Hyderabad, July 05: The University of Sindh has announced results of annual examination of MA previous (college-side).
According to the announcement, 6,542 candidates appeared in economics, political science, Islamic culture, sociology, English, Sindhi, Urdu, international relations, Muslim history and general history and 5,752 have been declared successful.
About 703 candidates are declared fail in various subjects while the result of 87 candidates has been withheld for different reasons. DawnYour Comments
BIEK exams rescheduled
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Monday announced rescheduling annual examinations of Commerce and Arts Groups from July 5 to July 12. The BIEK also rescheduled the practical exams from July 12 to July 5 (today). The board has also changed the Government Degree College, Konker, and Gadap as examination centres for the candidates of Arts Group. The candidates were directed to appear at the Baqi Cadet College from July 6.
Dr Altaf Mukati gets best teacher award
Karachi: Prof Dr Altaf Mukati, Dean (Engineering Sciences) Bahria University, has been awarded the "Best University Teacher Award of the year 2010" by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
This honour is awarded by the HEC each year to selected faculty members of universities for their best performance in academics and research.
Dr Mukati obtained his BE (Electronic Engineering) degree from the NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, in 1981 and subsequently qualified MS in Computer Engineering from Boston University, USA, in 1989 and PhD from the Hamdard University.
He is the author of several research papers of international standards. He has also written a book "Fault Diagnosis & Testing of Digital Circuits", published by the Higher Education Commission.
He has been a member of several national and international research committees. He is an expert and convener of the Pakistan Engineering Council. He is also a member of the IEEE (USA) and a member of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.
Education devolution to harm unity: JI
Lahore: The Jamaat-e-Islami Central Shura has criticised the devolution of education ministry and authorising provinces to frame their own syllabi, warning it will undermine national unity and promote separatist movements and regionalism.
A resolution adopted by the JI central decision-making body in its meeting at Mansooa said such a step under the18th Amendment would only promote regional prejudices besides, creating problems for the students migrating from one province to the other.
The JI stressed that responsibility of framing courses of studies and syllabi must remain with the federal government in the larger national interest and for raising the education standard.
The JI Shura deplored that education was being badly neglected in the country as was manifested from the allocation of only 1.5 per cent of the total GDP to this sector.
It also criticised the Punjab government decision to enforce English as medium of instruction from Class 1 and said this only showed that the policy makers were not serious in regard to the education system.
It also opposed the Punjab government decision to appoint boards of governors for leading colleges in the province and said this was a step towards gradual privatization of these institutions which would cause incalculable harm to education. It demanded withdrawal of these decisions.
The Shura said that the standard of education in the country was on the decline because of corruption and inefficiency of the government. It said this was the main cause of the rapid growth of the private educational institutions. The JI leaders said the private sector education was beyond the reach of the common man. The JI Shura therefore suggested that the private educational institutional must be brought under government supervision in matters of educational standard, tuition fees, syllabi and courses of study. Through another resolution, the JI Shura noted that the agriculture in the country was being deliberately destroyed under an international agenda.
Moot on books
Lahore: Urdu Science Board (USB) and Pakistan Commission for UNESCO (PNCU) organised an event "Preparation of Book and Importance of Book Reading". A press statement here on Monday said speakers on the occasion stressed on book reading and described the processes of publishing a book. Students, writers, publishers and people from different walks of life were present there. PNCU Deputy Director Hassan Mehmood was a chief guest on the occasion. He said his organization would continue to support USB for the promotion of scientific knowledge and publishing of 10 booklets this year for students of elementary classes. The news
GCU PSD named after Prof Usman Malik
Lahore: The alumni association of the Government College University Lahore Political Science Department (GCU PSD) has been named after late Prof Syed Usman Malik – the first chairman of the GCU Political Science Department and the founder the alumni association.
The former students of Prof Usman Malik unanimously passed a resolution at the annual reunion of the department's alumni in this regard.
Lahore High Court's former chief justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif was the chief guest while a large number other luminaries of the Political Science Department attended the reunion held after the gap of 14 years.
LHC puts appointment of VCs on hold until decision on ICA
Lahore: A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has directed that appointments of vice chancellors for six public sector universities in Punjab should not be finalised until the decision on an inter-court appeal (ICA) against these appointments.
The bench comprising Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry and Justice Mazhar Iqbal Sidhu issued the restraining orders while hearing an appeal of Dr Hassan Amir Shah, professor department of physics at Government College University Lahore. The bench admitted the appeal for regular hearing and also issued notice to the Higher Education Commission and other respondents for the first week of August.
A single bench comprising Justice Nasir Saeed Sheikh had on June 24 had dismissed several petitions on the matter declaring that the Punjab government's search committee had been acting lawfully and no irregularities were found in the process of appointments.
Applicant's counsel Anwar Kamal requested to set aside the single bench order. He said that the single bench failed to appreciate the contentions raised by the applicant. He submitted that the Punjab government, through an advertisement on January 19 invited the applications to fill vice chancellors' posts in six public sector universities of Punjab, including the GCU Lahore. He said that the petitioner applied for the post of GCU vice chancellor, being eligible as per criteria laid down in the advertisement.
He said according to the criteria the candidate for this post was required to have PhD degree in any subject from a reputed university. He said that the search committee later changed the criteria and preferences and invited only foreign qualified candidates.
The counsel said that the call letters for these posts were only issued to the candidates holding PhD degree from a list of 500 top foreign universities of the world. He submitted that the candidates holding PhD degrees from Pakistani universities were not called for interview.
He said that the petitioner was a PhD degree holder from the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, so he was also not considered for this post and no letter was issued to him for an interview. The counsel said that the exclusion of the petitioner's name from the process of selection by not being called for interview was discriminatory and illegal.
He said also assailed the composition/constitution of "search committee", saying there were no rules, regulations and policy guidelines for the selection and appointment of its members. He pleaded that the reported selection of 500 top foreign universities by the search committee was arbitrary and had no basis in fact or in law.
He submitted that none of the members of search committee has a PhD or teaching experience and as such, the academic credentials of the members of the present search committee to interview the candidates for vice chancellor, who possess much higher academic qualifications than each one of them, to assess the candidates, raise serious issues of credibility.
The counsel said that exclusion of universities of Pakistan from the list of "reputed universities" and giving preference to foreign universities was ex-facie discriminatory and unlawful. He said that the entire process of selection for the posts of vice chancellors, commencing from the constitution and composition of the search committee and continuation through selective interviews, was lacking legal basis and a credible mechanism and was liable to be set-aside. He also requested to declare as illegal the appointment criteria through search committee and ignoring the PhDs of the country. Daily times
Protests against US embassy function
Lahore: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists staged a protest demonstration on Monday against United States for organizing the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender pride celebration in Pakistan. The protestors mostly from Punjab University (PU) chapter IJT gathered at Shimla Pahari near US Consulate, Lahore and condemned the event organized on June 26, 2011, by the US Embassy in Islamabad. IJT Lahore Nazim Akhzar Nazeer said the event was in fact an attack on ideological boundaries of Pakistan. The JUI-S also held a demonstration against the function. The news