Sindh university entry test for Masters degree programme

SU entry test to be conducted under tight security
Hyderabad, Oct 25: The entry test for admissions to the Masters degree programme in all disciplines will be conducted on Sunday (Oct 25) at the Allama II Kazi Campus, Jamshoro, of the Sindh University at 9.00 am amid tight security.

The university has set up blocks at departments located at the Art Faculty building for male and female candidates separately.Due to security reasons, the university has decided to open two gates, only main and back gates, one for males and one for females of the Faculty of Arts as entry point for candidates appearing in the test.

A walk through gate will be installed at the entry points at the gates of the Faculty of Arts building.Before entry of the students in the examination blocks, all blocks would be swept by the bomb disposal staff.The entry point on Sunday for point buses and private vehicles would be only the main road of the campus - Allama II Kazi Road.To facilitate the candidates, point buses will ply from different routes of Hyderabad city.

The university's transport section has decided that point buses will ply at 7.45 am from Latifabad No 5 and 7 via Wahdat Colony and Qasim Chowk, from Poonam Petrol Pump via Ali Palace, Nasim Nagar and Wadho Wah and from Old Campus via Gari Khata, Market, City Gate Hotel and Qasim Chowk to Jamshoro.For the candidates who will avail the facility of point buses, it will be necessary to show their admit cards to staff of the point buses issued by the Director Admission of the university.

The candidates have been advised to bring with them their original admit cards. They have also been advised not to bring with them books, copies, mobile phones, purses or handbags. The news

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New constructed girls hostel for DMC students
Karachi: Newly constructed girls hostel for the students of Dow International Medical College was inaugurated on Saturday at Ojha Campus of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS).

The building of the hostel has been constructed with a cost of Rs180 million, funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC). The three-storey building has 100 rooms to accommodate nearly 200 students of the college.

The HEC had provided the said amount of fund for the construction of two buildings including Institute of Nursing and the girls' hostel. City Naib Nazim Nasreen Jaleel has inaugurated the said building.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Nasreen said that nearly 62 TB (Tuberculosis) Centres were working in the megalopolis, out of the said figures merely 22 centres were being run under the supervision of City District Government Karachi (CDGK), while DUHS looked after four centres.

She appreciated the development of Dow University and congratulated the Vice Chancellor DUHS and his team for their work and also offered her help whenever required. She asked, after looking at DIMS New Academic Block, the Vice Chancellor to increase the teaching faculty as per requirement of PMDC and for increasing the number of seats.

"This would facilitate our brothers living abroad who would like their children to study in Pakistan and also the local students who have not been successful in seeking seat in Dow Medical College and Sindh Medical College. The teaching and training facility available to the students who have intermediate science qualification is now expanded from just Medical Science to Nursing, Medical Technology, Pharm D and others," she added.

Vice Chancellor DUHS Prof Masood Hameed Khan gave briefing about the developmental work and future programmes of DUHS to the chief guest and audience. He said that introduction of new technologies was a need to train the medical students to carry out the stipulated task, as it was an era of gaining vast knowledge and exploring the new horizons. For bright future, Dow University is really establishing new standards of academic excellence at DUHS and its constituent institutions, he added. Prof Zeenat Ayub, Dean, Dow International Medical College, also spoke on the occasion. The nation

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KU Syndicate decided to act against the plagiarists
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) Syndicate, in its Saturday meeting, has decided to act against the plagiarists after receiving reports from two retired judges of the Sindh High Court. After many hearings and deliberations, the learned justices have agreed that the said professors had indeed committed plagiarism.

In the case of plagiarism against Prof Jalaluddin Noori, former Dean of Faculty of Islamic Studies, Inquiry Officer Justice (Retd) Haziqul Khairi found him committing plagiarism without any shred of doubt.

In the case against Dr Saeed Arayne and his wife Dr Najma Sultana from the departments of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Faculty of Pharmacy), respectively, Inquiry Officer Justice (retd) Saleem Akhtar also gave his verdict against the couple after citing all the rules and regulations of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and KU and reminding the accused the definition of plagiarism.

After the meeting, majority of senior professors expressed their satisfaction that the infamous cases of plagiarism by the three senior faculty members of the university have reached to logical conclusion."It is a shame that someone plagiarises and has the gall to defend it. They should have accepted their mistake and resigned from their posts but they chose to defend their crime. It was very embarrassing for us," said one of the professors while others nodded their assent.

Meanwhile, in another decision, the KU Syndicate has not accepted the suggestion given by a HEC member at the previous Syndicate meeting that the candidates for the post of lecturers should have at least two first divisions. This suggestion, which was not a decision, was taken by a faction of the Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS) as usurpation of teachers' rights and led to a lot of hue and cry.

Dr Shakeel Farooqui, the incumbent Secretary of KUTS, severely criticised the premature politics of the novices and mediocrities who jumped into the fray to defend the rights of the prospective teachers without realising the real meaning of the matter. The news

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Minister for early start of Lyari varsity project
Karachi: Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq has said that President Asif Ali Zardari has ordered to remove hurdles in establishment of Lyari University and Medical College to raise education awareness among the people of the area.

He said this while addressing EDOs, DCOs, teachers and other officials at Education Conference organized at Govt Boys Secondary School No.2 Lyari. He said steps would be taken on priority basis to bring education revolution in Lyari under the directives of President.

He said condition of Lyari has been stable and development progress would be enhanced there. He directed provincial secretary education to solve matters in Lyari pertaining to education.

Sindh Minister for Katchi Abadis & Spatial Development urged teachers to perform their due role to spread education awareness in Lyari in collaboration with people and education officers at higher level.

He said renowned personalities from Lyari town are performing their duties at Ph.D. level in different sectors of society. He said, after the democratic government has come into power, steps have been taken by the President Asif Ali Zardari to ensure proper education system in Lyari in term of establishing of Lyari University and Medical College. The nation

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Promotion of children's literature urged
Hyderabad: Managements of academic institutes have been asked to help in promoting literature, especially concerning to children.

Dr Ghulam Ali Allana said this during the inauguration of three-day "8th All Sindh Training Workshop for Child-writers" organised by the Nat-Khat Group of Publications, Hyderabad, at the Sindh Sports Board hostel.

He expressed concern over the attitude of relevant government organisations relating to children literature though huge funds were allocated to these.

Investing in their skill development would pay in the progress and prosperity of the future nation he said while expressing dissatisfaction over the performance of educational institutes and held responsible inexperienced and incompetent teaching staff of drooping educational standards. He called on the Education Department to concentrate on the quality of teaching faculty and the literature being taught to students.

Dr Allana paid rich tributes to Moulana Grami and others for their contribution to the promotion of Sindhi/Urdu literatures while persuaded the workshop participants to follow in their footsteps.

Dr Allana said that Nat-Khat Publication was a ray of hope in the promotion of children's literature in Urdu and Sindhi. He said that the publication had provided a platform to our young writers not only towards their skill development but also in human resource growth.

Regional Director Information Hyderabad, Imdad Ali Keerio while speaking as the chief guest stressed upon the print and electronics media to play their role in encouraging the writers of children's literature. He said that training, workshop and competition in literature should also be organised by educational institutes and cultural and literary organisations.

Chairman, Managing Committee, Nat-Khat Publication, Nawaz Ali Bhutto said that the purpose of this workshop was to improve the writing skills of younger generation and maintain a liaison between senior and junior writers. Dawn

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