Karachi university admissions, exams dates
KU announced admissions, exams dates
Karachi, Jan 18: The University of Karachi (KU) announced on Sunday the latest
lists of valid claims Admissions 2010 (Morning and Evening Programme) for BS
Hons/Pharm-D and BS (Third Year)/Masters Admissions 2010.
The list can be
seen at www.uok.edu.pk, a spokesperson of KU said in a press release. The
selected candidates are advised to contact the concerned department latest by
January 20 to furnish the admission formalities. There will be no further
extension for fee submission.
KU BDS final exams
Karachi: The Controller of Examinations has announced the programme of BDS Final Professional Annual
The Paper of Oral Surgery, Operative Dentistry, Prothodontics
and Orthodontics will be conducted on January 20, 23, 26 and 28 respectively.
All papers will be held from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Department of
Karachi: The Examination Forms and Fees of LLB (Final) Supplementary Exams, 2009, will be accepted till January 22.
the Enrolment forms and fee of M.B.B.S. and B.D.S. for the academic session 2010
will be accepted till Jan 30. The news
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Karachi university running fake department
Karachi: An investigation into the affairs of Karachi University's
sociology department has revealed that a parallel 'department' of criminology is
being run here, though no paperwork has been done at the university to establish
such a department.
A PhD degree has already been awarded from
the department of criminology that doesn't exist on the campus. The degree was
awarded at the university's convocation held last month.
The decision to
award a PhD was taken at a meeting of the Board of Advanced Studies and Research
(BASR), the university's highest body to regulate research on the campus, on Nov
11, 2009. A study of causes and consequences of human
trafficking with special reference to terrorism in Pakistan. Prof Dr Fateh M.
Burfat, who completed two tenures at the sociology department as its chairman,
acted as the supervisor.
The KU's convocation document 2009 listing the
names of students who got their degrees in 2009 clearly states that Mohammad
Altaf Tahir has done PhD from the department of criminology (page 3). In the
same document (page 125), there is a list of students who did their master's in
criminology and population sciences (as course subjects) from the sociology
According to sources, the PhD thesis was completed in
two-and-a-half years, though normally it takes five to seven years to complete a
The KU offers the subject of criminology only as a master's
level course on a self-finance basis under its evening programme.
Approved by the university's academic council, the master's level course
is one of the most lucrative programmes of the university from which it earns
over Rs10 million, according to Dr Burfat, a PhD in sociology.
Initially, an Institute of
Applied Criminology was established in 1995-96 at the KU's department of
psychology on a self-finance basis in the evening. Prof Dr Shamim Hashmi, then
chairperson of the department of psychology, was its director and Dr Shoaib
Suddle, former DIG of the Sindh police, was the technical advisor on its
The institute was closed down soon when the Pakistan
People's Party's government was removed. The other reason cited for its closure
was the lack of required number of students.
In 2000, a master's
programme in criminology was launched in the evening, this time by the
department of sociology headed by Prof Dr Khalida Rehman.
term 'criminology' was unofficially changed into criminological sciences in 2005
for some unknown reasons. A master's programme in population science was
launched by the same department two years ago.
In various official
letters and department notifications, the department of sociology has been
referred to with different names – department of sociology/criminology,
department of sociology and population sciences, department of sociology,
population sciences and criminology and also as department of sociology,
criminology and population sciences as is stated at the KU website.
BASR seems to have no clues to the actual name of the department. For instance,
a BASR resolution passed on Dec 13, 2005 states: "This is to inform you that
your case for admission to MPhil/PhD has been approved, as a research student in
the department of applied criminology."
The thesis' title was Analytical
study of dacoities in Sindh; causes, pattern and interventions to be supervised
by Dr Fateh M. Burfat.
Another BASR resolution, passed on July 7, 2005,
says that the case of Altaf Tahir for admission to MPhil/PhD in criminology
under the guidance of Dr Fateh M. Burfat, the department of sociology, is
referred back to the dean of arts for comments about the eligibility for
admission of the candidate keeping in view the master's degree of the candidate.
No lab at 'criminology department'
Students who have completed
master's degrees in criminology said that they took admission to the
department of criminology and not to the department of sociology.
wrote the name of the department of criminology where we were supposed to write
the name of the department while we were seeking admission. There were no two
opinions about this. Our enrollment and university cards also state the same," a
student said while pointing to the signboard placed on the department's building
which bears the names of two departments: department of sociology and department
Students complained that no laboratory facilities were
offered to them though they had paid the highest fee compared to students of
"We paid around Rs14,000 at the time of admission
while the semester fee is Rs12,000. There is no forensic lab facility at the
'department' nor are we taken to one. The entire teaching faculty is incompetent
and unqualified for teaching criminology except one teacher," they said.
One of their grievances was the collection of money by the teaching
staff on various pretexts. According to these students, they were divided into
four groups last year and asked to collect Rs50,000 each to prepare for a course
Senior teachers at the university contend that the major
reason why there is no competent person to teach criminology is the fact that
the professors hired from the sociology department to teach criminology have
done no research in the subject.
"The teachers just translate what is
written in English. Whatever little I have learnt is from professionals who come
to study here, or other sources such as foreign documentaries on the subject," a
These professionals, according to students, comprised
personnel of the army, police and intelligence agencies. A graduate from any
background can apply for the course. Most professionals apply for the course
with the intention to get a promotion or an increment in their jobs after
receiving the master's degrees.
A large number of these professionals of
the country's security apparatus have already got their degrees from the KU
which obviously bring into question their credibility.
The students also
raised the point that why no student who had done his master's in criminology
from the KU had been appointed lecturer at the 'department' so far, though 10
years had passed since its establishment. Prof Dr Burfat said there was no department of criminology on the
campus and the signboard stating so would be removed.
(criminology and population sciences) are taught as courses at the sociology
department. The signboard whose cost is around Rs60,000 was donated by a student
two years ago. The administration can remove it anytime," he said, adding that
if students didn't mention the name of the department of criminology in their
admission forms, the chances were that they would be inducted into the sociology
Regarding the different names of the department in official
letters, Dr Rana Saba Sultan, the chairperson of the department, said that this
might have happened by mistake.
Dr Burfat denied that any degrees had
been awarded in criminology and said the MS/PhD programme for criminology had
not yet been approved.
When asked about why teachers who lacked any
expertise in criminology were teaching the subject, he said the teachers had
studied the subject as a course and were good at it.
in the regular faculty could be made only if the programme is initiated in the
morning. I have raised this issue many times with the vice-chancellor and also
written to the Higher Education Commission to help us (KU) launch an institute
of criminology with a separate building, but to no avail."
When it was
pointed out why no help was being taken from the expertise available in the
field at the KU, he said the problem was that the teachers in other departments
had knowledge in their own spheres of research and failed to relate it to
About students' concern over the lack of facilities, he
said it was a forensic laboratory and was a hugely costly affair.
250 students have done their master's in the programme, which is a success, both
in terms of enrollment and finances. No funding is provided by the university.
If we had made the admission criteria strict that could have resulted in low
enrollment. You can't run a self-finance-based programme with low enrollment."
Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim, the vice-chancellor of the KU,
also denied having the department of criminology on the campus and said the
department of sociology only offered it as a course.
"The board would be
removed when the administration would carry out whitewash of the departments." Dawn
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Derogatory behaviour of HEC
Karachi: The Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS) has expressed
strong reservations on the patronising and derogatory behaviour of the Higher
Education Commission (HEC) towards the university and has called for a General
Body Meeting on January 20 to discuss the situation.
KUTS, Dr Abid Hasnain, referred to the letter written by
the HEC to the university, in which it has threatened Karachi University (KU)
with their intention not to recognise the 123 PhD degrees awarded in 2009. The
reason, cited by the HEC is: that some of the students had not submitted the
mandatory two research papers published in the journals of repute. Dr Hasnain
termed the attitude discriminatory.
According to the details, the letter
was read at the meeting of the Board of Advanced Study and Research (BASR) and
some members considered it threatening in nature. "The HEC is transgressing its
authority and the KU is in the firing line. It is not acceptable to us", Dr
Hasnain pointed out.
Dr Hasnain expressed his surprise at the casual and
humiliating attitude of the HEC towards the KU that had attained 223rd position
in the world ranking. "We are the largest university and producing largest
quantum of research but the HEC seems oblivious to all this", Dr Hasnain
According to a senior professor who requested anonymity, the
HEC had asked the university to start testing the teachers before they were
admitted to the MS/PhD courses. They (the teachers) were exempted from taking
the test for one year only and now some teachers of the university want that the
exemption should continue while others say it was not fair.
"How can we maintain
the standard of our research fellows if we are not strict with the admission
criteria. We need PhDs, but we also need quality that should be the hallmark of
the researchers", he argued.
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Students movement in Pakistan
Karachi: "The only prospect for the revival of the Left, progressive
movement in Pakistan is through the students", said Dr S Akhtar Ehtisham, a
student leader in the 1950s and 1960s.
"The National Students Federation (NSF)
has been revived in Punjab and is quite active there and if we work at it the
NSF will gradually come back to Karachi, as the students of Karachi and the
people of Karachi are the most informed people in the country," he further
Dr Ehtisham who is an orthopedic surgeon, is now based in New
York. He was in town to attend the Dr. Sarwar celebrations held at the Arts
Council, Karachi and the Pakistan Medical Association House on January 9-10. In
an interview, he said that students have the potential to lead the
democratic and progressive movement in Pakistan. "In the past they took the lead
in progressive and leftist movements and there is no reason why they should not
take the take the helm again," he said.
Born in Dewa Sharif, Barabanki,
UP, India, on December 19, 1939, Ehtisham's family migrated to Pakistan after
the Partition. "We got infected with the Pakistan virus," he writes in his book,
"Across Three Continents-A South Asian Perspective."
He earned his B.Sc
(Honours) with a major in chemistry from the University of Karachi in 1957 and
was exposed to political activism by a classmate, Sibghatullah Kadri who was a
veteran of the student movement in Pakistan. Thereafter, Ehtisham enrolled
himself at the Dow Medical College where the NSF ruled the roost.
January 7, 1953 student movement led by the Democratic Students Federation (DSF)
was the first major student movement in West Pakistan and it developed into an
all Pakistan movement with participation of delegates from the then East
Pakistan, Punjab, North West Frontier Province (NWFP), Balochistan and interior
Sindh," said Ehtesham.
"It culminated in to the formation of the All
Pakistan Students Organisation (APSO). Iqbal Ahmed was elected the president and
Mohammad Sarwar the general secretary of APSO," he said. "But it is not true,
that DSF was first formed in Karachi. It was established in Lahore, in 1949 by
Abid Hasan Manto and Akhter Naqvi. But it is true that DSF made an impact from
Karachi," he added.
Ehtisham said that there were many card holders of
the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) in DSF. He said the CPP leader, Hasan
Nasir who was tortured to death in the Lahore Fort in 1960 was a very dynamic
person and his choice was Sher Afzal
Malik as the leader on the student
front and many party activists who were senior resented him. "The over all lead
for the national students' movement was given by DSF leaders in Karachi.
Curiously enough, the core of the leadership came from the Dow Medical College,
Karachi, which produced leaders such as Sarwar, Haroon and Hashmi. The college
was also to produce arguably the most important of the student leaders, Sher
Afzal who figured prominently in student politics in late 50's to mid 60's,"
writes Ehtisham in his book.
Ehtisham stated that Sher Afzal spoke Urdu,
English, Pushto, Sindhi and Gujarati. He was also elected as the president of
the Dow Medical College Students' Union in 1956 and NSF president in 1957.
"In 1961, the students of Karachi led the first show of strength against
the Ayub regime. This was led by Sher Afzal Malik," Ehtisham pointed out.
"There is a definite sense of deprivation among the people of Karachi
and by not having any viable alternative, they have joined ethnic
organisations," he said. "But if this deprivation is taken up seriously and
sincerely, there is no reason why the under privileged from of all the provinces
would not join under the banner of a Left, progressive movement," he
Dr Ehtisham left for England in 1965 and has worked in United
Kingdom, Canada and the United States. He is now retired and has devoted himself
"I am developing a project called God, government and
globalisation to link religion, establishment and corporations," he said. The news
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Standard of education
Nawabshah: MNA Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho has said that the government is
trying to improve the quality of education.
Speaking at a ceremony for
distribution of job offers for school teachers at the H.M. Khoja auditorium here
on Sunday, she said that the standard of education was low and steps were being
taken to set things right.
Establishment of an educational university
was one such step, she added. Besides, she said that the Provincial Institute of
Teachers' Education is being upgraded to help prepare good teachers.
university, she said, would offer training courses and BEd and PhD programmes
She said that providing basic education and health
facilities to the public was the priority issue for the government.
said the department was trying to reopen the non-functioning schools by
recruiting teachers, but it would take some time. MNA Faryal Talpur's aide
Zia-ul-Hassan Lanjar said that hundreds of girls from rural area in the district
were getting free education in the Benazir Bhutto Public School set up with the
help of the MNA.
DCO Jamal Mustafa Syed also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, Dr Azra distributed appointment letters among nine high school
and 21 junior school teachers and promotion orders among 46 high school
She also distributed appointment letters to 134 feeder
teachers of the NCHD.
Meanwhile, candidates for jobs of primary teachers
who have cleared tests held a demonstration outside the H.M. Khoja auditorium
demanding that job letters be issued to them without further delay. Dawn
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