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KU evening admissions 2013-14
Karachi, July 08: Admission forms for master's and diploma (evening) programmes for 2013-14 of Karachi University may be submitted by July 12.

The forms can be obtained and submitted to the UBL bank counter at the university's Silver Jubilee gate from 9.30am to 5pm and to UBL branch on the campus from 5pm to 7pm, said a statement.

During Ramazan, the forms may be submitted from 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. app

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Evening classes at CMC delayed
Larkana: Evening classes for first year MBBS at the Chandka Medical College (CMC) have been delayed because the admission cell of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SBBMU) has yet to issue offer letters to successful candidates.

The merit list was issued on June 18 by the SBBMU that had said that evening classes would begin on July 1.

"The process was delayed due to a strike by CMC's lower staff union," said SBBMU director admissions and spokesman Dr Abdul Waheed Memon. "However, hopefully offer letters to qualifying candidates would be dispatched on July 8. After that candidates would be given a week's time for follow-up procedures and then classes would begin."

When asked whether the meeting on Friday of vice chancellors and principals of medical universities in Karachi had discussed the matter of evening classes at the CMC, Dr Memon replied in the negative. The Pakistan Medical and Dental Association (PMDC) had raised serious objections to establishing an evening medical university.

Dr Memon said that the management waited from the PMDC to queries sent by SBBMU registrar Dr Ammanullah Jokhio and CMC principal Prof Asadullah Mahar but when no response was received the VC gave a go-ahead for proceeding with the admission process and classes. Dawn

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HEC to offer more indigenous scholarships
Islamabad: In line of government decision to increase the number of scholarships and to meet the targets under Mid Term Development Framework 2010-15, Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided to offer more HEC indigenous scholarships for the pursuance of PhD at Pakistani HEC recognised universities and degree awarding institutes whose departments are meeting the HEC criteria for running MS/ PhD programmes.

The scholarships would be advertised next week and deadline for the submission of applications would be August 30, 2013. The prospective applicants who are willing to avail this opportunity are required to complete the pre-requisite formalities including university admission and GAT general scores conducted by NTS. The relevant information is available at our website (www.hec.gov.pk/indigenous ). The news

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Admission to KP colleges stopped temporarily
Peshawar: The administration of public sector colleges across the province on Saturday postponed admissions to the intermediate classes for indefinite period following a notification in this regard by the Higher Education Department (HED), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The HED issued the notification on Friday in accordance with the July 4 interim ruling of the Peshawar High Court directing that the admission process wherein the submission of domicile certificate was made compulsory along with the application forms should be stopped till next date. The court would again hear the case on July 9.

The department directed all the government colleges on Friday to postpone the admission process till further directives by the court.

In the notification, the HED has also directed the colleges to accept the admission forms without domicile certificate in the light of the PHC directives. Generally, the submission of domicile certificate along with application form was compulsory.

"The display of merit list of the candidates/students seeking admission to first year FA/FSc in Government Colleges (boys and girls) and in the constituent colleges of the public sector universities has been stayed till further orders by the Peshawar High Court," states the notification.

It says that the admission forms of the candidates/students shall not be rejected for want of domicile certificate. While preparing the merit list, the admission for candidates deficient in respect of domicile certificate shall be considered. However, the merit list shall not be made public till further orders to be passed on July 9 by the court, it said.

The government colleges had set different dates for display of merit lists from July 6 to 10. According to officials of different government colleges, the dates for display merit lists have already been communicated to the students.

The students could suffer as it was not possible to communicate the decision to thousands of applicants who would visit the respective colleges according to the already given schedule.

The notification has also been issued to such colleges where there is no condition of submission of domicile certificate. In one of the prestigious colleges for girls Jinnah College for Women, Peshawar the interview process started on Friday, while Saturday was fixed for further interviews in pre-medical group. Hundreds of students along with their parents turned up at the college on Saturday and for their utter surprise they found a notice displayed there stating that the admission process had been postponed. Similarly, around 15,000 students have submitted forms for admission to the Government Superior Science College, Peshawar, and the merit list was scheduled to be displayed on Tuesday (July 9). An official at the college said that it was impossible to contact these 15,000 applicants and intimate them about postponement of the admission process.

Earlier, advocate Mohammad Issa Khan had filed a writ petition in the high court challenging the mechanism of preparation of domicile certificates, which had created several problems and complications for the students.

The petitioner had stated that in past the domicile form was available for Rs10 from any stationary shop and it used to be prepared through a simple process involving a union council nazim concerned and the district officer revenue. The advocate stated that now the government had changed the mechanism and one has also to visit the office of deputy commissioner to get a domicile form for Rs30. He stated that the government had now included several revenue officials in the process from whom attestation was mandatory, which had made the getting of domicile for students a complicated and time-consuming process. Dawn

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Malaysian university names its institute after Prof Atta-ur-Rahman
Islamabad: In recognition of his work in the field of science, the largest Malaysian university, 'Universiti Teknologi Mara', has named its Research Institute of Natural Products after Professor Atta-ur-Rahman. It will now be called 'Professor Atta-ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Product Chemistry.'

The vice-chancellor of the university Professor Dr. Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar informed Professor Atta-ur-Rahman that this honour had been conferred upon him for his vast contributions to the scientific world, particularly in the field of natural products and biological sciences.

Professor Atta-ur-Rahman has 910 international publications in several fields of organic chemistry including over 700 research publications, 26 patents, 116 books and 65 chapters in books published largely by major US and European presses. Seventy-seven students have completed their PhD degrees under his supervision.

Dr Atta is the first scientist from the Muslim world to have won the prestigious UNESCO Science Prize (1999) in the 35-year-old history of the Prize. He was elected as Fellow of Royal Society (London) in July 2006 thereby becoming the one of the 4 scientists from the Muslim world to have ever won this honour conferred by the prestigious 350 year-old scientific Society.

In addition to that, he has been conferred honorary doctorate degrees by many universities including the degree of Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) by the Cambridge University (UK) (1987), Honorary degree of Doctor of Education by Coventry University UK in November 2007, Honorary D.Sc. degree by Bradford University (2010), Honorary Ph.D. by Asian Institute of Technology (2010) and Honorary Doctorate from King of Malaysia (University of Technology, Mara, 2011).

Professor Dr Atta was elected Honorary Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University, UK in 2007. He was conferred the TWAS Prize for Institution Building in Durban, South Africa in October 2009 in recognition of his contributions for bringing about revolutionary changes in the higher education sector in Pakistan. The Austrian government also honoured him with its highest civil award "Grosse Goldene Ehrenzeischen am Bande" (2007) in recognition of his eminent contributions.

He is President of Network of Academies of Sciences of Islamic Countries (NASIC) and the Vice-President (Central & South Asia) of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) Council, and Foreign Fellow of Korean Academy of Sciences. Professor Atta-ur-Rahman was the President of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (2003-2006) and was again elected as the President of the Academy from 1st January 2011.

He was the Federal Minister for Science and Technology (March 14, 2000-November 20, 2002), Federal Minister of Education (2002) and Chairman of the Higher Education Commission with the status of a Federal Minister from 2002-2008.

Successive Governments of Pakistan have conferred four civil awards, including Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (1983, President General Ziaul Haq), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (1991, Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazer Bhutto), Hilal-i-Imtiaz (1998, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif), and the highest national civil award Nishan-i-Imtiaz (2002, President General Musharraf), on him.

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman is presently the Coordinator General of COMSTECH, an Organisation of Islamic Countries' (OIC) Ministerial Committee comprising the 57 Ministers of Science and Technology from 57 OIC member countries. He is also the Patron of International Centre of Chemical and Biological Sciences (which comprises a number of institutes, including the Husein Ebrahim Jamal Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Center of Molecular Medicine and Drug Development) at Karachi University. The news

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