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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa medical and dental colleges admissions

Entrance tests for medical, dental colleges
Peshawar, Aug 28: Students of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Peshawar (BISE) on Monday obtained the top three positions in results of entrance test held by the Educational Testing and Evaluation Agency (ETEA) for admissions to medical and dental colleges of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Besides securing the top three positions, six students of the Peshawar board are among the top 10 position holders in the entrance test.The test was held on Sunday, for which 19486 candidates had enrolled themselves but 19144 appeared in written test.

A female candidate Zara Khattak, Roll No 9900, by securing 685 marks out of 800, topped the entrance test, followed by Hameedullah, Roll No 6161 who got second position by obtaining 682 marks. Kainat Inayat, Roll No 609, achieved third position by securing 677 marks.

Haseeb Javed, Roll No 16831, of the Abbottabad board, got fourth position as he obtained 675 marks. Nadeem Ijaz, Roll No 801, Peshawar board, managed to get 671 marks and thus got fifth position.

Osama Iqbal, Roll No 6907, of the IBCC, secured 671 marks; Maryam Abdullah, Roll No 981, and Qaidar, Roll No 4224, both of the Peshawar board, obtained 670 marks, respectively.

Usman Sajjad Khan, Roll No 18035, of the Abbottabad board, got 662 marks while Malghalara Naeem, Roll No 967, of the IBCC, obtained 660 marks.

An official of ETEA said that 68 candidates secured 600 marks, 648 obtained 550 marks, 1984 got 400 marks and 3083 managed to get 300 marks. He said 4213 candidates got 200 marks, 5630 secured 100 marks while 3510 obtained below 100 marks in the entrance test.

The candidates from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Fata, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh appeared in the entry test, which was simultaneously conducted at several centres, i.e Islamia Collegiate hockey ground and cricket ground of the University of Peshawar, Ayub Medical College in Abbottabad and Grassy Ground in Saidu Sharif Swat.

The Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar had provided logistics for the registration and holding of the test.It is worth mentioning here that the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC), Islamabad has made the Entrance Test mandatory for admission to medical and dental institutions of both public and private sectors.

The KMU also announced results of the test on August 26 on its website as well as on ETEA website

Also, the results were communicated to the entire applicants individually via SMS through specially prepared software by the IT Department of KMU.

According to officials of the KMU, around 13818 candidates appeared in the test at the Peshawar centre, with 2935 candidates at Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad and some 2733 candidates were appeared on Grassy Ground Saidu Sharif, Swat for admission in medical and dental colleges of the province.

Altogether, 10785 male candidates and 8701 female candidates appeared in all the abovementioned three centres.

KMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Hafizullah expressed satisfaction at the arrangements for holding of the entrance test.

He said for the first time test was held at University of Peshawar at two places and a new centre has also been introduced at Mingora in Swat, which has given candidates a much comfortable environment.

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UoP decides to abolish third division from bachelor's degree
Peshawar: The academic council of University of Peshawar (UoP) on Monday decided to abolish third division from its bachelor's programme to bring an overall improvement in the academic standards at the higher education. The meeting chaired by UoP Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Rasul Jan approved that students obtaining third division in their BA/BSc examination would be considered failed unless they improved their marks and got second division in supplementary examination. Special relaxation option for bachelor and master students with one compart subject in their exams to appear in B.Ed and M.Ed examination simultaneously with the failed subject was accorded to save precious time of those keen in pursuing teaching profession. The proposed up-gradation of the Department of Mathematics to the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics was approved while a separate degree format made by a committee so constituted for the purpose was also acceded after necessary corrections. The news

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Sluggish attitude of KU Semester Cell irks students
Karachi: Slow processing, and non-serious attitude of Semester Cell, University of Karachi (KU) with the students has created a dilemma for regular students of the university, leaving no option except a prolonged wait for results and pro formas.

As per details, thousands of students are getting education in one of the biggest universities of the country, and since it is among the major institutions with much workload, students face numerous problems, the most irritating of them all being slow processing of the Semester Cell, with regards to announcement of results and issuance of pro formas.

It is a rule that in order to move ahead in the next academic year of any programme including bachelors and masters, students must clear 80% papers of the current year. Students who fail to do so need to repeat, and thus they are ineligible to go ahead.

Now, to the students in second semester of 2013, the semester cell despite a year having been passed, has failed to announce and issue pro formas of the first and second semester of 2012. This is a major cause of insecurity among the students.

To find out more on the issue, when contacted different students of the university.

An evening programme Master in Human Resources and Management (MHRM) student, Mohsin Rana informed that he completed his masters degree last year, and after almost eight months being passed, he has not receive his pro formas of both the semesters. "This is creating problems in my job hunt, and getting admission for further education."

Rana added that last month he went for an interview in a private company, where the panel demanded to see the "yet to be received" degree. He showed them pro formas and clearance security letters in replacement of two pro formas of last year, which created doubts on the authenticity his degree, and the company ultimately refusing to hire him.

"Similarly, I've applied for MPhil at Iqra University on option of "waiting for results." If the semester cell does not issue pro formas until the commencement of MPhil classes, my admission will be cancelled automatically," Rana added.

Another student of evening programme Master in Economics and Finance (MEF) Haris Khan said that he failed in one paper of masters; however, rest of the papers were clear. Yet, he was not issued the pro formas. "The paper in which I failed, I cleared in May 2013 during the supplementary examinations; however, the semester cell has still not issued my results," he said.

He further said that students have tried a lot to approach Semester Cell Head Dr Haider Abbas Rizvi, but he neither receives calls nor is available in his office.

Even we tried to get in touch with Dr Haider Abbas Rizvi, but as always, he wasn't available. Daily times

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KU announces BEd form submission date
Karachi: University of Karachi (KU) announced on Saturday that supplementary forms for BEd morning, and evening exams 2012 can be submitted till August 30, 2013, after payment of late fees. Students can submit forms in their respective colleges along with fee of Rs 4,500. Students having enrolment of 2006 or earlier would deposit an extra fee of Rs 2,500. Moreover, the supplementary exams of BDS second and third professional course 2013 would be held from August 27 to September 10 and August 28 to September 9 respectively. The exams will be held in the new classrooms in faculty of science near department of physiology, Karachi University.

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PhD, MPhil degrees awarded
Karachi: The Karachi University Board of Advance Studies and Research on Tuesday conferred PhD degrees on six candidates and MPhil on four candidates.

Those who earned doctorate degree were Syed Alam Shah (philosophy), Sakeena Riaz (social work), Hafiz M. Ahmed (Islamic learning), Raheel Rehmat Zahra and Sehrish Fatima (biotechnology) and Faisal Afzal Siddiqui (statistics). Shaista Zafar (pharmaceutical chemistry), Mohammad Najamuddin (statistics), Sumera Yunus (Pakistan studies) and Sabeeha Rabbani (pharmaceutics) earned MPhil degree ppi

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Hooligans disrupt exams at Islamia college
Karachi: Hundreds of students taking their exams at the Islamia college were forced out of their classrooms into the streets on Monday.

During the paper for technical education, unidentified men entered the classrooms and tore away the answer sheets, shouting at the students to vacate the premises.As soon as the men entered, the invigilators ran away from the classrooms for their lives, students recalled. "The men were not armed," said one eyewitness.

Hundreds of students were stranded on the street while the management negotiated with the hooligans."We were asked to wait for fifteen to twenty minutes. Our teachers insisted they will tell us if the paper will be taken or not," said a student requesting anonymity.

Apparently the negotiations failed because the entire college was vacated.About half an hour later, the police arrived. "They shot teargas shells at us. We could not see anything. With closed eyes we made it to a nearby mosque where we washed our eyes with water," said another student.

Political clashes at the Islamia college and the Dawood College of Engineering and Technology located across the road are a frequent menace. The two colleges are under the influence of rival student activists.

The Islamia college is controlled by the rightwing Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT). However, the student group denied the misdemeanour was carried out by its workers."I heard about the incident but the men who tore the exam papers were not our workers," asserted Sohaib Ahmed, the IJT information secretary. The news

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DUET discusses health and environment
Karachi: Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) organised a programme to discuss the issues related to health, safety and environment, said a statement issued here on Saturday. Inaugurating the programme, Vice Chancellor DUET announced that the university is starting postgraduate programmes in Electronics, Computer Systems, Telecommunications, Petroleum, Gas Engineering and Chemical Engineering from October, 2013. He also emphasised upon the need of organising an alumni office at DUET, and said that a data base is being developed in this regard. He requested the alumni of DUET to help restore the university to its past glory. Daily times

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