KU ranks 546 among 600 world universities
Karachi University is the second university from Pakistan to achieve the honour
Karachi, Jan 26: The University of Karachi (KU)
has been ranked among the top 600 universities of the world, from a pool of
30,000, as per the latest rankings announced by the Times Higher Education and
Quacquarelli Symonds (THE-QS), UK.
The KU is the second university from
Pakistan to achieve the honour, prior to which the National University of
Science and Technology secured the 376th position among the world's top
universities. According to the ranking agency, KU ranked 546th in
The THE-QS World University Rankings are based on a multi-faceted
view of the relative strengths of the world's leading universities. The research
yields results on 600 "in the round" and 300 in each of five broad faculty
areas. The overall rankings are compiled based on six distinct
After being judged on these indicators, the KU was included
among the top 600 universities of the world. Daily Times
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Death of a Karachi University student. Bridge demanded near KU to avert accidents
Karachi: Expressing grief over the death of a student on
Saturday, vice-chancellor of the University of Karachi Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim
Raza Siddiqui has urged the authorities to immediately construct a flyover in
front of the university's main Silver Jubilee entrance to prevent any future
The vice-chancellor also asked the traffic police to ban the
plying of heavy vehicles on the main University Road in order to lessen the
danger to students crossing the road when entering or leaving the campus. A
third year student of the university's BS (Economics) evening programme, Syeda
Anum Zehra, was crushed to death by a speeding truck in front of the Silver
Jubilee entrance at around 7.25pm on Saturday when she, along with classmates,
was waiting for a bus.
She was laid to rest on Sunday and her funeral was
largely attended by students and teachers of Karachi
Meanwhile, a number of students and teachers of the
university recalled that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, who had
recently visited Karachi University in connection with the setting up of the
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Chair, in his presidential address had committed to build
a flyover near the university's Silver Jubilee gate.
Noting that two
students had lost their lives in the last year while crossing the road near the
gate, the students and teachers demanded that the CM direct the relevant
authorities to expedite the plan to build the flyover.
meeting to condole the death of Anum Zehra will be held today (Monday) at 10am
at the Karachi University's Arts auditorium. Dawn
Karachi University announced BDS, MBBS exams 2009 schedule
Karachi: The University of Karachi has announced that BDS and MBBS final
professional annual examinations-2009 will commence from Feb 2 and 16,
Karachi University New block inaugurated
A new block of the university's physics department will be inaugurated on Monday. Vice-Chancellor of Karachi
University Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui will be chief guest at the inaugural
Karachi University lecture on lung cancer
The seminar committee of the University of Karachi (KU) Faculty of Pharmacy is organising a
lecture on "Lung Cancer" on January 31 at the Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre.
According to a press statement issued on Sunday, Medical Oncologist of the Aga
Khan University Hospital, Dr Adnan Ali Zaidi will deliver the keynote
address. The News
Temperature affects weight eggs: KU research
Karachi: A study, conducted by Karachi University (KU), reveals that weight
and production of commercial layers' eggs can be increased if such chickens are
provided feasible low temperature in their environmentally controlled houses.
Environmental temperature effects on the feed intake, egg production and egg
weight of commercial layers.
The study was conducted by the poultry unit of
the department of physiology at KU. Lecturer Zulfiqar Ahmed and Professor Farhat
Zafar conducted the research under the supervision of Dr A A Qureshi in
collaboration with K&N's Poultry Research Institute, Karachi.
Zulfiqar Ahmed said that more than 90 per cent of chickens
were kept in the scattered open houses with Asbestos, tin sheets and thatched
roof, in spite of the fact that the climate was extremely hot or cold.
Because of this reason, birds should be housed in such a place where environment
will enable them to maintain their thermal balance and yield optimum production.
The body temperature of the chickens rises as the ambient temperature rises but
the environment helps the bird to loose body heat equal to the heat produced,"
Karachi has nearly 300 commercial egg layers poultry farms with a
capacity variation of 3,000 to 10,000 layers kept in cages under the thatched
roof and concrete buildings, he said, adding that that a drop in egg production
was a serious problem faced by most of the farmers who did not have any
environmentally controlled houses except some having locally improved cooling
He said, "These systems are designed on the basis of evaporative cooling but
Karachi being a sea port, has always a high humidity during summer. Consequently
evaporative cooling systems do not provide any relief to the birds as excessive
water vapors continue to cause distress to the birds. This study was carried out
at a commercial farm having a flock of 3000 commercial layer under a roof with
asbestos, automatic drinkers and manual feeders. The water was given at lib but
feed was calculated on the basis of breed specified quantity once a day. Daily
record was maintained of feed intake, egg production, egg weight and temperature
since 21 5t week of age till 44th week. On the basis of statistical analysis it
was concluded that the increase of house temperature significantly decreases the
feed intake and egg production but increased house temperature showed non
significant relationship with egg weight."
To a query, he said that in winter
the feed intakes of such birds have been increased that was why layers' eggs in
the winter period were sold on the high prices. The Nation
Urdu university's convocation today
Karachi: The first convocation of the Federal Urdu University of
Arts, Science and Technology will be held at its Gulshan-i-Iqbal campus on Jan
According to an official announcement, Federal Education Minister Mir
Hazar Khan Bijarani will be chief guest. Seven hundred degrees, including nine
PhD and three MPhil degrees, will be awarded during the convocation. Besides, 12
gold medals will be awarded to students.
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Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro 11th convocation. 519 receive degrees
Jamshoro: As many as 519 students were awarded bachelors, masters, MPhil
and PhD degrees on Saturday at the 11th convocation of the Mehran University of
Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro.
Sindh Education Minister Pir
Mazharul Haq who is also the pro-vice-chancellor of the university presided over
Seven students including two girls received gold medals
while 14 toppers were awarded silver medals. Three scholars who received their
PhDs included, Javed Iqbal, Khalifa Qasim Laghari, and Mohammad Ishaque
Sidra Saleemi was awarded two gold medals and one silver medal,
Shafique Ahmed Odhano was awarded gold and a silver medal, Sana Bhaimani
received gold and a silver medal and Mohsin Hanif Khan and Muzammil Ahmed were
awarded gold and silver medals.
In his presidential address, the
education minister said that it should always be remembered that proper
environment, conditions and surroundings of an educational institution had great
impact on the students.
He said that the Jamshoro campus was the gateway
to the Indus valley, which had a great civilization and cultural heritage. He
said that the government and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) had worked a
lot for the promotion of higher education but without spirit, commitment and
resolution, all the support, funds and other assistance could not prove
He said that the faculty and students of the university had
already proved their abilities and that was why the university enjoyed an
important position among professional institutions.
He hoped that the
university's name would soon be included in the top 100 universities of the
He said he was not oblivious of the fact that the university,
after successful completion of many a projects and infrastructure, would need
enhanced recurring expenditure and added that the increase in enrolment, which
had now almost doubled from 2,690 students to 5,200 over the years, would also
require additional expenditure.
He, however, said that because of the
financial constraints of the government of Pakistan and the Higher Education
Commission, the recurring grant had not been increased.
Sindh University syndicate
Hyderabad: The syndicate of the University of Sindh has approved
appointments of heads as well as faculty for various teaching institutes and
departments in its 169th meeting held on Saturday.
The syndicate meeting
was presided over by vice-chancellor of the university, Prof Mazharul Haq
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