Karachi University BS & Masters evening programme

KU fee deposit notice for evening programme

Karachi, Feb 24: The Directorate of Evening Programme, University of Karachi (KU), has advised all students of Masters and BS degree courses in the evening programme to deposit their fees and dues as per schedules displayed on the notice boards of their respective departments. All those students who have not so far cleared their previous dues are strictly advised to clear the dues latest by March 10, 2011. In case of non-compliance of these instructions, they may not either be allowed to appear in the forthcoming examinations or their results may be withheld, depending on each case. ppi

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ICCBS inks MoU with Malaysian varsity
Karachi: The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (KU), has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of the largest Universities of Malaysia, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) to strengthen, promote and develop academic and research cooperation for Natural Product Drug Research and Development.

Director ICCBS Dr Iqbal Choudhary, in his recent visit to Malaysia, signed the MoU, while Vice-Chancellor University Kebangsaan Malaysia Dr Tan Sri Sato Wira inked the MoU on behalf of his institution.

As per the agreement, both the institutions have agreed to enhance relations between the two universities and to develop academic exchange in the area of education and research, and have agreed to identify team members to work on joint research projects.

As per the MoU, bi-institutional meeting will be held annually in the form of workshop / seminar / conference jointly organised by the parties.

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New FUUAST senate members appointed
Karachi: President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the ex-officio Chancellor of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) Asif Ali Zardari has appointed Professor Nasir Abbas and Professor Seema Naz as the senate members of the university for three years.

Professor Nasir Abbas, Chairman of the Department of General History is also the elected president of the Teachers' Union of Abdul Haq Campus of the University. Professor Seema Naz, Department of Geology and is also the Secretary General of the Teachers' Union of the Gulshan Campus.

According to the presidential notification the term of the newly appointed senate members will start from the first meeting of the senate. Both the professors have been appointed as members of the senate on the recommendation of the nominating committee and the Deputy Chairman of the senate of the university Aftab Ahmed Khan.

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School raises funds for special children
Karachi: The students of Dawood Public School's A-level section, who are registered on the Family Education Services Foundation (FESF), 'MOVE' programme took their first step by organising a bake-sale to collect funds for disabled and underprivileged children under the care of FESF.

A press release issued here on Wednesday said that the students setup different kinds of stalls at the school premises to generate funds for the noble cause. A-level students will make gift packs for the special children from the collected amount and hand it over to FESF.

A DPS official said, "Our students will continue to support FESF as part of our policy to help the organisations working for the underprivileged segments of the society in order to create a social balance and vibrant society.

The FESF is a non-profit, educational organisation established in Pakistan in 1984. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life for all members of the community, especially those who are disadvantaged, he also said.

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MMC gets accreditation by CPSP
Peshawar: The Mardan Medical Complex (MMC), which is the teaching hospital for the Bacha Khan Medical College, has been given accreditation by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) for postgraduate training of doctors.

It was learnt that doctors doing post-graduation could now train at five departments including medicine, surgery, gynaecology, cardiology and ophthalmology at the Mardan Medical Complex. The facilities at these departments were inspected and found adequate for the training of postgraduate doctors. The other units at the hospital were deficient and would be inspected again.

The Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) has already recognised the Bacha Khan Medical College in Mardan. The college has also obtained affiliation with the Khyber Medical University, Peshawar. It attained all these goals within a year of its establishment.

Most other public sector medical colleges have failed to get recognition from the PMDC or affiliation with the university even though these institutions were commissioned many years ago. Students at some of these government-run medical colleges have been agitating for better teaching and training facilities so that these institutions could also be recognised by the PMDC.

Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti, who was elected MPA from Mardan, pioneered the setting up of the Bacha Khan Medical College. Prof Dr Ziaul Islam, a noted eye specialist, was appointed its project director and is still serving in that position.

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IBMS inaugurated
Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtun-khwa Minister for Health Syed Zahir Ali Shah Wednesday said that education and health were top priorities of the provincial government.

He was addressing the inauguration ceremony of the newly established Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IBMS) at the Khyber Medical University (KMU) as chief guest. KMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Hafizullah, Peshawar Development Authority Director General Qazi Laiq Ahmad, KMU Registrar Dr Fazal Mahmood, Treasurer Abdul Siddiqui, Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Shahnaz Akhtar and Consultant R&D Dr Tasleem Akhtar were also present on the occasion. Zahir Ali Shah appreciated the achievements of the institution and said it should continue its progress as a role model for the region.

The health minister while congratulating the KMU team for establishing IBMS as the first institute of its nature in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that in the past the two most important public sectors, i.e. health and education, were neglected but the present government had given them due importance. He said the provincial government would provide all possible support to KMU for realising its future plans.

Earlier, while delivering the welcome address, the VC said the IBMS aimed at achieving the long-awaited requirement of developing the academic faculties in Basic Medical Sciences of all medical institutes of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said one of the top priorities of KMU was to revamp the medical education and bring it at par with the international standards. He said the prime objectives of the IBMS was to establish state-of-the-art teaching and learning opportunities for faculty, to promote culture of international quality research, evidence-based clinical practice and efficient healthcare delivery systems.

Prof Dr Jawad Ahmad said in future the IBMS would be the major hub of academic and research activities in the field of Basic Medical Sciences in the region. "Linkages will be developed with leading institutions nationally and internationally for collaboration and exposure of local research scholars. The community will be the ultimate beneficiary due to better health facilities," he said.

Meanwhile, the minister formally inaugurated the new campus of IBMS at Shalman Park, Phase-VI, Hayatabad. He also visited under-construction sites of the Peshawar Institute of Cardiology and KMU in Hayatabad. The news

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