Karachi, May 10: University of Karachi has announced the result of B.A (PART-I) External, Annual Examination 2013, here on Tuesday. As per statistics, 7,179 students registered for examination, 6,684 appeared in exam out of which 2,190 candidates declared pass. The pass percentage remained 32.76.
KU registration forms' schedule
Karachi: The controller of examinations of Karachi University has announced a schedule for the submission of the registration forms of BA and BCom as well as for the improvement of divisions of BA, BCom and BSc.
Students can submit their registration forms along with a Rs2,900 fee at the bank counters of the Silver Jubilee Gate by May 12.
For change of subject, forms can be submitted along with a fee of Rs700 per subject by May 12. The news
New date for KU postponed papers
Karachi: The University of Karachi on Sunday announced that MA previous and MBBS final profession examination papers that were postponed on May 2 would now be held on May 9, while BS physiotherapy papers would be held on May 26.
No change has been made in exam centres and the time for all the three papers.
These papers were scheduled to be held on 2 May, but due to a strike in the city on the same day, they were postponed.
Promotion of senior KU teachers comes under criticism
Karachi: Lack of transparency and procedural irregularities have marred the recent teachers' promotion process at Karachi University (KU), sources said on Wednesday.
Dissent, they said, was raised at the last syndicate meeting held to review the selection boards' recommendations for grade-22 promotions but was conveniently ignored by members in majority.
The selection process took more than two years to complete.
"What happened in the syndicate is highly regrettable; the university administration didn't provide synopses [brief description about each candidate's academic achievements, works] to members in order to have a discussion on their merit. Worse still, the forum approved promotions as sent by the selection board," said a member of the KU syndicate on condition of anonymity.
The syndicate's composition, he said, needed to be reviewed as it had become a 'constituency' of teachers, protecting each other's vested interests. "I came to know later that a member, who was vocal against the tainted promotion process earlier, changed his stance in the syndicate meeting only because the university administration also included his wife in the promotion list," he said.
According to the sources, other major objections against the process included grant of promotion to those who had less experience and had political backing.
At least two teachers, they said, had been promoted without a vacant post and their appointment was subjected to professors' retirement.
"The entire process was flawed and needs to be investigated thoroughly," said Dr Riaz Ahmed, a senior university teacher who has launched a forum against alleged malpractices on the campus.
At least two teachers, they said, had submitted their complaints to the vice chancellor, expressing serious reservations over the promotion process.
"A major irregularity in the promotion process was that the university filled four posts that fell vacant after the last date for submitting applications had passed. According to rules, the university should have advertised these posts first and then fill them," writes Dean Faculty of Islamic Studies Prof Dr Mohammad Shakeel Auj in his petition to the vice chancellor.
He continues, "In order to accommodate certain people, the administration introduced a new phenomenon this year that has no legal grounds; 'promotion in-waiting' (two appointments were made without vacant posts)."
Another teacher, Prof Nasira Khatoon of the Zoology department writes, "I came to know that one candidate with 64.5 per cent marks during the selection process was reported to have 72 marks in the syndicate meeting though he should have been at the bottom of the list behind those who had 65 marks."
The KU vice chancellor and the media adviser were not available for comments.
Prof Abid Azhar, who processed all applications before they were sent to the selection board, contended that there was no irregularity and teachers who gained maximum marks were selected.
When he was asked about a teacher whose numbers reportedly changed when presented in the syndicate meeting, he replied that he (Dr Ansar Rizvi) had not been promoted.
When he was told that he was among the promoted teachers, he said he was unaware of his promotion.
"I can't disclose the details of the selection process but those selected are on merit," he said.
Those who have been promoted are: Prof Jameel Kazmi, Prof Tabassum Mumtaz, Prof Nighat Siddiqui, Prof Ghazala Rizwani, Prof Waseemuddin, Prof Moonis Ahmer, Prof Shahina Fayyaz, Prof Saleem Shehzad, Prof Iqbal Chaudhry, Prof Seema Munaf, Prof Rafiq Alam Khan, Prof Nasreen Aslam and Prof Ansar Rizvi. Dawn
Revised schedule for Inter exams
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has announced that the Pakistan Studies and Statistics exams cancelled last Friday will now be held on May 15.
The Pakistan Studies paper for second-year Home Economics and Medical Technology students will be conducted at 9:00 am, while second-year Commerce students will take the Statistics exam at 3:00 pm.
All Matric and Inter exams in the city were called off on May 2 on account of the MQM's call for a mourning day in protest over alleged extrajudicial killings of its activists. The newsYour Comments
No headway in BISE scam probe
Mirpurkhas: The committee tasked with conducting inquiry into allegations of corruption and irregularities in financial and administrative matters in the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Mirpurkhas, has failed to submit its report to the chief minister within 15 days.
More than 20 days has passed to the inception of the committee, which was formed by the commissioner of Mirpurkhas division, Sajid Jamal Abro, on the directives of chief minister but it has not made any progress on the assigned task, according to sources.
The sources said the chief minister had directed the commissioner to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the budget, funds, accounts, recruitments, hiring of staff and examinations conducted by the board and submit him a report.
The commissioner for-med the enquiry committee on April 16 with deputy commissioner Syed Mehdi Ali Shah as its convener and secretary additional deputy commissioner-1, director of schools education Jalil Lashari, district accounts officer Hassan Jan Changezi and regional director of colleges Dr Saeeduddin Ahmed as members.
The committee would submit its report on the performance of BISE in all respects within 15 days, so said the commissioner's order.
The sources said the committee was scheduled to meet on April 30 but the bo-ard officers abstained from attending it at the pretext of being busy in annual examinations of intermediate.
About a month ago, the All Pakistan Clerks Association, Mirpurkhas chapter, and APCA's BISE unit had launched a protest campaign against the board chairman and his officials and leveled serious allegations of corruption on them at a press conference.
In retaliation, the board chairman victimised a large number of employees and union leaders who were protesting against him. He dismissed from service, suspended, issued show cause notices, reverted and demoted many office-bearers of the APCA and other low-ranking employees as a punishment for revealing corruption, said the sources. Dawn
NED students propose environmental designs for Saddar
Karachi: Former architecture students of the NED university on Monday presented a comprehensive environmental design (CED) of Saddar Bazaar suggesting its redevelopment for better working and efficiency.
For the past 14 years, the CED project has been a regular feature of study at the department of architecture and planning at the NED university where final eyar students work on an urban subject.
For this year the batch had been divided into four groups to understand the historical, physical, social and economic aspects of Saddar bazaar and its immediate context.
The key objective of this project is to create an overall understanding of the urban environment and the processes through which it had been shaped.
The analytical presentations by the students focused on basic proposals for addressing problems of the area and overcoming those challenges while meeting the needs of the areas and groups targeted in the study.
Meanwhile, the studio project was multi-faceted and attempted to understand the basic realities behind the creation of the urban environment, the ongoing urban metamorphosis and appreciation of diverse fields of studies within architectural education.
The CED project provides a comprehensive development framework based on the historical evolution of the area for its future sustainable growth.
It will follow a linear research and design track with documentation leading to analysis, spatial interventions and policy recommendations.
The project will be tied up conceptually with a larger vision for the area or the city, however, a secondary focus was placed on urban phenomena and the search for new paradigms.
The studio exercise was conducted by Architects Rahat Arsalan, Ravinder Kumar and Noman Ahmed. The news