Booty mafia rules AIOU exams in Nankana
Nankana sahib, July 15: Booty mafia is ruling the Allama Iqbal Open University's BA examination being held at MC Girls High School here.
Students said that Superintendent Tahira Batool and Deputy Superintendent Mubeen Fatima were taking bribe from them for cheating in addition to allowing fake students to take the examination. They alleged that the superintendent and deputy superintendent had appointed their favourite teachers from private schools as invigilators and receiving Rs 5,000-Rs 15,000 for solving a paper. They said that candidates had pointed out a fake candidate during the English paper, but no action was taken against her. They demanded the AIOU Controller Examination look into the matter and suspend the dishonest staffers. The newsYour Comments
NDU unceremoniously sacks ailing registrar
Islamabad: The management of National Defence University (NDU) has fired its registrar without citing any reason.
The NDU authorities terminated the services of Registrar Dr Syed Mujawar Hussain Shah on his return from a two-week leave for treatment of cancer without citing any reason or serving notice on him in sheer violation of rules. The NDU management has floated advertisement for the vacant seat of the registrar in what the faculty officials said a calculated move to accommodate former registrar National University of Modern Languages (Numl) Brig (retired) Obaidullah Ranjha who was forced to quit the job for thrashing a teacher in the institution recently.
Faculty members at the NDU said that Mr Shah had played key role in getting NDU recognised from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) by establishing five departments and enrolling 400 students as basic requirements for a university.
"In the last three years since NDU was established, I had not availed a single casual leave. I got admitted in hospital for treating cancer and was on leave for two weeks. As I returned to my office, I found the termination letter of my services without any notice or reason," Dr Shah said on Tuesday.
According to HEC criteria, a non-PhD person cannot be appointed as vice-chancellor of any public sector university. The NDU is perhaps the only university which has been exempted from the rule and is currently headed by a non-PhD.
The faculty heads at NDU have been outraged over the dramatic termination of Dr Shah's services. However, sources said the teaching staff had been warned of serious consequences by the high command of the university if they showed any resistance outside the campus.
Despite repeated attempts by this reporter to contact NDU Vice-Chancellor General M. Yousuf, his staff officer Major Mubashir said: "My boss is busy in a function."
However, Brig Asif, who is heading the overall coordination branch of the NDU, said he had no knowledge of the termination of the registrar, adding what he knew was that his office had published an advertisement for the vacant post of the registrar. Dawn
PU Pharm-D date sheet
Lahore: The Punjab University has declared the practical examination date sheet of Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D), 2nd Professional, 2nd Annual Examination, 2009. The exam will commence from July 22 and conclude on August 2, 2010. Detailed date sheet is also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk, says a press release here on Wednesday.
PU awarded two PhDs
Lahore: The Punjab University has awarded PhD degrees to Chaudhry Zahid Mukhtar and Ibad Hussain in the subjects of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Punjabi respectively.
Chaudhry Zahid Mukhtar S/o Mukhtar Muhammad has been awarded a PhD degree in the subject of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics after the approval of his research thesis titled "Genetically Engineered Basmati Rice for Resistance against Bacterial Blight."
He completed his thesis under the supervision of Prof Dr Shahida Hasnain, Chairperson, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
Ibad Hussain S/o Abdul Hamid has been awarded a PhD degree in the subject of Punjabi after the approval of his research thesis titled "Tradition of Autobiography in Punjabi."
He completed his thesis under the supervision of Dr Nabeela Rehman, Associate Professor, Department of Punjabi, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
PU teacher in Int'l moot
Lahore: Associate Professor Dr Muhammad Kamran of Department of Urdu of Oriental College of the Punjab University while representing Pakistan has participated in an international conference organised by Asian Studies Centre of Adelaide University Australia.
A press release here on Wednesday said he presented his research article on "English Translations of Classical Urdu Poetry and Its Impacts on South Asia" in addition to delivering lectures on Pakistani literature, culture and contemporary condition in various sittings. He also called on the higher administration of Adelaide University and Lord Mayor Adelaide Michael Harbison and conveyed them the message of PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran for developing academic and research cooperation between both the varsities. Over 200 scholars participated in the conference and Dr Muhammad Kamran was the only scholar from Pakistan who participated in the conference.
KEMU, US varsity sign MoU
Lahore: The King Edward Medical University and Purdue University, USA, have signed an agreement for carrying out research for managing communicable diseases in the global health context. The Fatima Jinnah Medical College and University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, will also participate in this research. Prof Maaz Ahmad, Dean of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, KEMU, Lahore, told that millions of people suffered from infectious diseases. In lesser developed countries such as Pakistan, monitoring and response to any infectious disease outbreak is non-existent due to insufficient resources. The news