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HEC upgrades SSUET category
Karachi, May 06, 2008: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has upgraded the category of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology from "B" to "A" after it received recommendations from an inspection committee.

The university has made tremendous progress in various fields and its financial strength has increased from a required Rs 200 million to Rs 1300.38 million. It includes a working capital of Rs 740.114 million against the required Rs 50 million, financial endowment of Rs 260 million against the standard Rs 50 million and tangible assets of Rs 560.266 million as against a normal of Rs 100 million.

The university has 244 full-time teachers and 15 professors and associate professors with PhD degrees. It subscribes to 38 journals and has 50,200 textbooks and 16,000 reference books from major international publishers in the relevant fields. It has 10 computer, 18 electronic, 15 bio-medical and 10 civil engineering laboratories. The university has a policy to provide scholarships to 10 percent of its students but, at present 41.3 percent students are receiving this benefit. App

KU convocation deadline 10th
Karachi: The University of Karachi extended on Monday the last deadline for the submission of registration forms and fees for the annual convocation to May 10. The aspiring candidates who have passed their Bachelors (Hons), BS, B Pharmacy, Masters and M Pharm in 2007 and those awarded MS, MD, MPhil, PhD, D.Litt and DSc degrees in 2007 and onward must contact the convocation camp office, located near Silver Jubilee Gate. Ppi

Sindh University M.Sc Exam results
Hyderabad: The controller of examinations, University of Sindh announced result of M.Sc (previous and final) post-graduate (college side) annual examination 2006 on Monday. The controller has also announced the result of LLM (Final) annual examination 2006. Dawn

BSEK calls meeting for SSC practical exams
Karachi: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) announced the schedule of the meetings of the head examiners, additional head examiners, deputy head examiners and external examiners of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) practical annual examination 2008 on Monday. According to a notification, the meeting for the Physics practical will be held on May 7 at 11.00 am, Chemistry practical on May 8 at 11.00 am, Computer Studies on May 9 at 10.00 am and Biology practical on May 10 at 11.00 am. The meeting will be held in the board's conference room. The SSC annual practical examination 2008 will commence from May 15. The News

BIEK wants no outsiders at exam centres
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi, (BIEK) has sought imposition of Section 144 at educational institutions to ban entry of unconcerned people at the examination centres being set up in connection with the Intermediate annual examinations, beginning on May 13.

BIEK chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai said on Monday that the board had written letters to the home department, the city Nazim, the CCOP and town police officers, requesting them to take measures to facilitate the holding of examinations in a peaceful atmosphere.

He said around 200,000 candidates were appearing in the HSC Part-I and II (science, home economics, commerce and humanities) annual examinations, and 208 centres had been set up at government colleges and higher secondary schools.

The BIEK has also requested that business relating to photostat in the vicinity of examination centres should also remain suspended during examination timings.

About setting up of vigilance committees, BIE officials said the entire process of setting up of such committees would be completed by May 10.

SCIENCE GROUP: HSC Part-I and II (pre-engineering, pre-medical) and general science (computer) and home economics group annual examinations-2008 would begin on May 13 on alternate days between 9 am and 12 noon at 89 centers.

COMMERCE: HSC Part-I and II (Commerce) group annual exams for both regular and private candidates would commence on May 17 on alternate days between 2pm and 5pm.

In all, 72,133 candidates have registered themselves for the examination, and 78 centers have been set up.

HUMANITIES: HSC humanities group annual examination would be held in the second phase of the examinations, scheduled to start from June 10. In all, 36,126 candidates have registered themselves for the exam. Dawn

DJ College teachers rejects construction of edu complex
Karachi: The faculty members of the Sindh DJ Government Science College, Karachi have expressed serious concern over the decision of the Education and Literacy Department, government of Sindh, regarding handing over a part of DJ College sports ground to the Works Department of the city government.

Around 50 teachers of the college, in a meeting, passed a resolution against Sindh government's decision on Monday. The meeting was of the view that the DJ College is the only college of the city, which has facility of sports ground.

The education department has shown its interest to change the status of the ground and construct an education complex.

In past, same efforts were made by the department by using different names but failed to materialise due to continuous resistance of students and the teachers' community.

Recently, during the tenure of the former caretaker education minister Shujaat Baig, the education department again tried to take over the ground, but due to unrest among the college students, Baig annulled whole plan.

Some authorities in the education department are continuously pressurising the college principal to finalise the handing over of the sports ground to the city government.

The decision shall deprive the students of sports facilities. Students are already an acute shortage of grounds and indoor sports facilities in the city. The meeting rejected the official move of the education department and demanded for the cancellation of the order.

The college is more than 120 years old and any move that disturbs its status or deprives of its facilities is strongly condemned.

In an official letter written to the college principal issued on April 30, 2008, Sindh government Director (Inspection) Prof Arshad Jamal has said the education department has approved ADP scheme No 1086 for the construction of an education complex at DJ sports ground.

He advised the principal to hand over the plot allocated for the establishment of offices of the education department officers immediately, so that construction work can be started.

However, in response of the said letter, the college principal said that the col1ege had handed over the marked area of the sports ground (195' x 135') to DO Education Works-I, W&S Department CDGK, on May 2, 2008. In the same letter, he informed the director inspection about several reservations of the college administration.

Some of them are as follows: The marked area had been earmarked for development of a volley ball court.

The college has never been consulted/informed before the finalisation/approval of the scheme for the construction of education complex.

The college has not been informed, till date, about the details of the plan, which has created a lot of apprehensions about the fate of the remaining ground.

Apparently there is no proper approach for vehicles to the proposed educational complex from the adjoining areas and it seems that the remaining ground will be utilised for that purpose.

Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) Central President Prof Riaz Ahsan said that the teachers community condemned the illegal construction work.

He said, "Sports activities at colleges' level have nearly been vanished, but the DJ College is the only college of the city where the play ground is being used for healthy sports activities."

Ahsan alleged that the former Sindh chief minister and the former education secretary were endeavouring to provide an opportunity to land mafia on huge commission to occupy the said land with a name of education complex.

He termed the attempt of the education department as a plot to eliminate the healthy sports activities from the city, and said the college teachers and students had serious concern over the issue. The Nation



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