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Over 4,000 candidates appear in SSUET entry test
Karachi, Nov 20: Around 4,300 candidates appeared in the pre-admission entry test for the
bachelors degree programmes announced by Sir Syed University of
Engineering and Technology (SSUET) for the academic year 2013 held at
the Karachi Expo Centre on Sunday.
The entrance test,
which started at 10am, was held peacefully under tight security. Out of
4,300 candidates, 1,721 students had their first choice for Civil
Engineering, 1,284 for Electronic Engineering, 517 for Computer
Engineering, 168 for Biomedical Engineering, 132 for Telecommunication
Engineering and 478 for Computer Science.
centre to monitor the process and ensure transparency, Registrar Shah
Mahmood H. Syed told journalists that "out of the total registration of
5,000 candidates, more than 4,000 appeared in the test against total
seats of 760 for admission in five disciplines of engineering including
biomedical, civil, computer, electronic, telecommunication engineering
besides computer science."
He said that the candidates
were advised to reach the examination halls latest by 9am along with
their admit cards together with other necessary articles to use during
the test. Entry into the campus was subject to the security check at the
main gate. Parents or guardians were directed to the enclosure reserved
for them, he informed the media.
The interviews will be
held from Monday (today) till Friday at the University campus and all
candidates have to appear in the interviews.
SMIU pre-entry test
Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) on Sunday conducted pre-entry test
of candidates who applied for admission in SMIU in its five departments –
Media Studies, Business Administration, Environmental Studies,
Education and Computer Science. All the deans, chairmen and faculty
members of SMIU were also present on the occasion.
the first entry test for selection of students for SMIU's first batch.
Sindh Madressatul Islam was upgraded to the level of university in the
month of February this year. The classes of its first batch will start
from January 2013.
Vice Chancellor of SMIU Dr Muhammad Ali
Shaikh visited the venue where the pre-entry test was being conducted.
He expressed his pleasure over the presence of a huge number of
candidates willing to get admission in the alma mater of Quaid-e-Azam
Muhammad Ali Jinnah and other leaders of the Pakistan Movement.
said that SMIU will attract the students from all sections of the
society as it was situated in a prime location of the city. He also said
that very soon Masters Classes will be added to it and evening
programmes including M.Phil and PhD programmes will also be started.
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Karachi University announces admissions for BS Honors
Karachi: The University of Karachi announced Sunday that admissions in BS Honors on
open merit basis in the departments of Arabic, Bengali, economics,
education, English, general history, International Relations, Islamic
History, Library & Information Science, Mass Communication, Persian,
Philosophy, Political science, Psychology, Sindhi, Social Work,
Sociology, Special Education, Urdu, Women Studies, Islamic learning,
Applied Chemistry, Physics, Physiology, Food Science & Technology,
Geography and other disciplines would start from November 20.
The admission forms could be obtained at payment of Rs.800/- up to November 29 from UBL branches.
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Admission date of KU PGD courses announced
Karachi: Chairman, Department of Statistics, University of Karachi, Prof Dr Mudassir Uddin
on Monday announced admissions in Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)
courses.According to Prof Dr Mudassir, the process of admission in PGD
in statistics would commence from December 3.The admission forms can be
collected and submitted till December 21 from the Department of
Statistics, University of Karachi. Admissions are granted on merit to
all those who have passed the graduate level courses from a recognised
institution, he said.
The list of successful candidates
will be displayed on December 26 on the departmental notice board.
Meanwhile, submission of fee will be completed from December 27 to
January 4, 2013, followed by the commencement of classes from January 7,
2013, he said.The classes for PGD Statistics are scheduled from 3pm to
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KU caught in circular debt
Karachi: It seems Karachi University (KU) is caught in a circular debt - the
finance department fails to release money to the Higher Education
Commission (HEC) and the HEC as a result fails to pay the university.
its senate meeting held on Friday, after a gap of three years, it was
revealed that in the last financial year 2011-12 the university faced a
fiscal deficit of Rs599 million. It is expected that in the year 2012-13
the deficit will increase to over Rs998 million.
university's financial crisis is the most critical point of this
meeting," said Prof Muhammed Qaiser, adding that next month they might
not be able to pay salaries.
The finance director, Qazi
Zafar Abbas, noted that as a regular practice the HEC released funds in
four installments over the year, the first two installments were at 20
percent each, and the third and fourth installment was 30 percent each.
"But so far the university has only received half of the first
installment." For the year 2011-12 the HEC was to release total funds of
Proposed Budget for 2012
finance director proposed Rs1,666 million for pensions, Rs274 million
for salaries, Rs365 million for utilities, Rs142 million for
examinations, Rs65 million for transport, Rs30 million for books and
journals, Rs40 million for research, Rs25 million for lab running and
Rs178 million for other expenses.
After much criticism by the members, the budget was passed without any changes.
so many years the university does not have a sewerage system. There are
broken taps in departments, expired chemicals in labs. Where is the
money being spent?" said a member.
The library convener
for the university lamented the fact that the only Rs30 million were to
be spent on books. "What can we say about a university where the library
occupies only 1.5 percent of the budget?"
Ahmer, chairperson of the Area Study Centre for Europe, remarked that
the university should buy a currency-printing machine for it was always
in loss. "The evening programme should not be considered a source of
income. If anything the money derived from it should be restricted to
The chairperson of the department of
applied engineering lamented that his department had not received a
single computer in three years. "The application ends up in various
offices at the administration office. By telling us every year that you
do not have enough funds to pay our salaries, do you want all the
teachers to shut up and be grateful that you ended up paying us?"
teachers lamented the fact that Governor Sindh Ishrat ul Ebad never
attends the senate meeting, and none of the representatives from the
government, except Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, bothered showing up.
officials are not interested, then tell us beforehand. We will stop
holding these meetings," said Mutahir Ahmed, president of the Karachi
University Teachers' Society.
Plans for 2012-13
vice chancellor said the security of the university would be beefed up
over the year. "The tender has been passed, and security apparatus will
come in very soon."
As a measure to generate resources, a
medical college would be constructed over the year, and a memorandum of
understanding for a Chinese language institute would be signed on
December 1, he added.
It was also shared that a leading
bank would repair the Silver Jubilee gate. A tea brand had already
donated five points to Karachi University, and it would repair more
points, the vice chancellor said.
Additionally, a plan to
place tin sheets on the walkway from the Silver Jubilee gate to the Arts
auditorium for the ease of pedestrians was also announced. The news
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