Islamic
learning), Dr Zahida Memon (Pharmacology). App
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Status of Ideal Grammar School as exam centre cancelled
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), has cancelled the status of
Ideal Grammar Higher Secondary School, Gulistan-e-Jauhar as the examination
centre for HSC Part1 and 2 Supplementary Examinations 2008, a press release said
According to details, the vigilance team of BIEK reported five
cases of impersonation and 15 cases of cheating on January 14 at the aforesaid
examination centre. The team further reported that mismanagement and external
interference was observed in the aforesaid examination centre.
basis of this report, Chairman BIEK Anwar Ahmed Zai ordered to cancel the centre
with effect from January 17. The students can take their remaining papers at
Government Degree Boys College, Gulistan-e-Jauhar located on University Road
adjacent to Shaikh Zaid Islamic Centre.
The press hand out further said
that all examination centers should note that if any case of impersonation or
cheating at a college was reported, it will lead to the cancellation of centre.
The purpose of such actions is to ensure transparent environment in examination
centers, the release stated. The News
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New building at SU opened
Hyderabad: The Sindh University has completed construction of an
additional building comprising four laboratories and classrooms for the Centre
for Pure and Applied Geology at Allama I.I. Kazi campus in Jamshoro.
vice-chancellor of the university, Mazharul Haq Siddiqui, inaugurated the
additional block of the centre on Friday.
The vice-chancellor appreciated
progress of the centre and said that this centre was one of the best in the
country and added that the university had provided maximum facilities for
research in the related area to cater to the needs of the country. He
congratulated the faculty members and students on having an additional facility
of laboratories and classrooms.
Director of the centre Dr Parveen said
that the additional block of the centre comprising four labs and classrooms
would help facilitate enhanced enrolment in the centre that had gone up from 240
in 2005 to 580 in 2008 while during current academic year enrolment had also
She said that additional block was constructed at a cost of
Rs7 million and the amount was saved from the university's mega project
She said that from the savings the centre had also purchased a
vehicle for field work for faculty and students. Dawn
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