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Students seeking admissions find no space in govt colleges
Rawalpindi, Aug 18: Hundreds of students who have recently cleared their Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations are facing hardships in getting admission in government colleges owing to the shortage of educational institutions in Rawalpindi.

The students are finding hard to join colleges in science, engineering and humanity in the government colleges because of limited number of seats in the first and second shifts. Compared to 18 women colleges, the number of government degree colleges is only four in the entire Rawalpindi City and the Cantonment area.

Admission forms have been disbursed in thousands among the students despite having limited number of seats in every college. The number of passing candidates is much higher than the seats in the colleges. Helpless students were seen shuttling between different colleges to seek admission.

After achieving negative response from the government colleges, the affected students are approaching the private colleges for seeking admissions. On the other hand, the private colleges taking advantage of the situation are claiming exorbitant fees from the students for admission in their institutions.

The elected representatives of the parliament both in the past and present government of Punjab though made big slogans of promoting education in Rawalpindi by building and opening up more colleges for both genders have yet failed in implementing their pledges.

PML-N MNA Malik Shakil Awan when contacted said that he is fully aware of the issue. However, on my demand, the Punjab government has approved a project including construction of Shahbaz Sharif Degree College for Boys, which would be constructed either in Khayaban-e-Sir Syed or Asghar Mall at an estimated cost of Rs60 million.

"We are working on the process of selection of site in these two areas," he said adding by the end of next fiscal year this institution would be completed and the problem of admission would minimize to some extent. The government has started work on construction of degree college for boys in Dhoke Syedan, which is under way.

Executive director for education (EDO) told that only 20 per cent work on degree college for boys in Dhoke Syedan is left. "As soon as the funds for this incomplete phase is released work would be done in no time. We were planning to inaugurate the college in Dhoke Syedan earlier in June this year, but due to funds problem work stopped," he added.

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CIE result distinction
Islamabad: Muhammad Yousaf Sarwar secured 12 As (8A*s & 4As) in the CIE result announced on August 11, 2011, says a press release. He had taken a unique combination of Science and Humanities and proved his mettle by bagging 8A*s and 4As. Muhammad appeared as a British Council candidate in the Cambridge International Examinations.

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IUB declares BA/BSc result
Bahawalpur: The Islamia University Bahawalpur declared BA/BSc first annual 2011 examination results here on Wednesday.

A certificate awarding ceremony for the position holders was also held at the university. Five out of six top positions were secured by the girl students. All three top positions in BSc examination were taken by girl students from Punjab College, Rahim Yar Khan. In BA examination, a total 13127 candidates appeared and 4546 candidates passed with pass percentage of 34.63 percent. In BA examination, Ms Umm-e-Habiba, daughter of Muhammad Salim, roll No 16427 of Government College for Women Khan Pur, stood first with 674 marks out of 800 marks. Muhammad Umer Latif, son on Muhammad Latif, roll No 5857 of Government Post Graduate College Baghdad-ul-Jadeed Road, Bahawalpur, got second position and Ms Ayesha Yasmeen, daughter of Shahid Mehmood, roll 4594 of Government Sadiq Degree College for Girls, remained third with 659 marks. While in BSc result total 3849 candidates appeared and 2098 were declared passed with 54.50 pass percentage. Ms Sana Saleem, daughter Muhammad Saleem, roll No 1708 of Punjab College, Rahim Yar Khan got first position with 705 marks out of 800 marks, Ms Faiza Iftikhar, daughter of Syed Iftikhar Ali, Roll 1717 of Punjab College Rahim Yar Khan secured second position with 702 marks and Ms Iram Ibrahim, daughter of Muhammad Ibrahim, roll No 1742 of Punjab College Rahim Yar Khan stood third with 691 marks. IUB Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Mukhtiar gave away certificates and other prizes to the position holders. Addressing the result announcing ceremony, the VC said the position holders are the asset to the nation and recognition for their educational institutions.

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O level exam's distinction
Lahore: Tooba Ahmad, daughter of Awais Ahmed, has secured 9 A*s in O-Level exams 2011.

The Cathedral School s students Fazail Ahmad scored 9 A s, including 8 A* s.

Another students of the Cathedral School sAleena Mahoor scored 9 A s.

Muqsit Haider Ali achieved 9A s in the O-Level exam.

Tawab Hamza Ali achieved 9A s in the O-Level exam.

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Two PhDs awarded at UET
Lahore: University of Engineering and Technology Lahore has awarded PhD degrees in two different disciplines to Muhammad Nawaz Akhtar (Mechanical Engg) and Ali Asghar Irajpoor (Water Resources).

Muhammad Nawaz Akhtar completed his research on the topic of Design Development and Manufacturing of Fuel Cells while Ali Asghar Irajpoor completed his research on the topic of Development of an Optimum Framework for large Dams Impacts on Poverty alleviation in Arid Regions through Sustainable Development .

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PU notice for late fee
Lahore: Punjab University Examinations Department has notified that the last date for submission of admission form and fee for BA/BSc Supplementary Examination 2011 is August 27, 2011. The exam will commence from October 5, 2011. The news

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