CAP government colleges placement list
CAP body to issue first placement list
Karachi, Sep 17: The much-awaited list of candidates seeking
admission to government colleges and higher secondary schools under the
centralised admission policy (CAP) is being issued on Sunday.
Sources in the CAP committee, which prepares the list said that unlike
the past practice of issuing gender-wise placement lists six faculties - science
(pre-engineering and pre-medical), computer science, commerce, humanities and
home economics - separately with a gap of two/three days, it was decided that
placement lists of two and three faculties be issued simultaneously in order to
avoid further delay in the commencement of first-year classes.
The sources said that the lists being issued on Sunday pertained to
pre-engineering (male), computer science (both male and female) and home
The candidates willing to seek admission to any of the institutions in which
they have been placed will be given one week to complete the procedural
formalities i.e. submission of admission forms and fee.
The new academic session for these students of the city's government colleges
and higher secondary schools is expected to begin in the last week of this
month, instead of Sept 10 as was originally scheduled.
The academic session of the students of remaining faculties - pre-medical
(both male and female), pre-engineering (female), commerce (male and female) and
humanities (male and female) - would being in the first week of October as their
placement lists would be issued sometime next week, the sources said. Dawn
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Karachi: The University of Karachi has advised the BTech
students admitted to MSc petroleum technology in its evening programme in 2010
and 2011 to appear in the condensed semester courses and pass them for the MSc
degree. They are required to deposit a fee of Rs5,000 per course by Sept
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Students refuse to buy marks
Karachi: In an unusual practice, the
second-year students of Karachi University's Department of Mass Communications
had been asked by their teacher to collect Rs4,000 each for a non-governmental
organisation as part of their assignment. The collection of the money had been
made mandatory, or else the students would lose fifteen marks
According to university policies, it is illegal for a teacher to
grade students on the basis of submission of money.
The idea behind the
assignment, according to the teacher, was to introduce practical methods of
communication and give students hands-on experience of collecting Zakaat and
Fitra'ah during Ramazan. For this purpose, students were given four slip books
of one thousand each, and they were required to finish all of them before the
After the collection of money, the students were
supposed to write a report on the activities of the NGO. However, a bespectacled
girl of the class claimed that "the report is barely talked about. The prime
concern of the teacher is money".
Out of around fifty students in the
'media and society' class, only a handful were able to collect the required
money. The rest either refused or were unable to collect the hefty
One student complained that collecting money was an easy way out for
students who could afford it. "How will it help enhance our communication
skills? The richer lot can manage this sum from their pocket money or they can
simply ask their parents. I cannot."
Others were critical of making
charity mandatory, which they say is "something to be given voluntarily".
Students were also unable to answer questions from potential donors who asked if
the money would serve Muslim children, as required under Zakat.
are some who believe that the money is going in the right hands and that
students are just making a mountain out of a mole-hill. "It is for a good cause.
However forcing students is not right. If students are skeptical about the
existence of this NGO, they should research a bit and call the numbers given on
the pamphlets. It is not as if their hands have been tied up," says a girl who
has already submitted the money.
After much argument and consultation
between the students and chairperson Dr Rafia Taj, the assignment was made
optional and marks for it were reduced from thirty to twenty. Initially, the
report and money collection carried equal marks. "However, after reduction, the
report now carries only five marks," claimed one student.
refused to collect the money would now be allowed to attempt two questions each
in the upcoming final examination as compensation or conduct a survey. Others
were given the option to take back their money if they wanted to opt for the
Meanwhile, the teacher, Maheen Kashif, who is
collecting funds for the National Institute of Child Health Management, said
that she is not "forcing" students to give money.
"I don't understand
what I am doing wrong. I am doing this for the love of charity. I am giving
membership on the collection of money. Generally, membership is given on the
submission of five thousand rupees. I am doing them a favour by giving them
membership on any amount they are submitting."
The membership would
entitle them to invitations to programmes conducted by the NGO and discounts to
the network of clinics which it claims to have in the city.
students expressed no concern for the membership, "Frankly, I am not dying for
the membership. I gave the money because it would buy me marks," said
The CEO of the NGO, Dr Afzal Ahmed, said that the university should
not have any issues over the collection of funds since it was for a good cause,
and denied claims about forcing students for collection of money.
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300,000 teachers complete Intel training
Islamabad: As many as
300,000 teachers from all over Pakistan successfully completed the professional
development programme that enables educators to effectively integrate technology
into their lessons to promote problem solving, critical thinking and
collaboration skills among their students.
The professional development
programme was organised by Intel. Commenting on the successful training of
Pakistani Teachers under the Intel Teach Initiative, Intel Pakistan, Country
Manager, Naveed Siraj, said, We invest in teachers so that they will inspire our
students to be innovative, creative and prepared with the critical thinking and
problem-solving skills that are imperative to our future. While we celebrate
reaching the figure of 300,000 in Pakistan and 10 million teachers globally
through Intel Teach, we continue to focus on developing the next generation by
improving the quality of educational opportunities.
Globally Intel has
trained 10 million teachers under the Intel Teach Initiative. Intel Teach
started as a simple idea, in which education is centred on student learning
through project-based experiences instead of lecture and memorisation.
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University management workshop
Islamabad: With an aim to share the
initiatives of Higher Education Commission (HEC) with the university heads and
seek their feedback for further improvement, the commission organised the
first-ever orientation workshop for newly appointed vice
The two-day workshop was organised under Modern
University Governance Programme for University Management. A total of 25 vice
chancellors who have recently joined their offices attended the
In his address to the vice chancellors, HEC Chairperson Dr
Javaid Laghari emphasized that the role of a vice chancellor is very critical. A
university leader is expected to develop an administrative team and become a
role model for faculty members, administrative staff as well as students, he
While thanking the university heads for effectively participating
in the workshop, he said that the feedback and suggestions put forward by them
will be given due consideration. We believe that all guidance should come from
the vice chancellors while HEC should act as an implementing authority, he
The chairperson expected that the programme would ensure the
management system of universities is equipped with the best of leadership and
governance tools, which will facilitate and support academia in the most
efficient and effective manner. The programme will become a regular feature of
HEC initiatives, he added.
The vice chancellors termed the activity very
useful and productive and said that they have learnt many new things which they
would like to implement in their institutions. They said that it has provided
them a platform to interact and learn from each other s experience and urged the
HEC to hold such activities on a regular basis.
Earlier, vice chancellor,
University of Birmingham, and deputy vice chancellor, University of Wales, were
also linked through video conferencing to discuss leadership and good governance
in higher education institutions with VCs of Pakistani universities.
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Risalpur: The 19th convocation of Military College of Engineering (MCE) was held here on
Rector NUST Engr Muhammad Asghar was the chief guest on the
occasion. Lt Gen Muhammad Ahsan Mahmood, Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military)
Engineer-in-Chief attended the ceremony as the guest of honour.
while addressing the students said as long as people needed houses, buildings,
roads, canals, dams, railways, they would need civil engineers. We are committed
to provide all required facilities at the MCE to build this institute as a role
model for engineering and disaster management studies.
Asghar further said that the population of Pakistan had trebled in the last 50
years to 178m today.
In the next 20 years, Pakistan would have another
addition of 85m. We need 36m jobs to accommodate the youth in the next 10 years,
for which the economy must grow at 6% a year, he said.
Later, one hundred
and sixty six graduates received their degrees from the guest of honour, read a
press release. The news
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