BCom (External) Annual Examinations from 5th
Karachi, Mar 02: The Annual Examination for BCom (External) Part I and II and both parts will commence from March 5. University of Karachi (KU) Controller of Examinations announced this on Tuesday. He said that all the examinations would be held from 2pm to 5pm and on Fridays from 3pm to 5pm. A total of 16,928 candidates will appear in the examination, which includes 10,969 male candidates and 5,959 female candidates (Part I, II and both parts). The KU has set up 24 centres for the male candidates in various departments of the university whereas 12 centres have been established for female candidates in the colleges of the city. app
KUTS warns KU of movement against administration
Karachi: The Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS) has asked the Vice-Chancellor (VC))University of Karachi (KU), to rescind the decisions adopted in the recently held Syndicate meeting or the teachers will initiate a movement against the administration from Wednesday.
The President, KUTS, Dr Abid Hasnain said that he met the VC Prof Pirzada Qasim on Tuesday and told him (the VC) that the KU Syndicate held on February 17 was against the code of the university as the tenure of six members of the Syndicate has expired and that includes a Professor who is retired.
According to Dr Hasnain, the sanctity of the university had been affected by the hasty issuance of the letters to various faculty members. The letters were issued in haste even before the confirmation of the minutes of the meeting. The letters were issued for the appointment of an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry who had applied for the job in 2006. "It is a dubious decision, first of its kind in the history of the university", Dr Hasnain remarked.
Another letter has been sent to an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology elevating her from fourth position to second position in seniority. The university has also begun the appointments and transfers of the teachers which is also the violation of the university code.
Dr Hasnain has also talked to the Registrar Prof Kaleem Raza Khan and reminded him that he (the Registrar) was the custodian of the university code and should inform the VC if the latter was unaware of it. According to Dr Hasnain the Registrar will also be in the firing line if he does not fulfill his obligations. The Secretary, KUTS, Dr Shakeel Farooqui, when asked about the decision of the KUTS ,said: "No such decision was taken in the recently held executive council meeting of KUTS". The news
IBCC approves 10 additional marks for scouts
Karachi: A two-day meeting of the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), comprising chairmen of all examination boards across the country, including Azad Kashmir, was held here on Tuesday at a local hotel.
IBCC Chairman Professor Anwar Ahmed Zai, who is also the chairman Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi presided over the meeting.
The IBCC meeting discussed a number of issues relating to additional marks and marks equivalency matters.
IBCC chairman said that the members of IBCC approved to give 10 additional marks to the scouts. It was also decided that IBCC will write a letter to the Pakistan Scouts Association (PSA) to provide details regarding the syllabus and pattern adopted by the PSA. President Asif Ali Zardari had recommended this idea to motivate young scouts, he said.
Moreover, the IBCC has refused the application of Allama Iqbal Open University, which applied for the equivalency for their I-Commerce course. The IBCC could not give any discriminatory decision. The committee of the IBCC would ask the university to give justifiable reasons in this regard, Zai added.
He said the IBCC would also publish its decisions taken during the last 10 years in a document. It would be helpful information for parents, students and institutions.
According to the IBCC chairman, the members would consider the marks equivalency matter of 'A' and 'O' levels today (Wednesday). The IBCC is also expected to discuss other issues during the second day of the meeting. ppi
Lasbela University graduates demand jobs
Quetta: Under the auspices of DVM Graduates Action Committee, graduates of Lasbela University staged demonstration for resolution of their problem of unemployment.
In a statement issued here on Tuesday, the participants of the demonstration alleged that hindrances were being created in provision of jobs to first batch of graduates of marine sciences who received degree from the Lasbela University.
They recalled that Balochistan Public Service Commission had advertised BPS-17 posts of veterinary officers on November 29 last year but applications for the job submitted by the Lasbela University graduates were rejected on the pretext that the Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council had not attested the degrees. The protesters demanded the government to take practical steps for provide them jobs. The news