KARACHI       -      The Academic Council meeting of University of Karachi, which was held under the chairmanship of the KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, on other day at KU VC Secretariat, gives approval to various decisions.

The academic Council approved the usage of Laptop Software JAWS to the blind students of KU, which would facilitate them during exams. After the approval of the Academic Council, the KU would soon establish its own assessment and testing service (KUATS) instead of availing National Testing Service.

The KUATS would have four sections which will work independently under a director and convener. The four sections would be Research and Database Development Section, Test Paper Development Section, Test Administration Section and Test Assesement Section.

As per approval, the KUATS would provide services to government, semi government and private sector organizations for their recruitments while provide service trainings to faculty members on modern techniques of examinations.

The Admissions Policy 2020 was also approved by the members and it was also resolved to continue online admissions policy and restore claim form procedure.

Regulation 2018 regarding PMDC MBBS and BDS (Annual Examinations, Admissions, House Job and Internship) was also approved under the light of the letter of KU, Dean, Faculty of Medicine.

The Academic Council directed the In-charge Semester Cell to present its report in the next meeting regarding the letter of Higher Education Commission on Standardization of Transcript.

In the light of the letter of KU Dean Law, the approval was granted to the Pakistan Bar Council Legal Education’s Rule Number 11 (2015) in which a candidate will be considered as pass after securing 50 percent aggregate marks while there would only be first and second divisions and first division would be of 60 plus percentage.

The KU Academic Council also approved the earlier meeting’s minutes while also approved the minutes of earlier meetings of the Advanced Studies and Research Board. The minutes of board of faculties of science and social sciences were also approved during the meeting.