Punjab University BCom examination date-sheet 2013
Lahore, May 22: Punjab University Examinations Department has issued written date sheets for
the Bachelor of Commerce Part-I and II annual examinations 2013. B.Com
Part-I and II annual examinations 2013 will commence from 20th and 21st
of June, 2013 respectively.
"datesheet bus thek hi hai. accounting ma 2 holidays honi chahian."
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'The Lancet' acknowledges HEC contribution
Islamabad: The Lancet, one of the world's best-known journals, in its latest editorial
titled 'Health Transitions in Pakistan' has acknowledged the decade
long contribution and accomplishments of Higher Education Commission
It stated that in 2002, Pakistan initiated major
reforms in its higher education system. "Although not without
difficulties, these reforms changed the culture of academia to one that
is focused on research, quality and impact," the Chief Editor Dr Richard
It is also been mentioned in the
editorial that due to Pakistan's own vibrant professional, research, and
civil society communities, solutions are available to politicians and
policy makers alike, solutions that could quickly and decisively make a
difference to the health of Pakistan's population.
Lancet was founded in the year 1823 and publishes original research
articles, review articles, editorials, book reviews, correspondence, as
well as news features and case report. The journal has editorial offices
in London, New York, and Beijing.
In its findings over
medical education and research in Pakistan, the journal sates that the
number of medical graduates has increased from 500 in 1947 to 171,450 in
2012 and the number of medical colleges has increased from 2 to 88
It further says the number of health
research publications has increased 7.5 times between 2001 and 2011
where as the HEC has also assumed a large role in teaching, training and
research including training and research in health.
article suggests positive roles of regulatory organisations like the HEC
and PMDC are essential, and if Pakistan wishes to use research evidence
for improved policy and management decision making, appropriate funding
for crucial research, good research management, fair incentives for
research production, appropriate recognition by the government and
strong support from the development community are all important
Commenting over the journal's editorial, HEC
Chairman Dr. Javaid R. Laghari said that this international recognition
speaks volumes of the hard work put in by the management and faculty of
Pakistan universities and consistent in terms of improving
infrastructure, access to digital library, providing quality education,
providing opportunities for conducting innovative research, establishing
international linkages, engaging in collaborative research with leading
international institutions and organisations, participating in
international exchange programs and producing graduates who are welcomed
by national and international industry, academia and corporate sector.
"It is essential that this growth should continue with continued focus
on adding quality in research and education."
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Abasyn University striving for affordable education
Islamabad: Abasyn University, Islamabad, Vice Chancellor Dr. Jamil Ahmad has said that if
one thinks about private colleges and universities, by and large, the
first thing that immediately crosses one's mind is quality education,
but with this comes the worry of high tuition fees.
there's a university in the private sector that is ensuring that
education on its campuses doesn't cost much. Without making any
compromise on the quality of education, we're making every effort to
reduce cost of education for both students and the university. At the
same time, we're focusing our attention on creating relevance of our
degrees to local and international job market. By the grace of Almighty
Allah, our efforts on both fronts have met with some success," he stated
this in an interview.
With main campus in Peshawar and
another in Islamabad, Abasyn University was established in December
2007, though Abasyn Institute of Management Sciences has been in place
in Peshawar since 1998.
According to Dr. Jamil Ahmad, it
is the first university in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, whom Higher Education
Commission (HEC) has placed in the highest category of educational
standard, 'W', shortly after the grant of the charter.
now, Abasyn University has secured 'W3' from HEC in recognition of its
efforts to build a standard infrastructure and provide quality education
opportunities to its students." Abasyn University offers degree
programmes in various disciplines, including engineering, computer
sciences, information technology, business administration, pharmacy,
microbiology and education, and all these programmes are recognised
and/or accredited by the relevant authorities or councils," he added.
Jamil Ahmed said: "Pakistan Engineering Council has approved our
engineering programmes, while our BS courses in computer sciences and
software engineering are accredited by National Computing Education
Accreditation Council awarding a very good category, 'X'. Likewise, our
bachelor's programme in pharmacy has the approval of Pakistan Pharmacy
The vice chancellor said that his university had
a vision, which was based on five parameters i.e. quality teaching,
research, internationalisation, industries liaison, and a career and job
Dr Jamil Ahmed said: "As for quality teaching,
we are working very hard to create a unique model for quality teaching,
which will not only be based on classroom teaching, but also be a
complete package comprising face-to-face teaching, case and
problem-based learning, activity-led learning, exercise-based classroom
sessions, workshops and guest speaker sessions related to each course
offered on our campuses."
"At the same time, we are
focusing on creating online resources for each academic programme and
providing access to both teacher and student," he said.
Jamil Ahmad said that the university believed in teacher empowerment
and academic freedom feeling all that made teachers more responsible to
the benefit of students.
activities on the campus, he said that Abasyn University was committed
to be among the country's top universities in term of research output.
said that his university had already submitted a number of research
proposals to various organisations for funding, including National ICT
"The main emphasis is on the applied
research, where two companies have already been hosted on the campuses
to produce product, make new design and create new methods, which are
directly applicable to our national issues," he said adding one of the
companies is focusing on communication and engineering-related research,
while the other is working on mobile application.
have also been publishing a research periodical, Abasyn Journal of
Social Sciences, for two years. The recognition of the periodical by HEC
is in the advanced stages. We're hopeful that it will secure HEC
recognition very soon."
As for industrial liaison, the
vice chancellor said that Abasyn University had signed memorandums of
understanding with various organisations and industries besides creating
linkages with a US-based firm, World Learning, for its inclusion in the
USAID projects for Pakistan.
In his opinion, a university
should not be isolated and rather, it should work with international
educational institutions and organisations.
is one of our aims, so we have so far established a number of
collaborations with foreign universities, including University of
Bedfordshire, UK where our students can transfer their credit hours 100
per cent," he said.
The vice chancellor said that the
university gave its students advice about what jobs and professional
training might be suitable for them.
"We consider career
counselling a must during the current times, so we've created the
'Career and Placement Centre' to offer internships
job trainings to our students. Two short internships spanning from six
to eight weeks are compulsory for some of our degree programmes," he
Dr Jamil Ahmad wanted curriculum to be uniform at all levels in terms of outcomes.
should be taken as a law and only parliament should have the authority
to amend it. As for curriculum, the situation is very confusing and
thus, dividing the society. There should be one curriculum for every
course offered at any level of education, for example, how much
mathematics should be taught to O level or matriculation students and
what is the outcome that is required for the next level, i.e. in this
case at A level or intermediate stage," he said.
Ahmad said that Abasyn University fulfilled its social responsibility
by supporting needy students through scholarships.
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Bahria University holds open house
Islamabad: Bahria University hosted Open House 2013, which gave opportunity to final year
students from Departments of Engineering Sciences to display their
final year projects. Open House showcased some of the brilliant projects
from Bahria University.
The event was organised at the
Old Campus basement of Bahria University, Islamabad. Bahria University
Rector Vice Admiral (r) Shahid Iqbal was the chief guest on the
occasion. Director general, pro-rector, registrar, and other management
of the university were also present.
There were in total
91 projects from diverse engineering branches including software
engineering, control systems, communication systems, embedded systems,
robotics, radio communications and wireless communication. Six projects
were funded by the Nation ICT R&D fund and one project was funded by
Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF). The ceremony concluded with the
awards presentation for the top three projects in each department. The news
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