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Dr Attaur Rahman wins prestigious Chinese academic award
Beijing, Jan 11: The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the country's top science
academy, conferred its 2013 Award for International Scientific
Cooperation on renowned Pakistani scientist Dr Attaur Rahman.
is the first Pakistani national to get this prestigious award. Dr Atta
is the president of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS). He is a
leading scientist in the field of organic chemistry. He won the award
for his contributions in boosting scientific cooperation betweenthe PAS
He promoted a Pakistan-China doctorate programme
and has sent over 390 students to Chinese universities and academic
institutions to pursue PhDs, the CAS said in a statement here on
Thursday. Dr Atta due to his preoccupation and commitment could not
manage to personally receive the award.
Xiao-Fan Wang, a Chinese-American from the Duke Cancer Institute was
also awarded CAS award. Xia, is a leading scientist in the molecular
biology of tumours. Wang has played an important advisory role in
China's science and education system reform and promoted the
establishment of an evaluation system in Chinese universities and
academic institutions that includes participation by international
experts, according to the CAS.
The CAS also said that Wang
has made unremitting efforts to lift the academic status of Chinese
scientists globally and helped Chinese academic institutions to select
and cultivate talent. Established in 2007, the CAS award is aimed at
honouring foreign scientists for their contributions in Chinese-foreign
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FUMC holds orientation for new students
Islamabad: Foundation University Medical College (FUMC) organised its day one ceremony here
on Monday, which was attended by all new students and their parents.
Major General (r) Dr. Nasim ul Majeed, Director Foundation University Islamabad campus was the chief guest on the occasion.
The ceremony was held to welcome newcomers and enlighten them about rules and regulations of the medical college.
General (r) Dr. Nasim ul Majeed hoped that the newly admitted students
would take full advantage of the opportunities and facilities provided
by the FUMC. He said that the FUMC is one of the top-lined medical
institutions in the world having highly qualified faculty, modern
laboratories, conducive learning environment, separate boys and girls
hostels in the campus premises and adjacent 750 bedded teaching
hospital; the Fauji Foundation Hospital. He informed the audience that a
newly constructed Foundation University College of Dentistry complex
has recently been inaugurated and ready for inspection by the PM&DC.
the faculty members and management staff were introduced to the
students to make them familiar with the mechanism of the medical
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PMDC orders registration of postgraduate programmes
Islamabad: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has asked doctors and dentists wanting to do
post-graduation in their respective fields, to verify their courses'
registration with it.
"We, PMDC, register only those
post-graduation qualifications of accredited public and private
universities and educational institutions, which are notified by the
federal government and are included in the third schedule of PM&DC
Act 2012. The details of degree awarding/training institutions, included
in the said schedule, are available on our website for the benefit of
everyone interested, especially intending students," Hina Shaukat,
spokesperson for PMDC said on Monday.
spokesperson said it was mandatory for all postgraduate medical and
dental educational institutions to get themselves and their courses
registered included in the third schedule of PMDC Act 2012 upon
fulfilment of prerequisites set under the PMDC Ordinance 1962 and
Postgraduate Regulations 2011.
She said registration with
PMDC was mandatory for all postgraduates to get their degrees and
diplomas mentioned on their registration certificates.
Shaukat said PMDC had already directed all educational and training
institutions to get their postgraduate programmes registered with it
without delay for their inclusion in the third schedule of PMDC Act
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Two medical colleges stopped from admissions
Islamabad: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has ordered Yusra Medical and
Dental College, Islamabad, and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical
College, Mirpur, to stop fresh admissions over lack of facilities and
According to PMDC Registrar Dr Raja Amjad Mehmood, the two colleges were stopped for admission after the surprise inspections.
Medical College has been stopped for new admissions over failure to
build own 200-bedded hospital. Its attached hospital doesn't fulfil the
PMDC criteria. As for Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College,
it has been stopped for admitting students for lacking proper full-time
faculty," he told this scribe on Friday.
Dr Amjad said
PMDC wouldn't compromise standards of medical and dental education in
the country. He also said all postgraduate institutions had accredit
themselves with PMDC as a postgraduate training centres for registration
of their degrees.
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Govt urged to appoint permanent HEC chief by Feb 12
Islamabad: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here Monday
directed federal government to appoint a permanent or regular chairman
on or before February 12, 2014 in a transparent manner.
Siddiqui passed this order after a joint secretary of ministry of
education, training and standards in higher education told the court
that they had forwarded a summary for the appointment of permanent or
regular chairman of HEC on September 24, 2013. Till this time there is
an acting chairman HEC appointed by the federal government whose tenure
would expire on February 12, 2014.
Justice Siddiqui then
ordered to appoint HEC chairman on or before February 12. Justice
Siddiqui remarked that the chairman HEC is an important post for the
higher education and government should be serious about this post.
Issuing said directions, court disposed of the case in this matter.
petition was move in the court by the founder chairman of the HEC, a
well-known educationist and scientist of Pakistan Dr Ata-ur-Rehman who
is seeking from the court to direct federal government to immediately
appoint a chairman HEC in an open and transparent manner.
counsel for Dr Ata, Umar Hanif Kichi advocate had argued before the
court that under the section: 8(3) of the HEC Ordinance 2002, 'the
position of HEC chairman to lie vacant for a maximum of three months and
it is mandatory that after 90 days, regular chairperson must be
appointed'. However there is no regular permanent appointment of HEC
chairman even after a lapse of 120 days since the tenure of former
chairman of HEC Dr Javed Leghari had expired on August 26, 2013.
petition said that the academic circles, vice chancellors, academic
staff associations and the public at large, who are the key
stakeholders, have already expressed reservations on non- initiation of
process for appointment of a regular HEC chairman.
petitioner said that the higher education commission comprises a
chairman alongside its 17 members that is known as HEC Board. The
commission or board as a whole takes all the key decisions and decides
policy matters. Due to non-appointment of the HEC chairman, important
decision regarding higher education has been pending. The news
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Sihala College on the verge of closure
Islamabad: The Sihala Degree College in the federal capital is at the verge of becoming a ghost educational institution.
In its fifth year/session, the college is still without teaching and
non-teaching staff, putting the future of the students at stake. It may
be mentioned that the Federal Government Degree College Sihala was
established in 2009.
It is the only and the first college in the suburban area of the
federal capital to cater to the poor students whose parents cannot
afford sending their children to colleges in the capital city.
An officer of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) requesting
not to be identified said the college was without teaching, clerical and
"The intermediate and degree classes in the college started in 2009 but without provision of regular teaching staff.
The FDE moved some teachers from other institutions to this college
on a temporary basis but the practice failed because the teachers could
not teach all the subjects, especially when the students needed subject
specialists," he said.
In the absence of an appropriate budget and clerical staff, it was not possible to run the affairs of the college.
If the college is made fully functional, it would cater to the
educational needs of the students from Rawat, Kak Pul, Model Town Humak,
Jinnah Garden, Soan Garden, PWD Housing Society, Korang Town, DHA,
Pakistan Town, Koral Chowk and the adjoining villages.
A teacher who has served in the college added that in the beginning
without proper advertisement 270 students were given admission to the
It was estimated that the number would exceed 500 in the following
session (2010) but as the government failed to provide the facilities in
the institution the number fell to about 190.
Khurram Malik, a resident of the area, said the area people were
initially very happy over the establishment of the college but later
withdrew their children from the institution due to lack of facilities.
A teacher of the college added that a powerful person, whose
farmhouse was located near the college building, had occupied 6.5 acres
of the college land.
"A number of efforts were made by the ex-principal Mohammad Rasheed
Sodhi to get back the possession of the land but due to negligence of
the planning and development wing of the FDE his efforts could not bear
Bilal Ahmed, a resident of the area who studies in a college at H-8,
said: "If Sihala College is equipped with facilities, I would never
think of going to the H-8 college in public transport daily."
A trader, Mohammad Kashif, said MNA Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary and
Senate Chairman Nayyer Bokhari were from the area but they never showed
any interest in resolving the issues of the college.
The president of the Federal Government College Teachers, Prof Tahir
Mahmood, added: "Sihala College exists only in papers." He said the land
of the college should be vacated to make it available for the college
When contacted, Joint Secretary CADD Rafique Tahir said he had
visited the college four times but it seemed that there were some
deficiencies at the FDE level.
"The building and other infrastructure were complete and according to
the rules the FDE has to move the PC-IV which is required for the
appointment of teachers and other staff. Initially, teachers can be
appointed on a contractual basis for two years and then appointed
through the FPSC," he said.
"I will look into the issue again because Secretary CADD Faridullah
Khan is serious in providing education to the children in their own
localities," he said. Dawn
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RBISE issues fee deposit schedule for HSSC exams
Rawalpindi: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi Monday through a
notification announced the schedule of forms submission and depositing
fees for the Part I and II Intermediate Examination, 2014 which would
start on May 3.
According to the notification, the
intending candidates both regular and private could submit their
admission forms and entry fees with single fees from January 24 to
February 13, 2014. The last date for submission of forms and depositing
fees with double fees would be from February 14 to February 20. Whereas
the candidates both regular and private who fail to follow this process
could avail the chance by submitting forms with triple fees from
February 21, to February 28. Similarly, according to RBISE, the fees for
arts group appearing in Part I and II examination of Intermediate is
fixed Rs750 for both regular candidates. While the composite fees would
be Rs1400. The candidates of arts group who also have to give practical
examination are directed to deposit Rs800. For composite examination
(Part I and II) Rs1500 amount has to be deposited by the regular
candidates against the entry fees.
The regular candidates
of science group has been asked to deposit Rs800 as entry fees for
giving Part I and Part II examination separately. While the fees for
composite examination has been fixed as Rs1500. The same fee has been
fixed for regular candidates for eastern studies. Moreover, in arts
group, the private candidates have to deposit Rs800 for Part I and same
amount as fees for Part II examination. While composite fees for them
would be Rs1500. The private candidates giving practical examination
along with arts group papers have to deposit Rs800 Part I and Part II
examination. The composite fee for them is Rs1700. The science group
private students have been directed to Rs900 both Part I and Part II.
While the composite fee for them has been fixed Rs700. Candidates
appearing in Eastern Studies papers in Part I and Part II respectively
have to deposit Rs900. While the composite fees for them is Rs1700.
this according to notification, the private candidates are bound to
deposit registration fee of Rs800 along with entry fees. The cost of the
admission form would be Rs200 to be deposited in banks. The candidates
who will download admission forms from the website will have to deposit
addition amount of Rs200 with their fees.
more information about the schedule of forms and fees, the intending
candidates could visit website www.biserwp.edu.pk.
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ICCI and Bahria University sign MoU
Islamabad: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) has signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) with Bahria University to promote academia-industry
linkages and to conduct joint research activities that would facilitate
the advancement and innovation in industry.
ICCI President Shaban Khalid, and Rector Bahria University Vice Admiral (r) Shahid Iqbal HI (M), signed the MoU.
organisations agreed to enhance mutual cooperation in many areas
including arranging internships and job placement for the students and
run joint professional development short courses on specialised fields.
on the occasion, Shaban Khalid said that developed nations have
achieved tremendous economic progress only by promoting
academia-industry linkages and we should learn from their experience to
lay the foundation for sustainable economic development of our country.
Admiral (r) Shahid Iqbal HI (M) said that our university never
compromised on quality standards and is working towards grooming today's
youth into becoming tomorrow's leaders. Over 10,000 students are
getting quality education in different campuses, research institutes and
colleges of Bahria. He was of the view that universities cannot operate
as isolated islands of knowledge because knowledge has no value unless
it is shared and focused on current needs.
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FU declares MBBS exam result
Islamabad: The Foundation University has declared the result of First Professional
MBBS (Annual) Examination 2013. Out of 152 candidates who appeared in
the said examination, 133 were declared successful with a pass
percentage of 87.50%.
Ms. Ayesha Jabeen, Roll No. 4416,
Reg. No. 7375/FUI/MBBS-2013, of the Foundation University Medical
College, got 1st position in the examination securing 380 out of 500
The roll numbers of the successful candidates are:
4355, 4356, 4357, 4358, 4359, 4360, 4361, 4363, 4365, 4366, 4367, 4368,
4369, 4370, 4371, 4372, 4373, 4374, 4375, 4376, 4377, 4379, 4380, 4381,
4383, 4384, 4386, 4388, 4390, 4391, 4393, 4394, 4397, 4398, 4399, 4400,
4401, 4402, 4403, 4404, 4405, 4406, 4407, 4408, 4409, 4410, 4411, 4412,
4413, 4414, 4415, 4416, 4417, 4418, 4419, 4421, 4422, 4423, 4424, 4425,
4427, 4428, 4429, 4430, 4431, 4432, 4433, 4434, 4435, 4436, 4437, 4438,
4439, 4440, 4441, 4442, 4443, 4446, 4447, 4448, 4449, 4450, 4451, 4452,
4453, 4455, 4456, 4457, 4458, 4459, 4460, 4461, 4462, 4463, 4464, 4465,
4466, 4467, 4468, 4469, 4470, 4471, 4472, 4473, 4474, 4476, 4477, 4478,
4479, 4480, 4481, 4482, 4484, 4485, 4486, 4487, 4488, 4489, 4490, 4491,
4492, 4493, 4495, 4496, 4498, 4499, 4500, 4501, 4502, 4503, 4504 &
The university has directed the unsuccessful
candidates to submit the admission forms within 15-day from the date of
declaration of the result. The result may also be seen on FUI website
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Islamabad: Talal Almas, an A' Levels student, currently studying at Roots Millennium
School, Millennium Campus, Islamabad, has received an unconditional
offer from the University of Cambridge for admission in its exclusive
Medicine Programme, says a press release.
This is truly
one of its kind and has happened for the first time in the history of
University of Cambridge. Talal Almas has been a remarkable student and
has regularly won accolades in recognition. Not only that, but he has
also maintained a very successful career as a sports person. Roots
Millennium Schools CEO Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq expressed his pleasure
and personally congratulated young Talal. This level of excellence is a
product of sheer hard work, full support by the institute, commitment to
producing outstanding results, and the ability to go beyond the
In addition to this remarkable offer, another
Millennial Tuba Majid has also received an offer based on a full
scholarship from the Seoul National University, South Korea. The news
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