Lahore, Feb 26: The Government College University's Debating Society has set an unprecedented record by winning 24 oratory awards in just two days by beating the top educational institutions of the country at the national debating contests.
The GCU team lifted the team trophy at "Punjab Takra" hosted by the Punjab University Oriental College Lahore. GCU orator Hafiz Ali was declared the Best Speaker of the Punjab Takra while Muheeb Raza from GCU secured third position in the contest.
The GCU Debating Society also clean swept two declamation contests hosted by the Government College of Home Economics Lahore. In All Pakistan Urdu Declamation Contest, the GC University secured the team trophy besides GCU student Saadul Hassan won the Best Speaker Award and GCUDS General Secretary Ali Zafar secured the overall second position.
The GCUDS also secured the team trophy in the All Pakistan English Declamation Contest while GCUDS GS Ali Zafar was declared the Best English Speaker of the contest and his university fellow Kamran Hussain secured third position.
The Government College University Lahore Debating Society lifted the all five team trophies and all five best speaker awards at the All Pakistan Literary Gala 2011 which was hosted by the Government Degree College Jaranwala. The gala featured Islami Muzaakra, Urdu Debate, Mushaira, English Debate and Punjabi Takra.Your Comments
PU announces results
Lahore: The Punjab University's Examinations Department on Friday announced the results of various examinations.
These exams include Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons), Morning, Semester System, Session 2006-10, Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons), Afternoon, Semester System, Session 2006-10, MSc Physics, Semester System, Session 2008-10, Bachelor of Laws, Morning, Semester System, Session 2004-07, MA French, Semester System, Session 2008-10 & Session 2007-09, MSc (IT), Morning, Semester System, Session 2008-10, MSc (IT), Afternoon, Semester System, Session 2008-10, Master of Commerce, Morning, Semester System, Session 2008-10, Master of Commerce, Afternoon, Semester System, Session 2008-10 and BFA (Textile Design), Semester System, Session 2006-10.
Detailed results are available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
PU date-sheets: The Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department on Friday announced the date-sheets of different examinations.
BBA (Hons), First Year exam, will commence from March 2, BBA (Hons), Second Year exam, commence from March 3, BBA (Hons), Third Year exam, commence from March 4 and BBA (Hons), Final Year exam, commence from March 5 while BS Applied Geology, First Professional exam, will commence from March 2, 2011.
Detailed date sheets are available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
Nine PhD synopses approved: A Meeting of the Punjab University's Advanced Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) on Friday approved nine PhD synopses, 12 reports on PhD theses and 15 panels of examiners for PhD theses' review.
The meeting chaired by PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran also awarded extension to six cases while six miscellaneous cases were discussed as well.
Best research paper: The Punjab University's Institute of Quality & Technology Management (IQTM) faculty member Dr Muhammad Usman Awan's research paper titled "Development of a Service Quality Scale for Pharmaceutical Supply Chains" has been awarded "HEC Best Research Paper" in the category of management sciences.
Over 300 research papers were received by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in five categories and Dr Usman's paper was placed the best paper in management sciences category which was coauthored by Prof Dr Abdul Rauf, Prof Dr Niaz Ahmad and Prof Dr Leigh Sparks (University of Stirling).
Meanwhile, PU's Hailey College of Banking & Finance (HCBF) Principal Prof Dr Khawaja Amjad Saeed has presented his paper titled "Understanding Asian Perspective on Leadership: Western Theories & Divine Guidance" in the 1st academic international conference on 'Exploring Leadership and Learning Theories in Asia (ELLTA 2011)' held in Penang (Malaysia).
Dr Amjad Saeed concluded the paper with the plea that interfaith dialogue must continue and all of us must explore and seek divine guidance to pave the way for sound leadership to serve the society and ensure prosperity across the board to narrow the gap between haves and have-nots.
Lahore: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) bio-equivalence centre is organising a seminar titled "Good clinical practices (GCP) at the institute of pharmaceutical sciences on Saturday (today). Aim of the seminar is to train the participants for current good clinical practices under the guidelines adopted by the Ministry of Health.
KEMU MBBS results
Lahore: The King Edward Medical University (KEMU) has announced the result of MBBS, 1st Professional Part-II Examination. The success percentage was 88.13. Asim Haider got first position with 502 marks out of total 650 marks, Sidra Latif second with 489 marks while Mariya Wajid remained third with 487 marks. The news
1,846 lecturers promoted
Lahore: Education Department has promoted 1,846 Lecturers, Assistant Professors and Associate Professors to next grade whereas 402 pension cases were disposed of during 2010.
According to the spokesman of Education Department, 1,209 Lecturers were promoted to Assistant Professors, 553 Assistant Professors to Associate Professors and 84 Associate Professors were promoted to the post of Professor in 2010.
He further informed that 646 male lecturers and 563 female lecturers were promoted from grade 17 to 18. Similarly, 306 male Assistant Professors and 247 female Assistant Professors were promoted from grade 18 to 19, while 39 male Associate Professors and 45 female Associate Professors were promoted from grade 19 to the post of Professor in grade 20. The nation
Book on Faiz
Lahore: The Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has published a special book on Faiz Ahmed Faiz written by Tasleem Elahi Zulfi titled "Faiz Ahmed Faiz in Beirut".
According to a release issued by PAL on Friday, the book focuses on Faiz's activities in Beirut and highlights a very important chapter in legendary poet's life for the first time. Dawn
Reply sought on four medical colleges
Lahore: Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court on Friday sought reply from the Punjab government on a petition against the establishment of four unrecognized medical colleges in the province.
The government was already directed to file reply but it failed to comply with court directions.
Justice Saeed observed that almost one month had already been granted to the government but it failed to come up with its opinion on the matter.
'There will be hundreds of petitions in court as if these medical colleges send admissions of students and the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council rejects the same. So the matter requires early disposal,' the judge further observed.
Meanwhile, a senior lawyer, Dr Abdul Basit, filed his power of attorney on behalf of the PMDC and the judge adjourned the hearing of the case.
Noshab A Khan advocate had filed the petition, stating that the government of Punjab had inaugurated four medical colleges without fulfilling the basic requirements. He said the government had opened the colleges in Sialkot Gujranwala, Sahiwal and Dera Ghazi Khan, adding that there was allocation of 100 seats in each college and admissions for the academic session 2010-2011 had already been completed. The government remained oblivious despite the studentsí genuine concerns about no recognition by the PMDC of these colleges, he said.
The petitioner said that the government needed to seek the PMDC recognition with retrospective effect in order to give validation to the qualifications awarded by the said medical colleges. He said there is no precedent regarding grant of recognition by the PMDS in retrospect to any medical or dental college in the country.
He submitted that in the colleges, the qualification would be invalid without recognition by the supreme governing body regulating the medial and dental education.
He said the Punjab government did not even bother to apply to the PMDC for recognition till date.
As a matter of fact, for seeking PMDC's recognition, the government should have fulfilled the eligibility criteria, including college buildings, qualified faculty, attached teaching hospitals, fully equipped laboratories, libraries, and hospitals but the newly opened colleges lacked all such basic requirements. The petitioner said the precious academic year of students was at stake and if the government was not restrained from the illegitimate activity, the students were bound to suffer grave and irreparable loss. He said the Supreme Court, in its judgment, had categorically declared all the medical and dental colleges lacking PMDC recognition fake.
He prayed to the court to declare the opening of the four colleges as illegal and having no legal authority. He also pleaded to stay the functioning of the colleges till final disposal of the petition. The news