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  • KU admissions policy comes under fire in Sindh Assembly

    KARACHI: The admissions policy of the University of Karachi under which the varsity gives priority to the students of the metropolis came under criticism at the Sindh Assembly on Tuesday when Pakistan Peoples Party lawmakers demanded an end to what they called a ‘quota system’ and equal opportunities for students of all Sindh districts...

    PPP lawmakers Khairunnisa Mughal and Syed Sardar Ali moved a resolution in the assembly on...

  • HEC bans 4 varsities from offering admissions

    ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has stopped four universities from giving admissions to students in any degree programme, owing to academic irregularities and mismanagement...

    “We banned the institutions from offering admissions in the recent pasts, but they are violating the ban, so we issued this warning today,” Chairman HEC Dr...

  • A-level students ineligible for admissions to MBBS, BDS

    LAHORE: A-level students planning a career in medicine suffered a major blow to their future as the new regulations of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) have declared them ineligible for admissions to MBBS/BDS programmes at public and private medical and dental colleges of the country on foreign quota...

    An official privy to the development told Dawn that the PMDC meeting presided over by federal minister Saira Afzal Tarrar...

  • Policy on admissions to medical, dental colleges finalised

    The board also took many other important decisions regarding admissions of overseas students and adjustment of additional seats being filled by the medical colleges in violation of the rules and regulations of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), besides issuing new schedule of entrance tests...

    The board chairman suggested that the federal government might be apprised of these proposed change as admissions against FSF...

  • English dept teachers oppose admissions to linguistics

    KARACHI: The Karachi University (KU) administration seems to be clueless on how to end the impasse over admissions to the MPhil/PhD programme in linguistics at the department of English as it has recently cancelled interviews of at least 19 candidates scheduled for Monday (June 8), it emerged on Sunday...

    The university’s Board of Advance Studies and Research (BASR) had also rejected the arguments against admissions in linguists...

  • Sahiwal Medical College barred from admissions

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has directed the University of Health Sciences to stop admissions for 2015-16 session at the Sahiwal Medical College, giving its final decision to the varsity for “closing the government college” due to shortcomings till further orders...

    It first ‘de-recognised’ this public sector college putting the future of 500 students at risk and now directed the UHS to stop admissions till...

  • New medical college to start admissions from next session

    PESHAWAR: Nowshera Medical College (NMC) will start admitting students from the next academic session as its affiliated teaching hospital will start operations in July...

    The government has declared both, the under-construction 500-bed district headquarters hospital and the old 125-bed district headquarters hospital as teaching hospitals for NMC
  • Admissions for 2017-18: PMDC board proposals heavily tilted in favour of private colleges

    LAHORE: The recommendations furnished by high-powered panel of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) on the fresh admissions for 2017-18 appear to be heavily tilted in favour of private colleges, envisaging unbridled power and huge financial benefits for these institutes...

    In the six-page recommendations (a copy available with Dawn), formulated in a crucial meeting on Monday, the board has almost completely set aside the PMDC...

  • ‘Donation & gift’ basis: Private medical colleges to start admissions

    LAHORE: With the Punjab government ‘almost abandoning the proposal’ to centralise the medical & dental colleges’ admission process, the private medical colleges are all set to start admissions on ‘donation & gift basis’ as per their previous arrangements...

    Last year, the official says, the PMDC had introduced a new regulation for admission to private medical and dental colleges for 2016-17 wherein the provinces had to regulate...

  • Delay in GCU head’s appointment ‘hampers’ admissions

    “Keeping in view that the admissions process is under way in the university, presence of the vice chancellor is inevitable for ensuring transparency, merit and above all financial assistance to the deserving students,” an executive body member of Old Ravians Union (ORU) told Dawn on Wednesday...

    A source in the GCU admission committee said the administration after detailed deliberations decided to hold the lists till appointment of...

  • IUB delays admissions to evening programmes

    BAHAWALPUR: The Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) has discontinued admissions to about 45 evening degree programmes and courses in the current academic session, causing resentment among hundreds of admission seekers, consisting mostly of those doing jobs...

    The evening programmes were launched several years ago to facilitate the students who could not take admissions to the morning classes for various reasons, including age...

  • US court takes up cases of race-based admissions

    WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court was hearing arguments on Wednesday over race-based admissions at the University of Texas in a highly charged dispute that could reverberate nationwide...

    When the justices first heard Fisher’s case in 2012, the give-and-take during oral arguments was contentious and the justices appeared ready to strike down the admissions policy...

  • FDE accused of deliberately delaying college admissions

    ISLAMABAD: The delay by the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) in starting third-year admissions in degree colleges provided a chance for private educational institutions to attract the students...

    After a two weeks’ delay, the FDE on Sunday announced the opening of admissions in the colleges...

  • Admissions to Sukkur medical college stopped till PMDC approval

    LARKANA: The Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) has stopped the Ghulam Mohammed Mahar Medical College (GMMMC) principal from opening admissions in the MBBS courses for 2016-17 until a permission from the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) is obtained...

    The college in Sukkur was set to open the admissions offering more than 100 seats to the candidates who had recently passed the entry test conducted by...

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