The University of Karachi has decided to offer free education and special discount to position holders of commerce, science, and arts disciplines of its affiliated colleges if they choose the University of Karachi for higher education.
It will provide free education to the student, who will achieve the first position in the exams while the student with the second position will have to pay a 25 percent fee and the student with the third position will have to pay a 50 percent fee only.
The University of Karachi is also offering various scholarships and the Students Admission Fund has been established to help students who could not get admissions due to their financial problems. This special fund is aimed to provide them an opportunity to carry on their higher studies.
These views were expressed by the KU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi on Tuesday. He was addressing a ceremony arranged in honor of the position holder students of BCom (Regular) Annual Examination 2019 at the Vice-Chancellor Secretariat.
The top position holders received cash prizes, shields, and certificates while the KU Registrar Professor Dr. Abdul Waheed, Director Finance Tariq Kalam, Students Advisor Dr. Syed Asim Ali, Foreign Students Advisor Dr. Shumaila Shafkat Ali, in-charge Admissions Dr. Saima Akhtar, President Karachi University Teachers Society Professor Dr. Anila Amber Malik, principals of all three colleges, parents and guardians of the students were also present on this occasion.
He observed that only intelligent and talented students can move forward in this age of competition. This journey of knowledge should not be limited to just getting a degree but should play a positive and key role in the development of our country and society when stepping into practical life.
Meanwhile, the Controller of Examinations, Dr. Syed Zafar Hussain, informed the audience that this is the first time that the University of Karachi is arranging such events to celebrate the achievement of the toppers.
The Secretary Affiliation Committee KU Professor Dr. Faiyaz H. M. Vaid expressed that the University of Karachi would like to give affiliation to colleges if they completely fulfill the predefined criteria. He said that all terms and conditions are available on the university’s website and those who could fulfill them would get affiliation from the campus.
Later, Iffat Ashraf Kamdar daughter of Muhammad Ashraf Kamdar, student of D.A. Degree College Women (Phase VIII), who clinched the overall first position, and Mubashra d/o Ashfaq Ahmed, a student of Government College of Commerce and Economics, and Syeda Nabail Raza Rizvi d/o Syed Asif Raza Rizvi, a student of Government Premier College for Girls, who bagged second and third positions respectively appreciated the decision to arrange the ceremony and expressed that it would surely boost the confidence of students and they would work hard to get good results in the exams.