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Punjab University BA/BSc result, Private students top

Private students outsmart regulars in BA/BSc exams
Lahore, Aug 13: Girls outshone boys in the Punjab University's BA/BSc Annual Examinations 2012 as except first position in BA the rest of the positions both in BA and BSc have been clinched by female students.

Also, almost all of the high achievers are either students of private colleges or they had appeared in the exams as private candidates. The results were announced by the Punjab University (PU) on Saturday according to which overall pass percentage remained at 39.85 per cent.

Muhammad Muhsen Ali (Roll No 035147), a private candidate from Hafizabad district, was the overall topper who secured 688 marks out of 800 in BA and with these marks he is also believed to break all previous records in BA exams of the Punjab University.

The second position in BA exam was bagged by another private candidate of Shahdara, Lahore, Kanwal Latif (Roll No 063721) who secured 668 marks while the third position was shared by two private candidates Muqaddas Shehbaz (Roll No 033882) of Hafizabad district and Maria Anam (Roll No 027471) of Gujranwala by securing 661 marks, respectively.

In BSc, Punjab College of Science, Ferozepur Road, Lahore's Sania Riaz (Roll No 075419) secured 686 marks and was declared first, Government Queen Mary College Lahore's Sundus Shahzadi (Roll No 062499) bagged second position with 658 marks and Punjab College for Women, Civil Lines, Gujranwala's Suneela (Roll No 025685) stood third with 655 marks.

It is pertinent to mention here that Muhammad Muhsen Ali who secured overall first position comes from a financially poor background.

Talking to reporters, Muhsen said he used to work at a tandoor to support his family, adding that his brothers also supported him financially in his studies.

Muhsen said he wanted to do MA English from the Punjab University. He also appealed to the Punjab government to support him for his future academic activities.

Punjab University on Saturday also organised a ceremony in honour of the high achievers in which cash prizes and certificates were distributed among them.

The first position holders in BA and BSc were awarded Rs 100,000 each and certificates while the second and third position holders were awarded Rs 75,000 and Rs 65,000 and certificates respectively.

PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran was the chief guest at the ceremony while the high achievers, their parents and a number of PU officials were also present.

Dr Mujahid Kamran said funds of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) were being slashed despite availability of money. He said clash between the government and the HEC began on the issue of degree verification of the politicians. However, universities were not the entity of political parties or any individual rather these should be considered as national institutions, he added.

He appealed to federal government to make all-out efforts for national consensus on promotion of education and if it did so, people would forget all the problems created by them.

Dr Mujahid Kamran criticised successive governments for ignoring education sector.

The PU VC further said according to an Iraqi scholar, 250 Aya'hs of the Holy Quran are related to legal and administrative affairs but around 750 Aya'hs of the Holy Book stress the mankind to explore the mysteries of universe and seek knowledge.

He said government should allocate at least four per cent of GDP for education and one per cent to research. Dr Kamran also said, "Pakistan is a country of 180 million people but we could not win a single gold medal in Olympics while those countries clinched the coveted award about which we even didn't know."

Same is the case is in other spheres of life, he added. He congratulated top position holders on behalf of Punjab University teachers, employees and students.

PU Controller Examinations Prof Dr Liaquat Ali said that a total of 143,750 candidates took part in examinations out of which 57,284 students passed the exams.

According to him, the pass percentage of the candidates was around six per cent higher than the previous year and 10 percent higher than 2010.

Out of the total candidates, he said, boys were 45,778 and girls were 97,972 in number. He elaborated that as many as 12,309 boys with the pass percentage of 26.89 and 44,975 girls with the pass percentage of 45.91 were declared successful. In special category, 4,060 candidates participated out of which 2,241 students passed the exams, he added. PU Additional Controller Examinations Ahmad Ali Chattha and former Controller Examinations and Faculty of Engineering Dean Prof Dr Taqi Zahid Butt also attended the ceremony. The news

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Suppl exam in second week of October
Lahore: The Punjab University announced on Saturday that the BA, BSc (supplementary) examinations for 2012 would be held in the second week of October.

The university would receive admission forms for the supplementary examination till Aug 27.

The PU also announced that the BA and BSc annual examination for 2013 would be held in April 2013.

The Punjab University would receive admission forms for the annual examination till Oct 20 this year. Dawn

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Govt cheque to PU for laptop ceremony bounces
Lahore: At a time when public sector universities are starved of funding, the cheque of Rs8.7 million, presented by the city government to the Punjab University (PU) for holding Punjab government's ceremony for distribution of laptops, has bounced.

Sources, privy to the development, said the city government has assured the university to issue a new cheque of similar amount on Monday (today). A mega event to distribute laptops among the PU students under the Punjab government's e-Youth Initiative was held at the Punjab University on March 23. PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif presided over the ceremony as chief guest which was attended by over 20,000 PU students. The Punjab government had to face a lot of criticism for the ceremony as it was termed a "political" gathering. At first, the PU management was supposed to bear the expenses for the ceremony and it had even allocated Rs30 million for this purpose. But later, the Punjab government announced that the amount, spent on the ceremony, would be reimbursed to the university through the city government. The LHC while hearing a petition also ordered the city government to reimburse the PU amount spent on the laptop distribution ceremony. The sources further said the city government had recently issued a cheque worth Rs8.7 million to the Punjab University which bounced on August 5.

They also said the city government had provided the cheque but the amount was not transferred owing to which the same could not be transferred to the PU accounts. They added that when Lahore District Coordination Officer Noorul Amin Mengal was approached, he assured that a new cheque would be issued soon. It is important to mention here that owing to meagre funding to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) from the Federal government, the public universities across the country have already been crying over budgetary cut this year. The News could not reach DCO Noorul Amin Mengal despite repeated attempts on his cell phone.

This scribe was asked to contact the personal staff officer to the DCO, Tariq Zaman, who said the cheque had not bounced rather it was not cleared by the AG's Office owing to the ongoing strike. He, however, said a new cheque would be issued to the university within a couple of days and the AG's Office would be asked to clear the amount at the earliest since the LHC had also directed the city government to reimburse the amount.

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PU gets first tranche of research grant
Lahore: The Punjab University's Institute of Education and Research (IER) has received first tranche of research grant for teachers' resource capacity building under the USAID Teachers Education Project.

According to a press release issued here, in this regard, a ceremony was held at Vice Chancellor's Committee Room where USAID Regional Director Syed Nadeem Ahmed called on Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran here on Friday morning. The PU IER Director Prof Dr Mumtaz Akhtar, Dr Rafaqat Ali Akbar, Dr Abid Hussain Chaudhry and Ubaidullah also attended the meeting.

The meeting was informed that Rs 1.5million research project would also aim at finding out teachers' beliefs and practices in ADBA donors programme. Later, the USAID regional director presented a cheque of the first installment to the PU VC.

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CPSP exams sphere extended to other counties
Lahore: The College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) has expanded the sphere of practical and clinical examinations to other countries along with Pakistan.

The theory examinations are being conducted in Nepal and Saudi Arabia for the last two decades, while the practical and clinical examinations have been started this year.

According to a press release here on Thursday, Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, DGIR, CPSP, said Pakistan was the second country after England, which organised oral and clinical examination with senior professors of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Initially started with Surgery, Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, all other departments will be included later on. The panel of examiners Prof Muhammad Shoaib Shafi, Prof Yaseen Hashmi for Medicine, Prof Shereen Zulfiqar Bhutta and Prof Rizwana Chaudhry for Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Prof Rizwan Aazmi from Aga Khan University, Karachi and Prof Khalid Masood Gondal from Lahore conducted the examination.

Prof Abdul Aziz M Al Humaidi, director, King Fahad Medical University, offered Riyadh Centre as CPSP examinations centre for whole Middle East on observing the transparent examination system of CPSP. The Saudi medical experts appreciated the training system of CPSP. Prof Sulaiman Al Emran, acting secretary of Saudi Commission for Health Specialties and Prof James Ware, director, Medical Education, had a meeting with Prof Zafar Ullah Chaudhry, president, CPSP and requested for the provision of medical educationists and also discussed matters of mutual interest.

The degree of CPSP is recognised world over and the demand of CPSP experts is increasing in Saudi Arabia accordingly due to structured training process of international standard. The standard of CPSP degree has increased due to recent changes in training system.

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LCWU first merit list displayed
Lahore: Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) on Thursday displayed first merit list for admission to intermediate classes. The merit for admission to FSc (pre engineering) as per first list is 948, for FSc (pre medical) 971, for ICS (physics) 919, ICS (economics) 843, FA (home economics) 775, ICom 800, FA (general science) 767 and FA (arts) 722. The second merit list will be displayed on August 13. The news

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Rs1.16bn KEMU budget approved
Lahore: The Syndicate of King Edward Medical University, Lahore, in its meeting on Saturday approved the budget estimates amounting to Rs1,162.509 million (Rs1.16 billion) for fiscal year 2012-13.

The budget envisages employees-related expenses to the tune of Rs704.187 million, operating expenses Rs92.680 million, scholarships and stipend Rs60.6million, research and surveys Rs30 million, physical assets Rs36.510 million, employees retirement benefits Rs21.625 million, repair and maintenance Rs42.170 million and development budget Rs74.737 million.

The university has increased need-based scholarships from 40 to 113, along with enhancing the amount of each scholarship from Rs2,000 to Rs6,000 per month.

The syndicate has approved the teaching posts for the departments of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, cardiac surgery, child psychiatry, neurology and pathology. In addition, posts for the offices of controller of examination, library and quality enhancement cell were also approved.

The syndicate has also approved the test rates of advanced lab and diagnostic centre, KEMU, with 10 per cent rebate for doctors, government/university employees, medical students and 15 per cent for pensioner and senior citizens.

The syndicate also approved the Version-III of the revised handbook of regulations related to admission, registration and examination for PhD and MPhil leading to PhD programme. Dawn

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Admission schedule
Lahore: Application forms for admission to intermediate classes in pre-medical, pre-engineering, ICS and arts in the two LDA model higher secondary schools for boys situated in Jahanzeb Block, Allama Iqbal Town and H Block Sabzazar are being issued. Completed applications, along with attested copies of testimonials will be received till 18th August 2012. Scrutiny of documents and interviews of candidates will commence from 27th August. Candidates are required to submit two attested copies of matriculation result card, three fresh passport size photographs, a copy of the character certificate, two copies of CNIC of father/guardian, covered in a file cover. Candidates who pass secondary school from other boards will have to furnish NOC in this regard.

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Matric exam distinction
Lahore: Aniqa Jamil, daughter of M Jamil Butt, achieved first position in her school by securing 957 marks and an A+ grade in the Matric exam. The news

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