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Vision of Ford Foundation ^TOP

  • Establishment of RLAK Colleges of home Economics Karachi started in 1952 with support from the Ford Foundation (USA) and APWA. Ford Foundation provided all the funds for building, books and training of staff while Pakistan Government provided the Land. APWA was an active member of governing council and an administrative liaison between Ford Foundation and Pakistan Government. Oklahoma State University, USA assisted in making of curriculum and syllabi, establishment of college and training of teachers in Karachi.
  • Its name at that time was Domestic Science College. Eleanor Roosevelt installed the foundation stone of the College. College worked as semi independent public institution under the management of governing council. Federal government paid the salaries of staff and provided budget for the running of the college.
  • The first batch of students was admitted in 1955. Masters education started in CHE Karachi in 1961 and staff was sent of overseas training till 1971.
  • Board of secondary and higher secondary education was responsible for examining intermediate students and Karachi University for graduate and post graduate students.

Administrative Controls and Public Contributions ^TOP

  • In 1972 college was given to provincial Government. College was to be run as a professional college. However for some unknown reason that status was never realized. The system of training of staff was could not be continued; and the recruitment of new staff was neither done solely on the basis of merit nor according to needs of the college. Allocation of budget to college was not done according to its needs and it was treated as an ordinary graduate college.
  • Though college did not get much support in terms of staff training, equipment, recurring expenses etc the provincial government supported the college by constructing new blocks of buildings in year 1991 and initiate another renovation scheme in year 2005.
  • In 2001 education dept Government of Sind the authority to give admission in 1st year was taken from the college administration.  Due to lack of flexibility in choice of faculty and complexity and weaknesses of the system it resulted in decline in number of applicants and lowering of  academic standard of successful applicants

Contributions of Private Sector ^TOP

  • Individuals and groups from Private sector for example: National foods (pvt.) ltd, Efroze Chemicals,  Rangoonwala Trust,  Thai Embassy etc; have been very supportive to the college and has provide support in establishment and enrichment of labs,  temporary provision of  teachers,  award of medals, provision of books, building of  auditorium, extension of library by Qadeer group of companies

Academic Growth^TOP

  • In spite of all the constraints and hurdles, the college teachers continued to put in efforts to enhance the standard of education and Specialization in various areas of home economics started at CHE Karachi in1992 and four year BS program in year 2008.
  • Sind and Baluchistan lag behind other provinces in terms of doctoral level education in home economics. In order to assure provision of home economics expertise from within the province, in our Province doctoral has taken all necessary measures for starting Ph.D. level education through Karachi University, however its current status could be a hindrance.
  • It is hoped that college would succeed in getting status of degree awarding institution soon and would be able to support higher education in home economics as required.  INSHALLAH.

Discipline ^TOP

  • The college has an exemplary discipline and in terms of regularity of classes and punctuality of student and staff has unmatched high standards.
  • For all the subjects of home-economics student get all the required teaching at the college and do not need any private tuition.
  • There is an excellent system of documentation of students and staff performance that is a great help in monitoring and maintaining discipline and academic standards.

Buildings  ^TOP

  • RLAK CHE buildings are spread over an area of 24 acres of land. In addition to classrooms labs and library the college has hostel building, auditorium, and residences within the premises.
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Class attendance on paper sheets signed by students
Total no of students present and absent signed by teacher

Class attendance submitted to attendance office within 20 minutes of the class commencement time.

Attendance clerk records the receipt of attendance sheet on daily class attendance receiving sheet that has details of scheduled classes for that day

Students, attendance sheet is sent to students committee for recording and calculation of studentsí attendance

Class attendance receiving sheet is sent to Staff committee for recording and evaluating regularity in conduction of classes.

Studentsí attendance sheet is calculated manually for each month and the entered on computer for record

Number of late attendance submission and cases of classes not held are calculated for each teacher and report given to principal each week

Information about irregular student is given to student affairs committee.

Letter of explanation given to teachers and late submissions etc excused if there was a genuine reason

Parents of irregular students informed and admissions canceled if no improvement occurs after several attempts.

Number of late submission and missed classes calculated for each year and report submitted to Principal

Class attendance on paper sheets signed by students Total no of students present and absent signed by teacher