VC hints at semester system in colleges
Hyderabad, Nov 16: Vice-chancellor of the University of Sindh Dr Nazir A Mughal has constituted a 10-member committee to resolve problems of the affiliated colleges and for the improvement of standard of education in these institutions.
He formed the body in a meeting with regional directors (colleges) and principals of the colleges concerned on Monday.
He said that semester examination system would be introduced in the colleges, stressing the need for improvement of standard of education in those institutions. He expressed the hope that college managements would help in furtherance of this objective.
Highlighting changes introduced by him in the university, he said he was planning to introduce academic reforms in the affiliated colleges from the next year.
He advised the college principals to avoid any change in admission or examination schedule once finalised unanimously.
November 23 has been fixed for the first meeting of the committee comprising five members from colleges and five from the university.
The vice-chancellor, in response to a request of the college principals, extended the date till Nov 25 for submission of examination forms for annual examination of regular and external candidates for B.A, B.Sc, B.Com, B.Sc Home Economics and M.A. previous and Final without late fee.
The meeting also approved to start admissions to Bachelors and Masters Degree programmes in the affiliated colleges with effect from Nov 22 to Jan 21. Dawn
KU postpones recruitment tests and interviews
Karachi: Registrar University of Karachi (KU) has announced that the tests and interviews for recruitment on teaching and non-teaching posts in various departments and offices of University of Karachi which were scheduled to be held on Novemer 22-25 have been postponed for a week. New dates will be announced later. The news
KU announces BSc First Year Home Economics result
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) on Monday announced the result of BSc First Year Home Economics Annual Examination 2009. According to statistics, 36 candidates appeared in the examination and of these 28 were declared as successful with a pass percentage of 77.78. A KU announcement said that the marks certificates are being issued. app
Hajj-selected KU staff snubbed
Karachi: Five employees of the University of Karachi (KU) selected through a lucky draw for performing Hajj have been denied the opportunity by university administration due to unknown reasons. Names of Jawed Jabbar Khan, Taimur Alam, Mohammad Bashir, Naveed Ghaffar and Abdul Aziz were announced through a lucky draw in August to be sponsored by the KU for performing Hajj. After the announcement, the employees started to prepare for the pilgrimage but the university did not provide them any facilities. They also staged a protest demonstration but the KU administration paid no heed to their calls. Despite several attempts, the KU vice-chancellor could not be reached for comments. Daily times
Azerbaijan varsity, KU ink MoU
Karachi: International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (KU) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany (ANASIB), Baku, Azerbaijan, to promote collaborative activities.
ANASIB and ICCBS will seek to develop and implement a mutually beneficial relationship in areas of sciences. Director ICCBS Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, in his recent visit to Azerbaijan, signed the MoU, while Director SBMUPRC, Dr Ali-Zade Valida inked the MoU on behalf of his centre.
As per the agreement, both the institutions have agreed to jointly work towards the establishment of research programs in ICCBS and ANASIB, devoted to the discovery of bioactive natural products and the quality control for botanicals used for medicinal purposes. Spokesman to the ICCBS on Monday said that the collaborative activities may include faculty and research staff exchanges, study abroad program, collaborative research programs, including the exchange of voucher samples, natural product extracts, joint seminars, workshops and service programmes. The news
Govt schools, colleges open
Karachi: Schools and colleges of the city, both in the public and private sectors, will remain open on Tuesday, said an official of the Sindh education department on Monday. The Sindh government has declared Nov 17 to 19 as public holidays for all its offices, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies, corporations and the local councils under its control on account of Eidul Azha. Dawn