University of Health Sciences MBBS Part-II results

UHS announced 1st professional MBBS Part-II results
Lahore, Jan 13: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has announced the result of First Professional MBBS Part-II annual examination.

A press release here on Tuesday said a total of 2,323 candidates from 15 affiliated medical colleges appeared in the examination. Out of these, 1,771 passed and 515 failed. Result of 37 candidates was put on RL list. The pass percentage remained 77.47.

Zaina Shahid of Nishtar Medical College Multan got first position securing 490/550 marks. Afza Saleem of Lahore Medical and Dental College Lahore and Fatima Zahid of Punjab Medical Faisalabad got second and third positions securing 470/550 and 468/550 marks respectively. Supplementary exams will commence on February 24. The news

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2 years BCom-IT integrated into BCom-IT (Hons)
Lahore: The Punjab government has allowed integration of BCom-IT two years graduation programme into BCom-IT (Hons) four years programme. The BCom students having two years education can take admission in 3rd year of the BS 4-year programme. The BCom-IT has also been privatised and the students can appear as private candidates in the BCom-IT annual examination from the year 2010.

The facility to integrate the BCom annual and semester into 4 years degree has been provided in view of the Higher Education Commission's agenda to dispense with two-year degree programme and popularise the 4-year programme of BS (Hons) in arts, science and commerce.

The Hons programme is equal to that of MA and the Hons degree-holders are eligible to take admission in MS/MPhil leading to PhD. The 18 years degree is acceptable abroad and will help our youth in getting lucrative job in foreign countries.

Regarding the BA, BSc two years integration into BS (Hons) in arts and science, the decision is yet to be made. If decided the Punjab University's annual system in affiliated colleges will get integrated into BS (Hons) four years programme under PU semester system at the university level.

Meanwhile the Punjab government has finalised arrangements to introduce BS (Hons) programme in selected subjects at a number of colleges in the province from the academic session 2010 starting from September this year.

The sources in the education department said the admissions would be started after the Intermediate annual examination result in June/July 2010. The Punjab government has notified Punjab Higher Education Council (PHEC), a body which will bring uniformity in legislation, statutes, rules, and regulations pertaining to the universities of the province.

The Council will also ensure uniform policies of student ennoblement, fee structure, examination systems, and quality control mechanisms and out put parameters. The introduction of BS 4 Years (Hons) Programmes in public sector colleges in a pashed manner will also be carried out by the PHEC.

Secretary Higher Education Department Punjab will act as Chairman of the Punjab Higher Education Council while all the Vice Chancellors (VCs) of public sector universities of the province will be its members. The nation

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PU PhD scholars meeting
Lahore: Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Tuesday presided over a meeting of PhD scholars of Faculty of Education to take their inputs regarding their problems.

PhD scholars pointed out some problems and the VC took immediate notice/action in some cases and for some other problems he directed to present them in the meeting of Advanced Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) for discussion. However, generally the VC and PhD scholars showed their satisfaction. They appreciated the VC's special efforts for the solution to their problems.

Earlier, the VC presented a comparative study report about the ratio of PhD faculty, students in different varsities of the world and also academic and research budget of the advanced countries.

A PhD promotion programme has been continued in the PU and meetings for the solution to PhD students' problems are a part of this programme.

Under the same programme, the PU VC earlier called meetings of non-PhD teachers of all the faculties and urged them to take admission in PhD programmes and offered his all-out cooperation in this regard.

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Former DGPR joined PU
Lahore: Former DGPR Punjab Tahir Jamil joined the Punjab University on Tuesday as the first Director Public Relations (BPS-20) against a newly upgraded post.

Tahir Jamil has 40 years experience in public relations and served several governors and chief ministers besides a score of provincial ministers as PRO. The PU, in view of the importance of PR upgraded the post of PRO from BPS-18 to 20.

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Education, key to prosperity of any nation
Lahore: Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer has said education is key to prosperity of any nation and the federal government is doing its level best to promote education in the country on modern standards.

The Punjab governor said the federal government was paying special attention on teacher training to enhance their professional capabilities. He said promotion of quality education was top priority of the government. He said private sector as well as non-governmental organisations were playing tremendous role along with the public sector in the betterment of education in the country.

He said higher education was getting progress in Punjab but there was a need to take some radical steps for the development of primary and secondary education. He said that in public universities more then 60 percent women students were getting admission on open merit basis which was highly encouraging thing.

He said assistance of 250 million euro for five years from the UK government to improve education standards in Pakistan would put a positive impact on education sector.

He said the Pakistan Education Task Force (PETF) should also focus on the schools run by NGOs like Care Foundation, Citizen Education Foundation as well as the Fuji Foundation School System.

He said these educational institutions were providing quality education to students without any discrimination. The news

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LUMS students training
Lahore: A group of students from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) will leave for the US on January 16 for training in rescue techniques to cope with terror attacks and disasters. During their two-week stay, the students would undergo training at the Rice University in Houston, Texas and would visit various universities across the US and interact with similar rescue clubs.

The group consists of two male and two female students of the university's Emergency Management Services (EMS) club, who said they would learn how to respond with emergency services during disasters.

They said they would learn oxygen therapy, bleeding control, automated defibrillation, and assistance with basic medication. The students said they would work for the promotion of rescue training services in the country's varsities upon their return. LUMS is the first varsity in the country to focus on rescue services. A group of 12 LUMS students, including 4 female students, from the EMS have already trained at the Rescue 1122 Centre in Lahore.

Madiha Javed, BSc in Economics and Maths, "I developed an interest in rescue training due to terrorism in the country. I urge other female university students to come forward and get rescue training so they can play their role in emergencies."

Jamal Nasar, MSc in Computer Science, "During the US tour, the group would focus on observing the facilities and specialty of American students regarding rescue training. More volunteers should come forward and join those who perform services during emergency situations."

Zubair Anis, BSc in Accounting, "Our aim with this visit is learning about the facilities available to emergency clubs in the US." Daily times

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GCU won Debate contest
Lahore: The GCU Debating Society defeated the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in the finals of the All Pakistan Inter-University English Parliamentary Debates on Tuesday.

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GCU delegation
Lahore: Karakoram International University (KIU), Gilgit-Baltistan, Vice Chancellor Dr Najma Najam and senior faculty members Tuesday visited the Government College University (GCU) and called on its Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab.

The meeting also explored various areas of collaborations between the both universities. The KIU delegation was briefed on the GCU examination system, curriculum, faculty assessment reports, recruitment procedures, co-circular activities and rules and regulations. The news

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