BCom Part-I results declared
Karachi, July 08: The University of Karachi (KU) on Wednesday announced the results of BCom Part-I (regular) annual examinations 2009. According to statistics, a total of 16,798 candidates were registered out of whom 16,356 appeared in the exams and 4,116 were declared successful with a pass percentage of 25. The examination department of the KU said that the results of 212 candidates had been withheld for want of registration. A total of 89 cases of unfair means were also reported during the exams, said a press release issued by the KU.
KU postpones all M.A papers today
Karachi: The University of Karachi postponed the MA examination scheduled for Thursday (today) due to the forecast of heavy rainfall in the city, a notification said on Wednesday.
According to the notification, the new date for the postponed examination would be announced later.
BCom-I (Reg) annual exam results: University of Karachi's Examination Department declared the results of BCom Part- I (Regular) Annual Examination 2009 on Wednesday.
As per statistics, 16,798 students were registered, 16,356 of which appeared in the examination. The number of candidates who succeeded was 4,116, bringing the passing percentage to 25.17 percent.
SSC-II General (Reg) marks sheets: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi announced that the marks sheets of SSC Part-II General group (Regular) Annual Examination 2010 would be ready for collection (town-wise) from Monday.
Representatives of all recognised schools could collect the marks sheets with authority letters of principals. Marks sheets of the schools located in New Karachi and North Nazimabad towns would be ready to collect from July 12, while those in Gulberg, Liaquatabad, Jamshed and Gulshan-e-Iqbal towns from July 13.
Keamari, SITE, Lyari, Korangi, Orangi and Baldia towns' schools could collect the marks sheets from July 14, while those in Saddar, Shah Faisal, Landhi, Malir, Bin Qasim and Gadap towns from July 15.
Syed Ali Hijweri Research Chair at KU
Karachi: In the aftermath of twin blasts that took place at the Data Dabar in Lahore earlier this month, Vice Chancellor of University of Karachi (KU) Dr Pirzada Qasim has taken an initiative with the consent of Chancellor, KU to establish a Syed Ali Hijweri Research Chair in the university. The objective behind the establishment of this chair is to enlighten the students by providing them access to the insights of Data Sahib, since KU does not want to produce mere degree holders but good human beings with visionary approach. The inaugural ceremony of the Chair will be organised in the Governor House soon. The news
Rise in salaries, pension pushes NED into crisis
Karachi: The NED University of Engineering and Technology, like other public sector universities in the country, has plunged into a financial crisis owing to the government's announcement of raising the salaries of government employees by 50 per cent and pension by 15 to 20 per cent.
The university proposed a budget of Rs1,154.508 million - showing a deficit of Rs79.318 million - for the year 2010-11 which was passed by its senate in the 18th meeting held on Wednesday.
The increase in employees' salaries and pension would cost the institution Rs160 million while there is no sign of the government's coming to the rescue of public sector universities by releasing the funds they require.
In a recent communiqué, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) told the NED university that there would be no increase in its grant, which means that the university will receive Rs622.021 million for the next fiscal year.
The amount to be released by the HEC, according to university officials, is not even enough to meet the budget estimates shown under the head of pay and allowances at Rs697.645 million (expecting a 20 per cent raise in salaries) in 2010-11. Furthermore, the HEC grant is Rs124.401 million short of the Rs746.425 million, the amount requested by the NED.
The requested grant does not include the impact of the 50 per cent increase in salaries and pension as the budget was finalised in April-May period (prior to the announcement of the federal and provincial budgets.)
At that time, the university was expecting a 20 per cent rise in salaries and the budget estimates were based on general assumption.
Expressing their views on the increase in pension, NED officials said that the employees who had retired before 2001 would get a 20 per cent hike in pension and those who retired after 2001 a 15 per cent hike.
"This huge rise in salaries cannot be paid without financial support from the government. How much increase can we effect in fees or reduction in our internal expenses?" one of the officials asked.
According to the budget document, the university expects Rs327.680 million to be generated through internal sources and these include Rs57 million from the self-financing scheme. The estimated expenditure on research, i.e. Rs33.25 million, is also to be met through the university's own resources.
Last year, the university spent Rs35.4 million from the self-financing scheme funds on its various development programmes.
"The university's development programme is now entering its final year and will be completed unless the grant for development is drastically curtailed," Engineer Abul Kalam, the NED Vice-Chancellor, said while commenting on the institution's uplift schemes amid the financial constraints.
He also pointed out that the university had always been requesting for increase in the grant for development but this had never happened.
Citing the NED's efforts to curtail its expenditure, he said that the institution had computerised its examination and finance departments without hiring any outside consultants.
Besides, it was spending on the campus management system software an amount less than half of what being offered by the HEC, he added.
He pointed out that scholarships, all from private donors, had risen this year to the tune of Rs14.5 million.
The ongoing uplift projects at the university include construction of an academic block at the LEJ campus and strengthening of various departments. Dawn
NED VC denies discrimination in matters of admission
Karachi: Sindh Education Minister, Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq, in his capacity as the Pro-Chancellor, chaired the Senate meeting of the NED University of Engineering and Technology, here on Wednesday.
A spokesman of the Education Department said that the Vice-Chancellor of the NED University, Karachi, Engr. Abul Kalam, informed Pir Mazhar that students of all the Boards in the province were given admission to the NED University in accordance with the set rules and regulations.
Therefore, the impression is not true that youngsters from certain districts are denied admission to the NED University.
All the required rules and regulations are followed for the admission process.
A spokesman of NED University said that all the allocation of seats for admission to the bachelor's level are distributed among the different boards of the province.
He said that the only condition was that the candidate should be domiciled in the province of Sindh.
Similarly, there is also provision for the Federal Board and the Cambridge system. Among the provinces, the seats are allocated on the reciprocal basis except FATA and Azad Kashmir. The NED University's budget for the year 2010-11 was alsoapproved at the Senate meeting. The news
Evening classes planned at LUMHS
Hyderabad: The Vice-Chancellor, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Prof Dr Noshad Ahmed Shaikh has announced of starting evening classes as per the instructions of President and Prime Minister.
A meeting in this regard was convened by the VC on Tuesday which decided to allocate 100 seats for MBBS and 50 for BDS for evening classes in the forthcoming academic year.
The criteria of admission in evening programme of MBBS and BDS classes will remain the same.
It was decided to convene a meeting of all deans, directors of academics and finance and other academic offices and focal person of Pakistan Medical and Dental Commission on July 8, to finalize academic/ administrative arrangements in this respect. Dawn