KU test results for lecturer posts

Test results for KU lecturer posts cause confusion
Karachi, June 03: The aptitude test results for lecturer posts in University of Karachi (KU)'s Mass Communication department have raised concerns among the candidates who appeared in the test on May 24 at the Special Education department.

They said despite issuance of a letter stating the results would be announced the same day at 4pm, the procedure was not followed.

"Not only was the result announced later than the time mentioned in the letter, it was also not displayed on any notice board. Instead, a clerk at the KU Administration Block simply showed us the list carrying the names of successful candidates and swiftly took the paper back again," a candidate revealed.

In this regard, KU Registrar Prof Rais Alvi said, "I don't know why the result in this case was delayed, but if the candidates appearing for a test are in greater numbers, the announcing can take extra time."

Asked if he was aware whether the result sheets were displayed on the notice boards or not, Alvi averted a clear answer and said, "Such things never happen at the university. Results are supposed to be listed at three different places on campus including the test venue."

Besides the ambiguous way of announcing the results, at least two PhDs appearing in the test were reportedly unsuccessful.

This implies that either the quality of the university's own PhDs is debatable, as they were unable to clear the test, or the results were tampered with.

However, Alvi said that changing test scores for "vested interests" is not a possibility.

"The test was designed by a team of experts from the Punjab University and the same team was responsible for checking the tests. To maintain transparency in the entire process is the exact reason why we invite experts from other universities," he added.

On the other hand, expressing lack of information on the issue, KU Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr Nasiruddin Khan said no complaint in this regard was received on the test day or afterwards.

However, he assured that he would "take the matter to the vice chancellor (VC) if people have reservations in this regard. The VC only gets the final list of candidates from the testing committee, so he must have been unaware of the situation."

He also explained that legally, candidates who had complaints should have registered them with the VC within 24 hours of the test.

"Still, the matter can be resolved if people who have qualms about the test come forward before the successful test contenders' interviews scheduled for June 7," he added.

What adds to the ambiguity of the entire testing process is that a successful candidate, wishing to remain anonymous, said, "Although the test results were announced an hour-and-a-half later than the time stated prior to the test, the result sheet was clearly displayed on the notice board. No clerk showed it to us hastily and all the candidates saw the list for themselves." Daily times

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University of Karachi registrar resigns>
Karachi: University of Karachi Registrar Prof Muhammad Rais Alvi has tendered resignation, announced an official of the university on Wednesday. Consequent upon the resignation of Prof Alvi, the vice-chancellor of the university has given temporary charge of the position to Prof Kaleem Raza Khan, a professor of the Department of English with immediate effect until further orders, he added. app

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Land case settled in favour of KU
Karachi: The Honorable Sindh High Court (SHC)has disposed of the case of 500 square yards of land situated on the University Road, in front of the main campus, in favour of University of Karachi (KU). Petitioner Usman of Karachi filed the constitutional petition in 2008 after receiving legal notices by the University as per directives passed by the learned Vice-Chancellor. The petitioner contended that they acquired 500 square yards of land in 1988 through auction and construction commenced in 1995. It is further stated that at the time of construction nobody claimed the said land on the part of the University of Karachi.

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PTA ordered to block obscene material on YouTube
Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) Wednesday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman to ensure any obscene material uploaded or about to be uploaded from Pakistan on the website YouTube was screened and blocked immediately.

"In case such material remains available on the website or is uploaded in future from Pakistan, we will hold responsible PTA officials, who shall be exposed to criminal prosecution," ordered an SHC division bench comprising Justice Amir Hani Muslim and Justice Zakir Hussain. The order came on a petition filed against the project director of the National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes and the FIA additional director for not taking action against a man accused of cyber crime.

The petitioner submitted that the accused, Faheem Mughal, fraudulently obtained pictures of his 16-year-old daughter from the mobile phone of his 12-year-old son. The petitioner claimed that Mughal then prepared a video using reproduced images adding objectionable features, and uploaded it on YouTube, ruining the life of his daughter. He alleged that despite lodging complaints with the FIA and Cyber Crime police station, the accused was neither arrested nor the obscene video removed from the website.

He said that an Intelligence Bureau (IB) Inspector Babar Shah was forcing the local police not to register his FIR. On Monday, the Mirpurkhas DPO produced Mughal in the court. The bench directed Mughal to execute a personal bond in the sum of Rs 100,000 with the SHC nazir for appearing in court on each date of hearing. ppi

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FUAAST declares results
Karachi: Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) on Wednesday announced the results of MBA semester IV, batch fourth, 2008, and MBA (one year programme) semester II, batch third, 2009, (evening). As per statistics, 120 candidates appeared in the examination, out of whom 90 cleared it. Noorul Aain, Roshan Ali and Nijya Mir Baloch secured first, second and third positions respectively. The passing percentage was 75. Results for MCom Semester IV batch fourth and MCom (one year program) semester II batch third 2009 (evening) were also announced. As per result statistics, 80 candidates appeared in the examination, out of whom 67 could clear it. The news

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SALU students call for rescheduling semester exams
Khairpur: Some students of Shah Abdul Latif University have demanded reopening of the university and holding of the remaining papers of the semester exams.

They set up a camp on the court road here on Wednesday and observed a hunger strike.

Student leaders said postponement of the semester examination would delay the academic year.

Meanwhile, a delegation of the Shah Abdul Latif University Teachers' Association told reporters on Wednesday that the university administration was angry over the protest of teachers against police interference on the campus.

They claimed that the administration had issued explanation letters to two lecturers namely Fida Jatoi and Riaz Wassan, stating that they could not attend a workshop.

The delegation termed it a victimisation against teachers' body members.

SUBJECTS: Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq has announced to start two subjects, archaeology and microbiology, in the affiliated degree colleges of Shah Abdul Latif University in Sukkur and Larkana regions from the academic year of 2010-11.

In this regard, a meeting was held here on Wednesday which was attended by Prof Dr Yasmin Faiz Kazi, chairperson of the department of microbiology, and Prof Dr Qasid Hussain Mallah, chairman of the department of archaeology from the university side. Dawn

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