KU session began, evening programs merit list
New Karachi University session commenced
Karachi, Jan 06: A new academic session commenced at the University of
Karachi on Monday with the orientation day, held at all departments, according
to a KU spokesman.
New entrants were briefed by the chairmen of
respective departments about the facilities to be made available to them at the
institution. They were also apprised of the rules and regulations of the
Vice-Chancellor Prof Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui's statement
welcoming the new students was also read out.
"Immense opportunities of
access to knowledge are available in the present day era and students should
take full advantage of these in order to equip themselves with the required
capabilities to make rapid progress," the statement said.
Evening programme admission list
Karachi: Directorate of the KU evening programme has announced the
second list of candidates seeking admission to the BS, Pharm D, MBA, BSCS and
A statement issued on Monday said that the enlisted
candidates may deposit fee on Jan 6, 9 and 10.
pertaining to degree classes would be discussed at a meeting of principals of
the colleges affiliated with the University of Karachi at 11am in the Arts
auditorium on Jan 14, a KU spokesman said on Monday. App
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Education dept told to expand scope of fund
Karachi: Sindh Chief Secretary Fazalur Rehman has directed the
education secretary to expand the scope of the Endowment Fund (EF) to cover all
deserving students who needed financial assistance for higher professional
education above the intermediate level.
Merit, besides need, should be
the criterion of the selection, he said while presiding over a high-level
meeting in his office on Monday.
The chief secretary suggested that the
scheme should be expanded to prominent universities and public sector medical
colleges of Sindh.
The programme should be publicised properly through
the print and electronic media, he added.
The meeting sought suggestions
on the criteria for extending assistance to those students who pass their matric
exams with distinction but fail to get admission to Class-XI and also those who
cannot continue their higher education.
The meeting decided to
institutionalise the endowment fund programme and involve principals and
headmasters of higher secondary schools through DCOs and EDOs (education) in
order to ensure effective utilisation of the funds.
Nazar Hussain Mahar, education secretary Rizwan Memon, services & general
administration secretary Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi, finance secretary Fazlullah
Pechuho and special finance secretary Naheed Shah were among the officials who
attended the meeting. Ppi
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Lecture on Perinatal Depression held at FJWU
Rawalpindi: Causes like past history of psychopathology,
psychological disturbance during pregnancy, poor marital relationship,
coincidental adverse life events and low social support increase the risk of
This was observed by Dr Jane Fisher, a Clinical
Psychologist by profession and Associate Professor at University of Melbourne,
who was the guest speaker at a lecture on the mental health problems of women,
organised by the Department of Behavioural Sciences at Fatima Jinnah Women
University (FJWU) here Monday. The lecture was focused on perinatal depression
in women and understanding those aspects of women's lives that affect their
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jane Fisher briefed the
audience about the signs and symptoms of depression during pregnancy and
different preventive strategies that could be incorporated to avoid postnatal
mental health problems. She was of the view that a better understanding of
infant needs and temperament, increased marital confidence, and information
about common perinatal mental disorders and health problems could help in
avoiding the risk of perinatal depression in parents. She said that integrated
multidimensional approaches to reduce poverty and prevent gender-based violence
are essential to improve mental health problems.
Earlier, Dr Farah
Qadir, Incharge Behavioural Sciences Department, welcomed the audience on the
occasion. A large number of faculty and students attended the lecture that was
of great significance for them being young women. At the end, the university
souvenir was also presented to the honourable guest as a token of appreciation
by Professor Dr Naheed Zia Khan, Dean Faculty of Law, Commerce, Management &
Administrative Sciences and Science & Technology.
Dr Fisher has been
involved in different projects of World Health Organisation to develop
preventive interventions for postnatal depression. She chairs the Melbourn
School of Population Health's Research Higher Degree Committee and is currently
working on perinatal mental health in resource-poor countries.
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Beaconhouse investiture ceremony
Rawalpindi: Beaconhouse Senior Girls Branch, Peshawar Road, held its
Students Council Investiture ceremony here Monday, says a press release.
During the ceremony for the session 2008-09, badges and sashes were
awarded to the students by Head of Beaconhouse School System branches Mrs Saima
Rashid, while the school's evaluation general manager graced the occasion as the
"I see Nobel Award winners of tomorrow standing among these
students," said Mrs Rashid while addressing the student council. Senior Mistress
Shazia Amjad took oath from the council members.
She congratulated the
parents and the newly elected members of the council. Students took oath that
they would maintain the discipline and work towards improving the quality of
life at school with dignity, honesty and full devotion. The News
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