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SU accused of secretly changing admission policy
Hyderabad, Nov 25: Ninety candidates who had applied for enrolment to Sindh Universitys M.Phil
programmes remain uncertain about their admissions for no fault of
Some of them who approached newspaper after appearing in the examination
for admission complained about the admission policy which was changed
without any proper announcement, which they said was a mistake of Sindh
University's Testing Centre.
According to them, 50 per cent marks were mandatory to qualify the
test, though in the previous admission policy, those having 45 per cent
score were also eligible for enrolment.
They alleged that the university had cancelled some questions during
proceedings of the test. Some mistakes in the paper had confused them so
much that they did not attempt them.
For instance, students said, three successive questions in the
subject knowledge section had one of their four options printed in
Similarly under a question about per capita income of Pakistan, there
were four options including 700, 800, 1,000 and 1,500, but the currency
was not mentioned.
"However, according to statistics available on the Finance Ministry's
website, the per capita income of Pakistan in 2009-10 survey was
Rs37,308 ($433.8)" claimed a student.
He said that Raees Ahmed, consultant to the university
vice-chancellor, later disclosed that negative-marking rule had been
done away with. But this fact was not disclosed to students during the
course of examination and one of the instructions quoted by invigilators
was negative marking for an incorrect answer.
Therefore, students for fear of this rule avoided attempting many
questions. "Had candidates been apprised during the test about
withdrawal of this rule, many would have attempted more answers," said
Another student claimed that previously the university relaxed its
admission policy and candidates with even 45 per cent marks had been
Many students are those who have 45 to 49 per cent marks and they
expect relaxation in the admission policy as was done in the past.
They are confident that the relaxation would benefit many students in pursuing their studies. Dawn
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Convocation of IBA Karachi on 30th
Karachi: The Convocation 2010 of the
Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi will be held at its
main campus on November 30. A spokesperson of the IBA said that the
Sindh Governor, Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, who is also the patron of the
institute, will be the chief guest at the ceremony. He will also award
medals, shields and certificates of appreciation to the students who
excelled in various disciplines. Dean and Director of IBA Karachi, Dr
Ishrat Husain, will present the welcome address. The news
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KU guard kidnapped, tortured by police
Karachi: A security personnel of the University of Karachi (KU) was
kidnapped Wednesday by Malir police from the campus premises and then
released, reportedly after he refused entry to a car owned by a judge's
son. As per details, security guard Waseem deputed on the entrance gate
had restrained the driver of a car from entering the premises on not
possessing an entry pass, which infuriated the son of the judge sitting
inside the car.
The driver asked the name of the guard and went away but
after an hour, a police mobile allegedly of the Malir City police
station, drove into the campus and picked up Waseem. They took him to
the Malir Courts, where he was produced before a judge and forced to
sign on a paper before being allowed to leave. Talking to Daily Times,
Waseem said the police personnel misbehaved with him and tortured him on
way to the courts. "They also did not allow me to read the paper on
which I was forced to sign," he added. Campus Security Adviser Dr Khalid
Iraqi said the university administration has decided to lodge an FIR of
the incident, which he said was a case of kidnapping. He said it was
impossible to maintain discipline at the university under such
circumstances, adding that the KU would appeal to the apex judiciary for
acting against such sort of injustices and misuse of power. The KU
falls within the jurisdictions of Mobina Town police station, where Duty
Officer Umar said the security officer of the university has lodged a
complaint but the FIR was yet to be registered.
Police sources informed
that both the parties were influential and pressurising the police; one
for the registration of FIR while the other was trying to block legal
formalities. The sources confirmed that it was the private vehicle of a
judge's son driven by his driver, who sent the police party to the
campus for avenging the guard's behaviour. Daily times
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AKU to commemorate World Children's Day
Karachi: The Aga Khan University (AKU) will commemorate the World
Children's Day on Nov 27. An announcement on Wednesday said that the day
is aimed to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children
all over the world. It said that the AKU is commemorating the event to
initiate action to benefit and promote children's welfare in Pakistan
and abroad. app
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SAU teacher honoured
Hyderabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has selected Prof Dr Mohammad Saffar Mirjat
of the Sindh Agriculture University as the Best Teacher of 2009. He is
associated with the Department of Irrigation.
Prime Minister will confer an award on him on December 1, at the HEC
Auditorium in Islamabad in the shape of a certificate and Rs100,000 in
Dr Mirjat is already a proud owner of two awards, a Fulbright and a
Commonwealth and a world-renowned scientist with 14 research papers to
his credit which have been published in leading journals around the
The professor has 29-year experience in teaching and research work. VC LEAVES FOR CHINA:
Vice-Chancellor of the Sindh University Prof Dr Nazir A. Mughal has
left for China to participate in the annual conference of North East
Asia Council beginning from November 26 to 29, in Hangzhu.
The VC would present his paper on the "Impact of extremism on higher education in Muslim countries."
He will also visit Zibo College and Jinan University and will sign
memorandums of understanding under an academic linkage programme.
Registrar Dr Mohammad Siddique Kalhoro will look after the routine
work of the university, including coordination of administrative matters
while academic matters of faculties will be looked after by their deans
in the absence of Dr Mughal. Dawn
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Feudalism bane of societal progress, says KU research
Karachi: Research conducted by the team of the Department of Social
Work (SW) and Centre of Excellence for Women's Studies (CEWS) under the
supervision of Dr Nasreen Aslam Shah, has reached the conclusion that
Feudal System in Pakistan will always hamper the real development of the
country and there could not be effective justice system because of
Dr Nasreen Aslam Shah, a Professor at the Department of
Social Work and Director of the CEWS, had formed a team of teachers and
students comprising Mohammad Nadeemullah a lecturer in SW; Syed Faisal
Hashmi, Research Associate from CEWS; Mohammad Faisal Zia, Research
Associate, SW; Muhammad Aslam Ismail, a student of MS programme at
Department of Social Work and Women's Studies; and some other students.
students interviewed 2350 individuals from different walks of life
including students, teachers, doctors, engineers, bankers, lawyers,
labourers, farmers, government employees and businessmen from Karachi
city. The citizens of Karachi belonging to almost every part of Pakistan
gave their verdict against the feudal system and suggested that it
should be eliminated if the country was to progress.
were aged 20 - 50, with salaries ranging between 4,000 - 10,000 rupees.
According to 92.72 percent of respondents the feudal lords did not
prove to be good leaders, while 7.28 percent respondents had an opinion
in their favour. According to 31.81 percent respondents the feudal
lords least cared about the poor and 94.94 wished that the system
should be abolished once for all.
A whopping 94.77 percent of
respondents had the opinion that people could never get justice under
this system. According to 61.79 percent respondents the law enforcing
agencies were under pressure from feudal lords and 94.51 percent
respondents were adamant that feudal lords were not in favour of
providing education to the poor masses.
According to the survey,
69.99 percent of the respondents thought that feudal system could
abolished if education reached to the masses and that was the precise
reason why the feudal lords were preventing spread of education their
According to 43.78 percent of the respondents; the provision
of rights to all might elevate the masses to bring them at par with the
feudal society and it could only happen if the rights of the poor were
protected by the judiciary.
A large number of people, 95.23 percent,
had held that hapless masses of Pakistan could not get basic amenities
of life under this system. A good 95.23 percent said that think women
were deprived of their basic rights and 48.70 percent agreed that a
woman was confined to the four walls of her home under this system and
nearly half of the population is prevented from being part of the
society. A large number, 86 percent, had the opinion that the inhumane
acts, battering and violence were the major features of the feudal
system. The news
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