Larkana board declares HSC-II results
Larkana, Sep 05: Results of the Higher Secondary Certificate part-II (class-XII) annual examination 2013 for pre-medical and pre-engineering groups were announced by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Larkana on Wednesday.
Mohammad Ruman Uppal of Wapda Degree College Guddu and Murk Sariyo of Government Girls Higher Secondary School Ratodero stood first with 974 marks out of 1,100 marks in the pre-engineering group while Uroosa Tareen Pathan of Government Girls College Shikarpur stood first with 974 marks out of 1,100 marks in the pre-medical group.
The trend in the result depicted that majority of the students were inclined towards medicine as 13,391 sat pre-medical exams while only 9,480 candidates appeared in the pre-engineering exams.
Among the male students, Jahanzeb Shaikh of Cadet College Larkana stood second with 973 marks and Mohammad Taha Ghaffari of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology Larkana stood third with 971 marks.
Mubashira Syed from Global Science College Larkana stood second with 973 marks and Sana Faryal Balouch of Government Girls College Larkana stood third with 964 marks among female students.
According to the statistical data of the result published in the gazette, 9,480 candidates appeared in the pre-engineering group exams out of which 637 passed in grade A-1; 1,093 passed in grade A; 3,037 passed in grade B; 2,337 passed in grade C and 337 passed in grade D.
The number of students who passed was 7,441 that amounted to 78.5pc and the number of students who failed was 1,620.
Meanwhile, the announcement stated that the result of 368 candidates was withheld for cheating during exams.
Pre-medical group result
Among the male students, Bilal Ahmed Shaikh of Public School Larkana came second with 970 marks and Muhammed Zeeshan Dayo of Hira School and College Kashmore came third with 969 marks.
Sharia Ali Shaikh student of Strathmore School System Larkana came second with 973 marks and Sindhu Motanpota of Govt Girls College Shahdadkot came third with 972 marks among female students.
Some 13,391 candidates appeared in the pre-medical group exams out of which 855 passed in grade A-1; 1,547 passed in grade A; 4,820 passed in grade B; 3,680 passed in grade C and 420 passed in grade D.
The number of students who passed was 11,322 that amounted to 84.5pc while the result of 536 candidates was withheld for cheating during exams. Dawn
Admissions to SSUET begin
Karachi: The process for admissions for the academic session 2014 in Electronics, Civil, Computer Telecommunication and Bio-Medical besides Computer Science at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) has commenced.An official of the institution said on Monday that the aptitude test will be held on November 24.
He said that the university was all set to introduce new programmes of Architecture, Software Engineering and Bio-Informatics from the academic year 2014 and according to Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawaid H. Rizvi, the SSUET's Board of Governors had already given the go ahead.
The university is also exploring the possibility of introducing BS programme at its Institute of Environment and Human Settlements.The Disaster Relief Plan Cell at this institute has published various reports on Disaster preparedness in the wake of floods, rains, earthquakes, fire etc.
The vice-chancellor pointed out that at present SSUET has over 5,500 students on its roll studying in the engineering disciplines of Computer, Electronics, Bio-Medical, Civil and Telecommunication besides computer science.
He said that in keeping with the new emerging trends, the university had decided to start new programmes to meet the growing market demands.Dr Rizvi said the university was already offering postgraduate programmes and at Master, Ph.D levels besides robust continuous education programme in the evening.
After 16-year hiatus, NED teachers get their voice back
Karachi: The NED University for Engineering and Technology has regrouped its dormant teachers' union after a gap of 16 years.
The move – much to the relief of teachers – came after the transfer of powers from the late former vice-chancellor Engineer Abul Kalam to the current Prof Dr Muhammad Afzal Haque."His [Kalam's] was an autocratic rule where teachers had no voice of their own," said Dr SM Usman Ali, the general secretary of NED Teachers Association (NETA).
While students and non-teaching staff regard the late vice-chancellor's tenure as a golden era where political violence was curbed and the numbers of departments increased from three to 21, teachers who make up NETA believe otherwise.
"We were never given an opportunity to highlight our problems or laud our successes," said Ali. "The university was run like a military institution."For now, the newly revived teachers' union with 125 members plans to improve the ranking of the university, promote a conducive environment for teachers and pressure the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to release funds."We want to invite international ranking bodies to visit our campus as previously the university was cut off from the media," said Ali.
NETA believes that of all the public-sector universities, teachers at the NED University receive the least facilities. "While at other universities, the PhD allowance is Rs10,000 a month, we at NED only receive Rs5,000," he said. "Only if financial worries do not trouble a teacher he can grow professionally."
The same, he laments, is the case with phone and medical allowances.Ali alleged that in order to rescue the university financially, the late vice-chancellor had mortgaged the provident and pension funds of the university to obtain bank loans. "Now there are no funds to repay bank loans and the retired employees are not receiving pensions," he said. "The NED needs an immediate bail-out package, otherwise our salaries will be frozen."
While Ali agrees the previous government's move to raise salaries by 50 percent had brought some respite for the teachers, he claims that inflation has also increased manifolds since the increment three years ago. "The 10 percent increment announced in the June budget has also not been given to us yet."
Recent orders of the HEC for public-sector universities state they should generate 40 percent of their own resources with the remaining 60 percent to be financed by the government.But NETA believes that public-sector varsities are not profit-generating organisations. "Through these policies, the common man will not be able to educate his children," Ali claims.
NETA plans to start a campaign against the policy in the next few days. "We have joined hands with the national body for university teachers, Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association," he said. "Together we will protest and create a national pressure group." The news