Punjab University BA/BSc examinations 2009

PU to charge double fee for BA/BSc registration
Lahore, July 02, 2008: The students and their parents, expressing deep concern over the Punjab University's announcement to charge double fee for registration of BA/BSc examinations 2009, have demanded extension in single fee registration period.

They strongly criticized the Punjab University (PU) administration saying it had totally neglected the inflation-stricken masses before making announcement of registration with double fee. They argued that examinations were scheduled to be held in February or March 2009 while the last date for registration with single fee was set as 30 June 2008 adding it was not justified. A number of students and their parents, said the PU was already collecting excessive amount of Rs 1200 as registration fee adding the double fee was not less than inflation-bomb for common masses to make their lives further miserable. They were of the view that collection of double fee for registration would create financial problems for the masses who were already hard pressed owing to frequent price hike.

According to details, the Punjab University had started registration of private candidates for BA/BSc Annual Examinations 2009 in March while 30 June was set as a last date with single fee. Ahsan, a student, said paying double fee for registration would prove an extra financial burden on his parents adding he could not get himself registered for exams due to some family problem. "There is sufficient time for exams but it is strange that the period for registration with single fee has expired", he said adding "The PU admin should facilitate students instead of minting maximum money out of registration process".

Shahzad, said keeping in mind that there was enough time in exams, which are usually held in Feb/March, he could not get himself registered earlier. He demanded PU administration extend the single fee period so that those who could not get themselves registered for upcoming exams could secure registration.

Niaz Ahmed, father of a student, said charging double fee for registration was unreasonable adding by doing so those who failed to register themselves because of some genuine reasons have to suffer too. He suggested that instead of charging double fee, some fine, around Rs 100, should be imposed on those who failed to secure registration in announced period. "Why double fee?" he questioned adding those who could not pay this amount would fail to sit in exams. He demanded the government take notice of the situation and provide relief to the masses. PU Registrar Prof Dr M Naeem Khan was not available for comments. A PU official, who requested anonymity while commenting over the issue, said after the registration process, sufficient time was required to prepare data of candidates appearing in exams and check their eligibility and genuineness of documents submitted by them.

He said sufficient time was provided to candidates for registration with single fee adding double fee was charged as a last resort to make realize candidates the importance of time. It was not for the first time that double fee was being charged from the latecomers. Replying to a question, the official further said so far around 50,000 candidates had secured their registration by paying single fee. The News

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"I become so happy,about the said news, because im also missed my registration due to some majore problems and when i come to know that the registration date had gone then i become so upset because i belong to a poor family and the said fee was also so high for me how could i offord the double fee, i think to my self that i would leave the furthre study, but when i come to know the said news the hidden hopes become happy because i have done my F.sc from BALOCHISTAN and i have NOC . i need to apply to my self in punjab board, and im capable for the BA examination. so plz answer me . thanx."
Name: zafar iqbal
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City, Country: lahore, Pakistan

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City, Country: Fateh jang, Pakistan

"hi, i have done inter,and now am preparing for my BA examination,the problem is that the registration date has been over, is it possible that my problem may solve,i just dont want to waste this year."
Name: fazal e akbar
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City, Country: taxila, Pakistan

"I want to ask a question if anyone plz rply me on my yahoo adress. Which science subjects may I have as private candidate. Am intrested in PHYSICS bt i cant do it regular. May Ive it as private. Rply me plz as soon as possible Thankx ."
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Punjab University short of busses
Lahore: The ecstasy of Punjab University's 139 year celebrations could not remain long for the students as the number buses have been reduced due to shortage of diesel. This reduction in the number of buses has created an outcry among the students fraternity. "We can not afford to commute in public transport in this scorching summer and humid weather", a student said. "Being the oldest university of the sub-continent, it should improves its management, PU is not providing us with enough transport facilities despite 55%increase in the transport fund", Sadaf Iftikhar a student of mass communication said. PU Resident Officer Prof. Dr. Bashir Ahmed told The Frontier Post "the unavailability of the buses, is due to countrywide shortage of the diesel. Buses on all routes would be available to the students from today (2-7-08)", he added. The Varsity has only 60 buses for 33000 students, and we have purchased 6 more buses to cop up with the transport problem, he added. F.P Report

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Groundbreaking ceremony at PU next week
Lahore: The management committee of the proposed School of Physical Sciences (SPS), Punjab University, met here on Tuesday to expedite the establishment of the school on the New Campus.

The meeting, chaired by Vice-chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran, decided to hold the SPS groundbreaking ceremony next week.

The meeting was told that the SPS would be established with a total cost of Rs190 million. Half of the project cost will be borne by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), while the other half by the Punjab government.

The meeting was also told the Punjab government had already provided its share to the university, while the HEC had so far released only Rs20 million. It was also stated that the remaining amount would be released when the project would begin physically. The building's master plan has already been approved.

During the meeting, the SPS' five component departments -- chemistry, physics, space science, high energy physics and solid state physics -- were given a go-ahead to purchase equipment from the funds allocated for the establishment of the school.

The university spokesman said the SPS' establishment was earlier delayed because its project director Prof Dr Fazal-e-Aleem was held guilty in a plagiarism case. Faculty of science dean Dr Jamil Anwar, physics department chairman Dr Shoukat Ali, space science chairman Dr Muhammad Ali, CHEP director Dr Haris Rasheed and Centre for Solid State Physics director Dr Nazima Ikram attended the meeting. Dawn

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PU Seed Centre produces hybrid seeds
Lahore: Punjab University Seed Centre has produced hybrid seeds of various crops, plants and vegetables with four times more production ability as compared to ordinary seeds, according to a handout issued on Tuesday.

The seeds produced at PU Seed Centre's Tissue Culture Lab after experimentation, are also devoid of viral and fungal diseases. These seeds include various types of potatoes like Desiree, Cardinal, Diamond and various kinds of sugarcane like HSF 240 and CP 7740. The seeds also consist of medicinal and floral plants produced through the tissue culture technique.

Seed Centre's Research Officer Syed Tariq Mehmood said that in their research lab, they carry out experiments on a portion of a plant, which develops a new plant. He said that originally these seeds were imported from Germany and Holland but now they are also available in Pakistan. He said that there is a need to educate the farmers in this regard that by utilising these seeds properly, they could get maximum yield and save money.

Mr Mehmood said that the sugarcane crop requires a lot of water but sugarcane produced by the tissue culture technique gives maximum production and requires less water. He said that in Pakistan, two diseases i.e. Rust and Red rot primarily affect sugarcane's production. He said that the sugarcane developed by PU seeds is free from these diseases. He said that Sagwan is a tree, which could be used in giving maximum amount of wood. In Pakistan there is now a dearth of these trees and if attention is not given then the tree will become rare.

PU Botany Department Research Officer Muhammad Akram developed thirty trees out of a single Sagwan tree in the PU Botanical gardens by using tissue culture technology. He said that Sagwan growth could be improved with the help of tissue culture technology and it would also prove beneficial in saving money by selling its timber in the market. Daily Times

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"happy to hear that, atleast Pakistan is capable of doing something. bukup ."
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