KU announces MA Economics 2009 results
Karachi, March 21: The Examinations Department, University of Karachi, has declared on Saturday the result of MA Economics (Previous) External Annual Examination 2009. As per the result statistics, 6,107 candidates were registered while 5,380 appeared in the examination, out of which 1,039 passed it. The pass percentage remained 19.31. Meanwhile, the university also announced that paper of BCom External Annual Examination 2010, which was earlier scheduled to be held on March 11, will now be held on Sunday (today). Daily times
KU opens admissions for PhD, MS programmes
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) has opened admissions for PhD, MS and MD programmes, and the final date for submission of entry application forms is March 31.
Candidates holding Masters degrees or four-year BS degrees with at least second division are eligible to apply, the registrar said on Sunday.
The prospectus and entry test form could be downloaded from the official KU website (www.uok.edu.pk) after payment of Rs1,000.
Successful candidates may collect their admit cards from April 15 to 30 from the concerned departments, centres and institutions, he added. Entry test will be held on May 1 at 10am.
1,044 degrees conferred in SSUET convocation
Karachi: Chancellor Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Engr. Z.A Nizami said that the SSUET graduates were accepted for higher studies by all the leading universities of the world, in the job market, adding "Our graduates are in great demand and many of them are now holding key positions in prestigious national and multinational organisations in Pakistan and abroad".
He was addressing the 14th Annual Convocation of SSUET on Saturday at the varsity campus, in which almost 1,044 degrees of BS and Masters awarded to the passed out students belonging to different departments of the varsity including Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Computer Science.
He said that the varsity, in its endeavour to provide better amenities to the students and the community, had acquired 200 acres of additional land in the Education City at link road of Super Highway and National Highway to construct new campus of the varsity which would be a model project and would have the first I.T Park in Pakistan.
The chancellor informed that the varsity has been placed in "W" category, the highest ranking, by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. He said that the varsity grants scholarships and financial assistance to the deserving students on need-cum-merit basis.
The available amount for scholarships has been increasing every year and is unmatched by any other varsity, he said. Nizami said that the varsity had the fund of 40 million rupees in the current fiscal year for financial support and scholarships to the students. He appreciated the passed out students and hoped that they would play their due role for the development of the country in future.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Saiyid Nazir Ahmed said that over the short period of 17 years the varsity had fully acquired the capability of offering six Bachelor's Degree, five Master's Degree and two PhD programmes.
He said that the varsity budget had risen from Rs17.22 million to Rs676.71 million, adding over the 17 years period the SSUET had spent Rs185.333 million on buildings and Rs186.348 million on lab equipment.
The VC said that at present 22 PhDs as faculty members in the various departments while as many as 15 faculty members were pursuing PhD degree from this university. The SSUET supported its Alumni in their career planning and placement for instance out of 7,659 graduates up till the year 2010, 5,555 graduates had been employed, he said.
At the end Chancellor SSUET presented gold medals to the nine position holder students of different departments.
Registrar SSUET, Shah Mahmood H. Syed, Deans of different faculties, teachers, parents and other varsity staff were present.
School associations to protest BSEK's mock exam
Karachi: The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of private and government schools' associations has announced to stage a demonstration against some decisions of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) on Monday (today) at the Karachi Press Club (KPC).
The committee is not happy with the Board's decisions of conducting mock examinations and accommodating two candidates on a single bench during the annual examinations due in mid-April, a JAC spokesperson said.
The Private Schools Management Association, Private Schools Managing Associations, Islami Nizamat-e-Taleem, Private and Government United Education Forum, Lyari Foundation, All Private Schools' Welfare Association and Organisation for Private School Management are part of the JAC. "The JAC believes such decisions are harmful for candidates," he added.
Education Dept staffers continue hunger strike
Karachi: The token hunger strike of members of the lower staff of the education against the failure of the provincial government to solve their problems continued on the second consecutive day on Saturday.
More than 100 staffers, including watchmen, peons and gardeners - who are protesting against the non-regularisation of their contract jobs - observed strike in front of the Karachi Press Club (KPC).
President of the All Sindh Education Department Lower Staff Association (ASEDLS), Darya Khan Jamali, while addressing a press conference at the KPC, said that the government should regularise their jobs and restore the son-quota in jobs, adding that the government should give timescale to the lower staff.
He said that the Sindh government had assured them on March 1 to issue notification for regularising 7,187 lower staff of the Sindh education department within three days, but nothing happened after that.
Khan demanded of the Chief Minister Sindh and Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Department Pir Mazharul Haq to resolve the lower staff's problems immediately and issue the notification regarding regularizing their jobs. He warned that the lower staff would march from the KPC to the CM House on 21 March if the government failed to issue the notification within two days. The news