UET entrance test for engineering admissions
UET to hold entrance test on 11th
Lahore, Sept 07: The University of
Engineering and Technology (UET) is holding an entrance test for admission to
engineering institutions in Punjab for undergraduate programmes on Sept 11
(Sunday) at 10am.
The entrance test will simultaneously held at UET Lahore; UET Taxila; BZU
Engineering College, Multan; Islamia University, Bahawalpur; NFC Institute of
Engineering Research and Fertilizer, Faisalabad; University of Gujrat; Siddique
Public School, 6th Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi; NED University of
Engineering and Technology, Karachi; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of
Engineering and Technology, Peshawar; and Balochistan Boys Scout Association
All candidates are advised to reach the examination centres at least one hour
before the commencement of the test. Dawn
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Paper recheck date extended
Lahore: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore, has extended date for
rechecking of papers of Class 9 till September 12.
Monday was the last
date in this regard, after declaration of result of Class 9 annual examination
2011 recently. However, keeping in view overwhelming requests for rechecking by
students, the BISE authorities on Tuesday extended the last date till September
12. It is pertinent to mention that the BISE Lahore, like other boards of the
province, followed computer-based paper marking besides online admission process
owing to which a large number of students complained about errors in the result
card as well. A large number of students and their parents visited the BISE
office on Tuesday and submitted forms for rechecking. Most of the students said
they had performed well in the exams but their marks were quite low and against
their expectations, hence the rechecking.
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Criminal proceedings start against two Punjab private medical colleges
Lahore: ThePunjab government has initiated criminal proceedings and registered cases against
illegally operating private medical and dental institutions in the province.
Sources in the Punjab government have disclosed that the
criminal proceedings are being initiated against Amina Inayat Medical College
Sheikhupura and Azra Naheed Medical College Lahore. Moreover, notice of
disaffiliation has been served on University College of Medicine and Dentistry,
University of Lahore by the University of Health Sciences (UHS)
In this regard, a meeting has been held at Chief Minister's
Secretariat here on Tuesday, which was presided over by Chief Minister Mian
Shahbaz Sharif. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Punjab, Secretary
Law, Secretary Health and others. Taking serious notice of illegally operating
private medical and dental institutions, the CM has directed to take stern
action against these institutions.
The participants were of the view that
for the last few years, a tendency is being witnessed among the new medical and
dental colleges of private sector to evade lawful affiliation with University of
Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore and are indulged in illegal
According to Section 37 of UHS Act, the medical, dental,
nursing and health institutions located in Punjab are mandated under law to get
themselves affiliated with the UHS. The concerned section 37 (I) of the UHS Act
says, "All medical institutions, whether in public or private sector, located
within the geographical boundaries of the province of Punjab, whether affiliated
with any other university, examination board for medical faculty,
notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force,
shall affiliate with the university within such period and on such terms and
conditions as may be prescribed".
Furthermore, the meeting was informed
that the Lahore High Court (LHC) also reinforced the UHS (Amended) Act 2009 in a
writ petition. The meeting was apprised that University College of Medicine and
Dentistry (UCM&D), University of Lahore started operating illegally in 2000
without recognition of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) and it
applied for the affiliation with UHS on September 24, 2003 after the
promulgation of the UHS Ordinance. The college was recognized by the PM&DC
in 2007. The UHS Affiliation Committee inspected the college and approved the
affiliation with UHS in March 2008.
The meeting was also informed that
UHS Chancellor received several complaints regarding irregularities in admission
and examination system of the college. The college applied for exemption from
mandatory affiliation with UHS after a change in the office of
Chancellor/Governor Punjab. The college persistently violated the provisions of
the UHS Act, judgement of the LHC as well as Supreme Court of Pakistan, order of
the chancellor and its own submission before the LHC by not getting its students
registered and conducting their examination itself.
The college was
warned by the Higher Education Department through an advertisement appeared in
national press on Feb 7, 2009 to refrain from indulging into such practices. The
WHO also conveyed vide its letter written on March 17, 2009 that no request from
medical school without UHS affiliation would be entertained for inclusion in the
WHO's World Directory of Medical Schools.
The meeting was told that Amina
Inayat Medical College Sheikhupura (AIMCS) was directed by the PM&DC to
approach the UHS for affiliation and it requested the UHS for affiliation and
its request was forwarded to the Ministry of Health for further proceedings. The
college was recognized by the PM&DC in November 2010.
affiliation committee visited the AIMCS and found serious deficiencies
especially in the clinical teaching facilities. The observations of the
committee were considered by the Syndicate in the meetings held on December 22,
2010 and January 27, 2011. Subsequently the affiliation was declined at that
stage for not meeting the laid down criteria by the PM&DC and the college
was given an opportunity of representation against the decision. The principal
of the college, during the representation, admitted the existence of
deficiencies and the college was advised to rectify the insufficiencies. The
college instead got itself affiliated with Ripah International University (RIU)
in violation of sections 35 & 5 of the UHS Act. The college was directed to
clarify about its legal position vide letter dated June 7, 2011, a copy of which
was endorsed to the RIU as well. The college has not yet responded to the
letter, while the RIU replied on June 30, 2011 that it affiliated the AIMCS as
it had done in case of medical institutions of Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa.
meeting also discussed the issue of Azra Naheed Medical College (ANMC). The
meeting was informed that ANMC in compliance with the provision of the
PM&DC, furnished a request with the UHS for affiliation. The ANMC
application was forwarded to the Ministry for Health for further process. The
college was later inspected by the UHS affiliation committee and recognized by
the PM&DC. Later, the college in clear violation of law requested the
PM&DC to grant it affiliation with Superior College instead of mandatory
affiliation with the UHS. The ministry of health was clarified abundantly
through a letter written on April 22, 2011 that the aforementioned proposal was
in violation of law and ANMC could affiliate only with UHS, which the ministry
The meeting discussed the issue of the said private
medical colleges and decided to take action against these private sector medical
institutions. The meeting was apprised that any attempt by the colleges to evade
the law even unintentionally will damage the credibility of medical education
system in the province and the country as well.
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150 students expelled
Lahore: The Government Central Model School, Rettigon Road, has expelled around 150 students
on different charges, including prolonged absence, not attending summer camp and
poor performance in annual exams of Class 9.
On Tuesday, a large number
of parents of the students visited the school and sought readmission of their
children. Some of them also protested against the school management, alleging
their children were expelled despite the fact that they had duly informed the
administration about the leaves. They said that some students had not come to
school after annual summer vacation because they were observing Aitkaf, while
some others were ill during the period.
However, the school management
dismissed the claim, saying that such strict actions were needed to maintain
discipline in the school.
An official claimed that, before expelling the
students, the school management had sent notices at their residences but no one
had paid heed to their warning.
Entrance test for engineering on 11th:
The entrance test for admission to the engineering institutions of Punjab for
Undergraduate Programmes (Entry-2011) will be held on September 11 (Sunday) at
The test will be simultaneously held at UET Lahore, UET
Taxila, BZU Engineering College Multan, Islamia University Bahawalpur, NFC
Institute of Engineering Research & Fertilizer Faisalabad, University of
Gujrat, Siddeeq Public School, 6th Road Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, NED
University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University
of Engineering and Technology Peshawar and Balochistan Boys Scout Association
All the candidates have been advised to reach the test
centres at least one hour before the commencement of the test.
Meanwhile, UET Vice Chancellor Lt Gen (r) Muhammad Akram Khan was given
a briefing on the various departments like Electrical Engineering, Mechanical
Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture Department and City and Regional
Planning Department followed by visit to research centre.
education could overcome the menace of poverty, unemployment and even terrorism
in the country. He acknowledged the achievements of the departments and stressed
the need for having more PhD faculty in the university.
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VC ordered to accept forms
Lahore: The Lahore
High Court on Tuesday directed the Faisalabad Agriculture University to
vice-chancellor receive admission forms of five female students and decide their
case on merit.
The court issued the order while disposing of the petition
moved by Asma Ahsan and others who were denied admission to the university by VC
Dr Iqrar Ahmad.
The petitioners, through their counsel, argued that they
had applied for admission to different departments of the university but the VC
rejected their admission forms without any reason.
They pointed out that
they had made a representation to the VC but he paid no heed. They said that
September 8 was the last date for submitting admission forms and if their forms
were not received by the university, their educational career would be in
They requested the court to save their educational year and
direct the university administration to receive their admission forms. The news
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NCA students display digital photography at Alhamra
Lahore: NCA students held an art exhibition at the Alhamra Arts Complex on
The exhibition displayed works of several NCA students,
including Anum Lashari, Haider Ali and Uzair Amjad. These students displayed
unique and in-depth pieces of digital photography, with every piece having a
hidden meaning in it.
Anum Lashari's pieces focused on the tensions and
problems that go on within a human mind and amazingly so she successfully
portrayed them through her pictures. Haider Ali's pieces were graphite on paper
in which he had displayed well-dressed men with faces of insects, hence, showing
a different approach towards explaining the status of human beings in the world.
Meanwhile, Uzair Amjad's pictures were based on the theme "Identity vs Persona".
Alhamra Arts Complex Curator, Tanya Sohail, said, "At
Alhamra, we provide a platform for artists to display work of different genres
and for different segments of audience." Daily times
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The University of Education has announced that the
University Comprehensive Examination will begin on Sept 16. Roll number slips have already been issued to candidates.
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LCWU merit list
The Lahore College for Women University on
Tuesday displayed fourth merit list for admission to FA/FSc first year.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Sabiha Mansoor says admissions to general science and ICS
(Economics) have been completed while the first merit list for O-Level
candidates will be displayed on Sept 8.
According to the fourth merit list, the last merit in pre-medical stood at
955 marks, pre-engineering 930, ICS (physics) 900, I.Com 751, Arts 640 and FA
(home economics) 660.
O-Level candidates are directed to submit their equivalence certificates from
the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education on Wednesday (today). Classes in all categories will start from Sept 12. Dawn
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