KU admission date extended | SSC 2 per cent grace marks
Karachi University admission forms for BA, BSc (pass) and BCom new date
Karachi, April 18: The University of Karachi on Friday announced extension in
the last date for submission of admission forms for BA, BSc (pass) and BCom
(both first and second year) till April 25.
KU Registrar Prof Mohammad
Raees Alvi said in a statement that the forms could be submitted by the new date
with the prescribed fee along with a late fee of Rs1,000. The candidates must
have completed the requisite attendance by the end of the current session, he
In a separate statement, he said that the university was updating
the record of all its old regular students. The record would be posted on the KU
website for ready reference.
All regular students enroled over the past
10 years could furnish the required information to the university using the
prescribed proforma by May 20, he stated. Dawn
KU to update records of old students
Karachi: University of Karachi (KU) has decided to update the record of all its old
regular students, said KU registrar Prof. Muhammad Rais Alvi on Friday. He said
that this record would be available on the university website for ready
All former students have been asked to furnish the required
information of the past 10 years by May 20. The News
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Fuuast announced results
The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) on Friday
announced the results of BS Computer Science (morning) semester-VI batch-II 2004
and semester-II batch-III 2005; and repeaters of MSc (evening) semester-I
batch-VI 2008, semester-IV batch-IV 2006, semester-III batch-III 2005,
semester-III batch-II 2005, semester-II batch-IV 2006 and semester-II batch-II
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SSC candidates may be given 2 per cent grace marks: Ebad
Karachi: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has said that two per cent
grace marks might be awarded to the students, appeared in the SSC Part I &
II (Class XI-X) Annual Examination 2009, due to the unprecedented loadshedding
on daily basis, causing immense interruption in the studies of the students.
Law enforcement agencies are inter-linked and unified to curtail the threat
of Talibanisation in the metropolis. Talibanisation cannot be encouraged in the
City at any cost.
He was talking to mediamen on Friday at the end of the
inaugural ceremony of the NED University of Engineering and Technology's City
Campus Restoration Project, held at the historical building of the NED old city
City Campus Restoration Project has been completed with a cost of
Rs31.995 million, which has been listed as protected heritage under the Sindh
Cultural Heritage Preservation Act in 1994. The project was initiated to ensure
that the campus is maintained as in architectural heritage site and historically
significant landmark of the City.
Ebad said that the long-hour loadshedding
during the SSC annual examination had really caused great academic loss to the
students that was giving two per cent grace marks to the students could be
reviewed as per the past practice.
"As a site which marked the beginning of the development of professional
engineers, the campus has done great service to the people of subcontinent in
general and Pakistan in particular. Karachi and Sindh have rich treasures of
architectural and cultural heritage, which remind us about the glorious past
that this region has inherited. Karachi has many grand edifices that we have
inherited from the past.
As responsible citizens, it is our duty to restore
the buildings in need of such attention. Technical expertise, as acquired by
architects and engineers of this university, must be employed to generate worth
emulating results," he said.
Abul Kalam, Vice Chancellor NED University of
Engineering and Technology, said that the historical building could not be saved
without structural interventions and changes in the building. He appreciated the
architectural efforts made by the NED's team of the architectures.
Project Director Prof Dr Nauman Ahmed, while giving detailed presentation, said
that the process of campus restoration had become a unique learning process for
the students of architecture. "Evolving from the internationally accepted
standards of restoration practice, this project aims to set up a precedent which
will be emulated in heritage sites in Karachi and beyond."
He said that NED
University would become pioneer of technically appropriate and professionally
viable approach to restoration after successful completion of the series of
development works in the City campus.
"The said campus presently houses
intensive activities related to reference library, but further improvement in
spaces and structures in urgently needed.
Most of its existing structures
and spaces require intensive restoration to bring them up to the mark of NED's
repute and standards," he added. The Nation
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NED annoyed by defence ministry 'apprehensions': Survey of historical buildings
Karachi: The ministry of Defence was creating hurdles in a survey of
historical and heritage buildings in the city being carried out by a team of
experts of the NED university, claimed the vice chancellor of the university on
Vice Chancellor Abul Kalam of the NED University said that the
survey was being conducted by the experts of the varsity for the Sindh
government but the team of experts were facing difficulties in surveying the
buildings of the defence ministry.
He was speaking at a programme
regarding completion of the phase I of the restoration project of the city
campus building of the NED University.
He said that the team was facing
problems in carrying out the survey despite the fact that it always visited all
historical and heritage buildings after getting prior permissions from the
Citing a particular example, he said that when
the team, after informing and subsequently being invited, arrived at the Napier
Barracks, that house various offices of the Pakistan army as well as some
sensitive agencies in the city, the experts were not allowed to take pictures,
carry out a survey or take measurement, etc due to security reasons.
vice chancellor said that the security officials were probably following archaic
rules and were not aware of numerous satellites, many of them belonging to
non-friendly countries, orbiting around the globe and watching everything on
ground and that with latest technology pictures or measurements were of not that
importance as these might have been some time back.
He asked Sindh
Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad, who is chancellor of the NED University, to help his
team in getting permissions so that it could complete the task.
governor said on the occasion that the city had inherited many great edifices
from the past and that all such buildings that were not in good shape should be
restored to their old glory.
He said that the restoration and the
rehabilitation of the historical buildings was the collective task of the nation
and it must be done with diligence and care.
Lauding the expertise of
the NED team that had restored the beautiful old city campus building, he asked
them to help other institutions and organisations that might be in need of the
technical assistance in preserving their buildings.
In his presentation
of the over four-yearlong restoration project, head of the architecture
department of the NED University, Dr Noman Ahmed, said that many old buildings
of the campus, which were in dilapidated condition, had been restored and
rehabilitated at a cost of approximately Rs31.9 million, part of which (Rs9
million) were provided by the federal government's National Fund for Cultural
Heritage programme while the rest was generated by the university.
said that some interventions had also been done to increase the work space. He
said that Phase II of the restoration work would be carried out at a cost of
Later, he said that some restoration work
on the chimney and a building next to it was to be done. Some work on the stone
façade of the Puribai Power House and Becharbhai Workshops buildings had to be
He said that some chemical had been put on the façade stones and
after the monsoon, which would pull out the dirt and rubbish settled there for
decades, work would start on the façade and by that time the project chief,
Aneela Naeem, who at present was in Italy to learn the latest stone cleaning
techniques, would also return and lead the team with updated knowledge. Dawn
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Pir Mazhar says teachers to be promoted
Karachi: Sindh Senior Minister for Education and Literacy Pir
Mazharul Haq said on Friday that a proposal is being considered to promote
teachers besides increasing incentives for them.
Talking to the media at
the Media Centre within the Sindh Assembly premises, Haq said, "The World Bank
(WB) has set a condition of conducting a transparent teacher recruitment process
for the issuance of a grant to Pakistan. No funds would be available for the
salaries of the teachers if we do not meet the condition."
"The WB has a
comprehensive monitoring system to keep a vigil on the recruitment process of
teachers. It has asked us to prefer recruiting locals as teachers in the areas
where they are needed. Under the new WB plan, the quota of assembly members in
jobs has been abolished," he added.
The minister hoped that
high-qualified candidates would be recruited for 13,000 posts of teachers in
Sindh. WB officials are not giving importance to old diplomas of PTC and CT and
want diplomas from universities for the recruitment of teachers.
further stated that effective measures are being taken to ensure the reopening
of ghost schools in Sindh and after that teachers would be recruited for the
Haq alleged that some landlords in Sindh have occupied thousands
of acres of government land. "Whenever action was taken to evacuate the lands,
they blamed the government for political revenge," he revealed. ppi
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SSUET holds first 'Computer Artist Exhibition'
Karachi: The first Computer Artist Exhibition was recently held at Sir
Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), where students from the
third semester in the Computer Engineering department displayed art pieces
developed through the use of a modern computer language.
who are studying computer graphics course as part of their studies, used
Visual-C to develop their art pieces. The students depicted landscape in their
images with presentation of sunset beauty as common theme of all the art pieces.
Some 120 students, divided into groups, produced 32 art works in all.
The art piece developed by the group led by Baber Naseem was adjudged to have
the best image in the exhibition. The group led by Danish Alam secured second
prize, while third prize was jointly shared by groups of Wajahat Hussain and
Zulfiqar Ali Khan, an assistant professor at the Computer
Engineering department, said that the participating students had taken about a
month-and-a-half to learn modern computer language tools and develop the art
pieces. He said that the students did not use any other computer software,
package, or tools at all, and just applied the Visual-C language to understand
the background work and application of the language in the development of
complicated and multi-coloured graphics work. He said that the SSUET had the
distinction of teaching modern graphics languages and software tools such as
Visual-C so that its students could enhance their professional skills.
Computer Engineering and Computer Science Chairman Prof. Dr Mumtazul
Imam said that students pursuing computer degrees at the university were taught
about the development of computer graphics, keeping in view the widening use of
modern technology in various professional fields.
He said that
advertising, television, print, and film industries around the globe had been
widely using computer graphics for their productions. He also said that animated
films and packages produced mainly for television is another medium where
computer engineering and science students taught graphics could use their skills
for lucrative financial returns.
He added that students of the
university had already established links with electronic media and advertising
industries to provide their expertise for commercial ventures.
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Jinnah University for Women (JUW) convocation
Karachi: The convocation of the Jinnah University for Women (JUW) will be
held at its campus on April 18. Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan will be the
chief guest at the ceremony, while JUW Chancellor Noor-us-Saba Chughtai will
deliver the welcome address.
A total of 1,096 degrees will be conferred
in the faculties of Arts, Science, Pharmacy and Business Administration and
Commerce. Four doctoral degrees and 15 gold medals will be awarded, while 20
shields will be distributed in recognition of meritorious services.
was also announced that from this year, a cash award of Rs10,000 will be given
by Syed Manzar Ahmed Memorial Trust to the student who achieves the highest
overall marks in JUW examinations. The News
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AKU wins MacJannet award
Karachi: The Talloires Network and MacJannet Foundation, on
Friday, announced the winners of the first annual MacJannet prize for global
citizenship with Pakistan's Aga Khan University (AKU) clinching the first prize
with its innovative Urban Programme.
AKU's Urban Programme focuses on
providing primary health care and socio economic support to the katchi abadis
(slums) in Karachi. The MacJannet prize for global citizenship recognises
exceptional student civic engagement initiatives based in the Talloires Network
member universities around the world and contributes financially to their
ongoing public service efforts. Sixty-seven programs from 40 universities in 19
countries around the world competed for this year's award.
Health Programme started in 1985 when medical training was limited to hospitals
and public health efforts in communities received little attention in Pakistan. Daily Times
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Paintings by young students
Karachi: An exhibition of paintings by 16-year-old O'level students of
the A.M.I. School opens at the A. R. Faridi art gallery of the Arts Council at
5:30pm on Saturday.
The exhibition, an annual feature of the school,
will remain open from 11am to 8:30pm on Sunday. Dawn
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