BCom exams | KU, bad to worse
BCom exams from 21st
Karachi, Jan 17: The annual examinations of BCom (External) would commence on January 21, an official said on Monday.
admit cards have been dispatched to the candidates at their residential
addresses. All those candidates who have not received their admit cards
till January 18 have been advised to contact Room No1, Silver Jubilee
Gate, KU, on January 19 and January 20 from 9:30am to 1pm.
controller of examinations of the University of Karachi said the
candidates should bring their original examination fee voucher, original
registration card and a photocopy, two passport size photographs and a
photocopy of the Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) on the given
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25 aspiring KU students unable to submit admission fees
Karachi: The state of affairs at Karachi University (KU) seems to be going from bad
to worse as just a couple of days after exam candidates were manhandled
and had their documentation torn to shreds by miscreants, students are
unable to submit their fees, despite the fact that their names are on
the list of new admissions. Also, five applicants claimed that they were
neglected during the admission process as they were not part of the
K-category, which are students from Karachi.
On Monday, the
Complaints and Grievance Committee of Karachi University received the
complaints of the 25 students who were unable to submit their fees. The
committee was formed on January 4, 2012, by Professor Pirzada Qasim Raza
Siddiqi and the 16th of this month was the last date to submit
applications. Interestingly, all the applications were received on the
very last day.
Pro Vice Chancellor KU Professor Dr Shahana Urooj
Kazmi was the convener of the committee, while Dean of Faculty of
Management and Administrative Sciences Professor Dr Abu Zar Wajidi,
Director Admission Committee Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi and Students
Advisor Ansar Rizvi were the other members.
As per its Academic
Council's resolutions, the university offers admission in three
different categories, including K, S and P categories. Students
appearing from examination boards located in Karachi fall in the
K-category, while students from other examination boards of the province
are placed in S-category, which stands for Sindh. The P-category
entertains students from the rest of the country. During the admission
process, KU gives first priority to the students of the K-category and
in case seats are available at the departments or centres, then S and P
category are entertained.
According to the applicants who applied
individually, they have good percentages in their previous
examinations, but were not part of the K-category and that is why they
were unable to gain admission to the public-run institute. On the other
hand, up to 20 applicants said they got the admission and their names
were mentioned in the final admission list, but could not submit their
fee. This is the reason, the students say, their names were removed from
The University had extended the deadline by a day to
submit the tuition fees, but these students also failed to avail the
opportunity, KU officials said.
Kazmi said that committee members would review these applications and then take a decision according to merit.
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IT lecture named after Arfa Karim
Karachi: The Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi, has decided to
conduct an information technology (IT) lecture every year on January 14,
and name it after the youngest certified IT expert, Arfa Karim, who
died last week.
This year the lecture would be held at 11am on
January 25, and a Microsoft official, the dean sciences, officials of
the department and US-based IT professionals would speak on the
occasion, a handout issued by the department said on Monday.
the department paid tribute to the youngest certified IT professional,
and newcomers were briefed about the department and courses offered
during the programme. The news
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SU teachers march on campus
Hyderabad: Academic activities remained suspended in
Sindh University in Jamshoro on Monday because teachers boycotted
Representatives of the Sindh University
Teachers' Association (SUTA) along with hundreds of teachers marched on
the campus from department to department.
They were chanting
slogans for the immediate implementation of their demands i.e., to
constitute a judicial commission to probe the assassination of Prof
Bashir Ahmed Channar, immediate removal of the retired, inefficient and
incapable vice-chancellor Nazir A.Mughal, removal of police and Rangers
from the campus and improvement of university's own security system and
ban on student wings of political parties while restoring the student
Teachers marched from the main campus to the
administration Building (AC II) where office-bearers of SUTA and other
faculty members delivered speeches in support of their demands. They
regretted that no action had yet been taken by the chancellor and the
Government of Sindh regarding implementation of their demands.
of SUTA Dr Azhar Ali Shah, secretary Dr Arfana Mallah, Asghar Burfat,
Dr Ayaz Keerio, Prof Badar Soomro, Janealam Solangi and others termed
SUTA's struggle for structural changes.
They reaffirmed their
determination that they would continue to record their protest and
agitation every day until all the demands were implemented.
to protesters, teachers' leaders reminded the present government of the
MRD movement and asked for restoring democracy in the educational
institutions of Sindh which they said were being run under the dual
dictatorship of the chancellor and the vice-chancellors.
sit-in at AC-II, SUTA executive council held a meeting with the Sindh
chapter of the Federation of All Pakistan Academic Staff Association
The meeting was presided over by Prof Naimatullah
Laghari, president of the Sindh chapter of FAPUASA and attended by
presidents and secretaries of the teachers' association of the Quaid
Awam University in Nawabshah, University of Sindh, Mehran Engineering
University and Sindh Agriculture University in Tandojam.
reiterated their support for SUTA's four demands and regretted that
despite a written communication by the president of FAPUASA-Sindh
chapter to Dr Ishratul Ibad, the chancellor of the universities had
fixed no appointment to discuss the volatile situation prevalling in the
They said that though University of Sindh was
continuously observing suspension of academic activities since Jan 2,
FAPUASA would observe another Black Day on Jan 19 and would decide for
continuous suspension of classes throughout Sindh if SUTA's demands were
not discussed and accepted by the chancellor by Jan 20.
chapter of FAPUASA also condemned consideration of re-appointment of
Pirzada Qasim as vicechancellor of the Karachi University. Dawn
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SHC allows MUET student to attend classes
Karachi: The Sindh High Court on Monday allowed a
student to attend classes of civil engineering at the Mehran University
of Engineering and Technology (MUET).
A division bench
headed by Justice Maqbool Baqar was seized with the hearing of a
petition filed by Shahid Niaz Sheikh, a fourth year student of MUET, who
sought permission to attend classes of the 2012 session.
petitioner, represented by Advocate Bisharat Ali Memon, impleaded the
varsity's vice chancellor, the registrar, the chairman of the civil
engineering department, the dean of architect & civil engineering,
the student affairs director and others as respondents.
counsel submitted that the university adminis-tration had earlier
stopped his client from taking third year examination due to shortage of
his attendance and he subsequently filed a petition in the SHC that
provisionally allowed him on Nov 28, 2011.
He submitted that the
university administration previously suspended admission of the
petitioner for one week from October 14, 2011.
Later, it was restored on October 19, 2011, when his guardian talked to the administration.
counsel stated that the student could not attend the classes due to
worst flooding in his home district, Shaheed Benazirabad.
The petitioner prayed to the court to direct the university administration to allow him to attend classes. ppi
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