HSSC exams begin from 16th
Karachi, May 07: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Friday announced the date sheet of the annual examinations 2011.
According to the BIEK, the annual exams would be held in two phases. The first phase would start from May 16 and end on June 13 while the second phase from June 21 to July 11. More than 150,000 candidates would appear in the first phase of the annual examination, said the BIEK.
As much as 145,697 candidates of Science and Commerce (Regular) Groups were enrolled for the exams while there was a possibility of more students submitting their forms before the new deadline, the Chairman of the BIEK, Anwar Ahmed Zai, said.
The BIEK has decided to give another chance to those students who failed to submit their examination forms earlier. However, this would be the last opportunity for such candidates, and no further extension would be offered in this regard, he said.
The board had been expecting to receive the examination forms along with a late fee of Rs1,500 from May 9 to 12 from those who had missed submitting their forms earlier. The BIEK believed that a large number of students would avail this opportunity. The board would establish special counters for receiving the new forms.
Furthermore, the board had decided to establish faculty-wise booths to facilitate the candidates, he further said. There will be a morning and an afternoon shift on May 16. Class XII Science Group candidates would appear in the exams in the morning shift while the candidates of Class XII Commerce Group (Regular) in the afternoon shift, Zai told the media.
Similarly, the candidates of Class XI would appear in the exams on May 17 in two shifts as per their groups, he said. Meanwhile, the exams which are to be held in the second phase would be held in the afternoon shift only.
The candidates of Arts (Private and Regular) and Commerce (Private) Group would appear in the exams during this phase, he said. There would be 90 examination centres in the first phase, 47 for boys and 43 for girls. The board would be dispatching admit cards from May 9.Your Comments
KU announces MS, MPhil entrance test schedule
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) on Friday announced the entrance test schedule for MS/M Phil programmes.
The KU MS/M.Phil entrance test will be held on Sunday (tomorrow) at 10:00am to 12:00 noon in the respective departments/centres/institutes. The candidates are required to report at 9:30am at their respective departments/centres/institutes along with their admit cards and original CNIC. However, the candidates of M.S. (Surgery)/M.D. (Medicine) are required to report at the Arts Auditorium, Faculty of Arts, University of Karachi.
No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall without their admit cards and original CNIC. In response to the advertisement 3,393 applicants applied against 430 available seats for M.S./ M.Phil/ Ph.D/ MS(Surgery)/ MD(Medicine) in different departments/centres/institutes.
The KU entrance test for Ph.D. in law will be held on May 15 at 10:00am in the Arts Auditorium. Candidates are required to collect their admit cards from May 10 to 14 from the BASR Section, Room No 20, first floor, Administration Block, University of Karachi.
The list of students clearing the KU entrance test will be displayed on the web site and departmental notice board on May 10. However, interviews of successful candidates by the departmental research committees will be held from May 16 to May 20. Final merit list of the successful candidates will be displayed on the official web site and departmental notice board on May 30.
The selected candidates for provisional admission will submit their fee along with testimonials to the BASR Section from June 2 to June 10. Teaching of MS courses will start from July 15.
Meanwhile, the University of Karachi declared the result of B.Ed. Second Year Annual Examination 2010.
According to the result, 207 candidates were registered and all appeared in the examination. No candidate passed in the A-1 grade, 11 passed in A grade, 105 in B grade and 12 in C grade. The pass percentage was 61.84.
Enrolment in Sindh universities has increased: Ebad
Karachi: Enrolment in the universities of Sindh has increased considerably during the past several years, claimed Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan on Friday.
Ebad, who is also the chancellor of public-sector universities in the province, added that there had also been an improvement in the research and teaching infrastructure, according to a press release issued from the Governor's House.
He said that the faculty and students should utilise these facilities for the promotion of education and research activities. The governor also stressed that the academic atmosphere at the campuses should also be made conducive for the acquisition of knowledge.
Meanwhile, he also performed the inauguration of buildings of three departments at the NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi. The buildings were of the Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Department of Polymer and Petrochemical Engineering and of the Department of Chemical Engineering. Ebad said that maintaining the law and order situation and promoting education were two top priority issues for the government. The news
KMDC students plan to embark on well being of resourceless
Karachi: Help of Patients in Exigency by Students (HOPES), an NGO comprising students of Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC), plans to hold series of public welfare schemes. HOPES Coordinator Dr Danish Bawa on Friday said series of activities are being chalked out, including fun fiesta, for the rehabilitation of the flood victims. He said HOPES has not only planned to establish schools and colleges but also look after these institutions in future so that good standard of education could be ensured. Dr Bawa said KMDC under-graduates along with the graduates of the college are committed towards alleviation of human suffering and had been working for this mission since 1995. app
'Education City to be built on 8,921 acres'
Karachi: The Sindh government has earmarked an area of 8,921 acres for establishing an Education City. The core elements of the project are local educational and health institutions that will provide solution to Pakistan's challenge of higher education and will bring investment in the sector, said Adviser to Chief Minister on Investments Muhammad Zubair Motiwala at a high level meeting on Friday.
He said that the project would be managed by an independent authority, which would oversee the overall management and development of the Education City. In this regard, the process of release of funds and establishment of regulatory framework is underway. The steps to secure the land first by conducting topographic survey and subsequently by erecting a boundary wall, elevated towers are part of the first phase. The finance department has already been requested for the release of funds.
Motiwala was also informed that the Sindh government had planned to build an IT Media City in the Education City over an area of 200 acres with an estimated cost of Rs50 billion. The completion of the city will provide jobs to 300,000 people.
DG Sindh Board of Investment Mohammad Younus Dagha informed the meeting that power supply and distribution, roads, water supply, security, hospitals, allied infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities already existed and work in this regard is in progress. He said that completion of the project would enable the country to save over one billion dollars in foreign exchange per annum. The news