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More female students enter 'male dominated' subjects

Punjab University BA/BSc results: More female students enter 'male dominated' subjects Lahore, Aug 28, 2008: Female students outclass males in the subjects that were once considered to be a 'male domain'.

In the last few years, more female students have entered the subjects life sciences, medicine, law, engineering, commerce, media studies and social sciences.

BA/BSc results: This year, girls outshined boys in the BA and BSc examinations. Similarly, more female students have submitted admission forms as compared to males in the city's various universities and colleges.

According to data compiled by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), the enrolment of female students had increased as compared to males during the 2003-4 year.

Rutaba Arshad, a student, said: "I submitted admission forms in PU Law College and hope that I will get admission there."

Pakeeza Fatima, another student, said, "I want to gain admission in the PU Institute of Communication Studies (ICS). I want to be a journalist in the future. I am positive that I will get admission in the ICS."

Professor Shabana, the mother of a student, said, "My daughter is keen to get admission in the PU Institute of Administrative Sciences. A few years back, girls were more into languages and medicine, but now they are trying their luck in all subjects."

A PU Law College official said, "A majority of female students have bought prospectuses this year."

Media revolution: PU Department of Metallurgy Chairman Dr Javed Ahmed said, "The media has played a vital role in educating the people and that is why more female students are taking engineering as a profession."

Shazia Tasleem, a career counsellor, said, "The HEC and the government have also encouraged female students by giving them scholarships." Daily Times

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ACCA quiz finalists to face global teams
Lahore: The global body for professional accountants, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), organised its fifth annual quiz for CAT and ACCA students on Wednesday. There were a total of 10 teams from Multan, Bahawalpur, Lahore and Faisalabad.

The national winners of the ACCA Quiz will be challenging teams from South Asia and the Middle East in the International Quiz, which will be hosted by ACCA Pakistan in Karachi on August 30. According to a press release, ACCA Pakistan also held a 'Talent Management and Recruitment Fair' at a local hotel, with the motive of creating more jobs and training opportunities.

ACCA Pakistan has 122,000 members and currently supports over 30,000 young men and women in the country who are pursuing careers in accounting and finance. app

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QAU scholars briefed on UVAS courses
Lahore: Animal sciences M.Phil and PhD scholars from the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, on Wednesday visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences under the inter-provincial exchange of students delegation programme of the Higher Education Commission.

The scholars visited various departments, laboratories and clinical services of the UVAS and interacted with teachers and students.

They also held an interactive meeting with vice-chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz.

The VC briefed the scholars about the academic and research activities of the university.

He especially told them about the new initiatives and degree programmes, including MBA life sciences and BS (Hons) courses.

The VC also sought views from the visiting scholars about possible research areas of collaboration between the two universities.

The scholars took keen interest in biotechnology, endocrinology, reproductive physiology and MBA life sciences programmes of the UVAS.

Later the scholars met faculty of veterinary sciences dean Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry and got a briefing on the academic and research programmes of the veterinary faculty.

The first certificate course in English language arranged by the UVAS Institute of Continuing Education and Extension concluded here on Wednesday.

Faculty of veterinary sciences dean Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry distributed certificates among the participants at a ceremony in the institute. Dawn

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Jamia Fareedia set to reopen soon
Lahore: The Jamia Fareedia, which was closed after the Lal Masjid operation last year, is likely to reopen in the next two or three days, Dawn News reported on Wednesday.

According to the channel, Lal Masjid Ulema Action Committee head Qari Saeedur Rehman said that the government was likely to permit the reopening of Jamia Fareedia following negotiations between Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Fazlur Rehman and Pakistan People's Party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. He also said that the committee would hold talks with the Interior Ministry over the reconstruction of Jamia Hafsa as well as the immediate release of former Lal Masjid chief cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz. Aziz was caught trying to escape in a burqa at the peak of Lal Masjid crisis last year and has been in custody ever since. Daily Times

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