KU announces registration form schedule
Karachi, May 27: The University of Karachi has announced that the registration forms of private candidates of BA, B Com and BoL, and candidates seeking improvement of division for BA, B Com and BSc would be accepted by June 20 with a fee of Rs2,700.Change of subject forms could be submitted by same deadline with a fee of Rs700.
M Phil, PhD
The KU also announced that the admission forms for M Phil/PhD and MS (surgery) and MD (medicine) could be submitted by Tuesday.
The list of eligible candidates would be issued on the website of KU and notice boards of the related departments on June 3. Tests would be conducted on June 9, while the list of successful candidates released on June 12. After conducting interviews on June 17 the final admission list would be displayed on June 24.
The elections of KU Senate and Academic Council on the reserved seats of college principals would be held on Thursday at the Arts Auditorium of the varsity. The nomination papers can be withdrawn till 1:00pm on Monday (today).
Deadline for LLB forms
The exam forms for the KU LLB and LLM could be submitted to respective colleges by Tuesday without late fee.The fee for LLB first, second and final year examinations is Rs4,350, and LLM first and final year Rs2,700. The news
BIEK extends form submission date
Karachi: Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Sunday extended examinations form submission date. BIEK controller of examination Muhammad Imran Khan Chishti said that the board had extended dates for acceptance of examination forms for Commerce private, Humanities (regular and private) Groups, Diploma in Physical Education including improvement of division, benefit cases and additional subjects for the HSC-I, part-II or combined annual examination 2013. He said that the students could submit their examinations form along with RS 1,500 late fee by May 30. Chishti said that the students could submit their examinations form and fee in accounts section at BIEK after necessary endorsement and checking from the concerned sections. ppi
Dow varsity convocation
Karachi: The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) will hold its third annual convocation on June 9 to give degrees and shields to over 1,300 graduates of MBBS, BDS, nursing and medical techno ogy and postgraduate students of various disciplines, said a DUHS spokesperson on Friday.
Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad will be the chief guest on the occasion. Dawn
Private, govt associations support vacation schedule
Karachi: The private and government teachers associations have supported new schedule of summer vacations starting from June 14 to August 13 in Sindh and termed it beneficial for the students and teachers community.
Private Schools Management Association Sindh Chairman Haider Ali told PPI that their association had fully supported the announcement of the Sindh government to observe summer vacations from June 14 to August 13 in connecting with the month of Ramazan and hot weather, which could affect the students' health.
He said that the decision was taken by the education department steering committee with unanimous consensus between the government and private schools associations. He said that a member of the private school association Jamil Yousaf had presented the proposal which was approved unanimously. Ali asked the parents not to de-link children with education during the coming vacations.
District Education Officer (DEO) Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools Karachi Abdul Wahab Abbasi said that the government had planned vacation schedule keeping in view the students' interests, hot weather and the holy month of Ramazan.
Abbasi said that it was the best decision taken by the government in the greater interest of the students. DEO said that summer season would be in full swing from mid-July to mid-August in Sindh so the government had decided to observe vacations from June 14 to August 13.
Government and Nationalised School Teachers Association Sindh President Chaudhry Muhammad Nawaz said that the new summer vacations schedule was good for students as well as for teachers. He said that school timings were reduced in the past during the month of Ramazan which affected academic proceedings of students.
Academic block named after Tabba inaugurated at IBA
Karachi: The inauguration ceremony of Institute of Business Administration's Abdul Razzak Tabba Academic Building was held at its premises on Friday.
The academic building has been constructed in collaboration with the Lucky Cement Limited and named after Abdul Razzak Tabba, the late chairman of the Yunus Brothers Group of Companies. While providing state-of-the-art facilities and a highly stimulating educational environment to the students of IBA, the academic building is to house to IBA's diverse course offerings, said the spokesperson for the institute.
After the welcome address, the chief guest, Muhammad Ali Tabba, chairman of the Yunus Brothers Group of Companies, said he felt honoured to have been able to contribute to such an "iconic, beautiful academic structure" at in institute that was "setting new standards in education".
He also said as a philanthropist, his late father, Abdul Razzak Tabba, would have been proud to be part of a prestigious educational institute such as the IBA Karachi.
Later, Dr Ishrat Husain, dean and director of IBA Karachi, expressed his gratitude to the guests. He appreciated everyone from Najmi Bilgrami Pvt Ltd and IBA's project department which managed to complete the project in two years. He also paid tribute to the late Abdul Razzak Tabba. His vote of thanks was followed by the presentation of mementos and the academic building was formally inaugurated by the chief guest and the plaque was unveiled. Afterwards, Rehan-ul-Ambia, director projects, gave a short presentation in one of the seminar halls of the Tabba Academic Building. He outlined the academic building's salient features including handicap access facilities, high-tech security systems, Wi-Fi access and energy efficient mechanisms that cut down energy costs and consumption.
As a nucleus of educational activities at IBA Karachi, the three-storied Abdul Razzak Tabba Academic Building covers an area of 51,300 square feet and accommodates classrooms, seminar and breakout rooms, faculty offices and computer labs. The academic building provides a space which caters to the psychology of a modern learning environment as well as a place for student association, social interaction and relaxation. The news
PMDC stops MBBS evening shift
Larkana: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has warned vice chancellor and registrar of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University and principal of the Chandka Medical College not to admit or advertise for admission students in evening shift unless the institutions were allowed by the council.
The council said that no medical or dental institution was allowed to launch evening shift. But the CMC has already conducted entry test for admission to the evening shift on 100 seats.
The council said that MBBS evening course at CMC was not recognised and was in violation of PMDC Ordinance 1962 and Medical and Dental Amendment Act 2012.
A letter issued on May 14 by Dr Shaista Fisal, acting registrar of PMDC categorically directed the VC, registrar of SBBMU, principal of CMC, principal of Bibi Assefa Dental College, Larkana, director of admissions at SBBMU and secretary of health not to admit or advertise for admission students for evening shift unless the institution concerned was allowed to do so by the council.
The letter said the evening shift was not covered under relevant laws and "shall have penal consequences as ordered by the honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan and violations of PMDC Ordinance 1962 and Medical and Dental Council (Amendment) Act, 2012 and liable to action under section 22A and 22B of Medical and Dental Council (Amendment) Act, 2012."
She asked for a response within a week after the letter's issuance to avoid action under rule No.20 of Medical and Dental Institutions (recognition, eligibility, criteria for enhancement in annual admissions and accreditation standards) regulations, 2012.
CMC principal Prof Assadullah Mahar said that they were preparing a reply to the PMDC letter and also to another notice (on similar subject) the college had received from the human rights wing of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The reply would be submitted to the apex court by June 1, he said.
Meanwhile, the PMDC has posted another 'public notice' on its website titled "Notice to the administration of SBBMU". It says: "The MBBS evening course at CMC is not recognised and is in violation of PMDC Ordinance 1962 and Medical and Dental Amendment Act 2012. So you are strictly warned not to advertise for admission/admit MBBS/BDS graduate in the above mentioned programme. Any violation of the notice shall result in penal action under section 22 A and 22 B Medical and Dental Act, 2012 and under the decision of Supreme Court of Pakistan PLD.2007 SC 323."
The notice warns students' parents "you are advised in your own interest to refrain from taking admission in the above programme."
The registrar of SBBMU invited through advertisement applications for admission to MBBS evening course at CMC on 100 seats for the districts of Larkana and Sukkur divisions. The university engaged National Testing Services to hold the entry test on May 5 and was to announce its result on May 22 but later withheld it without giving any reasons, much to the annoyance of students who had appeared in the test. Dawn
PMC deprives 150 fresh doctors from performing house job
Sukkur: The authorities of the People's Medical College (PMC), Benazirabad have deprived 150 students of MBBS of their right to house job, which was due in January 2013.
It is learnt that 150 students, including 30 foreigner students of MBBS of Batch 2007 passed out in December 2012 from the PMC), had been deprived of their house job, which the students claimed was due in January 2013.
Dr Aiman Siddiqi and other doctors said the PMC authorities conveyed a message to the passing outs that their house job will start from January 2014. They said the decision was unjustified and would reflect upon their future.
They pointed out that the newly-established Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College, Sukkur has directed the passing out 2007 Batch to resume their house job from June 1, 2013, but the delaying tactics by the PMC authorities was not understandable.
They said when they asked from the authorities about the reason of delay, the authorities, instead of answering them, advised to contact the LUMS (University). They said the PMC is the first medical college for girls in the Upper Sindh but has deprived its students of their house job. They pointed out that without house job they can neither apply for the post of medical officers nor appear in any Public Service Examination. The news