Scholarships for Pakistani students
Proposal to increase USAID scholarships to 5,000
Lahore, Jan 26: Education Commission Chairman Dr Javaid R Leghari has said
that the commission has submitted a proposal to increase the number of
scholarships from 1,000 to 5,000 with the support of the USAID.
this during his visit to the University of University of Veterinary and Animal
Sciences (UVAS) here on Monday. He said the UVAS had become a centre of
excellence, adding that it should act as a lead centre for the setting up new
The HEC chairman asked the UVAS to offer its expertise for
setting up more veterinary and animal sciences universities in other provinces
which were necessary to tap the resources in the livestock and dairy development
and agriculture sectors.
Dr Leghari said the universities' faculty must
go for research and translate it into market economy instead of fulfilling the
requirements of promotions and strengthening their curriculum vitae. He said the
HEC would continue focusing on imparting quality education as well as producing
quality faculty in universities.
UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad
Nawaz said his university would provide technical support for the setting up new
universities. He said the UVAS was working for developing innovative
technologies for strengthening national economy with the private sector's
The VC said the university had transformed its teaching and
assessment methods and research. He said the UVAS had triggered enormous faculty
growth within three years and added that the number of faculty had increased
from 77 to 226, while the number of PhDs faculty was increased from 23 to 77,
and 97 faculty members were seeking higher education.
Dr Nawaz said he
gave incentives to the faculty members who helped produce research papers
published in journals whose number was one in 2006, 45 in 2007-08 and 72 in
2008-09. He said the university had developed kits to detect milk adulteration,
molecular characterisation of Nili, Ravi and Nili Ravi buffalo breeds. He said
the university was developing training and research centre for livestock
marketing and developing dairy platform.
UVAS Vice-Chancellor under an
MOU had been signed with a private firm which would provide the machinery worth
Rs 50.5 millions to the UVAS Ravi Campus, Pattoki.
Ms Palwasha Khan,
MNA, also attended the presentation given. Dean FVS, Prof Dr Muhammad Nasim,
Dean FAP&T Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, Dean Faculty of Bio Sciences Prof Dr
Ijaz Ahmad, Dean FLSMB Prof Dr Muhammad Aleem, Dean FF&W Prof Dr Naureen
Aziz Qureshi and UVAS Registrar Dr Kamran Ashraf also attended the presentation.
Later, Dr Javed also visited the teaching departments of the UVAS.
"i belong to a poor family and i am the student of pre-engineering 2nd year my village is effected by sheea suni battle & dron messile and talibaan and i wana get the scholarship for my further study so please help me in this case may Allah bless you for this act forever."
Name: sudheer Ahmad Khan
City, Country:Sadda Kuram agency Parachinaar
"i am very fond of study and want to do phd.i am m.com degree holder and i want to get scholarship so that i can further continue my study"
Name: umm-e- hani
City, Country: sargodha,pakistan
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PU announces LLB part-III results
Lahore: Punjab University has declared the result of the LLB Part-III
Annual Examination, 2009. According to a press statement, 2,426 candidates had
appeared in the exam and 1,006 were declared successful with pass percentage of
41.43. Detailed result is available at the PU website www.pu.edu.pk
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ISCS building at PU
Lahore: Newly-constructed building of Institute of Social &
Cultural Studies (ISCS), costing Rs 23 million, was inaugurated at Punjab
University (PU) New Campus on Monday.
Speaking as chief guest on the
occasion, PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran said high quality research
activities was being given priority in the varsity to raise its academic and
research standard to the international level.
He said this would prepare
students for rewarding careers in the globally competitive market.
further said the present PU administration was well aware of the importance of
social sciences, arts and humanities and so was focusing on the promotion of
these faculties besides expanding academic and research pursuits in other
He said the students should apply for local PhD programmes
or in foreign countries; otherwise, their careers would not move forward.
Earlier, Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry said the worth
of universities was not measured in terms of buildings or number of students. He
said they acted as think-tank where knowledge was created and implemented and
their strength was based on research work.
ISCS Director Dr Muhammad
Hafeez said the role of social and cultural studies had become vitally important
in the backdrop of our current deteriorating social conditions and problems
besides other societal issues.
Dean Faculty of Social & Behavioural
Sciences Prof Dr Mughees ud Din Sheikh and Dr Zakriya Zakir also spoke at the
function. Registrar Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan and heads of other departments were
Later, Punjab University's Institute of Communication Studies (ICS)
on Monday organised a reference in memory of renowned columnist late Irshad
A number of journalists and scholars attended the ceremony
and paid tributes to Irshad Ahmad Haqqani for his services in the field of
Intellectual Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami said Irshad Ahmad Haqqani
was a great journalist, adding that the journalist community would always
remember his noble services.
GEO TV Network Lahore Bureau Chief Khawar
Naeem Hashmi said Irshad Ahmad Haqqani was an honest man and a very professional
journalist. Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences Dean Prof Dr Mughees
Uddin Sheikh and ICS Director Dr Ahsan Akhtar Naz said Irshad Ahmad Haqqani was
a professional journalist.
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Vocational education being modernised
Lahore: The CM has said that a network of vocational institutions is being laid in the
province for imparting various skills to the youth and generation of job
opportunities and all out resources are being utilized for this purpose.
The CM was presiding over a meeting on promotion of technical education
held on Monday. He said that future of the country was linked to education,
especially vocational education; therefore, maximum attention was being paid to
the promotion of technical education. He said that TEVTA had been reorganised
and made an autonomous and vibrant institution while courses of vocational
education were also being modernised.
The meeting also reviewed the
priorities of TEVTA regarding promotion of vocational education. The Chief
Minister said that a comprehensive programme is being implemented for rapid
progress of the province and imparting various skills to the youth.
He said that
the traditional and obsolete system of vocational education was being
He said that a comprehensive strategy has been adopted for
modernizing technical education, capacity building of vocational institutions
and training of youth in accordance with the market needs.
He directed that
special attention be paid to the purchase of modern machinery and training of
teachers while foreign institutions of vocational education such as GTZ should
also be consulted for this purpose.
The CM said that international
certification was of key importance in vocational education and special
attention should be paid in this direction so that youth could play their due
role in various sectors in the country as well as earn foreign exchange from
He said that all out resources would be provided for the promotion of
vocational education and now it is the responsibility of the TEVTA to build the
capacity of technical institutions as well as deliver the desired results.
He directed the TEVTA chairman to evolve and submit a roadmap for the
promotion of vocational education within next few days. He said that TEVTA has
been given the target of training one lakh children each year in various skills.
The TEVTA chairman gave a detailed briefing regarding vocational training,
modernizing the syllabus and consultation with foreign experts. The news
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UAF unified farm research
Faisalabad: Speakers at a workshop stressed the need for effective
coordination among agricultural universities, research institutes and extension
departments to cope with the growing food and fiber needs of the country's
The workshop, "Development of unified agricultural research
system comprising education, research and extension," was organised by the
University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) at New Senate Hall on Monday.
Addressing the participants, former National Assembly speaker Syed
Fakhar Imam said the parliament had a majority of the farmers but they had
failed to formulate a comprehensive agricultural policy.
agriculture would remain a driving force with multiple challenges which could
only be addressed through adoption of an integrated approach by all
Expressing his dismay over the declining trends in all
developmental indicators, he said agriculture sector required an effective
collaboration among education, research and extension services which, at
present, were operating under different departments.
Pakistani universities are not being used by the industry whereas European Union
has formed a unified agricultural policy with the help of the varsities.'
UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad lauded the efforts of Punjab Chief
Minister Shahbaz Sharif for constituting a committee for evolving a unified
agricultural research system comprising education, research and extension. He
said in Pakistan, Lyalpur Model of education, research and extension was
disintegrated in early sixties but the same model produced commendable results
in India where 45 universities were operating under it.
Dr Ahmed called
for massive investment in research, integration of agricultural triangle and
capacity building in a new and innovative way.
vice-chancellor Dr Amir Muhammad underlined the need for conducting comparative
studies of various crops with regard to other countries like India and Egypt to
find out weaknesses and strengths of the country's agriculture.
Kausar Abdullah Malik sought sufficient operational funds for all agricultural
research organisations. He proposed bringing all officials of research and
extension wings under one roof by setting up a faculty of agricultural research
and extension at the UAF.
Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, VC Dr
Khalid Mehmood underlined the need for changing the mindset of all stakeholders.
Food and Agriculture Planning Commission of Pakistan Member Dr Muhammad
Ehsan said new challenges needed new strategies which required new institutions
to compete with the existing ones.
Dr Mubarik Ali, rice exporter Syed
Faisal Hasan, Dr Noorul Islam Khan from Ayub Agricultural Research Institute,
Faisalabad, and others also spoke on the occasion. Dawn
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U-17 debate finals
Lahore: Lahore Grammar School (LGS) 55-Main Gulberg won the 3rd Sonnu Rahman All
Pakistan Under-17 Annual Debating Championship 2010 held at Salamat
International Campus for Advance Studies (SICAS) on Monday.
The final was
between LGS and Salamat School Girls Branch. The topic was 'This house believes
that Kashmir, and not cross border terrorism, is the core issue between Pakistan
LGS won the trophy in a competition in which 36 teams from 27
institutions of the country were participating. The team comprised Osheen
Fatima, Mehar Habib, Anousheh Chughtai and Touba Ahmed, while the Salamat Girls
team comprised Sara Khan, Sarah Mirza and Hamna Khan. A huge crowd of students
and faculty members were present on this occasion.
Former president of
Debating Society of Pakistan (DSP), Sonnu Rahman, was the chief guest of the
ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, Sonnu Rahman said that parliamentary
debating competitions are very important for students as they help them develop
their general knowledge as well as tolerance.
Schools from Karachi,
Faisalabad, Islamabad and Lahore, including Lahore College of Arts and Sciences
(LACAS), Beaconhouse School System, The City School, Lahore Alma, LGS, Aitchison
College, Karachi Grammar School (KGS), Little Angels Faisalabad (LAF) and LGS
Islamabad, were among the participants of the event, in which a number of rounds
of parliamentary debating style were held. Daily times
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