Karachi University MS, PhD, MPhil classes

MS, PhD, MPhil classes at KU to begin on 18th
Karachi, July 18: The classes of MS, PhD and MPhil programmes will commence on July 18 at the University of Karachi (KU), a senior official of the university said.

He said that at least 2,848 candidates had appeared in the entrance test. Of them, 808 were declared successful, while 500 candidates were finally selected for these programmes.

The KU pro vice-chancellor, Prof Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, visited various teaching departments and reviewed the arrangements.

She stated that the girls' common room in the faculty of arts had been renovated.

The classes of second semester at KU will also commence on July 18.

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JUW Admissions
Karachi: The Jinnah University for Women (JUW), Karachi, was offering admissions to MS, PhD and MPhil classes.

An official of the JUW said that the admissions were being entertained in the disciplines of microbiology, pharmacy, chemistry, zoology, economics and mass communication.

The process of admission was expected to be completed by the end of July, while the classes were likely to commence from the first week of August. The news

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MBBS 2nd pro supplementary exam begins tomorrow
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) spokesman announced on Sunday that MBBS 2nd professional supplementary examination would be held from July 19 to 23 from 02:00pm to 05:00pm at the Department of Geography. He further announced that the 2nd semester Master of Science and Master of Philosophy classes will start from Monday (today). Daily times

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Teachers' transfer criticised
Hyderabad: The Hyderabad chapter of Jamaat-i-Islami has criticised large-scale transfer of subject specialists from colleges to far-flung areas and said that it will open doors of corruption.

Shaikh Shoukat Ali, the Amir of the chapter, and general secretary Dr Fawad Ahmed said in a statement that the transfer of women lecturers to boys' colleges was beyond comprehension.

They said that there was no point in transferring subject specialists to places far away from their hometowns. The insincerity of the education department could be gauged from the fact that subject specialists were transferred even to colleges with no posts of specialists.

They said that specialists should be posted only in colleges needing them and women teachers should not be transferred to boys' colleges. Dawn

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Syndicate forwards budget to varsity senate
Hyderabad: The syndicate of the Sindh University has recommended to the university senate an estimated budget of Rs2571.883 million with a deficit of Rs374.506 million for 2011-12. A meeting held on Saturday also recommended approval of the revised budget of Rs1848.783 million with a surplus of Rs376.741 million for 2010-11.

The meeting proposed an increase in the allocations for research, repair and maintenance and other important areas and praised efforts made by Vice-Chancellor Dr Nazir A. Mughal to achieve a surplus in the revised budget.

The meeting advised the finance wing to spend money on development and improvement of infrastructure.

The meeting approved the revised basic pay scales, allowances and pension for university employees as notified by the federal government with inclusion of cost of living allowance of 7 per cent in the pensionable emolument.

The syndicate approved the setting up of the Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Research Foundation and approved an initial amount of Rs1 million for the project.

The meeting was presided over by the vice-chancellor and attended by pro-vice chancellor Dr Parveen Shah, MPA Dr Sikandar Ali Shoro, Chief Election Commissioner Justice (Rtd) Hamid Ali Mirza and VC of Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur Dr Nilofer Shaikh. Dawn

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Institute of Physical Medicine inaugurated
Karachi: Chief Minister (CM) Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah inaugurated on Saturday the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which will be managed by the Dow University of Medical and Health Sciences.

He said that he was impressed with the latest facilities that had been acquired for the treatment of patients.

Appreciating the provision of the facilities in Larkana, the chief minister hoped that similar centres would be established in Sukkur, Khairpur, Hyderabad and other cities of the province.

He lauded the work being carried out at various faculties of the institute where people from poor and middle classes were being treated. He announced that the provincial government would encourage the establishment of such institutes in other cities of Sindh.

Shah also announced a grant of Rs10 million for the project and assured the institute that an annual grant would also be allocated in this regard.

With regards to loadshedding at the institute, which has been causing inconvenience to the patients, he said that the management of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) would be asked to exempt the hospital from loadshedding.

He assured the hospital administration that alternate arrangements would also be made to meet the requirements of the hospital. The news

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