Date for submission of BA, BCom, BoL forms announced
Karachi, July 25: Registrar, University of Karachi (KU), Prof. Kaleem Raza Khan, has announced that the registration forms of BA, BCom, BoL and improvement of division for BA, BCom and BSc (Regular and Private), could be submitted till 04th August, 2011 along with Rs 2300 fee at bank counter of Silver Jubilee Gate of KU. ppi
KU fee plan
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) on Sunday announced the fee structure for the second semester (2011) and directed the students to deposit fees at the bank booths located on the KU campus. According to a notification, students may summit their fees without any extra charges from August 1 to September 17, 2011, while Rs200 would be charged as late fee from September 19 to 24 and Rs300 surcharge from September 26. The news
KU to organise seminar on cancer
Karachi: The spokesman, University of Karachi, has announced that the Department of Physiology would organise one-day seminar on "Cancer: Ongoing Life Threat" at Arts Auditorium, KU, on 26 July, 2011 at 09:30 am. ppi
SSUET starts preparation for admissions of Batch 2012
Karachi: Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has started preparations for admissions for the batch 2012 to various engineering disciplines. An announcement of the institution said that the aptitude test would be held on Nov 21. The test will be in the disciplines of computer, civil, bio-medical, electronics and telecommunication engineering and computer science. Candidates with minimum 60 percent marks in HSC will be eligible for admission. The combination of physics, chemistry and mathematics will be eligible for all programmes. The aptitude test will be in english, physics, chemistry, mathematics, general knowledge or computer science or biology. app
Ex-VC found guilty of financial irregularities
Nawabshah: A former vice-chancellor of the Quaid-i-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology (Quest) is directed to deposit Rs1.7 million in university's bank account he is accused of misappropriating during his tenure.
University sources told the correspondent that a team of the Governor House took notice of a published news item regarding financial irregularities committed by a former vice-chancellor and took action after conducting an inquiry. The VC was found guilty of the charges leveled against him.
Interestingly, the team absolved the university's finance director of any responsibility.
It is revealed that the former VC made the varsity's guest house as his official residence after moving into while also retaining the bungalow he was allotted during his professorship.
He was entitled Rs70,000 each month as house rent and another Rs15,000 in utilities allowance which he kept receiving even though he paid no utility bills while living in an official guest house.
The outstanding amount from March 2008 to February 2010 against the VC came to Rs1.61 million and utility allowance at Rs3,45,000.
The finance department of the university removed a paragraph from the AGPR's audit report which raised an objection over non-deduction of house rent and other allowances from the VC's salary.
He is also accused of embezzling around Rs7.5 million in purchase of furniture for the Administration Block. However, neither the incumbent vice-chancellor nor the director finance bothered to take action against these allegations, sources further said.
The university has asked the former VC to deposit the amount coming in the head of house rent while refraining from issuing directives in connection to utility charges, and taking action against furniture purchase allegations, they added.
The Vice-Chancellor Dr A.B. Soomro said that the university had written to the man in question, former VC Dr Wahid Bux Soomro on being advised by the inquiry team of the Governor House to recover the house rent.
He further said that the finance director was not in a position to reject orders of the former vice chancellor but could not give a satisfactory answer as to why he failed to raise the issue even after the former VC's transfer.
On the other hand, the former vice-chancellor Wahid Bux Soomro termed the charges leveled against him as baseless. He said that he was being victimized and denied receiving any letter or notice by the university regarding amount payment.
Nonetheless, Director Finance Fazal Shaikh confirmed the former VC's involvement in financial irregularities and orders to deposit the amount in a month.
Meanwhile, he refused to comment when asked as to why he couldn't unearth this irregularity during the former VC's tenure or afterwards. Dawn
FUUAST sets up media gallery
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) has established a modern television studio and media gallery.
A spokesman of the institution said that the facility has been set up at FUUAST's Abdul Haq Campus at a cost of Rs two million.
The studio has been equipped with three high definition cameras, VTR, edit suite, hi-fi sound system, sound mixing, audio and video switches and sound proofing. This will help in facilitating the students of the department of mass communication to get information about the electronic media coverage.
Vice-Chancellor of FUUAST, Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser, will perform the inauguration of the facility on July 25, while a lecture on the expansion of the electronic media has also been arranged. The news