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Punjab University grace marks for BCom students

25 grace marks for BCom Part-II students
Lahore, June 17: The Punjab University on Wednesday, with the unanimous recommendations of the Board of Studies in Commerce, has decided to award 25 grace marks to BCom Part-II students for the Advance Financial Accounting paper, which was held on June 11. The students not willing to avail of the grace marks, can appear in re-examination of the Advance Financial Accounting paper under their old roll numbers. The re-examination is scheduled at on June 30 and is to be held in the previous examination centres. The decision was taken after an emergency meeting of the Board of Studies in Commerce, held at the college committee room at the New Campus under the chairmanship of PU Hailey College of Commerce Principal and Convener Board of Studies Prof Dr Liaqat Ali. Other faculty members of Hailey College of Commerce and affiliated colleges, who attended the meeting, include Prof Ejaz Ahmad, Prof Sohail Afzal, Prof Ashfaq Ahmad, Prof Zafarullah Butter, Prof Farhat Iqbal, Prof Riffat Iqbal, Prof Abdul Jabbar Khan, Prof Hafiz Abdur Rashid, Prof Abdul Rahim and Prof Jalil Akhtar. Daily times

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PU meeting
Lahore: A meeting of PU Advanced Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) was held under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran in his office committee room here Wednesday.

The meeting solved the cases of PhD scholars sent for review in the board by PU departments, institutes, colleges and schools. In the meeting, 7 PhD synopsis, 3 reports on PhD theses and 6 panel of examiners for PhD thesisĘ review were approved. Extension was also given in 8 cases while 9 miscellaneous cases were discussed as well.

Prof Dr Javaid Ahmed, Prof Dr Shahida Hasnain, Prof Dr Qalb-i-Abid, Prof Dr Hafiz Mahmood Akhtar, Prof Dr Mahr Muhammad Saeed Akhtar, Prof Dr Muhammad Hafeez, Prof Dr Abdul Ghaffar, Prof Dr Nasir Ahmad, Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan and Prof Dr Zahid Karim Khan attended the meeting. The nation

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GCU to compile sports history
Lahore: The Government College University Lahore (GCU) has invited Old Ravians to compile its glorious 146-year sports history.

The decision to record the services of GCU sports legends was taken at a meeting of GCU officials that included former Olympians and gold medallists, Munir Dar, Javed Zaman Khan, Imtiaz Ahmed and Naqi Mohsin. GCU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Aftab chaired the meeting. At the meeting it was decided that the Indian Old Ravians, who participated in the subcontinent games before 1947, will also be taken on board for the important task. Professor Khalid said GCU had encouraged sports, "right from the beginning".

History: "Our sports history can be traced from the 1931-32 session when GC became the overall champion and won the general trophy of the Punjab University for the first time," he said.

Professor Khalid said GC won the general trophy 12 times and secured the runner-up position four times from 1931 to 1947.

During that period, GC produced a number of outstanding sportsmen who not only brought honour to their alma mater, but also had the distinction of representing India in Olympics and various other international sports events, he said. "After Independence, GC kept up its outstanding traditions in the field of sports and maintained excellence and edge over its rival institutions, winning the general all-round trophy 20 times and remaining the runner-ups 22 times from 1947-48 till 1988-89 in national games," he added.

He said GCU still has a leading position in sports, adding that Ravians have won the inter-universities hockey and bodybuilding championships this year, besides securing positions in other sports. The vice chancellor said GCU also awards special scholarships to sportsmen in order to encourage them.

Olympian: Addressing the meeting, former Olympian Munir Dar appreciated the efforts of the GCU Sports Board and took full responsibility of compiling the records of Old Ravian hockey players who represented India and later Pakistan, starting from the 1928 Olympics to date. Dar gave the example of Jafar Shah who received the Gold Medal in Hockey in 1932 and 1936. Former Pakistan Cricket Team Captain Imtiaz Ahmed said a list of GCU Rolls of Honour in Sports awardees has already been complied, and it would be extremely helpful to gather the required information.

Coaches' roles: Chief Minister Task Force for Sports Chairman Chaudary Muhammad Yaqoob suggested that the role of coaches and team managers should also be highlighted.

Later, the vice chancellor announced forming the committees and sub-committees of various games for compiling the required data. Ijaz Ahmed, Najum Latif, Col (r) Saeed Ahmed Khan and Professor Ahmed Hussain also attended the meeting. Daily times

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IJT opposes colleges autonomy
Lahore: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), opposing teh proposed autonomy to 26 selected public sector colleges across the province, has warned the government of a protest campaign if it fails to withdraw the possible move.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, IJT Punjab Nazim Qaiser Sharif and other office-bearers said awarding autonomous status to the colleges would be like closing the doors of education for thousands of poor students.

They said the colleges would be free to determine the fee structure owing to the autonomy, adding this would add to problems being faced by the students. The IJT office-bearers said the student organisation with support of teachers, non-teaching staff and other student organisations would launch a campaign from June 17 (today) by observing protest day in colleges across the province, adding on June 21 black day would be observed in 26 selected colleges.

A government official said the IJT was agitating because some of the proposed colleges to be given autonomy were strongholds of the Jamiat and it feared losing these strongholds through the creation of Board of Governors (BoG) in the selected institutions. Seeking anonymity, he further said the autonomy was not privatisation of the colleges, adding the government would ensure that the colleges did not increase fee at their own. "The government is going to financially support these colleges", he added. The news

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UVAS, Northampton University sign MoU
Lahore: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and the University of Northampton, UK signed an MoU on Wednesday to collaborate in the fields of research and technology. The MoU would enable both the varsities to engage in collaborative and cooperative efforts in the field of research, technology transfer and skill development to help the students and faculty and to achieve socio-economic growth. Daily times

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