Peshawar University students problems: UET Bio-medical engineering institute
Students complain about transport facility at UoP campus
Peshawar, March 14, 2008: Students at the University of Peshawar (UoP) campus are
facing problems due to the shortage of transport.
The UoP campus
consists of University of Engineering and Technology (UET) NWFP and the
Agriculture University in addition to six colleges and schools.
complained on Wednesday that the minibuses provided by the Peshawar University
Teachers' Foundation (PUTF) were insufficient to meet the transportation
requirements of hundreds of students of the three universities, colleges and
They said four buses and eight minibuses were presently plying
various routes between the Khyber Medical College (KMC) and Agriculture
The available transport is insufficient, particularly in the
morning, and many students find it difficult to attend morning classes, said
Murad Ali, a student of the Agriculture University.
Insufficient accommodation, poor facilities at UoP hostels irk students
Peshawar: Female students say they are facing accommodation problems
as the number of inmates at hostels grows, while no new ones are being
Female students said that students from remote
districts residing at the University of Peshawar (UoP) hostels were facing
difficulties, as five to six of them have been allotted rooms meant to
accomodate three. Some students even have to board in common rooms, which
affects their studies.
The hostel has four bathrooms for every eight
rooms, and each room accommodates five students.
accommodation': Ishtiaq Ullah, UoP deputy provost, admitted that the university
hostel had been facing problems. But he said: "Girls are not alone. Male
students are also facing the same problem." "Previously, the hostel facilities
were available for the regular morning shift students. Now the same facilities
are being offered to evening shift students as well which has resulted in
overcrowding of the hostels," the deputy provost said.
He added that the
UoP had increased the number of seats in each department and that the new
students were being accommodated in the existing hostels.
from the Tribal Areas, Azad Kashmir and other remote areas approach me for
accommodation because they cannot afford to stay in private hostels, I am
compelled to accommodate them in already overcrowded hostels," the deputy
provost said. He said that in 2006 one new hostel for girls, with the capacity
to accommodate 360 students, was constructed.
There are three hostels for
female students at the university. The Fatima Jinnah hostel, with accommodation
for 480 girls, is the largest and oldest hostel. The hostel administration,
Ishtiaq said, was planning to make some improvements at the hostel, such as
installing more water coolers; and was constituting a task force that will
identify problems and solve them within two months.
Poor facilities: "We
use cold water during winter as the geysers do not work even if we pay for them.
The low pressure of gas also causes difficulties in keeping the rooms warm and
there is no alternative source for heating," a student of Library Sciences
A student of the Political Science
Department said, "there is no internet facility at the hostel, food is
insufficient and we even fix lights in our rooms ourselves".
news channel besides PTV is accessible to keep us informed about the current
situation in Pakistan and around the world," a journalism student
Farzana Shaheen, warden of New Tribal Hostel for girls, said 400
students were currently residing at the hostel, while its accommodation capacity
was for 260 girls. She denied students' allegation that the hostel served poor
quality food, arguing that it was cheaper yet good quality.
complained that the staff was insufficient for the number of girls in the
hostel. "It is not an easy task to control such a huge number of girls with a
small number of staff," said Farzana Shaheen.
Many girl students live in
private hostels where they "feel insecure" and still pay much more than what
they would pay at the government hostels.
Salma, a student at the Botany
Department, endorsed this view, saying, "we pay double for food as compared to
government hostels and the quality of food is also very low". Another student
from the private Campus Hostel said, "We are deprived of basic facilities as
there is too much load shedding, poor quality of food, and a transportation
problem as all private hostels are situated far from the campus."
Students protest reprinting of blasphemous caricatures
Peshawar: The students belonging to
Pukhtoon Student Federation (PSF) held a protest rally on the Peshawar
University Campus on Thursday against the republication of blasphemous
caricatures in Danish newspapers. Around hundred students participated in
protest led by PSF provincial President Shakeelur Rehman Burki. The protesters
marched through various departments and concluded their protests rally at the
Vice Chancellor's Office. The students carrying placards and banners chanted
slogans against the Danish government and the Western media for reprinting the
blasphemous images that triggered anger in the Muslim world.
Bio-medical engineering institute to be set up at UET Peshawar
Peshawar: The NWFP University of
Engineering and Technology (UET) and the Khyber Medical University (KMU) signed
a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Thursday committing to setting up of an
institute of bio-medical engineering at the UET Peshawar Campus.
Peshawar Vice Chancellor (VC) Imtiaz Gilani and KMU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr
M Daud Khan signed the MoU. Two committees were constituted at the signing
ceremony for the development of the PC-1 and the curriculum. Experts from the
KMU, UET Peshawar, the Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI), the Pakistan
Engineering Council (PEC), and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) will sit on
Emerging field: Speaking on the occasion, the UET Peshawar VC
said that bio-medical engineering was an emerging field and it was the need of
the hour to set up the institute. He said that a PhD level faculty would work on
curriculum development for the institute.
Speaking on the occasion, the
KMU VC said that the two universities had joined hands for the first time to set
up the institute. He said the HEC had issued directives to universities to share
their expertise, as it could not fund unilateral projects itself. He said that a
similar bio-medical engineering programme was started at the University of
Health Sciences, Lahore some years ago. However, since the university started
that programme on a unilateral basis, it had not been able to achieve the
desired results, he added. He also lauded UET Peshawar faculty members for
taking the initiative to establish the institute. UET Peshawar and KMU faculty
members were also present at the MoU signing ceremony. Daily Times
"i appreciat the effort of the student who work magnifisently . plzzzzz work on the psychological problem of the student . thankssssss"
Name: arif ali
City, Country: peshawer.pakistan
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