KARACHI  - The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has recognised the Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) by giving it NOC/Recommendation for awarding degrees in various academic fields.

A Sindh Madressah statement here on Thursday said that the letter issued by the HEC on Wednesday says that ‘after having evaluation of the feasibility report and inspection of physical and academic infrastructure of the university, the HEC considers that the Sindh Madressatul Islam University Karachi meets the minimum requirements for degree awarding status in the public sector.

Therefore, the Chairman HEC has been pleased to grant NOC to Sindh Madressatul Islam University Karachi, the HEC letter added.

“Sindh Madressatul Islam University is the only university that has been recognised by HEC in a shortest period after its establishment,” Dr Muhammad Ali shaikh, Vice Chancellor of SMIU, said and maintained that there are many universities established before SMIU but these are still waiting for recognition by HEC.

Dr Shaikh appreciated this act of HEC for the alma mater of the Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Sindh Madressatul Islam University was established in February 2012, it was further stated.

BIEK ANNOUNCES RESULT OF HSC PART-I HOME ECONOMICS: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Thursday announced the result of HSC Part I Annual Examinations Home Economics Group.

As many as 351 candidates appeared in the examination and of these 208 were successful in all the seven papers.

An announcement said that the candidates will get their marks sheets after two weeks.

MBBS ANNUAL EXAM RESULT DECLARED: The University of Karachi on Wednesday announced the result of MBBS Third Professional Annual Examination 2012.

According to statistics, 412 candidates appeared in the examination and of these 244 were declared as successful with a pass percentage of 59.22.

A university statement said that marks certificates are being issued.

The candidates have been asked to collect the same from their respective colleges.