Punjab university MBBS, B Pharm examinations datesheet
PU issued MBBS, B Pharm examinations datesheet
Lahore, Dec 20: The Punjab University has issued the practical date sheet of MBBS, and written and
practical date sheet of Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm) examinations.
to a press statement, MBBS Final Professional (New Re-Organized Scheme), Annual
Examination, 2009, will commence from January 11, 2010 and will conclude on
January 27, 2010.
MBBS, Final Professional (Re-Organized Scheme), Annual
Examination, 2009, will commence from January 15, 2010 and conclude on January
Written examination of Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm), Final
Professional, 2nd Annual Examination, 2008 and 1st Annual Examination, 2009 will
start from January 4 and conclude on January 18 while practical exam will begin
from January 20 and conclude on January 26, 2010. The news
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Winter vacations started
Lahore: All educational institutions in government and private sector in the
Punjab have been closed down for a period of eleven days commencing from Monday
The Punjab Education Department has notified that all public and
private schools will remain closed for winter vacations from Dec 21, 2009 to Dec
The Punjab University (PU) has already been closed down as
Saturday, is usually a closed day in the varsity. The PU administrative offices
will remain open except on 8th, 9th and 10th Muharram.
government had declared eight days winter holidays from Dec 24 to Dec 31.
However, as the Youm-e-Ashur is falling in the winter vacations, the government
has extended the vacations to eleven days starting from Saturday. The nation
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Students urged to study culture
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran
has urged the students of tourism to study history and culture
of the country to promote tourism.
He said Pakistan had great potential
for tourism as it was very interesting country for foreign tourists.
VC stated this while awarding certificates to the students of Tourism and
Hospitality Management who successfully completed a 10-day research course at
the Punjab University.
New Zealand Waikato University research scholars
Dr Tim Lockyer and Dr Asad had delivered lectures during this course which
started from December 7. The vice-chancellor told the students it was very
necessary for them to study history to know about culture and tourism potential
of Pakistan. Phalia, Gujrat had been named after the horse of Alexander the
Great, he informed the students.
He also advised them to sustain and
maintain and consolidate this learning. He told the New Zealand Waikato
University research scholars that the Punjab University had extended
collaboration with many foreign varsities, signing over 60 MoUs. He also
expressed hope that the PU would soon sign a MoU with Waikato University to
continue such kind of academic collaboration. Dr Tim Lockyer and Dr Asad said
the PU students had a lot of potential and hoped they would bring
professionalism in the tourism industry of Pakistan. Principal Prof Dr Iftikhar
Baloch and Prof Anwar Chaudhry also attended the ceremony. The news
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Five medical colleges may lose PMDC umbrella
Lahore: At least five public medical colleges of Lahore may
have to face the withdrawing of recognition by the Pakistan Medical
and Dental Council as 14 seats of professors, 62 of associate professors and 70
of assistant professors are lying vacant in these colleges and medical students
and young doctors are suffering due to the vacancies.
Association (YDA) office-bearers, including Dr Rana Sohail, Dr Salman Kazmi, Dr
Aslam Rao, Dr Rai Ahmed, Dr Talha Sherwani, Dr Mariam, Dr Lala Rukh and Dr
Fareeha, said on Saturday that the Punjab government had also failed to make
regular appointments through the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) during
the last 13 years and cases of promotions of senior doctors, including associate
and assistant professors, medical officers, were pending in the health
department for the last three years.
In the King Edward Medical
University (KEMU), five seats of professors, 24 seats of associate professors
and 15 seats of assistant professors; in the Services Institute of Medical
Sciences (SIMS), four seats of professors, eight of associate professors and
seven seats of assistant professors; in the Fatima Jinnah Medical College
(FJMC), three seats of professors, nine of associate professors and 13 seats of
assistant professors; in the Postgraduate Medical Institute (PGMI), two seats of
professors, six of associate professors and seven seats of assistant professors;
in the Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC), eight seats of associate professors
and six seats of assistant professors; in the Punjab Institute of Cardiology
(PIC), one seat each of associate professor and assistant professor; in the
Institute of Public Health (IPH), six seats of associate professors and seven
seats of assistant professors; and in The Children's Hospital, 13 seats of
assistant professors are lying vacant.
The young doctors said that
despite of vacant seats in Lahore, the new professors being appointed through
the PPSC were being sent to Rahimyar Khan and Bahawalpur while the process of
promotions was also still pending.
They have urged the Punjab chief
minister to take steps to fill the vacant posts of medical teachers to improve
the standard of education and training of medical students in order to meet
criterion of the PMDC. They said the process would ensure quality treatment to
patients in attached teaching hospitals.
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KEMU signed MoU with PEPAC
Lahore: The King Edward Medical University (KEMU) has
signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Pakistan Environment
Planning and Architectural Consultants (PEPAC) Pvt Ltd for construction of a new
block of the university.
The MoU was signed between KEMU Vice Chancellor
Prof Dr Zafarullah Khan and PEPAC Managing Director Muhammad Ashraf
According to a press release here on Saturday, the PEPAC will
construct a new block of the university at a cost of Rs 222 million in two years
and three months. The seven-storey new building would include academic and
administrative blocks with all modern and supporting facilities for education to
both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
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LUMS volunteers to train students to cope with all emergencies
Lahore: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Emergency Management
Services (EMS) will train students from eight universities across the city in
civil defence and basic paramedical techniques.
The training, which will
begin in January, would cover a wide spectrum of emergency care including oxygen
therapy, bleeding control, automated defibrillation and assistance with basic
LUMS EMS head Babar Asad said that their team
would meet the officials of Rescue 1122 today to discuss the framework of their
training for students.
The establishment of an EMS club in LUMS has
generated much interest in universities across the city as huge numbers of
students thronged the LUMS campus to be a part of the club.
an official of the EMS, the eight universities whose students would get training
under the EMS are University College of Lahore (UCL), Forman Christian College
University (FCCU), Kinnaird College (KC), Home Economics College, University of
South Asia (USA), Punjab University (PU) and University of Management and
Technology (UMT). They would be joining the camp next month.
they were aiming towards expanding EMS not only in Lahore but
to other provinces too. He said the universities who have contacted them would
send 20 students each and would also help them expand their network to other
He said they were planning to set up an official collaboration
with the Rescue 1122. He said they were also planning to arrange for a force of
students who would be responsible for donating blood during emergencies and they
would also arrange for an ambulance in the near future.
said that they were doing everything on a volunteer level.
initiative of the LUMS EMS team has been highly appreciated by everyone as they
are duly carrying out the role of being responsible citizens. Daily times
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IT labs in 4,286 schools
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the Punjab government has
completed an almost impossible task of setting up IT Labs project in a record
period in 4,286 schools of the province.
The CM was speaking at an IT
fair held on Saturday. The CM inspected stalls set up by various international
and local IT companies in the fair and showed keen interest in them.
CM said the government had laid the foundation of a revolution in the field of
education field and hundreds of thousands of students will have access to and
modern knowledge through this project. He praised the effort of Additional Chief
Secretary & Project Director Javed Aslam, Chief Secretary Javed Mahmood and
the entire team for completing the IT Labs project in a transparent manner and
The CM said the world had become a global village and it
was imperative to equip the young generation with this technology for the
development of the country. He said that keeping in view the importance of IT
technology, the project of IT Labs has been completed expeditiously. He said
that an agreement was inked with Microsoft in 1998 for promotion of IT in the
province but due to toppling of the democratic government by a dictator, this
project could not be completed. He said that now again an agreement was being
made with Microsoft and soon a delegation will also visit Punjab with regard to
this agreement. He said that we are thankful to those international companies
which have extended cooperation for setting up IT Labs. He said that computers
and other facilities have been provided in IT Labs under a complete package
which included provision of computers, training of master trainers, after sale
service and all other matters. He said that there was a need to promote IT in
agriculture, livestock, industry, health and other sectors and 3,400,000
students will benefit from IT Labs annually and play their due role in the
development of these sectors.
A talented student, Arfa Karim, who showed
best performance in IT sector and got Microsoft certificate at a very young age
paid rich tributes to Punjab CM on steps taken for the promotion of IT in the
province, saying this step will bring a revolution in education sector. She said
that information technology which was a dream for students of far flung areas of
the Punjab had now become a reality.
Later, the CM gave away shields to
government officers and representatives of the companies who took part in the IT
The CM said that a comprehensive
strategy had been evolved for improvement of education, health, agriculture and
other sectors of social development. He said the future of Pakistan was linked
with the quality training and education of young generation and promotion of
technical education. He said that revolutionary steps were being taken for
improvement of education sector. He said that for the first time in the history
of the country, IT labs project at a cost of Rs.5 billion in more than 4,000
schools of the province had been completed in the record time with the
cooperation of internationally reputed companies.
The CM said that
students belonging to far-flung areas of the province will benefit from the
modern knowledge as well as changes taking place in the world through these
labs. He said that recruitment of 37000 educators on merit was a major
achievement. He said that 65 percent educators recruited on the basis of merit
policy of the government are M.Phil, MA and MSc. He said that Punjab government
was not only encouraging position-holder students but cash prizes are also being
given to their parents and teachers as well. He said that 20 position holder
students had been sent to a study tour of UK and Germany and now second position
holders in the examinations have been sent to the visit of Iran.
said the Punjab government was taking solid steps for the promotion of
agriculture, livestock and welfare of farmers. He said that like previous year,
10,000 Green Tractors were also being provided to farmers this year and subsidy
of Rs 200,000 was being given on each tractor. He said that besides provision of
loans on soft term basis, agri equipments was also being provided to farmers on
concessionary rates. He said that the improvement of infrastructure was of great
importance for the rapid development of the province and the Punjab government
was spending billion of rupees for this purpose under which underpasses,
flyovers and other projects are being completed speedily.
He said that contrary
to the tradition of the past, transparent utilization of each penny of the
people and timely completion of the projects was being ensured and third-party
audit system has been made compulsory for all mega projects. He said that
elected representatives should keep close liaison with the people and utilise
all their energies for resolution of peoples' problems. He said that MPAs should
play their due role for transparent and timely completion of development
projects so that people could benefit from these projects.
Ghulam Nizam-ud-Din Sialvi, Engineer Imran Ashraf, Sardar Muhammad Hussain
Dogar, Muhammad Asif and Ahsan Raza Khan called on the CM. The news
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AIMC imported swine flue medicine
Lahore: The Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC) has imported the
medicine of swine flue from the UK.
"We have imported swine flue
medicine initially for 500 patients," AIMC principal Prof Javed Akram said
He said the medicine relenza (zanamivir) is in inhalation
form and injection pandemrix is vaccine. Besides this, Jinnah Hospital was
providing PCR test and other facilities to swine flue patients.
He said the AIMC
was also organising an awareness seminar on Monday in which all medical
superintendents and executive district officers (health) would participate. Dawn
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Lahore: Taskforce on Essential Items Chairman SA Hameed has said that the Punjab government is
initiating a training programme worth one billion rupees for imparting
vocational education to the women living below the poverty line.
Talking to a
delegation of the Women Chamber Of Commerce and Industry on Saturday, he said
women's role in national progress could not be ignored, therefore, Chief
Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif issued instructions to Punjab Vocational
Training Council (PVTC) and Technical Education and Vocational Training
Authority (Tevta) to introduce modern training courses. The news
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