KU announces BA private and regular results
Karachi, July 30: The University of Karachi has announced the results of Bachelor of Arts Part-II and Part-I & Part-II Annual Examination 2012 for regular candidates. Female candidates bagged the top three positions: Anum Junaid, daughter of Junaid Haji Razzak, of the BAMM PECHS Government College for Women stood first.The second position was bagged by Shamsa Hadi, daughter of Hadi Karim, of the Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government College of Women and the third position by Sidra Naz, daughter of Khursheed Akhter, of the Sir Syed Government Girls College.
KU to confer 10 PhD degrees
Karachi: The Board of Advanced Studies & Research of the University of Karachi has accorded approval for the conferment of 10 PhD degrees in various disciplines, said a KU official.
Saima Shamim in Marine Biology, Sitara Rashid in Applied Chemistry, Gul Naz Malik in Botany, Ihsanullah Khan in General History, Ghazal Khwaja Humayun in Public Administration, Ishrat Niaz in Botany, Maimoona Khatoon in Chemistry (Hussain Ebrahim Jamal Research Institute of Chemistry), Shaheen Inam in Chemistry, Amina Tariq in Food Science & Technology, and Rukhsana Nawaz in Molecular Medicine. The news
MBA admission test held at KU
Karachi: University of Karachi (KU) on Sunday conducted admission test of MBA Banking at at its Faculty of Arts. Six hundred forms had been issued for 50 seats, while 480 students appeared in the test. Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi, Prof Dr Abdur Rehman Zaki and Prof Dr Abuzar Wajdi monitored the test. According to Prof Iraqi, strict security arrangements were made for the admission test through Rangers and Watch and Ward staff. The entry of irrelevant people was banned in and around the examination room, he said. The admission test was held peacefully. The merit list will be displayed on August 2, 2013 at the notice board of Directorate Evening Programme and the silver jubilee gate. It will also be uploaded at the university website. ppi
Pakistani students excel in Moscow Chemistry Olympiad
Islamabad: Pakistani students have yet again proved their mettle at the international level with their superlative performance at the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad 2013 (IChO2013), held in Moscow, Russia. The team comprised four students and their participation at the International Chemistry Olympiad was sponsored by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
The team secured three bronze medals, with which Pakistan recorded its best performance since 2005 when it first took part in the competition. Pakistani students were competing with the best students from other countries, and in spite of stiff competition, they did well.
A total of 291 of the brightest students from 77 countries participated in the Olympiad. Huda Zahid of Beaconhouse School, Faisalabad, Muhammad Zain Raza of City School, Islamabad, and Muhammad Khan of Lahore Grammar School, Lahore, secured the bronze medals.
Commenting on this achievement, HEC Chairman Dr. Javaid R. Laghari congratulated all the medallists and their proud parents for winning laurels to Pakistan. He remarked that finally Pakistan's education sector is beginning to shine globally, first at the World Economic Forum at Davos, then with QS Rankings, and now the Science Olympiad. He assured that the HEC would continue to support such initiatives in future as well.
The International Chemistry Olympiad is a unique competition to discover, encourage and challenge gifted young students all over the world. Conducted since 1968, the IChO boosts the level of chemistry education in the participating countries. It helps develop friendly relations between the young people from different countries.
Under joint working mechanism between the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) Islamabad, selection process of Pakistan Olympiads teams commences in September each year with posting an announcement on STEM Careers Programme, HEC website, publishing advertisement in major national dailies and sending introductory packages to about 4,000 colleges throughout the country. This is followed by a screening test, usually held on the first or second Sunday of the New Year in the major cities all over the country.
Every year more than 6,000 student who must have scored a minimum of 70 per cent or more marks in their SSC or O-level exams take part in the contest. Fifty of the top scorers in each subject of NSTC are selected on the basis of their performance in the screening test.
Further grooming and screening through a series of training camps at the home institutes of each subject leads to the selection of a 4-6 member student teams for the Olympiads.
The annual International Olympiads provide pre-university science students from around the world an opportunity to compete in solving challenging theoretical and experimental science problems that only the most talented youth of their age can answer. Most of the Pakistani students invariably get scholarship for their higher studies in leading universities of the world such as Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Caltech and Oxford.
Scottish scholarships for Pakistani women
Islamabad: The Scottish government has announced scholarships for young women in Pakistan.The scholarship scheme is aimed at helping women from disadvantaged backgrounds to study at the master level in Pakistan universities, said a press release here.
The British Council Pakistan will administer the scheme and coordinate with the selected scholars. The Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme will facilitate award-holders with tuition fee for master courses, university hostel costs, subsistence to the award-holder and travel to and from home to university, three times in a year.
Young women can avail this scholarship opportunity by applying for a master degree at any HEC recognised university of Pakistan in one areas sustainable energy, food security and agriculture and education. The news