5 PU departments require NTS scores for admissions
LAHORE, Aug 8: Five Punjab University (PU) departments have made the
National Testing Service (NTS) examination compulsory for admission for
candidates on Tuesday.
The Department of Physics, Department of
Economics, Institute of Administrative Sciences (IAS), Institute of Business and
Information Technology (IBIT), Department of Library and Information Sciences
(DLIS) and Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) are out of 64 departments to
take this decision.
The PU admissions committee under the acting Vice
Chancellor Dr Arif Butt had decided earlier to give choice to departments to
conduct an internal examination or require the NTS scores as admission
requirement. Fifty-nine departments had decided to conduct internal tests while
five departments preferred the NTS examination as admission requirement. PU
physics department chairman Dr Mujahid Kamra said the internal exams would not
be conducted because the department administration and faculty members were
busy. The department had preferred to require the NTS scores.
PU dean of
science Dr Jameel Anwar said there was no pressure on departments to choose
between internal exams or NTS tests as admission requirement. He said the deans
would supervise concerned departments to provide better admission criteria. Dr
Zafar Iqbal Jadoon, dean of economics and management sciences said four
departments which had preferred NTS exams for admission were under his deanship.
He said most candidates of these departments were students of BA honours and
this decision would provide equal opportunity to all candidates for postgraduate
PU registrar Dr Naeem said the departments were free in
deciding about admission requirements considering their curriculum and study
area. He said some oriental and arts departments would not prefer NTS tests
because it was irrelevant to their curriculum. He said the internal entry test
would count 30 percent while previous academic records would count 70 percent of
the total admission score.
Shaista Sunno Sirajuddin, dean of arts and
humanities and chairperson English Department, said all departments under her
deanship would conduct internal entry tests because it was more suitable for
Dr Mughees-ud-Din, dean of behavioural and social
sciences and chairman of Institute of Communication Studies, said it the
competent candidate would get admission through internal test.
of Life Sciences Dr Shahid Husnain said the admission for the masters classes
would be through internal test but the test style and scores were not decided
yet. Daily times