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Punjab medical and dental institutions admission test

Entrance test on Sept 27
Lahore, Aug 12: The entrance test for admission to the medical and dental institutions of the province will be held on Sunday (September 27) while the admission-kit containing prospectus, application and admission forms and an Orientation CD will be available at all medical and dental colleges across the Punjab from August 20.

This was stated by University of Health Sciences (UHS) Vice Chancellor Prof M H Mubbashar while chairing a meeting of the Taskforce on Entrance Test for admission to the medical and dental institutions of the Punjab which was held at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Tuesday. He further informed the members that candidates could submit their application forms from August 27.

He also said that 13 centres would be established in 12 cities for the entrance test adding the government would make special security arrangements at all these centres. The members of the taskforce congratulated UHS on introducing Self-Scoring System in Entrance Test for the first time in Pakistan. They also appreciated government decision to hold entrance test for FSc and A-Level candidates from their respective books and syllabi.

The members of the taskforce included Dr Ali Cheema of LUMS, Prof Eice Muhammad, Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik, Prof Amer Aziz, Dr Naeemuddin Mian, Shaista Pervaiz Malik, Nusrat Jamil, Prof Wasiq Ahmed Khan and also representatives of Punjab Health and Higher Education departments.

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IJT sets up stalls at PU
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) chapter Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists on Tuesday once again set up admission stalls while the university administration remained silent over the issue.

The main admission stall by Jamiat to guide the admission-seeking students was set up near PU Gate No II, New Campus, while the other admission stalls were set up outside Department of Library Sciences, Institute of Geology, Department of Statistics, University Law College and Institute of Education and Research.

The IJT also observed Tuesday as Black Day against Monday's incident in which around a dozen Jamiat activists and PU employees were injured over the issue of setting up the stalls.

It is pertinent to mention here that the PU administration had been claiming not to allow any student group to set up stalls independently.

According to a press statement, PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran chaired a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the issue of violation of university rules and torturing of varsity guards allegedly by the IJT activists.

The VC urged the university teachers' groups to stand united at one platform for improving the university's ranking, enhancing the number of PhD faculty and improving the quality research in the varsity.

Deans of various faculties, heads of departments, senior teachers and president of Academic Staff Association attended the meeting, the statement added.

Schedule for sports trials at PU
The Punjab University (PU) has issued the schedule of sports trials for candidates intending admission to PU on sports basis.

A press statement said the trials would be conducted for admissions to MA/MSc, MCom, Law, MS/BS Banking & Finance, BFA, BA/BSc (Hons) programmes, BCom, IT, BBA, BSc (Hons) Management Sciences etc.

According to schedules for female players, trials of swimming, tennis, basketball, handball and hockey would be held on Monday, August 24 at 9 am while trials of athletics, cricket, table tennis, badminton and volleyball would be held on Tuesday, August 25 at 9 am at PU Women Sports Department, Crust Road, Old Campus.

For male candidates, the sports trials of swimming, tug-of-war and cricket would be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 9 am at PU New Campus Swimming Pool and PU grounds, New Campus. The trials of body building, rowing, football, athletics, volleyball, handball, hockey, tennis, basketball, kabaddi and squash would be held on Thursday, August 27 at 9 am at PU New Campus grounds while trials of wrestling, weight lifting, boxing, gymnastics, rifle shooting, table tennis and badminton would be held on Saturday, August 29 at 9 am at PU grounds, Chauburji, Old Campus.

PU results
The Punjab University Examination Department has declared the result of BA/BSc Special Annual Examination 2008 held in Kuwait and Cairo (Egypt).

The PU has also declared the result of BA/BSc Special Supplementary Examination 2007 and BA/BSc Special Supplementary Examination 2008 held in London (UK). Detailed results are available on PU website The news

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IJT observes Black Day
Lahore: Black Day was observed by Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT) in Punjab University against the yesterday's torture of University guards on students. Students sitting on the Admission stalls organized by Islami Jamiat Talab were wearing black arms bandages. Main admission stall was organized on Gate No. 2 while the other admission stalls were organized in Department of Library Science, Department of Geology, Department of Statistics, University Law College, Institute of Education and Research and Institute of Business Administration. Students said that yesterday's misbehave of university guards with students not only affected the peaceful environment of University but also affected negatively the image of Punjab University.

Nazim Islami Jamiat Talba Punjab University Qaisar Sharief visited the admission stalls and while talking to the students said that students are stakeholders of university and to organize positive extra curricular activity in education institute is their democratic right. IJT has always give honour and respect to teachers, yesterday negative propaganda against IJT was done by university administration. There are some elements in teacher community who are misusing their powers. Vice Chancellor must have to take stern action against such elements.

Nazim IJT was of the view that previous year Dr. Saeed Ahmad Nagra and Dr. Basheer had also got tortured the students through university guards, resultantly leg of a student was also broken but no action against the responsible was initiated. Qaisar Sharief said that IJT will continue to guide new comers in PU through their admission stalls. F.P report

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An ugly incident
Lahore: The clash at the Punjab University between the IJT and the University administration that left a number of students injured leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Broadly speaking, this is a far cry from the discipline that should be the trademark of prestigious educational institutions like the PU. Things got out of control when the IJT activists refused to remove the admission stall it had set up. Though the university administration says that what the IJT was doing was an illegal act, the fact remains that it takes two to tango. One cannot help but hold both sides responsible for the violence.

Two of the students were so badly injured that they had to be shifted to the hospital and therefore the possibility of more violence coming from both sides to avenge themselves cannot be ruled out. The university administration must exercise restraint and try to hammer out an amicable solution. Incidents of the sort would only bring a bad name to the University and tarnish its image as one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the country. While there is no disputing the reality that the energy and zeal of the students has to be provided with proper outlets within the parameters defined by the academic world, they are also supposed to maintain discipline. There is also no point in the university administration becoming harsh with them. The nation

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Unity of teachers urged
Lahore: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has urged the university teachers' groups to stand united at a platform for improving the university's ranking, enhancing the number of PhD faculty and improving the quality research in the varsity. He said there was a lot of talent in PU students and all groups of teachers should work together for uplifting education and research standard in the university. Deans of various faculties, heads of departments, senior teachers and president Academic Staff Association (ASA) attended the meeting. All teachers presented their suggestions in this regard. The meeting discussed in detail the issue of violation of university rules and torturing varsity guards by IJT activists.

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PhD awarded
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) has awarded PhD degree to Khalida Musarrat in applied geology after approval of her research thesis titled "Geomorphology of the Kaghan Valley, Northern Pakistan and Dynamics of its Environmental Changes". A press statement said Khalida was the founding and the present director of PU Centre for Integrated Mountain Research (CIMR). The news

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