MUET 14th annual convocation

MUET convocation: Over 500 awarded degrees, medals
Hyderabad, Jan 23: More than 500 students of the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology were awarded degrees, gold and silver medals and merit certificates at the 14th annual convocation held on the campus in Jamshoro on Saturday.

Dr S.M. Qureshi, adviser to Sindh governor on education and former vice-chancellor of the university, presided over the convocation and conferred degrees on new graduates.

Three top faculty graduates and eight best graduates were awarded gold medals, 21 were given silver medals and 37 were presented merit certificates.

According to break-up, seven candidates were awarded PhDs, 32 Master of Engineering (ME), 442 bachelor degrees, 24 BE Architecture, eight BE RCP, nine B.Tech (Hons), two B.Tech (Pass), six BS (IT) and 28 BE (Design).

Addressing the gathering, Dr Qureshi praised the university administration, academia and the incumbent vice chancellor, Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, for converting the university into one of the finest institutions and finding place among top 400 universities of the world. "We all should be proud of this achievement," he said.

He said the project for production of bio-gas from refuse of sugar mills and research work on Thar coal project launched by the university would go a long way in solving the country's energy crisis.

He said he was pleased to know that the university was concentrating on research and establishing new departments every year. The introduction of new courses of international standard and setting up of modern laboratories were welcome steps, he said.

Earlier, Vice-Chancellor Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan said during welcome address that it was a great honour for the university that it had been recognised all over the world. The university was ranked No.1 in Sindh and No2 in Pakistan, he said.

He said that 2,300 students had been given admission to BE, ME and PhD while the total strength of students was 7,546. The degree programme was being expanded every year and research continued on many projects to develop research culture of international standard, he said. Dawn

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Schoolgirls ordered to use Ajrak as scarf
Sukkur: Deputy Commissioner Larkana, Abdul Haleem Lashari announced that Ajrak would be part of the school uniform for girls.

Following the orders of the MNA Faryal Talpur, the deputy commissioner distributed 3,700 Ajraks among the girl students of Larkana in the Lahori Mohalla.

Addressing on the occasion, he said the Sindh government was making all-out efforts to promote the culture and traditions of Sindh.

He announced the Ajrak would be a compulsory part of the school uniform of the students of class IX and X and directed the officials of schools to implement the order in this regard.

Lashari also stressed upon the girl students to use the Ajrak as their scarf.

He said the tradition of Ajrak was 5,000 years old and it was the responsibility of the citizens of Sindh to promote the cultural and traditional values of Sindh.

The DC also announced free distribution of Ajraks among the girls of all high schools and higher secondary schools and asserted that the girls should use it as scarf.

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Dawood college admissions
Karachi: The Dawood College of Engineering and Technology (DCET) announced on Saturday that admissions in various disciplines of engineering would start on January 24. Principal DCET Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said there were 504 seats at the institution out of which 100 seats would be filled on self-finance basis. The news

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Karachi University to confer MPhil, PHD, degrees
Karachi: Registrar, University of Karachi (KU)'s Prof Muhammad Kaleem Raza Khan has announced that the university will grant degrees to eight students of MPhil and 12 students of PhD belonging to various departments of the university. This was announced at a meeting of Board of Advanced Studies here on Sunday. KU Vice Chancellor Pirzada Qasim Raza Sidiqui chaired the meeting. He said that former students of the research centre had brightened the name of the university and country among global community. He wished students to continue their service to the nation and country in their practical lives. Daily times

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'School fee cannot be raised in middle of session'
Karachi: The All-Private Schools Management Association, Sindh, has stated that any increase in the tuition fee being charged by its member schools will not take effect from now, in the middle of an academic session, but from April 1 when the new academic session will begin.

A meeting of the association was held with its chairman Syed Khalid Shah.

The association dispelled the impression in a statement that some private schools were increasing tuition fee with immediate effect, saying that no private school could increase tuition fee in the mid of an academic session.

Discussing about the issue of demand of tuition fees of June and July (summer vacation) in advance, the participants of the meeting urged its member schools to charge the tuition fee of summer vacation from their students strictly in accordance with the fee collection schedule whereby they could charge tuition fee from their Class X students only up to March in February.

According to the schedule, students who are not willing to continue their studies at their present schools in the next academic session should also be charged tuition fee up to March provided that they inform the management of their schools in writing that they will be switching over to some other schools.The meeting also advised its member schools to collect June's tuition fee from their students in January and that of July's along with the tuition fee of February. Dawn

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NED University acquires building at PMA
Karachi: The NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi has acquired a building at the Pakistan Marine Academy (PMA) at Hawkesbay Road in the city. A university official said that the NED intends to use the building for promoting academic activities related to marine engineering and nautical affairs. Meanwhile, a talk on 'Opportunities for academic growth of seafarers in changing maritime scenario' will be organised at the newly acquired premises on January 23. app

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SSUET orientation ceremony to be held on Jan 23
Karachi: All arrangements have been completed for the orientation Ceremony for Batch-2012 of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) on January 23. The ceremony would mark the start of classes for new entrants of the university. app

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KU announces Arabic diploma, certificate courses
Karachi: Department of Arabic, University of Karachi (KU) ha announced to offers diploma and certificate courses in the department, said a statement issued here on Sunday. According to KU spokesperson, the admission forms in certificate course in Arabic, diploma programme in Quranic Arabic and Asr-e-Hazir Arabic will be available till Feb 4 at UBL bank counter at Silver Jubilee gate of KU. It is pertinent to mention here that applicants have to submit forms at KU Arabic department. Oriented classes will be held at the department on Feb 6 at 09:00am. Daily times

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