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UHS MBBS, BDS admission merit lists 2012

First merit list for medical colleges
Lahore, Nov 27: The University of Health Sciences (UHS), on Monday, issued the first selection list of candidates to be admitted to 16 public sector medical colleges of Punjab.

Merit has risen by 2.16 per cent and gone up from 82.19 per cent last year to 84.3615 per cent this year. Merit has been calculated as per the weight formula of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), adding 10 per cent of matriculation, 40 per cent of intermediate and 50 per cent of entrance test marks.

Candidates who secured 80 per cent or above aggregate marks as per the PMDC formula were eligible to apply for admission on open merit this year. Applications were received from October 31 to November 10.

A total of 36,100 candidates appeared for the entrance test this year. Out of them 6,737 eligible candidates applied for admission against 3,117 open merit (2942 MBBS + 175 BDS), 61 underdeveloped districts (49 MBBS +12 BDS) and 20 disabled candidates (19 MBBS + 01 BDS) seats available in 16 public sector medical and 03 dental colleges of the province.

The King Edward Medical University (KEMU) Lahore, remained the top choice of candidates with merit at 90 per cent. Last merit for Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, is 88.2342 per cent, Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore 87.0152 per cent, Nishtar Medical College, Multan 86.5160 per cent, Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore 86.5108 per cent, Ammer-ud-Din Medical College, Lahore 86.0117 per cent, Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad 85.6926 per cent, Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi 85.5853 per cent, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur 85.1922 per cent, Sargodha Medical College, Sargodha 85.0225 per cent, Gujranwala Medical College, Gujranwala 84.8823 per cent, Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan 84.6960 per cent, Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat 84.6926 per cent, Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal 84.5519 per cent, Khawaja Mohammad Safdar Medical College, Sialkot 84.4675 per cent and D.G. Khan Medical College, D.G. Khan 84.3615 per cent,

The distribution of 2942 open merit MBBS seats is as follows: King Edward Medical University Lahore (303), Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore (302), Nishtar Medical College Multan (281), Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women (209), Services Institute of Medical Sciences (191), Punjab Medical College Faisalabad (288), Rawalpindi Medical College Rawalpindi (299), Quaid-e-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur (274), Sheikh Zayed Medical College Rahim Yar Khan (126), Sargodha Medical College Sargodha (79), Nawaz Sharif Medical College Gujrat (90), Sahiwal Medical College Sahiwal (100), Gujranwala Medical College Gujranwala (100), Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College Sialkot (100), Ameer-ud-Din Medical College / Lahore General Hospital Lahore (100) and D.G. Khan Medical College Dera Ghazi Khan (100).

A total of 84 candidates applied for admission against 20 seats reserved for disabled students. They were examined by a medical board from November 14 to November 17. After examination, only 34 candidates were declared disabled and admission was granted to top 19 candidates in MBBS. Merit in this category is 62.1385 per cent. For admission against 61 seats reserved for students of six underdeveloped districts including Muzzafargarh, Rajanpur, Lodhran, Bhakkar, Layyah and D.G. Khan, a total of 593 applications were received. The last merit for MBBS in this category is as follows: Muzzafargarh 84.5766 per cent, Rajanpur (Tribal Area) 57.8310 per cent, Rajanpur (settled area) 84.6762 per cent, Lodhran 84.5394 per cent, Bhakkar 83.1450 per cent, Layyah 84.5974 per cent and D.G. Khan (Tribal Area) 78.5219 per cent and D.G. Khan (Settled Area) 84.5169 per cent.

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KEMU syndicate okays girls' shifting to boys hostel
Lahore: King Edward Medical University Syndicate on Monday approved the varsity management's decision to accommodate female students in the boys' hostel located on McLoad Road.

Presided over by KEMU pro-vice chancellor Prof Dr Asad Aslam, the Syndicate meeting was attended by University of Engineering and Technology (UET) VC, the health special secretary, Higher Education Commission additional secretary, finance deputy secretary, medical superintendents of Mayo, Lady Aitchison and Lady Willingdon hospitals, besides senior faculty members of the varsity.

The decision to shift female students to the boys' hostel was taken after the UET engineering and building departments' reports declared the old girls' hostel structure dangerous, recommending its demolition to avoid any accident, owing to its dilapidated condition.

The male students launched agitation and refused to vacate the hostel for the girls.

The meeting participants were informed that 62.6 per cent of the KEMU students were females, while a new batch of MBBS was also ready to join the classes on December 13. Hence, the girl students were facing enormous accommodation problems.

Giving legal cover to the decision, the Syndicate said the girls would use the new accommodation till the construction of new hostel on the premises of the varsity for them.

Research: The Technology Upgradation and Skills Development Company has launched sector research projects to help the five manufacturing industrial clusters of Pakistan.

According to a spokesperson, the research and development unit of the company has performed preliminary studies to dig out few of the most yielding industrial fragments carrying the potentials to feed the national economy. The final sector selection has been made weighing the significance of their contribution towards national GDP growth rate.

The fans, sport goods, surgical instruments, plastic goods and two and three wheelers automobiles sectors indicate huge employment and exports potentials while formulating a substantial chunk of national revenue, said the spokesperson.

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B.Com Supply exams from Nov 28
Rawalpindi: The B.Com Supplementary Examination 2012 to be conducted by the Punjab University will commence with effect from November 28.

According to schedule, the examination of B.Com (part-1) will commence from November 28 while examination of B.com part 2 will be held from November 29. In case of any inconvenience, the candidates are advised to contact with their institutions or the Punjab University Examination Department. The news

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Appointment of VC illegal
Muzaffarabad: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) High Court, here on Monday, declared the appointment of Chaudhry Naib Hussain as Vice Chancellor (VC) of Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) as null and void, for having been made in violation of the law governing the affairs of the institution.

The controversial appointment made by former AJK President Raja Zulqarnain Khan, in complete oversight of sections 10-11 of the MUST Ordinance, 2008, was challenged by engineering faculty's Prof Dr Riaz Mughal, 16 months ago.

The case was heard by a full bench, comprising Chief Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mughal, Justice Munir Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice M Tabassum Aftab Alvi.

The bench held that the person to be appointed as VC was required to have a PhD degree, besides being a researcher with publications in foreign journals but Mr Hussain simply held an MSc degree.

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UoP offers distance learning courses to Afghan students
Peshawar: The University of Peshawar will extend its distance learning programme and other relevant disciplines for research degrees to Nangarhar University of Afghanistan.

According to a press release, the University of Peshawar (UoP) and Kabul University will also execute joint research projects for resource exploration in Afghanistan.

Talking to a three-member delegation of Canadian High Commission led by Political Counsellor Denis Chouinard, UoP Vice-chancellor Dr Qibla Ayaz said here on Monday that travelling of people to and from Afghanistan couldn't be stopped owing to proximity and bonds among the people on both sides of the Durand Line.

The visiting delegation also included Christopher Martin, analyst Asia division for the government of Canada, and Uday Sequeira, first secretary (political) of the Canadian High Commission, Islamabad.

Prof Babar Shah and Pakistan Studies Centre director Prof Fakhrul Islam were also present on the occasion, said the press release.

The visit was focused on identifying the role of UoP in Afghanistan-Pakistan cooperation process, said Mr Chouinard. This was because UoP was host to a number of Afghan students and the fact that most of the people at the helm of affairs in the Afghan government had either remained students of the institution or their offspring had been part of it, he added.

The delegation also showed interest in organising joint seminars and symposia to judge the approach of Afghan and UoP students about the best scenario for a peaceful Afghanistan in the future, especially after 2014.

"Many of the Afghans living in Pakistan today are not war refugees only. In fact most of them are economic migrants and unless there is a stable Afghanistan, we have to live with them," said Prof Babar Shah.

He added that India seemed to be ready to resolve outstanding issues with Pakistan mainly because it wanted to play a role in the global politics.

The delegation was informed that UoP being the closest foreign higher education institution was contributing to rebuilding of Afghanistan and that was why Afghan students were offered at least one seat each in all departments of the university under normal fee. Dawn

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KU forms submission date extended
Karachi: University of Karachi (KU) has announced extension in dates for submission of admission forms of Pharm D (Morning and Evening) and others aptitude based tests in various faculties. According to a statement issued on Monday, KU extended the forms submission date for BA, BS (honors), B.Com, BBA, BPA, MSc, MCs, MBA and MPA. Concerned students can now submit their forms till Tuesday (today). Admission forms can be collected from Silver Jubilee Gate of the university. Daily times

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KU Convocation
Karachi: The University of Karachi has extended the last date up to Nov 30 for submission of registration forms for the annual convocation.

The forms are available at the convocation camp office at the university's Silver Jubilee Gate, according to a statement issued on Monday. app

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