Karachi University BCom Part-II result 2012
BCom Part-II results announced
Karachi, June 04: The controller of examinations, University of Karachi, on Sunday announced
the results of BCom Part-II (Regular) annual examination 2011.
Altaf of the Shaheed-e-Millat Government Degree College for Women
(Azizabad) clinched the overall first position, securing 848 marks out
of a total of 1,100.
Sehar Muneer of DA (DHA, Phase-VIII)
College for Women secured the second position (843 marks) while
Munazzah Panawala of the same college got third position (841 marks),
according to the gazette.
At least 24,010 candidates were registered, but 22,906 appeared in the exams, the controller said.
per the gazette, 1,170 candidates secrured first division, 3,768
second division while just four candidates were declared successful with
The overall pass percentage was 21.58 per
cent, and 17,694 students failed to clear their exams, the controller
of examinations, KU, further said.
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KU syndicate okays lecturers' appointment
Karachi: The Syndicate of the University of Karachi at a meeting decided to exempt
all those candidates applying for permenant faculty positions at the
university who had had PhD degress from appearing in the written tests
to be conducted by the National Testing Service as part of the selection
process. Such candidates would directly appear before the selection
All other candidates, however, would have to appear in the said test.
decisions will be applicable from publication of the new advertisement,
the Syndicate meeting, which was chaired by the Vice Chancellor of KU,
Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser, decided.
Prof Dr Farkhunda Burki
was nominated as the new chairperson of the Department of Geography for a
period of three years. Moreover, the members of the Syndicate
appreciated the vice-chancellor's efforts in resolving the issue of
chairpersons for the departments of General History and Islamic History.
KU Syndicate meeting also constituted a committee, with Abdul Haseeb
Khan as its convener, Prof Dr Nighat and Prof Dr Abuzar Wajidi, to look
into the matters relating to the Department of Islamic History.
committee, including Abdul Haseeb Khan (Convener), Prof Dr Nighat and
Prof Dr Iqbal Chaudhry, would investigate into matters relating to the
Department of General History.
In both the departments,
there was a rift between some senior faculty members who were against
the appointment and awarding extensions to senior professors as
chairpersons at these departments.
four-member committee has also been constituted to analyse the need of
appointing teaching assistants full time/ part time and adjunct
The Syndicate approved the adoption of Higher
Education Commission's Tenure Track Process Statutes and statutes
relating to Emeritus Professor (Grade 22).
decision will be applicable after publication of the new advertisement.
It has also been decided that a tender may be released to provide
transport service to KU students.
The matter of giving
equal PhD allowance to the teaching and non-teaching staff of KU was to
be taken up at the next meeting. The Syndicate meeting declared that
delay occurred due to some legal complications.
to the minutes of the meeting, in order to bring improvement to the
academic processes of the university, it was decided that faculty wise
meeting of chairpersons would be called on monthly basis, minutes of
which would be sent to the VC of KU.
Along with this, a
departmental meeting of faculty members would be called by the
chairpersons, the minutes of which would be submitted to the office of
the respective deans, the meeting announced.
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KU conducts aero mycological study of Karachi environment
Karachi: Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD),
University of Karachi (KU) has conducted an aero mycological study to
monitor and analyse airborne fungal flora of the Karachi environment, a
spokesperson for the PCMD said on Sunday.
This is the
first research analysis conducted in Pakistan using Burkard's 7-Day
Recording Volumetric Spore Trap instrument. This study will be helpful
to physicians and allergists in devising appropriate treatment and
preventive methodologies for their asthma and allergy patients in the
metropolis, he said.
The study says, "Airborne fungal
spores are well-known to cause respiratory allergic diseases
particularly bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, rhino-conjunctivitis
and allergic broncho-pulmonary aspergillosis in both adults and children
especially in humid cities like Karachi".
the largest cosmopolitan city in Pakistan, with an estimated population
of 20 million people with favourable environmental conditions
(temperature, humidity, heat index, dew point, wind velocity, rain) for
The air that people breathe every day is
primarily composed of viable (micro organisms) and non-viable components
(dust particles and water vapours), Director International Centre for
Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), KU, Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal
Fungal spores are one of the most
prevalent viable components of airspora and are known to play an
important role in respiratory allergies, such as bronchial asthma and
allergic rhinitis as well as other diseases affecting the lungs and
Environmental fungal spores can also cause other
fatal diseases like toxic pneumonia, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and
even cancer, he said.
Asthma severity is shown to be
directly correlated with fungal exposure, and asthma-related mortalities
due to high levels of fungal spore are considered as important for
clinical correlation of such diseases. Overall, the prevalence of
respiratory allergies caused by fungi is known to be about 20–30 per
cent in atopic individuals, and up to six per cent in the general
population all over the world, Prof Dr Choudhary added.
to Prof Dr Choudhary, the study was part of a project conducted at PCMD
and ICCBS entitled "Allergy and Asthma in Pakistan: Regional Variation
and Impact of Aeroallergens" funded by the Higher Education Commission
(HEC) of Pakistan.
He said, "Tasneem Akhter, who recently took M.Phil in Molecular Medicine, is the author of the study.
work was done at the laboratory of Late Prof Dr M. Anwar Waqar who was
the main principal investigator and the project is now taken over by
Muhammad Ahmed Mesaik."
Overall, 113,244 spores were
recorded from the environment of Karachi, with the mean daily
concentration of 310 spores per cubic meter. In total, 60 different
types of fungal spores were collected from the environment, he said. The news
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FUUAST teachers slate appointment of retirees
Karachi: The appointments of retirees as teachers or professors at
Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology (FUUAST) is
putting financial burden on the university. This was revealed by the
FUUAST senate members in their protest against the alleged illegal
appointments in their university here on Saturday. They said that the
Vice Chancellor of university promised them that he would not appoint
any retiree or will not extend any contract but did not fulfill it. "The
VC extended the contracts of heavily paid employees, which was breaking
the varsity's financial backbone", they said.
Meanwhile, a group
of teachers also started campaigning against the retired teachers
saying that they (retired teachers) were interfering in the matters of
the varsity and were taking hefty paycheques after depriving many
meritorious teachers of their due right. Daily times
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No exam at DJ College on 8th: SPLA
Karachi: Sindh Professors & Lecturers Association
(SPLA) has contradicted a statement issued by the Karachi Commissioner
office that DJ College teachers have agreed to conduct the examinations
scheduled for June 4 and 8 at the centre.
In a statement issued here on Sunday, it clarified that during a
meeting between SPLA leaders and the Board of Intermediate Education
chairman, it was decided that the June 4 paper would be held at the DJ
College but the June 8 paper would be held in some other exam centre.
It said that college teachers during their meeting with the
commissioner had made no such promise. Rather the focus was on the issue
of the power supply disconnection at the DJ College and
other problems, it said, adding that unfortunately, the electricity issue remained unresolved.
The statement noted that as many as 43 colleges of the city remained
without power during the examination process, which was now coming to an
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Teachers mark Sunday as black day
Quetta: The All Government Teachers Association
(AGTA) observed 'black day' on Sunday in protest against the
non-acceptance of their demands.
The protest coincided with the prime minister's arrival in the provincial capital for a two-day visit. The protesting teachers said the government's indifference towards
their problems had put the lives of teachers on 'hunger strike unto
death' at risk.
They took out a procession and gathered at Bacha Khan chowk.
Speaking on the occasion, AGTA vice president Mujibullah Gharsheen
said the government would be held responsible if anything happened to
the 130 teachers on the hunger strike.
He said that if their demands were not met by Monday (today) they
would lock up all government and private schools in the province.
The teachers' demands are: investigation into Rs1 billion development
funds of the education department, postings of senior officers, implementation of teachers' quota and stoppage of deducting the conveyance allowance during vacations. Dawn
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