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Sir Syed University scholarships

Rs 40m for SSUET scholarships
Karachi, July 07, 2008: The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has set aside 40 million rupees, up from Rs 25 million last year, for scholarships to deserving students in the next financial year. The university granted 1,502 students scholarships in financial year 2007-2008.

Its board of governors met in its 33rd session Sunday to approve the university's Rs 519 million budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. SSUET VC Engr. Muhammad Zakir Ali Khan was in chair. It is expecting to generate Rs 519.4 million and spend Rs 517.7 million, which means there is Rs 1.7 million extra. The revised budget for the outgoing financial year also shows a surplus of Rs 24.8 million. (Revised income is Rs 470 million and expenditure is Rs 445.5 million).

The university will spend Rs 11.5 million on laboratories and specialist teaching staff for its newly established telecommunications faculty. The civil engineering faculty will be given Rs 23.5 million for an already started new four-storey building. This building will be completed during the current financial year at a total cost of Rs 40 million.

SSUET also plans an IT park over 200 acres for which it has set aside six million rupees as the initial cost of development. All faculties will get lab equipment worth Rs 33.4 million. There are plans to hire foreign specialists with five million rupees.

There will be Rs 1.5 million for research programmes and an endowment fund of Rs 270 million has been allocated to help needy students and staff out of the profit generated.

SSUET will increase salaries with Rs 20.976 million and according to a proposed formula, staff from grades one to six have been given a 25 percent raise and grade seven and above a 20 percent increase.

The meeting was attended by Dr NA Baloch, Justice Munib Ahmed Khan, Professor Dr MD Shami, Justice (retd) Fazl-e-Ghani Khan, Shamim Ahmed Shamsi, Taj Muhammad Selar, Brig (retd) Qamar-us-Salam Khan and Muhammad Adil Usman.

APP adds: The Civil Engineering building will have laboratories and a 250-seat auditorium besides air-conditioned class rooms. Talking to APP later, VC Khan said that they continue to focus on the expansion of the library. This year the university will spend Rs 3 million on new books for the library which, at present, has 60,000 books.

According to the budget documents, the main source of income is tuition and allied fees (Rs 424.966 million) up from Rs 397.462 million last year. One million rupees have come from donations. The major chunk of the income goes on the establishment cost which is estimated at Rs 259.927 million this year against Rs 201.465 million last year. Daily Times

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DUHS reluctant to admit disabled girl
Karachi: Despite the approval of the medical board, the administration of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) Karachi is still not interested to induct Ayesha Paracha, a disable candidate seeking admission to MBBS at Dow Medical College (DMC).

Ayesha Paracha of PECHS College Karachi, one of the seven disable candidates seeking admissions to MBBS, said on Sunday that the DUHS administration was planning to deprive her from getting admission by designing a tough entrance test in which she would be asked to appear.

She said, "After the intervention of Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, the DUHS administration allowed me to appear before the medical board, setup by the DUHS. The medical board, comprising on Dr MA Wahid, Dr Imtiaz Hashmi, Dr Khan Shah Azam and Coordinator Nadeem Shiekh, has directly informed me that I am eligible for getting admission despite the unnecessary and needless interference of the Coordinator Nadeem Shiekh into the matter."

"While the administration has yet to issue any letter which qualifies me to get admission. Conversely, it is learned that the administration is planning to deprive me of admission by making tough entrance test," she added.

It is pertinent to mention here that the DUHS had conducted entry test for admissions to MBBS and BDS course at Dow Medical College, Sindh Medical College and Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences on June 29, 2008 at Karachi Expo Centre. More than 5,000 candidates participated in the entry test for 650 seats of MBBS and BDS. The DUHS administration has already disqualified Ayesha Paracha for admission on account of her wheelchair-based disability, while four seats are reserved for disabled at the varsity out of which two seats are reserved at SMC and two at DMC.

In-Charge Admission Committee Dr Rana Qamar Masood has already ruled out all the allegations put by disabled candidates, and said that all admissions were being given on merit basis. He said that at the time of closing admission, unsuccessful candidates used to put allegations.

On the other hand, Ayesha reiterated her resolve that she will seek justice to obtain her rights from the DUHS admission cell. It is also worth mentioning here that she has passed the HSC examination with 91 per cent marks. The Nation

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SPLA calls for saving CAP from 'inefficient people'
Karachi: The government should save the Central Admission Policy (CAP) from "inefficient officials, including the present Sindh director general colleges, Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) leaders Prof. Syed Riaz Ahasan, Prof Manzoor Hussain Chishti and Prof. Athar Hussain Mirza have demanded in a joint statement issued Sunday.

They condemned the appointment of the additional secretary as the CAP Coordinator and said that no one had the right to "make unjustified changes" in the education policies, particularly in Karachi. 'CAP is a fair and transparent body and limited only to Karachi colleges. It comprises 15 members, including college principals and professors,' they said.

The SPLA leaders said that the Sindh director general colleges was made the CAP chairman illegally at a time when the Sindh government separated college education from the city government because it was the right of the regional director colleges Karachi to become the head of the CAP.

"The Director General Colleges Sindh at a recent meeting told CAP Committee members that the additional secretary is the CAP coordinator, therefore they will have to give him financial benefits for this extra duty," the SPLA has claimed.

CAP funds are meant for the welfare of students, the SPLA said, adding that there was no justification to provide Rs600 per day to CAP Committee members, because they were already getting their regular salaries. In the past, members were paid only a conveyance allowance, they remarked.

Eight computers, air-conditioner and other equipment were purchased for the establishment of a Computer Laboratory at the time of start of CAP policy, but nobody knows their whereabouts, they said.

The SPLA leaders expressed concern over the exclusion of Higher Secondary Schools from CAP circle and said that this step would raise the burden of admissions on the colleges.

They said that five new colleges in the city had been established and were ready to function but the Director General had taken no steps to open these colleges, which showed his negligence.

They charged that the DG had also illegally established his office in a college along Nishter Road. The handing over of a Girls College Building in Jinnah Colony to an NGO is also a condemnable action, they said.

The SPLA leaders asked the Sindh Governor, Chief Minister and Provincial Education Minister to take notice of the educational issues and save CAP from inefficient people, otherwise admissions on favouritism basis would again take place in the colleges of Karachi. The News

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