Karachi medical colleges admissions | KU Prem Gali
4,922 take entry test for MBBS, BDS admissions
Karachi, Oct 08: Entry
tests for admissions in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(MBBS) for Dow Medical College (DMC) and Jinnah Sindh Medical College
(JSMC) as well as in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) for Dr
Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences were held here
These tests were held for a total of 900 seats, of
which 350 each have been allocated for DMC and JSMC in MBBS and 200
seats for Dow Dental College.
The entry tests for the year 2013-14 were held under National Testing Service at NED University.
all, 4,922 male and female candidates took up the test, while 46 did
not turn up and as many as 200 invigilators performed duties on behalf
of the National Testing Service. According to a statement, the
candidates comprised 80 percent female and 20 percent male students.
Special Secretary Health Dr Manzoor Abbas paid a visit to the centre to monitor the process.
DMC 228 seats have been allocated for general merit, while 55 seats are
available on self-finance basis, 22 seats for Interior Sindh, 12 seats
for overseas Pakistanis, one seat for disabled student, 16 seats for
National Self Finance and 16 seats have been allocated for Pakistan
Technical Assistant Programme.
Likewise, 100 seats have
been allocated for Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan Institute of Oral Health
Sciences for BDS for the year 2013-14, of which 60 have been allocated
for open merit, 34 for self-finance basis and six for overseas
In Dow International Dental College, 40 seats
have been allocated for self-finance basis and 10 seats for the overseas
Pakistanis. Fifty seats have been allocated for self-finance in Dow
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Sindh to recruit 20,000 more teachers
Karachi: Amid allegations of widespread irregularities in hiring teachers, the Sindh
government has announced recruiting 20,000 more government school
The plan was unveiled on the World Teachers' Day
by the Sindh education minister, who was speaking on Saturday at a
ceremony held at the education and literacy department's Reform Support
At the programme, Khuhro distributed offer letters
among the successful candidates, who after passing the National Testing
Service (NTS) examination were hired for the posts of high school
The schoolteachers would be recruited in a
phase-wise manner purely on merit without wrongdoings in the process,
said Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, as allegations of corruption had tainted the
process of hiring teachers in the past.
He vowed there
would be no nepotism or favouritism in the hiring process this time,
admitting that in the past, there had been serious reports of
malpractices to the extent that offer letters to favourite candidates
were issued prior to the fulfilment of basic formalities, including
filling of application form necessary for formally applying for the
Under the new "stringent criteria", Khuhro said, it
was compulsory for the prospective candidates to pass the test conducted
by the NTS with high marks. No quota has been reserved for any quarter
in the fresh recruitment drive.
The newly recruited teachers will remain in the government school, where their first posting is made for at least three years.
the first phase, the offer letters for high school teachers are being
distributed while in the second and third phases, the letters for the
posts of junior school teachers and primary school teacher would be
The education minister's remarks
come in the backdrop of reports of widespread irregularities in the
hiring of a large number of schoolteachers in the previous tenure of
Pakistan People's Party.
The education department has
launched a formal inquiry into the past recruitments of government
teachers with the help of the anti-corruption unit.
Teachers' day message
his message on the World Teachers' Day, Khuhro asked the media, civil
society and parents to pinpoint the government schools and teachers who
had not been performing efficiently.
"It is the foremost
priority of the Sindh government to reopen dysfunctional government
schools and it also expects the teachers to perform their duties with
utmost honesty and sincerity," he said.
The minister said
he was willing to visit every village and town in Sindh to get such
schools reopened. "No compromise would be made on the provision of
quality education for school and college students."
said the statistics of schoolteachers working in the educational
institutions across the province would be soon available online on the
official website of the education department.
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At Karachi University, vigilantes nip young love in the bud
Karachi: At Karachi University, couples once walked holding hands through the Prem
Gali: an arched stone walkway, hidden beneath shady trees, away from the
humdrum of food stalls. But not any more.
For decades, a
group has been religiously trying to hold back young love. There have
been no innovations, it follows the same cycle.
is to find young men who have the cheek to befriend girls. Step two is
to watch them for a few days. Whether the relationship is romantic or
innocent friendship is left open to the interpretation of the onlookers.
The next step is to warn them. "Bhai zara sambhal ke" (be cautious brother).
all warnings go in vain, the unsuspecting soul is pounced upon, usually
by four men ready to beat him to a pulp. His fault: spreading "fahashi"
– loosely translated as vulgarity – on the campus.
vigilantes even smear the places considered hotspots for intermingling
of both sexes. The raised platform in the arts lobby, which leads to the
sociology department, is literally greased at the beginning of each
semester. Blobs of grease are spread generously all over the floor to
prevent young couples from sitting there and sharing a quiet moment or
But they say young love is hard to contain. The
love-struck couples usually find alternatives. They sit at the numerous
libraries, not for the love of books but to steal a whisper or exchange
promises to be together till death.
Asma* was once sitting with a school friend at the mass communication department.
The couple was sitting on a black leather sofa in one corner of a huge lobby.
were no springs in the seat so when we sat it reclined to a position
between sitting and lying. I think that struck them as indecent," she
Four boys told Asma's friend to get up, and
slapped him: 17 times in a minute, claimed witnesses. Then they took him
outside the department, and thrashed him.
"It was embarrassing. I was furious... and scared. I did not come to the university for a week," she admits.
was excited, as he had managed to borrow his dad's car to the
university that day. It was drizzling, and he decided to drive around
the campus with his friend.
They stopped for fresh juice near the bus terminal, and in the 15 minutes, he recalls holding her hand for just a few seconds.
boys looking at us came to our car [and said] 'You cannot roam around
the campus like this. Get out of this area before we feel the need to
take action'," Bilal says.
"I sped out of the campus. I did not want to be beaten up, that too in front of my girlfriend," he laughs.The moral police
rightwing Islami Jamiat-e- Talaba (IJT), the student political faction
accused of moral policing, claims it has good reason to do so. "We never
attack anyone without warning. You come to the university to study, not
to date. If we do not stop this vulgarity, people will be having babies
on the campus," said an IJT activist requesting anonymity.
representative admits to have slapped a student for getting too close
to a girl. "I saw him with a girl in a Land Cruiser. How do I tell you
what he was doing…he was getting too physical... let's [just] keep it to
that. I took him out of the car and slapped him several times. To this
day when he meets me he says, 'Bhai, I still remember your slaps'. I
smile and tell him, 'But you still haven't turned over a new leaf'."
self-appointed guardians of morality claim they are doing a favour.
"The Rangers are too scared to tackle this vulgarity. We are doing the
[university] administration a favour," said Qazi Mansoor, a senior
member of the IJT.
The student union activists boast how
they had burnt down trees around Prem Gali in the year 2000, because
couples sat there. "Now there is no privacy there and so people keep
their emotions in control," Mansoor said.
And perhaps, the empty corners at the once-popular Prem Gali prove the moral police have been doing their job.
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MA (Previous) exam results announced
Karachi: The University of Karachi on Saturday announced the result of the MA
(Previous) External Annual Examinations 2012 for the discipline of Urdu.
to the result, 423 candidates appeared in theexaminations and of the,
222 were declared as successful with a pass percentage of 52.48. A
university announcement said that the marks certificates were being
issued. The news
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KU Archives Department lacks facilities
Karachi: The next time you wonder why the general public in Pakistan
fail to learn from history and remain in a state of denial, you can pay a
visit to University of Karachi's (KU) Mehmood Hussain Library to
witness the massacre of 'history'.
The mentioned library is one
of the few comprehensive book rooms in Karachi, used by over 3,000
students everyday, with membership count crossing 200,000. The Archives
Department of the Mehmood Hussain Library gives the feeling of a
'ghost-house' where newspapers, historical documents, 18th century books
- which need to be preserved - are left to be torn apart as years pass.
On top of that, four out of six employed officials required to maintain library archives often remain absent from their work.
Many irked students have shared their views with Daily Times regarding the malpractices of library staffers.
asked whether he has been to the old newspaper section on library's
third floor, a student of the English Department said that although
they, as students, should visit the section every now and then, the
pathetic condition over there makes them resist. "A single step into
that section can make one yearn for breath, and cause asthma in the long
term due to the immense dust that has enveloped the place."
about the malpractices at the university, and how appointments are
made, a politically aware student exasperated by the staffers'
non-availability said, They have been appointed on the basis of their
political affiliations, and it doesn't matter to them even if they don't
come to work, as nobody can dare to question them." As for the
librarian, the student said, "The librarian feels free to leave before
time, resulting in inconvenience for evening students."
also a question of accountability, daunting the KU administration as
over the years, thefts - of cash, encyclopaedias, and reference books -
have been reported but not sought after properly.
irregularity needs to be addressed sternly before the library starts
manifesting the condition of Karachi's notorious government schools.
to the number of students who use the library, and the heavy amount of
funds it gets, there are only 100 computers in this technologically
advanced age for the use of students.
Other keen students were
found complaining about the library not having enough international
publications. "We don't get to read many international magazines,
journals and issues. Although TIME magazine is always readily available,
others such as The Economist, The Guardian, and New York Times should
also be there," said a student majoring in International Relations.
on the other side, there were some students who appreciated the current
facilities at the library. "Everything is adequate. Books are easily
accessible, and we have proper ventilation system; thanks to the
architects," he said.
Yet, there is always room for improvement.
"We need proper stairs, and more computers should be installed in the
digital lab, along with more space, he said. "The building needs some
care too, ie, paint, broken windows need a quick repair."
another said that last year, just during the 2nd semester examinations
between December 12 and December 30, the library was closed. "How was I
supposed to study in the evening when the library was shut down right
when I needed it the most?" asked an exasperated evening programme
Amid the existent status quo, some students have started
thinking class-consciously that since they do not pay a hefty amount of
fee to the KU, a public university, their problems are not heeded. No
wonder that myriad of students belonging to the upper strata of the
society, have opted for private institutions, having seen the conditions
at state-owned institutions.
Mehmood Hussain Library is an
asset not only for students but also for researchers in Pakistan; yet
the management does not give it much attention. On the contrary, it
seems busy in decorating the new administration building, while making
lame, implausible excuses when the matter of library is raised.
furniture and air conditioners are being brought for the new admin
block; while we study without electricity during outages. The library
doesn't even have standby generators," a hopeless student spoke his
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KU professor awarded int'l honour
Karachi: Prof Syed Aley Hasan Zaidi, an adjunct faculty of
International Centre for Chemical and Biological Science (ICCBS),
University of Karachi, has been awarded Fellowship of the Royal College
of Physicians of Edinburgh.
An official of the ICCBS said on
Monday that Prof Zaidi was awarded an international honour in a ceremony
held at Queen Conference Centre in the premises of Royal College of
Physicians of Edinburgh.
He is working as honorary professor of
pathology at Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug
Research, is a consultant Histopathologist, and has got a distinguished
academic profile. Daily times
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Karachi law student dies mysteriously in UK university
London: A Pakistani student from Karachi Nadir Ali has died in mysterious
circumstances as a result of an "incident" at the Northumbria University
but the administration is refusing to reveal what caused his death.
students at the university have said that Nadir Ali was a law
student of master's level at the university and had recently come from
Karachi. He lived in Lovaine Flats, accommodation provided by the
university which is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, near Scotland.
University issued a notice to student of Lovaine flats on 4th October
stating that an ambulance had been in the early hours of "this morning
in response to an incident involving a student. Security and paramedics
attended the scene and the student concerned was taken to hospital" but
it failed short of saying what may have caused the death of the student –
was it a hate attack, fight or something else.
Sethi, a student at the university said that Pakistani students
at the campus were living in a state of fear and the university was
refusing to take them into confidence.
"There are only
few Pakistani students out of the population of around 3,300
international students. The total student population at the university
is about 30,000. The administration, when inquired, is telling us it's a
sensitive case but we want to know what happened to our fellow
Pakistani student. We want to hear facts about this case and don't want
to be treated like insects."
It was learnt that two
ambulances remained on the site for the whole night along with police. A
spokesperson from the university said, "We have received confirmation
that a Northumbria University student died on 4 October 2013. The
student was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) where he was
pronounced dead. A report is being prepared for the coroner. His family
have been notified by the police and our thoughts are with them at this
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No third party involved in Pak student's accidental death
third party was involved in the death of a Pakistani student from
Karachi, Nadir Ali Khan Chang, who was studying at the Northumbria
A spokesman of the university said that "there is believed to be no third party involvement"
in Pakistani student's death and "the cause of death will be announced
by the Coroner in their report which is currently being prepared."
student said that he had heard from the resident student that
Nadir Ali Khan Chang was found to be slumped in the bathroom of the
university accommodation hostel and the matter was reported to the
emergency services. The university statement said: "It
is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Nadir Ali Khan
Chang. Nadir was taken ill on the morning of Friday 4th October.
Emergency services were called and he was taken to the Royal Victoria
Infirmary Hospital, Newcastle, where, sadly, he was pronounced dead. His
family has been notified by the police and our thoughts are with them
at this difficult time."
The university announced
yesterday on its website that Nadir was studying on a postgraduate LLM
programme in International Commercial Law.Kevin Kerrigan, Executive Dean
of Business and Law at Northumbria University, Newcastle, said: "This
is deeply sad news and the University has been in touch with his family
to offer our deepest condolences and support. While Nadir had just
arrived at University his passion for the subject of Law was evident. We
will continue to support those who knew him. Our thoughts are with
Nadir's family and friends at this difficult time."
Hodgson, President of Northumbria University Students' Union, said:
"The Union is deeply saddened by this news and is working closely with
the University to ensure that students receive the support they need at
this time." The news
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