KU MA external exams from 15th
Karachi, June 08: The Controller of Examinations, University of Karachi (KU) has announced the schedule of MA Previous and Final (External) examination. According to a press statement issued here on Sunday, the exams will begin from June 15 up until June 25.
Around 18,000 students are going to appear in the exam this year that include 7,720 male and 10,280 female students.
The departments that have been selected as examination centres for the male students include Geology, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Physiology, Commerce, Public Administration, Bio-Chemistry, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Micro-Biology, Zoology, Statistics, Health and Physical Education.
The same for female students include Special Education, Centre of Excellence in Women Studies, Library and Information Science, Asooluddin, Islamic Learning, Economics, Urdu, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and General History.
Seminar on plant biodiversity
The Centre of Plant Conservation at the University of Karachi (KU) is organising a two-day seminar on 'Invasive Species: a threat to Plant Biodiversity' in collaboration with the Department of Botany, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST)and Higher Education Commission (HEC), on Tuesday and Wednesday.
FUUAST announces results
Karachi: Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) announced the examinations results of the MSc (Geology) one-year programme 2008. The pass percentage of students was 83.72. The university also announced the results of MSc Final (Statistics), BSc (Honours) Botany, BSc (Honours) Statistics and MSc Botany examinations 2008. The News
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University of Balochistan BA/BSc exams form Oct 5
Quetta: Annual examination of BA/ B Sc 2009 would commence form October 5 this year. University of Balochistan Sources said here Saturday that admission forms and fee would be received without late fee upto July 10, with late fee of Rupees 100/- by July 25, with double the prescribed fee upto August 10 and three fold fee upto august 25. Ppi
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IJT & PkSF student groups clash, 20 arrested
Karachi: Police arrested 20 students for creating a law and order situation after two rival student organisations clashed at New M A Jinnah Road on Saturday.
The clash took place between activists of the Islami Jamiat-e-Taliba (IJT) and Pakhtoon Student Federation (PkSF) that are active in Islamia College and Dawood College of Engineering and Technology (DCET).
Police baton-charged and tear-gassed the students to disperse them. A number of students sustained injuries during the baton charge, though none were serious. Jamshed Town DSP Nawaz Ranjha said that cases have been registered against the arrested students for creating law and order situation.
During the clash, the activists blocked the New M A Jinnah Road and pelted stones on passing vehicles. Following the incident, a heavy contingent of law enforcers arrived and made arrests from the spot. The angry students also hurled stones at law enforcers when they tried to defuse the situation. DSP Ranjha further said that this clash was in retaliation of a clash that took place in Gulshan College on Friday.
Law enforcers have been deputed at Islamia College and DCET to avoid any untoward incident, the officer added. Moreover, according to a handout, the IJT condemned the incident and claimed that six of their workers sustained injuries as they were brutally beaten by the PkSF workers. One of the IJT workers among the injured has also received critical injuries. The IJT demanded the government, as well as, the law enforcement agencies to take action against the rival group.
Tortured body found: The body of Gul Mohammad alias Mohammad Yousuf, 34, was found near a nullah in Allah Wala Town within the limits of Korangi Industrial Area police station. The bullet-riddled body bearing torture marks was taken to JPMC and after completion of legal formalities it was handed over to the family. SHO Abid Tanoli said that the deceased resided in a shantytown in Sector 6-B, Mehran Town and had dispute with his neighbors, Fatima, wife of Shafiq and another named Asif over the construction in the slum from the past one week. The woman had threatened to kill and has been arrested by police while the search for Asif is going on. The officer further said that a local ANP leader claimed that the deceased was a party worker.
Youth commits suicide: the hanged body of a 21-year-old Rafiuddin, son of Shamsuddin was found from the house located in Sector 6-A, Musharraf Colony within the limits of Maripur police station. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for legal formalities. Police officials said that the deceased arrived in the city a week ago from Punjab and was looking for work. Daily Times
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UC librarians deprived of basic facilities
Karachi: The librarians at UC libraries have been deprived of medical, salary bonus, conveyance allowance, and many other basic facilities, it was learnt.
It was said that the librarians were given house building finance and the money for their uniform, which have been annulled now.
They complaint of 12-hour duty-time with minimum salary; moreover they do not have up gradation of their posts as there is no BPS after grade 2 and have been internally transferred yearly.
The core problem is that they do not have any hospital on panel in several towns, and also not given medical allowances.
They got BPS-11 directly after grade-2 which is impossible for them to achieve in such under-privileged condition and prospects of their job are highly unconvincing, they said.
Jamshed Town has no hospital on its panel for the staff of its libraries, while the Allama Iqbal Library in the town has been closed for a year which shows the indifferent attitude of the town authorities. The officials concerned of the Jamshed Town, when contacted, said that the town was in financial crises, but the CDGK staff might get the medical facility in the coming month. He said that the recommendations were with the CDGK and they had to decide on them.
It is pertinent to mention here that the libraries at the UCs level do not have enough funds to place new books there; moreover they do not have updated course books to facilitate the students of different grades for which they were mainly established.
Such libraries were built considering those students who cant afford to buy new books and do not have privilege to get private tuitions, but now ironically they have only those books which were, one wonders, placed at the time of their establishment, some 20 to 30 years back.
Resultantly, they are not useful any more in the current computer age, therefore, a dire need of updating the UC libraries with new course books on many subjects. Such libraries are much feasible for the students rather than big public libraries. The Nation
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