Punjab university MA, MSc exams results declaration
PU results declaration of all MA, MSc examinations
Lahore, Dec 25: The Punjab University (PU) has declared the results of all
29 subjects of MA/MSc examinations.
It is the first time
in history of the Punjab University that all results of examinations have been
declared in the same year which has helped save students' precious year.
Controller Examinations Dr Zahid Karim Khan said that MA/MSc Part-I examination
was conducted from June 6-24 while Part-II examination was held from July 7 to
August 11. Practical, theses and viva voce exams were continued till November
About 71,338 candidates appeared in MA/MSc Part-I exam while 41,179
candidates participated in Part-II examination this year. For the first time in
PU, MA/MSc supplementary examination is also being conducted this year. The
MA/MSc Part-I supplementary exam 2009 will commence from January 5 in which
11,100 candidates will appear. Those candidates who failed in Part-II exam can
submit their admission forms till January 15 for Part-II supplementary exams
scheduled in February 2010.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran has
congratulated the Controller Examinations and his staff on declaring all the
results well in time and hoped that this practice will continue in future also.
Meanwhile, the PU Examinations Department has announced the results of
BSc Home Economics, First Year, 2nd Annual Examination 2009, BS Home Economics,
Part-I (First Year), 2nd Annual Examination 2009, MSc Physics, Part-II, Annual
Examination 2009 and MA Mass Communication, Part-II, Annual Examination 2009.
Detailed results are available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
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PU Christmas ceremony
Lahore: A special ceremony was held at the Punjab University to
express solidarity with over 600 Christian employees on the eve of
Christmas at Al-Razi Hall, Undergraduate Block, on Thursday. Vice Chancellor
Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran was the chief guest while Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr
Jamil Anwar Chaudhry, Registrar Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan, faculty members and
a large number of Christian employees were also present.
Speaking on the
occasion, the VC said everybody had complete religious freedom under the
Constitution and it was our duty to respect other religions. He further said our
country was a victim of terrorism and people of all religions were being
attacked by terrorists. He said to combat terrorism we must forge unity among
all religions. He added that we must promote brotherhood, peace and love.
Dr Mujahid Kamran also announced Rs 300 each for over 600 Christian
employees of the varsity. Later, the VC cut a Christmas cake along with the
Christian staff. Speaking on the occasion, Sanitary Supervisor Mushtaq Masih
said they were enjoying full religious freedom in Pakistan. He thanked the VC
for his all-out support to the Christian employees.
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KC barred from action until probe
Lahore: The Punjab Higher Education Department on Thursday formally asked the Kinnaird
College (KC) principal not to remove or surrender any faculty member until the
committee formed by the college's Board of Governors submits its
The KC Board of Governors (BoG) had formed a three-member
committee on December 5, to investigate the allegations levelled by the faculty
members against appointment of the KC registrar.
The faculty members, in
a letter addressed to the BoG chairman, dated 28 October, 2009, had alleged that
the appointment of Dr Naima Khurshid as Registrar of Kinnaird College was
A copy of the letter bearing signatures of 97 KC teachers
was made available on Thursday. In the letter, addressed to BoG's
Chairman Dr Alexander John Malik, the faculty members expressed strong
resentment over the appointment of Dr Naima as registrar, making it clear that
she was not acceptable in any of the administrative capacities at the college.
They further maintained that her previous professional record and
references in the Queen Mary College were overlooked by the principal at the
time of her induction. The teachers had also alleged that the tenure of Dr Naima
at KC had been full of questionable activities including an inquiry against her
in 2008 when she was appointed as Resident Inspector in Intermediate
However, on December 23, KC Principal Dr Bernadette L Dean
fired seven teachers, repatriating four heads of different departments, since
they were government employees, to the Punjab government and terminating
services of three others serving on contract basis.
It is pertinent to
mention that Dr Dean had denied allegations of unjustified appointment of the
registrar, claiming that no teacher was victimized and the decision was taken in
the best interest of the college.
She also rejected the allegation
levelled against her, reports say. According to the sources in the department,
Higher Education secretary Ahad Khan Cheema took a serious notice of the removal
of seven teachers, asking the principal to 'abstain' from any action against
teachers as her own conduct was under question. The principal was asked not to
take any action even against contract teachers since the BoG had ordered an
inquiry into alleged irregularities on complaint of the teachers, the sources
added. They said, after the constitution of the inquiry committee, the KC
teachers had also submitted an application to the department, the inquiry
committee and the BoG, alleging that they were being threatened of dire
consequences ever since the initiation of the probe.
A KC faculty
member, seeking anonymity, said the principal had removed seven teachers on last
working day ahead of winter and Christmas holidays fearing any resentment from
When contacted, the Punjab Higher
Education Department secretary, Ahad Khan Cheema, confirmed that the KC
Principal had formally been asked not to take action against any teacher until
the submission of inquiry report as it would be taken as 'a conflict of
interests'. "The principal had also been asked not to remove even teachers
serving on contract basis," he added. Dr Bernadette L Dean
said she did not know about the letter from the department since the college was
closed, adding, "I'll only know when the college reopens after the
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A-Level students petitions against entrance test dismissed
Lahore: The Lahore High Court has dismissed petitions of A-Level
students against the entrance test conducted by the University of
Health Sciences (UHS) for admission to medical and dental colleges of the
The LHC bench, consisting of Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and
Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman, said that the objective of the Entrance Test of
the medical colleges was to assess the ability of the candidates. The examiners,
engaged by the University of Health Sciences for the preparation and compilation
of the test, were competent persons from various prestigious institutions in
which A-Level course was being taught and it was not expected of such teachers
that they should set such a paper which would be out of course. The learned
judges further said that they had carefully reviewed the question paper,
reference books and other relevant material and they did not find anything out
It was also mentioned in the decision that about 635 non-FSc
students appeared in the test. They all were asked objective type questions. An
overwhelming majority felt satisfied and did not challenge the test and it was
only few, hardly making a percentage of 5.19, who had come forward.
court was not convinced that the entire test of non-FSc candidates be declared
illegal and they should be given a fresh chance. The petitions were said to have
no merit and were, therefore, dismissed.
It may be mentioned here that
the UHS conducted the entrance test for admission to medical and dental colleges
of the Punjab on September 27. According to the decision of the Punjab
government, separate test papers were prepared, for the first time, for FSc and
non-Fsc candidates from their respective courses and syllabi. However after the
test, A-Level students claimed that almost 40 questions in their paper were out
of course. They also started protests against the UHS and later filed petitions
in the Lahore High Court.
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PEF QAT test
Lahore: Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has conducted the phase-VI PEF-FAS preliminary quality
assurance test (QAT) in 22 districts of Punjab. According to a press statement,
a PEF spokesman said that for integrity and transparency the PEF had outsourced
the holding of QAT to the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE),
Bahawalpur and the National Testing Services (NTS). The news
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