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Punjab University 100pc PhD faculty crucial issue

PU committed to bring 100pc PhD faculty in varsity: VC
Lahore, Aug 08: Punjab University Deans Committee Friday held a meeting to discuss the crucial issue of increasing PhD faculty in order to improve standard and research activities of the university.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran chaired the meeting, which discussed various measures to promote research in the university. The VC expressed his concerned that only 32 per cent teachers of PU were PhDs. He was of the opinion that this ratio should be 100 per cent in a varsity. The meeting discussed various suggestions for facilitating the young teachers for doing PhD locally and in foreign countries.

The meeting decided that 6.5 million funds allocated for faculty development would be utilised to promote PhD program with foreign universities and teachers will be sent abroad in this regard. It was also decided that teachers would be sent to the developed countries like Germany and Sweden where tuition fee is very low.

In order to motivate young lecturers and assistant professor, the meeting decided that the VC himself would talk to the young teachers of all faculties. It is worth mentioning that currently 40 PU teachers are doing PhD in foreign varsities under the Faculty Development Program. The nation

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Punjab University announced LLB result
Lahore: The Punjab University Examination Department has declared the results of LLB Part-III, Supplementary Examination 2008. According to a press release on Friday, detailed results are also available at

PU concession for Swat students sought
Lahore: The Punjab University should announce 2 percent reserved seats along with full concession in tuition fee for the people of Swat and Malakand in all the departments so that the students could continue their studies without any difficulty. This was said by the Punjab University IJT nazim in a meeting with a group of students belonging to Swat and Malakand here on Friday. According to a press release issued on Friday, he said it would help the students form the NWFP to get a quality education at the varsity.

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Govt to welcome foreign universities: minister
Lahore: Punjab Minister for Education Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has said that the government will welcome foreign universities to set up their campuses in the province and all-out cooperation will be extended to them in this regard.

He was addressing a seminar "Opening Doors to UK-Based Professional Qualifications in Pakistan" jointly organised by the Mir Khalilur Rehman Memorial Society (Jang Group of Newspapers) and the London School of Management and Technology at a local hotel here on Friday.

He said the foreign universities' campuses would give Pakistani students opportunities to get quality education at their doorsteps.

He said education was necessary to raise political and social consciousness and to increase the number of skilled manpower. He said Pakistani students of sub-continent were familiar with the education system of the UK, therefore, they like to go there for higher studies.

The minister said it was encouraging that universities working in public and private sectors had signed MoUs with foreign institutions for mutual cooperation in higher education, adding that the step had proved helpful for the provision of education of international level.

London School of Management and Technology Director Qamaruz Zaman Chohan said his institute had been working in the UK for the last 10 years and now it had opened branch in Pakistan.

"We are offering UK-based education in affordable fee here in Pakistan," he said, adding that the degree issued to the students was internationally recognised.

The Punjab University's Institute of Business Administration Director Dr Ehsan Malik said education marketing was on top these days and there was a need for organising education-related seminars. He said our country was agriculture-based while most of the students were getting business education which was quite strange. He said there was a need of promoting other disciplines like agriculture, geology, chemical and engineering.

Asmat Iftikhar said best opportunities of education should be provided to the students and added that it was encouraging to note that best facilities of higher education were being provided in the country. The news

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Government College University Seminar
Lahore: The Psychology Department of Government College University Lahore organised a seminar on Dissemination of British Prime Minister Initiative (PMIA) Awards, which was attended by large number of guests from other universities and clinics, faculty members and students.

Speaking on the occasion, GCU Psychology Department chairperson Prof Kausar Suhail introduced the preliminary manual for scoring Camber well Family Interview (CFI) for assessing Expressed Emotions (EE) in the context of Pakistani culture.

In her presentation she cited the examples from both the western and Pakistani culture and discussed how these minor gestures and comments affect a patient. This manual will also help researchers and practitioners to understand EE construct in cross-cultural perspective.

Speaking at the occasion, PMIZ representative Dr Rubina Jasani from the University of Warwick UK delivered qualitative research work on the "Learning to Initiate Survival after Violence". The Nation

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