Karachi University M.S.Ph.D admissions 2010-11
Cut in PhD seats in KU likely
Karachi, Oct 23: Karachi University (KU) is planning to advertise admissions in
M.S./Ph.D. and M.S. (Surgery) / MD (Medicines) / Ph.D. (Law) programmes
for 2010-11 in the first week of November 2010.
Keeping in view the
ground realities, cut in seats available for the said programme is
expected this year, while KU administration has asked all Chairpersons
of teaching departments and Directors of institutions/centres of the
University, through a letter, to provide details regarding the programme
that they are offering and numbers of seats available.
These views were expressed by KU Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, while talking to TheNation on Friday.
said that the new programme of admission for the said level will be
sent to Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASR) then it will be
forwarded to KU Academic Council for approval, while this will be
happened before the admissions. She said that programme contains
admission's eligibility, numbers of seats available, financial resources
etc. Dr Shahana, who is also Convener to Admission Committee, said that
all teaching departments and institutions are asked to provide required
details so that the numbers of seats available could be determined; in
the last entrance test as many as 2900 candidates were appeared Entrance
Test that was conducted by Karachi University very first time.
It is pertinent to mention here that KU Testing Service has left NTS
(National Testing Service) behind by organising the exemplary aptitude
test for admissions in higher learning classes (MS/Ph.D. and MD), while
this was the first time that KU has organised such test by using its
facilities on decentralized basis. Last year the merit for admission on
the basis of marks obtained in the last basic degree (Master's degree
MA, MSc, MBA, MPA, MAS, MIS, four years' BS, B Pharm, Pharm-D, MBBS,
BDS, DVM or equivalent). The test was comprised on two sections.
Section-I was based on English Communication Skills (20 percent marks),
while Section-II covered Subject Knowledge and Application having 80
The candidate was required to score at least 50
percent marks in section I and section II separately to become eligible
for consideration for provisional admission.
She said that KU was
ready to hold entrance test as per the last year's practice. She said
that due to financial constraint and engagements of supervisors in
earlier MS/Ph.D. programmes may cause cut in numbers of seats for the
said programme this year. The nation
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KU aptitude tests today
Karachi: Director Admissions, Prof. Dr Saleem Shehzad has announced
that the aptitude test of BS (H) for admissions in the Department of
Applied Physics and Environmental Studies will be conducted on Saturday
(today) at 9:00am and 2:00pm respectively, in the Faculty of Arts.
than 3,588 candidates are likely to appear for the test. Carbonised
answer sheets will also be issued so that the students will be able to
match their scores with the answer key that will be available on the
university's official website.
The test scores will be displayed on the website on the same day whereas the final merit list will be issued on November 7.
a candidate finds that there is a difference in the displayed score and
his personal assessment, he can obtain a claim form on the payment of
Rs500 on October 25 and October 26 from the Council Room of Dean Faculty
Moreover, it has also been announced that the aptitude
tests for admissions in M.Sc in the Departments of Applied Physics and
Biotechnology have been cancelled because of equal number of applicants
and the available seats.
Meanwhile, Registrar, KU, has announced that
teaching will continue till November 23 whereas semester exams will be
held from November 25. The news
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University faces budget deficit
Hyderabad: The Mehran University of Engineering and Technology
Vice- Chancellor Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan Rajput at a meeting of the
university syndicate presented university's annual budget of Rs1447.284
million for 2010-11 and revised the budget of Rs1162.509 million for
The director finance informed the meeting that these
estimates, having a deficit of Rs292.551 million for 2009-10 and
Rs509.698 million for the current year, also included the bank liability
of Rs75 million availed in 2007-2008 to meet the cuts imposed by the
government in 2007-2008.
The syndicate, while approving the
annual budget of 2010-11, unanimously recommended to Higher Education
Commission to release government grant at the maximum, to enable the
university to fulfil its financial requirements without any stoppage and
provide appropriate quality education and conduct maximum research and
academic activities. Dawn
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SSUET wins E-Indus 2010 competition
Karachi: Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has
won first position in the competition E-Indus 2010, regarding electronic
project, held under the auspices of PCSIR's Institute of Industrial
Electronics Engineering (IIEE). The SSUET was represented by a group of
five students of electronics department, namely Zubair Zahid, Tarique
Saleem, Danish Ahmed, Adamjee Ashraf Moten and Abdul Hye with Lecturers
Khawaja Masood Ahmed and Umair Jilani as group advisors. The competition
was participated by the prominent and renowned universities of Karachi
like NED, NUST, IIEE, Iqra etc. app
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PAF passing-out parade held
Karachi: The passing-out parade of Aero Apprentices was held at the PAF Base, Korangi Creek on Friday.
Air Marshal Mohammad Hassan, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operation), PAF, was the chief guest on the occasion.
total of 292 Aero Apprentices including personnel from the Pakistan
Navy and friendly countries successfully completed their technical
Five trophies were awarded to the passing-out Apprentices;
three in academics, one in General Service Training and one for the
Overall Best Performance. Asghar Khan Trophy for the Best in Aeronautics
Technology was awarded to AIT M Khalid; Noor Khan Trophy for the Best
in Avionics Technology was awarded to ART Asif Ali; Rahim Khan Trophy
for the Best in Aero Support Technology from School of Avionics was
awarded to Liaqat Ali; Trophy for the Best in General Service Training
was awarded to AC Wing Sergeant Mohsin Raza. Chief of the Air Staff's
Trophy for the best performance was awarded to AC Muhammad Ejaz.
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PTCL offers 50 scholarships
Karachi: In continuation of its efforts to facilitate the student
community in Pakistan, the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL)
has launched a new package of its broadband service, in addition to its
existing Broadband student basic package.
The newly launched
broadband student bundle package includes 1Mbps broadband connectivity
with unlimited downloads, 150 free voice minutes and unlimited 'Kehdo'
SMS, all just for flat rate of Rs999 per month.
PTCL has taken this
initiative keeping in view the need to provide the country's youth with
easy and economical access to high speed broadband internet, thereby
expanding their knowledge, skills and productivity.
Such a package
will make the usage of high speed unlimited internet not only affordable
for students but also give them the liberty to download unlimited
infotainment material, free minutes to call on landline numbers and free
unlimited voice SMS (Kehdo SMS).
In addition to that, PTCL has also
extended the time period for students to apply for the Broadband
packages and enter in the draw for 50 scholarships, worth Rs100,000
each, till the end of December 2010. Also, PTCL is already giving free
easy learning cards for internationally certified online courses to all
its customers who want to enhance their professional skills. The news
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How literary times change for Pakistan
Karachi: In the past decade or so, Pakistani writers and writing coming
out of the region is not only a celebration of immense talent but has
been further solidified by the socio-political milieu that makes this
country the one big story. Want the perfect scoop, better still a
lucrative book deal? Come to Pakistan as a reporter is what foreign
correspondents are telling these days: the story is right here. It's the
story of war, violence, terror but not without hope and without
resilience of a kind that only Pakistanis can tell you about. At such a
time when the country's identity is not only complex but mangled, a
well-timed issue of Granta devoted to literature, reportage and artworks
from Pakistan appreciates the vibrant though diverse creative forces
Granta 112:Pakistan was celebrated in Karachi at
an event on Friday evening, organised by the British Council, only a
month after its official launch in London at Asia House. Granta's editor
John Freeman was fired with some rather half-intelligent questions
(that were answered with wit and honesty) as were the other panellists
for the evening – Declan Walsh, reporter with The Guardian in Pakistan,
Faiza Sultan Khan, editor of The Life's Too Short literary journal,
Mohammad Hanif, author of A Case of Exploding Mangoes, and Murtaza
Razvi, an editor and writer with Dawn – all of whom agreed that many
interesting writers come from South Asia and that the new clichés in
fiction today are terrorism and beheadings. When asked why Pakistani
writing was the focus for this issue, Freeman explained it was an idea
that he was given by Australian novelist Peter Carey about a year and a
half ago when he was in New York.
Granta's autumn collection,
with an exceptionally dazzling cover depicting work by truck artist
Islam Gull, represents brutal forms of violence, militancy, and how
reaction to the west has shred the internal fabric of Pakistani society,
but with brilliant writing that dares to find traces of love, humanity
and passion: all to tell the reader that's a less visible road travelled
but you only need to look for that portion of real Pakistan. It's been
almost impossible in the last few years to have picked up a newspaper
and not read about Pakistan's failings as a nation state, its war with
fundamentalists, its internal corruption and its obsession with the US,
all violent news stories. It may be a Pakistan moment as many writers
claim and their stories are excruciating works of fiction cushioned in
reality. Some stories are direct reminders of distorted historical
legacy and conflict: Intizar Hussain's "The House of the Gallows"
portrays Zia-ul-Haq as a hypocritical dictator who turned the 1980s for
most Pakistanis into a nightmare of censorship rules ("Please don't read
any poem that refers to liquor").
Kashmiri author Basharat
Peer's "Forever War" is when he comes home to Srinagar - "a medieval
city dying in a modern war" - and teenagers are hurling stones on city
streets inspired by a Palestinian style stone-throwing intifada. Declan
Walsh's reportage (an excerpt from his forthcoming Inshallah Pakistan to
be published early next year) takes us on a fractured journey with a
flamboyant, multi-lingual, Pashtun politician from Lakki Marwat, a hub
for suicide attackers in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa; lending an informed,
layered context to the north's "roasting hospitality, smouldering pride
and cold and clinical revenge."
Granta is indeed a window to a
troubled world as Freeman says, but not without stories of love. The two
most heart-wrenching stories are that of Leila unable to bear sons in
Nadeem Aslam's novella "Leila in the Wilderness," and Gul Bibi in Jamil
Ahmad's "The Sins of the Mother," whose short but sad spell of domestic
happiness with her lover is described with endearing engagement, as she
lives in the knowledge that her tribal kinsmen, whose code of honour she
has defied, will eventually kill her. Seventy-nine-year-old ex-civil
servant Ahmad was discovered by editor/journalist Faiza Sultan Khan and
has never been published before but now has a book deal to his name.
In the book, Hari Kunzru in his introduction to the Green Cardamom art
project says the question of Pakistani identity now has geopolitical
significance. Pakistan today is about seeking balance between war and
peace; extremism and tolerance; love and hate. Rather like Ayesha Jatoi,
the artist in her quest to find answers settles her washing to dry on a
publicly-installed decommissioned aircraft, to protest and subvert. As
Freeman reminded on Friday evening he published writing that is
beautiful and if it's beautiful, then it's true. Almost all stories come
back to family and love, he explained.
Granta's collection delves into some of the pressing issues of our time, making it a must-read book this season. Dawn
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