Private medical colleges admissions in Punjab
Medical, dental colleges halt admission process
Lahore, Oct 05: The private medical colleges in Punjab have agreed to
stop their admission process and will not ask the applicants and their
parents to deposit dues before the display of first merit list for the
public-sector medical and dental colleges across the province.
The private medical and dental colleges also agreed in principle to
centralise their admission process by voluntarily handing over their
MBBS and BDS admissions to the University of Health Sciences. The UHS
will complete the admission procedures the same way it does for
public-sector institutes, says a press release.
were taken at a meeting (held on Friday) which was chaired by UHS
Vice-Chancellor Prof M.H. Mubashar. The principals and representative of
the 14 affiliated private medical and dental colleges attended the
Prof Mubashar said the university would conduct
another entrance test on Oct 14 in pursuance of the orders of the Lahore
High Court for all those candidates who had secured 60 per cent or
above marks in FSc or equivalent examination but could not earlier
appear in the test conducted on July 20. He said admissions to public
medical colleges were delayed this year because of litigation.
According to the regulations of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
(PMDC), he said, the private colleges could not go for their admissions
and ask people to deposit fees before the merit list of the
public-sector colleges was displayed. But most private colleges were
going contrary to the rules by seeking fees for admissions quite early,
"Some of these applicants have scored very good marks
in FSc examination and the central entrance test conducted by the UHS.
But they are not sure whether or not they would get admission to any
public medical college. They are, therefore, compelled to pay fees in
the private colleges to secure seats," he said.
He further said
the private colleges should wait until the admissions to the
public-sector colleges were completed. And the representatives of the
private colleges agreed to stop their admission process till the display
of the first merit list for the government-run medical colleges, he
The participants also agreed that the private medical
colleges would not give any weightage to the test they conduct. However,
they could hold an 'aptitude interview' and give it an appropriate
weightage which would be defined by the university. The merit list would
be prepared according to the formula laid down by the PMDC according to
which the weightage of matriculation would be 10 per cent, FSc (40 per
cent) and that of centralised entrance test (50 per cent).
participants were informed that under the PMDC regulations the private
medical colleges were required to complete their admission process by
Nov 30 and submit the list of their applicants and selected candidates
to the university.
It was also observed that most private
colleges had unlawfully introduced a category of 'overseas students' and
the admissions under this category were usually made on the payment of
donations and extraordinary fees. "The existing rules don't allow seats
under any such category," the press release stated.
participants decided to write to the Higher Education Commission and the
Punjab government to create a new category of reserved seats for
children of the expatriate Pakistanis.
The colleges were also
directed to strictly follow the PMDC directions regarding fees and other
charges. The council says: "No medical/dental institution in private
sector shall charge fee more than Rs500,000 per year per student. This
fee shall exclude university fee, taxes, hostel fee, transport fee and
the one-time admission fee. One-time admission fee shall not exceed more
than 15 per cent of the fee per annum.
"Copies of all receipts
shall be submitted to the PMDC. Any monetary demand or any other
charges or donations on any pretext other than the annual fee or any
other non-compliance of these regulations shall be construed a major
violation and shall make the institution liable for action under section
22 of the PMDC Ordinance 1962."
The private medical colleges'
representatives were informed that the UHS syndicate at its 20th meeting
held on Sept 21 last had directed the affiliation committee to inspect
the private-sector colleges to assess their adherence to the rules and
regulations defined by the UHS and the PMDC and report cases of
violations to the syndicate to initiate disaffiliation proceedings
according to section 40 of the UHS (Amendment) Act of 2009.
Prof Mubashar urged the private medical colleges to develop a code of ethics and strictly follow it.
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Academic's advice to young teachers
Lahore: Young teachers must adopt teaching models that require
them to display their best capabilities during lectures. This was stated
by University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr
Muhammad Nawaz at the concluding session of a workshop entitled
"Professional Competency Enhancement Training Programme" at Conference
Hall on Friday.
Faculty of Veterinary Sciences Dean Prof Dr
Nasim Ahmad, Faculty of Biosciences Dean Prof Ijaz Ahmad, Bahauddin
Zakariya University Faculty of Veterinary Sciences Dean Prof Zafar Iqbal
Chaudhry, Pharmacology and Toxicology Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Ashraf
and Registrar Dr Kamran Ashraf were also present.
The VC said
teachers should be dedicated to their profession and added that a
teacher could imagine the activities for students and give them
suggestions to accomplish futuristic goals. He stressed that teaching
method was highly important, especially in teaching of professional
Dr Nawaz stressed upon the faculty members to upgrade their knowledge and help students understand their subjects. Dawn
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PU Convocation 2010
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) has tentatively fixed December 30
for 119th convocation of the university in which PhD scholars will be
awarded medals and degrees.
This was disclosed by Pro
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Jamil Anwar Ch while presiding over a meeting of
the main Convocation Coordination Committee comprising conveners of all
the sub-committees constituted for finalising arrangements to hold the
forthcoming convocation in a befitting manner.
Examinations Department Dr Zahid Karim Khan informed the meeting that a
letter had already been addressed to all the Deans, Principals,
Directors and Chairmen of the varsity teaching departments to
immediately provide the list of nominee students who would participate
in the 119th Convocation.
As many as 1000 students of MA/MSc
sessions 2007-2009, 4-year BA/BSc (Hons) sessions 2005-2009, MPhil
sessions 2007-2009 and PhD scholars will be awarded medals and degrees.
Governor Punjab/Chancellor Punjab University Salmaan Taseer will be the
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Rescue engages GCU for selection
Lahore: The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) has engaged the expertise of the Government
College University (GCU) Lahore's Clinical Psychologists to work on
post-traumatic stress among rescue workers and develop modern
psychological test system for selection of right people in the life
saving emergency services.
GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Aftab
and Rescue 1122 Director General Dr. Rizwan Naseer signed the agreement
carried out between the GCU Department of Clinical Psychology and the
Punjab Emergency Service. Department of Clinical Psychology Director
Prof Zahid Mehmood was also present. "Rescue workers are daily exposed
to traumatic stress while helping people in emergency. Dealing with
situations like terrorism, fire, car accidents and rape, they develop
traumatic stress disorder in them which reduces their efficiency and
commitment," said 1122 DG Dr Rizwan while requesting the Clinical
Psychologists of the university to help the Punjab Emergency Service in
coping with the situation.
The GCU and Rescue 1122 have also pledged
to work for development of safer communities in Pakistan through
research projects and joint practical initiatives including conferences,
workshops, awareness and training programmes and seminars. Both the
intuitions have also pledged to share resources, knowledge and expertise
for joint projects.
They will also conduct behaviour studies of communities to prevent road traffic accidents and injuries.
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Kinnaird College Distinction
Lahore: Sundus Shahzad of Kinnaird College secured an
oustanding postion in FSc 2010 exams by securing 1008/1100 marks, while
her younger sister Ruman Shahzad of Divisional Public School, Model
Town, secured 973/1050 marks in Matric 2010 exams in the Lahore Board.
Both are daughters of Lt Col Sohail Shahzad. The news
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