PU B.Com result | PUASA protests governor's visit
PU declares B.Com. result
Lahore, April 14, 2008: Punjab University Examination Department on Friday declared the
result of B Com Part-I and II examination. In B Com Part-I 2nd Annual
Examination 2007, 9,169 candidates out of the total 17,817 were declared
successful showing 51.46 pass percentage. In B Com Part-II 2nd Annual
Examination 2007, 8,089 candidates out of the total 13,082 were declared
successful showing 61.83 pass percentage. APP
PUASA protests against governor's visit to PU
Lahore: Punjab University Academic Staff
Association (PUASA) teachers protested on Saturday against the PU chancellor,
Governor Khalid Maqbool, because he has dismissed university teachers against
whom plagiarism accusations had been proved.
The PUASA teachers called
the termination illegal and contrary to university policies. They protested
against the chancellor and PU vice chancellor (VC) Dr Mujahid Kamran when the
governor arrived at the university. The chancellor heard the teachers' opinions
on the issue, but did not comment.
Maqbool visited the PU on Saturday to
discuss the university's goals and reform strategies. The PU administration
tightened on-campus security for the governor's visit, especially since the
PUASA had already announced that they would hold the protest on the governor's
arrival. The PUASA announced last month that they would meet the governor with
PUASA members stopped the governor in front of the English
Department and discussed the issue with him. The teachers who stopped the
chancellor include: PUASA President Dr Mumtaz Ahmed Salik, PU Law College
teacher Sami Uzair, PU Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) senior teacher
Dr Ahsan Akhtar Naz, and PU Economics Department teacher Abid Raza
The protesting teachers held black flags, displayed banners, and
wore badges on their arms to mark their protest. Abid Khan asked the governor to
reconsider his decision to dismiss the plagiarists.
PUASA President Dr Salik said, "I told the governor that the termination
is illegal and against the rules of PU". He said the governor tried to avoid
discussing the matter.
Later, the governor attended a presentation on the
university's goals and reform strategies in the VC's committee room. He said the
infrastructure of public sector universities in Pakistan is better than in
India. However, he added, Indian teachers are more committed to their profession
and "we also need to focus it".
Maqbool said the PU should only
accommodate female students from other cities in its hostels, and use the spare
hostels for academic purposes. He said a separate hostel should be established
for foreign students in order to improve the university's international ranking.
VC Dr Kamran told the chancellor that a separate hostel for international
students was already being set up.
Maqbool said that the Punjab
University had the potential to open centres of excellence in agriculture,
modern languages, and performing arts. He also asked the PU administration to
establish a system of teaching "excellent" English language and communication
skills to students on all programmes.
Low budget: Dr Kamran told the
governor that the PU had received only Rs 500,000 for research in the previous
budget. He added that he had asked for the research budget to be enhanced to Rs
50 million. He said the PU's greatest problem was a shortage of PhD teachers. He
said that more than 240 young lecturers were teaching at the university. Dr
Kamran told the chancellor that the university planned to send 20 of these
abroad to study on PhD programmes. He added that the other teachers would also
be helped in further studies.
The VC said that the adoption of the Tenure
Track System (TTS) would help improve the quality of research and education at
the university. The VC said that the Dean's Committee had decided to get
feedback from the students to assess their satisfaction levels.
on behalf of the vice-chancellor, Hailey College of Banking and Finance
Principal Prof Dr Khawaja Amjad Saeed gave a detailed briefing on the PU's
future goals and reform strategy including administrative reforms. Chancellor
Maqbool expressed satisfaction over the university's performance and its
He also visited the English Literature Department and the
Psychology and Applied Psychology Department, where the department heads, Prof
Shaista Sonu Sirajuddin and Prof Dr Yasmin Farooqi, gave presentations about the
courses being offered in their departments.
PU 'relieves' 34 officials
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) has
'relieved' 34 officials, who had been re-employed in various posts after
retirement, following a notification issued by the Punjab government.
According to a press release on Saturday, those relived include:
Employees Housing Society Director Lt Col (r) Sarfarazul Haq, PUCIT Director
Administration Lt Col (r) Naeem Javed, PU Schools Administrator Naeem Siddiqi,
Additional Registrar Jalal Masih, Secretary to Registrar Muhammad Siddique
Bhatti, Secretary to VC Saleem, Accounts Branch Deputy Treasurer Muhammad
Zakria, Audit Branch Deputy Treasurer Muhammad Ibrahim, Institute of
Administrative Sciences Lt Col (r) Muzaffar Ali, Zoology Department Bee Keeping
Consultant Nasreen Muzaffar, Law College Assistant Registrar Amir Jang, PUCIT
Assistant Controller Ghulam Mohiyyuddin, Oriental College Assistant Treasurer
Abdul Razzaq, PU Gujranwala Campus Assistant Treasurer Muhammad Riaz,
Examinations Department Assistant Controller Rana Fazal Ahmad, Institute of
Chemical Engineering and Technology (ICET) Assistant Controller Muhammad Zahoor,
Botany Department Librarian Altaf Ahmad Butt, Institute of Business
Administration Librarian Muhammad Shafique, ICET Superintendent Workshop Sheikh
Talib Ali, Mass Communication Department Librarian Malik Muhammad Hanif,
Economics Department Librarian Lutful Manan, Oriental College Librarian Shoukat
Ali, French Department Librarian Muhammad Yousaf, PUCIT Admin Officer Qamaruddin
Ghauri, Accounts Branch Stock Verifier Honorary Capt (r) Muhammad Rafique, PUCIT
Supervisor Hardware Laboratory Muhammad Ashraf, Pharmacy College Laboratory
Superintendent Muhammad Anwar Zahid, Transport Wing Mechanical Engineer Hon Capt
(r) Abdul Majeed, Resident Office-II Land Officer Ali Muhammad, Press and
Publications Department Supervisor Akbar Ali, Guest House Incharge Subedar (r)
Nazeer Ahmad, Hailey College of Banking and Finance Stenographer Shoukat Javed
and Islamic Studies Department Stenographer Rana Muhammad Rafique. Daily Times
PU Registrar attends Barcelona conference
Punjab University Registrar Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan
represented Pakistan in the 3-day 4th international Barcelona conference on
higher education titled "Higher Education: New challenges and emerging roles of
Human and Social development".
According to a press statement issued
last week the conference was held in Barcelona, Spain from March 31 to April 2.
The moot was organized by University of Catalonia.
Prof Naeem stressed
the international social scientists and researchers that they should help the
Pakistani varsities for capacity building, networking with other international
universities in this regard. He said that the educated youth of Pakistan should
be encouraged and involved in the process of taking up the emerging challenges
for human and social development in our part of the world. The aim of the
conference was to explore the higher education as key element for human and
social development and to rethink and propose new roots for interchange of
values between university and society. The participants shared and debated on
ideas on the relevant social role, role of knowledge in our society, interchange
of values and they presented pro active and assertive analysis offering many
ideas and vision for orienting the future.
The Global University Network
for Innovation (GUNI) invited the academic community worldwide to participate in
the conference. According to GUNI, the role of higher education in today's world
is complex and vital. A wide range of challenges and possibilities are emerging,
with political, economic and social implications. Perhaps most significant are
the challenges associated with shifting perspectives on knowledge itself, which
are influencing strongly the role and the responsibility of the university in
society. The News
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