Karachi university BDS, B.SC examinations schedule

KU announced schedule of BDS, B.SC-2009 annual examinations
Karachi, Jan 11: The KU examinations controller has announced the programme for the BDS Final Professional Annual Examinations 2010. The paper for oral surgery, operative dentistry, prothodontics and orthodontics will be conducted on January 20, 23, 26 and 28. All exams will be held from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the KU Department of Mathematics.

The annual examinations for B.Sc-2009 will start from Monday (today), the University of Karachi (KU) examinations controller has announced.

According to a press release issued on Sunday, the examinations will be conducted from 10:00am to 1:00pm; and examinations beginning from February 11 will be conducted from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and from 2:30pm to 5:30pm on Fridays.

As many as 6,170 candidates have registered for the exams. Two examination centres have been arranged for male candidates, and eight have been arranged for female candidates.

Meanwhile, KU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof. Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui welcomed the new entrants to the university and reminded the freshmen that they were now associated with one of the largest intuitions of the country where their prime objective should be the acquisition of knowledge and achieving a successful professional career.

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Leakage of examination paper
Karachi: An inquiry has been initiated by University of Karachi (KU) Controller of Examinations Dr Nasiruddin Khan into the issue of the recent leakage of examination paper at the university.

Dr Khan said that KU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof. Pirzada Qasim had taken note of the incidents of irregularities in the examinations department and had asked Dr Khan to take measures to stop such practices that were ruining the reputation of the institution.

"I had requested the KU registrar to issue letters of explanation to the three department employees - Muhammad Arif, Tajuddin and Muhammad Bashir - who were found to be involved in wrongdoings. The registrar issued the letters but had to withdraw them after protests from the KU Employees Union. The union members locked the Administration Building and created a hue and cry. This has emboldened the culprits," Dr Khan said.

He added that vigilance officers reported 14 cases of impersonation last Friday and Saturday. The cases were sent to the examinations department for further action. "Quick justice", however, was not possible because the process of punishing the impersonators is long and slow and generally ends in a stalemate, Dr Khan said. "Some powerful people always come for the rescue of the culprits, which is extremely frsutrating," he claimed.

Interestingly, event though investigation into the recent cases of impersonation is still in the embryonic stage, Dr Khan has already received some entreaties, some threats and some orders for various quarters to hush up the case.

A senior professor of the university, requesting anonymity, wondered why the university was not filing first information reports (FIRs) against the culprits. "In my opinion, which my colleagues agree with, these are criminal cases and should be handled by the police and the courts of law. The examinations department should not be bothered with them," he said.

Dr Khan conceded that this was the right approach and confided that the university high-ups were in the process of envisaging ways that would make it possible for the administration to file criminal charges against the offenders. They will be apprehended by the Rangers and the KU Security staff and will be handed over to the police after regular procedures including the filing of FIRs.

A source in the university informed that certain quarters were trying to reinstate Dr Anwar Zaidi, a teacher in the Mathematics department. This was the precise reason why a lot of confusion was created by these people. It may be recalled that Dr Zaidi was the controller of examinations and Semester Cell incharge. He was removed from both posts after allegations against him were proved.

Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS) President Dr Abid Hasnain has condemned the cases of paper leakages and asked the university administration to be more vigilant and strict on this issue. He has also criticised the holding of graduate-level college examinations in the university. "It is creating a law and order situation for us. Our resources are stretched. Imagine more than 12,000 students descending on the university at a time. It should be stopped altogether," he concluded.

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Controversial employee dismissed from BIEK
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has dismissed a junior clerk, Naeem Khatri, after he was found guilty of misconduct, corruption and unsatisfactory performance at work, it has been learnt.

The BIEK, however, requires official approval from its board of governors to endorse the decision.

Sources said that termination of Khatri's job services was ordered with immediate effect under Sub Section-1 of Section-3 of the Removal from Services (Special Powers), Sindh Ordinance-2000, with the BIEK confident that the decision would be endorsed in the next meeting of the board of governors, scheduled for January 25.

BIEK Chairman Anwar Ahmed Zai had issued several explanation letters to the employee, sources said, but no change was ever witnessed in his attitude and behaviour.

After a prolonged investigation, the Board decided to penalise Khatri and dismiss him. Sources maintained that Khatri himself confessed to the charges levelled against him during a hearing chaired by chairman of the board of directors.

Khatri's career has been rife with allegations since his appointment as a typist in the Board on January 25, 1995. On October 09, 2001, the Board had to issue an explanation letter No. BIE/Admin (Estt)/PM-139/578/2001 to Khatri for not taking interest in his work, and a month later, a reminder was also issued to warn him about negligence at work, sources narrated.

In April 2002, the then BIEK deputy secretary found Khatri involved in activities that were said

to be "contrary to official norms," with a woman named Fareeda Rehman also lodged a complaint against Khatri, alleging that he was involved in immoral activities.

During his service, various penalties were imposed on Khatri, including withholding of annual increments and his demotion from the post of a typist to a junior clerk. The Board had also received a complaint that during suspension from service, Khatri had taken Rs75, 000 as loan on interest basis, sources said.

In March 2004, the then BIEK in-charge of enrolment also lodged a complaint against Khatri, alleging that he had found him involved in "suspicious activities." Later on, the Board received various complains that Khatri had collected fees from candidates, but did not deposit the forms at the Board office.

Khatri was also sent a show-cause notice, bearing office letter No BIE/Admin (Estt)/PM-139/603/2006 in March 2006, for deliberately changing the examination centre for practical examinations without the approval or permission from the competent authorities.

Meanwhile, BIEK Chairman Anwar Ahmed Zai said that in August 2009, the Board had to suspend Khatri for issuing forged admit cards to candidates. Despite repeated warnings and a couple of suspensions, Khatri did not change his attitude, and left the Board with no other option but to dismiss him, he said.

Zai said that Khatri has filed a mercy petition, but there is no room left for considering his appeal.

He said that the Board would take serious action against all those found guilty of misconduct and corruption.

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KBCISR championship cup
Karachi: The recent Karachi Boat Club Inter-School Regatta (KBCISR)-2009 was the first event of its kind in Pakistan, where 10 schools from Karachi competed for the Ikram Cup.

Through the organisation of the regatta, the club hoped to create a rowing culture and community, develop rowing skills through healthy competition and prepare local teams for national and international rowing competitions.

Schools including The Karachi Grammar School, The Lyceum School, The International School, British Overseas, Fatima Jinnah Public School, CAS, Habib Public School, St. Patricks High School and Bai Virbaiji Suparivala Parsi High School participated in the event.

The participating schools will compete with international teams in the KBCISR-2010 for the championship cup by taking part in indoor rowing events (500 meters, 2,000 meters), single scull events, double scull events, pair events, fours events and the quads event. The news

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