PU BA/BSc four-year programmes admission schedule
Punjab University admission schedule
Lahore, July 18: The Punjab University has announced
admission schedule of BA/BSc four-year programmes according to which
entry tests will be compulsory for admission to only three departments.
to a press statement on Friday, the three departments included Micro
Biology and Molecular Biology, Information Technology (Software
Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology) and Clinical
Psychology. The entry test would be organised by the Punjab University.
The last of date of submission of entry test forms is July 31.
departments where entry test is not compulsory are: Space Science,
Mathematics, Geography, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences,
Geology, High Energy Physics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Botany,
Mycology and Plant Pathology, Zoology, Psychology and Applied
Psychology, Business and Information Technology, Business
Administration, Administrative Sciences, Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre,
Hailey College of Commerce, Banking and Finance, Social and Cultural
Studies (Sociology), Communication Studies, Philosophy, Physics,
Statistical and Actuarial Sciences and Law. The News
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Dr. Farah named for best U-teacher award
Lahore: Dr. Farah Malik of Psychology Department Government College University
Lahore has been declared to receive the Award for the Best University
Teacher of year 2008 by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). She will
be honoured by Assistant Director (Academics) HEC Asfand Yar Khan and
will be presented a certificate and cash prize of Rs. 100,000/- on the
occasion. The Vice Chancellor GCU Lahore Prof. Dr. Khalid Aftab has
commended Dr. Farah Malik for attaining the award and has hoped that
she would continue enhancing her academic and research activities in
the realm of Psychology in future as well. F.P report
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UoP exempts Rs 24m fee of Malakand students
Peshawar: University of Peshawar has exempted tuition and hostel dues
worth Rs.24 million of around 1200 students of Malakand Division, said
a spokesman of UoP here Friday.
He said the fee has been exempted for the academic year
2008-09 due to the mass displacement of people from Malakand division,
so that they can pursue their education without hindrance.
This is the fee remitted for the academic year and paid to the students
in cash. On an average each students has been paid dues of around 12 to
25 thousand rupees, ample for fulfilling their day to day requirement
for the time being, he explained.
University of Peshawar administration in a special meeting held on
Friday has also decided to take steps and put forth an appeal to the
provincial and federal government as well as the Higher Education
Commission to provide four thousand rupees per month for a period of
six months to each students of Malakand Division.
The treasurer briefed the meeting that stipend will have financial
impact of 28 million rupees which cannot be met through university
resources and thus needs special support from government organizations.
Vice Chancellor advised the meeting to take special measures and
facilitate students of Malakand Division so that their education is not
affected, he concluded. App
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SCN resents tree felling on UoP campus
Peshawar: The Sarhad Conservation Network (SCN) has expressed dismay
and shock over the felling of heritage trees on the campus of the
University of Peshawar in the so-called expansion of Road No 2 and
demolition of the vintage gate from the early period.
a press release issued here on Friday, the SCN contested the University
of Peshawar administrators' argument that the expansion of the road and
installation of scanners on the gate were needed because of traffic
congestion and security threat.
The SCN said that the traffic
congestion could be easily diverted to Road No 1 opposite Spin Jumaat
with scanners installed, rather than demolishing the original gate.
"The Peshawar University is a sacred place and its heritage cannot be
tampered with for short term objectives. World-renowned universities
have narrow streets and lanes. People walk inside and cars parked
outside," the press release quoted Maureen Lines of Frontier Heritage
Trust, as having said.
A conservationist, Mrs Naseem Rauf,
said the universal rule about traffic holds, "Wider the roads: more the
traffic." She said it was a horrendous idea to widen the roads in a
renowned learning centre, adding people should respect the environment
and not abuse it.
"Why cannot the university develop further
outside in new campus rather than cramping the already crowded space,"
said Tayabba Aziz of Fine Arts Department while talking to the SCN. The
SCN requested the heritage lovers and environmentalists to demand
declaring Peshawar University, a heritage site with legal guarantees
against further development and expansion and strict directives for
conservation and preservation of trees.
When the Peshawar
University was founded in October 1950 by Pakistan Muslim League leader
Khan Abdul Qayyum Khan, trees were uppermost in his mind and the first
vice-chancellor Dr Razi Ali Siddiqui, an eminent scientist and a man of
They reportedly imported red flowering sumbal saplings
from Afghanistan. The romance with trees continued with VC Mr Brookes
who planted neem, sheesham, mango and sumbul trees in the entire
campus, engulfing the air with aromatic ambience. Renowned Greek
architect Doxeidus, and English William Terry especially designed the
campus on the pattern of Islamabad, with open spaces, gardens and
Later eminent vice-chancellors, Chaudhry Mohammad Ali,
Hashim Khan, Munawwar Khan Afridi, G M Khattak, Farzand Ali Durrani and
the towering Abdul Ali Khan were great admirers of nature, and "tree
plantation, pruning and assessment committee" was a regular feature of
the varsity. The News
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