Punjab University MA/MSc classes admission schedule
PU fails to announce admission schedule
Lahore, July 22: The University of Punjab has failed to announce admission schedule for
MA/MSc classes in affiliated colleges across the province. There are at least
500 colleges in the public and private sector affiliated with the university,
about 100 of them cater MA/MSc classes to over 15,00 students.
announced the BA/BSc annual examination-2009 result on July 15 and two days
afterward announced the admission schedule for MA/ MSc (morning) classes for its
on-campus disciplines. The last date for submission of admission forms for entry
test for 14 departments of the University, where entry test is mandatory, has
also been announced as July 23 while the entry test will be held from July 27 to
August 2. The admission on open merit for remaining disciplines where entry test
is not mandatory will start from August 2 but the University is silent over the
admission policy of affiliated colleges. As a result, there is no admission
activity in the colleges, though the students are making hectic enquiries for
The public circles say why the result was declared swiftly if
there was no schedule of admission for postgraduate classes. Why the backlog was
retrieved four weeks ahead of the previous practice, if not to give simultaneous
admission schedule to colleges enabling them to complete admission and to start
classes soon after the summer vacations. Moreover, the delay would add hardship
to colleges because they have also to complete admissions for BA/BSc and
Intermediate classes after Matric and Inter results. The Matric result is due on
August 1 and the Intermediate on August 15.
As such the colleges have to
engage in admission matters simultaneously for all classes leading to hectic
activities when thousands of students would converge for admission. It was in
the fitness of things if the colleges would have completed the admission process
of postgraduate classes ahead of Inter and Graduation classes as entry tests are
conducted for postgraduate classes needing more time to finalise list of
Obviously, the delay in announcing the admission schedule is
intriguing. By announcing its own schedule the University will try to fetch the
better lot of students capable of competing high merit by opening the admission
first. The left over candidates will be forced to get admission in colleges or
in the evening classes of the University. Thus the intake of students with lower
merit will take heavy toll on the result of colleges. The Nation
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Name: Muhammad Ahsan
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Name: mohammad yaqoob khan
City, Country: rawalpindi
"i want to know last date of MA economic"
"i want 2 know about the M.A exam as a private candidate. any body can guide me about the admn schedule & when will the pu announce the date for admn in M.A as private candidate.okay"
Name: rahat ktk
City, Country: peshawar
"I want to know the last date of admission in M.A education."
"I wants information about the M A admissions for 2010"
Name: abdul qayyum
"I want to know the date of admission in MA Economics as private candidate, Please reply me soon, Thanks"
City, Country:wah cantt
"plzzzzzzz tell me the next m.a pu date"
"i want to get private admision in MA education plz tel me procedure an admision date"
Name: M Farooq
"I Want to know the last date of M A part first admition,,plz tell if you know."
Name: WASIM AWAN
"any one tell ma about self assessment class"
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UHS introducing self-assessment system for entrance test
Lahore: University of Health Sciences (UHS) Vice Chancellor Prof M H
Mubbashar has said the varsity is introducing a unique system of self-assessment
in entrance test for admission to medical and dental institutions of the
province this year to ensure 100 per cent transparency.
seminar on entrance test at Allama Iqbal Medical College on Tuesday, he further
said under this system, which had been named Self-Scoring System (SSS), the
candidate would be required to answer the test on specialized, double-sheeted
and bar-coded response form.
"The candidate will mark the answers on the
upper, coloured sheet and the impressions will be automatically transferred to
lower, carbonized sheet. After the test, the upper sheet will be retained by the
invigilation staff whereas the candidate will be allowed to take lower sheet
with him/her", he added.
The VC said the UHS would release the answer
key on its website on the same day and the candidate would be able to calculate
his/her score on the carbon copy of the response form with the help of concerned
key. The key will also be published in major national dailies of the country the
next day, he said, adding the UHS would declare the official result within a few
Prof Mubbashar further said that according to the Punjab
government's decision, passing entrance test of UHS with a minimum score of
440/1100 (i.e. 40%) was mandatory for admission to public as well as private
sector medical and dental institutions of the province. However, he added the
UHS would only display the merit/selection list of candidates to be admitted to
public sector medical and dental colleges only.
Only those candidates
will be eligible to appear in the entrance test who have passed their FSc
(Pre-Medical) or equivalent examination (for which IBCC certificate is
mandatory) with a minimum score of 715/1100 (i.e., 65%) marks, he explained. For
calculation of merit, the assessment of FSc (equivalent) marks is 70 per cent
whereas that of entrance test marks is 30 per cent.
He further said the
question paper of test for FSc and A-Level candidates would be from their
respective syllabi and books this year.
There will be total 220 multiple
choice questions (MCQs) in the test including Biology (70 MCQs), Physics (60
MCQs), Chemistry (60 MCQs) and English (30 MCQs). The time allowed for the test
is 150 minutes. There will be negative marking in the test. Each correct answer
will carry five marks. However for each wrong answer, one mark will be deducted
from the total score, he added.
UHS VC said the schedule of entrance
test and admission would be advertised in national dailies on 16th, 17th and
18th August. The admission kit will include an orientation CD besides
prospectus, application form and admission cards. The price of the kit will be
Rs 400. However, there is no fee for entrance test.
He also said the
entrance test would be held on Sunday, September 27, simultaneously at 13
centres in 12 cities of the Punjab including Lahore, Rahimyar Khan, Bahawalpur,
Multan, D G Khan, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Wah Cantt
and Rawalpindi. Prof Mubbashar further said the test would start exactly at
09:00 am on September 27. He advised the students to reach their respective
centres at 08:00 am as examination centres would be sealed at 08:15 am. The News
"gr8 work..xcellent "
Name: Asad Amin
City, Country: gujrat,pakistan
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Lecturers' regularisation: CM's instruction stands nowhere in dept scheme
Lahore: The Punjab Higher Education Department has ample shock in store
for contract lecturers as it is "burning mid-night oil" to regularise them on
the basis of their performance instead of following Chief Minister Shahbaz
Sharif's clear-cut instructions of regularisation of all contract lecturers who
have completed five years and gained second-term appointment.
department's Director Public Instruction (DPI) Colleges wing is collecting ACRs
(annual confidential reports) of the lecturers of all colleges, as well as the
results produced by them during their service.
Acting Higher Education
Secretary Ahad Khan Cheema said that the department was evaluating the
performance of contract lecturers on the basis of the results they produced and
remarks on their ACRs. In the meanwhile, he said, the department was moving a
summary to the chief minister to seek his approval that only fair-performing
contract lecturers should be regularised.
"The lecturers found
performing below the average would not be recommended for regularisation," the
He said the department had to be very careful while
changing the service structure of contract lecturers. He said the lecturers'
five-year service on a contract could be considered as a probation period as is
the case with other civil servants who undergo two-year probation period and
re-serve the probation period for two more years on unsatisfactory performance.
Although the higher education secretary said that there were
over 2,000 contract lecturers who had completed five-year service and gained
second-term appointment, DPI (Colleges) Abdul Razzaq Cheema said there were 829
contract lecturers – 441 men and 388 women – whose ACRs and last five years'
results were being collected and their performance was being recorded at a pro
forma. He admitted that his office was facing problems in collecting the last
five-year ACRs of the lecturers as some of them had got themselves transferred
more than once (as allowed in the contract).
Ironically, former higher
education secretary Azhar Husain Shamim said in May this year that the
department had never evaluated the performance of the contract lecturers and
their contracts were being renewed without any checks and balances. "The
performance evaluation mechanism is yet to be developed," claimed Mr Shamim.
He had, however, admitted that the existing contract employment system
had kept the lecturers feeling insecure as the department had the powers to fire
them on a simple one-month notice.
The department, on the other hand,
remained perplexed with regard to handling of the contract lecturers as it was
empowered only to "keep them or fire them".
Stating that there was no
criterion in place that could allow the department to issue warning to a
contract teacher and maintain the records, Mr Shamim said that in these
circumstances, the lecturers were getting their contracts renewed on a regular
basis but still living with a sense of insecurity. "The higher education
department had not sacked any lecturer to the best of my knowledge," he said.
Meanwhile, the Contract Lecturers Association representatives describe
the whole exercise conducted by the higher education department as mere delaying
tactics. They demand that the higher education department implement clear-cut
orders of the provincial chief executive instead of employing "bureaucratic
They say the chief minister issued
instructions for the regularisation of contract lecturers, who had completed
five-year service, at a meeting at the Chief Minister's Secretariat on June 18.
The contract lecturers, they say, were given second-term appointment
after satisfactory report in their ACRs. Now, they say, some lecturers are
running after their college principals to get their ACRs signed.
association has also raised objections to the performance evaluation criteria,
stating that it would be a great injustice to the teachers to judge them on the
basis of their results as most lecturers had served in remote areas, where the
quality of students' intake is very poor.
In some cases, it is learnt,
the principals are intentionally not sending the contract lecturers' ACRs or are
putting down adverse remarks to victimise them on one pretext or another. Dawn
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Teacher training programme launched
Lahore: A new five-year US-funded programme worth 75 million dollars to
improve Pakistani teachers' skills and qualifications was launched here on
The Pre-Service Teachers' Education Programme (Pre-STEP) is an
endeavour of the US government, through the United States Agency for
International Development (USAID), and Punjab Ministry of Education.
is pertinent to mention here that the USAID had previously signed an MoU with
the federal government and now it was carrying out the program in all provinces.
In this connection a signing ceremony was held at the Directorate of
Staff Development (DSD). Punjab Minister for Education Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman
presided over the ceremony while USAID Pakistan Mission Director Robert Wilson,
Doran Bernard Chief of Party Pre-Step and officials of Punjab Education
Department were also present.
Speaking on the occasion, Robert Wilson
said: "We all recognised the great need for improving skills and qualifications
of teachers to improve the education system of Pakistan." The News
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