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PMDC issues notices to 9 medical, dental colleges
Islamabad, June 01: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has issued separate notices
to nine medical and dental colleges countrywide for not owning a
In response, each educational institution will
have to give reasons for its failure to own 150-bed hospital despite the
Last year, the PMDC had decided that all
medical and dental colleges, which didn't build their own 150-bed
hospitals by December 2012, would be stopped from admitting students in
the year 2013.
According to the council, the ban will be
in place until colleges prove that they own 150-bed hospitals, and that
students admitted in violation of the decision will not be registered by
it, while a penal action will be taken against violators in line with
Section 22 of the PMDC Ordinance, 1962.
During a recent
meeting of the PMDC executive committee, notices were served on Women
Medical College, Abbottabad; Islamic International Medical College,
Rawalpindi; Yusra Medical and Dental College, Islamabad; Islamabad
Medical and Dental College, Islamabad; Continental Medical College,
Lahore; Central Park Medical College, Lahore; Pakistan Red Crescent
Medical College, Lahore, and Mohiuddin Islamic Medical College, Mirpur,
Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Jinnah Medical College, Peshawar, for
explaining position why they've failed to build or own a 150-bed
The response of these colleges will be examined
by the executive committee, which will later send its recommendations to
the council for a decision.
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Summary for appointment of new FDE DG moved
Islamabad: The Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has
moved a summary to Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani for appointment
of a new director general of the Federal Directorate of Education
Sources in the CADD said that the
summary was sent to the prime minister a couple of days back in line
with directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
summary contains three names -Federal Government Commerce College
Principal Professor Abdul Hafeez, Islamabad Model College for Boys
Principal Dr. Mujahid Zameer and Federal Government Higher Secondary
School G-6/2 Principal Professor Muzaffar Ali Chaudhry.
All three principals (BPS 20) taken from federal government school, model college
and government college categories, are senior most officials and they
have more than 17 years of academic and administrative experience, which
fulfils requirements of directives of the apex court.
Abdul Hafeez also remained FDE director and acting DG of the FDE, Dr.
Mujahid Zameer had acted as director of the model colleges, while
Muzaffar Ali Chaudhry is currently area education officer.
Sources said the appointment of FDE director general is the sole discretion of the prime minister.
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HEC committee reviews research journals
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) sub-committee on education reviewed
research journals published in the discipline of education and
recommended up-gradation of some of these journals.
meeting held at the HEC, the committee reviewed books published by
faculty member and researchers of various universities and decided that
only original and research-oriented book would be considered equivalent
to two research papers in X category of HEC recognised research
The main agenda of the meeting was to provide
recommendations for faculty and institutional development and promotion
of research culture in the discipline of education. The HEC has formed
different sub-committees on various subjects of social sciences, arts
Meeting was presided over by Professor Dr.
Riaz-ul-Haq Tariq from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, and
attended by Dr. Rasool Bakhsh Raisani University of Balochistan, Quetta,
Dr. Nelofer Halai, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Dr. Muhammad Ramzan,
Karakoram International University, Gilgit, Dr. Uzma Qureshi, Lahore
College for Women University, Lahore, Dr. Parveen Munshi, University of
Sindh (through Video Conference from Jamshoro), Dr. Nasser Ali Khan,
Member (O&P) HEC and Talat Khurshed, Adviser Academics, HEC.
committee recommended use of new teaching methodologies including
frequent use of video conferencing. The PhD dissertations and articles
published in research journals would be sent for evaluation to eminent
experts in academically advanced countries. The committee also
emphasised over frequent exchange of students among universities. It was
also decided that annual conference in education would be held.
committee discussed ways and means to promote the discipline of
education at the university level. It lauded the efforts of HEC for
initiating a number of useful and innovative programmes to improve the state of social sciences and humanities in general universities of Pakistan.
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Anthropology Department alumni dinner on 22nd
Islamabad: The Department of Anthropology, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), will
organise alumni dinner on June 22 (Friday), says a press release.
Department Chairman Professor Dr. Hafeez-ur-Rehman will address the
alumni at 7:30 p.m. The event will provide the alumni a social
networking opportunity and to know one another's accomplishments and
success stories, stated Dr. Hafeez-ur-Rehman.
the alumni to fill in a registration form to get alumni membership so
that a directory of members could be compiled. He added that an alumnus
could also bring his or her spouse to the event. The dinner will be
followed by cultural performances. The alumni are advised to contact
focal person Sajjad Haider at 051-90643190 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for queries. The news
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