Karachi University four year BEd degree
Four-year B.Ed programme at KU from Jan 2011
Karachi, Sept 30: University of Karachi (KU) is keen in ensuring quality
education in Pakistan. One component of it is the availability of
quality teachers. In consideration of this requirement, KU has taken an
initiative and is commencing a four year B.Ed. programme in
collaboration with the Pre-Service Teacher Education Programme
(PRE-STEP), spokesperson KU said on Wednesday.
Vice Chancellor, KU,
organised a meeting in this regard, which was also attended by the Vice
Chancellor of Sindh University Prof. Dr Nazir A. Mughal, Dand others.
main objectives of the programe, as identified by the Vice Chancellor,
Professor Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, are to develop a coherent
policy framework for teacher education and professional development that
will serve as a tool to link and coordinate the national policies and
frameworks with those at the provincial level, he further said. It also
includes the collaboration on the development of new standards and
programme for teachers to upgrade their qualification. It was decided in
the meeting that a four-year B.Ed programme will be initiated in
January 2011 while, 15 scholarships of Rs.40, 000 will be awarded to the
students on the basis of merit and performance, he said.
to Professor Dr Shakeel Farooqi, University will receive a grant of 50,
000 dollars other than the grants of those 40, 000 dollars which are
given for the launching of the programme and which will be delivered
within the period of three years, he added.
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KU scientist assists 50 PhD scholars
Karachi: As many as 50 scientists have completed their PhD degree
courses under the supervision of Professor Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary,
Director of the International Centre for Chemical and Biological
Sciences (ICCBS), Karachi University (KU), spokesperson of the
department said in a press release issued on Wednesday.
Choudhary has joined a group of those eminent scientists in the country
who have supervised large numbers of scholars for their PhD degrees. At
the Karachi University, Dr Iqbal Choudhary has become second after Prof
Dr Atta-ur-Rahman, former Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC),
supervising highest numbers of PhDs, he also said.
Atta-ur-Rahman has supervised as many as 78 PhD researchers. Dr Ghulam
Abbas was the last scholar who completed his PhD at ICCBS under the
supervision of Dr Iqbal Choudhary, he further said.
He added that
Dr Choudhary is the youngest scientist in the history of science and
technology in Pakistan who has received several national and
international honors and awards. He has over 600 research publications
in top international journals, 20 national and international patents as
well; his 24 books has been published and circulated internationally. Dr
Choudhary has 37 chapters in different books.
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Youth Arts festival to kick off from October 1
Karachi: Cogito Youth Performing Arts Festival (CYPAF) that was
postponed due volatile situation in city in the aftermath of the killing
of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Imran Farooq, will kick off
from October 1 and will run for 3 days.
"The aim of the event is to
unite not-for-profit youth organisations like AIESEC, Uraan, Jaag and
Rahnuma on a singular platform and all the money generated from the show
will go to Madadgar and the flood victims," said Shahzad Ghayas, a
member of the organising team.
The first day of CYPAF will include
Cogito's original performance called "Tamasha-e Zeest" (Theater of
Life), written and directed by Ahmad Khan from National College of Arts
(NCA). The story is about our very own society and shows different
traits of human nature of distinct characters in our society.
The second night of the show will be a repeat show of the same drama followed by an open mic session.
The play will be followed by stand up comedy act. As part of the open
mic night, performers and the audience will be given an open stage to
showcase there talents.
The third day of the show will have concerts
and underground bands from different institutes of Karachi such as
Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Indus Valley School (IVS)
and Institute of Business Management (IoBM) will perform live music.
further added that the cancellation of the show had cost organisers a
lot of money as people who came from Lahore to perform will be coming
back again, which doubled the traveling cost.
"Fortunately, the Arts
Council cooperated with us and we did not have to book the venue twice
to get new dates. We just hope that there are no further mishaps," he
said. The news
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