Girls outshine boys in computer science exams
Karachi, Sep 04: In a domain traditionally considered the winning turf for boys, Karachi girls have beaten their male counterparts and grabbed all top ten positions in computer science.
The Board of Intermediate Karachi (BIEK) on Monday announced the results of computer science part-II and pre-engineering, at a ceremony hosted at their office.The first position in computer science was secured by Fatima Idrees at 89 percent from the Sir Syed Government Girls College, followed by Sumbul Yousuf at 87.45 percent from the Bahria College, and Hina Hanif at 83.18 percent from the Hayat-ul-Islam Girls College.
Of the 1912 candidates who appeared for the computer science exam, only 778 passed, putting the pass percentage at a mere 35.87 percent for boys and 45.95 percent for girls.A majority of the students received a C grade.
In pre-engineering boys proved their mettle. Yahya bin Shahid at 90.9 percent from the Adamjee Secondary College grabbed the first position, followed by Mariam Malik at 89.36 percent from the BAMM, PECHS Government College, and Muhammad Zaheer at 88.8 percent from the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School.
At least 25,384 candidates appeared for the exam of whom only 14,379 passed putting the pass percentage at 56.96 percent for boys and 55.73 percent for girls. The news
SMU renamed as Jinnah Sindh Medical University
Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Monday approved a summary sent to him for renaming the Sindh Medical University (SMU). It will now officially be called as Jinnah Sindh Medical University.
The decision was taken in a meeting held at the CM House with Syed Qaim Ali Shah in the chair.
According to an official handout, the chief minister underlined the need to meet the challenges of higher education, professional dignity, competition and adoption of latest knowledge, so as to bring better results in medical education. He said that the summary of renaming of 'Jinnah Sindh Medical University' has been approved.
Shah said that President Asif Ali Zardari had directed to raise the status of Sindh Medical College to university level, while the other issues for further extension and expansion will be made as per need and requirement. He said that like Dow Medical University, this institution was expected to be seen as prestigious and quality oriented since founded by Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Regarding criticism by certain elements, the Sindh CM made it clear that there will be no bar or hindrance on applying for admission from students of any part of the province. Shah assured that provincial government would resolve administrative, legal and financial issues of newly elevated medical university.
Earlier, it was informed that as per Pakistan Medical and Dental Council rules and requirements, it is obligatory compulsory to have a full-fledged hospital affiliated with university, as such, the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) has been made part of medical university. The meeting was informed that after 18th Amendment, the JPMC has been devolved to Sindh government. The meeting discussed other issues also.
The meeting was attended among others by Senior Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq, Sindh Law Minister Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, Saleem Jan, Professor Tariq Rafi, Dr Javed Suleman, Dr Humayon Bashir, Dr Qaisar Sajjad, Etrat Rizvi, Azam Khan, Prof Saeed Akhtar, Dr Shahabullah Khan, Dr Sameer Qureshi, Principal Secretary to CM Siddique Memon, Secretary Law and Syed Ghulam Nabi Shah. Daily times
SSUET to foster a 'culture of research'
Karachi: Vice Chancellor of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Professor Dr Syed Jawaid Hassan Rizvi, has stressed the importance of fostering a culture of research at the SSUET.
Rizvi was speaking at a meeting held on research development with the SSUET's PhD faculty on Sunday.
"Strategically planned research has a positive impact on socio-economic development and the physical environment. Practical applications of research can be achieved through presentations at scientific and professional conferences and by publishing research and professional journals and magazines," he informed the meeting.
Rizvi also noted that research enhances the quality of education and that it can also be beneficial to the career of a PhD student.
It was proposed during the meeting that funds be allocated to provide an incentive for faculty members to promote research methods at SSUET.
The members of the meeting also noted that symposiums and seminars on various topics should be organised to develop a research-friendly environment. The news
FUUAST to re-conduct tests for missed candidates
Karachi: Director Evening Programme, Federal Urdu University of Arts Science & Technology (FUUAST), Dr Syed Tahir Ali on Friday announced re-conducting tests for the candidates who missed the chance to appear in BS Computer Science and Pharmacy-D's previous test. As per the announcement, candidates who applied for admissions in respective departments but could not attend National Testing Service test could submit their applications at Director Evening Programme's office, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Campus till September 8. "No application will be accepted after due date," Dr Ali's said. On the other hand, Registrar FUUAST Prof Dr Qamarul Haq announced that the university would observe two weekly offs from September 1. Daily times
FUUAST announces registration of special exam
Karachi: Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) Monday announced registration schedule of special exam for equivalent certificate for seminary students.
The students having degree of Shahadat-e-Aalia, the students of seminaries registered with Higher Education Commission (HEC) and non-graduate (DHMS) students could get equivalent certificate by appearing in special exam in four graduate level papers: Islamiat, English, Pakistan Studies and Urdu. The students could deposit their registration forms along with free of Rs 2,000 up to September 29, 2012.
Meanwhile, FUUAST has extended the last date of submission of admission fee in the evening programme. Now the students could deposit their fees by September, says a FUUAST release here Monday. ppi