Lyari university has opened admissions for graduation and short courses for the first time since its completion.
The university administration has decided to follow the rules and regulations of Karachi University, decided syndicate members at their first-ever meeting, which was headed by vice chancellor RA Shah this week.
The syndicate decided that the fee will be lower than any other government university and students with good academic performances will receive scholarships.
“Two hundred and forty seats have been reserved while 120 seats have been saved particularly for students from Lyari, Gadap, Malir and Keamari towns,” said the registrar, Mehboob Sheikh.
“The remaining seats will be given on merit to people from all over Karachi.” He explained that only students with over 45% in their intermediate will be allowed to submit admission forms.
More than 1,000 students have applied to the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Lyari Medical College in the first batch of the MBBS programme. An entry test was held on March 27 at NED University and simultaneously in Hyderabad and Larkana by the National Testing Services. The test for Hafiz-e-Quran was held on March 21. One billion rupees was approved for the college as well.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2011.