Placement results of CAP 2011 announced
Karachi, Sep 19: The Director General (DG) Colleges and the Chairman of the Centralised Admission Policy (CAP)-2011 Committee, Professor Dr Nasir Ansar, on Sunday, announced placement results for the faculties of Home Economics, Computer Science (Male and Female) and Pre-Engineering (Male) admissions to class XI in the government colleges of the metropolis.
According to the Chairman CAP-2011, more than 1,400 male students had applied, but only 809 of were admitted in 15 government colleges due to the limited number of seats. Over 1,100 female students had applied in the same group and 733 of them were facilitated in 14 public-run colleges, this year.
The CAP had given admissions according to seats available in the colleges and due to the limited spots available, many students were unable to get admissions in computer science. Such students would be entertained in other faculties, Professor Ansar said.
Around 600 female students were enrolled in the Home Economics Faculty, whereas 16, 057 male students gained admission in 55 government colleges for the Pre-Engineering Faculty, he added.
"This year we had received more than 17, 000 application for Pre-Engineering Group while last year only 15,062 forms were sold in this category," the DG Colleges mentioned.
The cut-off ratio has been increased 50 per cent and students attaining at least 425 marks out of a total 1,100 were eligible to get admissions in the Pre-Engineering Group, he further stated.
The CAP Committee had found that merit in the Pre-Engineering Faculty was increased in eight colleges of the city. At least 80,500 placement forms were received out of a total 95,000 sold, Dr Ansar said.
"We would try to give the placement results of other faculties on daily a basis because we have set a deadline of September 24, 2011 to complete this process," he stated. The principals and heads of the public-run colleges are directed to start classes of Class-XI during the last week of the month.
Meanwhile, the DG Colleges directed the principals of the colleges not to collect more than the approved fees from the students.
KU student killed
Some unidentified armed men killed a 22-year-old man when he tried to resist the culprits from snatching his money and a mobile phone in the Bahadurabad police limits on Sunday.
Aman, son of Imran, a student of the University of Karachi, had gone to the Awami Markaz on main Shahrae Faisal to buy some goods.
On his way home, two armed men riding a motorcycle intercepted him and demanded of him at gunpoint to hand over money and the mobile phone.
When he resisted, the man opened fire and fled with the booty, leaving Aman in a pool of blood.
Hearing the gunshots some people rushed to the spot and saw Aman in a pool of blood.
They immediately informed the police. The mobile van of the said police station reached the spot, picked Aman in a critical condition and headed for the JPMC.However, the young man died on his way to the hospital.
SSUET publishes 400 research papers
Karachi: Realizing the fast-growing levels of knowledge in various fields of the engineering world, the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has assigned top priority to research and published over 400 research papers produced by its faculty members up to June 2011.
This was stated in a presentation made to the visiting inspection team of the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) on a two-day inspection of the Computer Engineering Department of the university.
The PEC team was informed that faculty members of the Electronic/Telecom Engineering Department produced 117 research papers while the Computer Engineering Department contributed 70, Bio-Medical Engineering Department 154 and Civil Engineering Department 68 research papers in renowned research journals.
It was pointed out that the university signed an MoU with Microsoft for collaborative research in emerging fields besides having collaborative research in Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design; software engineering and bio-informatics.
The PEC inspectors were informed that the university research programmes were being supervised by professors from North America.
At the outset of the presentation, the PEC team was given an overview of the university, the physical facilities, academic programmes, faculty, co-curricular and research activities, and achievements and said that it functioned under the philosophy of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, the great reformer and educationist who created awareness about education in science, engineering and technology.
Giving an outline of the basic concepts, it was disclosed that the university had been graded in the W category by the Higher Education Commission, its programme accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council, rated as five-star university by Chartered Inspection and Evaluation Committee of the Sindh Government and the first university in Pakistan certified under ISO 9001-2008.
The team was informed that the number of students grew from 197 in 1998 to 1086 in 2010 while the budget outlay soared from Rs443 million in 2007-2008 to Rs714 million in 2011-2012 with high preference assigned to academic activities.
The PEC inspection members were briefed in detail about endowment fund, career planning and placement bureau, community services and the physical facilities.
Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari date extended
Karachi: The Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari has announced that the date for commencement of short courses has been extended to October 10 due to recent rains. The admission process is in progress and admission forms will continue to be issued up to September 22. Last date to receive the form is September 27, said a statement issued on Saturday. Further information can be obtained at 021-32744017-19 during office hours. The news