DCET students protested against the forced sacking of college principal
Karachi, Mar 17: Hundreds of students and non-teaching staff from the Dawood College of Engineering and Technology (DCET), on the call of the Talba Action Committee, staged a protest demonstration on Monday against the forced sacking of college principal Dr M Naseem.
The students boycotted classes and ongoing midterm examinations and staged a sit-in at M.A Jinnah Road. They chanted slogans against the federal education minister and for the reinstatement of the principal. They also set fire to the suspension notification.
Talba Action Committee leaders rejected the suspension of the college principal and termed it illegal. They asserted that DCET was a federal institution and only the President of Pakistan had the power to suspend the principal, while the notification was issued by the federal education department. They also rejected the proposed appointment of grade-18 engineer as the principal and said that the decision was taken by neglecting many senior teachers of the college, adding the federal minister wanted to appoint a principal on the basis of favouritism. They demanded the immediate withdrawal of the suspension notification of DCET Principal.Your Comments
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KU Campus Radio to start morning transmission today
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) Campus Radio will launch its morning transmission today, a press release issued here on Monday said.
KU Vice Chancellor Pirzada Qasim will inaugurate the service, which is being launched on the occasion of the first anniversary of KU Radio. The morning service would be from 11 am to 12 am every day, while the afternoon broadcast from 3 pm to 4 pm would continue as per routine.
Students of Mass Communication Department, under the supervision of Dr Mehmood Ghaznavi, have finalised a five-hour radio programme to be transmitted on the occasion of the first anniversary of the KU Radio. The programme contains interviews, general knowledge and entertainment programmes.
The KU Radio has also inked an agreement with German Radio to broadcast its programmes. According to Dr Ghaznavi, 80 per cent of Campus Radio programmes will be prepared by students of the department, while remaining 20 per cent would be arranged by foreign radio stations.
City School students take their bows amidst fanfare
Karachi: The City School Senior Girls Branch, Gulshan-e-Iqbal held their annual function 2009 titled 'Budding Knack' on March 5. During the function, members of the English Literary Association along with their teachers acted out various English plays and skits.
'Holka Polka', a 50-minute-long play, revolved around the fight between the good and the evil. The script included unconventional characters, such as helpful witches, friendly wolf and ever generous wizards on one hand, and a cunning fairy godmother, plotting fairy godfather and wicked fairies on the other.
The show also featured English satires and Urdu literature, featuring the English play 'The General Hospital' performed by the students of Sr-II-N and Sr-I-S, and 'Dastak' by Mirza Adeeb which was presented by the students of Sr-I under the guidance of Tanveer Misbah.
A ten-minute skit titled 'Cinderella' showed the character in a mean and selfish light. Meanwhile, students from Sr-I and II performed 'Talash' and 'Devdas' – two light hearted Urdu skits under the guidance of Shaiza Amir. The function also featured songs, which the audience appreciated. The News
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SALU to award MPhil, PhD degrees
Khairpur: The 9th meeting of academic council of the Shah Abdul Latif University presided over by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nilofer Shaikh was held here on Monday. The meeting decided to award nine MPhil and nine PhD degrees to students. MPhil and PhD courses were also presented before the Academic Council.
UK researcher keen to work with SU scholars
Hyderabad: A UK toxicologist has shown keen interest in providing relief to the people of backward areas from snake bite cases.
Prof Ian D. Simpson, working as an adviser to the Pakistan Medical Research Council and technical adviser to the Sindh government on anti-snake vaccine, is desirous of working jointly with scholars of departments of zoology, physiology, biochemistry and biochemistry of the University of Sindh.
He expressed these feeling during a meeting with the SU Vice Chancellor Mazharul Haq Siddiqui on Monday. He said that his visit was aimed at initiating research work on snakes and their identification as there was a great scope of snake identification for which a laboratory would also be established.
Mazharul Haq Siddiqui briefed him about the research facilities and contribution of researchers. He offered to provide some basic research papers conducted by a physiology academic.
He said that the initiative taken by the UK researchers would benefit the people of Sindh.
Dr Naeemullah Qureshi Project Director of Serology Laboratories in Sindh, and Dr M. Suleman Shaikh Advisor Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) University of Sindh also attended the meeting. Dawn
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