New dates for postponed MA, LLB papers
Karachi, July 16: A University of Karachi (KU) spokesman said on Friday that the paper of MA regular/private (final year), which was postponed on July 9, would now be held on Saturday, July 16 (today). The paper of LLB Part-II will be held on July 17, Sunday (today). However, the venue and the time of the exam will remain the same, he added.
Meanwhile, the registrar, University of Karachi, announced that the date for submission of enrolment forms for BA, BSc and BCom had been extended up to August 22.
Students could submit their enrolment forms in the colleges with a late fee of Rs2,550, he said.
Exam schedule for GCT students: The NED University of Engineering and Technology on Friday announced the schedule of theory papers of BTech (Pass and Hons) Second Year (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Technology) Exams (Batch 2009-2011) of the Government College of Technology SITE.
As per schedule, BTech (Pass) Geology (Civil) and Electrical Circuits-1 (Electrical) theory papers, earlier scheduled on July 14, would now be held on July 30.
The papers of BTech (Hons) theory of Structures (Civil), Switch Gear & Protective Devises (Electrical) and Theory of Machines (Mechanical), earlier scheduled on July 14, would also be held on July 30. The news
NED varsity announces exam schedule for GCT students
Karachi: The NED University of Engineering and Technology Friday announced the schedule of theory papers of BTech (Pass and Hons) second year first term (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Technology) Examination 2011 (Batch 2009-2101) of Government College of Technology (GCT), SITE Karachi. As per schedule BTech (Pass) Geology (Civil) and Electrical Circuits-1 (Electrical) theory papers earlier scheduled on July 14 would now be held on July 30. The papers of BTech (Hons) theory of Structures (Civil), Switch Gear and Protective Devises (Electrical) and Theory of Machines (Mechanical) earlier scheduled on July 14 would also be held on July 30. ppi
PU foils IJT's bid to hold mock entry test
Lahore: Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT) tried holding an entrance test session for admission 2011-12 without permission from the Punjab University (PU) administration at Department of Statistics, New Campus, on Friday. The IJT, however, later claimed that they had been conducting a coaching class there.
According to sources, some expelled IJT activists gathered inside Department of Statistics and announced for the initiation of the entrance test. Several students who had applied for admission to PU were present there at the time and took the test.
The sources said that the IJT activists had called several other members from different colleges across the city to aid them.
The PU administration, when informed about the entrance test, reached the spot. PU Resident Officer (RO) Javed Sami and Syndicate member Prof Shaukat Ali immediately stopped the IJT from conducting the illegal entrance test on which the IJT activists turned violent and started protesting against them. Consequently, police had to be called in to control the law and order situation.
Sami told Daily Times that the IJT activists wanted to impress the new students by trying to show that they were extremely concerned with and committed to the educational activities. However, in reality they are always trying to disturb the peaceful educational atmosphere at PU, he added.
He said that an expelled IJT activist, Atif Gujjar, was also present on the occasion who had reportedly been involved in three different cases of terrorism.
Sami further said that police reached the spot on time to avoid any untoward incident, however, it was unable to arrest Atif Gujjar. Nevertheless, three cases have been filed against him, he informed.
PU spokesperson, in an official statement, said that the IJT was not capable of guiding students seeking admissions to the varsity, as they were only political activists. He said that the administration, taking action in time, stopped illegal activity in connection with the entrance test. The spokesman also said that the IJT activists were culprits and had been involved in car and motorcycle theft incidents previously. The organisation is playing an immoral role, he added.
Separately, IJT Media Coordinator Noman said that they were not holding an entrance test, saying that they were actually conducting a coaching class there in connection with the entrance test's preparation.
He said that they had previously informed students about the coaching class through pamphlets which they had distributed along with the admission forms.
New VC vows to upgrade LCWU
Lahore: Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Vice Chancellor Dr Sabiha Mansoor, chairing the first meeting after her appointment as the VC, on Friday shared a roadmap with heads of departments to upgrade the university.
According to a press statement, the VC expressed her determination to upgrade the LCWU to be listed among top 500 universities of the world. Dr Sabiha Mansoor said only a balanced education could counter the terrorism and extremism which was being faced by Pakistan as well as the world.
She said educationists must focus to produce moderate graduates bearing good moral character, harmony and flexible attitude. "It is more important to develop human resources than infrastructure", she added.
The LCWU VC said she would find a role for women graduates in the development of the economy of the country. "It is a matter of grave concern that an army of girls is graduating from the university every year but a few of them go for jobs or directly contribute to the country's economy," she lamented.
Recognising that it will be a big challenge, the VC said that she would plan multiple strategies, including an Institute of Women's Leadership and Development, wherein women's issues would be identified and resolved.
Dr Sabiha said curriculum would also be revised to empower graduates to work in practical fields. She said there were 9,000 students on campus and the university would try to improve the quality of its products.
About the ever depleting middle class, she said a vibrant middle class could only be made by propelling economic and social development. She said women's ratio in higher education was almost 45 percent but it was a disappointing fact that only three percent women jump into practical life. The news