Punjab University 100pc PhD faculty crucial issue
PU committed to bring 100pc PhD faculty in varsity: VC
Lahore, Aug 08: Punjab University Deans Committee Friday held a meeting to discuss the
crucial issue of increasing PhD faculty in order to improve standard and
research activities of the university.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid
Kamran chaired the meeting, which discussed various measures to promote research
in the university. The VC expressed his concerned that only 32 per cent teachers
of PU were PhDs. He was of the opinion that this ratio should be 100 per cent in
a varsity. The meeting discussed various suggestions for facilitating the young
teachers for doing PhD locally and in foreign countries.
The meeting decided
that 6.5 million funds allocated for faculty development would be utilised to
promote PhD program with foreign universities and teachers will be sent abroad
in this regard. It was also decided that teachers would be sent to the developed
countries like Germany and Sweden where tuition fee is very low.
In order to
motivate young lecturers and assistant professor, the meeting decided that the
VC himself would talk to the young teachers of all faculties. It is worth
mentioning that currently 40 PU teachers are doing PhD in foreign varsities
under the Faculty Development Program. The nation
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Punjab University announced LLB result
Lahore: The Punjab University Examination Department has declared the
results of LLB Part-III, Supplementary Examination 2008. According to a press
release on Friday, detailed results are also available at www.pu.edu.pk.
PU concession for Swat students sought
Lahore: The Punjab University should
announce 2 percent reserved seats along with full concession in tuition fee for
the people of Swat and Malakand in all the departments so that the students
could continue their studies without any difficulty. This was said by the Punjab
University IJT nazim in a meeting with a group of students belonging to Swat and
Malakand here on Friday. According to a press release issued on Friday, he said
it would help the students form the NWFP to get a quality education at the
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Govt to welcome foreign universities: minister
Lahore: Punjab Minister for Education Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has said that
the government will welcome foreign universities to set up their campuses in the
province and all-out cooperation will be extended to them in this
He was addressing a seminar "Opening Doors to UK-Based
Professional Qualifications in Pakistan" jointly organised by the Mir Khalilur
Rehman Memorial Society (Jang Group of Newspapers) and the London School of
Management and Technology at a local hotel here on Friday.
He said the
foreign universities' campuses would give Pakistani students opportunities to
get quality education at their doorsteps.
He said education was
necessary to raise political and social consciousness and to increase the number
of skilled manpower. He said Pakistani students of sub-continent were familiar
with the education system of the UK, therefore, they like to go there for higher
The minister said it was encouraging that universities working
in public and private sectors had signed MoUs with foreign institutions for
mutual cooperation in higher education, adding that the step had proved helpful
for the provision of education of international level.
London School of
Management and Technology Director Qamaruz Zaman Chohan said his institute had
been working in the UK for the last 10 years and now it had opened branch in
"We are offering UK-based education in affordable fee here in
Pakistan," he said, adding that the degree issued to the students was
The Punjab University's Institute of
Business Administration Director Dr Ehsan Malik said education marketing was on
top these days and there was a need for organising education-related seminars.
He said our country was agriculture-based while most of the students were
getting business education which was quite strange. He said there was a need of
promoting other disciplines like agriculture, geology, chemical and engineering.
Asmat Iftikhar said best opportunities of education should be provided
to the students and added that it was encouraging to note that best facilities
of higher education were being provided in the country. The news
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Government College University Seminar
Lahore: The Psychology Department of Government College University Lahore organised a seminar on Dissemination of
British Prime Minister Initiative (PMIA) Awards, which was attended by large
number of guests from other universities and clinics, faculty members and
Speaking on the occasion, GCU Psychology Department
chairperson Prof Kausar Suhail introduced the preliminary manual for scoring
Camber well Family Interview (CFI) for assessing Expressed Emotions (EE) in the
context of Pakistani culture.
In her presentation she cited the examples
from both the western and Pakistani culture and discussed how these minor
gestures and comments affect a patient. This manual will also help researchers
and practitioners to understand EE construct in cross-cultural perspective.
Speaking at the occasion, PMIZ representative Dr Rubina Jasani from the
University of Warwick UK delivered qualitative research work on the "Learning to
Initiate Survival after Violence". The Nation
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