KARACHI - The Karachi University Academic Council decided to restore the three-year BSc, BA, BCom (honours) and two-year MA, MSc and MCom programmes with effect from the academic year 2012.
However, the four-year BS (bachelor of studies) programme of eight semesters which the Karachi University introduced in 2007 on the directives of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) would be retained as well and, as such, this programme and the BSc, BA and BCom (Hons) programmes of six semesters would run concurrently and the students would have the option to choose any of them.
The meeting presided over by the KU Vice Chancellor Prof (Dr) Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui was attended by all faculties deans, departments chairpersons, directors of different KU institutes, all professors and elected members from KU affiliated colleges.
There are over 200 members of the KU academic council.
The KU in the light of the academic council’s decision decided to offer admissions in 2012 to the following degree programmes simultaneously: BS four-year (eight semesters); BSc, BA, BCom three-year (honours) (six semesters); and MA, MSc, and MCom two-year (four semesters).