Karachi university announced MA Final External examinations results 2008
Karachi, Sep 30: The University of Karachi (KU) has announced the MA Final (External) examinations, 2008 results in Urdu, Persian, Sindhi, and Mathematics.
In Urdu, 232 students were registered, 220 appeared, and 119 of them passed the examination. The pass percentage was 54.09.
In Persian one student was registered, who appeared and passed the examination. The pass percentage was 100.
In Sindhi, 27 students were registered, 23 appeared and 13 of them passed the examination. The pass percentage was 56.62.
In Mathematics, 22 students were registered, 19 appeared and five of them passed the examination. The pass percentage was 26.32.
In MA (Previous) the result of Mathematics was announced in which 60 students were registered, 41 appeared and five of them passed the examination. The pass percentage was 12.20. The newsYour Comments
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Errors mar CAP college admission process
Karachi: With the completion of admission process under the centralised policy, a number of errors surfaced such as placement of commerce and computer science students in arts (humanities) and engineering colleges and an uneven award of admissions to different colleges.
In addition, about 19,200 students have been admitted to the commerce faculty of various colleges despite the fact that there is already an acute shortage of commerce subject teachers, sources said.
Similarly, a large number of students had been placed in computer science faculty this year though many of the colleges were without subject teachers and well-equipped laboratories.
Confirming that the Sindh education department's centralised admission policy (CAP) committee had placed thousands of commerce students in humanities group, while hundreds of others who did their matriculation with computer science had been given admissions in engineering colleges, Prof Iftikhar Azmi of the Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association's Karachi chapter said that such anomalies had occurred because the placement forms were not segregated faculty-wise prior to their scrutiny. Prof Azmi was appointed an observer to the admission process.
Asked if it was lawful to give admissions to the faculties than those desired by the candidates, Prof Azmi replied in the negative, saying that all those students who were denied admissions to the faculty of their choice despite having required marks in the faculty in matriculation might approach the court of law to seek justice.
He was of the view that a number of other errors which may surface over the next couple of days could result in heavy rush of students at all 19 claim centres set up by the CAP committee to address such complaints.
He attributed the causes of problems which generally crop up during the computerised admission process to non-availability of proper system of registration and scrutiny of placement forms, lack of data on the capacity of colleges and absence of an effective system to verify marks-sheets issued by boards of secondary education other than the Karachi board.
The sources said that these shortcomings would cause overcrowding in the colleges of repute, mostly located in the city's centre, and leave those in the suburbs deserted.
As a result many colleges located in the suburbs would get little attention of the authorities concerned and fail to perform well in the intermediate examinations.
They said if the government failed to overcome the lingering issues concerning shortage of teachers and ill-equipped science and computer science laboratories, the colleges' performance in the intermediate examinations might deteriorate.
Sources in government colleges said that the colleges would take at least a few more days to complete procedural formalities although the CAP committee had completed the process by giving admissions to over 82,000 candidates to the 124 colleges.
This way first-year classes in a majority of the colleges would begin in the first week of October, they added.
Meanwhile, the Centralised Admission Policy (CAP) committee has allowed the principals of 37 government colleges in the city to grant admissions to eligible students in Class XI on their discretion on a merit basis subject to availability of seats, APP adds.
The announcement to this effect was made by the directorate of colleges. Dawn
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Dow University of Health Sciences principal's condition stable
Karachi: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) Principal Dr Salahuddin Afsar condition is now stable condition, his family members said.
Afsar was shot at yesterday night, when he attacked by two assassins riding a motorbike outside his clinic in North Nazimabad. The doctor sustained a wound above the hip bone, and was immediately rushed to Aga Khan University Hospital's private wing.
The wing where Afsar is being treated is being heavily guarded, while his family also turned down a number of media interviews.
Relenting a bit, his wife expressed her surprise over why Afsar was targeted. "He's not politically affiliated or a part of any such thing, so I fail to understand why anybody would want to harm him," she said.
She said that her husband was a soft spoken man, who had never been embroiled in any controversy. She also refuted talk of sectarian violence, saying: "As I said before, my husband has never been harsh to anyone let alone being involved in such a thing.
On Monday night Armed men made an attempt on the life of Dow Medical College Pro-Vice Chancellor Salahuddin Asfar in the North Nazimabad police limits late.
Police said that Asfar, a resident of Phase-VI, DHA, was returning home from Remedial Hospital in North Nazimabad, when armed men opened fire and escaped. He sustained a bullet wound.
Prof. Asfar was shifted to the hospital, where his condition is now reported to be stable. In his statement, he said that he had no enmity with anyone.
A case has been registered and investigation is under way.
Attack on Prof. Afsar condemned: Faculty members at a meeting at the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) condemned the brutal attack on Professor Salahuddin Afsar, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Dow Medical College.
The faculty members demanded of the Sindh government that a judicial inquiry into the matter is conducted, and the culprits are punished.They said that there was a need to provide security to medical and para-medical professionals, as they were "custodians of health of society".
Faculty members also prayed for the speedy recovery of Prof. Afsar.
Meanwhile, DUHS Vice-Chancellor Dr Masood Hameed Khan said in a press release that the attack on Afsar was aimed at depressing the doctors' community, and appealed to the government and law-enforcing agencies to provide security to the medical professionals. The news
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