First-year admissions begin July 23


Express July 22, 2010

KARACHI: First-year students can apply for admissions at 128 government colleges and 24 higher education secondary schools from Friday, July 23. Admission forms can be acquired for a sum of Rs50 from certain branches of the Allied Bank, where they must also be submitted before August 13.

Claim centres have been formed at 15 government colleges for candidates whose names are not on the merit list, said central admissions committee chairman and Sindh colleges director-general  Professor Nasir Insar.

The committee has decided to allow students - who have failed in two subjects in the annual matric exams - provisional admissions at those colleges where seats are still available. These students will be enrolled if they pass the supplementary matric exams, said Insar, who also announced a reduction in the admission fees for first- and second-year students.

Students pursuing science and home economics will now pay Rs550 instead of Rs950 while those studying humanities and commerce will pay Rs500 instead of Rs770.

A total of 100,015 seats are currently lying vacant at government schools and colleges for first-year students, out of which, the committee has reserved 23,830 seats for pre-engineering, 16,835 for pre-medical, 1,500 for computer science, 34,470 for commerce, 22,780 for humanities and 600 seats for home economics. Out of these, 47,490 seats have been reserved for boys and 52,525 for girls.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 23rd, 2010.

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