Karachi University news briefs
KU and NED fight over 5 feet strip of deserted land
Karachi, June 19, 2008: A small disagreement has
developed between the University of Karachi and NED University of Engineering
and Technology over a strip of land that falls in KU's jurisdiction.
University needs a 30-foot wide road for its hostels towards Bhayani Heights but
the problem is that KU is only ready to give 25 feet. Sources said that the NED
administration is in a hurry to make the road.
"NED has its own path from
its residential colony towards Abul Hassan Ispahani road but they don't use it,"
complained said KU engineer Adeel A Siddiqui while talking to us. "KU
can't give [that much] as the hostel for IBA is planned and if KU need lands for
a pipeline or something else in the future there will be no land for development
work." He added, however, that he was not an official spokesman and the KU
registrar would be better able to comment on the situation. However, despite
repeated attempts, we were unable to immediately reach KU Registrar Rais
Alvi and NED Registrar Javed Aziz Khan.
The assistant to the NED
Register, Anees Ahmed, said that they were not asking for the land
for the students at the hostels, but for the students who had to cross that
deserted area to go to campus. "Many students have been robbed of mobile phones
and other valuables," he said. "KU should not have any objection to it."
According to sources, on March 28, 2008 the governor wrote KU, saying
that the matter should be settled for the students. The KU Registrar wrote NED
offering the 30 feet strip in return for 0.79 acres. However, this has not been
confirmed or denied. Daily Times
KU plans to file FIR against candidate caught cheating
Karachi: The administration of Karachi University has decided to
disqualify for five years and file an FIR against a candidate who resorted to
firing in the air when caught cheating in the MA exams and asked to surrender
his answer script.
According to KU Campus Adviser Dr Khalid Iraqi, an
external candidate Azeem Ali, son of Mohammad Ali, appeared in international
relations paper of MA exams on June 13 at the centre set up at the Shaikh Zayed
Islamic Research Centre.
"He was caught cheating and when the invigilator
tried to take him to the administration the candidate fired in the air and ran
away abandoning his documents," said the adviser.
When the university
administration later probed into the matter to cancel the student's enrolment it
was found that the photograph on the registration form was different from the
one on the enrolment form, he said.
"The KU committee against unfair
means then decided to disqualify the student for five years and file an FIR
against him," said the adviser.
Nonetheless sources at the university
pointed out that the presence of the invigilator at the time of filing an FIR
was necessary whereas the invigilator was not really interested in doing
However, the sources said, "These are some of the delaying tactics by
KU MBBS results announced
Karachi: University of Karachi (KU) has announced the results of M.B.B.S. Final
Professional, annual examination-2008. Sabeen Razzak, Fatma Abbasi and Muhammad
Irfan Farooque secured first class first, second and third positions
respectively. All the three position holders are from Karachi Medical and Dental
A total of 295 students were registered, 291 appeared and 194
passed the examination. The pass percentage was 66.67.
Meanwhile, the KU
also announced results of Diploma in Child Health (DCH) and Diploma in
Laryngitis and Otitis (DLO) annual examinations -2007.
In the DCH
examination, 50 candidates were registered 45 appeared and 10 of them passed the
examination. The pass percentage was 22.2. Also, 24 candidates were registered
in the DLO examinations, all of them appeared and 14 0f them passed the
examination. The pass percentage was 58.3.
BSc Home Economics & BS physiotherapy exams
Karachi: The university announced that the BSc Home Economics (first and second year) and BS
physiotherapy (second and third year) annual examination-2008 would begin from
Candidates are directed to contact their college during office
hours to collect their admit cards and examination programme from June
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Dow University academic block opens
Karachi: The four-storey academic block, spread over an area of 42,548 square feet, at the Dow University of Health
Sciences has been finally opened to medical teachers and students four months
after it was inaugurated by Sindh Governor Ishratul Ibad, add
The newly constructed block houses lecture halls equipped with
audio-visual facilities, forensic medicine and community medicine departments,
professional development centre, a cafeteria for faculty members and a basement
for car parking.
Dow workshop on surgical approaches
Karachi: The Dow University of Health Sciences in collaboration with the Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons will
hold a three-day workshop on surgical approaches to spine and spinal instruments
from June 20 to 22.
Known neurosurgeons of the country will participate
in the workshop.
Prof Junaid Ashraf, Head of Neurosurgery Department of
DUHS is the organizer, while guest faculty includes Prof Ahmed Ali Shad and Dr
Attar Enam of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Prof Zia Iqbal of DUHS, Dr Saad
Bashir of ZUMC, Dr Salman Sharif and Dr Rafay Zafar of the Liaquat National
Inauguration ceremony of the workshop will be held at the
professional development department centre of the Dow varsity at 9am. Scientific
session and training will be held at anatomy hall of the Dow Medical
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