Peshawar University re-admission policy

UoP's re-admission policy: Privilege for some, pain for others
Peshawar, July 05, 2008: Usman Ali burnt the midnight oil to pass graduation examination with good grades so that he could get admission in the master's programme in the University of Peshawar, but he could not.

His name appeared in the waiting list when merit list for admissions in the programme was displayed.

"Had only one candidate withdrawn his admission application, I would have been selected," the 22-year-old boy from Shaidu village of Nowshera district said.

Later, Usman Ali, who belongs to lower middle class, came to know that three of the enrolled students in the Sociology department (where he wanted to get admission) already have a Master's degree of the UoP. Although frustrated, he was unable to do anything except waiting for another year for getting admission in the next session.

The issue of allowing admission as regular candidate in parallel programmes to those students who have already done their Master's has created hindrances for other aspirants.

The candidates for post-graduation programme of the University of Peshawar have strongly criticised the policy of the institution to allow students to get more than one Master's degrees in the capacity of a regular candidate.

Jamal Ali Shah, who recently took his bachelor's examination and intends to apply for admission in Journalism department of the UoP, resented the 'unfair' decision of the university administration.

"If a person continues getting one after another Master's degree from the university as a regular candidate, it means that he has snatched opportunity for higher education from other aspirants," he said.

The youngster demanded of the authorities to ban the re-admission of Master's degree-holders in the university in parallel courses.

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Assistance Professor Dr Altafullah Khan said that the problem needs to be seriously considered by the administration.

By following this policy, we are depriving talented students of the opportunity for higher studies. Moreover, in most of the cases those who seek re-admission have political affiliations and turn problematic for the administration, observed the senior academician.

He suggested that the university should give chance to students from far-flung areas having no facilities.

However, the UoP, administration regards its re-admission policy as sole right of the students. "We can not stop them from getting re-admitted in the university as per laws," the administration said, adding that the basic aim of the second stream education was to provide the students with a chance to improve their academic records.

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KMU teachers resent vacancy ads under HEC rules
Peshawar: The Khyber Medical College (KMC) teachers association has demanded of the Khyber Medical University (KMU) to withdraw its advertisement inviting applications for the vacant teaching posts in the university (under the Higher Education Commission (HEC) rules).

The KMU has advertised the new posts as per the HEC rules, which the teaching staff of the university and its affiliated colleges are opposed to.

A meeting of the association was held at Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) which through a resolution condemned the advertisement of posts under HEC rules, said a press release issued by the association here on Friday.

The advertisement of the posts has resulted in severe frustration and resentment among the KMU-affiliated teaching faculty, said the release.

It said that the association had approached the provincial government for review of the 'controversial' HEC rules for promotion of teaching faculty. The provincial government had earlier agreed that in order to address the promotion issue of the teaching faculty, all medical teaching institutions of the province will be affiliated to the KMU.

It may be noted here that in the KMU-affiliated colleges HEC rules are implemented, whereas in non-affiliated institutions, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) rules are applied.

The medical teachers claim that HEC rules are less favourable to them and deny promotion to senior faculty members, whereas those who are dealt under the PMDC rules are in advantage.

They are demanding uniform rules for all the medical teaching institutions. Daily Times

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Islamia College University (ICU) to offer BSc admissions this year
Peshawar: Vice Chancellor of the Islamia College University (ICU) Ajmal Khan Friday said the BSc (Honours) admissions will begin this year in all disciplines that are already taught in the college, while master programme in six departments would start from next academic session. Chairing the first meeting of departmental heads of the university, he said initially students would be admitted to English, chemistry, botany, theology, physics and Urdu departments. Chairmen of all departments assured the first vice-chancellor of their cooperation for the academic uplift of the varsity. Ajmal said all facilities would be provided to teachers so that they could carry out their research in a conveniently and they would be appropriately compensated after completion of their doctoral studies. The News

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