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Presentation on new UK student visa policy
Lahore, April 09: A renowned education consultant giving a presentation on salient
features of New UK Visa Rules on Wednesday explained in detail the new Points
Based System TIER 4 Student Visa.
The event titled "New Student Visa
Rules & Scholarship Opportunities in UK" was organised by Falcon Education
& Consultancy Services (Pvt) Ltd at a five star hotel in which students,
academics, heads of educational institutions and people from various walks of
The educationalist, Syed Abidi said, "The new system
if implemented in true spirit will weed out non-genuine students and facilitate
bonafide students without the support of agents or consultants."
explained the basic concept of Points Based System (PBS) and the need for
implementing this system by the UK Border Agency (UKBA).
He talked about
different TIER structures and categories under the new PBS but focused on TIER 4
Student Visa. He said under the new TIER 4 the students would be awarded 40
points to be successful for an adult student visa, adding the
universities/education providers in UK would now be known as sponsors and shall
take full responsibility as a host for all overseas students.
students accepted by UK sponsors will be issued with CAS or a Visa letter which
will carry 30 points and will be a must to apply for a visa", he said adding,
"However, the student will have to satisfy the Education Providers that he/she
is a bonafide and genuine student both academically and
"The UKBA staff at country posts will then verify and
conduct verification and authentication of the documents both academic and
financial to award 10 points making it a total of 40 points", he added.
Syed Abidi, who was awarded Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan
in 2008, also explained the responsibility and obligation of students when they
arrived in the UK and stressed that the new PBS allowed the university and the
UK Border Agency to monitor and keep a track of all overseas students.
"Therefore, non-genuine students can be easily tracked ", he added.
event also highlighted scholarship opportunities while a question-answer session
was also held in the end in which the participants actively participated.
Seminar for students wishing to go to UK
Rawalpindi: A seminar on the UK points based system (TIER
4) will be held at the Pearl Continental here today (Thursday) from 3 p.m. to 6
p.m. with an aim to facilitate students seeking higher education in the UK
universities. The seminar, organised by the Falcon Education and Consultancy
Services (private) Limited, will help raise awareness among students about the
new system. It will also provide guidelines to students regarding their visa
applications without paying huge fees to fake consultants. The UK Border Agency
has launched new visa rules known as TIER 4 for students interested in studying
in the UK. ECO of Falcon Education Syed Abidi will address the gathering and
highlight the salient features of the programme. A large number of students and
academics are expected to attend the seminar.
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PU saves one academic year of LLB students
Lahore: On the appeals of candidates, parents and principals of colleges,
Punjab University has decided to declare the result of those candidates of LLB
part-III who had solved their papers in wrong medium. All such candidates have
been directed to contact controller examinations office.
According to a
press statement issued on Wednesday, the Punjab University Examination
Department declared the LLB Part-III Examination on March 26, 2009. Out of 2,689
candidates, the result of 421 candidates was detained due to appearance in wrong
medium (appeared in Urdu instead of English) and non-availability of enrolment
session of Part-III.
Despite issuing clear instructions on the roll
number slips and question papers in continuation of the notification issued by
the Registrar vide 2197/Acad dated 26-08-2005, the above mentioned candidates
appeared in the examinations and attempted their papers in Urdu.
of those candidates who have provided the enrolment sessions verified by the
Registration Branch and found eligible has been declared. Still the result of
about 339 students has not been declared.
The Controller Office has
received a large number of representations/appeals from the candidates, their
parents and principals of the colleges for the declaration of result of these
candidates on sympathetic grounds.
Keeping in view the interest of a
large number of candidates and to save their one precious year, the case was
forwarded to the convener, Board of Studies, for consideration and having an
Being exceptionally sympathetic, the convener recommended
declaring the result of the candidates keeping in view the fact that medium of
instructions as English was imposed first time in LLB Part-III this year. The
Vice-Chancellor has approved the recommendations. The News
New MMG building inaugurated
Lahore: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid
Kamran inaugurated the new building of Department of Microbiology &
Molecular Genetics (MMG) at New Campus on Tuesday. On this occasion, the VC
lauded the role of all science departments in the development of Punjab
University, citing that development is impossible without energy. Dr Mujahid
Kamran said, "I am proud of being the VC of such a university, whose students
have been earning fame not only for the varsity but also for the country in
co-curricular and extra-curricular activities." He said many development
projects were affected due to cut in Higher Education Commission (HEC) funds and
financial crisis of PU even then the varsity had been playing its role in the
national development. F.P. Report
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KEMU urges CM not to downgrade it's status
Lahore: Staff members and students of King Edward Medical University
(KEMU) have urged Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif not to revert the status of
the KEMU to college as PML-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif, as a prime minister, had
announced its upgrade from a college to a medical university during a KEMC
convocation in 1999.
In a request letter to the chief minister, they
urged him to take matters in his hands for resolution of the university issue
while keeping in mind the plight of the students and staff of the institution.
They also gave a reference of a letter issued by Governor's Secretariat
on January 22, 1999 which stated, "During the Convocation of King Edward Medical
College held on 9-01-1999, Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has been
pleased to desire that a Committee may be constituted to determine the
feasibility of up-gradation of King Edward Medical College to a medical
university." However, the process was halted due to October 1999 military coup
that toppled the PML-N government in the country, they said.
that all faculty members, undergraduate and postgraduate students had rejected
the idea to deprive the KEMU of its university status. They said that their
nerves had been strained for last many days, as they were worried about what the
fate of the undergraduate and postgraduate students would be after withdrawal of
the KEMU from the status of university to college.
They said that the
KEMU has set up its academic council, syndicate, senate, curricula and rules and
regulations within a short span of time.
The KEMU has announced two to
three batches of postgraduate students of MPhil, MD, MS, and MDS in 18 to 20
specialties, they said while adding that in spite of having no scholarships,
stipends and hostel facilities, the students got admission in the KEMU.
They said that students from across the country were getting admission
in this medical institution as the KEMU Postgraduate Programs have been
recognized from Higher Education Commission Pakistan and Pakistan Medical Dental
Council within a short time.
The university has launched modernized
undergraduate programs of MBBS/BDS/Physiotherapy and 4 year BSC Medical
Technologists in various fields, and students having top merits in the country
got admissions in these courses. The university has arranged annual examinations
and announced results in time even with shortage of examination branch staff.
Hundreds of international students got admission to KEMU due to its
prestige and world famous status. The university welcomes thousands of
postgraduate students who were initially enrolled in Punjab University and now
have migrated their admissions to King Edward medical University.
university has a rare example of conducting the PhD examination after migration
of student's cases that have already matured their research in Punjab
University. One of the PhD scholars has passed his thesis within one year and
another thesis of PhD has sent for evaluation.
Teachers from the KEMU
have published research articles in United States and prestigious medical
journals of UK and even a single Department of Pathology has 15 such
They said that KEMU has also introduced HEC
supervised Medical Journal Annals and all the published articles were peer
reviewed from a medical review Board and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
In a short span of time, KEMU has got MoU from the universities of UK, USA,
Japan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and many other countries and delegations of the KEMU
have represented their research papers in Australia, Japan, India, Malaysia,
Iran, Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, EU, UK and other countries.
KEMU students form union
Lahore: Students of King Edward Medical University
(KEMU) have formed a union to help promote the issues of the students and
develop a liaison between the student body and the administration. According to
a press release on Wednesday, students unanimously elected Umar Shahbaz as the
president and Shehryar Niazi as the general secretary of union. On this
occasion, Umar Shahbaz said that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani encouraged
student unions to develop a more democratic representation of the student body
and the students welcome this step. The News
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LCWU inaugurates botanical lab for disease-free seeds production
Lahore: To provide students with an opportunity to produce disease-free species of seeds and yield healthy crops,
the Plant Tissue Culture Lab was inaugurated at the Bagh-e-Jinnah by Lahore
College for Women University (LCWU) Vice Chancellor Dr Bushra Mateen and Punjab
Floriculture Director Dr Muhammad Tariq Iqtidar on Wednesday.
Botany Department has established the Plant Tissue Culture Lab in collaboration
with the Punjab Agriculture Department. The laboratory aims to provide students
with an opportunity to produce disease-free seeds that would yield healthy
crops. "The lab will cater to the production of utility fruits and vegetables
like bananas, tomatoes, green chillies and expensive flowers like Lilium and
Carnation. The production of seeds will be cost effective. The researchers have
targeted medicinal plants like Bryophylum to deal with its anti-fungal and
anti-bacterial impact and the Vinca plant for its anti-cancer and anti-ulcer
therapy," the LCWU vice chancellor said.
Dr Iqtidar said, "Punjab
Agriculture Department has provided the laboratory and green houses situated in
Bagh-e-Jinnah, while LCWU will equip the laboratory, provide all the required
instruments and will help in the floriculture and landscape courses that will be
arranged by the Agriculture Department. This laboratory is an implementation of
the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in July 2007 between the LCWU and
the Punjab Agriculture Department. The agreed tenure is 25 years, the students
shall be facilitated in every aspect and we look forward to more of such
projects in the future."
The LCWU administration would be solely
responsible for the management, production and overall control of the lab and
the green houses for the sake of the security of the students and the female
faculty members. "By establishing the Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory and with
the availability of the existing green houses and a large biodiversity of the
different species of plants, research and development in the botany sector will
boom. The lab will give the opportunity of research to the BSc (Hons), MSc
(Hons) and PhD students. The students will be trained in different disciplines
of plant tissue culture techniques, hardening and acclimatisation methods,
technology of green house management and off-season vegetable production. The
lab's well-trained human resources will turn out to be good scientists for
society in the future, said Botany Department Associate Professor Dr Shagufta
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23 still absent from school
Lahore: Twenty-three recruits of the Manawan Police Training
School are absent from the institute following the March 30 terrorist attack,
sources said on Wednesday. They said the recruits had told their
colleagues that they would not rejoin the school, fearing another attack. They
said the recruits had not been given salaries since February 15. They said, "It
seems that several recruits are attending school until they get their salaries.
The day they get salaries, several of them will quit." Major (r) Mubashar,
principal of the school, said several of the recruits were missing, but none of
them was killed or wounded in the attack. He said all of them had been traced
through police stations concerned, adding that they were at their homes. He said
it would be premature to say that they had left their jobs. He said the recruits
would be directed though letters to rejoin the school. A recruit said that the March 30 attack was an unexpected event, adding that if such
incidents take place in future they would face them bravely. Daily Times
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