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  • NED University makes Chinese programme compulsory for freshmen

    The NED University of Engineering and Technology (NED) has made learning Chinese mandatory for all first-year students inducted in 2017 and beyond, according to a notification issued by the university's registrar...

    All students from the university's latest batch have been asked to register by Dec 15 for the "Chinese Language" course being offered...

  • NED students unhappy with tough promotion criteria

    KARACHI: Over 400 failed students of engineering at the NED University of Engineering and Technology have expressed their discontent with new rules laid out for them by the institution regarding promotions to the next semester...

    “There are hundreds of students at the NED, who may have failed in one subject or the other...

  • Teachers demand release of funds for NED, KU

    KARACHI: Teachers of the NED University of Engineering and Technology and Karachi University (KU) on Saturday demanded that the government immediately release funds to their institutions, which they said are facing serious financial trouble...

    “The situation at NED University is critical as the university has to pay Rs100 million in interest to banks on a yearly basis from which it had borrowed heavily against employees’ general...

  • Ned’s lobster bisque

    This time, though, we have had Ned, my step son-in-law, here for our first few days...

    Ned is an excellent cook, and I have enjoyed sitting back while he has taken over most of the cooking duties...

  • Green campus project of NED varsity awaiting funds

    KARACHI: Lack of funding is holding back a major public sector university project that, if implemented, would be the first ‘green campus’ of the country, it emerged on Wednesday...

    Sources said the Rs300 million green campus project of the NED University of Engineering and Technology has been waiting for financial support for the past three years...

  • NED professor’s wife shot dead in Gulshan

    KARACHI: The wife of a senior professor of NED University of Engineering and Technology was shot dead while driving back home in Gulshan-i-Iqbal on Monday...

    Gulshan SP Shahnawaz Chachar said that Ms Shazia Khan (45), wife of NED professor Dr Raza Ali Khan, was leaving the varsity’s staff colony while driving a car...

  • Karachi University assistant professor goes missing

    An associate professor employed by the University of Karachi's Department of Islamic Studies has been missing for the past 18 days, Dawn learned on Tuesday...

    She said that she had sought help from the university administration but had not received any response so far...

  • 'Missing' Karachi University professor returns home

    A faculty member of the University of Karachi (KU) who had gone missing and was believed to be in custody of law enforcement agencies returned home on Wednesday, his family and KU officials told Dawn...

    Dr Ismaeel Aarfi, an assistant professor in the university's faculty of Islamic Studies, had been whisked away from Gulshan-e-Maymar in the early hours of September 15...

  • IBA Karachi, Shanghai University to collaboratively offer finance program

    The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shanghai University China, agreeing to collaboratively offer a Master of Finance program between the universities in Karachi and China, a notification posted on IBA's website said...

    The MoU was signed by Dean and Director of IBA Dr Farrukh Iqbal and President of Shanghai University Dr Jin Donghan, the notification added...

  • Bomb hoax at Karachi University causes panic

    KARACHI: Karachi University was partially evacuated on Wednesday after police received reports of three bombs on campus, DawnNews reported, but was declared clear after a sweep by the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS)...

    Police control received reports of the bombs on their emergency 15 number, after which the BDS was called in to secure the university, police sources said...

  • Former Karachi University VC Dr Abdul Wahab dies

    KARACHI: Former vice chancellor of the University of Karachi and head of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Dr Abdul Wahab passed away here on Tuesday after a prolonged illness...

    Afterwards, he got his doctoral degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada...

  • BDS, Rangers comb Karachi University amid security concerns

    KARACHI: As the federal authorities ordered a sudden closure of Army Public and Bahria schools and colleges across the country for four days amid a terror threat, the Karachi University (KU) administration with the help of a law enforcement agency and a bomb disposal squad combed some areas of the campus for security reasons on Wednesday...

    Sources told Dawn that eateries and tuck shops within the university and plant nurseries along...

  • Cracker explosion near private university in Karachi triggers panic

    KARACHI: Two persons were injured when unknown miscreants resorted to firing and hurled crackers near a private university in Karachi's Gulistan-e-Johar area Monday evening, triggering fear and panic...

    “Unknown miscreants threw two crackers, which landed near the boundary wall of Habib University,” said Gulshan Superintendent of Police, Abid Qaimkhani...

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