Fatima Jinnah Dental College Convocation 2012
91 BDS degrees awarded at 15th FJDC auditorium
Karachi: The Fatima Jinnah Dental College (FJDC), Karachi, held its 15th Convocation
at the Bahria Auditorium, where 91 students were awarded the Bachelor
of Dental Surgery (BDS) degrees.
University of Karachi (KU) Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser conferred the degrees
on 25 male and 66 female graduates. Besides 93 distinctions in various
subjects, 18 Gold Medals for Role of Honours (highest marks in the
subject in the university examination), and 12 shields for top positions
were also awarded at the ceremony.
FJDC Principal Dr
Tasleem Hosein presented the annual report of the college, while Faculty
of Medicine Dean Prof Dr S M Abbas Hussain administered the PMDC oath.
the occasion, Dr Sadia Shabbir Jumani was awarded best graduate shield
and received cash award of Rs25,000 along with the best graduate shield
and five gold medals from the college. She was also given a shield and
Rs25,000 from MIS Shield. A shield was presented to the outgoing
principal of the college Prof Dr Essa Arain for his meritorious position
of holding this post for the last 15 years. A pride of performance gold
medal was awarded to senior staff member Muhammad Ali Khurasani, with a
cash prize of Rs10.000 for his 15 years of meritorious service.
guest at the ceremony Sindh health minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed said that
the graduates, the younger generation, were the ones on whom he pinned
his hopes for a better future of the elderly of today and the young ones
He further said that, being a representative
of the Sindh government, he was striving to bring relief and assistance
to the people. "My efforts have been to provide medical services at the
grass-root level, where the suffering is the most. We have succeeded to
a great extent but a lot more needs to be done," he said.
chief guest congratulated the graduates and their parents. He advised
the young doctors not to forget those unfortunate and un-affording
citizens, who have been suffering and deprived of deserving facilities
and treatment due to their poverty.
"While practicing in
your posh chambers and while sitting in ivory towers, do not forget
these un-affording and unfortunate common people. Do all you can to
elevate their miseries and sufferings as an act of benevolence and for
the sake of humanity," Dr Ahmed conveyed his message.
University VC Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser noted that the Fatima Jinnah
Dental College was primarily an undergraduate college for studies of
BDS, but it had played a leading role in the faculty development and
It has produced a large number of postgraduates
with qualifications of MCPS and FCPS from the College of Physicians
& Surgeons Pakistan. It has also produced MPhils, MS, MSc and PhDs
from the University of Karachi and other renowned national and overseas
universities. Most of these are their own graduates and serving their
alma-mata, he said.
He said that the University of Karachi
and I, personally am proud of such institutions and would be happy to
provide the necessary guidance and assistance, as and when
required.Fatima Jinnah Dental College Chief Executive Officer Dr Baqar
Askary and others also addressed the ceremony. The news
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KU announces MBBS First Professional result
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) on Monday announced the result
of MBBS First Professional Part-A, annual examination 2012. Some 522
students were registered out of which 519 appeared in the exam and a
total of 291 were declared pass. The pass percentage remained 56.07.
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FUUAST announces date for BA, MA examinations
Karachi: Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology
(FUUAST) Controller Examination Waqar-ul-Haq on Monday announced the
date for BA Honours and MA Regular annual examinations. The first exam
of BA Honours (Part II), to be held on May 28, will be of Urdu subject
while BA Honours (Part III) and MA (Part I) of Islamic History. The exam
of Mass Communication will be conducted on June 1. First exam of MA
(Part II) will be conducted on May 29. FUUAST Abdul Huq Campus will be
the centre of examinations and all exams will conducted in the afternoon
shift. Daily times
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Dr Chishty to lead proposed virus control centre at KU
Karachi: Dr Khalil Chishty, who was recently released by India after 20 years of
incarceration, will be leading a proposed virus control centre at the
University of Karachi (KU).
The university has been
planning to set up a 'Vector-borne Viral Disease Control and
Surveillance Centre', owing to rapid spread of multiple virus ranging
from influenza to dengue in the city and other parts of the country, and
Dr Chishty agreed to run it, said Pro Vice Chancellor of KU Dr Shahana
Urooj Kazmi on Monday.
Dr Kazmi who is also chairperson of the Department of Microbiology said Governor
Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad had requested Dr Chishti to provide guidance to
control the rampant viruses.
The renowned virologist
along with the Vice Chancellor KU Prof Dr Kaiser, Dr Shahana Urooj
Kazmi, Dr Abu Zar Wajidi and other professors called on the governor at
the Governors House.Dr Kazmi said aerial influenza, Congo Crimean,
dengue and other viruses were taking a toll on human lives.
opined that maximum surveillance was needed to ascertain the areas
where these viruses were found. The Pro-VC of KU said it was not
advisable to conduct extensive fumigation as the chemicals were toxic.
It is important to identify the areas where these viruses are found and
then focus on its control there.
She said that when Dr
Chishty was the head of the microbiology department at the KU he
conducted extensive research, and the KU wanted to benefit from this
experience. Dr Kazmi was also his student in the batch of 1973.
Subsequently, Dr Chishty proceeded abroad and taught in Iraq, Iran and
Saudi Arabia amongst other countries. The renowned virologist was among
the first batch of the Microbiology Department who did their MSc in
Meanwhile, the governor said Dr Chishty's experience
and expertise held tremendous significance for the KU as the students
he had taught were performing well in the respective field. Ebad termed
Dr Chishty as asset to the country and nation.
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UoP announces special admission quota for minority students
Peshawar: The University of Peshawar (UoP) has announced special quota for
minority students for admission to various disciplines. The announcement
was made at an open forum held for minority students at the university
with Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Qibla Ayaz in chair.
item of quota allocation for the minority students would be put on the
agenda of upcoming meeting of the academic council for final approval,
the vice-chancellor said. The forum was organised by Directorate of
Admissions UoP to seek suggestions from the non-Muslim students to
provide them some facilities.
The students welcomed
proposed announcement of scholarships by the Khyber Pakh-tunkhwa
government for the minority students. They said the financial assistance
for the minority students would help them complete studies as majority
of them left education halfway for financial constraints.
requested the authorities concerned to allocate funds for their PhD
scholarships, which were agreed to be pursued. The minority students
should ideally be called as non-Muslim students, Qibla Ayaz said. He
added that a total of 85 minority students get enrolled in the
university every year. After graduation, these students make valuable
contributions to various fields, he said.
vice-chancellor urged the students to work hard to become productive
citizens. He said the foreign media was portraying a gloomy picture of
our society by describing it intolerant. The ground reality is totally
different, he added. "In this situation, non-Muslim students must come
up and serve as ambassadors of this region and tell the world that
everyone enjoys religious freedom in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal
areas," he said. The meeting was attended by Registrar Dr Syed Fazli
Hadi, Director Admissions Dr Hizbullah Khan, Principal of Jinnah College
for Women Prof Dr Nelofar Zeb Arbab and others.
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KMU asked to ensure quality teaching at affiliated colleges
Peshawar: Governor Masood Kausar has said Khyber Medical University (KMU) should
ensure ample opportunities of studies and research to the students of
medical sciences and develop a mechanism for provision of quality
teaching facilities at the affiliated colleges.
over the fifth meeting of the KMU senate on Monday, the governor
particularly referred to working of private medical colleges affiliated
to it and stressed for maintaining proper mechanism for ensuring
efficient system through which working of such institutions could be
ensured up to the mark.
The meeting besides others was
also attended by the secretaries health, administration and finance
departments. Prof Dr Hafeezullah, vice-chancellor of the university,
highlighted the achievements; prevailing state of working and future
goals for further promotion of research and educational activities of
Meanwhile, the meeting thoroughly
discussed agenda items and took decisions. The meeting also approved
certain amendments in service statutes 2008 of the university; law
ensuring amicable working atmosphere in institutions and affiliation of
certain private health educational institutions.
approval of the shifting of the Kohat Institute of Medical Sciences from
Kohat University of Science and Technology to Khyber Medical University
was also approved by the senate.
The senate okayed its
budget estimates for the year 2011-12 and actual budgetary expenditures
for the year 2010-11 as well as the annual report. Earlier, Prof Dr
Hafeezullah highlighted the Khyber Medical University working and said
that the university with its six constituent institutions was offering
PhD and M Phil studies besides masters and graduate programmes in
various disciplines and with the return of more scholars currently doing
their higher studies abroad, almost all its constituent institutions
would be in a position to offer PhD level studies.
university, he added, was offering educational facilities of unique
nature in certain cases in the country and with the further development
of all its constituent institutions, its working will become exemplary
at the national level in all respects. The news
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