GCU got best varsity status in 2010
Lahore, Jan 01: The Government College University (GCU) had set new record by winning 115 oratory awards besides achieving numerous academic and extra-mural distinctions.
In 2010, the Higher Education Commission ranked GCU as the best university of Lahore and second best in Punjab for producing 282 research papers in top journals in a year.
In the eighth year of its inception as university, GCU outshined some of the finest and oldest universities of Lahore in research including as the University of Punjab which was placed one step beneath GCU with 269 publications, while the University of Veterinary and Health Sciences, Lahore (UVAS) was ranked 12th with 101 research publications.
GCU Professor of Botany Dr Zaheeruddin Khan also won the Best Teacher Award from the HEC. GCU student Sofia Anis Siddiqi was the only Pakistani who won the prestigious Rhodes scholarship to study Economics at the Oxford University UK.
At the Lahore Board Intermediate Examination, GCU was declared the best institution for the 19th year in a row. GCU won 10 positions in various academic groups. In 2010, GCU awarded 31 PhD degrees and 841 degrees of MPhil/ MS, MA/MSc, MBA, BSCS, BA/BSc (Honours).
In co-curricular activities, GCU won 115 awards which included 26 team trophies, 6 runner-up trophies, 31 best speaker awards, 38 second positions, 11 third positions and 3 consolation prizes. Most significant among these were 19 distinctions at the Chief Minister Punjab's Speech or Essay Contest, 8th team trophy at PAF Academy Risalpur, 4th consecutive Parliamentary Debate trophy at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute KPK. In 2010, Rana Hamza Ijaz ended his distinguished debating career by winning a record number of over 100 national awards.
In sports, GCU won 28 awards in various games at national and provincial level tournaments. GCU raised Rs 23.95 million for the GCU Endowment Fund Trust from with the help it alumni in 2010. The Nazir Ahmad Music Society won the All Pakistan Music Conference trophy for the third consecutive years. GCU Dramatics Club performed the Urdu translation of Pedrolo's play The Room. The university students also won a large of awards at fine arts, quiz and computing competitions.
In 2010, GCU also arranged 196 conferences, workshops, seminars and invited lectures including international conference on 100th death anniversary of Maulana Muhammad Hussain Azad. The nation
KEMU student back home
Lahore: A King Edward Medical University (KEMU) student, who was allegedly kidnapped at Gowalmandi on Wednesday, reached his Rawalpindi residence on Friday night.
The family took Adeel Tariq, KEMU's final professional student, from Rawalpindi's Sadiq Chowk in semi-conscious condition and shifted him to hospital. He was found missing from his KEMU New Boys Hostel on Dec 29 at 11:30pm.
The police had registered a case against unidentified people on the complaint of Adeel's father, Tariq Chaudhry.
The victim's cousin, Nauman said that an unidentified man asked Adeel's family to receive him from Sadiq Chowk. "When we reached the site we found Adeel dozing," he said.
Quoting Adeel, he said as soon as he left his hostel to take some food from Gowalmandi, a man stopped him to inquire about direction. Adeel said he might be a swindler.
Gowalmandi police City Division Investigation SP Shahzad Asif said that the incident took place a day before the MBBS final prof examination began. Adeel's colleagues came to know about the happening when they found him missing from the examination hall. One of his fellows immediately left the centre and visited his room but found him absent.
They later extensively searched for him and finally informed his parents, the KEMU management and the police. Dawn
PhD degree awarded
Lahore: Punjab University has awarded PhD degree to Syed Ali Raza, Lecturer Kashmiriyat Department, Punjab University, on completion of his thesis.
The topic of his thesis is "Traditional and Cultural Aspects of Kashmir Valley".
He has completed his thesis under the supervision of Assistant Professor Dr Nusrat Nisar. The nation
Teachers protest 'schools closure'
Peshawar: Teachers of community schools in the tribal areas staged protest here Friday to press the government not to go ahead with the plan to close their schools and deprive them of jobs. The All Tribal Teachers Association had organised the protest outside the Peshawar Press Club. The protestors carrying banners and placards chanted slogans and urged the government not to render them jobless.The speakers asked the government to withdraw its anti-people decision. They said the government should regularise their jobs instead of sending them home. The news