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FUUAST convocation, 600 degrees conferred

FUUAST graduate to sell gold medal if he fails to get a job
Karachi, Dec 30: As many as 113 students received gold medals during the third convocation of the Federal Urdu University for Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST), which was held at the Expo Centre on Thursday.

Muhammad Ramzan Mengal, who received first position in Islamic History, said that he would sell his gold medal if he was unable to get a job in the near future. Mengal, who belongs to District Kuzdar, Balochistan, claims that he was asked to give a bribe if he wanted a government job.

"I do not have money to entertain those people and now I have decided to sell my gold medal to get some money so I can return to my hometown," he told us. When he came to Karachi for higher studies he was filled with aspirations, but he is now frustrated with the employment situation and wants to go back to his family and try his luck in his hometown.

"I would get some pictures along with gold medal and convocation gown to tell people in Kuzdar that I got first class first position," he said. According to him, he is the only person from his town who to have earned a gold medal in a subject.

Though most of the students were happy about receiving medals, there were a few graduates who felt that gold medals were not a satisfactory substitute for a job. Muhammad Israr, a position holder from Political Science Department who belongs to District Buner of Kyber Pakhtoonkawa, said that he recently met the vice chancellor FUUAST and submitted an application to be hired as a lecturer at the institute.

"I had applied to number of places but it seems that there were no job opportunities in the market," he said. "I was never really interested in teaching but when I failed to get job, I decided to apply to FUUAST," said Israr. He was also debating applying for an LLB, but from some other institution. "I would like to go to SM Law College to take a law course because I believe it would probably help me find a good job," he added.

The University also confers 17 PhD Degrees and an M Phil Degree during its convocation. Around 600 students from different faculties and departments were registered for the event while 3, 383 students were declared in annual examinations of various disciplines offered by FUUAST.

Mussarrat Al-ain (MSc in Zoology 2011), Aatira Muhammad Ali (Mathematics) and Humaira Mehmood (Botany) secured the first position in the university's exams and were awarded the Begum Anees Dehlvi Gold Medal Award.

The top position holders of the Mass Communication Department, FUUAST said that despite the fact they had completed their professional studies they were still jobless.

Nida Maqsood and Sanoodia Sundus, students of MA shared joint first position and received gold medals, however, both of them are still trying their best to get a job

Nida is interested in getting a desk job while Sanoodia wants to become a crime reporter. Both of them had applied to a number of places but have yet to be hired as per the filing of this report. Rana Javed, who secured second position, was also unable to procure a job and has enrolled himself in the M.Phill Programme at FUUAST.

"I had applied to several places and completed six months internship at a reputable Urdu newspaper. I was quite sure that they would hire me but despite all my hard work they didn't even consider me. For the past month I've been working for a local newspaper but I am not getting any salary as I am not only an internee," he said.

A student from Micro Biology Department claimed that she had been jobless for the last two years and now she feels that either the name of her institute or personal knowledge was just not good enough to impress hiring authorities at private companies.

Chief guest on the occasion Professor Dr Soomro announced that PSA is ready to fund scientific research projects from the FUUAST. This will not only improve the scientific research being conducted in the university but will also create a strong industry-academia relationship.

More than 1, 3000 students are enrolled in more than 40 departments and programmes of the university, making FUUAST one of the largest universities in Pakistan. There are more than 400 teachers, including more than 100 PhDs and more than 51 M.Phil faculty members in the university, he added.

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Fuuast again postpones BA, BCom, MA exams
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University for Arts, Science and Technology's (FUUAST) annual examinations have been postponed from December 30, said the institute's controller examination. According to the statement issued on Wednesday, the new dates for papers of BA, B.Com and MA (Private) would be announced soon. The news

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Class XI commerce (private) results announced
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi declared on Thursday the results of Higher Secondary School Certificate, part-I (class XI), commerce group private candidates annual examinations-2011.

Statistics of the results released by the BIEK showed that of the total 7,174 candidates (4,841 boys and 2,333 girls) who appeared in the exams, a total of 1,619 candidates (1,058 boys and 561 girls) cleared all the seven papers.

A total of 1,542 candidates (1,051 boys and 491 girls) got through in six papers, 1,214 candidates (840 boys and 374 girls) cleared five papers, 1,020 candidates (695 boys and 325 girls) cleared four papers, 803 candidates (525 boys and 278 girls) passed three papers, 569 candidates (371 boys and 198) girls cleared two papers while 274 candidates (200 boys and 74 girls) were declared to have passed one paper.

According to BIEK controller of examinations Imran Khan Chishti, the results of HSC, part-I (class XI), commerce (regular) would be announced on Friday.

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Class XI humanities results announced
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education (BIEK) announced on Wednesday the results of intermediate part-I (class XI), humanities group annual examinations-2011.

Statistics released by the BIEK controller of examinations showed that of the total 5,144 candidates (1,528 boys and 3,616 girls) who appeared in the exams, 1,535 candidates (417 boys and 1,118 girls) cleared all the six papers.

A total of 1,583 candidates (497 boys and 1,086 girls) were declared passed in five papers, 911 candidates (289 boys and 622 girls) got through in four papers, 573 candidates (170 boys and 403 girls) cleared three papers, 298 candidates (84 boys and 214 girls) passed in two papers while 170 candidates (46 boys and 124 girls) cleared only one paper.

The results of 40 candidates (13 boys and 27 girls) were withheld either for want of documents or until the finalisation of their cases by the board's unfair means committee.

Meanwhile, the board has announced that the results of HSC, part-I (class XI) commerce (private) annual examinations-2011 will be declared on Thursday (Dec 29) at 3pm.

HSC exams
The BIEK has also announced that the candidates who passed their Secondary School Certificate (supplementary) examinations-2011 from the Board of Secondary Education Karachi can submit their registration forms for the Higher Secondary School Certificate (humanities and commerce) private candidates' annual examinations-2012 without any late fee from Jan 2 to Jan 31, 2012. Dawn

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