BIEK to announce Humanities Group result on Oct 21
Karachi, Oct 19: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) will announce the result of HSC Part II Annual Examination 2010 of Humanities Group for regular and private candidates on Oct 21. app
KU Chemical Engineering Dept 'almost' accredited by PEC
Karachi: The department of the Chemical Technology/Engineering, University of Karachi (KU), has 'almost' received approval from the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) to award degrees, chairperson of the department, Dr Fasiullah Khan, has said.
Dr Khan has assured his students that the first batch of BS students will receive their BE degrees in Chemical Engineering soon as the PEC has 'almost recognised' that his department was fit to be given accreditation.
Dr Khan said that the PEC had an interim visit of the department in February 2010, sent a detailed report to the Vice Chancellor of the KU approving most of the teaching and research facilities and pointing out some weak areas that had to be strengthened. The report from the PEC had conceded that KU was a public and degree-awarding institution that followed Higher Education Commission (HEC) curriculum and had 10 PEC registered and two unregistered teaching faculties.
The PEC report had said that Laboratories and Allied Staff were insufficient and mentioned the lab equipments that were to be acquire. Dr Khan was quick to say that all the grey areas of his department were taken care of. "We have recruited two technicians and one lab attendant, while two more lab attendants are in the induction process. We have acquired all the equipments. Some equipment is to come from the United States the next week," he said.
Dr Khan thanked a refinery that had granted 8.5 million rupees–4.5 million for equipment and 4 million for 4 labs. "I hope that this will remove any misgivings that are worrying the students and their parents", Dr Khan commented.
A BS second year student in the department, Haris Khan was skeptical and hoped that the students would get a fair deal from all the concerned bodies–the KU, the PEC and the department itself. Another student of the same class, Ammara Ahmed, agreed with Khan but thought that the PEC had given a nod of approval of their degrees as BE Engineering and it is not too far that they will have the same at the end of BS Final year.
KU researcher gets international award
Karachi: Dr Hina Siddiqui, Research Officer at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Karachi University (KU), has been awarded the best oral presentation award in the 11th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences, held between 6 and 10 this month in Jordan.
According to ICCBS spokesman, "She was awarded this honour from over 200 oral presentations of scientists from 69 countries." Moreover, the registration fee of Dr Siddiqui was waived for the upcoming 12th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences, 2012, in Greece.
Dr Siddiqui has completed her PhD under supervision of Director ICCBS Prof Dr M Iqbal Chaudhary at HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, KU. She has also worked at the Dept of Chemistry, University of Kansas, USA.
KU Vice Chancellor Prof. Pirzada Qasim, former Chairman HEC Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rehman and Director ICCBS Prof M Iqbal Chaudhary congratulated Dr Hina on her achievement. The news
Admission test on 31st
Hyderabad: The University of Sindh has announced holding test for admission to Masters Degree Programme (Morning and Evening shifts) and MS/MPhil Degree Programme would be held on October 31.
Test for admission to MBA at Sindh University Laar College, Badin, would also be held on October 31. Test for admission to Bachelors Degree Programme (Morning and Evening shifts) in the University of Sindh, Mirpurkhas campus and Badin College will be conducted on November 14.
Meanwhile, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nazir A. Mughal has gone to Doha to attend a four-day international conference on higher education leadership, management and governance.
Dr Mughal will receive Best Educationist Award there. He has been nominated for the award by Qatar Foundation.
Registrar Dr Mohammad Siddiq Kalhoro will look after routine work of the university including coordination of administrative matters. Dawn
SPLA stages demonstration
Karachi: Sindh Professors Lecturers Association (SPLA) staged a demonstration outside the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Monday.
The school cadre teachers have been awarded with the timescale and other benefits but the college cadre teachers are still waiting for the approval of the timescale, the SPLA said.
The participants chanted slogans for the approvals of their demands. The teaching staff and librarians are still waiting for the notification of their promotions, they said. The teachers are also not granted a permanent job in the department, they added. The news
School owner shot dead
Karachi: Unidentified assailants shot dead the owner of a private school in Gulshan-i-Iqbal on Monday evening in an apparent incident of sectarian killing, police said.
They said that two armed men intercepted 40-year-old Awais Abbas Raza when he came out from his in-laws' residence in Gulshan-i-Iqbal Block 4 in his Suzuki Hi-Roof.
Gulshan SSP Naeem Shaikh said that the armed men, clad in jeans and shirts, came towards the vehicle and fired two shots. "One shot hit the vehicle while the second bullet hit him in the back."
He said that he was rushed to the nearby Patel Hospital where he died during treatment.
The SSP said that the assailants snatched a motorcycle from the scene and escaped. Later, they left the two-wheeler abandoned near Disco Bakery and disappeared, he added.
The police said that the victim also lived in Gulshan-i-Iqbal near the Baitul Mukarram mosque. He owned a private school in Surjani Town, they added.
They said that although the exact motive behind the killing could only be ascertained after thorough investigation, it could be an incident of sectarian killing. Dawn