KU reschedules admissions and aptitude test
Karachi, June 10: The Director of the Evening Programme at the University of Karachi, Professor Dr M. Abuzar Wajidi has extended the date for the issuance and submission of admission forms for the Masters Degree and Postgraduate Diploma Programs in the Evening Programme.
According to a press release issued on Wednesday, applications could be submitted till June 16th (Wednesday). The announcement also said that the Aptitude Test for MBA (Banking and Finance) scheduled to be held on June 13, 2010 (Sunday) will now be held on June 20, 2010 (Sunday). The said Aptitude Test will be held at 11 am at the Institute of Bankers Pakistan (IBP), Moulvi Tamizuddin Khan Road, Karachi.
FUUAST announces results: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology (FUUAST) on Wednesday announced results of last semester of Biochemistry of the 2009 batch.
As per result statistics, 29 candidates appeared in the exam, out of whom 28 were declared successful. Hina Tabusom, Ifra Akram and Nida Kazmi secured first, second and third positions respectively. The pass percentage remained 96.55.Your Comments
'KU has zero tolerance policy on plagiarism'
Karachi: The Vice Chancellor of the University of Karachi (KU), Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui has stated that KU has a 'zero tolerance' policy when it comes to plagiarism. During the last few years, after thorough investigation, five cases/complaints related to plagiarism have been disposed off. While for the remaining few cases the university is strictly following the prescribed procedure of inquiry and is in constant touch with the Higher Education Commission on the subject. He stated this while chairing the meeting of the Committee in regard to plagiarism on Wednesday.
The meeting was held to discuss the progress on plagiarism cases. Dr Siddiqui advised the committee to hold awareness seminars on plagiarism for research scholars and supervisors while also educating students about the demerits of plagiarism through brochures and lectures in the forthcoming academic session.
He briefed the members of the committee about various steps taken by the university to check the menace of plagiarism. The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Fahimuddin – Advisor (academics) to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. M. Sajidin – Director Quality Enhancement Cell, Prof. Dr. Abuzar Wajidi – Dean Faculty of Management and Administrative Sciences, Prof. Dr. S.M. Aqil Burney – Acting Dean Faculty of Science, Prof. Dr. Abid Azhar – Co-Director KIBGE, Prof. Dr. Aqeel Ahmed – Member Syndicate, Prof. Dr. Mansoor Ahmed – Director BCC&T and Convener Equivalence Committee, Prof. Dr. Shakeel A. Khan – In-charge Student's Financial Aid Office, Prof. Dr. Jamil Hussain Kazmi – Department of Geology, Dr. Waheed Ahmed – Department of Economics, besides Prof. Kaleem Raza Khan – Registrar, University of Karachi. The news
DUHS opens new biophysics faculties
Karachi: The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has established department of biophysics, research laboratory of biophysics and inter-disciplinary sciences and Dow graduate programme in biophysics.
These new faculties were officially inaugurated on Wednesday and an inauguration ceremony was held at DUHS Arag Auditorium. DUHS syndicate and Panjwani Foundation and Trust Director Nadra Panjwani inaugurated the new facilities.
In her address, Panjwani said that professional research and dedication should be enhanced in Pakistan to make remarkable improvement in the field of biophysics. All the students and researchers might have an opportunity to have access to new and modern reference journals and books.
Research in the country remained neglected until recently, which was failure of the leaders and stakeholders, she regretted. However, the DUHS was imparting standard education and research facilities to the students, she added.
DUHS Vice Chancellor Professor Masood Hameed Khan while addressing the inauguration ceremony said that the DUHS had since its birth established a large number of high standard educational and research institutes in short span of time, especially a modern medical research city at the Ojha campus.
DUHS research department has been providing curricular and research facilities while a Journal of DUHS, which the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council approved has been published since 2006, said Prof Khan.
DUHS faculty members had published 42 and 140 research papers in 2004 and 2008, respectively. As well, five DUHS students have recently presented research papers in an international conference, said Prof Khan, adding that DUHS had 76 students in M Phil programme in basic medical sciences and 20 for Masters in dental surgery. Daily times
Man booked in school demolition case
Karachi: An FIR was registered on Wednesday on behalf of the education department against a man at whose behest the demolishing of the Govt Modern English Grammar Primary and Elementary School building was allegedly initiated on Monday.
The headmistress of the school on the directives of her senior officers lodged the FIR (366/2010) at the Jauharabad police station in which Tariq, who claims to be the owner of the school building, has been booked.
The police registered the FIR under Sections 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 434 (mischief by destroying or moving, etc, a landmark fixed by public authority), 380 (theft in dwelling house, etc), 454 (lurking house-trespass or house-breaking in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) and 506/34 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Meanwhile, people living in the vicinity of the school said that no senior officer of the Sindh education department or the city district government's education department visited the site of the school on Wednesday to see the losses caused to the school building.
They also complained that in the absence of guards at the school some anti-social elements had started taking away its furniture.
Students end hunger strike as none pays heed
Khairpur: Students of Shah Abdul Latif University (Salu) on Wednesday called-off their token hunger strike which was being observed against closure of the university after police action against hostel students during their agitation over repeated power outages.
The activists of the Students Alliance and Jeay Sindh Students Federation, Salu chapter, distributed pamphlets at the press club which stated that students were observing token the strike for the last eight days but no government official took notice of it.
A delegation of students, led by Khadim Sindhi of the JSSF, told journalists that they would again observe hunger strike for 72 hours on June 11 in protest against the university administration and police excesses.
They recalled that on May 27, police used batons and lobbed tear gas shells against the protesting students who were demanding installation of generators in the hostels so that they could make preparations for their exams.
They demanded early holding of semester examinations so that students of final year could get their degrees on time and begin their career.
Office-bearers of Shah Abdul Latif University Teachers Association (SALUTA), however, said that the university administration has started vindictive acts against the members of teachers union from the day they raised voice against police excesses. They added that teachers were being harassed through different means.
They hoped that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and MNA Nafisa Shah would take notice of the May 27 police atrocities and victimisation of university teachers.
The media coordinator of the university said that university administration was considering continuing semester examination, however, the administration was also concerned about peaceful atmosphere at the campus and, in this connection, they would hold talks with the students.
He denied victimisation of any teacher by the university administration. Dawn