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June 13, 2021

KU adds transgender option to online admission form

 
June 13, 2021

Introducing an online facility to fill out admission forms for MPhil and PhD programmes through the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, the University of Karachi has added a transgender option to adopt a more inclusive policy.

The university’s spokesperson said that granting admissions through the ERP management system would ensure transparency in the process, and students would be able to check the status of their applications from anywhere. They would no longer have to visit the various departments and offices on campus.

For the academic year 2021, students would apply for admissions in MPhil, PhD, Master of Medicine, Master of Surgery and LLM programmes from this month through the ERP system, which was developed under the supervision of Dr Imran Siddiqui of KU’s Department of Physics.

After submitting their admission forms, the applicants would receive a confirmation message via SMS, email and WhatsApp. The digitisation of academic and administrative affairs would help teachers and other staff members get real-time information.

They would also be able to know about the financial issues at home, while students would be able to pay their fees with credit cards and debit cards. Parents of the students would also be able to check the academic performance of their children, their attendance and fee payment matters.

Acting KU vice chancellor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi said the ERP system is indispensable, adding that it would help students, teachers and other staff members.

“We wanted to develop the university on modern lines and bring it to international level under this system, where modern facilities have been made available to students. The main purpose of this system is to save the time of students and parents, and to minimise the financial burden.”

He said that over 45,000 students are enrolled in KU and more than 150,000 others in various affiliated colleges of the city. The university has developed the ERP solution to provide timely information to all the students, he added.