University of Karachi recruitment formula
KUTS objects to recruitment formula
Karachi, July 14: The administration of the University of Karachi and the
Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS) are having a tug of war over
the terms and conditions for the recruitment of faculty members.
KUTS wanted the administration to accept those who have had papers
published in the journals of BASR (Board of Advanced Studies and
Research), but the administration insisted that the prospective faculty
had had their papers published in the journals recognised by the Higher
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Pirzada Qasim expressed his displeasure over the stance of
the teachers' body and said that it was tantamount to lowering the
entry requirements for the teachers.
"It will have a direct
effect on the standard of teaching in the university. We are the
largest public-sector university, and we have to go along with the HEC
Another senior official, who requested anonymity,
said, "They came to me and asked me to remove some conditions for the
recruitment of teachers. I was not convinced and told them that their
(KUTS) demands could not be accepted. It is a very sad thing that they
are doing this to increase or maintain their vote bank."
Secretary of KUTS, Dr Fayyaz Vaid, denied the allegation that they were
trying "to lower the standard of education" in the university.
we do not intend to do that. What we want is the removal of
dictatorship of the HEC. We have our own statutory bodies, like the
Syndicate, and we have our own rules and regulations. So why this
interference from the HEC? Our autonomy is challenged by the HEC, and
we cannot allow that."
A senior professor at the Faculty of
Pharmacy disagreed with the KUTS secretary, saying: "Go to the website
of the HEC and read the recruitment criteria for a professor and
others. Read the advertisements of other public-sector universities and
you will find the standard procedure. Every university is following the
rules. The fact is that KUTS is deceiving the teachers".
another professor expressed her anger over what she called "the
jugglery of words" by the KUTS. "Look at it this way. The KUTS is
desperate to retain its hold on power and for that it is doing and
saying things that simply make no sense. They are a pack of lies. There
was an advertisement on March 22 followed by a corrigendum. There was
another advertisement on June 23 and another corrigendum on the same
date. The KUTS officials are trying to take credit for the
advertisements but continue to feign ignorance about the corrigendum,"
she said. The news
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HEC refuses to release funds for Sindh varsity
Hyderabad: The Higher Education Commission has informed the
University of Sindh through a letter that no funds will be released for
development works at the campus, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nazir A.
Mughal said on Tuesday.
Speaking at a meeting of the Vice
Chancellor's Executive Council, he said that the university was trying
to create resources to meet the challenges and provide quality higher
education to the youth.
The Sindh government, he said, had approved Rs20 million to purchase land for the university campus in Dadu.
The meeting also discussed a report of the economic committee and
appreciated efforts for minimising expenses of the university.
Presenting a report of the ongoing financial year, the director finance
of the university said that the university with cuts in expenditures
under different heads had saved Rs95 million.
He said that
with the saving, the university would be able to pay increased salaries
and pensions to its employees.The meeting agreed to enhance
registration fees for MPhil and PhD admission programmes.
also decided that conversion of MPhil to PhD programme would not be
allowed and candidates would be bound to finish the two programmes
It decided to prepare a list of those faculty
members who availed foreign scholarships but returned without
completing PhD and also another list of faculty members who completed
their PhD abroad.
The meeting also finalised proposals for hiring private security for the campus.
The VC said the university had been hiring private security on the pattern of other universities.
The vice-chancellor reiterated that the deans should submit proposals
for hiring faculty in case of need after allocating teaching load to
the existing faculty members. The proposals would be considered before
the completion of summer vacation, he said.
of the semester classes, no proposals would be considered, he said,
adding that every department should concentrate on teaching and
academic activities after the summer break.
formed a scholarship committee comprising deans of faculties headed by
the vice-chancellor to re-allocate share of scholarships to faculty
members of social sciences, Islamic studies and arts disciplines.
Another committee was formed to conduct inquiry into funds spent on
construction and repairing of residential bungalows and quarters during
the last five years.
The meeting also set up a committee
headed by the adviser of engineering wing to review the ongoing
construction work of the Faculty of Pharmacy.
headed by Director of the Institute of Information and Communication
Technology Dr Imdad Ali Ismaili was also constituted to check
availability of computers in different departments and inspect working
and efficiency of the available computers.
The meeting also
decided to avail services from LUMHS for a water line to hostels for a
few months till the university completes its ongoing work on water tank
for the boys' hostels. Dawn
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BSEK ready to support CAP
Karachi: Chairman Board of Secondary Education Karachi Anzar Hussain Zaidi said on
Tuesday that despite the delay in the announcement of Class IX results,
the Board is all set to assist the director general (DG) of colleges in
the making of placement forms, which is a part of the Centralised
Admission Policy (CAP) brochure. Zaidi has also invited the print media
at the Board Office to brief them about the matter. He said that the
Board had informed the concerned authority that it would be busy
preparing the results. "We want to avoid any delay in declaring the
results and write a letter to the DG Colleges in this regards," Zaidi
said. The news
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