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Khyber Medical University Vision 2015

KMU syndicate okays Vision 2015
Peshawar, Nov 22: The Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar has approved Vision 2015 under which various academic programmes would be started.

Statutes for various bodies were also approved by the syndicate of the university in its third meetings held at PICO Peshawar with KMU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Daud Khan in the chair.

Among others, MPA Atif-ur-Rahman, Peshawar High Court Judge Shahjee Rahman, Ex-MPA Nasreen Khattak, Prof Dr Zia-ul-Islam and nominees of the Health, Establishment and Finance Departments attended the meeting.

A press release issued here Friday said that the meeting approved the Vision 2015, under which KMU has decided that in the next five to six years, the university would start various academic programmes, including public health and social sciences, physical medicine and rehabilitation, vision sciences, applied heath sciences, genetics and molecular biology, biomedical engineering, pharmacy and basic medical sciences.

The meeting approved the statutes and terms and conditions for the appointment of registrar, treasurer and controller of examinations. The syndicate also approved the rules and regulations for the creation of search committee, which shall be the mandate to appoint vice chancellor according to the prescribed rules, terms and conditions, which were clearly highlighted in the search committee statutes approved by syndicate.

The search committee would be consisted on eight members, which includes two eminent members of the society, two members of the senate, one eminent academician not employed of the university, secretary health department and two distinguished professors of the university.

According to the approved terms and conditions the applicant for the post of vice chancellor should be an eminent medical professional. He or she should have to remain a university professor for at least 15-20 years having administrative experience as head of the department or and organization.

The age limit would be between 55 and 61 years. The syndicate also approved admission fee structures for different levels i.e. Rs20,000 per annum, Rs1,000 per week, Rs5,000 per annum, Rs20,000, Rs25,000 and Rs30,000 per semester for graduate, postgraduate, certificates, postgraduate diplomas, master, MPhil and PhD programmes, respectively.

The health insurance scheme would be started for the university employees in the near future. The post of telephone operator was also upgraded from BPS-5 to BPS-7. A new post of assistant controller of examinations in BPS-17 was also created. The meeting also approved 13 new posts of gardener, watchman and sanitary workers.

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Gordon College clash between IJT & PSF activists
Rawalpindi: Dozens of students of Gordon College sustained wounds during a clash between activists of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba and People's Students Federation (PSF) on the campus here on Friday, police said. Sources in the academic institution said that a student lost his eye in the clash. Sources said that the clash started when some outsiders belonging to the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba entered the college premises and started chanting slogans against their rivals. During the clash, students freely used iron rods resulting in injuries to dozens of students from both sides. A second year student, Bilal, lost his eye, as he was hit with iron rods on his head and face. The student was taken to the District Headquarters Hospital. The News

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Students protest against US attacks
Peshawar: Islami Jamiat-e-Talba (IJT) staged a demonstration against the US missile attacks in tribal and settled areas in front of the press club on Friday, terming the US air strikes condemnable and deplorable.

South Students Organisation of Government College of Technology Peshawar also protested against the US missile attacks on Bannu in front of the press club by burning the American flag.

A large number of students participated in the anti-US rallies. The IJT protest was led by Peshawar colleges' Nazim Shah Zaman Durrani while Noor Afzal Khan led the South Student Organisation protest. The protesting students holding placards and banners shouted slogans against the provincial government.

The speakers said the US missile attack on Bannu was a challenge to the government as the US had now shifted its attacks from tribal areas to settled areas of Pakistan. Daily Times

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