University student expelled for exposing alleged harassment on campus

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi has expelled a student who publicly highlighted an alleged harassment incident at the varsity involving a female staff member. According to a statement by the university, the student, Mohammad Gibrail, refused to

Eight killed, several injured in shooting at Russian university

MOSCOW: A student gunman opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday, killing eight people and injuring six others, law enforcement authorities said. The gunman was detained shortly after the incident  located around 1,300 kilometres

CJP inaugurates Pakistan Corner at Indonesian university

JAKARTA: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed has inaugurated the Allama Muhammad Iqbal Room and Pakistan Corner in the library of Al Azhar University Jakarta. The Chief Justice is currently on a four-day visit to Indonesia, accompanied by

NAB probes illegal recruitment in Federal Urdu University

ISLAMABAD National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has started an investigation into illegal recruitment and regularisation in Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST), Islamabad. According to reports, Assistant Director (Coordination) NAB Farooq Hussain has written a letter to the

University student sexually assaulted in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A student of the Quaid-e-Azam University was allegedly molested and sexually assaulted by a group of students and employees at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI). According to reports, the student of Quaid-e-Azam University was staying in the hostel

PM to inaugurate Kohsar University in Murree today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Murree today where he will inaugurate the newly-established Kohsar University. The Punjab House of Murree has also been included in the Kohsar University to expand its premises and academic blocks. In December last

Sindh govt announces Rs40m scholarships for university students

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has announced scholarships worth Rs40 million to be awarded to students of public and private sector universities. The chief minister made the announcement while presiding over a meeting of Sindh Higher Education

Fatima al-Fihri: Founder of World’s First University

Many including me will be amazed to know that the world’s first-ever university was founded by a Muslim woman, Fatima al-Fihri. In the Moroccan city of Fez, she founded a masjid that developed into the famous al-Qarawiyyin university.   Fatima al-Fihri

University in Peshawar announces to conduct online exams

The university in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to accept students’ demands by holding online examinations. The University of Peshawar issued a notification in this regard which states all the heads of departments, who have not conducted mid-term fall examination so

Punjab House in Muree converted into Kohsar university

ISLAMABAD: The government-owned Punjab House in Murree has been handed over to Higher Education Department for the establishment of Kohsar University. According to a notification issued by Board of Revenue Punjab, the 96-Kanal property has been transferred for the establishment

Balochistan University’s kidnapped professor safely recovered

QUETTA: A professor of the Balochistan Univesity who was kidnapped over the weekend has been recovered. Spokesman for the Balochistan government Liaquat Shahwani had confirmed that the Dr Liaquat Sani Bangulzai, the head of Brahvi Department of Balochistan University, had

NUST ranked among top 100 Asian universities

ISLAMABAD: National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has been included in the top 100 universities of Asia. The rankings showed that as many 41 Pakistani universities made it on to the list of 634 Asian universities on Quacquarelli Symonds

COVID-19 cases in schools

It has been just a couple of days since educational institutes reopened across the country and we have seen an uptick in the number of coronavirus cases. We need to realise that pandemic has not yet ended but will instead

PM Imran Khan to inaugurate university in Haripur today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Haripur on Thursday to inaugurate a university. The prime minister will be accompanied by federal ministers to inaugurate the Pak-Austria Fachhochschule University. PTI Senator Faisal Javed said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will

Reopening schools

After a hiatus of nearly six months, the government has finally decided to reopen all educational institutes including schools, colleges and universities from September 15. This comes as a welcome move and sigh of relief for millions of students whose

Malala graduates from Oxford University in virtual ceremony

LONDON: Education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has graduated from Oxford University in a virtual ceremony. The activist was also part of the popular lineup in YouTube original, Dear Class of 2020 – where Michelle Obama, Beyonce

Upgradation of KMDC to university facing obstacles

KARACHI: The race to appoint the next principal of the Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) has created hindrances in upgrading the institution to the status of a university. According to details, Farhat Jafri and Nargis Anjum are making efforts

Malala meets Greta Thunberg at Oxford University

LONDON: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg met Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai at the University of Oxford on Tuesday and posed for a photo together. Malala is a student at the University of Oxford. The 22-year-old posted a photo

Gunman opens fire at anti-CAA protest rally in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A gunman open fire on Thursday at a protest rally against India’s contentious citizenship law near the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) university in New Delhi. The alleged suspect, identified by the police as a 17-year-old teenager, brandished a

Madrassah students win robotic competition at Taxila university

KARACHI: Madrassahs or religious seminaries in Pakistan have gained a bad reputation due to several unfortunate events and imparting extremist education. However, Jamia Bait-ul-Salam’s students stood out during an educational competition held at HITEC University, Taxila. The students of the

Indian protests on citizenship law

The Modi government has been polarising the Indian nation even further after the introduction of the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Bill. There have been massive protests and violence in many Indian cities over the anti-Muslim legislation. Fresh protests rocked several Indian

Female student shot dead in Karachi during mugging attempt

KARACHI: A female university student was shot dead on Thursday during an incident of suspected mugging in Karachi. The victim identified as Misbah as a third-year student at Hamdard University. She was sitting with her father in their car while

KP varsity lifts ban on male, female students from sitting together

PESHAWAR: The administration of Bacha Khan University on Thursday has lifted the ban which prohibited male and female students from sitting together. A departmental inquiry has been launched against the assistant chief proctor for issuing the circular without consulting senior