KU BDS, MBBS results | Fuuast academic session

KU announces BDS, MBBS supply results
Karachi, Feb 11: The University of Karachi on Saturday announced the results of BDS Final professional supplementary examination 2012 and MBBS Final professional supplementary examination 2012. As per result statistics of the first result, 101 candidates were registered, all of them appeared in the exam and 89 of them passed it, making 88.45% pass percentage. Meanwhile, the result statistics of MBBS Final professional supplementary examination 2012 show that 70 candidates were registered, 66 appeared in the exam and 47 of them passed it, making 71.12% pass percentage. Daily times

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Appointments in SMIU
Karachi: The selection board of Sindh Madressatul Islam University has decided at its first meeting that all appointments would be made through advertisements.

Presided over by SMIU vice-chancellor Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh, the meeting decided that before their selection, shortlisted applicants would be interviewed.

The schedule for interviews for the posts of additional registrar, deputy director for finance, headmaster of SMIU Model School (boys) and SMIU Model School (girls) was also finalised at the meeting.

It approved the standing list of subject experts for selecting candidates for the posts of professors and associate professors.

Retired Justice Rana Bhagwandas, chairman of the Sindh Public Service Commission Syed Irshad Ali Shah and former secretary Abdul Waheed attended the meeting. ppi

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Fuuast academic session starts on 20th
Karachi: The new academic session of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) for 2013 would start on February 20.

The classes of the first semester of first year would start on February 20 whereas the classes of the second, third and fourth year would begin on February 15, a Fuuast official said. These decisions were made during the meeting of the newly-appointed Vice Chancellor of Fuuast, Dr Zafar Iqbal, on Saturday. The news

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Sewa calls off strike at SU after talks
Hyderabad: Sindh University vice chancellor Dr Nazir A. Mughal announced on Saturday that the Sindh University Employees Workers Association (Sewa) had called off a strike after talks with three of the five members of the committee formed by the All Sindh Universities Employees Association, SU spokesman Nadir Mugheri said.

The VC was speaking to reporters at a joint press conference held in the VC house in Jamshoro with three members of the committee formed by the All Sindh Universities Employees Association (ASUEA). The members are Mor Ali Abbasi, Abdul Razaq Langa and Raza Mohammad Durrani, and Sewa leaders are Abdul Latif Leghari, Arif Halepoto and Jameel Gopang.

The VC with Sewa and ASUEA representatives said that Sewa had called off the strike and all employees would resume work on Monday.

The VC said Sewa demands had been accepted and the SU would withdraw the cases lodged by it against Sewa activists.

Answering a question about the SU registrar's removal, the VC said he had raised the issue at a recent SU syndicate meeting and members of the syndicate rejected the removal of the registrar.

He said he had included two more members from Sewa and the Sindh University Teachers Association in the 10-member committee of the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Sindh University Employees Housing Society Phase-III, including Sewa general secretary Allah Wadhayo Sehto and Suta president Dr Arfana Mallah, and the committee now had 12 members.

Sewa leader Ghulam Rasool Chandio, who had gone underground after a clash between the police and Sewa activists on Jan 29 on the SU campus, said on phone that the talks were successful. He claimed that all cases lodged against Sewa activists would be withdrawn, 40 appointment orders would be given to children of retired employees under the sons' quota. Arrested Sewa activists would be released and on Feb 23, and the SU registrar would be removed, he added.

He confirmed the Saturday talks with ASUEA committee members were successful.

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Students throng Dawn's Education Expo
Karachi: Students, some with knapsacks dangling over one shoulder as they filled them with the various brochures, some with plastic file cases in hand and others with plastic bags printed with insignias of one university or the other, thronged the Dawn's Education Expo at the Expo Centre on Saturday.

All were glad to have representation of so many leading international and local universities (there were over 100) at one place as they visited the stalls. Still Hall 1, which had more international university stalls, seemed slightly lower on the visitor's agenda than Hall 2 and 3 that had several local universities, most with the added advantage of affiliation with the international universities.

"Well, they are selling education here basically," said Abdul Wahid, a second year student of Computer Science from Bahria University. "What they are really saying here is that you need to join our university, the procedure for which is made to look quite easy here until you go ahead with it and run into all kinds of hassles such as high fee and other things once you reach their country," the young man shared.

But all students didn't share the view since there were so many options at hand. Arqam Khan, an A Level student from City School, seemed interested in what the representative of Near East University, Mr Abdul Hadi, had to say about the advantages of studying at the university, located in Cyprus. "There are mosques and no issues with finding halal food there so it is just like living in Pakistan but with zero crime. Plus the visa process has no complications," he said while briefing the students about the various educational programmes offered by the university.

"I am interested in pursuing my higher education in Psychology and Law," Arqam said, "and am just weighing my options right now," she said. "Universities in Muslim countries can be a good choice for female students," she thought.

Most of the international university stalls giving out details about their courses, scholarships, visa policies, etc, had specially selected Urdu-speaking, Pakistani representatives to be able to communicate well with the visitors and make them feel welcome while putting them at ease.

Meanwhile, several technical-minded youngsters also looked around. "I'm a student of Mechanical Engineering," said Mohammad Ammad Shahid of Indus University. "I want to do an MBA in supply chain," he provided.

Another group of engineering students from NJV College said that they were very interested in pursuing higher studies in the UK. "The American system doesn't suit us," said Mohammad Owais.

His friend, Sultan Ahmed, said that he was thinking of completely changing his line as he wanted to study Criminology from aboard.

Two sisters, Quratulain Ali, doing BS from Sindh Madressatul Islam University, and Ruba Ali, currently working to get an Associate Engineering diploma from Polytechnic, said that they were looking for financially-suitable options. "So the local universities seem more within our reach. And many of them are affiliated with foreign universities, too, meaning that their degrees for certain courses can be issued from abroad," observed Quratulain.

The Education Expo, entry for which is free, will continue from 11am to 7pm on Sunday as well. Dawn

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