No NTS means tough competition : Students fight for admission
No NTS means tough competition: Students fight for admission in bachelor's programmes
Lahore, Aug 21, 2008: With the end of National Testing Services (NTS) examinations in many institutions of
the city, tough competition is expected among students wishing to gain admission
in four-year bachelor's programmes because they will not be granted admission
solely on the basis of their marks.
Although this year's passing
percentage in intermediate is fairly low, students are worried about their
admissions and are applying to various institutions. The Board of Intermediate
and Secondary Education (BISE) announced the intermediate result on August 15
and declared 51.54 percent of students successful. This percentage was very low
as compared to last year's percentage of 72.67.
Now, students are
striving to gain admission at various reputed institutions, and are concerned
about merits. The Punjab University (PU), Government College University (GCU),
Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Forman Christian College University
(FCCU) and the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) are among the most
sought after institutions.
GCU: GCU is giving admission at the bachelor's
level in 22 disciplines. According to GCU policy, candidates securing 50 percent
marks in intermediate examinations are eligible to apply for
GCU Registrar Sahibzada Faisal
Khurshid said that there were only 50 seats in each discipline. "The last date
to apply in GCU is August 23, and students will be admitted on merit," he
The last year's merit for various disciplines was: Biotechnology
(833 marks), Botany (637), Chemistry (768), Electronics (702), Environmental
Science (675), Mathematics (A) (642), Microbiology (795), Physics (717), Zoology
(622), Business Accounting and Finance (778), Economics (760), History (655),
Philosophy (561), Political Science (779), Psychology (627), Statistics (570),
English Literature (730), Islamic Studies (583), Persian (550) and Urdu
LCWU: LCWU Registrar Shaista Vian said that they did not have any
record of last year's merit. However, an LCWU official said that last year's
merit for admission in four-year bachelor's programmes in 22 major subjects was:
Chemistry (762 marks), Zoology (762), Business Administration (766),
Environmental Sciences (750), Psychology (717), Mass Communication (762), Botany
(662), Economics (714), Mathematics (663), Physics (662), Home Economics (653),
Statistics (672), Philosophy (726), Political Science (651), Education (650),
International Relations (640), English Literature (624), Gender Studies (634),
Islamic Studies (505), Punjabi (503), Urdu Literature (603) and Pakistan Studies
FCCU: According to an FCCU official, the college is
admitting new students to 19 major subjects at the bachelor's level. He said
that all disciplines of sciences and social sciences were part of the college's
curriculum, and students securing 60 percent marks in intermediate examinations
were eligible to apply.
BNU: BNU Communication Adviser Arfa Sarfraz said
that the university was giving admission in seven disciplines – Mass
Communication, Psychology, Economics, Fine Art, Architecture, Visual Art and
She said that students securing first division in
intermediate examinations could apply for admission at the university. She said
that students would be given admission after a written test.
Registrar Dr Naeem Ahmed Khan said that admissions were open in 25 departments
of the university in four-year BS (honours) programmes. He said that all
departments were conducting their own entry test for admission.
FAST-NU booked: The Kinnaird College (KC) and the FAST National University of
Computer and Engineering Sciences have completed their admissions in bachelor's
The KC completed its admission process before the
intermediate result was announced, and August 8 was the last date for applying
to the institution.
According to a KC official, the college gave
admission to students on the basis of their NTS classification
FAST-NU Director Arshad Hussain said that the
university had given admission in four-year programmes in the subjects of
Telecommunication, Computer Sciences, Computer Engineering and Business
"those students who got supply in any subject how they cn apply in uniz n colgz.their whole iz wasted cz nw a dayz admisns r occuring nd suply xams r in oct....wt they wil do nw."
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Colourful clothes for LCWU students
Lahore: The Lahore College For Women University (LCWU) has removed the compulsion of wearing white shalwar as a
uniform. The university's administration has taken this decision on the demand
of the students.
Wearing a white shalwar had been mandatory for the
students since 2002, when the institution was declared a university - the
restriction still exists for college-level students.
announcement, the students of almost every department expressed their joy over
this decision. They said that this decision would allow them to wear clothes of
their own choice within the institution.
A student of the Psychology
Department, Sundus Yousaf, said: "It is a good and exciting move." She added
that the students were really thankful to the administration.
Hafeez, from the Gender Department, said, "It was my dream to wear colourful
clothes in this institution." Meanwhile, LCWU Registrar Shaista Vien said that
the decision had been made to distinguish between college and university
students according to students' demands. Daily Times
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