Punjab University slow work on development projects
Slow progress on PU projects disappoints VC
Lahore, July 22, 2008: The Punjab University vice-chancellor has expressed displeasure at
slow work on certain development projects and has directed the contractors to
complete the work as soon as possible.
According to a press statement,
during a meeting of the Punjab University New Campus Management Committee on
Monday, VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran was briefed about the development projects
including under-construction buildings, sewerage system, electricity and
The VC expressed displeasure at slow work of certain
projects and directed the contractors concerned to complete the work as soon as
He also took notice of wrong doings in the PU Project
Director’s office especially slow movement of the files of different projects
which caused monetary loss to varsity due to escalation in the prices of
The meeting decided to probe those who caused delay
in some projects. The VC also took strict notice of the low quality work of some
contractors and directed the PU administration to ensure quality control during
different stages of a project and submit reports in this regard.
issued orders and sought written explanation from two officials for installation
of substandard things in the new houses built for PU employees.
contractors requested for their remaining dues on which the VC instructed the
treasurer to take immediate action in this regard.
The VC also ordered
completion of the remaining work of the new hostel and its handing over to the
chairman hall council until Monday.Hungarian envoy visits PU:
Matyus, deputy head of mission, Embassy of the Republic of Hungry, called on the
Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran at PU Executive Club on
Monday to explore the means and opportunities of academic collaboration between
the PU and Hungarian educational institutions.
According to a press
statement, Matyus's wife Adel Matyus and PU Institute of Education and Research
(IER) Prof Dr Hafiz Muhammad Iqbal were also present.
The VC said there
were outstanding mathematicians, physicists, biologists and academicians of
other disciplines in Hungry and there was a vast scope of collaboration and
linkages between the PU and the Hungarian education institutions. Matyus said
that they also wished that PU collaborated with their country's people and
academicians in the field of science, medical, engineering and
education.PU publishes journal:
THE Punjab University Department of
Library and Information Science (LIS) has published its annual issue of the
journal "Pakistan Journal of Library and Information Science."
to a press statement Dr Kanwal Ameen is the chief editor of the journal. The
issue includes 'Guest Editorial' by Prof Gary Gorman from New Zealand.
Its Editorial Advisory Board includes eminent scholars from USA, UK,
Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India and Pakistan.Appointed:
Punjab University has appointed Prof Dr Saeed Ahmad Nagra, who is also Hall
Council chairman, as the Institute of Chemistry director.
According to a
press statement, earlier Prof Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry, who is also dean of
Faculty of Science, Undergraduate Studies director and PU Admission Committee
chairman, was performing the duties as the director of Institute.Meanwhile, the
Punjab University has appointed Shazia N Qureshi as in charge of the University
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GCU QEC organises 'HR development training programme'
Lahore: The Government College University (GCU) Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) organised an inaugural ceremony
on Monday of a four-day 'Human Resources Development Training Programme' held at
GCU Fazal-e-Hussain Hall, according to a press release issued on
GCU Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Sohail Ahmed Khan said that in
order to meet higher education standards, quality assurance in academics played
a pivotal role. He said that the GCU teachers needed to acquire the latest
academic skills and keep themselves abreast of modern technology, so that they
could deliver the maximum of their potential and skill to the students. He also
said that the quality enhancement cell of GCU had performed well in the human
resource development training of university faculties.
GCU Arts and
Social Sciences Dean Dr Muhammad Khalid Pervaiz said that the programme had been
an important platform for teachers' evaluation, and that the GCU teachers'
performance had been enhanced by the QEC initiative, as they had to pass through
vigorous training exercises, adding that the QEC had been extending all possible
help to the faculty in improving their academic skills.
Akbar Rehmatullah gave an introduction of the Programme Quality Assurance Report
(PQAR) and the Teaching and Learning Framework (TALF).
QEC Director Mrs
Iram Sohail said that research and QEC were very important in the establishment
of universities. She explained to participants the objectives behind holding the
training programme for GCU teachers, and urged the university faculty to focus
on acquiring the maximum academic benefit from the training programme. Daily Times
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