KU degree results delayed
Karachi, June 08: A large number of prospective candidates hoping to apply to various disciplines in the Evening Programme, University of Karachi's (KU) may miss the deadline for the submission of admission forms owing to delay in the declaration of results of degree examinations by the university.
KU had set June 09, 2010 as the last date for submitting admission applications for various degree and diploma courses of the evening programme. However, the results of BA, B.Com and B.Sc Annual Examinations, 2009 have not been declared despite that the fact that the exams were held in December, 2009.
Candidates and parents have complained that the university authorities were not allowing the students to submit admission applications and sit in the aptitude test. Fearing a backlash from KU, the aggrieved parents and students requested anonymity. "This is an injustice towards the students and the governor of Sindh, being the chancellor of KU, should take immediate action in this regard. Priority is given to regular students as per practice in vogue at KU and all other public and private universities, however, now the same regular students are being victimised."
These students have already been forced to waste five to six months awaiting announcement of their results. If, these students were not given a chance to take admission at KU then one year would be wasted, a worried father expressed his concern.
"I paid a handsome amount to a private institute so that my son would get admission in his desired department. However, his result has not been declared yet owing to which my son can not submit the form," another affected father said.
According to a student hoping to enroll in the Economics and Finance programme, he was unable to submit his form as the result has not been announced. "There is no clause in the admission booklet which barred us from applying if we are waiting for our results," he claimed.
"Whenever we contact the officials at KU, they give new dates for the announcement of results but, in the end no result has been announced yet," another student said. According to another student, university should announced previous results before declaring any fresh admission.
When contacted about the issue, Director, Directorate of Evening Programme, Professor Dr Abuzar Wajidi said that the university would entertain the students who are waiting for their results. "There are some requirements that must be fulfilled. If we find the record(s) of any applicant in a tabulation department, then we would offer him a conditional admission after verifying his credentials," Dr Wajidi assured. However, he refused to comment as to why the results were delayed.Your Comments
National conference at KU on 11th
Karachi: Department of Library and Information Science, University of Karachi, is organising a national conference on "Culture and Intellectual Heritage of Pakistan" on June 11 and 12 in the university's arts auditorium.The conference would be held in collaboration with the Pakistan Library Association. Research papers of library and information science scholars would be presented on this occasion, Chairperson, Department of Library and Information Science, Professor Malahat Kaleem Sherwani said on Monday.
KU, Omani university sign MoU
Karachi: The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman, on Monday.
The MoU has been inked to expand contribution in academics and research between both countries. An official of the ICCBS said that Director, ICCBS, Professor Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, on the behalf of the centre, and the Vice-Chancellor of the SQU, Dr Ali Bin Soud Al-Bimani signed the MoU.
Dr Choudhary said that the basic objective of the agreement was to initiate and promote scientific cooperation and academic exchange in the field of marine and agriculture sciences between both institutions.
"It was agreed that both institutions would encourage exchange of faculty members visits with the purpose of engaging in research, lecturing and conducting seminars," he added. As per the MoU, SQU and ICCBS will encourage on-going collaboration in the said scientific fields.
There will be exchange of professionals between ICCBS and SQU during said period, he added. The MoU will remain valid for a period of three years after the date of signing.
FUUAST exam form submission dates
Karachi: Candidates BA, B.Com (Part I, II) and MA current (Part I, II), including students of Madressahs aspiring to appear in the said examinations, can submit examination forms for the annual examinations 2009 with a late fee of Rs200 from June 8 to 15. This was announced by Controller of Examinations Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) Professor Waqar ul Haq announced in a press release on Monday. He also said that Rs300 would be collected to the candidates who would submit exam forms from June 16 to 23, and Rs500 would be charged from June 25 to July 25. The news
Intermediate exams to be held as per schedule
Karachi: Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) Chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai has notified that the examinations for the year 2010 would commence from June 8 according to the original schedule announced by the board. He also notified that the papers scheduled on June 4 and 7 that were postponed due to the weather conditions would now be held on June 28 and 29 respectively at the centres already announced. ppi