10,576 Candidates Appears Karachi University Admission Entry Test

All universities were working hard to promote teaching & research activities according to international standards, but they faced serious hardships due to a lack of sufficient funding.

10,576 Candidates Appears Karachi University Admission Entry Test

The Karachi University (KU) conducted the entry test in the 303 examination rooms established at 28 centres across the campus for the 1,600 seats in 23 departments. The Karachi University received 11,082 online admission forms, while 95.43 per cent candidates appeared in the entry test. The 100-minute long test started at 11:00 am. As many as 10,576 candidates appeared in the entry test for admission in various departments of the University of Karachi on Sunday.

The test was held for BS (morning shift) four-year degree programmes in the departments of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Applied Physics, Biote­chnology, Business Administration (BBA), BE Chemical Engineering, Commerce, Computer Science — (BSCS) and (BSSE) — Criminology, Split 2+2 Chinese, Education, Environmental Studies, Food Science and Technology, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Inte­rnational Relations, Mass Comm­unication, Public Administration, Petroleum Technology, Special Education and B. Ed (H) Teacher Education, and School of Law B.A. LL.B. (H), Doctor of Physical Therapy (five year) and Doctor of Pharmacy (five year).

The shuttle bus service was available to provide pick and drop from all entrances of the campus. The buses were used for the transportation of candidates and their parents and guardians from the gates to their examination centres and then back to the gates.

Separate waiting areas were established for the family members of the candidates, and the ambulance and the KU Clinic team were also present on the occasion. KU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Iraqi, while replying to media representative’s questions, mentioned that the provision of funds should be ensured keeping in mind the needs of the universities to improve their infrastructure.

Karachi University (KU) Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Iraqi, while replying to media representative’s questions, mentioned that the provision of funds should be ensured keeping in mind the needs of the universities to improve their infrastructure.

He said that for timely maintenance of buildings and transport vehicles, all universities need on-time funding from the Higher Education Commission and due to the country’s economic situation, the grants had been reduced in recent years.

Dr Iraqi further said that all universities of Pakistan were working hard to promote teaching and research activities according to international standards, but they faced serious hardships due to a lack of sufficient funding and grants.

He replied that the federal and provincial HEC should increase the funds and grants considering the needs of the universities in all provinces of the country.

Originally published at Dawn