Wheat grown on Punjab University | BNU students' thesis diplay
Wheat grown on PU land distributed among employees
Lahore, May 30: Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran
distributed wheat among low scale employees of the varsity at his official
residence on Friday.
According to a press statement, the wheat was grown
on the land which is a part of the VC House. Resident Officer-II Malik Zaheer
and a large number of employees were present there. Over all, the Punjab
University reaped a bumper wheat crop of 3,000 maunds this year at 35 maunds per
acre yield. The wheat crop has been harvested under the self-cultivation scheme,
which is a research project for the welfare of the PU employees and teachers.
PU is running self-cultivation scheme for the last 30 years. Under this
scheme, wheat and rice crops are cultivated and sold to the Punjab University
employees on the rates fixed by the government.
The scholars and
students of Botany Department, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Department,
Mycology and Plant Pathology Department also conduct research on the crops to
increase the yield and get best quality products including wheat, rice and
Resident Office-II Malik Zaheer said that Punjab University
also grows best quality vegetables and also produce honey and fish and provide
the same to its employees on subsidized rates. These projects are also part of
the self-cultivation scheme. The News
PhD degree awarded at PU
Lahore: Punjab University has awarded PhD degree to Muhammad
Muhammad Akhtar S/o Muhammad Latif in the subject of Earth and Environmental
Sciences after approval of his research thesis entitled "The Climate change
impact on water resources of upper Indus basin-Pakistan". He completed his
thesis under the supervision of Punjab University Director Institute of Geology,
University of the Punjab. F.P report
Punjab University lecture
Lahore: The Punjab University Department of Political Science organised a lecture on Pakistan in
the comity of nations after nuclear explosionsÓ here on Friday. According to a
press statement, former Foreign Secretary Shamshad Ahmad Khan was the keynote
speaker while faculty members and a large number of students attended the
lecture. The News
PUCIT students win fame for Pakistan
Lahore: The students of Punjab University College of
Information Technology (PUCIT) are very active and extraordinary in curriculum
and extra-curriculum activities and they have won fame for the college,
university as well as for Pakistan at national and international contests. This
was stated by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran during the annual prize
distribution ceremony of the college at Old Campus. PUCIT Principal Dr Mansoor
Sarwar, Prof Dr Khawja Amjad Saeed and faculty members of the College and a
large number of students were present on this gracious occasion.
The VC said
that PUCIT students have won best delegation award at the European Model
Conference where they competed with the students of European universities. It is
not an easy task to won competition form European students, he added. The kind
of educational and healthy environment, which the college have today, is the
reflection of the leader of the college, Dr Mansoor Sarwar, who deserves laurels
for these achievements which are based on his merit based decisions. He also
congratulated the students who won various distinctions.
VC expressed his hope
that such achievements of the college will help continue in the future. Speaking
on the occasion Principal Dr Mansoor Sarwar praised his students who won
distinctions for Punjab University as well as for Pakistan. He honorably
mentioned the names of Atif Ali, Maria Majeed and Tasneem Sarwar. He said Atif
Ali won 8 awards of national and international fame for the varsity during the
last year while Tasneem Sarwar and Maria Majeed won best delegates award in the
European Model Conference in Germany and Netherland.
Earlier the Vice-Chancellor
and Principal awarded appreciation certificates to the students who won
distinctions in quiz competition, naat competition, poetry competition and
various other national and international events. The students also presented an
excellent skit on our social problem of feudalism. Their skit highlighted that
how in feudalism the children of poor farmer are kept away from education. F.P report
Court calls VC in appointment case
Lahore: Justice Hafiz Tariq Nasim of the Lahore High Court has summoned the
Punjab University Vice Chancellor, Director Institute of Education &
Research (IER) and Registrar of the University in a petition filed by removed
Chairman of Business Education Department of IER.
The Judge has directed the
respondents to appear in person before the court on June 03.
Abid Hussain, associate professor, IER, Punjab University submitted that he
joined the institute in 1992 as lecturer.
According to him, as per rules of
PU, every institution of the university maintains its separate list of
seniority, vis-a-vis teaching faculty, and that he was at No.5 of the IER
Being one of the senior faculty members of IER, he was
appointed by the director as chairman Business Education department of the
institute on March 06, 2009.
He pointed out that under calendar of the
university only director of the institute was competent to nominate amongst the
faculty member in accordance with seniority list to act as chairman of the
various departments of the institute. Dr Abid further told that he started
discharging his duties as chairman of the department peacefully to the best of
But the Registrar of the university without any lawful
authority and without the permission of the director IER on March 26, 2009
issued appointment order of a lecturer, Shaukat Ali Raza, in place of the
Petitioner contended that the respondent Shaukat Ali was at No.32 in the list
of seniority of the faculty of the institute. Petitioner prayed to the court
to set aside the order of respondent's appointment and order his restoration to
the office of chairman Business Education Department of the IER. The Nation
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BNU students comment on society through art
Lahore: Students of the Beaconhouse National University (BNU) departments of
students of Fine Art, Visual Communication Design and Jewellery Design displayed
their final theses at the Alhamra Art Gallery on Friday.
display, which will continue until June 4, is a chance for the students to
present their ideas to a mass audience. Most students chose to comment on
various contemporary issues in a subtle manner. Ana Mahgul Farooq, a Fine Arts
Department student, has chosen to depict various celebrities, including
Quaid-e-Azam, Benazir Bhutto, Amitabh Bachchan and Osama Bin Laden, on empty
cans for her thesis.
Explaining her theme, she said: "We sublimate the
desire to fulfil our existence through the rewards of buying and owning
materials, and are provided with substitutes for acculturating experiences of
art, religion and family. This creates a paradox in which we see the image but
are unaware of the original, leaving us as mere products suffering from inertia.
This new conventional wisdom is my focus."
Communication Department student Ferwa Naqvi, meanwhile, has presented a new
idea through her work; she plans to open a gallery where she can arrange
workshops for Pakistan's local craftsmen and showcase their furniture, pottery,
and fabrics. Named Chitarkari, she said her work on traditional items
represented an initiative aimed at preserving a vital part of the Pakistani
Another Visual Communication student, Rizwan Abbas, designed a
board game, The Confinement. The game's main protagonists are a group of
prisoners trying to escape a maximum security detention centre on an island near
Karachi while a jail warden and his associates thwart such attempts. He said the
game, which can be played by four people, was ready for sale. Tanya Masood, a
student of Jewellery Design chose to redesign traditional Punjabi jewellery
within a contemporary framework. Her work delighted many people due to its
Environmentally conscious: Maheen Marghub has worked to
transform the Lahore Inter-city Public Transport. "As a Lahori, I feel there are
a few aspects that can help change this city for the better. I have created a
route map for the City BRT system as my thesis," she said. Umair Ishtiaq,
meanwhile, has worked to promote using alternate fuels in Pakistan. He said: "My
thesis project is based on promoting the use of alternative fuels and energies
in Pakistan through a guerrilla marketing strategy. I opted for this concept
because my research concludes that no one is creating this awareness in our part
of world." Daily Times
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Panic grips Isakhel after suspects film colleges
Miawali: Panic gripped Isakhel town after two boys in the garb of PTCL
officials snapped and filmed various portions of government degree colleges for
boys and girls, respectively, on Thursday.
Two youngsters on a silver
colour car reached Govt Degree College for Boys at around 2:30pm. Speaking in a
Pushto dialect, they inquired about the principal from the security guard.
They were taken to the principal's office where they introduced
themselves as PTCL officials conducting a survey to install high-speed internet
and multimedia services in colleges.
One of the visitors engaged the
principal in conversation about the area already provided with internet facility
while the other guy went out and took snaps and video shots of every nook and
corner of the college. Later, they went to the girls' college and repeated the
In the meantime, the principal informed his staff about
the PTCL survey. When they raised certain doubts, the principal decided to
confirm the activity from local PTCL office.
The principal was shocked
to hear from the PTCL officials that their department had not launched any such
The principal informed the colleges district officer who advised
him to contact the police in view of prevailing security situation.
is worth mentioning here that nowadays exams are in progress in these colleges
besides a large number of aspirants for their recruitment as educators visit
these premises daily. Isakhel is located on the frontier of NWFP and Punjab and
presence of Taliban in the surrounding areas is a constant threat to the local
Isakhel SHO Ahmed Abbas Khan said that they had increased
the security around colleges and schools after the principal had informed them
about the doubtful activity besides instructing the institutions' heads to keep
a check on suspects entering the premises.
He also urged the heads of
educational institutions to allow visitors only after verifying their national
identity cards and recording their brief bio-data in a register. Dawn
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