UET engineering entrance test 2010
Over 36,000 take engineering entrance test
Lahore, Sept 20: The University of Engineering and Technology (UET) on
Sunday conducted a combined entrance test for admission to engineering
institutions of Punjab for undergraduate programme.
The key containing correct answers to the entrance test for admission to engineering institutions was also released on Sunday.
many as 36,660 candidates appeared in the entrance test simultaneously
at 10 centres in various cities of the country amid tight security. Out
of which 14,181 candidates appeared at UET, Lahore centres, 3,417 at
Taxila, 6,097 at Multan, 1,729 at Bahawalpur, 3,077 at Faisalabad, 1,873
at Gujrat, 3,793 at Rawalpindi, 1,173 at Karachi, 1,117 at Peshawar and
203 at Quetta examination centres.
According to a press
release, the test was conducted in a peaceful environment and no
untoward incident was reported from anywhere. Special measures were
adopted to ensure secrecy and transparency to conduct the entrance test.
UET vice-chancellor Lt-Gen Muhammad Akram Khan (retired) along
with chief coordinator Prof Dr Salim Abid Tabassum visited different
examination centres at UET. The result will be uploaded on the UET
website on Sept 26, 2010.
Meanwhile, the UET vice-chancellor
urged the government to sort out matters pertaining to budgets of public
sector universities without any delay otherwise the situation might
aggravate in the near future.
He said that universities had been under immense crisis due to regular budgetary cuts imposed by the federal government.
vice-chancellor said this while talking to journalists after conducting
of the entrance test at a UET centre here on Sunday.
his displeasure over the performance of a six-member committee
comprising the Planning Commission deputy chief, education secretary,
the Higher Education Commission chairman and three vice-chancellors of
universities, he said it was a matter of concern that the committee
could not resolve the issue.
He said although the prime minister
had intervened promptly and constituted the committee, it (committee)
should not have taken much time in resolving the issue as universities
were finding it difficult to continue higher education programmes in the
country for lack of funds. Dawn
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'UoE creating hurdles to teachers' education'
Lahore: A number of lecturers in various subjects of the University
of Education have accused the university administration of creating
hurdles to their higher education. After an emergent meeting of the
university's Association of Lecturers on Sunday, a member, on condition
of anonymity, said it was unfortunate and unjust that despite the
issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the vice-chancellor to all
the lecturers who had applied for admission to Punjab University for
PhD, the university was reluctant to sanction them study leave.
as we have deposited admission fee for PhD classes in the Punjab
University, going to start from September 20 (today), the VC should not
be reluctant," said the lecturer, adding that the VC should follow the
governmentís slogan of producing more and more PhDs and promotion of
research culture in universities.
He said over six lecturers from different campuses of the university were facing the problem.
aggrieved lecturers alleged that the VC had earlier granted leaves to
the lecturers who were completing their PhD from other countries but the
VC had adopted a discriminatory attitude towards the lecturers who
wanted to do PhD from universities in the country.
They appealed to
the Governor Punjab, who is also chancellor of university, to intervene
in the matter and redress their grievance. When contacted, UE VC Prof Dr
Munawar S Mirza said she had never discouraged capacity building of the
faculty members, adding, however, everything should be done through
proper process and procedure.
She said she could not recall as to
how many lecturers had applied for the study leave to do PhD, adding
however that allowing all of them would not be possible as a new session
had started and the university would be need faculty members to teach
Dr Mirza further said that it was also yet to be
determined as to how many lecturers were eligible for the study leave,
adding that the university not only facilitated but encouraged its
faculty members to pursue higher education. The news
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FAPASA to join protest against HEC budget cut
Lahore: The Federation of All Pakistan Academic Staff
Association (FAPASA) on Saturday decided to observe a strike on
Wednesday and hold a sit-in in front of the National Assembly on next
Saturday to protest against cut in budget of the Higher Education
According to association president Prof Mahar Saeed
Akhtar, the protest, which was put on hold during the last one month
for floods and Ramazan, would now continue with a renewed zeal.
For ending the protest, which includes all 68 public sector
universities, the government will have to remove the federal finance
minister, who has turned out to be more of a "practitioner rather than a
visionary," Akhtar says.
The minister has shown his poor
understanding of the education sector and national development by
grossly cutting down the HEC budget, he says.
showed his mettle in a meeting with 68 vice-chancellors this week when
he asked them to raise fees rather than looking up to the federal
government, he says. "If higher education is not the responsibility of
the government, where should the people go?"
He says it is
insensitivity of the highest proportion. The premier must replace the
finance minister with a "visionary" manager who realises the importance
of education, rather counting money.
Apart from observing
general strike on Wednesday, he says, staff of all 68 public
universities is also planning additional activities, which includes
protest processions and wearing black armbands. But the association will
not back down unless the government restores the over Rs7 billion
budget for universities, which it reduced during the last federal
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UVAS live drama to raise funds
Lahore: Vice Chancellor University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,
Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz has said that flood-hit people direly need new
homes after the receding waters and appreciated the university dramatic
societies that were doing good job for the rehabilitation of the
He was addressing a live drama performance titled 'Chog
Kusambhi Di' organised by the UVAS dramatic society the other day at
University Auditorium. UVAS Registrar Dr Kamran was also present on the
Almost 13 universities and educational institutions
including Islamia University Bahawalpur, Bahauddin Zakariya University,
Fatima Jinnah Women University, GCU Lahore, Punjab University, Lahore
College for Women University, Kinnaird College and Lahore University
students held this meeting to evolve strategy to raise funds for flood
victims. The nation
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Interns' qualification not being utilised
Lahore: Scores of interns out of 10,000 or so working in
various government departments of the province under the National
Internship Programme (NIP) have not been given assignments commensurate
with their qualifications, frustrating the objectives of the programme
aimed at imparting training to jobless young men and women.
federal government launched the NIP a few years ago to benefit jobless
young people having 16 years of education from recognised universities
or degree-awarding institutions.
The scheme was designed to give
financial relief to such unemployed young men and women by keeping them
engaged and interested in acquiring practical knowledge and work
experience. Besides, the NIP was also aimed at facilitating government
organisations in selecting potential candidates to cope with shortage of
staff in various cadres.
According to rules, the interns are
supposed to work on various assignments in the ministries, divisions,
attached departments, autonomous bodies, corporations of the federal,
provincial and district governments, conveniently located near to their
The placement of interns with various organisations
is based upon their academic qualifications matching the broader
academic requirements of jobs within the government departments.
interns are required to join the programme on a full-time basis for a
period of one year against a monthly stipend of Rs10,000. They are bound
to follow rules and regulations, office timings and other working
standards of the organisation concerned.The district-wise placement of
interns in Punjab is as under: Attock 110, Bahawlnagar 180, Bahawalpur
658, Bhakkar 76, Chakwal 66, Chiniot 9, Dera Ghazi Khan 373, Faislabad
1,644, Gujrawala 228, Gujrat 100, Hafizabad 21, Jhang 106, Jhelum 61,
Kasur 57, Khanewal 141, Khushab 82, Lahore 1,916, Lodhran 169, Layyah
78, Mandi Bahauddin 54, Mianwali 77, Multan 782, Muzaffargarh 293,
Nankana Sahib 44, Narowal 36, Okara 76, Pakpattan 64, Rahim Yar Khan
231, Rajanpur 106, Rawalpindi 1,052, Sahiwal 235, Sargodha 651,
Sheikhupura 87, Sialkot 106, Toba Tek Singh 166 and Vehari 268.
have a postgraduate degree, but here I am performing the job of a
dispatch clerk which is not commensurate with my qualification," an
intern working in a provincial department said.
though the NIP was an excellent scheme to facilitate the jobless young
people financially by inducting them in various government departments,
it needed to be reviewed properly so as to get the required output.
Muhammad Tariq Jamil, a section officer of the Punjab services
and general administration department who deals with the NIP, admitted
that there were many interns who were not adjusted commensurate with
He said the purpose of the programme was not
only to assign interns work according to their qualification but also
to impart them administrative training so that they could achieve
proficiency in office management.
"Though the S&GAD has
already issued instructions to other departments to assign the interns
jobs according to their qualification by following instructions issued
by the NIP, monitors have also been appointed to check the placement and
performance of interns so as to achieve the objectives of the
programme," he said.
He said the youth affairs ministry was
considering expanding the NIP by offering internships to graduates with
14 years of education.
"The government has reportedly expanded
the NIP by accepting applications from graduates in Malakand Division of
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and rural areas of the Sindh province.
Soon the graduates in Punjab and other parts of the country will be
offered to join the NIP, as a summary has been submitted to the prime
minister for approval in this regard," Jamil added. Dawn
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