Karachi University MBBS, BDS suppl exams schedule
MBBS, BDS suppl exams schedule
Karachi, July 21, 2008: The University of Karachi has announced the following
schedule for the MBBS final professional supplementary examinations-2008 to be
conducted at the Urdu department:
Surgery-I: Aug 2, Surgery-II: Aug 6,
Paediatrics: Aug 9, Medicine-I: Aug 13, Medicine-II: Aug 16, Gynaecology: Aug
21, and Obstetrics: Aug 25.
The DMC and SMC students have been advised to
attempt their ENT and EYE papers along with the final year MBBS examination-2008
on Aug 28 and Aug 30, respectively.
In a separate release, the university
announced the following schedule for BDS final professional supplementary
examinations to be held at the Urdu department:
Oral Surgery: Aug 4,
Perative Dentistry: Aug 7, Prosthodontics: Aug 11, and Orthodontics: Aug
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KU Examination Department in disarray
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) may be one of the largest
examination centres for numerous colleges throughout the city, but it also has
an examinations department riddled with corruption, it was learnt.
Officials at KU deny all such allegations, but according to students, at
least one way of ensuring they get free reign during exams is to get the date of
registration and examination fee submission extended.
The students who
avail the date extension are labelled 'remaining students', and are allotted new
examination centres in one of four places in the university: the department of
mathematics, the Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre, the Centre of Excellence for Women
Studies, and the gymnasium. Those who are lucky enough are seated in a room; the
rest must make do in a tent outside for lack of space.
wished to remain anonymous talked about what really goes on at these particular
"It is possible to leave the centre with an exam transcript."
Whilst against the rules, contractual employees of the university have
been appointed as centre superintendent to accommodate all these 'remaining
students'. Many of the invigilators, meanwhile, do not even teach at the
"They can be brought from the outside," confided another
student and went on to say that invigilators from "the outside"
have been known to favour a particular student in exchange for money.
addition, all these centres are a stronghold of a particular ethnic party, where
students of the same ethnic background are allegedly favoured. To counter unfair
practices within examinations, KU has formed 'vigilance teams'. However, these
vigilance teams comprise teachers recommended by the Sindh Professors and
Lecturers Association (SPLA) and the Sindh Teacher's Forum (STF).
give preference to students of the same ethnic background," said one student
resentfully. Other students who have witnessed teachers from vigilance teams
claimed they appear only half an hour before the end of the examination.
Professor Maqsood, Controller of Examinations, admitted that there was
disorder within the department, but said that measures were being taken to
"Sanity is being introduced," he said. "Hopefully it will
soon become a transparent department."
Dr Akhlaq Ahmed, Pro
Vice-Chancellor KU, denied all allegations of corruption but like Prof. Maqsood,
also admitted that the department was in disarray, blaming it on "external,
irresistible pressure from the people walking in the corridor of power." The News
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