Federal Urdu University clash between PSF & IJT

Six hurt as rival groups clash at FUUAST
Karachi, Feb 13: Six students were injured in a clash between two student organisations at the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science, and Technology (FUUAST), Gulsahn-e-Iqbal Campus, on Saturday.

Activists of the Pakhtun Students Association (PSF) and Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT) fought, using iron roads and clubs freely.

Resultantly, six students - Amanullah, Amir Hamdani, Abdul Rafay, Saad Faroque, Qanit Abdul Rehman, and Ismial Baloch - were injured.

The injured were rushed to the Liaquat National Hospital for medical treatment.

Rangers reached the scene, dispersed the charged activists of both organisations and controlled the situation.

The management of the FUUAST has suspended educational activities for the evening programme after the incident. The news

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SSUET's 14th convocation to be held on March 19
Karachi: The 14th Convocation of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) will be held on March 19. Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan has been invited to be chief guest on the occasion. The university was established in 1994 with only two technologies of computer and electronic engineering and added two more technologies of bio-medical and civil engineering in the year 1996, another technology of computer science in 1999 followed by addition of sixth technology of telecommunication three years back.

The first batch of 197 students, 98 in electronic and 99 in civil engineering disciplines, had passed out in the year 1998 and since then a total of 8,947 have passed out from this university. Over a 1,000 students are expected to pass out this year. The exact number of passing out graduates would be known after announcement of final year results on February 19. Since its establishment in 1994, the university provided admissions to a total of 15,415 starting with 222 admissions in two technologies of electronic and computer engineering in 1994. According to SSUET Chancellor ZA Nizami, the university, which started with 200 students in 1994, had 5,000 students in 2010 and its budget rose from Rs 17.22 million in 1994 to Rs 600 million in 2010. app

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KU elections for academic council on March 3
Karachi: Elections for the Academic Council of the University of Karachi (KU) under the University Act 1972, for associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers would be held on Thursday March 03, 2011 at the Arts Auditorium, Registrar of KU Professor M Kaleem Raza Khan said on Sunday.

The elections would be held from 09:30am to 1pm for the positions of two associate professor, other than the chairman of the teaching departments, as well as four assistant professor and lecturers, Khan said.

The nomination papers would be submitted by the candidate at the Registrar's Office on Thursday, February 24 from 10am to 1pm and no nomination paper would be accepted by mail or courier service, he added.

The last date for the withdrawal of candidates is Monday, February 28 from 10am to 1pm and the request for withdrawal should be submitted in person at the Registrar Office. The final list of candidates would be put on display on Monday, February 28, 2011 by 3pm, Khan added.

Those university teachers, who are on study leave/foreign service leave or on deputation from KU, would not be allowed to participate in the election even if they are present in Karachi, unless they rejoin, the KU registrar said.

Every voter must verbally quote his or her serial number at the time of the issue of Ballot Paper to facilitate the location of their name to the voter's list, he also said. The objection to the voter's list, if any, must filed by 1:00pm on February 19.

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Teachers flay suspension of academic activities
Peshawar: The teachers of the Institute of Business and Management Sciences, Agricultural University, have expressed concern over the suspension of academic activities in the institute.

In a statement, office-bearers of the association at the IBMS said that the classes were supposed to start from February 7, but the vice-chancellor delayed the process for three weeks due to unknown reasons.

They asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor to look into the matter so that students could pursue their studies. The semester will have to be extended to June and examination will take place in July, if the course of study was not completed on time, one of the teachers said, adding the students would have to suffer a lot owing to load-shedding and power outages in summer. The teachers also urged the parents to exert pressure on the administration to save the precious time of their wards. The news

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