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Punjab University depts still following old VC

PU depts still following old VC
Lahore, Aug 26, 2008: Prospectuses published by several departments of the Punjab University still mention former governor Khalid Maqbool and Lt General (r) Arshad Mehmood as the PU chancellor and the PU vice-chancellor (VC), respectively.

However, Dr Mujahid Kamran was appointed the PU VC on January 3 and new Governor Salmaan Taseer took oath of the office on May 16, thereby becoming the new chancellor.

PU Registrar Dr Naeem Khan said, "The responsibility lies on the department heads. We are not required to publish chancellor's messages on prospectuses."

PU Admission Committee Chairman Dr Jamil Anwer said some PU departments were selling prospectuses that they had failed to sell last year. He said he would frame a uniform policy for all departments. He said he had ordered all department heads to provide prospectuses at cheaper rates.

Hasnat Usman, a student, said that he had applied for admission in PU Institute of Administrative Sciences (IAS). He said, "I was shocked to see Khalid Maqbool as PU Chancellor and Lt Gen (r) Arshad Mehmood as the PU VC on the prospectus."

Zainab Malik, another student, said, "I bought a prospectus from the IAS and found that Khalid Maqbool and Lt Gen (r) Arshad Mehmood are the chancellor and the VC, respectively. Later, when I bought another prospectus from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), I came to know that Mujahid Kamran is the PU VC. The IBA prospectus, however, did not contain the chancellor's message."

Nazish Batool, another student, said some PU departments were out of prospectuses and they had told students to get a print of an admission form from the PU website.

IAS Director Dr Zafar Iqbal Jadoon said they would provide new prospectuses to the students soon.

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Crystallography workshop held at GCU
Lahore: The world is advancing so rapidly in science and technology that in order to compete with the rest of the world, we need to focus on advanced research-based education in our country, said ex-vice chancellor of Punjab University professor Dr Khairat M Ibne Rasa.

According to a press release issued by Government College University (GCU) on Monday, he said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the two-day national workshop on Crystallography (determination of single crystal structure), being held with the help of the GCU Chemistry Department at the Fazal-e-Hussain Hall of the university. A large number of scientists, students and faculty members were present on the occasion.

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Workshop on health, hygiene issues at LCWU from today
Lahore: The Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) is holding a four-day international training workshop on "Water, Women and Hygiene" in collaboration with the Civil and Environmental Geomantic Engineering Department of University College London, from August 26 to 29.

According to a press release, the objective of the workshop is to discuss health issues and women's role in hygiene in the global and national perspective.

LCWU Vice Chancellor Dr Bushra Mateen will chair the inaugural session and will highlight the main theme of the workshop.

Dr Sarah Bell, University of London representative, will also address the inaugural session. Dr Kauser Jamal Cheema, the dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences will specifically discuss plans for future work on drinking water quality, sanitation and public health in LCWU. Daily Times

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UVAS bird show this week
Lahore: The Pet Centre of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore, in collaboration with the Cage Bird Society of Pakistan, is arranging a bird show on its city campus on August 31.

According to a press release issued by the UVAS on Monday, the show will exhibit budgerigar (parakeet) and cockatiel birds. The show will be a source of information and provide entertainment for bird enthusiasts while also creating awareness about the birds of our continent and their place in our heritage. Birds will be available for sale at the show. Entry is free for the general public as well as any public or private school trips. Daily Times

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