Karachi University convocation 2011

KU convocation
Karachi, May 28: Registrar, University of Karachi (KU) Prof. Muhammad Kaleem Raza Khan has issued notification regarding annual convocation that is expected to be held in September 2011 and asked the prospective graduates from the semester system to get them registered for the same.

The university will confer degrees to the students who have passed Bachelors (Honours), B.S., PharmD-D, Masters and M.Pharm in the academic year 2009 and 2010.

The degrees will also be conferred on those who have obtained their M.S./M.D./M.Phil/Ph.D./D.Litt./D.Sc. in the year 2009, 2010 and onwards. Medals and merit certificates will also be awarded to the position holders of various departments (where available).

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BIEK rejects exam forms of 23 students for submitting fake documents
Karachi: Chairman Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) Anwar Ahmed Zai announced on Friday that the examination forms of 23 candidates appearing in the annual examinations have been cancelled for submitting tampered and forged documents.

The committee of the Board, chaired by Zai, found that some students have submitted forged documents, particularly secondary school certificates, to get admission to different colleges of the city.

Zai said that there were several cases in which the students tampered their original marks to get admission to reputatble colleges. The candidates have tried to hide their original marks by exaggerating the scores in several subjects, he said.

Most of the cases concern the Board of Secondary Education Karachi, he added. The Board have cancelled the registration and enrolment of the candidates who have used forged documents, whereas they are no more eligible to appear in the examinations of the BIEK, Zai said.

He mentioned that the students who have tempered their documents are not allowed to sit in the exams this year. However, they might get admission in the colleges next year according to their original mark sheet. But, it would depend upon the authority concerned whether they allow these students to appear in the colleges or not, he added.

The BIEK chairman elaborated that if the authority concerned allowed such students (tempered case) to get admissions in public or private colleges or higher secondary schools, then they could appear in the annual examinations next year. Otherwise, their careers are also ruined.

Zai added "These students have committed a crime for which they would have to pay a price." The committee had conducted a meeting on Friday to review the matter. All documents were sent to the relevant boards to verify the documents submitted by the candidates appearing in the annual exams. Once the BIEK received verifications from other boards and departments then the committee will take action against them, he said.

At least three students of Pre-Medical Group, seven candidates of Pre-Engineering, 11 of Commerce Group and two candidates of Arts Groups tempered their original mark sheets, Zai further said.

Furthermore, the Board have referred the matter to the relevent colleges and also issued a list of candidates who have used forged documents or tempered certificates, chairman BIEK Zai added.

The candidates whose admissions were cancelled included Ramshah Usman of Abdulalh Government College, Mohammad Kazim Sheikh of Government Boys College Korangi, Mohammad Owais Aslam of Shah Commerce College, Urooj Fatima of Government Girls College 11-I, Darakhshah Khan of Ideal Degree College, Farhat Mohammad Fawad of Khatoon-e-Pakistan College, Syeda Sana Shuja of Government College Sharah-e-Liaqat, Quratualain of Government College for Women Saudabad, Syed Ali Husain Jafari of Adamji Government Science College, Moni Noor and Inamur Rehman of NCR College of Emerging Technology, Raza Jahangeer of Government Degree Science and Commerce College Landhi, Salman Saleem and Mohammad Zakir Waheed of Government Premier College No 2, Mohammad Shayan of Bahria College MT Khan Road, Subhan of CAMS College, Zohara Salaman Chema of Bahria Foundation College Gulshan, Farhah Naz of DA Degree College Defense phase VIII, Raheel of Mehran College Science and Technology, Mohammad Umer Ahmed of Racnorse College, Shah Zaib Bawani of Creek College of Korangi, Waleed Khan of Ali Inter College Shah Faisal No 3 and Ishrat Fatima of Government Girls Higher Secondary School PAF. The news

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1st convocation of Gilgit Girls College
Gilgit: Women can excel in any field provided they are resolute and committed.

This was stated by the Vice-Chancellor, Karakuram International University, Dr Najma Najam, while addressing first convocation of Degree College for Women, Gilgit here on Friday.

She told a gathering of students, parents, notables and officials that education could bring a big change in life and build up a strong personality capable of dealing with challenges.

"Coming from a developed part and serving in a backward area for a woman like me was quit difficult but I took it as a challenge and did it efficiently", said Dr Najma.

She congratulated those conferred upon degrees and said they had been included among those Pakistani women who had obtained higher education.

Dr Najma said the degree holders should prepare themselves for future and perform efficiently in the field they chose for themselves.

She paid rich tribute to mothers for enabling their daughters to get higher education. She stated the students were role model for others who should be motivated how to face the challenges.

Principal Degree College, Uzam Shehnaz, shed light on the history of the college and said it was established in 1974 when the then prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto visited the area.

She recalled that the college was first started in a single room with 15 students and 7 teachers. She said the college played instrumental role in promoting education among the area women. Later, 90 students were conferred upon degrees of BA and BSc.

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UoP tells affiliated institutes: No compromise on assessment criteria
Peshawar: Participants of a meeting held at the University of Peshawar on Friday demanded a standardised BS degree programme for all the affiliated institutes of the universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The meeting chaired by Vice-Chancellor, UoP, Dr Azmat Hayat, also decided not to compromise on the assessment criteria already agreed upon with the affiliated institutes, according to a press release.

Assistant Registrar, Affiliations, Gohar Rehman, said the BS degree programme was started in September last year in three of the affiliated colleges of the UoP.

Mr Rehman said affiliation had been granted in BS programme semester system under 40:60 ratio as agreed in the earlier meetings held between officials of the University of Peshawar and the Higher Education Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Under the agreed upon mechanism 40 per cent assessment in each subject was to be carried out by the respective teacher of the college while the remaining 60 per cent assessment by the University of Peshawar.

However, later on, a demand for 100 per cent assessment in all the subjects by the concerned teachers of the affiliated colleges was put forth, which meant that the University of Peshawar would have zero per cent role in the assessment of the students to whom it was awarding the degree.

The meeting unanimously decided that such a demand being contradictory to the earlier agreed upon mechanism was not acceptable. Dawn

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