KU reschedules BCom papers
Karachi, Jan 04: Karachi University has announced that the papers of BCom examination, which had been postponed on Dec 26, would now be held on Jan 8.
According to the announcement, the timing of the papers has also been changed. The Jan 8 exam would be held from 10am to 1pm, it added.
However, the varsity made it clear that the examination centres would remain unchanged.
Meanwhile, forms of the BCom (private) annual examination-2012 being conducted at the University of Karachi can be submitted up to Jan 7, according to the university.
It was stated that the forms were available at the bank counters at the Karachi University Silver Jubilee Gate and candidates seeking improvement of division could also submit their forms.
Moreover, the KU announced that the last date of registration of MA private and double MA candidates till January 28, 2013. appYour Comments
New academic year begins at KU on Jan 18
Karachi: Karachi University would start its new academic year (first semester) from January 18, 2013. The process of admissions at the varsity has already been completed. Moreover, the KU announced that the last date of registration of MA private and double MA candidates till January 28, 2013. ppi
Proposed Sindh HEC challenged in court
Karachi: The Sindh High Court on Thursday issued notices to the Sindh chief secretary, the education ministry and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on a petition challenging the proposed institution of a higher education commission at the provincial level. The petitioner, Sheikh Waliullah Alam, submitted that the Higher Education Commission was an independent institution at the federal level and governed by an 18-member body under a chairman with representation from every province while the prime minister was its controlling authority.
However, he contended that the provincial government was proposing to set up its own higher education commission as was reported in some newspapers on Dec 6, 2012.
The petitioner further submitted that the Supreme Court had clearly ruled in a judgment announced on April 12 last year that the higher education commission was a federal subject.
Therefore, any move to set up a HEC at the provincial level would be illegal unless fresh legislation was adopted by parliament in this regard.
The petitioner submitted that the move did not have any backing of required legislation or a bill and alleged that the government had a personal grudge against the HEC, because the HEC had acted fairly while verifying degrees of politicians.
Citing the chief secretary of Sindh, the provincial education ministry and the HEC as respondents in the petition, he pleaded to declare any step for setting up a provincial higher education commission as illegal and suspend any move on the part of the provincial authorities to establish any such institution.
A division bench of the SHC comprising Justice Irfan Saadat Khan and Justice Sadiq Hussain Bhatti issued notices to the respondents for Jan 23. Dawn
BISE to charge Rs 300 extra for admission
Rawalpindi: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Rawalpindi has decided to charge Rs 500 instead of Rs 200 for the admission form processing.
It has been learnt that BISE, along with eight other educational boards of Punjab, has decided to increase the admission form processing fee from Rs 200 to Rs 500 for matric, FA and FSc students.
The Punjab government, after announcing the exemption of fees of children who attend government schools had also announced that the annual grant would be issued to reduce their financial burden due to the exemption of fees. However, since the past three years no grant had been given to the educational boards, due to which they are in a financial crunch.
In order to cover their losses and expenditures, the boards have increased the fees of private candidates.
Meanwhile, the Punjab Teachers Union has condemned this decision of the boards and warned to launch an agitation movement if the decision is not reversed. online
UHS board reviews thesis reports
Lahore: The 73rd meeting of Advanced Studies and Research Board of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) was held here on Thursday with Vice Chancellor Prof I A Naveed in the chair.
The board considered the thesis reports of Dr Nadia Majeed for MPhil (Anatomy), Dr Farhana Amir Jafari for MPhil (Anatomy), Dr Syed Khizar Abbas for MPhil (Haematology), Dr Zill-e-Rubab for MPhil (Haematology), Dr Muhammad Bilal for MPhil (Microbiology), Dr Nadia Iftikhar for MPhil (Oral Pathology), Dr Uzair Mumtaz for MPhil (Physiology), Dr Inayat Hussain Anjum for MS (General Surgery), Dr Abdul Qadir for MS (Orthopaedics), Dr Ahsan ul Haq for MS (Orthopaedics) and Dr Rustam Aman for MS (Orthopaedics).
The board approved the panels of examiners for the evaluation of theses submitted by Dr Kanwal Saeed, MPhil (Anatomy), Dr Nabeela Fazal, MPhil (Community Medicine), Dr Rizwan Faisal, MPhil (Pharmacology), Dr Mubashar ul Hassan, MPhil (Physiology), Dr Sadaf Zia, MPhil (Physiology), Dr Shmyla Hamid, MPhil (Physiology), Dr Naureen Sarwar, MDS (Operative Dentistry) and Dr Muhammad Tariq, MS (Plastic Surgery).
The following synopses were also considered for registration of students in various postgraduate courses:
"SLC22AI and SLC22A2 gene polymorphisms and response of metformin in type II diabetic patients" by Dr Maryam Rashid for PhD (Pharmacology), "Analysis of PVL and TSSTI gene in MRSA and MSSA isolates from nasal, anal and vaginal colonization in pregnant women" by Dr Qurrat-ul-ain Elahi for MPhil (Microbiology), "VEGF expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma with lymph node metastasis" by Dr Aleeza Asif Shahab for MPhil (Oral Pathology), "Evaluation and role of sentinel lymph node biopsy using methylene blue dye in the management plan of early breast cancer" by Dr Ashif Ansari for MS (General Surgery), "A comparative study of open versus laparoscopic repair of duodenal ulcer perforation" by Dr Farrukh Javaid for MS (General Surgery), "Comparative study of inflammatory response of human dental pulp in primary molars after direct pulp cap with propolis, mineral trioxide aggregate and calcium enriched mixture" by Dr Mubashir Rasheed for MDS (Operative Dentistry), "Alkaline phosphatase level in gingival crevicular fluid during rapid palatal expansion by Hyrax" by Dr Ahmad Shamim Qureshi for MDS (Orthodontics), "A comparative study of avulsion fracture of inferior pole of patella treated by tension band wiring Vs resection of the avulsed fragment and reattachment of patellar ligament to the patella" by Dr Abdul Rauf Tippu for MS (Orthopaedic Surgery), "The outcome of bridge plating in comminuted diaphyseal femur fractures in adults with regard to fracture healing and return to full weight bearing" by Dr Muhammad Atif for MS (Orthopaedic Surgery), "Urethral dilatation with topical estrogen and Alpha-1 blockers in relieving obstructive urinary symptoms in postmenopausal women" by Dr Sajid Iqbal for MS (Urology), "Correlation of serum lead levels with haemoglobin and trace minerals (Zinc & Iron) in painters of Lahore" by Dr Fozan Ahmad for MPhil (Biochemistry), "Expression of TAMs and M2 macrophages in different histological grades of breast carcinoma" by Dr Nushmia Baig for MPhil (Morbid Anatomy & Histopathology) and "Anti-arthritic effect of Aloe vera in the rat model of rheumatoid arthritis" by Dr Asia Nizami for MPhil (Pharmacology). The news