SSC-I (science) results
Karachi, Oct 25: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi will declare the results of (class IX) science group annual examination-2010 on Monday at 11am, according to a press statement issued on Sunday. ppi
Students Week at KU
Karachi: The Students Week of the University of Karachi will commence from October 25 (today).
An official of the institution said that a number of competitions would be organized till October 28.
The Vice-Chancellor of Karachi University, Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, has issued a directive that classes will remain suspended after 11 a.m. from October 25 to 28 in connection with the Students Week.
Karachi: Director Admissions, University of Karachi (KU), Prof. Dr Saleem Shehzad on Sunday announced that the admissions in BS (H) first year and third year, Masters, B.L.I.S. for the academic year 2011 are commencing from Monday (today).
He said that the admission forms can be obtained from specific branches of UBL on the payment of Rs500 till November 3 while the form and prospectus can also be downloaded from the university's official website www.uok.edu.pk.
This form can be submitted in any specified branch of UBL on payment of Rs300 (processing fee). The applicant must have at least 45 per cent marks in the pre-requisite exam (grace or condone marks will not be considered), Shehzad said.
Those students of KU who have passed BS (H) second year exams and have appeared in the terminal exam of fourth semester are eligible to apply for admission if they want to change their department, he said.
As per instruction of the Vice-Chancellor, KU, the flood victims will be given a provisional admission without their documents but their admission will be confirmed on the submission of the required documents later.
New exam dates: The Controller of Examinations, University of Karachi, on Sunday announced that the postponed exams of M.Sc Home Economics (Previous), D.T.C.D/ B.P.Ed annual examinations 2010 will now be conducted, October 28. The place and time of examination have not been changed.
Meanwhile, the registrar, KU has announced that as per directive of the Vice-Chancellor, KU, Prof. Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, classes will remain suspended after 11am during the Students' Week, which will commence from October 25 to October 28.
KU holds aptitude tests
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) on Saturday held the aptitude tests for admissions in the departments of Environmental Studies and Applied Physics in BS (Hons) Programme and in the Department of Environmental Studies for BS (Third Year)/M.Sc programme.
A university spokesman said that some 4,000 candidates appeared in the test.
Senior officials including the Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Prof. Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi and Prof. Dr Nassiruddin Khan, Dean Faculty of Management Sciences, Prof. Dr Abuzar Wajidi, monitored the process.
The tests were conducted in two shifts from 9:00am to 11:00am and from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
It is pertinent to mention here that the carbonised answer sheets were issued so that the candidates could match their scores with the answer key. The test scores were displayed on the website on the day of the test whereas the final merit list will be issued on November 7.
If a candidate finds that there is a difference in the displayed score and his personal assessment, he can obtain a claim form on the payment of Rs500 on October 25 and October 26 from the Council Room of the Dean Faculty of Arts.
The claim form will be processed on the same day and if the claim is found valid, the amount will be returned to the candidate.
FUUAST exam form submission date
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science, and Technology (FUUAST) has announced that examination forms for B.Com (four years) semester I and M.Com semester I (regular) evening can be submitted by October 25.The forms can be obtained from UBL, Baitul Mukarram Branch, Gulshan-e-Iqbal. No form will be accepted after the due date.
Int'l seminar on teacher education
Karachi: The Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) is organising a three-day International Conference from Oct 26 on the "Role of Teacher Education in Complex Emergencies". An official of the institution said on Sunday that this year's conference aimed to share innovations in teacher education to counteract crises that directly affect human development. Director, Institute for Educational Development, BRAC University, Bangladesh, Dr Manzoor Ahmad, will be delivering the keynote address on the occasion. Provost and Associate Dean, Shifa Medical College, Islamabad will be the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony, it was further stated. The news
Grant increased for public sector universities
Quetta: The provincial government has increased the grant for public sector uni- versities in Balochistan from Rs200 to Rs500 million with immediate effect in order to help resolve their financial problems.
The five public sector universities of the province had sought Rs1,427 million in grants from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for the financial year 2010-2011 to complete their development projects. However, they were provided only Rs837 million.
The universities have been facing financial difficulties since the last several years but this year their woes grew worse as the HEC cut their grants further.
The commission suggested that the universities generate funds through their own resources - that is, through enhancement of tuition fees, etc.
But the administrations of the universities and various bodies representing their students and staff opposed this option, saying Balochistan was a poor province and its people could not afford higher fees.
This year the universities could not send their teaching staff and students abroad for higher studies because of their financial woes, sources said.
They said that in view of the financial problems being faced by the universities, Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani had approved the increase in government grants by Rs300 million.
The five public sector universities are the Balochistan University, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Balochistan University for Engineering, Khuzdar, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Lasbela, and Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University, Quetta. Dawn