KU registration forms & MA results

KU forms date
Karachi, Jan 04: The registrar of Karachi University has announced that students can submit their registration forms till Feb 3 with fee of Rs2,000 for MA, double MA and improvement of division for 2009 (external candidates). The registration forms can be obtained from the NBP and UBL counters at the Silver Jubilee Gate of the KU. Dawn

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KU announces MA (Previous) English result
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) on Saturday announced the result of MA (Previous) External Annual Examination 2009 in the discipline of English. According to statistics, 691 candidates appeared in the examination while 20 candidates were declared successful with a passing percentage of 2.89. A statement issued by the KU said that the marks certificates are being issued. KU Controller Examination Prof Javed Ansari has announced that the postponed paper of Chemistry-III in BSC annual examination 2010 and Bio-Chemistry-II of MBBS first professional part II would be held on January 2, 2011. All examination centres and time have not been changed. Daily times

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KU officials directed not to address media
Karachi: The administration of the Karachi University (KU) has imposed a ban on its officials, faculties and directors of various institutes to have direct contact with media, it is learnt.

The notification, issued by KU Registrar Professor Kaleem Raza Khan, mentioned that an official letter was issued from the Services, General Administration & Coordination Department, Government of Sindh to KU. The letter states that the Federal Cabinet in its meeting held on 1st September, 2010 observed that "the government officials unless so authorised are not allowed to hold press conference and have direct contact with media, and should adhere to the provisions of the conduct and efficiency and discipline rules, 1973 in letter and spirit."

In the notification, the registrar also mentioned, "I am further directed to state that to implement the above decision, all the officers/officials under your administrative control may be directed to avoid holding press conferences and have direct contact with media, unless so authorised by the competent authority. In case the officials fail to comply with the instructions, disciplinary proceedings under the relevant laws & rules may be initiated against them and report forwarded to this department for onward transmission to the Cabinet Division."

Commenting on the issue, Vice Chancellor Karachi University (KU) Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui said that the letter was issued to KU on 30th September, while this letter was also dispatched to other public institutions in the country. He said that this notification is issued to all faculty members, directors of various institutes and KU officials. The nation

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KU professor's house robbed
Karachi: Six armed bandits committed a robbery at the residence of a University of Karachi (KU) professor situated in the Sharea Faisal police limits early on Monday morning and took away jewellery and cash worth millions.

Police said they received a complaint from the KU professor, Nasir Ahmed Khan, that at about 4am when his family members were fast asleep, the six robbers broke into his house situated in Block 12, Gulistan-i-Jauhar.

The robbers took the family members hostage at gunpoint and tied them with ropes.

Later, they searched the house, broke the locks of the cupboards and looted jewellery worth million of rupees, four cellphones, two laptops, DVD players, a digital movie camera, 2,000 Saudi Riyals and Rs50,000.

The complainant said that before leaving the house they robbers untied the family members and put bed sheets over their faces. They then called their companion present outside the house in a car and they fled.

A case has been registered and an investigation is under way.

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Book by KU scientist published in USA
Karachi: Former Dean Faculty of Science, University of Karachi (KU), Prof Dr Iftikhar Imam Naqvi has authored a book titled "Radiotracers in Chemical Applications" that is meant for the Masters level students of the universities. The book, published in USA, has been received well by the academics and professionals in the field of Science and Technology in Pakistan and other countries.

Dr Naqvi who did his Ph.D. in Radiochemistry from University of Leeds, UK, had been associate with KU since 1966 said that: "There is a general misconception about the role of Radio Isotopes that is mostly thought to be used in the production of Atomic bombs. It is not entirely so. They (Radio Isotopes) are used in chemistry for their distinctive quality as a tool in the investigation of drugs, since it could be detected with precision in even the minutest quantity. It is one of the best analytical tool that could perform a number of chemical Investigations with ease", he elaborated.

Dr Naqvi further said that a number of chemical reactions pertaining to life processes could be investigated through isotopes.

"Currently there are more than 200 isotopes on regular basis and most of them have been produced artificially", he concluded.

Presently Dr Naqvi is sharing his trove of professional knowledge by guiding the research students at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), KU.

Vice Chancellor of KU Prof Pirzada Qasim, Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rahman, Coordinator General COMSTECH, and Director ICCBS Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary have highly rated the endeavour of Dr Naqvi and have hopes that universities will use this book to enhance the knowledge of the students and teachers.

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SMC students protest
Karachi: Students of the Sindh Medical College (SMC) on Saturday held a protest demonstration against bids to abolish affiliation of the college with the Dow Medical University of Health Sciences (DMUHS). SMC Students Action Committee leaders said that the collage was providing quality education and they did not need to become part of any other university than the DMUHS. The student leaders said that they wanted the affiliation of their college with the DMUHS to remain intact because it had international standard in providing medical education. The students demanded of Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan and Vice Chancellor DMUHS Prof. Masood Hameed Khan to announce the collage policy and take steps against conspiracies by 'some elements'. The news

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JPMC council rejects SMC alumni proposal
Karachi: Referring to certain statements made by a group of Sindh Medical College (SMC) alumni at a press conference on Friday and published in newspapers on Saturday, the academic council of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) has clarified that it never agreed on the proposal of forming association between the proposed Sindh Medical University and the JPMC.

At an emergency meeting of the academic council on Saturday, it was resolved that the council had always stood for the upgrade of the JPMC to Jinnah University of Health Sciences with a federal government charter.

"There is no change in the council's stance and the alumni have misrepresented the fact in the press conference by wrongly referring to a resolution of the academic council," said a press release issued by the chairman of the JPMC's academic council, Prof S.M. Tariq Rafi.

"The statement of SMC alumni that SMC students are not taught by JPMC faculty is not a truth. The fact is that SMC students have been taught by JPMC faculty for the last 35 years and SMC alumni itself is, who they are, because of the teaching and training imparted at the JPMC", the academic council noted. Dawn

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English-Urdu medical dictionary
Karachi: Second issue of English-Urdu medical dictionary was released the other day at PMA House.

Compiled by Dr Shershah Syed this issue is published by Pakistan National Forum on Women's Health (PNFWH). The 350-page book has 160 sketches, photographs, tables, charts and explanatory notes.

Simple and common medical terms and words of English that are practiced in medical colleges, nursing and midwifery schools, paramedics training centres and hospitals have been used in this dictionary with a guide to pronunciation and meaning.

Important charts and life saving procedures are explained clearly for consultation in 12 indexes while medical tests are mentioned with normal values.

The dictionary also has 30 pages of coloured photographs covering anatomy of human body and proper names of body parts and organs. It is an easy guide for medical students, doctors and health workers.

The dictionary also contains addresses of important medical bodies, associations, professional institutes and UN agencies.

National Health Forum, USA has helped in the production of this dictionary and it will be available at discounted price to nursing, midwifery and paramedics students all over Pakistan. Daily times

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