Students flay UET entry test enrolment procedure
Peshawar, July 08: Several candidates have criticised the entry test enrolment rules which is conducted for admission to the University of Engineering and Technology (UET).
Voicing criticism, one of the candidates from Abbottabad city said on Thursday he faced difficulties in submitting the UET Peshawar entrance test form.
He said the UET Peshawar announced that the entry test would be conducted on July 10 and students were advised to submit the forms personally by hand by July 5. Students were also advised to deposit Rs1,200 as processing fee. "Student whether living in Peshawar or faraway Dera Ismail Khan, Swat, Kohistan or any other location was supposed to personally submit the form by hand at the UET Peshawar as application received through courier or mail were not accepted," he complained.
The student said he reached Peshawar from Abbottabad early in the morning on July 4 and submitted the form after standing in a long queue for more than five hours. He said after depositing the form, the clerk on the counter advised them to collect the admit card the next day.
On Tuesday, when he collected the admit card after waiting for about four to five hours, he was told that he will have to collect another card, the RFID card, the next day and without which he would not be allowed to sit in the examination. He said he spent another night at a hotel in Peshawar and next day again stood in the queue. "All the students standing in the queue were advised to visit the next day for collection of RFID card. Ultimately, after waiting for about two hours I succeeded in collecting the RFID card," he said while narrating his suffering.
The candidates from faraway areas demanded that the UET should receive the application for entry test by courier, mail or online.
Official completes PhD, researches climate change
Peshawar: Former director science and technology of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and presently working as deputy secretary at the Housing Department Khalid Khan completed his PhD from Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi.
He carried out his research on climate change, which is a formidable challenge faced by human beings. To assess and evaluate the adverse impact of climatic changes on freshwater ecosystem, he selected an urban stream Kalpani, which flows through Mardan and part of Nowshera districts and joins river Kabul at Pir Sabaq.
Through his research, he has drawn future scenarios for the stream for the year 2025. The research, which is the first of its kind in the country, can be replicated to all similar water bodies and with some modifications can be upscaled to larger water bodies. Various climatic and non-climatic factors and stressors having an impact on the Kalpani stream were studied.
Khalid Khan said the 2010 floods were an eye-opener for policy and decision-makers as extreme events were going to increase in frequency and then there would be a gradual downfall in discharge in the water bodies.
Khyber Medical University Entry tests
Peshawar: The Khyber Medical University (KMU) will start registration of candidates for entry tests to all the public sector and private medical and dental colleges affiliated with the university from July 7 to 24.
The entry tests will be held in the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IPMR), Hayatabad and Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad.
It is pertinent to mention here that as per decision of the provincial government, entry tests was compulsory for students for admission to all the public sector and private medical and dental colleges. app
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Private colleges violate UoP admission criteria
Peshawar: Private colleges affiliated with the University of Peshawar are not following the set criteria and that too with the connivance of officials in the university administration, sources say.
"Violation of rules has been observed in students' admission in bachelor of education (BEd) and bachelor of law (LLB) disciplines in most of the private colleges," an official said.
According to the UoP criteria, only those candidates can apply for admission in LLB in private college who have qualified bachelors examination with law as priority subject with 45 per cent marks. Even those candidates can apply for admission in LLB who have passed bachelor examinations without law as subject.
Similarly, for taking admission in BEd, the university's set criterion is BA/BSc or MA/MSc with 45 per cent marks.
Of the 150 colleges and institutions affiliated with UoP, 32 were conducting BEd courses and 17 LLB, they said, adding that many of these institutions had been violating the university criteria.
Sources said that the administration of many private colleges was even giving admission to the students in LLB who had done BSc agriculture, BBA, BSc pharmacy, BCom and the students of other irrelevant disciplines. These colleges and institutions are located in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Peshawar, Nowshera, Swabi, Abbottabad and Mansehra.
When asked, the sources said that the private colleges wanted to make more money by giving admission to irrelevant students. Some of the institutes even go beyond their mandatory number of seats and award admission to extra students.
The university administration has been silent over this serious issue since long because most of the private affiliated colleges belong to high-ups in the university administration, sources further said.
When asked how can the university officials establish private colleges, the sources said that they had done so in the name of their children.
Director Admission Prof Dr Hizbullah, who deals the affairs of private college admissions, when contacted said that he had circulated a letter to all the affiliated private colleges to strictly observe the university criteria, otherwise they would face action.
"Since I assumed the responsibility as director, no admission form of student not fulfilling the criteria has been accepted," he claimed.
UoP spokesman Akhtar Amin said that the university administration had established Academic Audit Committee three months back that would conduct surprise visits to all the private affiliated colleges to see whether the institutions were observing the university criteria or not.
"On the recommendation of the committee, the vice-chancellor can de-affiliate the private colleges," he said. Dawn
PhD degree awarded
Peshawar: Tariq Saeed Khan has completed his PhD in mechanical engineering from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology.
He was awarded the doctorate at a convocation held recently at the university campus in Topi.
Tariq Saeed Khan is currently working with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi.
The topic of Dr Tariq's thesis was 'Evaporation in Flooded Corrugated Plate Heat Exchangers with Ammonia and Ammonia/miscible Oil'.
He worked on a research project sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), USA
The outcome of his research project has vast applications in the field of refrigeration, air-conditioning, food and process industry. The news