By our correspondent

As many as 853 candidates appeared in the admission test of the Department of Visual Studies, University of Karachi, for a two-hour long test which was started at 11:00 am, and held at the departments of criminology, economics, and history on Sunday.

According to the in-charge KU Directorate of Admissions Dr Saima Akhtar, the KU has received 950 online admission forms for the test. She mentioned that the provisional merit list would be put on display by December 15, 2021 on the official web portal.

The KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, Dean Arts and Social Sciences Professor Dr Nusrat Idress, Dr Saima Akhtar, Campus Security Advisor Dr Moiz Khan, faculty members Visual Studies Department Syed Shamoon Haider and Tania Nasir and others, Senior Medical Officer Dr Syed Abid Hasan, Dr Akmal Waheed and others monitored the admission test proceedings.

Meanwhile, the staff of the KU Medical Centre along with an ambulance were also present during the test proceeding. The KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi expressed satisfaction over the proper implementation of the Covid19 standard operating procedures defined by the federal and provincial governments.

Dr Saima Akhtar informed the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi that facemasks, hand sanitizers, and thermal guns were present at all examination centers.

She also mentioned that six points (terminal buses) were available for pick and drop service at the Silver Jubilee Gate while four points were operating from Maskan Gate since 09:00 am. She added that these terminal buses were used for the transportation of candidates and their parents and guardians from both gates to their examination centers and then back to the gates.

The watch and ward and Directorate of Admissions staff were also present for the guidance of students and separate waiting areas nearby all examination centers were established for the parents and guardians of the candidates.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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