Research activities in universities
VC stresses research activities
Lahore, Dec 22: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has
said the prime importance of a university was determined on the basis of
its research work and creation of new knowledge.
the participants at a one-day seminar held in connection with the
centenary birth anniversary of renowned Urdu poet Noon Meem Rashid
organised by Urdu Department at Oriental College Sheerani Hall here on
Tuesday ,he said his main focus was on promotion of varsity research
activities, for which he has always given paramount importance to
allocation of generous funds for PhD and other research related
programmes, publication of new books and enabling varsity scholars to
participate in foreign conferences for providing them international
exposure in their specialised fields of knowledge.
International Islamic University Islamabad Prof Fateh Muhammad Malik,
daughter of late poet Nasreen Rashid, Dr Fakhar-ul-Haq Noori, Principal
Dr Mazhar Moeen, Dr Hafiz Mahmood Akhtar and other eminent Urdu scholars
also addressed the audience.
Vice-Chancellor said the reputation of universities depends upon
strength of their PhD faculty who contribute to a country's economic
success and its intellectual and cultural development through generation
and application of new knowledge and innovations.
said ever since its establishment, the Oriental College has rendered an
enviable role in the promotion of Urdu poetry and literature in the
He said an
overwhelming number of title pages of books uploaded on Varsity websites
have been authored by the Oriental College faculty for which they
deserve our felicitation.
He expressed the
hope that the college scholars would not only continue their healthy
tradition of contributing research papers and new books to promote cause
of Urdu language and poetry but would also further enhance their
creative and literary endeavors in the years to come.
He also paid rich tributes to the Chairman Urdu Department Prof
Fakhar-ul-Haq Noori and his colleagues who had spared no efforts to make
the Noon Meem Rashid seminar a resounding success.
the seminar, Prof Fateh Muhammad Malik observed that Noon Meem Rashid
was the pioneer Urdu poet who had broken monopoly of traditional Urdu
poetry and brought recognition to the modern free poetic genre.
said Noon Meem Rashid was poet first and a prose writer, critic and
essayist second. He said Rashid belonged to a rare breed of Urdu poets
who had unique command over Urdu language and was known for his love for
humanity. Prof Fakhar-ul-Haq Noori in his key-note address, gave a
brief account of Noon Meem Rashid's life and his poetic contributions.
Prof Dr Mahmood Akhtar observed that the living nations always remember
the meritorious services of their national benefactors and not only pay
homage to their linguistic and literary services but also seek guidance
from their contributions for furthering the cause of Urdu literature and
Later Dr Kamran gave away shields
to Prof Fateh Muhammad Malik, Dr Saadat Saeed, Nasreen Rashid, Dr
Fakhar-ul-Haq Noori, Prof Kh. Muhammad Zakria, Prof Qamar Ali Zaidi and
other reputed Urdu scholars. Launching ceremony of books brought out by
the Urdu Department on the centenary birth anniversary of Noon Meem
Rashid was also performed by Dr Kamran on this occasion.
Jamshaid Chishti presented popular free verses of the late poet before the audience.
Lahore: PU has awarded PhD degree to Shah Jahan in the subject of Molecular Biology after approval of his research thesis.
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GCU shines at CM's speech contest
Lahore: Debating Society of Government College University (GCU) has set
an unprecedented record of wining overall 17 positions at the Chief
Minister Punjab Speech Contest 2010. The final rounds, held on Tuesday
at the Govt Science College, Wahdat Road and Government Postgraduate
College for Women, Wahdat Road, GCU speakers won three distinctions.
the Postgraduate English category, Muhammad Umer Jee Saleemi stood
first and Ali Zafar secured the second position among the winners of the
Division level, who represented the best universities of Punjab.
the Intermediate English category, Ahmed Chaudhry was declared the best
speaker at the district, division and province levels.
in the district and division level rounds, GCU bagged a total of 14
positions in various categories. Overall, GCU speakers won 17 positions
and a total of Rs 0.5 million cash prize this year.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Aftab congratulated the Debating Society
for having performed exceptionally well at the Chief Minister's Speech
Contest for the last three years consecutively. The nation
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Lahore: The Annual Book Fair of Allama Iqbal Medical College will be held December
from 22 to 24, 2010. Allama Iqbal Medical College/Jinnah Hospital,
Lahore, Principal Prof Dr Javed Akram and Prof Dr Farrukh Ahmed Khan
will inaugurate fair on Wednesday (today). Organising Secretary/Chief
Librarian Aziz-ur-Rehman Qureshi said leading booksellers from all over
the country would participate in this mega event. Main objective of the
fair is to provide an opportunity to students, faculty members, doctors,
researchers and knowledge seekers to purchase medical books, CDs &
other reading materials at a very special discounted price. The news
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