Government College University diploma course
GCU launched one-year diploma in forensic chemistry
Lahore, Oct 7: Department of Chemistry, Government College University (GCU)
has launched one-year diploma in Forensic Chemistry from the current
session 2009-10. Enrolment of students in the diploma course has
started as, 20 out of total 40 seats, have since been filled by the
department. The diploma would be completed in two terms of six months
duration. The course has been initiated to provide forensic analysts to
forensic laboratories to be opened by the government throughout the
It would benefit professionals attached with law, police,
intelligence agencies, journalism and media. Moreover this course is
different than the forensic medicine taught in the medical colleges. It
is related mainly to lab work of forensic science in order to determine
nature of crime. This diploma will boost the scientific investigation
of crimes and crime analysis particularly the bomb blast, arson, use of
explosive material, chemicals in criminal acts, which are on the rise
in the country. BSc with biochemistry, botany, chemistry, microbiology,
molecular biology, pharmacy and zoology are major subjects are eligible
MBBS and DVM graduates can also apply. The course
comprises 800 marks including fundamental concepts, forensic materials
science, chemical evidence, biological evidence, forensic analysis,
laboratory exercises and forensic evidence law. The chemistry
department of GCU, being a pioneer institution of chemistry in the
country, has taken the lead in introducing the programme. The diploma
course holders can compete the graduates in applied chemistry and
chemical technology. The programme mainly focuses on lab component at
Head of the department of Chemistry GCU, Prof Dr
Mohammad Saeed Iqbal said that investigation into the bomb blasts and
chemical used in crimes, explosive toxicology, drug DNA interaction has
been made easy through this course. The new course is part of the
department's persistent efforts to become a centre of research
excellence and to bridge the gap between academia and local industry,
he added and said Pakistan is currently passing through a critical law
and order situation. Recent wave of suicidal attacks and acts of
terrorism necessitates strict and timely measures, employing the latest
available methodologies to counter these heinous crimes against
Forensic Science offers latest techniques and technology for
investigation to determine the nature of crime. The government of
Pakistan has recently decided to establish Forensic Laboratories at
divisional headquarters level for which trained staff will be produced
He said there is no institution, so far which caters to
the formal education in forensic chemistry although research work on
forensic chemistry is being done without formal teaching. The GCU
department of Chemistry has taken lead in introducing the much-needed
study at its campus for the greater interest of the country. However it
is need of the hour that the government should support this programme
by strengthening its laboratory, as lab work is main focus of the
The department of chemistry has also transformed its MSc in
Industrial Chemistry into MS, MPhil Pharmaceutical Chemistry to make
higher education in chemistry compatible with the pharmaceutical
industry and its needs as the graduates mostly are absorbed in the
"salaam, may forensic may 1 year diploma ka kerna chahata ho may sindh police may job kerta ho is diploma may admision k liay mujhay kia kerna hoaga"
Name: shahbaz tariq
"sir I am a police official having rank as constable and I has an llb degree please tell me that would I be able to admit in the diploma course offered by gcul?"
Name: MUHAMMAD WAQAS
City, Country: faisalabad,pakistan
"I am MSC in genetics but not professional in any govt dept can i take admission in this course if yes then plz give some details for admission"
Name: Sadia afzal
City, Country: Karachi,Pakistan
"kindly guide that psychology students are eligible or not thanks"
City, Country: lahore, pakistan
"AOA ! I have recently completed M.Sc Criminology from Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan. A subject "Forensic Sciences In Criminology" was also taught.I want to know that this diploma is still continuing or not. Moreover when it starts ie in which month. Thanx"
Name: Sajid Sardar
City, Country: Multan
"I am MSC in biochemistry but not professional in any govt dept can i take admission in this course if yes then plz give some details for admission?"
City, Country: Mirpurkhas, Pakistan
"I have done Bs.chemistry and I want to get admission in diploma in forensic science and criminology. Kindly guide me about the schedule for getting admission. Thank you.?"
Name: Mashail Arshad
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan
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Sindh students visited GCU, PU
Lahore: A group of 20 top students of Matriculation and Intermediate
level along with their faculty member from the province of Sindh
visited the GC University Lahore.
The visit was arranged under the
initiative of the Chief Minister Punjab for promoting inter-provincial
harmony. The group of students along with former Vice Chancellor
Jamshoro University, Dr Rashid Ahmed Shah visited the Natural History
Museum Department of Zoology, Sports Complex and Post Graduate Library
of the GCU.
The delegation also met with Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid
Aftab. Speaking with the top position holders of Sindh, GCU Vice
Chancellor said that we have maintained the standard of GCU through
hard work and commitment to quality education. He said strenuous
efforts were being made for educating the students in a cultured way,
which makes GCU different from all other educational institutes.
said that GC University has got the honour of providing the nation
leaders, scientists, noble laureates, sportsmen and other influential
personalities from last 145 years.
Dr Khalid Aftab said that GCU
graduates are respected all over the world and mentioned those great
personalities who remained associated with this institution like Allama
Iqbal, Dr Abdul Salam, Dr Hargobind Khorana, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Sufi
Ghulam Mustafa Tubassam. The nation
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GCU marks China's 60 years
Lahore: The Dramatics Club and Debating Society of GC University,
Lahore organised a seminar to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the
founding of the People's Republic of China. The keynote speakers
related their experiences as part of the Youth Ministry's 100-member
student delegations that visit China annually. The speakers spoke at
length about Chinese culture and history, putting into perspective its
meteoric rise to the status of a world power. Speakers included former
youth delegates and alumni Madiha Gul and Hassan B Zaidi. Daily times
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Mismanagement under National Internship Programme
Khanewal: Scores of internees recruited under the National
Internship Programme (NIP) have no work to do for the last four months
due to lack of planning, absence of job description and proper
A source said that in Khanewal
district as many as 120 jobless youth, including more than 100 females,
holding master degrees in various disciplines were inducted as
internees on a monthly stipend of Rs10,000 under the NIP.
Higher Education Commission (HEC) had initiated and funded the internship programme across the country.
He said the main objective of the NIP was to provide On-Job training
(OJT), enhance administrative and technical skills, and assist the
departments in performing routine office work.
requesting anonymity said the district administration placed the entire
lot of internees in community development, health, education, works
& services departments, DCO office and other departments working at
tehsil level without proper planning and job description.
HEC is paying monthly stipend of Rs1.2 million to 120 internees in the
district. It is just a wastage of funds."
He said the government
had already spent billions of rupees on the programme and termed NIP a useless activity.
"I am holding masters degree in psychology and have been sent to the
community development department after recruitment as internee.
have no work to do except to sit idle, read books and study for further
education," said Huma Rashid, an internee, while talking to this
She said as per qualification she should be
appointed in health department. "I don't know why they sent me to the
community development department.
I have nothing to do except
to remain idle as no one briefed me about the work or the job description."
Another internee Ms Ambreen said it would be better to hold training
workshops for capacity building of the internees, besides organising
exposure visits to enhance skills of the internees about office
management and other routine works.
When contacted, deputy
district officer (coordination) Malik Zafar said: "Actually we had
received the appointment letters of a total of 160 internees for
Of them, 120 reported to the district
administration and later they were posted at various departments." He
denied reports of internees having no work.
"They are working
`enthusiastically' in departments. Most of the internees had been sent
to the education department from where they were posted in various
Prior to their placement, the district
administration had made a proper planning. Since their placement, we
are properly monitoring their work," Mr Zafar said.
admitted that there was no proper job description but
claimed that internees were extending their services to departments.
"It is also the duty of the EDOs concerned to prepare their job
description and further place them against seats suitable according to
their qualification, Zafar said. Dawn
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