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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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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