KU admissions to BE, BS and Masters from 12th
Karachi, Oct 11: The Registrar, University of Karachi (KU), Kaleem Raza Khan, on Sunday said that admission to BE and BS (including first and third year and masters) for the academic session 2011 would begin from Tuesday (tomorrow).
The admission forms could be available at a cost of Rs1,000 from UBL Branch, Silver Jubilee Gate, KU. The interested candidates should submit the form at the admission counter located at the Silver Jubilee Gate.
The admissions are offered under the aptitude test policy in various departments, he said. The disciplines include Chemical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Applied Physics, Computer Science, Business Administration, Commerce, Public Administration and Bio Technology. Meanwhile, admissions in BS (Third Year and Masters) are offered in Applied Physics, Environmental Studies, Bio Technology, Computer Science, Business and Public Administration, he added.
CSS preparatory, English language classes: The Director, Students' Guidance, Counselling, Placement, and Overseas Examination Bureau, University of Karachi (KU), Dr Junaid Siddiqui, on Sunday announced that admission to preparation classes of Central Superior Services (CSS) and English Language Proficiency Course would start from Monday, October 11, 2010 (today).
The interested candidates could avail the admission/registration forms from office of Students' Guidance, Counselling, Placement and Overseas Examination Bureau, located at Silver Jubilee Gate, KU, he said.
The forms are available at Rs50 and it could be obtain from October 11 till 28 from 09:30am to 12:30pm, he also said. The candidates who have completed their gradations (with at least second division) are eligible to take part in the preparation classes of CSS comprising 110 seats.
He added that the course duration is four-and-a-half months and classes would start from November 01, 2010. The classes would last from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Meanwhile, candidates, who have cleared intermediate, could take admissions in English language course, Siddiqui said.
The duration of language course is three months and classes would start from November 15 lasting from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. The Arts and Visual Centre, Department of Arts would be venue of all classes, he said. The newsYour Comments
Medical college in Lyari suffers another setback
Karachi: Hopes for the start of first academic session at the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical College are fading with the resignation of its principal and a lack of mention of the college in the recently announced admission policy for all medical colleges of Sindh.
Professor Iqbal Memon was the second college principal who tendered his resignation, as earlier in May Prof Hasan Dost Afridi had quit the post for "personal reasons".
The resignation came as another setback to the college located in Lyari following the announcement of government policy regarding admissions to medical colleges in Sindh without mention of seats being offered at the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical College.
Although the college had been touted as a "gift for the Lyariites" from President Asif Ali Zardari in recognition of their sacrifices for the restoration of democracy in the country, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, Islamabad, has not yet issued an NOC for the medical college.
Besides, bureaucratic hurdles were being faced in the approval of a couple of summaries sent to the chief minister a few months ago, sources said.
The college's establishment was supposed to be completed in a short span of time as the infrastructure required for a medical college was available on the Lyari General Hospital premises. The government had decided to start academic activities for the time being at the hospital building and later shift the college to a new structure to be built on the hospital premises.
A total of Rs50 million had been spent on the rehabilitation of the LGH building to ensure proper education, training and health facilities for a large number of stakeholders. Arrangements were swiftly made to accommodate the first batch of students in the Ayaz Sammo Nursing School, which was established within the hospital vicinity in 1989.
It was earlier suggested to the authorities concerned that the medical college, once made functional, be integrated with the hospital and the nursing institute so that the whole compound took the shape of a medical complex.
Besides, it was proposed that by upgrading the existing facilities and services, the institution be made a university named after Benazir Bhutto.
When the planning and initial phase of construction was over, applications for enrolment of the first batch were called with an announcement that the academic session would begin in September 2010.
However, the process of equipping the college with staff and essential facilities came to a grinding halt a few months back, because a summary for the release of Rs100 million could not get through the finance department.
In a last-ditch effort to get the process resumed and ensure the launch of the medical college this year, two summaries had been moved to the chief minister for approval.
One of the summaries pertained to the hiring of faculty while the other related to the procurement of medical equipment, fixtures, furniture and generators.
People associated with the project had apprehensions that if the summaries were not approved immediately, it would not be possible to start the session in October or even by the end of this year.
Students willing to get admission in the college are disturbed by the delays hitting the academic process. Coming from the lower and lower-middle class, they fear that any disruption causing postponement of the launch of the college by one year or more would ultimately cost them their precious year.
Meanwhile, attempts to remove encroachment around the hospital premises were also facing hurdles.
Although the authorities concerned wanted to evict encroachers from the government land to ensure free access to the hospital building, the occupants who had been operating their warehouses or workshops for long had their political influence as well. Dawn
Private schools oppose curtailing winter vacation
Karachi: President All Private Schools Management Association (APSMA) Sindh, Khalid Shah, said that APSMA supported the decision of one weekly off but openly opposed the recommendation of the Steering Committee for Education about curtailing the winter vacation.
Talking to the media here he said that they were already demanding to end public holiday on Saturdays, so APSMA appreciated the recommendation of the Steering Committee in this regard.
Shah said that a 10-day winter vacation was the right of students. Students used these holidays for their extracurricular activities including visits and tours along with their families which refreshed their minds. The winter vacations should be continued in the cities like Karachi, where the recent floods did not hit. The news
Lecturer held in rape case
Khairpur: A lecturer of Government Shaheed Abdul Rehman Girls Degree College, Khuhra, has been arrested on a charge of criminally assaulting a girl student.
The girl contacted DPO of Khairpur Khadim Hussain Rind and informed him about the incident. The DPO asked the Gambat police to register an FIR on the complaint of the girl and arrest the accused.
The police arrested lecturer Mazhar Hussain on Saturday and registered an FIR against him. The girl stated in the FIR that she had gone to the college on Friday to get her Higher Secondary School certificate.
She said that the lecturer asked her to wait in an empty room till he collected her certificate. She alleged that when the lecturer returned, he locked the door and criminally assaulted her.
Talking to media reporters at the lock-up of the police station, the lecturer rejected the allegation and said that he treated his students as his children. DawnYour Comments