Girls secure all top positions in BSc Part-II
Karachi, July 03: Girls secured all the three top positions in BSc Part-II annual examinations 2009 as 997 students passed the examination out of 3209 candidates who had appeared, announced Controller Examinations University of Karachi (KU) on Friday. The passing percentage was 31.06.

As per the gazette released by the Examination Department of the university, Faiza Faruq daughter of Ghulam Faruq, a student of Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Degree College for Women, achieved the first position by securing 1359 marks out of total 1600. The second position was secured by Falak Naz daughter of Kabeer Ahmed, a student of DJ Sindh Government Science College, who achieved 1290 marks. While the third position went to Madhia Abdullah daughter of Muhammad Abdullah, a student of the DHA Degree College for Women, who obtained 1266 marks.

According to the results, 562 students passed the exam with first division, 419 candidates with second and 16 were declared passed with third division.

The Controller Examinations said that six results were withheld for want of particulars and two for want of enrolment, while one case of unfair means was reported during the exams.

KU M.A examination new schedule
Karachi, 16 June: Pro vice chancellor of Karachi university has announced that due to incomplete work of University of Punjab professor who was assigned the task to make M.A question papers, exams have been delayed till July 1 which were expected to start from 17 June. He also added that admit cards will be dispatched from 21 June and papers will also be conducted on Saturdays. Online

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By Rabbia Javaid

A QEEL Solangi’s knowledge and approach towards the art scene in Pakistan confirms that there are still some people attached to their roots, who are truly dedicated to their profession.

Solangi is assistant professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the National College of Arts’ (NCA) Rawalpindi campus. Starting out by joining Mehboob Painters (a sign and cinema board painter for apprenticeship around 1996-97) in Khairpur, Sindh, he joined the Department of Fine arts at the National College of Arts, Lahore, in 2000, for pursuing BFA, which he successfully passed with honours in 2003. He did his MA (Hons) in Visual Arts from the same institution in 2005. He also worked as an art director and as a designer with Afzal Studio and Image Bank in Lahore, where he painted huge-size backdrops for commercial and art photography while also designing photo albums.

In 2006, he was awarded the Young Talent Award by the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) and his work has been collected nationally and internationally, including in the USA, UK, Canada and India. Besides this he was the recipient of NCA/VITA-CW Pakistan Trust art bursary in 2006 to spend a term at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London.

For Solangi art is not just a means of expression but experience as well. Be it dance, painting or singing, it keeps one’s soul alive and provides a thought for new visions.

It is an essential matter of one’s life, as without art life is dull, colourless, thoughtless, visionless and senseless. Art is the mirror of any society.

Talking about the international platforms and where we stand in the race, Solangi, without hesitation, utters: “We are no where be hind in the chase as we are equally talented and blessed. It all depends on how we use our strengths.” He further adds: “Pakistani artists are practicing internationally; there are many examples of those finding acclaim abroad. Whether it is painting, sculpture, miniature, ceramics or printmaking, Pakistan is in no way behind in art. It is even growing, day by day, in the digital media.” Promoting art education in the Pakistani system can only be done through some positive effort in the field.

“It is better to get hold of already established art schools and art departments within the universities and facilitate them better. The idea of creating more institutions comes after the success of the institutions that are already existent,” he says.

It is always considered that there is a race or a kind of competition going on between NCA Lahore and NCA Rawalpindi. Solangi clears the argument by saying: “NCA Rawalpindi is a newly-established campus and there is no comparison between the two campuses. This campus has its own abilities and strengths, and it is creating a unique significance within the region.” To prove his point, he gives the example of NCA Rawalpindi’s first batch, who graduated with excellent results, which Solangi feels was due to mutual effort.

“The teachers are devoted and there is more potential to be found among the students who even spend nights working on their projects to not only produce fine results but also good repute for their campus. The administration, too, is enthusiastic to promote and uphold the good standards.” Art is considered a hobby of the élite. Quality art material is always expensive but Solangi, having been brought up in a village in the interior of Sindh, learnt to make use of indigenous materials such as making the priming material for the canvas with saresh, a kind of glue, mixed with the pigment then using dyes and earthen colours in place of the prepared ones.

“There is a variety of quality material available in Pakistan now. Still there is room to explore and experiment our indigenous materials as they are rich in every manner,” he says.

It has been noticed that young artists, after graduating, have to strive extremely hard to even get themselves accepted by the artist community. This creates a kind of decline as the hundreds of artists graduating each year find no such system of portraying and encouraging the young blood, making them go back into their cocoons. But Solangi points in the direction of the art councils.

“With contemporary Pakistani art gaining place in the global art scenario, there is still a ray of hope. All that we, the concerned authorities, have to do is to point them in the right direction and provide them platforms. We don’t have to look towards the government for everything.

“An artist must make his or her own place through whatever medium he or she can. The government, too, can help in organising platforms for national and international competition but it is all futile until we take a step forward to meet our goals.” ¦


It is hereby informed that Punjab University under its arrangements is commencing the registration of Private Candidates from 8th May, 2010 with single fee of Rs. 1600/- in order to participate in B.A./B.Sc. annual examination 2011, which will continue till 30th June 2010. With double fee (New Rate) this period is fixed from 1st July 2010.

# The registration form will be available against Rs, 1.5/- from designated branches of Habib Bank .Ltd. and Punjab University Information Cell near IER Bus Stop Quaid-e-Azam Campus (New Campus) Lahore. Moreover this registration form may also be downloaded from University website: Click here to download.

# Candidates having passed their Intermediate or equivalent certificate in 2009 or before can participate in the examination of B.A./ B.Sc. annual examination 2011.Candidates having passed their intermediate in supplementary examination 2009 will have to attach Fail Result Card of 2009 annual examination along with registration form. Without which no form will be accepted.

# Registration form should accompany with Matric, Intermediate or equivalence certificate, while in case of “A” and “0” level it is mandatory to obtain certificate of equivalence from lBCC. Attested copy of identity Card, one photograph, original NOC (in case FA examination is passed from a Board beyond the limits of Punjab University) and Original Bank Challan of Registration fee worth Rs. 1600/- must be attached with.

# The Registration forms of private colleges, academies and bearing C/O addresses will, not be acceptable, therefore candidate should give only personal correspondence address oh Registration form. These addresses will be kept with university record and in future Roll No., results and degrees will be sent on these addresses. Moreover registration forms not meeting the required eligibility criteria and with incomplete particulars/documents will not be accepted. (Detail of eligibility and required documents is mentioned on backside of registration form).

# Registration form should be filled with care. Incomplete form will be returned from the Checking Counter. No by hand or by post registration form will be accepted after 31st July, 2010.

Address for correspondence
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KU reschedules admissions and aptitude test
Karachi, June 10: The Director of the Evening Programme at the University of Karachi, Professor Dr M. Abuzar Wajidi has extended the date for the issuance and submission of admission forms for the Masters Degree and Postgraduate Diploma Programs in the Evening Programme.

According to a press release issued on Wednesday, applications could be submitted till June 16th (Wednesday). The announcement also said that the Aptitude Test for MBA (Banking and Finance) scheduled to be held on June 13, 2010 (Sunday) will now be held on June 20, 2010 (Sunday). The said Aptitude Test will be held at 11 am at the Institute of Bankers Pakistan (IBP), Moulvi Tamizuddin Khan Road, Karachi.

FUUAST announces results: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology (FUUAST) on Wednesday announced results of last semester of Biochemistry of the 2009 batch.

As per result statistics, 29 candidates appeared in the exam, out of whom 28 were declared successful. Hina Tabusom, Ifra Akram and Nida Kazmi secured first, second and third positions respectively. The pass percentage remained 96.55.

KU announces B.Com Part II result
Karachi, June 09: The University of Karachi on Tuesday announced the result of B.Com Part II /Both Parts (Regular) Annual Examinations 2009.

Hassan Hamid of the Institute of Business Education with 847 marks out of maximum of 1100, stood first.

Sadaf Muhammad Yousuf of DA Degree College for Women with 834 marks remained second while Saba Fatima of Government College of Commerce and Economics who got 829 marks was declared third.

According to statistics, 21,568 candidates appeared in the examinations and the pass percentage remained at 26.03.

A Karachi University announcement said that marks certificates will be issued in due course of time.

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160 Pakistani students to study in US on scholarship
Islamabad, May 24: Around 160 undergraduate Pakistani students will be heading to the US shortly for higher studies on scholarships.

The scholarships fund students’ traveling and lodging. They also provide for their stipend, health insurance and tuition fees for the entire period of study.

Some of these students will attend summer institutes for four to six weeks; others will study for either a year or a full semester. All students are required to return to Pakistan to complete their Bachelor’s degrees.

In this connection, United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) organised a Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) for the students at a local hotel here on Saturday.

The students were briefed on visa regulations, American culture, higher education and campus life in the US.

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Assistant Professor Dr Robert H Nichols, on the occasion, briefed recipients of scholarships on studying in the US and adjusting in a new environment. The workshop was preceded by a dinner where the students were welcomed.

USEFP Acting Executive Director Rita Akhtar said, “The exciting thing about these undergraduate programmes is that majority of students come from remote and economically disadvantaged areas of Pakistan including AJK, FATA, interior Sindh, Balochistan and Northern Areas. Around one-third of these recipients are females.”

She said the students would be studying variety of courses including humanities, social sciences, engineering, basic sciences and business administration.

The selected students are funded under five different programmes, of which three are administered by the USEFP and two are managed directly by the US Embassy.

Programmes managed directly by USEFP include 111 students under Global UGRAD Programme, 2010, 29 students under Pak-US Student Leadership Programme and six students who will study for a year under the Near East South Asia (NESA) Student Exchange Programme.

Programmes directly administered by the US Embassy include seven students under Study of United States Institute (SUSI) and Women Leaders Programme proceeding to Green River Community College near Seattle, Washington for four weeks and seven students under Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute with South and Central Asia Programme proceeding to George Mason University for four weeks.

USEFP, established in 1950 by both Pakistani and the US governments, is a bi-national commission. Daily times

intermediate examination date sheet Karachi

HSSC Arts, Commerce exams from June 1: The annual examination 2010 of the Higher Secondary School Certificate, Part I and II, Arts and Commerce (Regular and Private) will begin from June 1, 2010.

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Karachi Intermediate exams from April 28

About 250,000 candidates would appear in the intermediate examinations
Karachi, Feb 03: Chairman Board of Intermediate Education Karachi Anwar Ahmed Zai said on Monday that the intermediate annual examination would begin from April 28 in the metropolis.

He said that about 250,000 candidates would appear in the intermediate examinations to be held at some 135 examination centres in the city. In the first phase, the examinations of pre-medical, pre-engineering, computer science and home economics groups would be held.

The chairman said that from this year the first year’s examinations would be conducted under a new scheme. He said that 50 percent of marks would consist of short answers-questions, 30 percent for descriptive answers and 20 percent marks for objectives. Similarly, 85 per cent of the total marks would be for theory examination and rest of the 15 per cent would be for practical examination. App