Larkana Board declares results
Larkana, Sept 09: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Larkana has announced the results of the Secondary School Certificate Part-I of annual examination 2010 of science and general groups here on Wednesday. Dawn
KU selected for European Union project
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) has been selected as a member of Consortium of European Union's Erasmus Mundus Europe Asia project.
The consortium is coordinated by Pro-Vice Chancellor KU, Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi. Introducing the project, Dr Kazmi said that KU proposed its participation in the said project which was approved by the European Union after going through the required procedure of examining the expertise of research and research facilitators in the university. It is pertinent to mention that KU is the only university of Pakistan which has been selected for this project.
According to the terms and conditions of the project, faculty members, students and staff of KU will go to various universities in Europe for research and different academic degree programs. The project was initiated by Lund University of Sweden, which lined up other universities in Asia and Europe including University College London - UK, University of Warsaw - Poland, University of Vienna - Austria, Peking University - China, Jahangirnagar University ñBangladesh and others.
The overall objective of Erasmus Mundus Europe Asia Project is to create a partnership in research and education that will strengthen ties between Europe and Asia. "This project will be used as a platform to strengthen academic cooperation, and emphasis will also be placed on capacity building aspects, specifically, the ability of the universities to handle international mobility and large international cooperation projects," she said.
Dr. Kazmi said that the goal of the project is to create cooperation structures of long-lasting value to the university. The prioritised fields of study and research identified are Environmental Issues, Public Health, Social Welfare, and International Law/Human Rights. Central to the project are the mobility opportunities offered to 106 individuals, shared between undergraduate students, master students, PhD students, post doctoral and academic staff.
For this purpose scholarships will be offered in various fields through which the faculty and research students of KU will get a chance to work in universities in European countries. The consortium is composed of partners representing eight European countries (Sweden, Italy, Poland, UK, Ireland, France, Austria, and Netherlands) and five Asian countries (Pakistan, India, China, Nepal, and Bangladesh).
All potential applicants for this scholarship including undergraduates, masters and PhD students will be required to produce TOEFL scores for getting admission in European Universities. The first consortium meeting to further details will be held at Lund University during September 22-25, 2010, which will be attended by Dr. Kazmi.
Meanwhile, the Vice-Chancellor, Karachi University (KU), Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, in his message, on the auspicious occasion of Eid, said that this Eid was a special one of its kind because on this day we have to display the love and brotherhood which is the hallmark of an Islamic society.
He added that our Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) established the Islamic egalitarian society, free of all kinds of exploitation and corruption, and maintaining the sanctity of this society was made the obligation of the believers in every age.
For this purpose Allah Almighty has bestowed upon the blessing of Ramzan at the end of which we celebrate Eid. Incidents of terrorism are unfortunate during this holy month. He said that this Eid should be celebrated with simplicity and it should be remembered that our compatriots were facing acute problems due to the devastating floods.
DAE admission date extended
Karachi: According to an announcement by the Principal, Government College of Technology, Site, the last date for admission to the Diploma in Associate Engineering (DAE), evening and morning shifts, has been extended to September 17,l according to a Press release. Forms will be received by the above-noted date and will be available from the college gate. The news
DTCD Exam forms
Karachi: The Karachi University examination controller has announced for the information of all candidates of the chest diseases department, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, that forms and fee for postgraduate diploma in tuberculosis and chest diseases (DTCD) for annual examinations-2010 will be accepted till September 20 and with a late fee of Rs500 per week till exams. ppi
LUMHS, MSF join hands to help survivors
Hyderabad: Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences has decided to extend medical facilities to flood victims in different parts of the province immediately after Eid in collaboration with volunteers of Médecins Sans Frontières (doctors without borders).
Talking to journalists on Wednesday, the university's vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Noshad A. Sheikh said that 10,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) were sheltering on the main campus land and in two school buildings as batches of IDPs continued to pour in from Dadu, Khaipur Nathan Shah, Johi and Thatta.
He said that summer vacation of all faculty members had been cancelled and they were asked to offer their services along with postgraduate students to the medical superintendent of Liaquat University Hospital to run medical camps.
The university was taking care of flood survivors at relief camps set up at the university's main gate, Karan Shoro village, Al-Hamra Kotri barrage and Aliabad off Indus Highway, he said.
A committee of senior faculty members and officials of the university had been formed to run these camps. A vice-chancellor's donation account had been set up to collect funds and donations for flood survivors, he said.
Several faculty members had donated their full month salary and total donations from faculty members, students and paramedics came to Rs2 million, he said. Dawn