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Three Pakistani universities among top 200 in the world
Islamabad, June 17: According to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Universities Rankings
2013, seven Pakistani universities have won place in the list of top 250
Asian universities and three Pakistani universities are now among the
top 200 world universities in agriculture and forestry.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), UK, is the world's most renowned and
prestigious ranking agency.According to its ranking for 2013,
Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad, is ranked 119, National
University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, (120), Aga Khan
University (AKU), Karachi, (152), Lahore University of Management
Sciences (LUMS) (191) and University of Engineering and Technology
(UET), Lahore, (200), University of Karachi (201) and University of the
Punjab, Lahore, (250), are now in the top 250 Asian universities.
three Pakistani universities, including University of Agriculture
Faisalabad (UAF) (142), Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University
Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) (152) and Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU),
Islamabad, (172), are now among top 200 world universities in the
disciplines of agriculture and forestry.
Commenting on the
international recognition for the Pakistani universities, Higher
Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr. Javaid R. Laghari said that
during the last year, six Pakistani universities were among the top 300
Asian universities. "This year, seven are in the top 250. This is a
proof that the quality of universities in the last three years has
significantly improved and Pakistan has now become a world player in
higher education sector," he said.
He hoped that with hard
work, and with the support of the government, at least 10 Pakistani
Universities would join the ranks of the leading universities of the
world within the next couple of years.
experts describe this achievement in higher education sector of Pakistan
as an outcome of the revolutionary reforms introduced by the HEC and
dedicated hard work by the university faculty and researchers.
the establishment of the HEC in 2002, the research output has grown
eight-folds (from 815 in 2002 to more than 6,300 in 2012) with the
largest numbers of publications in areas of relevance to economic
development. As a result of this phenomenal increase in research
publications, the world share of Pakistan's research has gone up by 300
percent in the last five years.
Around 90 per cent of
these research publications from Pakistan are coming from higher
education institutions. Output has more than doubled just in the last
three years and is expected to double again in the next three years. No
university was ranked among the top universities of the world three
years back. The news
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AIOU's post-graduate admissions continue
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) admissions for MS/MPhil
and PhD programmes for the Semester Autumn, 2013 continued around the
country simultaneously. A news release issued on Friday said the
prospectus and admission forms have been placed on the university's
website and the last date for submission of admission form is July 12.
The admissions of PhD Programmes are offered in islamic studies
(general), islamic studies (Quran and Tasfeer), chemistry, iqbal
studies, Pakistani languages and literature while the admissions of
MPhil Programmes are being offered in islamic studies (general), islamic
studies (Quran and Tafseer), arabic, chemistry, Iqbal studies and mass
communication. The eligibility for PhD admissions is MPhil 1st
Division/3GPA in the relevant subject and must have passed NTS GAT
(subject) test with at least 60 percent marks while MSc with second
division and must have passed NTS GAT (general) test with 50 percent
marks is eligibility for admissions in MS and MPhil programmes. app
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Complaints rife against education consultancy
Lahore: In the absence of a regulatory framework overseeing the education
consultancy business, complaints by young talented students seeking
higher education abroad against fraudulent profit seekers are on the
Unfortunately, there is no mechanism in place
for checking the education consultancy business both at federal and
provincial levels and unlawful entities are freely running their
business at their sweet will. They are free to demand any amount from
applicants as fee and consultants' words are considered final on any
disputed issue. Some unfortunate incidents have emerged recently against
a Gulberg-based education consultancy business that fraudulently
deceived several people and withholds their millions of rupees.
Farhat Ahmad, mother of a student seeking admission to a Canada-based
university, blamed a local consultant for serious wrongdoings. She
accused the owner of a firm did nothing for admission of his son in a
couple of years and forced them to pay nearly one million rupees. She
claimed that Mian Zulfiqar, the owner of the education counseling
business, has refused to return their amount.
think of such a fraud as we try to fulfill every requirement of
admission lawfully. My son gets excellent marks in exams and he deserves
admission to a foreign educational institution. When we contacted the
Canadian university directly after bypassing the educational consultant,
my son obtained admission," she added.
management, she claimed, stated the Lahore-based educational consultant
did not do anything substantial for admission. "This verification of
facts by foreign university is ample proof that Zulfiqar Ali
fraudulently got money from us. The foreign university in writing said
they had no agent for providing consultancy," she added.
alleged the education consultant provided them with fake documents of
admission and submission of fees. "Now, he is threatening and demanding
Rs153,000 more as consultancy fee," she said. She asked authorities
concerned to take action against fraudulent consultants who were ruining
the future of the nation.
Adil Sarwar, another victim,
said, he had been mentally tortured for months while he was seeking
counseling for admission to a UK-based university. He claimed Mian
Zulfiqar did not succeed in his admission to the foreign educational
institution and refused to pay back Rs 600,000. "Later, after running
from pillar to post, I have managed to get back my money but the
consultant refused to return the passport. Many people have been
swindled by the consultant with impunity," he charged.
contacted, Mian Zulfiqar claimed he had managed admission of Dr
Farhat's son and now she was not paying Rs 153,000 fee. He claimed he
had deposited about one million rupees in the Canadian university
against his admission. He said he had processed the admission of the
student to two more educational institutions earlier and he deserved the
fee. Mian Zulfiqar claimed that he was a registered consultant and
worked on behalf of several foreign educational institutions.
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Teachers reject 10pc increase in salaries
Lahore: Government schools teachers have rejected the federal government's
announcement of 10 percent increase in salaries of government employees
in its annual budget and termed it a joke.
to a press release issued here on Saturday, the chairman of Mutahida
Mahaz Usataza Pakistan, the vice-chairman all government Employees
Confederation Pakistan Ch Allah Bukhsh and other office bearers said
that they rejected the increase, terming it a joke.
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Navy War College graduation ceremony
Lahore: The graduation ceremony of the 42nd Pakistan Navy Staff Course was held at Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila was the chief
on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief of the Naval Staff
said the Pakistan Navy was a technology and capital intensive service
which required an equally competent and proficient manpower taking sound
Citing recently implemented Vision and Core
values of the Pakistan Navy, the Naval Chief stressed upon the
graduating officers to maintain highest standards of ethical and moral
values. He congratulated the graduating officers particularly Allied
Officers and wished them the best in future pursuits. He also
appreciated the College Command and faculty for encountering challenges
and meeting all requirements, said a press release issued by Pakistan
Navy here on Friday.
Earlier the Chief of the Naval Staff, on behalf of National Defence
Islamabad conferred Masters in Science (Maritime) degrees upon the
graduating students. In his inaugural address, the Commandant, Pakistan
Navy War College, Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, gave an overview of the
41 week long curriculum of studies. He detailed a summary of various
ongoing projects and those already completed by Pakistan Navy War
College. Some 78 officers including 55 from Pakistan Navy, two each from
Army and Pakistan Air Force and 19 officers from allied navies of
Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Libya, Malaysia,
Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Sri-Lanka and United Arab Emirates joined the
ranks of the alumni of the Pakistan Navy War College. THe nws
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Lahore: PU Examination Department has announced results of BS Four-Year Programme,
Third Semester (Re-Sit) Examination 2012 and BS IT (Hons) Morning
(Semester System) session 2008-2012.
Detailed results are also available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
PhDs awarded: Punjab University awarded four PhD degrees to different scholars on Friday.
to a press release, the scholars awarded PhD degrees included Muhammad
Afzal s/o Abadan in the subject of Economics after the approval of his
thesis titled "Private Returns to Education and Determinants of
Earnings: an Econometric Analysis", Shahid Imtiaz s/o Imtiaz Ali in the
subject of English after the approval of his thesis titled "Amorphous
Lahore: Colonial and Postcolonial'', Zamir Ahmad Ansari s/o Bashir Ahmad
Ansari in the subject of Chemistry after the approval of his thesis
titled "Electrochemical and Biochemical Treatment of Industrial Waste
Water" and Noreen Razzaq d/o Razzaq Saeed in the subject of Urdu after
the approval of her thesis titled "Urdu Afsanay Ki Rawayat aur Pakistani
Khawateen Afsana Nigar Tehqeeqi-o-Tanqeedi Mutala'a (1947 Say
Meanwhile, Punjab University has
awarded a PhD degree to Mahboob Hussain s/o Bashir Ahmad in the subject
of Pakistan Studies after the approval of his thesis titled "Institution
Building in Pakistan: A Study of Parliament (1971-1977)".
to a press release issued on Friday, Mahboob is the first scholar who
obtains the PhD degree in Pakistan Studies from Punjab University.
Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mujahid Kamran has
congratulated Mahboob Hussain on this achievement.
Punjab University Institute of Agricultural Sciences organised a
seminar on "Role of Private Sector in the Development of Agriculture in
According to a press release issued on Friday,
Director IAGS Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Haider, Director Sales and
Marketing Ali Akbar Group of Companies Saad Akbar Khan, faculty members
and students attended the seminar.
The speakers lauded
the efforts of PU VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran who constituted Agricultural
Department to give opportunity to the students of Agricultural Studies
for promotion of agriculture. Dr. Muhammad Saleem Haider threw light on
the performance of his institution and agricultural research of faculty
Saad Akbar highlighted the services and purposes of his company.
Later, both the institutions agreed on mutual understanding for the promotion of agriculture.
camp: Islamic Blood Society of Punjab University's Chemical Department
organised awareness camp on the eve of World International Blood Donor's
Day here on Friday.
According to a Press release, a large
number of students participated in the camp. The students vowed to
donate blood to save precious human lives.
Nazim Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), PU chapter, lauded the PML-N federal
government's decision to introduce Prime Minister's Laptop Scheme and
loans for students in its annual budget. He said IJT would support such
policies of the government which would be beneficial for students at
large. The news
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