SSUET admissions close on Nov 11
Karachi, Nov 09: The management of the Sir Syed University for Engineering and Technology has fixed November 11 as the last date for submission of admission applications, with the aptitude test scheduled for November 24.
An announcement in this regard was made on Tuesday by a SSUET spokesperson, who also revealed that there has been a 25 percent increase in applications received for the Computers, Electronics, Civil, Bio-Medical and Telecommunication departments.
The university has introduced degree programmes for Architecture, Software Engineering and Bio-Informatics for the 2014 academic session, while also offering reserved seats to overseas Pakistanis, the spokesperson stated.
"Keeping the expected student influx in mind, the construction of a new block has been started and plans for further expansion are being worked upon," he added. The news
DUET gets funds to improve computer labs, IT dept
Karachi: A sum of Rs 15 million has been announced for the development of computer labs and IT related facilities at Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET). An official of the institution said here on Thursday that Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) Managing Director Zuhair Siddiqui made the announcement. He further pointed out that the institution is also the alma mater of the SSGC chief. The announcement came at a meeting in which Dawood University Alumni Association (DUAA) was also formed. Vice-Chancellor of DUET, Dr Fazalullah Abbasi was of the view that the DUAA would work for the restoration of the past glory of the institution. Former caretaker federal minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Sohail Wajahat Siddiqui, stressed the need of imparting entrepreneurial skills to students. Engro Polymer and Chemical president and CEO Khalid Siraj Subhani extended his full cooperation in the matter. The first draft of the bylaws of the DUAA was also presented at the meeting, which would be reviewed before formal adoption. app
KU to establish campuses in interior Sindh
Karachi: KU has decided to present a resolution for setting up two new campuses in the next syndicate meeting. Sindh Assembly in February 2012 had approved the bill for establishing two campuses in Tharparkar and Nowshera Ferozabad and issued directives in Nov, but the directives were ignored. The govt also directed them to begin the 2013 academic year in local colleges, until the construction of campus buildings, which also ignored. KU instead of following directives, is establishing a campus abroad that was approved by the syndicate. Sources informed that the administration is not willing to open a campus in rural Sindh, the reason behind the delay. However, approval of University Amendment Act Bill in Sindh Assembly has forced them to bring the issue forward. Daily times
Chinese language course at KU starts on 11th
Karachi: The University of Karachi in collaboration with the Sichuan Normal University, China, is going to start a one-year Chinese language course from January whereas the admission process would begin from November 11.
The language course would be offered in the morning and evening shifts and the certificate programme consists of two levels of six-month each, official of the University of Karachi said on Friday.
The students aiming to proceed to China for higher studies or willing to seek employment in China would get benefits from this programme, he said.
The business persons interested in trading within China or willing to start their career as Chinese language interpreters, from this language course, he added.
According to the agreement between both the countries the students completing their one-year course at the University of Karachi would be able to get modern course in China.
The selected students would also receive scholarships after the completion of the course.
As per the University of Karachi announcement, the eligibility to take admission in the language course is intermediate with at least second division.
The admission forms would be available after payment of Rs500 from the UBL Counter, Silver Jubilee Gate, the University of Karachi, between 9am to 5pm from November 11 to 21.
Duly filled application forms along with the required documents should be submitted at the UBL's Counter from November 22.
The list of the successful candidates would be put
on display on November 26 and fees could be submitted
at the UBL counter from November 28 till December 6, the University of Karachi official said.
SMI University to set up GRE preparation centre
Karachi: The Sindh Madressatul Islam (SMI) University has decided to set up a GRE Preparation Centre at the SMI University, to invite students from all over Sindh for GRE preparation, free of cost, as they could be able to get admissions in foreign universities.
Vice chancellor of the SMI University, Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, who presided over the meeting of deans and senior officials at the Conference Hall of the university, said that annually 400 Fulbright scholarships were being offered to students of all the provinces of Pakistan, but this year only 10 students from entire Sindh succeeded to get such scholarships by clearing GRE.
Dr Shaikh, who is also a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP), nominated by the Government of Pakistan, said that he thought that more students from Sindh too should get benefit from Fulbright Scholarships.
British Council changes examination team in Pakistan
Karachi: British Council, which holds all the exams of Cambridge University in Pakistan, has changed its entire examination team.
Head of Examinations and Operations, Karachi, Nasir Bhatti has resigned while his two deputies Sami Khan and Naveed Siddiqui are also no more part of the British Council. The Director Examination Services for Pakistan has also changed as Murray Ceeler has assumed responsibilities.
The British Council has informed, through a letter, to the schools affiliated with the Cambridge University that its examination team has been changed.It was admitted, in the letter, that the ongoing year has been a difficult one for the students and owners of schools. The new head of examinations and operations is likely to be appointed next month, the letter hinted.
It was also informed that Sanina Usman and Nazima Jabeen have assumed responsibilities of examination affairs in Karachi. They may be contacted if any query was not entertained by the former employees so that problems are resolved in time, the letter added.
Beaconhouse awards students for extracurricular achievements
Karachi: The School Group 1 of Beaconhouse Southern Region recently organised the Trail Blazers ceremony to acknowledge the achievements of students in extracurricular activities at regional and national levels.
The ceremony was held at Beaconhouse Defence Campus in Karachi. Over 200 students from six schools of School Group 1 were awarded shields for securing top positions in swimming, athletics, rowing, art, singing and public speaking.
The chief guest for the evening was Sidra Iqbal, an alumnus of Beaconhouse. She is also a well-known anchorperson and debater. Saad Makhdoom, the second chief guest, is a trainer at the School of Leadership.
Students were motivated by the inspirational speeches of the chief guests. The evening left memorable impression on many young lives already determined to pave ways for themselves and others on the road to success. The news