Karachi university MS, MD entry tests

KU announces entrance tests schedule
Karachi, Jan 22: The registrar of the University of Karachi has announced that the entrance tests for MS (surgery) and MD (medicine) for the academic year 2009-10 will be conducted on Sunday from 10.30am to 1pm at the respective centres.

The list of candidates eligible for the entrance tests will be displayed on the KU website 'www.uok.edu.pk'on Friday.

The candidates holding an MS/MPhil degree or equivalent are exempted from an entrance test, he said. Later, KU controller of examinations announced that the admit cards for the BCom (external) annual examinations 2009 have been dispatched to the eligible candidates on their given residential addresses.

A statement issued here on Thursday said that the candidate who did not receive their admit cards by Friday could seek a duplicate from the KU External Unit, Room No.1, Silver Jubilee Gate, No 1 on Saturday and Sunday between 9am and 1pm.

They would have to produce the original receipt of the examination form, two passport size photographs, original registration card and computerised national identity card to receive the duplicate, it said.

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Karachi: The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (KU), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) Islamabad to provide education, training and research opportunities to young faculty members and technicians in COMSATS member states.

Director ICCBS Dr Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhary and Executive Director COMSATS Dr Imtinan Elahi Qureshi signed the MoU in a meeting held in Karachi.

An official of the ICCBS in a statement said that both the parties have agreed to provide education, training and research opportunities to young faculty members and technician in COMSATS member countries.

The agreement will enhance research capacity in chemical and biological sciences through the use of relevant high-tech equipment and the training to maintain such equipment in prime working condition, it said.

According to the MoU, up to 10 grants will be offered for visiting faculties by the parties per year.

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FUUAST extends admission fee submission date
Karachi: Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST), on Thursday, extended the date for submission of admission fee 2010 by January 27. Students were advised to pay their fees within the due date. It was also announced that the classes would commence from January 25. The news

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IVSAA artistic works
Karachi: The Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture (IVSAA) has continued is tradition of presenting the artistic works of its faculty members under one roof for the fifth consecutive year.

There is a plethora of ideas, colours and printing techniques displayed at the Indus Valley Art Gallery where the works of the senior faculty members of the school has been put on display. The gallery has displayed 95 paintings of its faculty members.

For art lovers, the diversity of new ideas is attractive, for the students of the school it is inspirational; and they search for that spark of inspiration in every painting.

Artists found solace in using several mediums of expression in their paintings, not just in two-dimensional forms; but they have stretched the concept of painting to three dimensions in the form of ceramic tiles and plaques.

The varying mediums and techniques that have been used include oil and acrylic on canvas, collage on paper, screen printing, digital printing along with neem rang on vasli; a traditional method of making paper by layering or gluing together cartridge-sheets or any other paper types.

Artist Ather Jamal has captured the scene of a busy street showing pedestrian and vehicular conflict in watercolours.

Another artist and photographer Farah Mahbub has captured the essence of medieval art and architecture through her camera lens in a series titled 'Qasab-e-Kosein', an array of Christian and Islamic architectural magnificence. The photographs depict the play of light that filters through an assortment of coloured glass on tiles and mosaics.

Naveed Sadiq, a faculty member of the school has debated with a saint in his imagination, which he later on gave a visual portrayal using neem rang on vasli.

Manizeh Ali, another faculty member tried to rivet the attention of the viewers towards the way our society is going only in one direction.

Tariq Alexander has presented a portrait of war to the audiences, with a title, 'Sakin Mustaqbil,' in mixed medium.

However, one member of the faculty of IVSAA, Mahmood, was impressed by 'Guzishta Say Paiwasta', the artwork of Sumaira Tazeen, saying it carried a poetic touch and simultaneously communicates the idea clearly to the viewer.

Meanwhile, the students of the school have a choice of their own and are inspired by Meher Afroze's work. "I love the Poshak series by Meher Afroze," said Tania, describing the work as evocative.

"Irrespective of their departments, this show is a collective visual experience providing an opportunity for students and audiences to get inspired and have an exchange of ideas," says Anbrin manager of the Indus Valley School Gallery.

The exhibition will continue till the 30th giving ample opportunity to all art lovers to go and have a glimpse of the collection. Daily times

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