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MBA aptitude test conducted at University of Karachi
Karachi, July 16: The University of Karachi conducted the aptitude test for admissions in MBA (Banking) Evening Programme here on Sunday. Around 600 candidates appeared for admission against 50 allocated seats. The tests were conducted in a serene environment. Director Admissions, Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi and Chairman Business School, Prof Dr Abdul Rehman Zaki kept monitoring the test venue. As per the directives of the Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser, special security arrangements were made in order to avoid any unlikely incident. Dialy times

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BDS Professional Supplementary Examinations
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) on Sunday announced that the BDS Professional Supplementary Examinations will commence from July 19 till July 31 in the Department of Zoology.

Moreover, the LLB Final Year Examinations will commence from July 17 at 2:00pm till 5:00pm. The female candidates would appear at the Department of Geography, KU, whereas the exams of male students will be conducted in the Department of Political Science, KU. The students can contact their respective colleges for attaining Admit cards. The varsity on Sunday conducted the aptitude test for admission in MBA (Banking) evening programme. Around 600 candidates appeared for the admission tests against 50 allocated seats in the programme.

The tests were conducted in a serene environment and the Director Admissions, Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi and Chairman Business School, Prof Dr Abdul Rehman Zaki were monitoring. The news

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KUMAK students set up donation camp
Karachi: KUMAK Pakistan, a platform of the fresh and mindful youth studying at the University of Karachi, set up a donation camp to facilitate needy and deprived students and children, here at the Safari Park on Sunday. The camp was established in collaboration with 'Splash' and 'Books Shack.' A large number of students besides people from different walks of life donated second hand course books, toys, clothes and money to support the cause. Tauseef Mallick of KUMAK told media that these donations would go to the needy students and children so that they could continue their studies. He said that KUMAK was a not-for-profit youth organisation being run by the students to promote nation building among Pakistani citizens. "Many social activities are going on under the banner of KUMAK including visits to government hospitals for distributing necessities, conducting motivational lectures in different schools in underprivileged areas, arranging plantation campaigns, cleaning-up roads and publishing a monthly newsletter, 'Umeed-e-Sahar.' All of this is being done by the hardworking students and enthusiastic youth of KUMAK," he added. Daily times

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New lab opened at Fuuast
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast), Gulshan-e-Iqbal campus, has established an advanced science laboratory (Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Toxicology) at a cost of Rs4.4 million funded by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

The laboratory was inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor Dr Mohammad Qaisar. He said at his university research on biological sciences was being carried out. He said the new lab would help in research on cardiovascular diseases. Registrar Prof Dr Qamarul Haq, Prof Seemi Naghmana Tahir, Dr Ali Akbar Siyal and Prof Dr Gilani also spoke. The news

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LLB, LLM semester exams of FUUAST from 21st
Karachi: The semester examinations of LLB and LLM of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) will commence from July 21.

Registrar of the institution, Prof Dr Qamarul Haq announced this on Sunday. He said that the examinations schedule could be obtained from July 17.

The examinations will be conducted at the Abdul Haq Campus of the FUUAST from 09:00am to 12 noon.

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SSUET launches in-house office training programme
Karachi: On the directive of Chancellor ZA Nizami, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology has started an eight-week in-house training programme for its newly recruited staff in office management.

Registrar Shah Mahmood H Syed said that university's own trainers would impart the training course on professional skill development.

He said the course outlines include grammar review, vocabulary, reading comprehension, paragraph writing, listening comprehension, oral communication, writing of letters and memos, job applications, resume etc.

Initially the office staff of chairmen of various engineering departments like Computer, Bio-Medical, Civil, Electronics and Telecommunication will be imparted training and later the programme will be expanded for junior lecturers and research assistants. app

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Public health school at DUHS inaugurated
Karachi: Public health is an important aspect of health services that is often ignored in the developing countries and highly emphasised in the developed world. This was the subject of discussion at the inaugural ceremony of the School of Public Health (SPH) at the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) on Sunday.

The SPH boasts of courses in six degrees. These include public health, biostatistics and epidemiology, M.Phil in health education and promotion, specialisation in nutritional sciences, health policy and management and social and behavioral sciences-public health.

SPH-DUHS Director Prof Nighat Nisar gave a brief overview of the Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree programme as a part of her welcome address. "The two-year programme, the most widely-recognised professional credential for leadership in public health, emphasises active, student-directed learning, problem solving and the acquisition of skills essential to the practice of public health. The programme has 46 credit hours that have been broken into four semesters. The first two have 15 credit hours each, the third one 10 and the fourth semester, which mostly deals with dissertation, has six credit hours," she explained.

The Masters of Science in Biostatistics & Epidemiology (MSBE) programme was also explained in detail by Prof Nazeer Ahmed.
"The DUHS has taken the lead in starting the MSBE programme four years ago. Graduates of this programme are in high demand in industries, academics, government institutions and pharmaceutical companies. They can work as drug data analysts, medical investigators and public health researchers. The candidates should have some background knowledge in mathematics and statistics. They should have good analytic and quantitative skills and be able to communicate ideas verbally in writing," he said.

About the programme he also provided that it contained 14 course works of 46 credit hours and besides the didactic courses all students were required to complete a thesis and internship.

Introducing the M.Phil in Health Education and Promotion programme, Prof Hussain Bux Kolachi said that the degree course, spread over two years with four semesters and original thesis work, would be offered to medical, dental, nursing and allied medical science graduates. "And the students will also be utilising DUHS's health resources while gaining expertise in state of art health education methods, health communication skills, ethical standards in health education, research and material education in health education and evidence-based health education practice," he said.

Dr Siddiqui discussed the Health Policy and Management Programme, which he said was well-suited for fresh to mid-career health professionals having 16-year education with a four-year bachelors degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, medical technology, bio-medical engineering or other allied disciplines with minimum 60 per cent marks.

Talking about the specialisation in nutritional sciences degree, Dr Javeria Siddiqui said that it was an ideal and highly demanding qualification in the present and future prospects of the local and regional job market.

Dr Sabeena Jalal gave a presentation of the social and behavioral sciences programme that focuses on environmental health, epidemiology and biostatics, disease prevention and health promotion and reproductive and child health.

The keynote address was presented by Prof S.N. Bazmi Inam, who is an adviser to the school of public health as well as being attached with the Qassim University-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dr Bazmi said that the infant mortality rate in Pakistan was 85 (per 1000 lives) until last year but in 2012 it was 63. "We haven't done anything to bring it down. All we have really done is tamper with the figures."

"This is very sad as infant mortality can be easily controlled because 70 per cent of diseases that contribute to mortality and morbidity are preventable through appropriate health promotion and disease prevention strategies," he said.

"It doesn't require rocket science to carry out the preventive measures. The school of health needs to develop to convince politicians to develop their positive will because the government's health plans look great on paper but they fail where the implementation comes in. So health and politics are intertwined and we have to make our own pressure groups while becoming voice of the silent majority where billions of children are dying before the age of one and women are succumbing to pregnancy-related complications," he said.

DUHS Vice Chancellor Prof Masood Hameed Khan and Institute of Health Management-DUHS faculty member Tariq Kaleem also spoke. Writer Fatima Surrayya Bajia was the chief guest on the occasion. Dawn

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Acting VC of ICU may be replaced
Peshawar: The protracted wrangling among the teachers of the Islamia College University (ICU) is expected to culminate in the replacement of the acting vice-chancellor of the varsity Prof Dr Haider Shah, reliable sources said.

Prof Dr Noor Jahan, chairperson of the Environmental Sciences Department of the University of Peshawar is considered as the favourite candidate to take the charge of acting vice-chancellor of the newly established university. If made the acting vice-chancellor, she would become the second woman to head a university in the province.

Prof Dr Lal Baha, a well-known female educationist, had in the past served as acting vice-chancellor of the University of Peshawar. The names of Prof Dr Yaseen of the Department of Physics University of Peshawar and Prof Dr Fida of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Science and Technology in Swabi are also under consideration for the prestigious office of vice-chancellor of ICU, the sources said.

The Islamia College University has been without a regular vice-chancellor since the kidnapping of Ajmal Khan in September 2010. The government has failed to recover the kidnapped vice-chancellor, who is a close relative of Asfandyar Wali Khan, central president of ruling Awami National Party (ANP).

According to the Islamia College University Act, the senior most faculty member of the university can be given the charge as the acting vice-chancellor in case of absence for whatever reason of the vice-chancellor from the office.

As per this clause of the university act, Prof Dr Haider Shah was made the acting vice-chancellor months after the kidnapping of Ajmal Khan. However, he could not develop cordial ties with the university's representatives in the Senate.

On April 27, 2012, the members of the ICU Senate in its meeting at the Governor's House wanted to table a resolution against him, forcing him to tender resignation before any such move. Now that the minutes of the meeting are about to be issued, the quarters concerned are left with no option but to replace the vice-chancellor, the sources said.

There is, however, resentment among majority of the university teachers, who still believe that the senior most faculty member of the university should be given the acting charge if the incumbent is going to be replaced.

But the senior most among the faculty members of the university after Dr Haider Shah happens to be Prof Dr Zahir Shah, dean faculty of biological sciences, who is a leading figure of the Jamaat-e-Islami affiliated Tanzim-e-Asatiza and is unlikely to be acceptable to the ANP-led provincial government, the sources said.

This is the reason that a professor is being brought from another university to serve as acting vice-chancellor of Islamia College University.

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13,461 appear in entry test for medical colleges
Mardan: Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti Sunday inaugurated the Eastern and Western bypass roads in Mardan.

Speaking at a meeting after inaugurating the mega projects, he said the uplift schemes being undertaken in Mardan would change the life of people in the district and its surrounding areas.

He also made a mention of the establishment of the Abdul Wali Khan University and Bacha Khan Medical College in Mardan. The news

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