University of health sciences entry test
UHS entry test held under tight security
Lahore, Sep 28: As many as 21,289 candidates appeared in the entry test
conducted by the University of Health Sciences (UHS) for admission in
medical and dental colleges of Punjab simultaneously at 13 centres in
the 12 different cities of the province on Sunday.
The test started
at 09:00 am and concluded at 11:30 am in a peaceful manner. The
candidates termed the arrangements made by the UHS and Punjab
government as excellent and corruption fee.
"The arrangements are
far better than the last year", said Adnan Bashir who appeared from
Lahore. Another candidate Rabia Sarfraz said the supervisory staff was
In Lahore, there were two centres, one at Board of
Intermediate and Secondary Education examination halls at Lawrence Road
where 6,025 candidates appeared while the other one was established at
the UHS with 1,040 aspirants.
The number of candidates in Rawalpindi
was 3,299, Multan 3,218, Faisalabad 2,260, Gujranwala 1,273, Bahawalpur
826, Sargodha 663, Sahiwal 682, Gujrat 502, DG Khan 402, Rahim Yar Khan
480 and in Wah Cantt 310 candidates.
The government made special
security arrangements, as hundreds of security personnel and bomb
disposal squad officials were on-guard to maintain peace at each
centre. Close circuit TV cameras, mobile phone jammers and walk-through
gates were also installed.
Special arrangements were also made for
disabled students besides parking space for relatives of the
candidates. Backup generators and facility of first-aid along with
ambulances were also provided to meet any eventuality.
provincial capital, Secretary Health Anwar A Khan, Commissioner Lahore
Division Khusro Pervez Khan, Secretary Information Technology Rana
Ahmed, CCPO Pervaiz Rathore and DCO Sajjad Bhutta visited the centres.
A Khan termed the arrangements as excellent and said because of the
transparent system, there was no possibility of cheating or any other
negative activity during the process.
Talking to reporters, UHS
Vice-Chancellor Prof Malik Hussain Mubashar said highly scientific and
sophisticated method had been adopted to maintain the secrecy and
transparency of the examination papers.
He made it clear that the admission in medical colleges would be purely
on merit and said Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif had expressed his
satisfaction over the procedures adopted by the varsity to maintain the
secrecy, impartiality in the preparation of examination papers and
facilities extended to the candidates.
According to the VC, the
admission test is compulsory across the world both in developed and
developing countries. Neighbouring countries such as Iran, India,
Malaysia and Sri Lanka conduct entrance test every year.
"There is a
variation in marks obtained by candidates in various boards across the
country. It is, therefore, important that an equalising mechanism to
ensure justice, equity, merit and transparency is in place," he
Prof Mubbashar further said several distinguished
intellectuals, educationists along with former and serving vice
chancellors had termed the entrance test as a role model for other
educational institutions which might act as a catalyst for change and
reforms in the education system.
He said the chief minister had
appointed all divisional commissioners as regional coordinators to
ensure 100 per cent transparency in the process, while secretaries of
Information Technology, Cooperative and Literacy as well as Special
Secretary Health also acted as regional coordinators.
the figures provided by the UHS, out of total 21,289 candidates who
appeared in the test, 6,432 were males whereas 14,857 were females.
Last year 18,263 candidates had appeared with 5,981 males and 12,282
These candidates would compete for 2,479 seats, including
2,263 MBBS and 216 BDS seats in 11 medical and three dental colleges in
the public sector. Besides, there would be 1150 MBBS seats in 12
medical colleges and 400 BDS seats in eight dental colleges in private
sector. The nation
Name: yasir saleem
City, Country: dgkhan,pakistan
"can anybody tell me please when annoucment of entry test result and whai is name of web site thanks "
City, Country: saudiarabia
"as we see that girls are more in number than boys who appeared in entry test. keeping in view that most of the girls after finishing their m.b.b.s get married and could not continue their practice in medicine... or far the most they become gyenacologist. so it is suspected that after few years there will be shortage of male doctors, as most of the seats are get by females who did not continue their practice after graduation. so the government should impliment some rule for this and there should be 70 percent reservation for boys and 30 percent for girls."
Name: Nofil Zulfiqar
City, Country: Gujrat
"if guys would be alloted 70 percent seats than mostly intelligent girls would not b able to get adm who can practise afterwards even if are more hardworking than guys.n overall its not most suitable profession for guys.other thing this year some real effort was put in ."
City, Country: pakistan
"hifiz quraan number are added after taking 80 pecent marksthis un fair and injustice[ a father of hafiz]chief minister and governer should take a action andjusts hafiz quraan students."
City, Country: faisalabad
"when the result of mcat will be display."
City, Country:lahore pakistan
"I love pakistan"
Name: shahbaz ahmad
"it is very bad to take a test of all subjest in 2:30 min"
City, Country:multan, pakistan
"from where we can get medical colleges entry test form"
City, Country:sahiwal pakistan
"good" Time is 2 short nd test is very lenthy its bad
Name: ali anwar
City, Country: abbottabad
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Delay in salary structure revision irks vice-chancellors
Lahore: The delay on part of the Punjab government in rationalising salaries of
vice-chancellors of public sector universities of the province has
greatly irked stakeholders.
They are critical of the provincial
bureaucracy, saying why the Punjab government had failed to revise the
salary structure of VCs as recommended by the Higher Education
Commission when the commission's recommendation was adopted by the
Sindh government in December 2008.
The HEC in its meeting held
in August 2008 had recommended the minimum pay package of Rs 270,000
for VCs of public sector universities of the country. The package was
Rs 180,000 as salary, Rs 75,000 as house rent and Rs 15,000 as
utilities allowance. The new pay package was recommended to rationalise
the pay packages of VCs. According to the sources, the VCs of
universities of the province were drawing a monthly salary of around Rs
111,000 whereas the pay package of a professor working on tenure track
was over Rs 150,000 per month. In May 2007, then chancellor Lt Gen (r)
Khalid Maqbool approved a monthly salary of Rs 105,950 for VCs of
various public universities in the light of Management Position-II
(MP-II) Scale. Vice-chancellors were also given a chauffeur driven car
(1300cc) for official and private use with 270 litres of petrol on a
monthly basis. VCs of various universities seeking
anonymity said their pays were lower than pays of university teachers
working under the tenure track system.
They said the HEC had
recommended the new salary structure for the VCs under MP-I as it
realised the glaring difference between the salaries of VCs and
teachers working under the tenure track system. It was strange the
provincial government was reluctant to adopt it, they remarked. "The
new structure has been adopted by the Sindh government," said a VC
adding "it seems the bureaucracy in Punjab does not want to remove an
anomaly". He said the provincial bureaucracy had showed reluctance even
when university teachers were given grade 21 by the regime of former
president Pervaiz Musharraf.
"We are being ignored," said
another VC adding "it seems the bureaucracy does not like us". He said
the issue certainly needed immediate attention of Punjab Chief Minister
Shahbaz Sharif who had claimed he would restore the deteriorating
status of teachers.
A senior official seeking anonymity said the department had prepared a
summary in connection with revised terms and conditions of the VCs. The
summary would soon be moved to the CM, he claimed adding the final
approve would be given by the governor. The news
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More reforms needed to improve education standard
Lahore: The visiting top position holders SSC exam students of four
Intermediate and Secondary Education Boards of Punjab expressed their
gratitude to the Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif who had
appreciated their success beyond their expectations and assured similar
extraordinary results in next examinations.
They expressed these views while addressing at a reception hosted in
their honour on the instructions of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad
Shahbaz Sharif at Pearl Continental Bhor Bun, Murree. Top position
holders Abdul Manan 998 marks of Sargodha Board, Muhammad Hussain Asif
1009 marks of Faisalabad Board, Ali Murtaza 1013 marks of Lahore Board
and Abdul Basit of Sargodha Board who got 1017 marks, highest marks
among all the four boards while addressing on the occasion said that
that one can never imagine such kind of reward of getting top positions
in examinations which Chief Minister Punjab has extended to the
students without any discrimination and we are lucky to have the status
of state guest and VIP protocol during our recreation visit which is
prerogative of the only foreign dignitaries' and head of states.
Toppers of SSC Exams giving feedback of the goodwill gestures of Chief
Minister informed that there was great enthusiasm prevailed among the
students who wants to honor in a similar was and they are working hard
to get positions.
The coordinators from Bahawalpur, Lahore, Faisalabad and Sargodha
Boards also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the policies
formulated by the Punjab Government for extending educational
facilities in both urban and rural areas of the Province and said that
percentage of results were being improved with the keen interest of
Chief Minister Punjab.
The Chief Coordinator of the visit of talented students Director
General Protocol Punjab Asjad Ghani Tahir briefed students about the
objective of their visit and said that Chief Minister Punjab has
directed for excellent arrangements of the recreation visit at
Patriata, Ayubia, Nathia Gali, Khanaspur and other resorts so that the
young students who had shown their worth in exams could be facilitated
and honored in a befitting manner. He also mentioned other education
sector reforms initiated by Punjab Government to improve education
standard in the Province. F.P Report
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