Karachi University academic session 2011
Academic session at KU to commence from 15th
Karachi, Jan 07: The new academic session at the University of Karachi (KU) for the year 2011 will commence from January 15.
was announced by the spokesperson of KU on Thursday. The date has been
advanced from January 8 because the process of admission as well as the
semester examinations is still incomplete. In view of this, the first
semester at KU will now begin from January 15.
sessions for the BS First and Third Year will be held in all the
teaching departments. The teaching will commence from January 17, it was
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FUUAST admission list
The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) have announced the list of the
successful candidates for admissions conducted on entry test basis. This
was announced by the spokesperson of the institution on Thursday. The
list of the candidates has been posted on the FUUAST website:
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Moot on molecular medicine concludes
Karachi: The four-day Third International Symposium-cum-Training Course on Molecular
Medicine and Drug Research (MMDR-3) concluded at the International
Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Karachi University
(KU), on Thursday.
Around 450 participants, including 40
scientists from 30 countries, participated in the global moot,
organised by the Dr Punjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug
Research (PCMD), KU, from January 3-6, 2011.
The prime objective
of the event held was to develop productive linkages and collaboration
with colleagues of various countries and institutions.
The former Chairman, Higher Education Commission, Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rahman inaugurated the event.
this occasion, he said that knowledge was the only source that could
bring progress to the country. Our young scientists need to come forward
in various fields of science to play their vital role in the economic
progress of the country, he said.
We should use science to
bring all countries closer. Knowledge was the key to get socio-economic
progress in the world. There is dire need to make our educational
institutions as quality institutions that can provide quality graduates
to the market, he said.
The main objective of this symposium is
to bring some of the leading scholars to Pakistan and provide our young
scientists an opportunity to learn form their experience and knowledge.
Director, ICCBS, Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, said that our
country was reported to be the 6th most populous country in the world
with tremendous disease burden due to poverty and associated problems.
said, there were many global health challenges and we needed to work
with the global scientific community to solve them as equal partners. We
are fortunate to have the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine
and Drug Research, which is considered one of the most prestigious
institutions in the world.
The aim of the event was to develop
understanding and appreciation of this emerging field (Molecular
Medicine and Drug Research) in Pakistan, to bring together the leading
experts in the field of molecular medicine from all around the world and
forge global partnership for the common benefits of humanity and rapid
development of the countries in the South.
Prof Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Dean Faculty of Science Prof Dr Darakhshan
Haleem, Dr Imtiaz Bashir of Dr Panjwani Memorial Trust also spoke on the
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How teachers are treated at KU
Karachi: Social fibre of the society, in our country, seems to be fast disintegrating
and those who are supposed to be the guardians of morality and tolerance
have become the guiding factors and pushing the country towards chaos.
the example of the University of Karachi (KU) ó one of the premier
universities in the country ó where things display a somewhat dismal
Some high-ranking officials are annoyed by the just
criticism or even when someone points out towards the worsening law and
order situation, bad governance and interference of certain political
parties in the affairs of the university.
An activist, claiming
to be a ësector in-chargeí of a student political group, recently called
a teacher of the Department of English and ëorderedí him to give
passing marks to a female student from Mass Communication Department who
had secured only 18 marks out of 50. The teacher declined to do so as
the results had already been submitted to the Chairperson of the English
The activist, perhaps not accustomed to hearing
dissenting voices, threatened the teacher that he (the student) ëwill
seeí him in the department.
This incident aptly shows the
unacceptable and highly objectionable role played by the political
parties. A few days earlier, some activists from another student group
had beaten a teacher because he tried to save a student from their
hands. Some waves were created, turned into ripples and the situation
became stagnant again.
These incidents should serve as an
eye-opener for the university administration that is not known for
taking action against student political groups on campus. With
intermittent student clashes, unscheduled holidays and uninspiring
performance of the administration, the university is fast approaching
towards disorder and the administration seems oblivious to it. It is
time for the chancellor and other stakeholders to take some serious
action in this connection. Political parties should also come forward to
saving one of the largest universities of the country. It is a dreadful
scenario but the pointers are saying it- loud and clear. The news
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Another medical university
Given that Sindh already has four medical universities, it was somewhat
surprising that the government elevated Sindh Medical College to the
status of a university.
Upon being executed, President Zardari's orders will create Sindh's
fifth medical university with the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre
(JPMC), the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) and
the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) as its affiliated
hospitals. Before issuing the new charter, it would have been worth
examining the progress - or otherwise - made by universities that are
already on the ground. A detailed audit of the funding given to these
universities would not have been a bad idea either.
The country's first medical university was established several years
ago by the then Sindh health minister. These were the early days of the
military government of Gen Pervez Musharraf, and a retired
lieutenant-general was given the task of running the health ministry in
Sindh. He was a graduate of the Liaquat Medical College (LMC) at
Some senior professors at the LMC floated a proposal for the
establishment of the country's first medical university. The reasoning
offered was that the proposed university would organise medical
education along scientific lines in the province and, in doing so, would
set an example.
Subsequent experience has shown that these people had very little
understanding about how medical education is conducted in the modern
world. The minister was won over by his friends and his leader was
probably swayed by the idea of being a pioneer. He failed to learn from
the experience of a private medical institution in the province that was
already functioning independently with great financial but little
professional success. The decision was taken in such haste that no
baseline feasibility of the project was in place when they went public.
The Liaquat University of Health and Medical Sciences came into
existence through an executive order and the Higher Education Commission
(HEC) dished out millions of rupees for it.
Not much time passed before the Lahore University of Health Sciences
came into existence in Punjab. Soon afterwards, the Dow University of
Health Sciences (DUHS) and King Edward Medical University (KEMU) came
into being in Sindh and Punjab respectively. There is a long story of
political and financial corruption behind each of these decisions, which
had nothing to do with the quality of medical education.
As a result, today KEMU and DUHS are sorry examples of that which
they should not be. Ad hocism reigns supreme and there is hardly a thing
going well at either the policy or execution levels. The wastage of
funds is both rampant and blatant.
KEMU in particular is suffering from an acute shortage of faculty and
most departments are unable to meet even the minimal requirement of the
criteria set by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). The
university has just one PhD degree holder on its roll, yet it has been
advertising a PhD programme and recruiting students without having
sufficient supervisors to handle research and theses. The university has
also started MD and MS courses without a properly structured teaching
DUHS has established 23 institutes - a record that the most respected
medical institutions anywhere in the world would struggle to beat.
Again, this has nothing to do with the quality of education. One such
institute is the Dow International Medical College which charges very
high fees but has no functional tertiary-care hospital for the training
of medical students on the clinical side. The university also has an
ambitious PhD programme but not the relevant faculty. It does not have a
merit-based criterion plan for appointments and promotions.
The situation is not too different in other universities across the
country. The lone exception to a certain extent is the Lahore University
of Health Sciences, which is one of the better medical universities in
the public sector. One would have thought that the government would now
show some restraint. However, the monster, once unleashed, now seems
beyond the authorities' control. Only that can explain the rationale
behind establishing yet another medical university.
The proposed Sindh Medical University will be the first such
institution in the public sector which will be upgraded as a result of
the campaign initiated by the alumni of Sindh Medical College. It will
also be the first in terms of financial support from its former
students, who have promised to bring the initial funding from abroad
instead of depending on the provincial and federal governments.
Yet by the looks of it, things are ready to go downhill. It is bound
to come as a bonanza for some individuals in terms of official and
unofficial benefits. SMU will be another addition to the group of
part-time universities with part-time faculties and part-time student
bodies. The current faculty at JPMC has serious concerns about the
university and the genuine fear that it may end up like other
universities in the province, destroying the presently academic
atmosphere of the institution.
However, things can turn out for the better if the proposed
university decides to do things differently. If it decides to bring
fundamental changes in the structure of faculty and the working of
hospitals, it will be a massive positive influence. The Lancet BMJ.
The SMC alumni, who are bringing in the funds, should use their clout
and ensure that the government advertises the post of vice-chancellor
in prestigious medical publications such as or the An honest, dedicated
and competent person must be appointed to lead the proposed university.
Full-time appointment and a functional audit of faculty members should
be the next step, followed by proper planning rather than the mindless
expansion that has thus far characterised progress in public-sector
One can't establish a university through an executive order alone. It
grows with time and hard work, and achieves its goals through
transparency, honesty and teamwork. By Dr Shershah Syed (Dawn)
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Govt schools still better than private ones, says Mazhar
Karachi: Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq has said that the civil society and media should play
their positive roles to improve the education standard.
said while addressing a seminar on 'Vision to Improve Education'
organised by the Ibrat Group of Publications in collaboration with the
Institute of Modern Science and Arts (IMSA), Karachi at its campus here
He said that in the past the educational
institutions were handed over to the city governments, affecting
education standard while several ghost schools were unearthed.
said they had imparted education from government schools while many
bureaucrats also received education from government schools but they
never sent their children to government schools.
He said that
they had visited schools of Jacobabad, Shikarpur and desert areas where
education standard was very low but they were striving hard to improve
it. Mazhar said, "We should not get education only for achieving the
degree purpose but it is the need of the hour to improve our education
Earlier, Ibrat Group of Publications Chairman Kazi
Asad Abid, IMSA Chairman Shafiq Hyder Mosvi, former education secretary
Mehtab Akbar Rashidi, former University of Sindh Jamshoro vice
chancellor Mazharul Haq Siddiqui, Education Secretary Naheed S Durrani,
senior journalist Mehmood Sham, RSU Chief Programme Manger Professor
Shakeel Farooqui also spoke. Daily times
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SPLA poll results of 13 dists rejected
Hyderabad: A panel of the Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association led by Prof Sher Khan
Selaro has rejected the annual elections results of 13 districts of
Hyderabad region held on Jan 4 and accused chairman of the election
commission Prof Rasheed Memon of partisan attitude.
Addressing a news conference at the press club here on Thursday, Prof
Selaro, who was presidential candidate for the region, said that the
results of elections were unacceptable because of rigging on a large
Other members of his panel Prof Anwar Sagar Kandhro, Prof Masroor
Raza Pathan, Prof Apa Hidayat Baloch and Prof Abdur Razzaq Soomro were
also present on the occasion. Prof Selaro pointed out that polling
stations were set up in 62 colleges of the Hyderabad region where
massive rigging and malpractices had taken place.
He said that in some cases polling stations were established where
there were only two voters, but in Hyderabad city where there were
hundreds of college teachers, only one polling station was set up.
He said previously only one polling station was established for
Sachal Commerce College, Sachal Arts College and Muslim Arts College
which were located adjacent to one another, but this practice was
abandoned by the chairman of the election commission.
He alleged that in all the colleges of Latifabad, ballot papers were
not available till 1pm as a result of which many voters had to return
without casting votes. Women voters faced a lot of inconvenience, he
said, adding that at Kohisar college, results of elections were declared
much before the fixed time.
He demanded that elections for the Hyderabad region should be re-held
under an election committee appointed from Sukkur and Karachi regions,
he said. Dawn
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