Over 12,000 candidates appear in pre-entry test for admissions to about 70 disciplines of bachelor degree at Sindh University, its campuses

In a remarkable demonstration of academic ambition, the pre-entry test was conducted in the second phase for the admissions to bachelor degree program for the academic year 2024 at the University of Sindh Jamshoro and its campuses in Dadu, Larkano, Naushero Feroz, Badin, Thatta, and Mirpurkhas. An impressive total of 12,096 candidates including a significant contingent of 3,751 female students enthusiastically participated in the test to try their luck for admissions. The test welcomed 10,049 candidates encompassing 3,186 females and 6,863 males at the Allama I.I. Kazi campus popularly known as main campus in Jamshoro during the second phase. Candidates hailing from eight districts within the province including Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Allahyar, Matiari and Umerkot, as well as from other provinces of the country, flocked to test their mettle across approximately 70 distinct academic disciplines. All these academic aspirations converged at the Allama I.I. Kazi Campus. It is pertinent to mention that candidates who were unable to partake in the first phase entrance test due to various reasons were given the opportunity to showcase their potential in the second phase. To oversee and ensure the smooth conduct of this rigorous examination, Vice-Chancellor Professor (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro personally graced the campus with his presence. He meticulously traversed various examination halls, inspected the arrangements and expressed his utter satisfaction with the measures put in place by the committees responsible for the smooth conduct of the test. A constellation of academic luminaries including Sindh University Syndicate member Professor Dr. Arfana Mallah, SU Registrar Prof. Dr. Mushtaq Ali Jariko, Director Admissions Prof. Dr. Ayaz Keerio, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Professor Dr Hamadullah Kakepoto, Dr. Tania Mushtaq, Dr. Saima Qayoom Memon, Inspector Colleges Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Zaidi, Additional Registrar Abdul Majeed Panhwar, Dr. Muhammad Aqeel Bhutto, Prof. Dr. Sikander Ali Soomro, Dr. Rabia Asma Memon, Dr. Altaf Nizamani, Dr. Bashir Memon, Dr. Rashid Khuhro, Prof. Khaleeque Mahesar, Dr. Shahmurad Chandio and many others were present at this mega academic event. The meticulous supervision of the examination process extended beyond the Vice-Chancellor's presence, with the committee conveners remaining actively engaged in reviewing the proceedings throughout the test. While talking to the media, the Vice-Chancellor Professor (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro underscored the transparent and flawless completion of the second phase of the entrance test attributing its success to the collaborative efforts of his entire team. He highlighted that more than 10,000 candidates participated in the second phase, a substantial increase from the initial phase's 9,000 aspirants. To ensure an equitable testing environment, the university established separate examination blocks for male and female candidates with distinct entry routes thereby avoiding any untoward situations for female participants. The University of Sindh left no stone unturned in terms of security and logistics for smooth conduct of the second and last phase of the test. A comprehensive security arrangement was put in place involving the university's security personnel in conjunction with police contingents. In case of medical emergencies, a fleet of ambulances stood ready to provide immediate assistance. The transportation of candidates to the campus was thoughtfully organized utilizing university buses to shuttle them from designated pickup points. An admirable show of volunteerism saw more than 200 male and female students offering their services. Meanwhile, the different campuses of the University of Sindh played host to a significant number of candidates as well. As many as 513 candidates including 139 female students took the test at the Sindh University Larkana campus, 74 pupils including 17 female students at the Naushahro Feroz campus, 100 aspirants with 25 being female at the Thatta campus, 458 candidates including 126 females at the Dadu campus, 471 applicants with 134 girls at the Mirpurkhas campus and a total of 431 candidates including 124 female students at the Laar Campus Badin. The focal persons and Pro-Vice Chancellors of the concerned campuses personally supervised the examination processes in order to ensure the utmost transparency. At the SU Dadu campus, the responsibility for conducting the test was entrusted to the capable hands of the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Main Campus Prof. Dr. Abdul Sattar Shah, who efficiently and smoothly held it. Additionally, a substantial turnout of 21,327 candidates including 5,511 female students actively participated in the entrance test for admission to the bachelor's degree program at the University of Sindh Jamshoro and its constituent campuses. Furthermore, a prominent segment of 2,789 candidates comprising 1,117 females and 1,672 males submitted online forms in a bid to secure their admissions to the third year (fifth semester) of the Bachelor of Studies (BS) program, formerly known as the master's degree program. In a development, no entrance test was mandated for admissions to the said program. In a display of appreciation and gratitude, the candidates who participated in the entrance test lauded the meticulous arrangements made by the Sindh University administration. They expressed their satisfaction with the streamlined and systematic execution of the exam process. It may be noted that the Sindh University Testing Center (SUTC) effectively facilitated the administration of the test, seamlessly coordinating this academic feat across the main campus and its campuses. The director of the testing center Dr. Aftab Chandio played a pivotal role by overseeing the process at the main campus while maintaining continuous communication with the focal persons and Pro-Vice Chancellors across the campuses via phone.