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SSUET's new semester to start from Jan 21
Karachi, Jan 19: Arrangements have been finalised for the Orientation Day to mark the start of academic session 2013 on January 21 for new entrants at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET). An official of the institution said here on Friday that the arrangements were reviewed at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawed H. Rizvi, and attended by Registrar, Shah Mahmood Hussain, dean Faculty of Engineering, chairmen of all the teaching departments, director student affairs, controller of examination and others.

It was decided that this year orientation day will be held department-wise to properly guide the new entrants about their academic responsibilities. The time table for all the departments including Computer, Electronics, Civil, Bio-Medical and Telecom Engineering and Computer Science courses were also distributed. The meeting was informed that laboratories of all the engineering departments have been updated. The controller examination informed that results of 8th Semester will be completed by February 20 while those of semesters 2-7 will be ready by January 31. The meting was told that after the start of new academic session on January 21, the higher semester classes will commence from January 24. app

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BIEK papers postponed
Karachi: All the papers for second year, Board of Intermediate, Karachi (BIEK), which were to take place on January 18, have been postponed. The new date is January 24. No change in examination centres and timings of papers have been made. The news

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Karachi Literature Festival starting from Feb 15
Karachi: One of the biggest event regarding education entitled 4th Karachi Literature Festival will start from February 15 to 17. As per details, Karachi Literature Festival is bringing together international and Pakistani writers to showcase writing at its best. Festival featured with talks, interviews, panel discussion, readings, book launches, creative writing workshops, mushaira, author signings, musical performances, book fair, children's literature festival, puppet shows, theatre, mural painting, story telling and much more. It is expected that a large number of citizens would visit the festival like every year. Daily times

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KU issues code of conduct for newcomers
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) has laid down a code of conduct for students who are about to start with their degree programmes from Saturday (today).

According to it students are forbidden to take part in matters related to administration of the university. The ethnicity, religion, sect of others is to be respected at all times. The show of violence is prohibited.

Students are to cooperate with the security staff at all times, and smoking within the campus is banned. No student is allowed to stick posters on the walls. Weapons and sharp items like a knife should not be in the possession of any student.

In order to sit for the exam, a student must have 75 percent attendance. Failure to obey these rules will result in legal action, said a handout by the university. The news

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Chandka teachers end boycott
Larkana: The ice finally broke on Thursday when talks between the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SBBMU) vice chancellor and the Chandka Teachers Association (CTA) made headway after the intervention of Larkana division commisisoner Dr Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo. The Chandka Medical College teachers, who had opted for total boycott of classes from Wednesday under the flag of CTA, announced resuming the teaching process on basic and clinical sides from Friday.

The commissioner mediated talks between the two parties, held in the office of the SBBMU vice chancellor, after he was directed by MNA Faryal Talpur to resolve the matter.

Dr Mangnejo said that though issues of both parties were simple, they had to be brought to the negotiating table.

He said that the SBBMU management had agreed to address all financial issues of the CTA, while the CTA officials had assured the commissioner that they would call off their teaching boycott on Friday.

The CTA president, Prof Dr Badar Junejo, confirmed that the SBBMU vice chancellor had agreed to resolve all financial issues of the agitating teachers in the presence of the Larkana division commissioner. He said that under the conditions on which both parties agreed upon, the SBBMU would upgrade 40 doctors who had not been upgraded in an earlier notification from BPS 17 to
BPS 18 and their dues would be paid with the salary of January.

The CTA president said that the SBBMU vice chancellor had also agreed not to deduct general provident fund from teachers' salaries and pay back the amount deducted over the past 20 months. He said that the vice chancellor gave the assurance to pay all outstanding dues and honoraria would be paid to all teachers on basic and clinical sides.

The CTA president said that the issue of withholding the result of Dr Shahida Shaikh was discussed threadbare in the meeting and the SBBMU vice chancellor had agreed to issue the result notification after consulting the university's legal adviser.

On Thursday, the university issued the result of interviews conducted for senior posts but withheld the result of Dr Shahida Shaikh citing a pending court matter as the reason. However, Dawn learnt that the legal adviser had already advised the SBBMU management to declare all the results according to the court order, but the management did not do so.

The CTA president said that his organisation had given four days to the SBBMU vice chancellor for implementing the agreed points. In case the university deviated from the agreed conditions then the CTA would decide its further strategy, he added. Dawn

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