KU announces BA Part-I (External) exam result
Karachi, Sep 12: The University of Karachi (KU) announced the result of BA Part-I (External), Annual Examination 2011 here on Wednesday. As per the statistics 7,435 candidates had themselves registered for the examination, out of which 6,972 appeared and 2,759 were declared pass. The pass percentage remained 37.04. Daily times
KU announces BDS exam schedule
Karachi: Karachi University on Wednes-day announced the schedule for BDS final professional supplementary exams 2012.
The exams will be conducted at the zoology department on Sept 20, 25, 27 and Oct 2, from 2 to 5pm, according to a KU statement.
Meanwhile, the university also announced the result of BA part-I external exams, held in 2011. ppi
Karachi varsity signs MoU with Mauritius University
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Mauritius (MU), with the objective to initiate academic exchange and scientific cooperation. An official of the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) on Wednesday said that Director ICCBS Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhary and Director Quality Assurance of University of Mauritius Dr B F Khodabocus, signed the MoU in Karachi. He said that the basic objective of the agreement was to initiate and promote scientific cooperation and academic exchange in various fields of sciences between University of Mauritius and KU. He said, "The University of Mauritius is a research institution founded in 1965. It offers part-time and full-time programmes of studies in a wide range of academic disciplines, giving increasing importance to postgraduate training, research and consultancy with a view to respond to the current and emerging needs of the various sectors of the economy. However, KU is recognised as the premier establishment of higher learning and research in the sub-continent and in the developing world, graded as 233 in world ranking of universities in natural sciences." Daily times
Graduation ceremony at PAF Air War College
Karachi: A graduation ceremony was held for the students of 60 Senior Command and Staff Course of the PAF Air War College, Karachi, on Wednesday.
Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Farhat Hussain Khan, as a chief guest on the occasion, conferred certificates on the students.
The chief guest stressed on the importance of developing knowledge base, skills and attitudes commensurate with the expectations of senior military officers.
He also congratulated the graduating officers on their successful completion of this milestone.
Top Graduate trophy was awarded to Wing Commander Murtaza Nusrat. Earlier, Chief Instructor (Staff Wing) Air Commodore Abdul Jabbar presented an end course report. The news
Court seeks reply on FJMC principal's appointment
Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday sought replies from the Punjab chief secretary and health secretary on a contempt petition challenging appointment of Fatima Jinnah Medical College (FJMC) principal in violation of court's stay order.
The court directed the respondents to file their replies within 10 days.
The court issued the directive on a petition filed by FJMC Pathology Department's Professor Dr Nazifa Ahmad.
The petitioner's counsel, Mian Jaffer Hussain, said that the petitioner was the most senior professor of the college and was, therefore, eligible for the post of college's principal. He said that the petitioner had moved the LHC seeking her appointment and the court stopped the process of appointment on June 27.
He alleged that the respondents violated court's order and on July 12 had appointed Dr Fakhar Imam as principal of the college. He requested the court to initiate contempt of court proceedings against the chief secretary and health secretary for violating the court's order. Daily times
IBA, Malaysian varsity ink MoU for academic cooperation
Karachi: To facilitate student and faculty exchange, joint research, and sharing of academic material and publications, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been inked between the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and the University of Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A delegation of the UM was visiting the IBA's main campus in Karachi on Wednesday when IBA Karachi Dean and Director Dr Ishrat Husain and UM Vice Chancellor Tan Sri Ghauth Jasmon penned the document.
"Realising the importance of internationalisation in the modern age, the IBA is expanding its boundaries by establishing linkages with overseas universities. The aim is to optimise academic collaborations," the IBA dean said.
To fulfil this goal, MoUs with Indian School of Business, University of Maryland and a few others had been signed in the recent past, he added.
Since, the IBA shared a legacy similar to the UM there was no doubt this collaboration would not be a success, hoped Jasmon.
"We want to work closely in terms of research, and are also looking forward to initiate a student and faculty exchange program from the next semester," he added.
The UM delegation comprised of Professor Dato Dr Mohd Sofian Azirun, dean, faculty of science; Prof Dr Noor Azina Ismail, acting dean, faculty of economics and administration; Yusoff Musa, registrar and other officials.
Failed students want paediatrics paper re-evaluated
Peshawar: Over 90 percent of the students who could not qualify the MBBS (Final) Professional examination of the Khyber Medical University (KMU) have expressed serious concern over the setting and checking of paediatrics paper.
A group of students who visited the offices of The News said that some 247 out of the total 963 students failed to qualify the examination. They said among them 196 were declared unsuccessful in the paediatrics paper.
The students said last year they had faced the same situation when 196 out of the total 207 candidates had failed in the same subject. "However, last year a committee was formed to look into the matter, which re-evaluated the paper and over 70 percent of the failed students were declared pass after the re-evaluation," one of the students wishing anonymity said.
"But this year, the university has banned rechecking and re-evaluation and the university officials were reluctant to meet us and listen to our concerns," he added.The students demanded the university administration to look into the issue and end their mental agony.
When contacted, deputy controller examination of the KMU, Nasir Salim said that there was no problem in the paper-setting and it had been checked very carefully as well. "We were specifically careful about the paeds papers keeping in view the previous year's experience," he said.
All the papers were rechecked and properly re-evaluated before declaration of the results so any mistake was out of question, he stressed. He was of the opinion that failures in paediatrics paper were not something new.It has been observed since long that majority of the students fail in paediatrics because they do not study and consider it a minor and easier subject, he explained.
Protest held for recovery of VC Ajmal
Mardan: Amn Jirga Wednesday set up a hunger strike camp here to protest the government's failure to recover the kidnapped vice-chancellor of the Islamia College University, Ajmal Khan.
The hunger strike camp, staged at the Bacha Khan Chowk, was attended by Amn Jirga Chairman Syed Kamal Shah, VC Ajmal Khan's brother Major (Retd) Mustafa Kamal, Prof (r) Farmanuddin, Abdul Ghaffar Mohmand, Riaz Paindakhel, Maulana Qasiruddin, Arshad Manan, Humayun Khilji and others.
Kamal Shah said he wrote letters to vice-chancellors of 14 public universities to attend the hunger strike camp to register protest against the government's failure to recover Ajmal Khan but no one turned up. He criticised the provincial government for not making sincere efforts to this end. He said the government had accepted the militants' demands for the release of the Afghan Ambassador Abdul Khaliq Farahi, Iranian diplomat Heshmatollah Attarzadeh, the Swiss couple and many others, but no concrete steps were being taken for the recovery of the kidnapped vice-chancellor.
The other speakers also demanded the government to take serious measures for Ajmal Khan's recovery. Maj (retd) Mustafa Kamal claimed the militants were now demanding the release of one militant named Imad in return for Ajmal Khan's release. The news