KU merit list & evening admission

KU evening courses merit list
Karachi, July 10: The director of admissions of Karachi University on Monday announced that a merit list for admissions to the masters/diploma programme 2012-13 (evening) scheduled to be announced on July 10 would now be announced later.

The new date for the announcement would be communicated soon, according to a KU statement. ppi

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KU evening programme
Karachi: The Directorate of Evening Programme, University of Karachi (KU) has extended the last date for the submission of admission forms till July 12. A statement issued here on Sunday said that aptitude tests for MBA (Banking) would now be held at 11:00am of July 15 at KU's Faculty of Arts. Meanwhile, all evening programme students, who have yet not paid their dues, were directed to clear the same before commencement of next academic session on July 10. "The defaulter students will not be promoted to next class nor will their names be included in the attendance sheets," the statement added. The news

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KU's biochemistry dept celebrates golden jubilee
Karachi: In consideration of the recent trends in biochemistry, the study of diverse fields in this discipline is mandatory.

This was stated by Vice-Chancellor of the University of Karachi (KU) Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser.

He was speaking as chief guest at the inaugural session of a moot held here on Monday to mark the golden jubilee of the University's Department of Biochemistry.

Dr Qaiser said that similar to the fact that the University of Karachi had a share of more than 28 percent in the national stock of scientists, the 50 years' history of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Karachi, marks an era of achievements, success and widening of new horizons in advance research in the fields related to biochemistry.

As a result, of which, the alumni of this department are serving at key posts, not only in Pakistan but round the globe as well, he added.

Former Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, Dean Faculty of Science, Prof Dr Nusrat Jameel, also expressed their views at the three-day International Conference on Biochemistry in the Post-Genomic Era.

The event is being organised by the Department of Biochemistry on the successful completion of 50 years of the inception of the Biochemistry Department in the University of Karachi.

While sharing the objectives of the workshop, chairperson Department of Biochemistry, Prof Dr Nikhat Ahmed Siddiqui, said that the conference aims to showcase progress in research in biochemistry and related disciplines and how these have integrated within the new fields of genomics and proteomics.

A wide range of topics will be covered in various formats including speaker and poster sessions and workshops.

She informed the audience about the upcoming events that are being organised to celebrate the department's golden jubilee.

Dr Nikhat said, "We will hold five days of interactive symposia in addition to proteomics and neuroscience education workshops bringing together scientists and leaders in the academia and in the health sector.

Dr Sabiha K. Hai in Zain Memorial Lecture shared her knowledge about the aging of brain and dementia.

She informed that Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder causing dementia in affected patients.

The conference was attended by a large number of participants, it will be continued for the next two days.

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Karachi's youth being deprived of education jobs'
Karachi: During a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Monday, the Taleem Bachao Action Committee (TBAC) alleged that jobs reserved in the education department for Karachiites were being given to applicants from interior Sindh.

"2011 saw a decrease in 1072 posts that were reserved for applicants from Karachi. A further decrease of 847 posts was made this year," said Anees-ur-Rehman, Covenor TBAC.

Rehman claimed that as soon as reports about illegal appointments and promotions began appearing in the media, the education department removed the section of domicile in their application form.

As per rule, all non-gazetted posts (from grade 1 to 16) should remain within the district, but the organisation alleges that most of these posts are being given to people from other districts under fake domiciles.

"There are 22 divisions besides Karachi, and though there are vacancies in these divisions, people are being transferred to Karachi," he said at the conference.

"Even after the former Officiating Director was transferred, appointments in his name continued. The official list clearly shows that most of the candidates were not people from Karachi."

Rehman said that for the past one year the post of three district officers is vacant, and one district officer has been given the post of two district officers. "On 4th July 2011 a meeting in the board was held and three officers from Karachi division were short listed. A year has gone by and they have not yet been hired."

He also alleged that some subject specialists have been unduly promoted to headmasters. As per rules, a subject specialist (teacher) cannot be given a management position in a school. The news

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FUUAST exams resume after week-long disruption
Karachi: The examinations at Abdul Haq Campus of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) resumed here on Saturday after a week's disruption. A spokesperson of the institution said that the examinations resumed under the supervision of the Rangers. It was pointed out that the examinations were put off after tension last week between student groups. The Rangers have taken over the security at the FUUAST and a contingent would remain present at the campus to thwart any untoward incident. Meanwhile, it has been decided that for entry into the campus, the identity card of the FUUAST would have to be displayed. Dean of the Faculty of Arts Prof Dr Seemi Naghmana Tahir visited the examination centres and appreciated the role of the Rangers for the peaceful conduct of the examinations, the spokesperson added. app

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