A record 12135 admission forms reach University of Karachi for Bachelor and Master’s programs
The University of Karachi (KU) has received as many as 12,135 admission forms for 1,767 seats of various bachelor and master’s programmes; the KU Public Relations Office was quoted as saying by the Urdupoint.com report. The admission would be given on entry-test-based-results, and the National Testing Service (NTS) would conduct written test on December 2, 2018. Along with the aspiring candidates of bachelor and master’s programmes, Doctor of Pharmacy (both morning and evening programmes) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (morning programme), are scheduled to appear in the entry test.
The written test schedule would be uploaded on official websites of KU and NTS. The sites are uok.edu.pk and nts.org.pk respectively. The KU would also inform the candidates through Short Message Service (SMS) and electronic mail (email), said the report. The KU would upload the link of admit cards, which would be provided by the NTS so that candidates could get printouts of their cards, noted the report.
Meanwhile, the entry test of the department of visual studies would be conducted at the department of political sciences at 10.00 am, on November 25. The Vice Chancellor, KU, Professor Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan expressed his gratitude that candidates did not face any difficulty this year while submitting their online admission forms and added, “We are receiving positive feedback about the recently launched online admission system on the Campus.” He said that some difficulties might occur whenever the new task is initiated, but our priority was to provide better and standard services to the candidates. “Due to this online admission system, the candidates were not bothered to stand in long queues.”
The KU VC believes that this system would further improve and more facilities would be provided to the candidates next year. At the time of creation of Pakistan as a sovereign state in 1947, means for higher education and research were negligible. Responding to the impending requirement of higher learning, Pakistan started establishing relevant educational institutions of higher learning and research and thus underwent rapid modernisation. The University of Karachi was established by an act of Pakistan parliament in June 1951. The present campus, to which the University shifted in 1959, is spread over 1279 acres of land, situated 12 Km away from the city centre.
Today the University is recognised as a premier centre of learning and research in the Subcontinent and the Third World. Some scientists and scholars affiliated with the University are working in essential positions both within and outside Pakistan and have won recognition and acclaim. One of the institutes of the University has got the distinction of being made the Centre of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Students from several foreign countries are also pursuing the Masters and Doctorate degrees. Because of the high academic and research standards of the University, a large number of students from Karachi and other parts of the country apply for admission here. Keeping in view an unusually high number of applicants, the University has started evening classes in several departments at BS and Masters Levels and a Directorate of Evening Program was established to control and run Evening Program.
At present teaching at the University campus is conducted under six faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Management & Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Pharmacy. There are over 52 departments and 19 research institutes/ centres, which are imparting education to more than 24,000 students including students from foreign countries. The faculty comprises of more than 700 highly qualified and experienced teachers; many of them have obtained higher degrees from abroad and enjoy a high reputation internationally. The non-teaching staff comprises more than 1700 people to help with administrative and other matters.
The University of Karachi is also an affiliating and examining body, and at present, 145 colleges and institutions are affiliated to the University. The courses of studies for these institutions are approved by the University and examinations are also conducted under its auspices. The University performs inspections of about 150,000 students studying in these colleges/institutes, prepare their results and award degrees.