Karachi Medical and Dental College admissions

Long queues for submission of KMDC forms
Karachi, Oct 05: A large number of students seeking admission to the city government's Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) are thronging the lone branch of a bank designated by the college management to receive the admission forms.

Now only one working day is left for students to submit the form as Oct 4 (Monday) is the last date for submission of forms. Huge rush of students is expected outside the bank on Monday.

On Friday long queues of male and female students were seen outside the bank.

Worn-out condition of the service road where the bank exists and the non-availability of any shelter for students standing in queues for hours for submission of the forms have further added to their miseries.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the KMDC, Waseem Ahmed said that the entrance test for admissions to both the MBBS and BDS programmes of the college is scheduled for Oct 31 at the Institute of Business Management (IBM), Korangi Creek.

According to the KMDC prospectus 2010-11, of the total 100 admissions being offered to the MBBS programme and 50 to the BDS programme, 20 per cent MBBS and BDS seats are reserved for self-financing basis and 10 per cent seats are reserved for foreigners/overseas Pakistanis.

Candidates who have passed Intermediate (Science) Pre-medical group annual examinations of 2010 and secured at least 60pc marks are eligible.

Candidates who have passed 2010 'A' level or 12th grade (American School) with English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry from Karachi have to submit the equivalence certificate.

Such candidates will also have to submit equivalence certificate for O Level/10th grade.

The equivalence certificate of such candidates will not be accepted if they have not studied and passed the subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in their 11th and 12th grade/O Level and A Level examinations.

Candidates should have passed last two examinations (Matriculation & Intermediate, O & A Levels and 10th and 12th grades) from Karachi Centre/Board.

Candidates having passed the above-mentioned examinations at the centres located outside Pakistan through Federal Board, Islamabad will be accepted.

The candidates who had appeared in the Intermediate Science (Pre-Medical) examinations-2010 for an improvement are eligible to apply only if they have improved the grade/percentage of marks and in this case five marks will be deducted for each attempt.

Domicile and Permanent Residence Certificate of Karachi is mandatory for admission to the KMDC.The prospectus says that if the candidates' parents are government employee and the candidate has passed their examinations from other than the Karachi Board then they will be eligible provided their parents' deputation letter from the respective department is submitted.

Written aptitude test will be held to select the candidates.

The test will consist of multiple choice questions (MCQs) from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English at par with HSC examination and the weightage of marks for determination of merit will be calculated as: Entry Test 50 per cent, HSC exam's 40pc and SSC exam's 10pc.

Candidates will be finally selected after interview by the admission committee of the KMDC on the basis of merit list and all selected candidates will be examined by a medical board of the KMDC before depositing fees.

Fresh students will be required to pay Rs41,870 (including Rs5,000 admission fee) per annum and those getting admission on self-finance basis will be charged Rs300,000 per year while foreigners/overseas Pakistanis will have to pay $12,000, per year. Dawn

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College principals granted permission to allow admissions
Karachi: Chairman, Centralised Admission Policy (CAP), Committee, Professor Dr Nasir Ansar on Friday granted permissions to the principals and in-charge of 40 public colleges and government higher secondary schools to allow admission if seats are still available in various disciplines in Class XI, on merit basis.

Dr Ansar, who is also a Director General, Colleges (Sindh), said that as per policy of the CAP Committee-2010, admissions are granted in Class XI for the current academic session 2010-2011.

He added that the principals or in-charge should entertain applicants in the available disciplines in first year classes.

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NED admission process begins
Karachi: The admission process at the NED University of Engineering & Technology for the first year BE classes in various departments has begun. The Pre-Admission Entry Test for candidates seeking admission for the academic year 2010-11 will be held at the main University Campus on October 3 (Sunday). The test will be from 10:00am to 12:00noon but the students are advised to reach the venue at 9:00am. The university will have an Open Day on October 5 from 9:30am to 12:30pm for only those students who have passed the Pre-Admission Entry Test.

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KU students meet Ebad
Karachi: Students from various departments of the University of Karachi (KU) had candid talks on Thursday with the Chancellor of the University Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad about the deteriorating academic, security and administrative situation that was a matter of great concern for the students.

The students spoke about the point buses of the university that was a nightmare to the students, the rangers that were roaming around the university carrying arms but the law and order situation, the bad governance and continuous decline of the academic standards.

The students, most vocal from the Department of Mass Communication (MC), even requested the governor to remove the rangers from the campus and allow the functioning of the student unions in the universities because the students, though the most important segment in the university, were not represented and the students faced immense problems because of this paradox. All the employees of the university the teaching, non-teaching and officers' associations were active to safeguard their rights but students, the main stakeholders at the university, had no representation.

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VC stresses need for new research projects in FUUAST
Karachi: Professor Dr Mohammad Qaisar, Vice Chancellor of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) has stressed that there is a need for new research projects, and said that the funds would be allocated for them despite the financial crunch.

He was speaking at a reception hosted by teachers in honor of the members of FUUAST Senate. Qaisar said that the teachers should perform their due role in the development of the university, as

well as the country. He asked to boost educational and research activities as present developed nations had taken untiring efforts in the field of education and research.

Dr Iftkhar Ahmed Tahiri of the Anjuman Asatiza, Gulshan campus acclaimed the university teachers' efforts for the progress of education. He said that the teachers are doing a fine job in their fields despite the uncertain conditions.

Professor Syed Iqbal Alam President of Anjuman Asatiza, Gulshan campus said that the teachers and management of the university should play a collective role to pull out the university from the financial crisis.

He said that research work is the only source to enhance the quality of education.

Professor Arshiya Salahudin said that the government should support the teachers, as they can develop the country through education and research. She said that only teachers can salvage a sinking nation. The news

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SSUET holds career awareness session
Karachi: Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) organised a presentation and interactive session 'The 10-Minutes Window' for graduates on Friday. It endeavoured to guide students how to proceed in professional life and how to adjust to the circumstances of the changing world. SSUET chancellor ZA Nizami said the basic requirement for success in the professional life is confidence that "empowers you to transform problems into solutions" and primary purpose of career counseling is to help students learn how to explore potential opportunities. Registrar Mahmood Syed said the university organises internship and various training programmes for students to get proper jobs. IT and Statistical Bureau Directors Yahyah Waliullah and Ayad Aftab said the students should convince the employer or interviewer how beneficial they are for the organisation. Daily times

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