NUST undergraduate entrance test 2011
NUST entrance test rescheduled for Aug 20
Islamabad, Aug 11: The National University of
Science and Technology (NUST) has rescheduled its undergraduate entrance test of
Engineering programmes from August 21 to August 20 to facilitate the candidates
appearing in National Aptitude Test (NAT-2011) on August 21. The university has
directed all those candidates who appeared in NUST entrance test-2011 on July 17
to report themselves at their previous designated examination centres at 0800
hours on August 20 for re-appearing in the test. The candidates can download
news admit cards by login at ugaadmission.nust.edu.pk. The news
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IIUI to get more Egyptian teachers
Islamabad: Ambassador of Arab Republic of Egypt to Pakistan Magdy Mahmoud Helmy Amer
on Wednesday announced to provide more teachers at the International Islamic
University,Islamabad (IIUI) in its various departments.In his visit to IIUI
today, the ambassador assured that his country would depute more teachers in
IIUI to teach Islamic Philosophy, Islamic Intellectual thoughts, Islamic Art and
Architecture, History of Modern Middle east Literature, History of Ismaili and
mystical thoughts and other fields.
Magdy Mahmoud Helmy Amer
expressed keen interest in the activities of the university and appraised its
role in imparting quality education to the students from across the world.
IIUI, Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik and President IIUI Dr Mumtaz Ahmed briefed
him on academic as well as cultural role of the university.
They appreciated role of
Egyptians in reformist movements and especially in the sub continent and said
that Egypt was always a torch bearer of the reformists in the Muslims
About IIUI, Professor
Malik and Dr. Mumtaz said that it was Egypt which developed Faculty of the
university during the last 30 years, making the university self sufficient.
added that the present head of Al Azhar Dr. Ahmad Tayyab has also taught at the
IIUI few years back.
Director General IIUI
Gulzar Ahmad Khwaja was also present on the occasion. app
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Fake degree holders case
Islamabad: Facing pressure over the snail's pace action of the concerned DPOs on the fake degree holders'
cases, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) meets here today (Thursday) to
hear five legislators, who had requested for hearing afresh.
electoral body, which was completed after a delay of over a year a few weeks
back, with the induction of four Election Commission members, is confronted with
an embarrassing situation, as not a single counterfeit degree holder could be
disqualified so far.
Needless to say, after referral of cases to DPOs,
the ECP is left to only wait for adoption of a process to quickly dispose of
cases by presenting the lawmakers' challans to the relevant sessions' judges.
The judges have been directed by the Supreme Court to decide such cases within
three months. But the courts could take care of such cases, which would be
referred to them.
"The ECP members are contemplating various options to
exert pressure on the lethargic police officials to register FIRs and proceed
against the fakers. The way, district administration is behaving is only adding
to the confidence of wrong-doers. It appears the DPOs are under legislators'
pressure", sources in the electoral body said.
However, the ECP's
newly-appointed members have already cautioned the alleged fake degree holders
that they would be given no more relaxation and the hearing slated for Thursday
(today) could be last prior to a final decision on their respective cases.
The ECP members will hear the viewpoint of Dewan Ashiq Husain (NA-153),
Mir Israrullah Khan Zheri, former federal minister, Ejaz Ahmad Chohan (PP-209),
Syed Majida (MPA on Punjab reserved seat) and Muhammad Khan Toor (PB-18).
ECP sources said that these lawmakers had been given second chance
and most probably the last chance before their cases were to be referred to the
concerned DPOs for registration of FIR and presenting their challans to the
concerned session judge. The police department has been dill-dallying with
regards to the nearly two dozen cases of fake degree holders, the electoral body
had referred to the relevant DPOs.
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HEC trains 249 university teachers
Islamabad: As many as 249 university teachers have successfully completed training under Continuous
Professional Development (CPD) programme of Higher Education Commission (HEC)
through a series of workshops.
The training was imparted by Learning
Innovation Division (LID) of HEC through 10 workshops held over five weeks
during July- August. LID engaged a visiting Pakistani Canadian Academic Ahmad
Salman PMP, from the University of Victoria, Canada to design and deliver two
remarkably innovative faculty development programmes.
addressed 'Case Based Teaching Methodology' and 'Understanding the Adult
Learner'. Both the programmes started on July 6 in Islamabad. Thereafter the
program was taken to Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar.
teachers with background of Management Sciences, Social Sciences, Life Sciences,
Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, General Sciences and Engineering
disciplines from different public and private sector universities attended the
The purpose of the two-day workshop on 'Case Based Teaching'
was to introduce the highly acclaimed Harvard Case Method teaching technique to
a variety of teaching faculty members from multiple disciplines to enhance the
quality of teaching at various institutions of higher learning.
Similarly, the two-day workshop on 'Understanding the Adult Learner' was
designed to equip the faculty members with the skills they need in order to
design and deliver courses.
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Students give vent to their emotions through posters
Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) has planned various exhibitions and competitions
in connection with the celebrations of Pakistan Independence Day and a poster
competition in this regard was organised at the RAC.
The theme of the
poster competition was 'Quaid-i-Azam and the current situation of Pakistan.' The
students were invited to RAC to paint their thoughts and were given three hours
to depict whatever they can perceive about the theme. Students strength were
less as compared to the last year's competition because of summer vacations and
Ramazan, but still 15 paintings were put on display here on Wednesday. The
paintings were judged by renowned Islamic Calligraphist Azeem Iqbal and Mahmood
Ali. They judged all the posters on the concepts, techniques and drawings.
Azeem Iqbal said that a poster should be
understood by the onlooker within 13 seconds. "If the concept is not getting
across within these seconds and too much concepts merged together then that's
not a perfect poster. One has to be clear and concise with a strong message sent
across within seconds," he added.
The medium required for the
competition was poster colours, but some students used other mediums like oil
and crayons to create variety in their paintings.
Sadia Munsif, a
student of Government Postgraduate College for Women, Sixth Road Rawalpindi was
awarded 1st prize, Zeeshan Bhatti of Rawalpindi College of Commerce was awarded
2nd prize, Mohammad Younis Brohi of Rawalpindi Arts Council was awarded 3rd and
Hamza Bilal of Sir Syed Academy Rawalpindi was awarded the 4th prize in the
competition. Other participants included Sana Sadiq from RAC, Amina from
Progressive Model School, Hassan Tariq, Huma Salamat from Allama Iqbal Open
University, Sadaf Zeeshan, Attiya Rizwani from Government Degree College Murree
Road, Noshina Kanwal, Sidra Kanwal from Government Postgraduate College for
Women, Sixth Road, Durkhanai Rezwani from Government Degree College Murree Road,
Bilal and Bint-e-Huda from ASF Public School Islamabad.
The poster by
Sadia Munsif that received the first prize was highly appreciated by the judges,
as the concept revealed in the poster was very strong. She painted the flag of
Pakistan with Quaid-i-Azam's eyes in the background with the tears rolling down
the flag and the whole flag was splattered with the stains of blood.
second painting that was quite catchy in which loans were depicted as the noose
around one's neck and beggar's bowl as also shown for demanding more and more
aid from developed countries.
In another painting it was shown that at
the time of independence each and everyone lived with harmony and now in current
situation there is violence and corruption and killings everywhere in Pakistan.
Though the participation in the competition was less, but still it was a great
opportunity for the students to vent out their emotions and feelings who are
silent witnesses of the current situation whatever is happening around
them. The news
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