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College admissions begin today

KARACHI, July 26: The admissions process for first year classes in government colleges of Karachi under the Centralised Admission Policy for 2012-13 will commence on Friday and continue till Aug 9.

This was announced by director general of colleges of Sindh and chairman of the CAP committee Prof Dr Nasir Ansar at a press briefing held at the Government College for Women here on Thursday.

“Unlike last year when the process commenced on Aug 9, we have started early to end it on that day as we are looking forward to completing the procedure during the summer vacation,” said Prof Ansar.

“The placement forms for admissions can be bought and submitted at any of the 42 Meezan Bank Ltd branches specially designated for the purpose in 18 towns of Karachi. The price of the prospectus is Rs60,” he said.

“What’s different about this year is that we are not asking them for their marks sheets. All they have to do is provide us with a copy of their admit card so that we can verify their results from their role number.

“But this is only for Karachi students as their Matric results were announced late and it will take them even longer to get their marks sheets.

For the students applying to colleges from out of the city, we will still be needing their marks sheets as we cannot verify their results from here. But it should not be much trouble for them, for their results were announced much earlier.

The same goes for O-Level and Technical Board students,” he said.

Meanwhile, coordinator to senior the Sindh minister for education and literacy Naveed Zuberi said that they were also trying to save failed students’ year by asking colleges to consider them as well.

“We have asked colleges to also take students who have 50 per cent qualifying marks or have failed in one or two papers only as we do not want them to waste their entire year,” he said.

As an increase to last year’s 81,000 placements, this year there are 100,015 seats currently available in six faculties, namely, pre-engineering, pre-medical, computer science, commerce, humanities and home economics in 132 colleges, including 67 male and 65 female, and 24 higher secondary schools of which 11 are for males and 13 for females.