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July 1, 2011

Kohat University brute force probe ordered into use of force against students

Probe ordered into use of force against students

Kohat, July 01: Taking notice of the use of force against the protesting students of Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), Governor Barrister Masood Kausar has ordered the Kohat commissioner, Sahibzada Mohammad Anees, to conduct inquiry into the incident and submit a report to him.

“The governor, who is also the KUST chancellor, has asked the commissioner to look into the university affairs and fix responsibility of who ordered the use of brute force against the students by police,” official sources told this correspondent on Tuesday.

About 255 students were arrested and many were baton charged and tear gassed after they blocked the university road on Saturday last in protest against lack of facilities, loadshedding and delay in issuance of degrees to some students. Later, all students were bailed out by the court after 24 hours.

According to the initial inquiry, Vice Chancellor Nasir Jamal Khattak had denied charges of asking the police to thrash students. A staff member privy to the meetings followed by the incident quoted the VC as saying that some third force had acted to create misunderstandings between the administration and students.

On the other hand, the police took the plea that they were asked by the university administration to ‘teach a lesson’ to the protesting students.

A student, who requested anonymity, said, “I jumped from the third floor of the hostel in panic when five policemen who were beating students ran towards me. The police broke the window pans and harassed the students who were preparing for their exams inside the hostels.”

This correspondent learnt that the governor had been handed over the CD of police baton charge and tear gas shelling on the students by a delegation of lawyers from Kohat, which called on him on Monday.

Another delegation, headed by Kohat ANP president Inayatullah met with the chief minister and informed him about the grievances of the students.

Both the delegations demanded immediate transfer of the vice chancellor, saying that his conduct had become controversial amidst allegations of spreading ethnic hatred in the institution.

Several students said that they had been protesting against loadshedding, shortage of accommodation and drinking water for the last so many months despite regular hike in fee.

Meanwhile, the vice chancellor declared holidays from June 29 and abruptly cancelled the summer classes this year through a notification issued on Tuesday. When contacted, some university officials said that they were surprised at the orders and alleged that the VC was trying to hamper the investigations into the incident by closing down the university.

July 1, 2011

Student Loan Scheme HEC program 2011


Pursuant to the announcement made by the Federal Finance Minister in his 2001-2002-budget speech, a STUDENTS LOAN SCHEME (SLS) for Education was launched by the Government of Pakistan in collaboration with major commercial banks of Pakistan (NBP, HBL, UBL, MCB and ABL). Under the Scheme, financial assistance is provided by way of Interest Free Loans to the meritorious students who have financial constraints for pursuing their studies in Scientific, Technical and Professional education within Pakistan.

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June 30, 2011

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology girls students required common rooms

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Old Aligarhian Owais Qarni visits SSUET Karachi: Owais Mustafa Qarni, an old Aligarhian and a former secretary to Sindh government, Tuesday visited Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), established by Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOB). Qarni, who is on a visit to Pakistan, said as an Aligarhian he fully endorses the

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Educational institutions come under fire Karachi, Government apathy, negligence and greed have played a large role in the dismal standard of Pakistan’s educational institutions, and as a result the nation’s graduates can only be considered as partially educated. This was the general opinion expressed at a seminar on “Role of Educational Institutions in Progress and

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SSUET mourns demise of Dr Nabi Bakhsh Baloch Karachi: Vice Chancellor of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) Prof Dr Saiyid Nazir Ahmed has expressed his grief and sorrow over the demise of Dr Nabi Bakhsh Baloch, a member of the University’s Board of Governors, who died on Wednesday. Board members laid a

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1,044 degrees conferred in SSUET convocation Karachi: Chancellor Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Engr. Z.A Nizami said that the SSUET graduates were accepted for higher studies by all the leading universities of the world, in the job market, adding “Our graduates are in great demand and many of them are now holding

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KARACHI: Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) spent more than Rs 261 million on providing scholarships to some 15,000 students since its establishment in 1994-95 under an Act of Sindh government. “It is our commitment and we proved it that no student will be allowed to give up education because of mere financial

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SSUET holds Open House Education and Job Fair Karachi: An Open House-2011 titled Education and Job Fair, showcasing some 100 innovative projects prepared by the final year students of Electronics department opened at the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) here. The open house was inaugurated by Chief Minister’s Adviser Khawaja Izharul Hasan

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SSUET to hold job and education fair on Saturday Karachi: The Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET) is organising a ‘Job and Education Fair’ on Jan 29 at its premises. This event is being organised to prepare students to face job market and pursue post-graduate studies abroad simultaneously. During the fair students of

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Public universities National Defence University, Islamabad Virtual University of Pakistan, Lahore National University of Sciences and Technology, Rawalpindi Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Islamabad National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad International Islamic University, Islamabad Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad Federal Urdu University of Arts,

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Educational institutions announce holidays Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) and Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) will remain closed on September 7 on account of Shab-e-Qadar and again from September 10 to September 13 on account of Eid-ul-Fitr. Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) will be closed on September

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SSUET’s new semester begins Karachi: The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) is providing quality education to prepare them to face the challenges of modern age. This was stated by SSUET Chancellor ZA Nizami in a pre-semester meeting held to review the progress of development work and preparations for the new semester scheduled

June 30, 2011

Islami Jamiat Talaba in Punjab University Different civil society and human rights organisations condemns

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cops get training in child protection, HRs Islamabad The Islamabad Police officials are committed to ensure protection of human rights. Inspector General of Police (Islamabad) Wajid Ali Khan Durrani said this while addressing an award distribution ceremony for 300 peer educators under ‘Police Training and Capacity Building for Democracy and Human Rights Project’ at the

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PESHAWAR: In collaboration with the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI), the Ministry of Science & Technology organised a one-day science and technology exhibition here Thursday. Provincial Minister for Science and Information Technology Muhammad Ayub Ashari was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony. Other officials of the ministry, its attached organisations,

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Establishment Division seeks more time for degrees verification ISLAMABAD: Though Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani was quite upbeat when he announced deadline of April 4 for degrees verification of some 350,000 federal government employees but even after passage of revised deadline of April 25 the Establishment Division has once again sought more time from the

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IJT attacked PU staff | Power outages & students IJT ‘thrashes’ two PU employees Lahore, April 30: Some Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists on Friday allegedly severely tortured and injured two employees of the Punjab University (PU) for removing the student organizationís posters from the university walls. The PU employees Muhammad Akram and Muntazir Mehdi

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Referendum regarding HEC devolution HEC devolution rejected in Karachi, April 12: A referendum regarding the devolution of Higher Education Commission (HEC) was organised here at the University of Karachi (KU) by the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) on Monday. A total of 5,122 students participated in the referendum, out of which 4,926 students casted their votes

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Change in curricula must for tolerant society Lahore: Speakers at a discussion, underlining the importance of a tolerant society, stressed the need for revisiting the curricula with an ultimate aim of sensitising the people of the country to take care of the weak. The discussion was held at the Dorab Patel Auditorium of Human Rights

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Punjab University IJT illegal event Two PU officials suspended Lahore, Jan 24: Punjab University (PU) administration on Friday suspended the varsity’s Estate Officer and Assistant Security Officer for failing to control activists of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) from organising an illegal event on the campus the other day. A Punjab University official said Estate Officer

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NED University book fair | BZU clash NED University’s 32nd annual book fair commences Karachi, Jan 19: The NED University of Engineering and Technology has commenced the 32nd annual book fair at Sadeeqain Lawn on Tuesday. The book fair was organised by Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT). About 50 stalls have been placed in the book

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Govt plans new service structure for teachers Peshawar, July 07: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is planning to adopt new service structure for schoolteachers in order to ensure their promotions. “Once the new structure is introduced, the schoolteachers serving in different grades will be able to get promotion provided they have improved their qualifications,” said a

June 30, 2011

admission in PhD International Islamic University

PhD admissions & ineligible students

‘Ineligible students’ given admission in PhD
Islamabad, June 28 The International Islamic University (IIU) has allegedly violated the admission rules in PhD and granted admission to some students without following the basic criteria.

According to well-placed sources, many students have been allowed to get admission in PhD despite the fact that they have not completed their M.Phil, which is mandatory for getting admission in PhD. “The blue-eyed students have completed their one year coursework of PhD before completing their M.Phil thesis,” they alleged.

According to the set standards of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), it is mandatory for a student to have M.Phil degree before getting admission in PhD in any discipline. But the university has allegedly ignored the criteria by giving admissions to ineligible students in the Department of Political Sciences during the academic session 2010-2011.

Sources revealed that the admissions for PhD opened in July 2010 for which an advertisement was published in newspapers. It was clearly mentioned in the advertisement that a candidate needs to have 60% marks or three CGPA in M.Phil.

Sources alleged that Faculty of Social Sciences Dean and Department of Political Science Chairman Dr. Nazarul Islam have exploited his powers and gave admissions to some of his favourite students despite severe disagreement by some members of the admission committee.

As many as 14 out of 20 students were declared eligible for PhD – 10 male and four female. Except for two, all were internal candidates (students of IIU) who have not allegedly completed their M.Phil before getting admission in PhD.

Sources alleged that two students have completed their M.Phil in January 2011 while rest of the students have not completed their thesis of M.Phil till May 2011 despite the fact that they have completed their PhD coursework during September 2010 to May 2011.

The more astonishing fact is that after the completion of PhD coursework, the process of viva of M.Phil of these students has been started. According to university rules, no one could be a student of two courses at a time.

Sources claimed that two members of the admission committee strongly resisted the decision of Dr. Nazar regarding violation of admission rules but he didn’t listen to them.

Dr Nazarul Islam, who has recently left the post of chairman of the Political Science Department, when contacted said that no violation of rules has been done in PhD admissions. “There is a special rule for internal candidates that they could get admission in PhD after completing their coursework. Thesis could be conducted after getting admission in PhD,” he said.

However, officials of the university believe that no such rule has ever been introduced for internal students. “Have there been such a rule, it’s a clear violation of HEC rules,” they said.

Sources alleged that the relevant officials of the university have misused the provision of ‘result awaited’ students. “It has been written in the advertisement that the ‘result awaited’ students could apply. But it doesn’t mean that those who have not completed their thesis could apply,” they said. They lamented that by giving admissions to ineligible internal students many eligible external students have failed to get admission in the university.