KU GPA system for 2008 and 2009 batches only
KU bid to put confusion over GPA system to rest
Karachi, March 12: Karachi University Vice-Chancellor Prof Pirzada Qasim Raza
Siddiqui has categorically stated that the GPA (grade point average) system will
not apply to the students of 2007 batch.
Talking on Wednesday,
he made it clear that GPA system of examination and marking was meant for the
students of 2008 and 2009 batches. "There should be no ambiguity in this
regard," he added.
When his attention was drawn to the protests by 2007
batch students over the introduction of the GPA system in the middle of their
courses, he said they might be concerned about their marks-sheets of third
semester which had been prepared under the newly introduced system. He said the
students should not make it an issue because it was in their own interest.
When told that the students had also been protesting for many days over
the raising of the minimum passing marks from 40 to 50 per cent, and that too
with retrospective effect, he said that the university with the introduction of
GPA system had fixed 50 per cent marks for passing a subject.
introduction of a four-year BS programme is a new experiment, the KU
administration has set up a permanent committee to help resolve the problems
which may emerge in the ensuing semesters," he said. Dawn
BS paper rescheduled
Karachi: The University of Karachi has announced that the examination
of BS Physiotherapy (bio-statistics) second year 2009 scheduled earlier for
March 11 would now be held on March 26.
Meanwhile, University of Karachi
announced on Wednesday that a workshop on "The global financial crisis: impact
on world economy and the developing countries" would be held at its Area Study
Centre for Europe on Thursday.
Post your comments
Graffiti at KU sparks protest
Karachi: All academic activities came to a halt at Karachi University
on Wednesday when groups of students made their way into classes and forced
fellow students and teachers to leave.
The students were protesting
against the university administration for failing to take action against those
responsible for inscribing university walls with sectarian remarks on Sunday
The protesting students, belonging to the Imamia Students
Organisation (ISO), later staged a sit-in in front of the administration block
for several hours. The agitation finally came to an end following a meeting
between the aggrieved party and the vice chancellor of the university, who
announced the setting up of a three-member committee to investigate the case.
It is worth noting that the academic environment at KU has remained
tense since Monday morning, when the slogans were first discovered at several
locations on the campus, including the administration block, where a watchman is
posted round the clock.
According to sources, the incident occurred late
on Sunday night. The watchman at the administration block was reportedly
involved in a scuffle with one of the accused, but the offender managed to
Though the authorities whitewashed the walls to cover up the
hate graffiti early on Monday morning, the painting had been done so poorly that
all of the inscriptions were still readable. The remarks were finally removed a
day later, and some students used the space to write pro-unity slogans.
Khalid Iraqi, advisor to the VC on security affairs,
said that the shift in-charge has been suspended and the watchman posted at the
administration block has been served with a show-cause notice. The watchman
admitted to seeing some boys writing on the walls, but he didn't inform any of
"The immediate necessary actions have been taken and
further investigation would now be done by a three-member committee. The Rangers
have also been asked to do patrolling," he said.
About the strength of
the KU's watch and wards department, he said that there were about 130
employees. Of them, 60 to 65 are present in one shift.
watchmen. They have no weapons and no sticks. They have no wireless
[communication sets] to communicate directly with the Rangers, though they can
use the department phone numbers for the purpose," he said, adding that the
Rangers were on call and performed duties at specific points in the morning and
"The hattred wall chalking in the vicinity of KU is a worth cosidering challenge for the KU administration as well as rangers who are deploid in KU. The culprits must be traced, arrested and punished immediately in order to norm the critical situation. These so called extrimists(wolfs)are actually working for the Zionist Lobby in order to divide and weaken the Muslims.At every stage being Muslims and Students we must defeat them by inhancing mutual relations. May Allah Bless Pakistan! "
City, Country: Nagar, Gilgit
"Those people who promote hatred among muslims are not the friends of Islam. These culprits must be pointed out and punished. It is also a great responsibility of everyone of us to give respect to each other. May Allah make this nation a united nation. "The people united will never be defeated".
Name: syed Jaffry
City, Country: Karachi, Pakistan
Post your comments