Karachi medical colleges MBBS / BDS admisson tests
4,000 take entry test for 760 MBBS, BDS seats
Karachi, Nov 2: Entrance tests for admissions to Dow Medical College (DMC) and
Sindh Medical College (SMC) in MBBS and BDS courses were smoothly held on the
Ojha campus of the Dow University of Health Sciences on Sunday.
elaborate arrangements were made for the test held on the Ojha campus, located
near Dr A.Q. Khan Centre in KDA Scheme-33, a chaos-like situation prevailed when
the gates of the examination centre were opened simultaneously after the test
was over. Thousands of people waiting outside the examination centre tried to
wade through a big crowd of candidates coming out of the campus. Many candidates
and their parents could not locate each other due to the heavy rush of people
for a couple of hours. Adding to their woes was an inadequate deployment of
traffic policemen on the route to the examination centre that resulted in a
gridlock on the adjacent Suparco Road and the nearby University Road after the
test. Vehicular traffic remained stuck up for more than an hour on University
Meanwhile, Sindh Health Minister Dr Saghir Ahmed visited the Ojha
campus to inspect arrangements for the entry tests.
journalists, he said that admissions to all government medical colleges in the
province would be completed within a fortnight and classes would begin between
Nov 15 and Nov 20. He said that framing of a new admission policy for medical
colleges consumed a lot of time, adding that all-out efforts would be made to
make up for lost time.
DUHS vice-chancellor Prof Masood Hameed Khan was
Sources in the DUHS said that results
of the admission tests would be uploaded on National Testing Service website:
www.nts.org.pk on Monday. They said objections/claims on the initial merit list
could be made in person or via email at the DUHS admission cell till Nov 4.
Interviews, verification of original documents and the submission of pay orders
for final allocation of each category on a merit-cum-choice basis would be held
on Nov 8, they added.
Around 4,000 candidates took the tests held under
the aegis of the NTS for admissions to DMC and SMC in MBBS and BDS courses.
In all, 660 MBBS seats are available at both the colleges (330 seats
each) in different categories, including 456 general merit seats (DMC 228 and
SMC 228), 101 seats (DMC 55 and SMC 46) for locals under the University
Education Development Programme, 16 seats at the DMC for foreign nationals under
the UEDP, eight seats at the DMC for overseas Pakistanis under the UEDP and 32
seats at the SMC under the Pakistan Technical Assistance Programme, two seats
(one each at DMC and SMC) for disabled students and 45 seats (DMC 22 and SMC 23)
for students from the interior of Sindh.
A board-wise breakdown of the
45 seats to be offered to the students from the interior of Sindh are: 12 seats
for Hyderabad board candidates (six each at DMC and SMC), 11 seats for Larkana
board candidates (five at DMC and six at SMC), 11 seats for Sukkur board
candidates (six at DMC and five at SMC) and 11 seats for Mirpurkhas board
candidates (five at DMC and six at SMC).
Of the 100 BDS seats available
at the Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences, 60 will be
offered on a merit basis, 34 are reserved for locals and six for overseas
Pakistanis under the UEDP.
Student provided paper with missing questions
Larkana: A girl student has accused the organisers of the National
Testing Service (NTS) of committing injustice to her during the test for
admission to Ist year MBBS in the Chandka Medical College CMC) here on Sunday
when they provided her the question book with 21 questions of Biology subject
missing. Talking tot journalists at the local press club Ms Paras Shaikh said
that just after getting question book number 51907, she pointed out to the
invigilator and the coordinator of the NTS to 21 missing questions and pressed
for providing her another complete question book.
But, she said, they
did not listen to her complaint after which he informed her father Dr Akhlaq
Shaikh who arrived at the test centre. Dr Shaikh said he also tried to convey
the genuine problem of her daughter to the NTS people but they turned a deaf ear
The matter was brought to the notice of Dr Sikandar Shaikh, the
in-charge, admission cell of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University, who
asked Ms Paras to contact the university vice chancellor .
intervened and talked to the mangers of NTS. Vice Chancellor Sikandar Shaikh
asked the candidate to hand over the question book to the coordinators of the
However she along with her father, met the director- general
health, Professor Sikandar Mughal, the registrar of the university and apprised
him of the problem. He assured her of justice. Seeking justice from the
authorities Ms Paras (Roll No. 30,014) said that she should not be punished for
the mistake she had not committed.
Meanwhile, 2,660 candidates hailing
from Dadu, Jacobabad, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Kashmore, Larkana, Shikarpur and
Nosheroferoz districts appeared in the test which was conducted amid tight
security at Police Training School for admissions to 202 seats.
According to break-up as many as 35 seats have been allocated to Dadu
district, 23 to Jacobabad, 29 to Qambar-Shahdadkot, 21 to Kashmore, 32 to
Larkana, 28 to Shikarpur and 34 to Naushehro Feroz district.
Hyderabad, as many as 4,035 students, including 2,500 girls, appeared in the
test for admission to 338 seats of MBBS and BDS in the Liaquat University of
Medical and Health Sciences. The result of the test can be seen on the
university website www.lumhs.edu.pk.
As per allocation of seats to 12
districts falling within the jurisdiction of the LUMHS, 47 seats of MBBS have
been allocated to Hyderabad district, 35 each to Benazirabad, Thatta and Badin,
18 to Jamshoro, 16 to Matiari, 14 to Tando Mohammad Khan, 15 to Tando Allahyar,
42 to Sanghar, 31 to Mirpurkhas, 29 to Tharparkar and 21 to Umerkot districts.
As many as 101 seats of BDS are available for entire Sindh.
246 candidates appeared in test for admission to MBBS in Ghulam Mohammad Mahar
Medical College. Dawn
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Ill-equipped lab helps little in criminal investigations
Karachi: The Chemico-Bacteriological Laboratory, commonly known as the
office of chemical examiner, seems to be struggling in the medieval ages as it
applies most basic techniques without any worthwhile equipment.
Relocated in the backyard of the Services Hospital to facilitate the Dow
University of Health Sciences expansion work some time back, the lab is a
picture of official neglect and apathy of the government towards the crucial
role of forensic science in criminal investigation.
international standards, a chemical examiner must have a diploma in medical
jurisprudence (pathology), MCPS (forensic medicine), FCPS (forensic medicine) or
PhD (forensic medicine/pathology /forensic toxicology) with a minimum five-year
medico-legal work experience. However, here in Sindh the posting of a
pathologist as chemical examiner is rare, let alone the other qualifications, an
expert pointed out.
A chemical laboratory is mainly provided with
preserved viscera, body fluids, drugs and other biological samples to determine
the presence or absence of toxic substances and their metabolites and to
evaluate their role as the determinant or a contributory factor in the cause and
manner of death or a suspected case of poisoning, according to Dr Shafi M.
Nizamani, an associate professor of forensic medicine at the University
Technology Mara, Malaysia.
Some of the major equipment a chemical lab
should possess include gas chromatography, mass spectrometer, inductive coupled
plasma (ICP), gas liquid chromatography (GLC), high performance thin layer
chromatography, Fourier-trace metal analyzer, breath analyzer, ion
chromatography, pressured solvent extraction, Volta metric trace metal analyzer,
UV-visible spectrometer, atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS) and real time PCR
Last but not the least, computers with forensic software should
be part of the chemical lab, the associate professor added.
Chemical Examiner Dr Fazal Ellahi Memon says that the lab he heads doesn't have
any of the aforementioned equipment. "We follow the basic methods of chemical
reaction or colour change to obtain the results," Dr Memon said, adding that
they test 17 to 18 common poison groups.
There are several subsections
of a lab including (a) narcotics: identification and analysis of dangerous drugs
such as heroin, cannabis, opium and psychotropic drugs and amphetamine type
stimulants; (b) serology: conventional serological examination; and (c)
toxicology: human and animal poisoning, alcohol analysis in blood and urine, and
drugs in body fluids.
The chemical examiner said that a PC-1 for
upgrading the chemical lab has been sent to the authorities. However, he
declined to share the salient features of the PC-1, saying that he was not
supposed to discuss such things.
The lab annually receives 70,000 to
80,000 different articles for testing from across Sindh, including Karachi, as
well as from Balochistan. 'Charas' forms the bulk of articles that are deposited
at the lab for testing, according to him. Dawn
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KU BA practical exams
Karachi: The Controller of Examination, University of Karachi has
announced that the practical exams of Social Work for the Supplementary
Examinations-2008 of BA (Pass) First and Second Year will be held on November 7
and 11, 2009 respectively at 11:00 am at the Department of Social Work. The
concerned candidates are required to report to the Chairperson, Department of
Social Work, KU, for appearing in the practical exams. Candidates are advised to
bring their Admit Cards and Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) etc at
the centre, according to a press statement issued here on Sunday. The news
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KU scientist nominated ECNCST member
Karachi: A scientist of the Karachi University, Prof Dr Muhammad
Iqbal Choudhary, who is the Director of the International Centre for Chemical
and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), has been nominated as a member of the Executive
Committee of the National Commission for Science and Technology (ECNCST) for two
years. An ICCBS announcement here on Sunday said the national commission
comprises around 26 members. It said that the prime minister chairs the national
The ICCBS statement said the main objective of the commission
is to ensure proper linkages of science and technology effort with the
production sector and development plans, while other is to promote science and
technology in the country, including funding for research and development and
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SZIC issued admission schedule
Karachi: The Shaikh Zayed Islamic Centre (SZIC) of the University of Karachi (KU) has issued the schedule for
admissions to the new academic session. An announcement of the centre said that
an admission committee had been constituted. Admissions would be offered for BS,
Diploma Course as well as MA classes.
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PMC to get status of university, says minister
Nawabshah: Provincial Health Minister Dr Saghir Ahmed has said that the People's
Medical College for Girls would be upgraded to a women medical university and a
summary in this regard had been approved.
Addressing the 10th annual
convocation of the college, he said a bill would be tabled in the coming session
of the Sindh Assembly following which the college would get the status of a
Vice Chancellor of the Liaquat Medical University of Health
Sciences Prof Dr Noshad Ahmed Shaikh and Health Secretary Hashim Raza Zaidi were
the guests of honour. Earlier, PMC Principal Prof Azam Hussain Yousifani pointed
out the shortage of senior teaching staff, including professors, associate
professors, assistant professors and senior registrars.Dr Saghir later
distributed graduation certificates among 260 doctors while 36 graduates were
decorated with gold and silver medals for their outstanding performance. The news
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Action against schools
Karachi: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has withdrawn
recognition of two educational institutions - Al-Shams School and College System
(a higher secondary school) and Grace Grammar School.
The principals of
the two institutions located in Gulshan-i-Hadeed have been informed of the
action by the BSEK secretary through separate letters. The decision has been
taken in the light of a report submitted by a committee set up by the board to
decide cases of unfair means in the examinations 2009. The committee also
recommended that the board should not recognise these schools in future, said
the letters. Dawn
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