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11 things you need to know about the man who invented the air conditioner

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th June 2015

11 things you need to know about the man who invented the air conditioner WEB DESK: Here are a few interesting facts about the inventor of the air conditioner- Willis Carrier. Born November 26, 1876, in Angola, New York Had difficulty as a child grasping the concept of fractions. His mother taught him fractions by cutting an apple into pieces. Earned engineering degree from Cornell University in 1901 Started...


KU researchers to help Somalia in rehabilitation of barren & saline land

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th June 2015

KU researchers to help Somalia in rehabilitation of barren & saline land KARACHI: Scientists from Somalia have requested their counter parts from Pakistan’s Karachi University to assist them in the rehabilitation of the barren and saline regions of Somalia by using latest technology so that the fodder for the livestock and agricultural crops could be grown. Prof. Dr. Bilquees Gull, a senior researcher associated with KU’s Institute...


Karachi University facing laodshedding

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th June 2015

Karachi University facing laodshedding KARACHI: The University of Karachi is facing `unprecedented loadshadding’ for the past few days. A University statement on Monday said that due to unannounced power outage, all the official work in the administrative offices has suffered. The  research works in the labs in faculties of Pharmacy, Science and Social Sciences is also being affected. The...


PU to conduct BA/BSc exams in 2 parts

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st June 2015

PU to conduct BA/BSc exams in 2 parts LAHORE: The Punjab University, an oldest seat of learning in sub-continent, first time in its 133 year history, will conduct BA and BSc exam in two parts instead of two-year composite exams. Controller Examination, PU Prof Dr Shahid Munir unfolding the distinctive features of new policy told APP here on Sunday that earlier, BA and...


27th batch of LUMS passes out

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th June 2015

27th batch of LUMS passes out LAHORE: The 27th convocation ceremony of the Lahore University of Management Sciences took place on Wednesday. The convocation attracted 869 students in this year’s graduating class from the Suleman Dawood School of Business, Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering and Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law. The management honoured its outstanding students with...


Pakistani doctor received a prestigious University Award

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th June 2015

Pakistani doctor received a prestigious University Award A Pakistani doctor received a prestigious University Award. Dr Saida Rasul, Senior Lecturer, Section of Dentistry, Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University has received the Order of British Columbia 2015, the province’s highest form of recognition, for her community services. “For 26 years, the Order of British Columbia has recognized the remarkable accomplishments and efforts...


Dissecting the education budget

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th June 2015

Dissecting the education budget by Asim Mallick WEB DESK: In the Sindh budget education received a 28.7 percent share this year. Of the total budget of Rs503.34 billion, an amount of Rs157.52 billion was reserved for education– which is 7.3 percent more when compared to last year. Of the amount earmarked for education Rs144.68 billion was reserved for the...


Pakistani girl launches video game to educate the underpriviliged

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th June 2015

Pakistani girl launches video game to educate the underpriviliged picture source: gwuoid.wordpress.com WEB DESK: A Pakistani girl was selected out of 700 teams and 1000 students at a global technology competition. Mariam Adil won the Clinton Global Initiative where she presented the idea of using video games for creating awareness in developing countries. picture source: techjuice Adil, who previously worked for World Bank felt...


A parrot, a sheep and a donkey

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd June 2015

A parrot, a sheep and a donkey WEB DESK: Ali Aftab’s latest song ‘Taleem ki Chutti’ is a satire on the education system of the country. The video starts with three children dressed up as a donkey, a parrot and a sheep. The donkey represents an idiot, the parrot represents a mimicker and the sheep represents people who follow blindly. The song...


Hansi tu Phansi? Not really

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 28th May 2015

Hansi tu Phansi? Not really WEBDESK: A campaign for women rights, endorsed by celebrities has gone viral in India. Sometimes we see Madhuri Dixit endorsing ‘Larkay Rulatay Nahin Hain’ and at other times we see Deepika Padukone campaigning for the right of women to make choices. The situation for women in Pakistan is much the same. Catcalling on the streets,...


Dreaming of a Pakistan where each child goes to school

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th May 2015

Dreaming of a Pakistan where each child goes to school There are 25 million children in Pakistan out of school, states a recent report. Even though our constitution promises in its article 25A that free education for every child aged five to 16 is every child’s right. Will these children ever go to school? Or will free education only remain a dream. The Annual State...


Top 6 universities of Pakistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th May 2015

Top 6 universities of Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Higher Education Commission (HEC) announced the rankings of the top universities of Pakistan. Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) took lead and ranked top among all the universities of the country. The QAU was ranked first followed by University of Agriculture Faisalabad with University of the Punjab at the third position in overall rankings. Making the announcement,...


At six, Hamza becomes youngest Microsoft Certified Professional

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 21st May 2015

At six, Hamza becomes youngest Microsoft Certified Professional After Arfa Karim, who became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional at the age of 9, another computer genius has made the entire country proud. Muhammad Humza Shahzad,6, became the youngest Microsoft Professional. To clear the exam of Microsoft Certification, a candidate needs to score 700 points while Humza scored 757 points at the exam which...


ICAP, UMT sign MoU faciltiating BS Accounting graduates

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st April 2015

ICAP, UMT sign MoU faciltiating BS Accounting graduates KARACHI: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and University of Management & Technology (UMT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) facilitating the graduates of BS Accounting from UMT to pursue highly recognized Chartered Accountancy qualification. The MOU was signed by President ICAP Yaqoob Suttar and UMT Director General, Abid Sherwani said a...


8,000 books for public library announced to promote book reading habit:

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th April 2015

8,000 books for public library announced to promote book reading habit: DI KHAN: Commissioner Zakir Hussain Afridi on Thursday said 8,000 more books would be provided to the Mufti Mehmood public Library to promote book-reading culture among the citizen of the district. Flanked by Deputy Commissioner Nisar Ahmed, the commissioner said during his visit to the Library a variety of 8,000 books worth Rs 4 million...


More than 70% Schools to be exempted from Load-shed during examinations despite being defaulters of more than PKR 24 Crore – KE

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th April 2015

More than 70% Schools to be exempted from Load-shed during examinations despite being defaulters of more than PKR 24 Crore – KE KARACHI: K-Electric (KE) in its press statement has stated that despite the heavy outstanding dues of the Education Ministry which exceeds PKR 247 Million, the company has now exempted more than 70% of the Matriculation Examination Centers from load shed. KE Press Statement reiterated that the Board of Secondary Education had sent a letter to...


China becomes 3rd largest destination for int’l students

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th April 2015

China becomes 3rd largest destination for int’l students ISLAMABAD: China has overtaken France as the third largest destination for international students after the US and UK. The Chinese Ministry of Education says almost 380-thousand overseas students were registered in the country in 2014, up almost six percent from the previous year. More than half of these students are from Asian countries. Top of...


Country’s first law university inaugurated

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th April 2015

Country’s first law university inaugurated KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan has highlighted the importance and role of law education in a society for defending truth and justice. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto University of Law (SZABUL), the country’s first law university, here on Wednesday, he expressed confidence that SZABUL will achieve its academic...


KU cancels 11 admissions to its Evening Programme 2015

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th April 2015

KU cancels 11 admissions to its Evening Programme 2015 KARACHI: Karachi University (KU) on Wednesday canceled admissions of 11 students to its different degree level courses, evening programme-2015, under charges of forgery, said Director Admissions, Prof. Khalid Iraqi. Mark sheets submitted by these students were found to be forged or fake during verification by Karachi Board of Intermediate Education hence leading to cancellation of...


Importance of learning cafe to be highlighted on Monday

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th April 2015

Importance of learning cafe to be highlighted on Monday FAISALABAD: Beaconhouse Kindergarten city branch will conduct a session to highlight the importance of learning cafe at the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) here on Monday (April 6). The objective of the session was to educate a group of 30 mothers of students who were interested in knowing a role and responsibilities of...


Art activities at UAF

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th April 2015

Art activities at UAF FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Friday remained a hub of literature and art activities under its third Lyallpur Art and Literature Festival. In the bilingual declamation, team trophy was won by Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. In English bilingual declamation, Arwa Anwar from King Edward Medical University clinched the first position while Aleena from...


FUUAST clarifies news report about VC’s retirement

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd April 2015

FUUAST clarifies news report about VC’s retirement KARACHI: Registrar, Federal Urdu University of Science and Technology (FUUAST), Prof Dr Fahimuddin has dispelled impression created about forced retirement of its Vice Chancellor (VC), Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal. In a statement on Friday, he said reports published in a section of the press regarding the FUUAST VC were absolutely baseless as Sindh High Court...


Balochistan University Examination Schedule

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st March 2015

Balochistan University Examination Schedule QUETTA: The annual examinations of BS Chemistry First to Fourth 2014, University of Balochistan will be held from April 20, said a handout issued, here on Monday night....


New integrated operating rooms at Aga Khan University Hospital

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 28th March 2015

New integrated operating rooms at Aga Khan University Hospital KARACHI: A new operating theatre suite with three state-of-the-art integrated operating rooms was inaugurated Friday at the Aga Khan University Hospital against a cost of US$3.35 million. President, Aga Khan University (AKU) Firoz Rasul, addressing an informal ceremony on the occasion said it is the first suite in Karachi with integrated operating rooms (ORs) and...


Finance Minister assures full support to setting up of Excellence Centre in Islamic Finance Education

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th March 2015

Finance Minister assures full support to setting up of Excellence Centre in Islamic Finance Education KARACHI: Federal minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar has assured full support to establish centre of excellence in Islamic Finance education. This he said while speaking at the opening ceremony of proposals, received to establish a Centre of Excellence for Islamic Finance Education here on Wednesday. He expressed his pleasure over the efforts being made...


Ebad hails setting up of Chinese language centre at KU

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th March 2015

Ebad hails setting up of Chinese language centre at KU KARACHI:  Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad has said that the establishment of Confucius Institute of Chinese Language at the University of Karachi will be very helpful for the learners of the language. He was speaking at the Special Convocation of the KU at the Governor House, in which the degree of DSC (Honoris Causa) was...


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