FUUAST BA, BCom and MA exams registration
FUUAST announces 31st last date for registration
Karachi, Jan 05: Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology
(FUUAST) Controller Examinations Professor Waqar-ul-Haq has announced on
Monday that the last date of registration in BA, BCom and MA (private)
has been extended to Jan 31.
Meanwhile, FUUAST has also announced
that MSC final semester (4th) and BS semester (8th) chemistry paper,
which was scheduled for Dec 28, 2010 but postponed, will now be held on
Jan 7. Further, exams of MSC previous semester (2nd) and BS semester
(6th), which was due to be held on Dec 15, 2010, will now be held on Jan
8. Daily times
"MA political science part-II exam was conducted from Dec. 28, 2011 to Jan. 10, 2012. Result of this exam could not be announced so far. Please inform the expected date of announcement of result. Regards Nazneen Sadiq"
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Thin attendance at schools after winter vacation
Karachi: Private schools of the metropolis re-opened on Monday after 10-day winter
vacation but thin attendance was reported from most of them.
of the students were not in favour to send their children to schools as
they believed that there would be no proper classes on first day of
schooling after vacations. Despite the fact that public sector schools
opened on Saturday after observing winter vacations, the attendance
remained low on Monday.
It has become a practice that students
avoid attending classes on first day after the vacations. Similar
situation was witnessed after summer vacations, and students started
schools regularly after three to four days.
"My son woke up
early this morning to get ready for school but the van driver did not
come. When we called the driver to ask where he is, the driver said he
will not be coming because majority of the students will take off," Mrs
She also said that her son was ready to go to school with his father but by that time it was late to enter school's premises.
Kaleem said that she could not press the uniforms of her children due
to which she did not send them to school on Monday. "The children are
studying in lower classes, so I think there would be no problem for them
if they miss some classes," she added.
However, many parents
believe that the child should go to schools on regular basis because it
would create the importance of education within their mind. It would
also make them punctual and help them in future too, they said.
have enjoyed a lot during the vacations and now its time to go to
school. We already have many problems which often cause closures of the
educational institutions in the city and if they deliberately miss the
classes then they could not get necessary preparations for their
examinations, the parents added.
"I went upcountry area with my
family," Muhammad Ali said. "My sons are studying in class IV and VI
respectively, they are allowed to enjoy holidays but there is no
compromise on studies. Both of them went to school on Monday despite
they know that there will be thin attendance in their classes," he
Murtaza Aziz a student of Class VII of a
government school said that since there was low attendance in class,
couple of teachers allowed them to play in the ground and did not
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SSUET initiates Campus Recruitment Programme
Karachi: The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) on Sunday
conducted the Campus Recruitment Programme to hire internees and fill
other vacancies, a spokesperson for the university said.
A multinational company operating in 64 countries around the globe conducted the test.
spokesperson said in a statement that around 150 students of final year
from the Electronic Engineering Department appeared in the test.
Engineer Muhammad Adil Usman, member Board of Governors, said in his
inaugural address the university had produced over 10,000 engineering
graduates since its inception.
He told the audience that Aligarh
Institute of Technology (AIT) ó a sister organisation of the SSUET - had
awarded certificates and diploma to over 12, 000 professionals and was
now planning to conduct degree programme in the field of Business
Administration and Financial Management.
Registrar SSUET Shah
Mahmood H Syed said that basic purpose of this programme was to
introduce students to the practical world and guide them how to appear
in tests and interviews for jobs. "The SSUET is developing tomorrow's
leaders," he said. The news
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Sindh varsity to introduce summer courses
Hyderabad: The Sindh University has decided to introduce
summer courses for fresh, improver and failure candidates in May at its
Jamshoro and Hyderabad campuses.
In the first instance, some key courses would be introduced and a
feasibility report would be submitted by the deans of faculties in this
The decision was taken at a meeting of deans council held here on
Monday to finalise schedule of semester reforms to be implemented during
current session. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Mughal presided
over the meeting.
The meeting discussed merger of some departments and institutes and
formed three committees to prepare a report for discussion in the next
meeting of the council.
The vice-chancellor said that he would start checking schedule of
credit hours from Jan 15 to be posted by faculty members in front of
their offices as part of academic reforms.
The reforms, he said, would be implemented step by step to raise the
standard of higher education and research at the university. Semester
system is an honour system which inculcates among students confidence
and respect for teachers, he said.
He urged the deans to motivate their faculty members to dedicate some
time to community service which was also a part of reforms. It was duty
of teachers to work for the community apart from teaching, he said.
The meeting was also attended by Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr. Rafia Ahmed
Shaikh, Director Graduates Studies Dr. Mohammad Raees, Registrar Dr.
Mohammad Siddique Kalhoro and deans of various faculties.
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Cal for SALU campus in Shikarpur
Shikarpur: Activists of the Shikarpur Youth Action
Forum and a large number of people took out a procession here on Sunday
in protest against delay in the establishment of a campus of Shah Abdul
Latif University in Shikarpur.
Convener of the forum and local leaders of PML-N and PPP said on the
occasion that the government was not deciding the matter although all
formalities had been fulfilled the government. Dawn
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Int'l Sufi University to be established in Matiari
Karachi: The Sindh government has decided to establish an International Sufi
University in Bhit Shah, Matiari, to promote cultural and religious
education in the rural areas and to educate the local people, especially
The university is being established on the directives of
President Asif Ali Zardari and it will be situated near Shah Abdul
Latif Bhittai's shrine.
Commenting on the matter, a teacher of
Sindh University said that initially classes would be held in the Bhit
Shah Degree College building on the subjects of culture, Sufism and
Islamiat, while research in other disciplines had also been planned. He
added that some components of the syllabus and hiring of faculty members
were yet to be finalised.
He said that the caretakers of famous
shrines in Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and other parts of the country
would be approached to take classes once a week or on a regular basis on
Sufism. Their teachings will be part of the university's curriculum.
addition, he stated that the translation of Sufi thoughts depicted in
the poetry of various Sufi poets would be ensured in different
languages, including Sindhi, Urdu and English. The main purpose of the
International Sufi University would be to promote interfaith and
intercultural education to tackle extremism in the country, he opined.
Ghulam Mustafa Talpur, Director, Centre for Peace, Democracy, Diplomacy
and Developmental Studies, said that there was a need to adopt modern
education system regarding Sufism in the International Sufi University.
said the university could play a vital role in promoting peace and
interfaith harmony, adding that only competent staff should be hired in
order to run the affairs of the university amicably.
specialisation in various fields, Talpur said that the students could
pursue Master's progrmames in any field related to Sufism like
meditation, Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai's poetic works focusing on religious
He suggested that the Sufi University could fulfil its
purpose if it was developed on modern lines of cultural diplomacy, and
interfaith conflict resolution. He believed that teaching of Sufism and
cultural values could be used to promote tolerance and interfaith
harmony in society.
When contacted, a government official
said that Sindh University had approached the Bureau of Curriculum,
Sindh, to identify people who could design a curriculum for Sufi
University. He said since there were a few people having traditional
knowledge about Sufism, they recommended the names of some persons to
the authorities and asked them to avail their services.
maintained that the curriculum of the university must be designed by
people who were experts in their particular subjects, while the text
should be compatible with international standards.
educationists, writers, peace activists and people from different walks
of life have appreciated the idea of setting up Sufi University,
believing that it will help in avoiding extremism and promoting
tolerance in society. The news
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Sui cantonment turned into military college
Sui: The Pakistan Army has formally abandoned the newly-constructed controversial army cantonment in Sui and converted it
into a military college.
Chief of Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani inaugurated the college
at a ceremony on Monday and announced that 10,000 Baloch youths would be
inducted into the army. Classes will commence in April, with 60 per
cent seats reserved for Balochistan.
Former president Pervez Musharraf had constructed the cantonment in
Sui town of Dera Bugti district, ignoring opposition by Baloch and
Pakhtun nationalist parties. The Balochistan Assembly had also adopted a
resolution against the construction of more army cantonments in the
However, the PPP government had dropped a plan to establish
cantonments in Sui and Kohlu and decided to hand over both the garrisons
to Frontier Corps.
Balochistan Governor Zulfiqar Magsi, Chief Minister Aslam Raisani,
Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Javed Zia and hundreds of Bugti
tribesmen and elders attended the function.
The Army Chief said: "It is a gift from Pakistan Army to the people
of Balochistan." He said a military college was established in Jhelum 85
years ago, then another in 2008 in Murree and now the Army had decided
to convert Sui cantonment into the third military college of the
"Now educational institutions will be established in Sui instead of cantonment areas," Gen Kayani announced.
He said as there were reservations in Balochistan about establishing
military cantonments, it was decided to convert the Sui cantonment into a
military college. "An educated Balochistan will help make Pakistan
stronger," Gen Kayani said, adding that the Army and people could make
the country stable and strong.
The Army chief said the people of Balochistan were patriot Pakistanis
and he wanted that a maximum number of officers join the army from that
province. He said it was the responsibility of all people to make
Pakistan a developed country.
Gen Kayani highlighted the steps being taken by the Army in
education, health and other sectors in Balochistan and said the Army and
Frontier Corps were running 47 educational institutions in the province
where around 23,000 students were acquiring education. Several
thousands students from Balochistan were admitted to army's educational
institutions in Murree while the Army wanted to provide maximum
educational and vocational training facilities to the students of
Balochistan so that they could get jobs and contribute to the
development and prosperity of the country.
Gen Kayani said 3,500 Baloch youths had joined different army units
after completing training, while another 5,000 youths would start
training in March.
He said Balochistan was rich in various resources that needed to be
utilised for the development of the province. "People of Balochistan
have first right on these resources," he said, adding that if these
resources were utilised properly, Balochistan would become the richest
province in the country.
Chief Minister Aslam Raisani expressed pleasure over converting the
Sui army cantonment into a military college and said that it would help
in raise the standard of education in Balochistan.
However, he asked the Pakistan Petroleum Limited authorities to
provide jobs to the youths of Dera Bugti district who had competed
technical training in vocational institutions.
Mr Raisani announced construction of Sibi-Rakhani-Sangsilla road this year.
Sui Military College's Commandant Brig Ali Tahir said Balochistan
would get 60 per cent seats in the college, which would be affiliated
with the federal board. He said classes would start in April. Dawn
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Moot on chemistry begins at Jinnah varsity
Karachi: A conference on chemistry and its role in science began here on Monday.
The three-day moot is being organised by the Jinnah University for Women
on its premises.
The director of the HEJ Research Institute of
Chemistry, University of Karachi, Prof Dr Iqbal Choudhary, was the guest
Speaking on the occasion, he appreciated the holding
of the conference and spoke of the significance of the research and
He said that seats of higher learning
should pay attention to this aspect. Prof Choudhary also shed light on
the research being undertaken for the development of medicines for
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Candidates to challenge exams for civil judge posts
Karachi: A number of candidates who appeared in examinations in the form of
objective questions for 85 posts of civil judges on December 29 have
challenged the examinations and announced they will file a petition in
the Sindh High Court on Wednesday.
This was announced by Ali
Mohammad Dahiri, vice chairman Sindh Bar Council, along with former
secretary Karachi Bar Association Naeem Qureshi while addressing a press
conference at the Karachi Press Club on Monday.
pertains to holding the exams again since the objective questions were
irrelevant and had nothing to do with the law; secondly, it [the court]
would also be asked to withhold the written exams of 66 candidates who
have been declared successful. The exams conducted by the National
Testing Service did not follow the prescribed rules and the same
contained out of course questions," they said.
Dahiri said that
about 85 posts of civil judges had been lying vacant all over Sindh
since 2006 and the results of the exams held in the year 2008 had been
Later, the exams (in the form of an objective
questions paper) were held on December 29, 2010, and the results were
announced on January 1. About 2,047 candidates appeared in the exams, of
whom 66 were declared successful.
They complained that the
candidates were not given call letters for the exams conducted by the
NTS neither did it give any syllabus guidelines.
On the exams
day, the candidates were told by the invigilators that the time of the
paper had been reduced to 60 minutes from the 120 minutes written on the
question paper and that the candidates had to obtain 60 out of 100
marks for passing the exams.
Jalil Ahmed Memon advocate, who
also appeared in the exams, complained that the objective questions
paper prepared by National Testing Service did not contain any question
from the law and was totally irrelevant, which raised concerns amongst
Besides, the results of about 100 candidates were
not shown on the website while the printed version was not accessible,
which created further doubts in the minds of the candidates, he added. The news
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