PU-ICS MPhil, PhD entrance results
PU ICS MPhil, PhD entrance results
Lahore, July 30: Punjab University Institute of Communication Studies (PU ICS) has announced
results of M. Phil and PhD entrance test exam, according to which 27
candidates have qualified for PhD admission interview, 48 for M. Phil
(research track) and 42 for M. Phil (professional track).
to a press release issued on Monday, the successful candidates will
appear before the Departmental Doctoral Programme Committee comprised of
senior most faculty members for interview on August 19, 20 and 21.
According to details, for PhD admission a total 45 candidates submitted
applications, 43 appeared in the written test and 27 qualified for
interview scheduled on August 19. For admission to M. Phil (research
track), 177 candidates submitted applications, out of which 160 appeared
in the test and 48 qualified for interview scheduled on August 20. For
M. Phil (professional track), 207 candidates submitted applications, out
of which 181 appeared in the test and 42 qualified for interview
scheduled on August 22.
To ensure transparency, for the
first time in the history of ICS, fictitious numbers were placed instead
of roll numbers and names of the candidates. All papers were reviewed
multiple times by all members of the committee before announcement of
results. The list of successful candidates of written has been displayed
on notice board of PU ICS. It is noteworthy for M. Phil/PhD admissions,
the criteria of HEC and PU DPCC is being adopted according to which 50
marks are for academic qualifications, 40 marks for written test and 10
marks for interview.
Five PhDs awarded: Punjab University
has awarded five PhD degrees to different scholars after the completion
of their research work.
According to a press release
issued on Monday, the scholars included Adil Jamal s/o Amjad Pervaiz in
the subject of Molecular Biology after the approval of his thesis titled
"Gene Expression Profiling in Gossypium Arboreum Root Under Drought
Stress", Muhammad Israr s/o Muhammad Bahadar in the subject of Molecular
Biology after the approval of his thesis titled "Genetic
Characterisation of ChrX miniSTRs in Pakistani Population'', Basharat
Ali s/o Muhammad Ramzan in the subject of Biological Sciences after the
approval of his thesis titled "Epidemiology and Molecular
Characterisation of Bovine and Human Tuberculosis in Human Rural
Population of Punjab Pakistan", Kamran Shehzad s/o Sana Ullah in the
subject of Molecular Biology after the approval of his thesis titled
"Transformation of Fiber Related Genes in Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum)"
and Javed Younes s/o Mehdi Khan in the subject of Urdu after the
approval of his thesis titled "The Letter Writing of Maulana Altaf
Hussain Hali, Research and Editing".
Punjab University Examination Department has issued a schedule of
admission fee and form for the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D), Final
Professional Annual Examination 2013.
According to a
press release issued on Monday, date of submission of admission form and
fee for the said exam is 09-09-2013 with single fee while form can be
submitted with double fee till 12-09-2013. Detailed schedule is also
available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk. The news
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BZU sub-campus in Lahore: Dept to withdraw prohibitive letter
Lahore: The Punjab higher education department has consented
to withdraw its letter directing the Bahauddin Zakariya University
(BZU), Multan, to immediately close down its sub-campus in Lahore only a
day after the university conveyed that its Syndicate had granted
permission for the campus on July 13.
The Punjab higher education department issued a letter on July 26
stating that the BZU was allowed to open a sub-campus in Lahore subject
to approval of the Syndicate of the BZU and an NOC from the Higher
Education Commission, Islamabad. The letter also stated that there were
other legal requirements that needed to be fulfilled.
When contacted, Punjab higher education department secretary Farhan
Aziz Khwaja acknowledged that the BZU administration had informed that
the Syndicate had already approved the setting up of the BZU sub-campus
in Lahore. He said the department had not received the BZU's July 13
notification and would get the same on Monday (today). He said the
department had also asked the university to complete other formalities
but agreed that the HEC's No Objection Certificate would be issued in
due course of time.
The higher education department's July 26 letter also stated that the
advertisements for the sub-campus had appeared without the approval of
the Syndicate and without the NOC from the HEC. It stated that the
unauthorised functioning of the sub-campus was unlawful and illegal. It
said the sponsors of the sub-campus had announced admissions in various
disciplines through leading newspapers, which was a clear violation of
the instructions of the government. It said the sponsors were clearly
misleading students and general public by using the name of the
The letter also reads: "The university is advised to immediately
close down this sub-campus for want of completion of prior legal
When contacted, BZU Multan Registrar Malik Munir said the university
Syndicate had granted approval on June 27 and the university notified it
on July 13. The notification reads: "Consequent upon the decision of
the Syndicate arrived at June 27 through circulation, the Syndicate by
majority of votes approved the establishment of BZU Sub-Campus Lahore
under public-private partnership with West Continental Group, Lahore, on
the terms of conditions of revised deed of agreement, approved by the
Syndicate by circulation with effect from Fall Semester 2013 to
The registrar said a copy of the notification was also sent to the
Punjab higher education department. He said Punjab higher education
secretary Farhan Aziz Khwaja had spoken to the vice-chancellor on
Saturday (July 27) and consented to withdraw the letter on next working
day – upon receiving the university notification.
Regarding Punjab higher education department's requirement of an NOC
from the HEC, BZU Lahore Campus chairman Tahir Iqbal Chaudhry said that the HEC's accreditation committee would visit the university campus
after the recruitment of faculty and then issue an NOC. For around 50
faculty posts advertised, he said, the sub-campus had received some
1,200 applications and added that the BZU, Multan, selection boards were
scheduled to meet from Aug 15 onwards for the selection of faculty for
Lahore Campus. "The HEC will issue the NOC after its visit to inspect
faculty and facilities at varsity's Lahore sub-campus," he added.
Mr Chaudhry said the campus had also issued admission advertisements
with the prior approval from the BZU and added that the classes at the
campus would begin in October this year. Dawn
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Marks rechecking mechanism displeases students
Lahore: Soon after the announcement of
Matriculation results, a large number of students along with their
parents, guardians and teachers thronged the Lahore Board of
Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) for rechecking their papers
and correction of marks.
Although for last two years BISE Lahore
is declaring error-free results but still problems are being faced by
students about rechecking. Due to erroneous results in 2011, BISE Lahore
and other boards already faced criticism. The flawed results also
sparked protests in Punjab resulting in burning of record of several
The system rechecking in Pakistan is itself an issue
which needs to revive as every year hundreds of students' visits BISE
Lahore office for rechecking of their papers and return hopeless after
denied permission to do so.
Although, Lahore Board has given
some liberty to students as they are being provided the solved and
checked answer sheets for a few minutes for reading and counting all the
awarded numbers but still students are not allowed to question examiner
The students, parents and their teachers are still not
satisfied with the offer provided by the Lahore Board to provide student
a copy of solved answer sheet and demanded to give students the right
to identify the mistakes done by examiner and remarking.
They complained that in past several students who
applied for rechecking bagged good marks and even some students got
positions after their result was changed in rechecking.
student of matriculation who rechecked his papers, said he was
disappointed after rechecking that he could not ask board officials for
correction. He said he had written correct answers for several questions
but he was awarded low marks and board officials denied his request for
remarking on grounds that only examiner has the authority to amend
Mother of a student, Hina, said she came here with
a hope to get her daughter's paper rechecked as she was claiming that
she attempted English paper very well but marks were not sufficient. She
observed, "rechecking was not actually a rechecking, it should be
declared as remarking, because nor it was rechecking of paper neither it
was re-evaluating". She demanded authorities to develop a system for
welfare of students to correct false marking of an examiner.
When contacted, spokesman of Lahore Board, Qaiser Virk, was of the view
that the term rechecking is used because a student could observed
himself whether the number awarded by examiners were counted correctly
or not. He added that only Lahore Board offer the facility to students
to get their answer sheets for sometime to read and find errors.
observed that there was court order in this regard that remarking could
not be allowed once the results were announced, however for last one
year, Lahore Board has established a rechecking system in which papers
are rechecked after a examiner completes marks distribution process. Daily times
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