KU BCom exams | HEC financial grants

KU extends BCom exam form submission date
Karachi, May 24: University of Karachi on Wednesday extended BCom supplementary examination 2013 form submission date without late fee. The students can now submit their forms till 27th May 2014 at their respective colleges. Examination fee for 1st or 2nd year is Rs 2650 while for both years Rs 4550. The students enrolled in 2012 are not eligible to appear in supplementary examination 2013, while the students enrolled in 2007 or before will have to pay Rs 3000 additional fee. The supplementary examination will begin in second week of next month. Daily times

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500 private schools not teaching Sindhi to students: Khuhro
Sukkur: Sindh Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that some 500 private schools are still not teaching Sindhi as subject to their students.

Talking to reporter here on Tuesday, he said that strict action against the management of these private schools will be taken.He said that after the implementation of the 18th Amendment the education department has brought a change to the syllabus.

He said that the private schools are bound to ensure teaching Sindhi as subject to their students.He said that free text books will be ensured and added that the text books have been dispatched to schools. The news

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HEC asked to continue financial grants to universities in Sindh
Karachi: Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah has asked the authorities of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to continue proper financial grant to the universities of Sindh till 2015 as per commitment made in National Finance Commission (NFC) Award in 2010 failing which the matter would be taken to the Council of Common Interest (CCI).

Presiding over a meeting of vice chancellors of all public sector universities in Sindh on Thursday he said during the deliberation for NFC Award it was decided financial assistance to universities would be made by HEC till 2015 as by that time 18th Amendment was not passed. He said all the provinces were on the same page so far this matter was concerned. He directed the Secretary on Universities and Board Mumtaz Ali Shah to prepare the summary in this behalf and submit it to the CCI secretariat. He said despite the responsibility of HEC, Sindh government has made budgetary provision of financial assistance to all universities of public sector in its coming budget of 2014-15 and hopefully their funding would be started from July 2014.

He constituted a three members committee comprising senior most vice chancellors to ascertain the problems and bottlenecks in the way of quality education. Placing an example of the IBA Sukkur for delivering remarkable qualitative education, he asked the vice chancellors they could also achieve the same status with their determination and commitment. He said finance was no matter so for education was concern. He said Sindh government was giving priority to education and increasing budget of this sector in hundreds time. In addition to World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other international financial institutions are willing to finance the Sindh government for improving the higher education.Mumtaz ali Shah briefed the meeting about present position of each university.

He said Sindh has 18 universities including 3 new and two business institutes. He said expenditure of all universities has been estimated Rs 20,000 million, in which Rs 6,010 million (15 uni) and Rs 6,311 million of HEC grant. Thus created shortfall more than Rs 5,000 million. Old universities need to be upgraded while newly established universities needs new infrastructure. Besides, they need adequate funds to meet their shortfall.The vice chancellors said after the devolution of universities to the provincial government, the HEC has left its interest and not making financial grants to them except some meagre amount in some cases, thus according to them has accumulated huge liabilities against them.They said if they borrow from banks, they have to pay 18 percent interest. To avoid such situation and meet the shortfall, they are compelled to introduce the self-financed education schemes and getting 9 percent interest from the banks.They said they are not in a position to rehabilitate the old building, carry on own transport system or to make effective research or facilitate their faculty members to get PHD degree.However they expressed satisfaction over transferring the universities to provincial government and expressed their confidence now the higher education to be improved and universities to be developed. Daily times

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SSUET semester exams from May 26
Karachi: The final exams for the spring semester of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) will start from May 26, according to a statement issued on Wednesday.

It said that courses had already been completed on May 16 and the ongoing week had been allowed to students for preparation for the examination. Meanwhile, arrangements for exams were in full swing and would be complete by May 23.

The summer session will start from the middle of June after which a new batch will be begin studying at the university from August 4, said SSUET officials.

The university offers four-years BS programs in computer, bio-medical, civil, telecommunication, electronics, bio-informatics, architecture and software engineering besides computer sciences. The news

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