Punjab University to give Rs 60 million in scholarships to 5,000 students
Lahore, March 20, 2008: The Punjab University (PU)
has decided to give Rs 60 million in scholarships to 5,000 students this
A press statement issued on Wednesday said that the scholarship
amount for each student had been increased from Rs 9,000 to Rs 12,000. It said
that 2,500 scholarships would be given to the students on a merit basis and
2,500 scholarships to students on need basis.
Students of evening
classes of the second year and third semesters would also be considered for
merit scholarships, the statement added.
A PU Scholarship Committee
meeting took these decisions under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr
Mujahid Kamran on Wednesday. Committee Secretary and PU Treasurer Abdus Sattar
Jajja, and committee members Prof Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry, Prof Dr Arif Butt,
Prof Dr Naeem Khan, Prof Dr Shahida Hussnain, Prof Dr Liaquat Ali, Prof Dr
Khawaja Amjad Saeed and Dr Mujahid Ali Mansoori were also present in the
The VC said that the timely disbursement of scholarships among
needy students was important to help them continue their education without
facing financial problems.
The VC, after consulting all committee
members, announced the inclusion of second-year evening and third semester
students in the merit list for the scholarship.
Dr Mansoori suggested
increasing the sources of scholarship by collaborating with the industrial
sector so that more and more students could avail them.
The VC and other
committee members welcomed the suggestion and decided to take further steps in
this regard. Out of the 5,000 scholarships being distributed this year, students
of behavioural and social sciences will get 311, economics and management 539,
arts and humanities 212, commerce 1,151, law 285, oriental learning 117, Islamic
studies 78, engineering and technology 361, life sciences 419, education 34 and
students of pharmacy will get 239 scholarships, while 20 scholarships have been
left to the VC's discretion.
Workshop on 'Place of Formulation in
Psychological Therapy': The PU Centre for Clinical Psychology organised a
one-day workshop on 'Place of Formulation in Psychological Therapy' at New
Campus on Wednesday.
Clinical Psychologist and Organisational Consultant
from the United Kingdom Dr Amra Rao underscored the significance of the case
formulation wtihin a therapeutic process.
Participants of the workshop
were given training to formulate case, using different theoretical models and
giving examples from original case reports. Trainees of the Advanced Diploma in
Clinical Psychology and faculty members of the centre attended the
Lecture on 'Research, avoiding Plagiarism': A lecture on
'Research Methodology, better Communications Skills and avoiding Plagiarism' was
delivered by Prof Dr Sikandar Hayat Khan, the Director of Staff of the National
Management College, at the PU Pakistan Study Centre on Wednesday.
Khan shared his experiences and expertise regarding various problems faced by
MPhil and PhD students in the light of the Higher Education Commission's new
AIMC student's petition disposed of
Lahore: The Lahore High Court on
Wednesday disposed of a petition filed by Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC)
student, Atif Anwar, seeking verification of his documents, after the college
principal informed the court that the petitioner's requirement had already been
The petitioner requested the court to direct the college
principal to verify his educational certificates, required to get admission in a
post-graduation degree programme in the US.
The court had summoned a
written reply from the principal. On Wednesday, the principal appeared before
the court and submitted a written reply. The principal told the court that the
petitioner's certificates had been forwarded to the Educational Commission for
Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), after verification.
satisfaction on the principal's reply, the court disposed of the petition.
The petitioner had submitted that after passing his MBBS in 2005, he had
applied for admission in the US. The ECFMG asked him to submit his documents
after the college principal's verification in order to appear in the US Medical
The petitioner said that he had passed USMLE
Step-I in 2006 and had applied for USMLE Step-II, but the principal was not
ready to verify the documents.
He said that his father had also talked
to the principal, but to no avail. After a lengthy debate, he said that he
(principal) was ready to issue a character certificate but would mention that
Atif was once expelled from the college for one year. He requested the court to
direct the principal to verify his documents and issue a character
certificate. Daily Times
PU Child Welfare Centre lauded
Lahore: The Punjab University Child Welfare Centre (CWC) and Vocational
Training Centre are rendering great services in educating the special children
and imparting vocational training to women.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran stated this during his visit to the CWC on
Wednesday. Porf Dr Najma Najam, Resident officer-I Bashir Ahmad, Resident
officer-II Malik Zaheer, State Officer Aleem Shakir and Centre's Principal
Ayesha Wajhiullah were also present.
According to a press release, the VC
visited physiotherapy centre, classrooms for mentally retarded, visually
impaired children. He shook hand with all children and asked them various
question. Some children showed their drawing work and mathematics questions to
Later, the VC visited the vocational training centre and talked
to the women who were stitching clothes and doing artwork. He also witnessed
adult education classes for women there. The VC ensured the centre's principal
of considering the demands that she made on the occasion. The News