AIOU's admissions for autumn semester continue
Islamabad, July 30: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is offering admissions for the Semester Autumn, 2012 from Matric to MA/MSc level programmes in different disciplines.
The admission forms and prospectuses for all programmes being offered in Semester Autumn 2012 are available from the sale points at main and regional campuses and coordinating offices of the university within the country.
The admission forms and prospectus for SSC, HSSC and BA level programmes for Pakistanis in the Middle East can be downloaded from the university website www.aiou.edu.pk.
Admission forms along with prescribed fee can be deposited in all branches of Habib Bank Ltd, First Women Bank, Bank Alfalah and Allied Bank as well as in the nominated branches of National Bank of Pakistan and Muslim Commercial Bank.
Details of the nominated branches are available in the prospectuses and can be obtained from the Regional Campuses of the University.
MSc programme is being offered in Economics, Pakistan Studies, Gender and Women Studies and MCom (Accounting and Finance).
MBA with specialisations in HRM, Marketing Management, IT Management and Banking and Finance are being offered while the international 90-credit programme COL MBA/MPA is being offered in collaboration with Commonwealth of Learning, Canada.
MA in Arabic, Islamic Studies and Urdu while Post Graduate Diploma (Gender and Women Studies) are also included. In Bachelor's programmes, BS (Computer Science), Bachelor of Mass Communication, Bachelor of Arts in Library and Information Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts and Associate degree in Commerce (Accounting and Finance) and (Banking and Finance) are being offered.
In Teacher Training Programme, the admissions in B.Ed programme is also being offered. The admissions of FA, I.Com, FSc (Pre-Engineering), F.Sc (Pre-Medical), SSC (Matric), Dars-e-Nizami in BA (Shahadat-ul-Alia), Secondary (Sanvia Aama), Higher Secondary (Sanvia Khasa), six months duration of Certificate Courses, Agricultural Certificate Courses, Open Tech Courses and Short Terms Educational Programmes have also been included.
The admission forms are being sent to all the continuing students by post at their given addresses. However, the student who will not receive the admission form till August 5, he/she can download the same from the AIOU website, or obtain from the nearest regional/coordination office of the university and deposit in any designated bank branch with fee till due date August 24.Your Comments
Asif Public School System student sets record
Rawalpindi: Wajeeha Khan, student of Asif Public School has set the record of securing highest numbers ever in the history of Secondary School Certificate examinations held under the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Rawalpindi, says a press release. She got 1022 marks in the annual examinations 2012.
Izaa Azam, another student of the school also got 1016 marks and stood second in the board.
Asif Public School System Chairman Asif Irshad Satti has lauded the achievement of the students.
It merits mentioning here that Izaa Azam, who is an orphan, has been studying in the school since class I and her education expenses till her matriculation have been endured by the school management.
Applicants praise KMU's online registration system for entrance test
Pesahwar: Introduced for the first time in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the online registration of students appearing in the recent entrance test for admission in the public and private sector medical and dental colleges attracted 18,101 applicants, including 8,376 females.
Among the online registered applicants, 13,461 appeared in the entrance test at the Peshawar centre and 4,640 at Abbottabad. The test was held simultaneously at the Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed Stadium (Army Stadium), Peshawar and the Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad.
The online registration system was introduced by the Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar to facilitate the students and save their time and money. In the past, applicants had to travel to Peshawar and Abbottabad to register for the entrance test. For payment of entrance test fee, scratch cards were made available at 11 branches of the Allied Bank in seven major cities of the province.
Though the test was conducted by the Education Testing Evaluation Authority (ETEA), the logistics for the online registration and the test at Peshawar and Abbottabad was provided by the KMU. Apart from the ETEA and KMU, the Higher Education Department, the administration of the Army Stadium and the Ayub Medical College along with the police also made their contributions to organise the entrance test in time and in peace. Unlike most other events taking place in Pakistan, the entrance test started on time exactly at 9am and ended at 12 noon.
The checking started soon after the test and the result was ready within 30 hours and posted on the ETEA and KMU websites. The result was also communicated to the applicants individually via SMS using special software prepared by KMU's IT department.
The hot weather was an impediment as the students had to sit under shamiana to take the test. There was also a last-minute hitch as the military authorities initially refused the use of the Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed Stadium in Peshawar for the entrance test. They relented later and the spacious stadium hosted most of the applicants who had applied for admission to the medical and dental colleges.
In a report prepared by Prof Dr Shad Mohammad, Director, Academics, Admissions & Quality Assurance and Dean, Faculty of Nursing & Allied Health Sciences, KMU on the medical entrance test 2012-13, it was proposed that along with Peshawar and Abbottabad, the test in future should also be held at Mardan, Swat, Kohat, Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan to facilitate the applicants from these places.
The report suggested that the entire operation of the entrance test should be handed over to the KMU as it possessed sufficient resources and technical capability. Besides, it argued that the KMU deserved representation in the board of governors of ETEA as it was one of the major stakeholders of the process of admissions to medical and dental colleges.
The KMU was established in 2007. Presently, noted cardiologist Prof Dr Mohammad Hafizullah is the vice-chancellor of the university. The online registration system was appreciated by applicants who posted their comments on the KMU website. Kaleem from Peshawar termed it marvellous, Mansoor Khan Jadoon from Abbottabad felt it was great work, Zahiruddin from Chitral said it had eased the life of thousands of students from far-flung areas of the province, Talat from Islamabad thought it had made the admission procedures simple, Javaid from Gilgit-Baltistan pointed out that it saved the students' time and money, Ismail Afridi wanted other educational institution to follow in the footsteps of KMU by introducing online registration, Komal Naveed from Mansehra found it helpful to students and Farwa Tehreem from Mirpur, Azad Kashmir noted that registration was made easy and efficient and Mohammad Tahir from Upper Dir hailed the use of technology. The news