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Class-XI admission process likely to miss deadline
Karachi, Aug 18, 2008: The admission committee formed under the Centralized
Admission Policy-2008 (CAP) is unlikely to complete the process of Class-XI
admissions to the city's government colleges by the end of the current month
and, as such, the commencement of regular classes may also have to be
The reason seems to be an inordinate delay, on the part of the
CAP admission committee, in announcing the last date for the submission of
placement forms by candidates, besides the delayed issuance of marks sheets of
Class X annual examinations by the Board of Secondary Education
Sources in the directorate-general (colleges), Sindh, said that
although it had fixed Aug 20 as a tentative date for banks to issue the
placement forms, it had deliberately not announced the last date for the
submission of the forms, realising that the marks sheets of the Matric students
who have appeared in the examinations-2008 had not been issued until Aug 5, when
the Class-XI admission process had begun.
"Even today, we are unable to
announce the last date for the submission of the placement forms because all
those who had appeared in their Technical School Certificate Part-II annual
examination-2008 are yet to receive their marks sheets, a copy of which has to
be submitted along with the placement form for the admission to the Class-XI,"
While the Board of Secondary Education Karachi has issued
marks sheets of Matric (Science and General) groups annual examination-2008, the
Sindh Board of Technical Education has announced the Matric results on Sunday
(Aug 17) and the candidates are yet to receive their marks sheets.
sources said that the CAP committee would not be able to set the last date for
the submission of the placement forms until Matric students of all the
educational boards had received their marks sheets.
"In fact, the
admission committee can undertake its responsibility of providing admission to
those seeking admission to the Class-XI only after receiving placement forms,
along with marks sheets, of all applicants. It will take at least a week to
complete the process of placement in accordance with their eligibility and after
their marks sheets from the educational boards
concerned," they added.
It may be pointed out that the process of
admissions to Class-XII is still under way in many city colleges although it was
supposed to be completed by July 31.
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KU open today Programmes of 'Students Week' cancelled
Karachi: The University of Karachi has announced that it would
not observe Monday as closed holiday on account of Shab-i-Bara'at. Academic
activities on the campus and in its affiliated colleges will continue as usual
on Monday, a KU official said on Sunday.
The Sindh government has,
however, announced that all schools and colleges under the control of the
provincial and local governments will remain closed on Monday on account of
The Students' Advisory
Committee of the University of Karachi has announced cancellation of the
remaining programmes of the ongoing "Students' Week" for security
Normal academic activities will resume on Monday, according to a
statement issued by the committee on Sunday.
The statement said that the
committee held an emergency meeting on Sunday and noted that student
organizations were not cooperating with the administration.
council maintained that the Karachi University always wanted to provide students
opportunities of extra-curricular activities but in view of the non-cooperation
and irresponsible attitude of student organizations, the remaining programmes of
the Students Week were being been cancelled by the KU administration. Dawn
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PAF Air War College graduation ceremony
Karachi: An impressive graduation ceremony was held at PAF Air War College PAF
Base, Faisal, to award the certificates to the graduates of No 48 Senior Command
and Staff Course.
This was stated in a PAF Directorate of Media Affairs press
release here on Saturday.
It said that PAF Air War College is the premier
institution of the Pakistan Air Force, where Mid level officers of the Pakistan
Air Force and friendly countries are prepared for assumption of key Command and
The course participants are schooled in Staff
Communication, International Relations, Leadership and Management and Air Power
Air Marshal Muhammad Yousaf, Deputy Chief of the Air
Staff (Support) was the chief guest on the occasion.
After awarding the
certificates to the graduating officers, the chief guest addressed the gathering
and congratulated the graduating officers and lauded the efforts of the Air War
College in making the course a success.
He said that the PAF is in the phase
of transformation. In the coming years, technology-intensive platforms and
weapons would be inducted which will bring PAF at par with the leading air
forces of the world.
To allow smooth influx of technology and its optimal
utilisation, it is imperative that the PAF personnel are trained on modern
The Chief Instructor (Staff Wing) Air Commodore Muhammad Afzal Abbasi
presented the End Course Report highlighting the objectives of the course and
the performance of the participants.
Wing Commander Saeed Khan was awarded
the Best graduate trophy for overall best performance.
Earlier, on his arrival at the Air War College, the chief guest was received by
the Commandant, Air Vice Marshal Tubrez Asif. The Nation
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KU scientists get patent for anticonvulsant drug
Karachi: A new anticonvulsant drug and its use in the treatment of
a variety of disorders have been patented in the US in the name of University of
The team of researchers for the drug include Dr
Iqbal Choudhry, Dr Farzana Shaheen, Dr Arun Ganesan, Dr Shabana Usman Simjee and
Dr A. Mohsin Raza from the International Centre of Chemical and Biological
Sciences at the University of Karachi, and Higher Education Commission Chairman
The invention is based on investigations on
Delphinium, a plant, which has traditionally been used as an anticonvulsant, but
without recognition of the source of its activity or the structure of the active
The compound possesses potent anticonvulsant properties, and
is therefore potentially useful in treating or preventing anxiety, mania,
depression, panic disorders, epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease, migraine, sleep
disorders, neuralgia etc.
The Higher Education Commission, in an effort
to encourage scientists to patent their findings, has developed a program to
encourage innovation. Under this program, researchers can submit research ideas,
published papers, and thesis synopsis to be evaluated for patentability. The
submission remains completely confidential.
The purpose of the evaluation
is to determine patentability, and in case an invention is determined to be
patentable, the inventor is then encouraged to file for an international patent. ppi
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Dr Salam's wife to teach at KU
Karachi: Prof. Dr Dame Louise N Johnson, the British wife of
renowned Pakistani scientist and Nobel laureate, Dr Abdus Salam, will teach at
the Dr Panjwani Center For Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD) at the
University of Karachi (KU). This was stated by Prof. Dr Iqbal Choudhary, Acting
Director of the KU International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences
(ICCBS), University of Karachi. "The Executive Board of the ICCBS, in its
meeting held on June 16, 2008, approved the appointment of Prof. Johnson as an
'Adjunct Professor' at the PCMD from July 2008," said Prof. Choudhary. Prof.
Johnson is a specialist in Structural Biology and is currently working at the
Department of Biochemistry at Oxford University. "She will teach M.Phil. and
Ph.D. students in the fields of Molecular Medicine and Drug Research," said
Prof. Choudhary. app
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