Quaid-e-Azam University need-based scholarships

QAU Alumni Association awards 15 scholarships
Islamabad, May 04: Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) Alumni Association has awarded fifteen need-based scholarships for the students of QAU.

These scholarships would be additional to already awarded fourteen scholarships, which can be availed by the present students of QAU belonging to remote areas of the country in the fields of social and natural sciences.

QAU Alumni Association Secretary General Murtaza Noor informed that the scholarships have been offered to the enrolled students belonging to different parts of the country.

The QAUsenior alumni members have donated these scholarships and the scholarship amount would help the deserving students over the tuition fee, hostel and mess charges. He believed that these scholarships would be greatly helpful in continuation of the studies of the scholarship holder students and would also enable them to solely concentrate their studies. He also appealed to the alumni members to support more students in bearing their studies expenses.

Vice Chancellor QAU Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai appreciated the efforts and gesture of the alumni association for extending support to students of the University. He believed that both organizations would continue to work together for the benefit of the students of their alma mater.

These scholarships are being awarded after signing MoU between Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad and Quaid-i-Azam University Alumni Association through which both the organizations have agreed to extend cooperation for the benefit of the present and old students of QAU.

Through this MOU it was decided that QAU Alumni Association would offer certain need-based scholarships to the students of QAU. QAU Islamabad would establish a separate head for these offered scholarships as on the pattern on Dr. Raziud Din Siddiqui Scholarship Programme.

QAU Alumni Association would also financially support any student who gets education at QAU from remote areas of Pakistan. QAU Alumni Association would also assist the students of QAU in career counseling and job placement. Both the organizations would stay in touch with another to undertake different welfare programme for the benefit of present and former students of QAU Islamabad. Daily times

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IIUI team wins 'Case Study' competition
Islamabad: The students of Faculty of Management Sciences, Female Campus, International Islamic University (IIUI), won first position in the 'Case Study' Competition of CASE SPARK 2011.

The two-day competition was organised by the CASE Business School. Two teams of Faculty of Management Sciences comprising two female students participated from the IIUI. The team that included Mehr un Nisa and Sana Sultan of FMS-IIUI won first prize in the Case Study contest.

The CASE School of Business conducted two business related contests in which students from a large number of universities participated. One contest was of case studies competition whereas the other was of Business Plan competition.

For the Case Study contest, all teams were asked to solve a case study. Two and half hour were given to the students for preparation. Following that, the participants were taken to the conference room and mentors started the debate by taking input from the teams regarding the assigned case study.

The jury concluded the results based on the interaction of the teams, ability to comprehend the case and performance in the question answer session. Teams from IIUI, Bahria University, CASE, COMSATS and NUST qualified for the second round.

On the next day, the qualified teams were again given a different case study. All participants were given one and a half hour.

There was a new panel of judges and the participants were rated according to the same criteria as before.

The team from the Faculty of Management Sciences secured the first position and won a prize money of Rs50,000 in the Case Study contest. The teams from Bahria University won the second position whereas the CASE team won the third position.

In CASE Business plan competition, 27 teams from different universities of Pakistan including those from NUST, IIUI, MAJU, SZABIST, Bahria, CASE, FAST and Fatima Jinnah Women University participated. FAST qualified for the first position and NUST secured the second position.

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FG Margalla College convocation
Islamabad: The 26th annual convocation of the Federal Government Margalla College for Women, F-7/4, will be held on May 12, 10:00 a.m. at the college auditorium, says a press release issued here Tuesday. FG Margalla College for Women, F-7/4 Principal Ghazala Khalid has asked the graduates of session 2009, to contact the college for participation in the rehearsal on May 10, at 8:00 a.m.

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Certificate distribution ceremony of ICAP held
Islamabad: The gold medal and merit certificate distribution ceremony of the Institute of Charted Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) for the graduates of and high achievers of 2008, 2009 and 2010 sessions, says a press release issued here Tuesday.

Three top performers were awarded gold medals whilst 8 others received their merit of certificates to honour their outstanding performance.

Federal Minster for Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr Ashfaque Hassan Khan, Principal and Dean Nust Business School was the key note speaker on the occasion. Shaikh Saqib Masood (FCA), President ICAP, Hafiz Mohammad Yousaf (FCA), vice president ICAP as well as Mohamamd Abdullah Yusuf (FCA), chairman central CPD Committee, Faisal Khawaja, chairman NRC also spoke on the occasion. They highlighted the achievements and performance of the ICAP and felicitated the students. They urged the students to focus on integrity, accountability and work hard in the best interest of the nation. The news

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Attendance in educational institutions remains thin
Karachi: Attendance in a majority of public and private sector educational institutions remained thin while many Class IX and X students missed Tuesday's papers of the Secondary School Certificate examinations as there was no public transport available in the morning in parts of the city.

Though officials of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi claimed that all candidates who reached their centres even after half an hour of the paper's starting time were allowed to take exam, some students insisted they missed their papers because public transport vehicles in their localities started operating after 10am or even after 11am whereas the starting time of the papers was 9.30am.

An official of the BSEK said candidates claiming they had missed Tuesday's papers owing to a non-availability of public transport would be allowed to take their missed papers, for which a new date would be announced soon.

Meanwhile, few students and staff could reach the University of Karachi, NED University, medical and engineering colleges and other major educational institutions in the city in the absence of public transport. Classes and exams could not be held in most of the higher education institutions, according to sources.

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College teachers get rural area allowance
Larkana: The Sindh government has accepted the demand of the Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) about unattractive-area allowance for college teachers serving in rural and coastal areas. According to local SPLA leader Lal Kalhoro, the provincial finance department on April 6 issued a notification to this effect.

The government allowed the allowance equal to the amount of difference of house rent allowance on their posting at rural and coastal areas of Sindh, the notification said.

This would be effective from May 1 at the following rates: Rs3,957 per month for grade 17, Rs4,400 for grade 18, Rs5,432 for grade 19 and Rs5,982 for grade 20, it said.

Welcoming the move, Mr Kalhoro said the SPLA had been demanding of the government to end difference between the salaries of college teachers working in rural and urban areas.

Teachers serving in cities were enjoying corporation allowance while those posted in rural areas were denied it, SPLA sources said. That was why this item was inserted in the charter of demands submitted with the government, the sources said.

When contacted, SPLA president Athar Mirza confirmed the issuance of the notification, but said their key demand was promotions under time-scale formula which, according to him, the government was reluctant to accept.

Without accepting the key demand, the SPLA would not call off the protest, he said.

He said Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq had endorsed their demands in a letter sent to Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah. Dawn

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