Punjab University VC slot names

Names for PU head slot sent to CM
Lahore, Jan 05: The Punjab Higher Education Department has moved a panel of three candidates for appointment of Punjab University vice chancellor to the Chief Minister's Secretariat.

Upon the chief minister's consent for a candidate's appointment as PU VC, the summary will be moved to the Punjab governor/chancellor for final approval.

Though all Search Committee members remained tight-lipped, sources claim that the panel carried names of three candidates: sitting VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, Garrison University VC Prof Dr Jamil Anwar and former PU Institute of Administrative Sciences head Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal Jadoon. Dawn

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PU contradicts news
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) spokesman has said that the news item published in various English and Urdu newspapers regarding protest of students belonging to MAO College and others against PU Examinations Department for their failure in BBA (Hons) is wrong and baseless.

The spokesman said a total of 260 students from MAO College appeared in the BBA exam and 129 were announced successful with a pass percentage of 49.62. Similarly, he said 61 students out of total 67 of Government Science College Wahdat Road passed the BBA examination with a pass percentage of 91.04.

The spokesman said the Examinations Department had not received any complaint so far.

results: Punjab University Examinations Department declared the results of two masters and one MPhil programmes on Wednesday.

According to a press statement, the results were declared of MA Economics & English, Part-II, Annual Examination 2011, and MPhil Urdu, Semester System, Session 2009-2011.

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PU schedule
Lahore: Punjab University Examinations Department on Wednesday issued schedule for submission of admission forms and fee of MPhil Community Dentistry, Oral Biology and Oral Pathology, Part-I, Annual Exam 2011. According to a press statement, the last date for submission of admission forms with single fee is 09-01-2012 while the forms with double fee can be submitted until 11-01-2012. The exam will commence from January 18, 2012.

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'Varsity status to Queen Mary after meeting requirements'
Lahore: Provincial Minister for Education Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman on Wednesday gave an assurance in the Punjab Assembly that they were meeting all requirements to give Queen Merry College the status of a university.

He was responding to queries during question hour on the Higher Education department. H claimed that the Board of Governors (BoGs) had been formed at the college, terming it a significant step toward giving university status to the prominent old educational institution for girls.

The PA session started one hour and 10 minutes behind the scheduled time, with Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal in the chair.

Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman said the college would be given university status during the next year, after completing all the requirements.

He said the government had devised the criterion for giving charter to private universities and institutes in consultation with the Higher Education Commission. He said that the government had also constituted an accreditation committee that followed the set criterion for giving charter to private universities. He said that 12 public sector and 15 private universities and 07 institutions had been given charter after fulfilling all the necessary requirements. To another question, he admitted that the Government College Taxila lacked boundary wall while the premises also needed leveling. He said that the Punjab government has allocated Rs 600 million for providing necessary facilities at the educational institutions. He told the House that the government would provide necessary rehabilitation and missing facilities at the said institution from the allocated funds.

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PU-ICS scholarshipbr> Lahore: Professor Khalid Mahmood Memorial Scholarship was awarded to a girl student of MSc Communication Studies at the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), Punjab University.

A press release here on Wednesday said a Memorandum of Understanding between the Institute and an NGO had been inked at ICS in this regard. Arif Kamal, Acting Director Dr Bushara H Rehman, Abida Ejaz (Coordinator MSc Morning Programme) and other faculty members of ICS were also present on the occasion. The recipient, Sidra Jabeen, is a student of MSc Communication Studies first semester. The scholarship will cover tuition, boarding and lodging for 10 months and a token grant of books to be disbursed in two instalments per academic year.

The scholarship is merit based and awarded to one student and is subject to the recipient completing voluntary community and social services. Late Professor Khalid Mahmood (1935-2011) was an illustrious alumni and teacher of the Punjab University and a well known writer/political analyst with an academic base, served on the editorial boards of two English language dailies.

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GCU event
Lahore: Government College University (GCU) Lahore is going to organise an event for the position holder students of the varsity at Bukhari Auditorium on Thursday (today). Vice Chancellor GCU Prof Dr Khaleeq-ur-Rahman will be the chief guest.

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Speech conpetition
Lahore: The provincial level speech competition of girl students of inter-level from all nine divisions of the province was held at Government Islamia College for Girls, Lahore Cantt, on Wednesday.

The competition was held with Chairman Punjab Education Foundation Raja Anwar in the chair.

A total of 27 student speakers took part in the competition and spoke on the topic of "Human Development Hinges on Fate, Not on Potential."

Addressing the function, Raja Anwar maintained that speech and essay writing competitions had been envisaged to promote the intellectual ken and confidence of the student community so that it could emerge as better and confident leaders to steer the country out of poverty and non-development. The news

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