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BSc Part I Annual Exam 2011 result
Karachi, June 11: The University of Karachi (KU) on Saturday announced the result of BSc (Pass) Part I Annual Examinations 2011.
to statistics, a total of 2,051 candidates appeared in the exam and 677
of them were declared successful with a pass percentage of 33.01. The
announcement further stated that marks certificates were being issued.
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Bangladeshi delegation visits KU
Karachi: A 20-member delegation from Bangladesh visited the University of Karachi
(KU) for academic exchange of views, the KU spokesperson said on Sunday.
delegation comprised 19 students from the University of Dhaka, the
University of Chittagong, the Jahangirnagar University and the
University of Rajashahi and Professor Dr Abul Khair from the
Jahangirnagar University's Department of Botany.
visit was arranged by the Higher Education Commission,
Islamabad."Pakistan and Bangladesh enjoy good bilateral relations and
academic and research cooperation will be beneficial for the two
countries as they are both struggling to achieve success in all walks of
life," KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Qaiser told the
Later, the delegation visited an art exhibition
organised by the Department of Visual Studies, where KU Registrar
Professor Dr Nasiruddin Khan and Student Adviser Professor Dr Ansar
Rizwi interacted with the visitors.
The delegation also
visited the HEJ Research Institute, the Area Study Centre for Europe
(ASCE) and the Pakistan Study Centre.At the ASCE, the guests were
welcomed by its director, Professor Dr Moonis Ahmar, who informed them
about the activities carried out at his centre.
Dr Abul Khair briefed him about the activities in various Bangladeshi
universities and the socio-economic development of his country. At the
end of the visit, the ASCE director presented a shield and a set of the
centre's publications to the delegation.
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Students make the most of The News Education Expo on closing day
Karachi: The closing day of The News Education Expo 2012 attracted thousands of
students, teachers and parents to the Expo Centre here on Sunday.
two-day education fair, organised by the Jang Group to facilitate
students in realising their higher education dreams, focused on local
universities, but many foreign universities and consultancies also
participated in the annual event and got a good response.
a grand list of more than 70 local and international educational
institutions, the annual event provided students and their parents with
an opportunity to explore and make informed decisions about higher
A visiting student said, "It's a good assortment of higher education institutes for students from a country like Pakistan."
of the main attractions of the show – the fourth organised by the Jang
Group in as many years - was the universities participating from
Malaysia and Turkey. Students were seen clogging their stalls, seeking
information, as one consultant explained, "With an economy sliding
downward with every passing day, it's no wonder that people are choosing
comparatively cheaper options that provide internationally recognised
One also witnessed a good number of
tuition-providers of international professional qualifications like
ACCA, CIMA in the exhibition this year.
"Amid the rising
cost of higher education, students opt for professional programmes like
chartered accountancy, which are recognised the world over and the
fee-payment schedule is relatively easy compared to university
education, as students have to pay only for the paper they plan to take
in a particular session," said Suleman Khan, who was representing one of
the tuition providers at the exhibition.
completed my A-levels and now I want to go abroad for higher studies, so
I am here," said Tariq Aslam, a 19-year-old student, who wants to
pursue medicine as major. Aslam seemed torn between Russia and the
United States, as, he said, medical programmes in the US were ranked
among the best in the world but were prohibitively expensive and the
Russian degree was "decent compared to the fees they are asking".
the event helped students like Aslam decide on the range of
possibilities and make a decision that would eventually decide their
future in a major way. Tens of thousands of people had visited the Expo
Centre on the first day of the education expo, which was inaugurated by
Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq, the senior education minister of Sindh.
minister appreciated the Jang Group for organising the event, which, he
said, would help students choose good education institutions for higher
studies. The News Education Conference 2012 will be in held at the
Pak-China Friendship Centre in Islamabad on June 13 and 14 and in Lahore
on June 17 and 18. The news
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Plan to monitor power consumption in colleges
Karachi: Upset by hefty electricity bills and recent
disconnections, the Sindh Directorate of College Education has decided
to effectively monitor the electricity use in government colleges of
According to sources in the education department, a plan has been
prepared to ensure prompt payment of electricity bills at the college
level and request the principals of all colleges to take personal
interest in power conservation in order to save the faculty and students
from any inconvenience resulting from disconnection.
As an immediate measure, principals would be asked to maintain a log of day-to-day electricity consumption, a source said.
During the last two months, over 40 colleges including those where
intermediate examination centres were set up had been without
electricity due to prolonged suspension in the supply from the KESC.
"About 25 per cent of the city colleges are still doing without the
essential utility or using a connection hooked to that of a neighbouring
consumer or having a questionable arrangement," said a college teacher.
About 43 colleges whose power connection has been severed this year
had an allocated amount of Rs10.4 million which had to be increased to
about Rs28.160 million in view of their hefty electricity bills.
However, education officials are not satisfied with KESC claims. Against
an allocation of Rs55,000, a degree college in Keamari was required to
pay Rs843, 217; another college in the Metroville area with an
allocation of Rs288,000 was charged over Rs3.358 million; a college in
Razzakabad had to pay Rs442,685; a women's college was asked to pay
nearly Rs1.027 million and a girls college in Landhi was billed over
Rs1.115 million, it was learnt.
The KESC used to hand over colleges' power consumption bills on a
monthly basis to the directorate, which would pay them off on a
quarterly basis. As such, according to another college teacher, a
significant amount under the head of late payment surcharge adds to
Another source said that chances of wrong reading or power theft at
colleges could not be overlooked. Many colleges have one or more
canteens, book stalls, photocopy shops, etc functioning on their
premises and these private outlets consume electricity.
Most of the transactions related to their power consumption were not brought on record properly, said a teacher.
It was also pointed out that college grounds being used as wedding
lawns or an open space next to a government college might also be an
instance of illegal use of these institutions' power connection.
Director of Finance at the office of the Directorate General
Colleges, Sindh, Pervaiz Ali Shaikh informed that the directorate
had so far paid Rs37 million against colleges' electricity bills
relating to the current financial year while another amount of around
Rs7 million was left for the remaining period of the financial year. He
said that the restoration of electricity to many of the colleges had
been possible only after the provincial finance department special funds
were sanctioned for the purpose.
Speaking about the plan to request college principals to start
monitoring of power consumption or theft under their supervision, Mr
Shaikh said: "At the moment we do not have a system to challenge the
KESC bills and, as such, we need a complete and proper record of
electricity use which could help us ascertain the actual use in academic
activities and other purposes separately as well as detecting any fault
that causes unreasonable billing."
He said that corrective measures would be in place in a month or so
after an approval of the plan from the high-ups in the education
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No entry test fee
Karachi: Adviser to the Chief Minister on Special Education Imtiaz Shaikh has abolished
the entry test fee of Rs500 fixed by his department for appointments in
Grade 17.The adviser has asked all those candidates who deposited the
pay order of Rs500 to get it back on the day of the written test, while
those still applying for the posts should not send any pay order. The news
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