KARACHI - Vice Chancellor Karachi University (KU), Prof Dr Qasim Raza Siddiqui, has rejected the demands of different student wings for a change in the admission policy for 2008-09 and said that admissions would be allowed according to the decision of Ku Academic Council.   Talking to The Nation on Thursday, he said it was an academic issue that should be discussed in the meeting of the council. He said that in all public universities, admissions are given as per the fixed rule. "KU Academic Council has nullified the suggestion of taking admission tests for the bachelors' morning programme only for this year and proposed the students should be given admission on merit", he added. On other hand, Students Alliance of the university staged protest and took out a rally against the admission policy of the university demanding a change in it. The protesters, belonging to Imamia Students Organisation (ISO), Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT), Peoples Students Federation (PSF) and Punjabi Students Association (PSA) forced the administration to suspend the classes. They demanded the authorities concerned to adopt an open merit admission policy and abolish the 'category system' with immediate effect, which is causing problems for students belonging to other districts. They also denounced the idea of conducting entry test prior to admission at any department.     It is pertinent to mention here that local students are being meted out injustice regarding admission at the Karachi University since the number of applicants is much higher than available seats. The applicants have been divided into three categories namely K, S and P. Category K includes the applicants who have passed their Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or equivalent, and possess graduation degree from a local institution affiliated with the University of Karachi. Five per cent seats have been reserved for applicants who have done their graduation from non-public sector educational institutions in Karachi recognized by the University of Karachi. Category S comprises of applicants who have passed at least one of the certificates (SSC or HSC) or degree examinations from a recognised educational institution in Sindh (excluding Karachi). Category P comprises on applicants who have passed at least one of the certificates (SSC or HSC) or degree examinations from a recognised educational institution outside Sindh or from abroad. Preference in admissions is given to K category candidates. In case vacant seats, the S category candidates are considered. KUTS DENOUNCES STUDENTS' MISBEHAVIOUR The leaders of Karachi University Teachers' Society (KUTS) on Thursday condemned the misbehaviour of students towards teachers. They said that students adopted objectionable attitude towards teachers during protest held to suspend classes.    President KUTS Prof Dr Aqeel Ahmed, General Secretary KUTS Prof Dr Abid Hasnain and Prof Dr Shakeel Farooqui, in a joint statement, said that teachers' community would not tolerate the irresponsible behaviour of students, belonging to any party or organisation, towards teachers. They said that the protesters also harassed female students at the Applied Chemistry Department. The KUTS leaders also denounced the manhandling of some employees at the hands of protesting students. They gathered in the premises of the Ku administration block and strongly protested against the incident.  It is worth mentioning here that two days ago some Ku students severely beat three university employees. However, on the intervention of some Ku high-ups and their assurance, the employees dispersed peacefully.