KU announces exam dates
Karachi, Jan 03: The BCom examinations that were supposed to be taken on December 26 will be held on January 8 at the University of Karachi (KU), according to an announcement.
Candidates will be able to take their exams from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
The date for submitting forms for the MA private and double MA exams has been extended to January 28.
The forms can be submitted with Rs2,800 at the Silver Jubilee Gate bank counter of the university. The new session at KU will begin on January 18. The newsYour Comments
Schools closed today
Karachi: All government and private schools in Sindh will observe a holiday on account of Chehlum of Imam Hussain on Thursday. This was confirmed by a deputy director for schools who said that the Chehlum holiday was part of the regular annual holiday schedule. Dawn
SMI varsity, schools closed today
Karachi: Sindh Madressatul Islam (SMI) University and its associated model schools for boys and girls will remain closed on Thursday (today) on account of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).
According to a notification released by SMI on Wednesday, the university and its model schools would reopen on Friday. The news
DCET students protest over self-finance admission policy
Karachi: The Students Action Committee of the Dawood College of Engineering and Technology (DCET) boycotted examination on Wednesday in protest against the vice chancellor's new policy of granting admission to students on self-finance seats.
The students' committee also held a protest demonstration during which they blocked the New M.A. Jinnah Road in front of the college and burnt tyres. The students demanded that new admission tests be held for self-finance seats and alleged that the acting principal of DCET, Dr Mohammad Ali Sheikh, the vice chancellor of the Sindh Madressatul Islam University, was running the college according to his personal whims.
When contacted, Dr Sheikh said that the DCET had 100 self-finance seats and only 21 students had applied for admission to those seats. For the remaining 79 seats, he said, students who had already passed the admission test were preferred and had been asked to submit a pay order of Rs400,000 per student. A few people had been agitating against this policy, he added.
Meanwhile, according to a press release issued by the DCET, the college management met on Wednesday.
The meeting presided over by Dr Sheikh was informed that only 24 students had cleared the test against 100 seats reserved for the self-finance scheme while more than 1,200 students were waiting for the merit list to get admission to regular seats. It was decided in the meeting that students who were on the waiting list after passing the admission test would be given priority for self-finance seats if they desired. According to the press release, the meeting decided that 79 vacant seats under the self-finance scheme would be divided equally into rural and urban categories and admissions would be granted to students on the waiting list of both rural and urban categories. It was decided that no new admission test would be held under the self-finance scheme, it added. ppi
Teaching, exams to remain suspended at FUUAST
Karachi: The teaching and examinations at the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST)in Gulshan-i-Iqbal and Abdul Haq campuses will remain suspended on January 3. This was announced by the Registrar of the institution in a statement here on Wednesday.
SSUET to hold orientation day on January 21
Karachi: The preparations have started for commencement of new academic session at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET). An official of the institution said here on Wednesday that the University had decided to start the new first semester session from January 21 while classes for rest of the semesters will commence from January 24. The University has started arrangements for the Orientation Day, a ceremony which marks the beginning of new semester, on January 21. On this day the chancellor, vice chancellor, chairmen of various teaching departments and the Registrar apprise the new entrants about their responsibilities and guide them about the academic activities. He said the University conduct courses in engineering disciplines of Computer, Electronics, Civil, Bio-Medical and Telecom besides computer science. app